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Jumanji Wins 3rd Week in a Row at the Box Office

Jumanji Wins 3rd Week in a Row at the Box Office

Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle wins at the box office for a third weekend in a row with $20 million in its fifth frame in theaters.

Brian Gallagher

Detective Pikachu Adds Ken Watanabe to Growing Cast

Detective Pikachu Adds Ken Watanabe to Growing Cast

Ken Watanabe has signed on to pay Detective Yoshida, a character created specifically for the movie, in Legendary's Detective Pikachu.

Brian Gallagher

Rapper Machine Gun Kelly Is Tommy Lee in Netflix's Motley Crue Biopic

Rapper Machine Gun Kelly Is Tommy Lee in Netflix's Motley Crue Biopic

Motley Crue biopic The Dirt, signs Machine Gun Kelly to portray drummer Tommy Lee.

Kevin Burwick

Has Star Wars Found Its First Female Director?

Has Star Wars Found Its First Female Director?

Lucasfilm may have found their first female director for the Star Wars franchise, but which spin-off is she taking on?

Kevin Burwick

Leonardo DiCaprio's Character Revealed in Tarantino's Next Movie

Leonardo DiCaprio's Character Revealed in Tarantino's Next Movie

Leonardo DiCaprio is taking the lead in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming 1969 project, which will have a big ensemble cast.

Kevin Burwick

Shazam! Targets Luke Cage Star as the Wizard

Shazam! Targets Luke Cage Star as the Wizard

Ron Cephas Jones is in talks to join the cast of Shazam! to play the Wizard who bestows the powers to Billy Baston.

Kevin Burwick

Jessica Chastain & Octavia Spencer Reunite for New Christmas Comedy

Jessica Chastain & Octavia Spencer Reunite for New Christmas Comedy

The Help stars Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer are reuniting for an untitlted Christmas comedy that Universal Pictures won in a heated bidding war.

Brian Gallagher

James Patterson's Aaron Hernandez Book Is Becoming a Movie

James Patterson's Aaron Hernandez Book Is Becoming a Movie

The Mark Gordon Company has picked up the rights to James Patterson's upcoming book All-American Murder about the Aaron Hernandez case.

Brian Gallagher

Stranger Things Star Finn Wolfhard Joins The Goldfinch

Stranger Things Star Finn Wolfhard Joins The Goldfinch

IT and Stranger Things breakout star Finn Wolfhard will play the younger version of Aneurin Barnard's Boris in The Goldfinch.

Brian Gallagher

Flashpoint Movie Gets Vacation Directors Daley and Goldstein

Flashpoint Movie Gets Vacation Directors Daley and Goldstein

Vacation and Game Night directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have come aboard to direct Flashpoint for Warner Bros.

Brian Gallagher

Boxer Florian Munteanu Is Ivan Drago's Son in Creed 2

Boxer Florian Munteanu Is Ivan Drago's Son in Creed 2

Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu has landed the pivotal role of Ivan Drago's son alongside Michael B. Jordan in Creed 2.

Brian Gallagher

Leonardo DiCaprio Will Star in Quentin Tarantino's Manson Era Movie

Leonardo DiCaprio Will Star in Quentin Tarantino's Manson Era Movie

Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio is confirmed to be in negotiations for Quentin Tarantino's Upcoming Manson family movie.

Ryan Scott

The Goldfinch Movie Gets Jeffrey Wright as Hobie

The Goldfinch Movie Gets Jeffrey Wright as Hobie

Jeffrey Wright joins a growing cast including Ansel Elgort, Willa Fitzgerald and Aneurin Barnard in The Goldfinch adaptation.

Brian Gallagher

Millie Bobby Brown Is Sherlock's Sister in Enola Holmes

Millie Bobby Brown Is Sherlock's Sister in Enola Holmes

Legendary has brought on Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown to play Sherlock Holmes sister in a movie based on Enola Holmes Mysteries novels.

Brian Gallagher

Valiant Comics' Bloodshot Movie Targets Vin Diesel

Valiant Comics' Bloodshot Movie Targets Vin Diesel

Vin Disel is in talks to star as the title character in Bloodshot, which will kick off a five-movie Valiant Comics universe along with Harbinger.

Brian Gallagher

Captain Marvel Gets She's Gotta Have It Star DeWanda Wise

Captain Marvel Gets She's Gotta Have It Star DeWanda Wise

DeWanda Wise has joined the growing cast of Captain Marvel opposite Brie Larson in the lead.

Kevin Burwick

Dee Wallace Joins Horror All-Stars in DEAD Afterlife

Dee Wallace Joins Horror All-Stars in DEAD Afterlife

Horror icons Michael Berryman, Bill Moseley and Kane Hodder have united for DEAD afterlife.

B. Alan Orange

Shazam! Brings in Walking Dead Star Cooper Andrews

Shazam! Brings in Walking Dead Star Cooper Andrews

Walking Dead star Cooper Andrews has signed on to play a group home foster parent to Billy Batson in New Line Cinema's Shazam! movie.

Brian Gallagher

Venom Eyes Woody Harrelson for Henchman Role

Venom Eyes Woody Harrelson for Henchman Role

Woody Harrelson is in talks to play an unspecified henchman in Sony's highly-anticipated Spider-Man spin-off Venom.

Brian Gallagher

Creed 2 Gets Up-And-Coming Director Steven Caple Jr.

Creed 2 Gets Up-And-Coming Director Steven Caple Jr.

Director Steven Caple Jr. has officially been tapped to direct Creed 2, which marks his first time directing a major studio movie.

Ryan Scott

Warner Bros. Crosses $2 Billion in US, $5 Billion Worldwide

Warner Bros. Crosses $2 Billion in US, $5 Billion Worldwide

With help from Wonder Woman and IT, Warner Bros. recently passed two huge box office milestones, crossing $2 billion domestic and $5 billion worldwide.

Brian Gallagher

Spider-Man: Homecoming Director Confirmed for Sequel

Spider-Man: Homecoming Director Confirmed for Sequel

Jon Watts is coming back to direct the follow up to Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Kevin Burwick

Jon Hamm to Replace Ben Affleck in The Batman?

Jon Hamm to Replace Ben Affleck in The Batman?

Former Mad Men star Jon Hamm is reportedly gunning hard for the lead role in The Batman, even if he'd have to replace his good friend Ben Affleck to do so.

Ryan Scott

Queen Biopic Replaces Bryan Singer with Eddie the Eagle Director

Queen Biopic Replaces Bryan Singer with Eddie the Eagle Director

Just days after Bryan Singer was fired from Bohemian Rhapsody, 20th Century Fox has brought in Eddie the Eagle director Dexter Fletcher.

Brian Gallagher

Shazam! Gets IT Star Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman

Shazam! Gets IT Star Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman

IT breakout star Jack Dylan Glazer has signed on to star as Freddy Freeman, Billy Batson's best friend in New Line's Shazam!

Brian Gallagher

Disney's Little Mermaid Remake Targets Mary Poppins 2 Director

Disney's Little Mermaid Remake Targets Mary Poppins 2 Director

Chicago and Into the Woods director Rob Marshall is Disney's top choice to direct their live-action Little Mermaid movie.

Ryan Scott

Ryan Reynolds Is Detective Pikachu in Live-Action Pokemon Movie

Ryan Reynolds Is Detective Pikachu in Live-Action Pokemon Movie

Ryan Reynolds has come aboard to play the title character in Detective Pikachu joining Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton.

Brian Gallagher

Kurt Russell Is Santa Claus in New Netflix Christmas Movie

Kurt Russell Is Santa Claus in New Netflix Christmas Movie

Kurt Russell will play Santa Claus, alongside young actors Judah Lewis and Darby Camp for a new untiled Netflix Christmas movie.

Brian Gallagher

Disney and Fox Close in on Deal, Will X-Men Join the MCU Next Week?

Disney and Fox Close in on Deal, Will X-Men Join the MCU Next Week?

Talks have advanced between Disney and Fox, with Disney's purchase of most of Fox's assets possibly being announced as early as next week.

Ryan Scott

Pokemon Movie Detective Pikachu Gets Big Little Lies Star in the Lead

Pokemon Movie Detective Pikachu Gets Big Little Lies Star in the Lead

Big Little Lies star Kathryn Newton has entered negotiations to play the female lead alongside Justice Smith in Detective Pikachu.

Brian Gallagher

Disney and Fox Deal Heats Back Up, Announcement Coming Soon?

Disney and Fox Deal Heats Back Up, Announcement Coming Soon?

A new report claims that Disney's purchase of Fox may be getting much closer, meaning the X-Men could be heading back at Marvel soon.

Ryan Scott

Disney's Mulan Remake Casts Chinese Actress Liu Yifei in Lead Role

Disney's Mulan Remake Casts Chinese Actress Liu Yifei in Lead Role

Disney has finally found the right actress to play their iconic Mulan character, with Chinese actress Liu Yifei coming aboard.

Brian Gallagher

Jude Law Is Mar-Vell in Captain Marvel

Jude Law Is Mar-Vell in Captain Marvel

Jude Law has come aboard to play the male lead role of Dr. Walter Lawson, a.k.a. Mar-Vell, in Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel.

Brian Gallagher

Shaft Reboot Gets X-Men: Apocalypse Star Alexandra Shipp

Shaft Reboot Gets X-Men: Apocalypse Star Alexandra Shipp

Alexandra Shipp is in final talks to play the female lead in New Line's Shaft, alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Jesse T. Usher.

Brian Gallagher

X-Men Spin-off Gambit Gets Lizzy Caplan as the Female Lead

X-Men Spin-off Gambit Gets Lizzy Caplan as the Female Lead

Channing Tatum's Gambit movie begins moving into production as another key cast member signs on.

Ryan Scott

Detective Pikachu Lands The Get Down Star Justice Smith

Detective Pikachu Lands The Get Down Star Justice Smith

The Get Down star Justice Smith has signed on as the lead character in Legendary's highly-anticipated Detective Pikachu.

Brian Gallagher

Taraji P. Henson Is Remaking Mel Gibson's What Women Want

Taraji P. Henson Is Remaking Mel Gibson's What Women Want

Taraji P. Henson has been tapped to star in What Men Want for Paramount Players, a gender-swapped remake of What Women Want starring Mel Gibson.

Brian Gallagher

Narnia: The Silver Chair Wants Stranger Things Star as The Lead

Narnia: The Silver Chair Wants Stranger Things Star as The Lead

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has been offered the lead role of Jill Pole in Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair.

Brian Gallagher

Shazam Gets Andi Mack Star Asher Angel as Billy Batson

Shazam Gets Andi Mack Star Asher Angel as Billy Batson

Andi Mack has been cast in the role of young Billy Batson in DC's Shazam movie.

Ryan Scott

Paramount and Hasbro Sign New 5-Year Movie Deal

Paramount and Hasbro Sign New 5-Year Movie Deal

Paramount and Hasbro have come to terms on an exclusive 5-year movie deal that includes both live-action and animated films.

Brian Gallagher