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Russell Crowe to Play Dr. Jekyll in The Mummy?

6 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, production got under way on Universal Pictures' Mummy Reboot, with Tom Cruise leading the cast. All we know about the story thus far is that it is set in modern day, and it will be the first full adventure in the studio's massive monster reboot franchise, set to hit theaters on July 9, 2017. Today we have word that another huge star is being eyed to join the cast, Oscar winner Russell Crowe.

Deadline brings word that the actor is in early talks to star in a "Jekyll-like role" opposite Tom Cruise, although no further details were given for this new character. Tom Cruise is reportedly playing a special forces soldier who teams with an archaeologist (Annabelle Wallis), although those character details have yet to be confirmed. Sofia Boutella, who had a breakthrough role in last year's Kingsman: The Secret Service, is playing the Mummy, marking the first time »

- MovieWeb

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Russell Crowe In Early Talks To Join Tom Cruise In Universal's The Mummy As 'Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde'

7 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Universal Pictures' highly ambitious Monster Movie Universe has already signed two of the biggest, if not the biggest, movie stars in the world in Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp, have courted other A-listers in Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson, and now, they're on the verge of potentially adding an Academy Award-winning talent - Russell Crowe. Deadline broke the news earlier this afternoon that Crowe had entered early talks with Universal to join The Mummy, which is currently filming in London, and while they didn't provide details on his role, The Hollywood Reporter was able to reveal that if his deal closes, he'll be portraying the tormented Dr. Jekyll and his murderous alter-ego Mr. Hyde, which should be exciting news for fans of the genre. The extent of his role in The Mummy is uncertain, but it's being described as a cameo that could potentially expand into his own solo feature. »

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Russell Crowe In Talks To Join "The Mummy"

9 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Russell Crowe is in early talks to join Universal Pictures' "The Mummy" reboot, the first film in a burgeoning cinematic universe featuring the studio's classic monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein and The Wolf Man.

If a deal happens, Crowe would appear as the tormented Dr. Henry Jekyll who changes into a murderous madman named Mr. Hyde in "The Mummy" before potentially starring in his own film.

Crowe is not a lock for this screen incarnation of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson character, in fact he's the third actor who has been in talks for the role with both Tom Hardy and Javier Bardem also in talks before those fell apart.

The Alex Kurtzman-directed film has already been shooting in London for weeks with Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis and Jake Johnson already onboard.

The storyline is set in the modern day with Cruise playing a special forces soldier, »

- Garth Franklin

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Russell Crowe to Play Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in The Mummy?

10 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Russell Crowe is in early discussions to join The Mummy as a classic literary character with two vastly different personalities.

According to THR, Crowe is in “early talks” to appear as Dr. Jekyll and his alter ego, Mr. Hyde, in The Mummy movie.

If a deal is solidified, Crowe would join a cast that includes Tom Cruise, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Courtney B. Vance, and Sofia Boutella as The Mummy.

The appearance of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in The Mummy would allow Universal to reintroduce audiences to the character before potentially having him star in his own movie—a plan that gels with Universal’s ultimate goal of creating a shared cinematic universe for the Universal Monsters.

Directed by Robert Kurtzman from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange, Prometheus), and scheduled to hit theaters on June 9th, 2017, The Mummy is the first step in creating the new Universal Monsters universe. »

- Derek Anderson

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Russell Crowe Might Join Tom Cruise In 'The Mummy' and Play A Dr. Jekyll Type of Character

10 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The word in Hollywood right now is that Russell Crowe is in early talks to join Universal Pictures’ classic monsters universe alongside Tom Cruise in The Mummy. Crowe would play a Dr. Jekyll type of role. The Mummy is planned as the first film in a series of interconnected monster films as Universal hopes to build a cinematic universe out of its vault of classic creature features. 

It is unclear whether this could lead to a future spinoff for Crowe. The only other undisclosed monster film might be The Invisible Man with Johnny Depp poised to play the role originated by Claude Rains

Alex Kurtzman is directing The Mummy from a screenplay written by Jon Spaihts. Details of the story are being kept under wraps. Universal recently tapped Kurtzman and Fast & Furious producer Chris Morgan to oversee their classic monster franchises such as Dracula, Bride Of Frankenstein, The Wolfman and »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Ohio Son Takes Mother to Prom She Never Had: 'I Knew Since I Was 11 I Would Bring Her As My Date'

11 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Talk about a loving son. MelRo Potter always wished she could have gone to her prom, but the 36-year-old mother was unable to attend when she became pregnant at 16 and dropped out of high school. So when her son, Gahanna Lincoln High School senior Trey Potter, asked her to be his date to his own prom, she couldn't believe it. "I told him, 'Are you sure you really want to spend your special night with your mother? You would do that for me?' " MelRo, who lives with Trey in Columbus, Ohio, tells People. "I said 'Absolutely!' " Trey, 18, tells People. »

- Rose Minutaglio, @RoseMinutaglio

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Ohio Son Takes Mother to Prom She Never Had: 'I Knew Since I Was 11 I Would Bring Her As My Date'

11 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Talk about a loving son. MelRo Potter always wished she could have gone to her prom, but the 36-year-old mother was unable to attend when she became pregnant at 16 and dropped out of high school. So when her son, Gahanna Lincoln High School senior Trey Potter, asked her to be his date to his own prom, she couldn't believe it. "I told him, 'Are you sure you really want to spend your special night with your mother? You would do that for me?' " MelRo, who lives with Trey in Columbus, Ohio, tells People. "I said 'Absolutely!' " Trey, 18, tells People. »

- Rose Minutaglio, @RoseMinutaglio

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Russell Crowe in Talks to Star in ‘The Mummy’ Opposite Tom Cruise

11 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Russell Crowe is in early discussions to play a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde type of role in Universal’s reboot of “The Mummy.” The film already has Tom Cruise signed on to star, along with also Jake Johnson (“Jurassic World”), Sofia Boutella (“Kingsman: The Secret Service”), Courtney B. Vance (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”) and Annabelle Wallis (“Annabelle”). It’s possible that Crowe could win his own standalone movie with the part. Also Read: 'People v. O.J.' Star Courtney B. Vance Joins Tom Cruise in 'The Mummy' Universal has now landed several major movie stars to bolster its Monsters Universe, »

- Meriah Doty and Beatrice Verhoeven

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Russell Crowe in Talks to Join Tom Cruise in ‘The Mummy’ Reboot

11 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal may have found the next A-lister to join its monster movie universe.

Russell Crowe is in early talks to play a Dr. Jekyll-type role, with the character first making an appearance in “The Mummy” starring Tom Cruise, sources tell Variety.

While other actors — like Johnny Depp in “The Invisible Man” — will first appear in standalone projects, insiders say some of the classic characters will make cameos in “The Mummy” as a means of launching spinoff franchises.

The Mummy” is set to bow on June 9, 2017.

The studio tapped Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan last summer to help develop a monster universe for Universal with rebooted versions of the studio’s classic monster movies. Kurtzman is also on board to direct, and will produce alongside Morgan and Sean Daniel.

As of right now, Crowe would only appear in “The Mummy” but the hope down the road is of a possible stand-alone »

- Justin Kroll

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James Franco, Elysium Set Latest Film Collaboration ‘Mississippi Requiem’

16 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Franco, Elysium Bandini Studios and UCLA are developing “Mississippi Requiem” — a single movie consisting of four black and white shorts — Variety has learned exclusively. Franco will star in the adaptation of William Faulkner’s stories, along with Topher Grace, Amy Smart and Alicia Witt.

The pic deals with issues of race, gender and class set in the American South during the early 20th Century. Beth GrantMarianna Palka, Elayn Taylor, Sky Van Vliet and Zackary Arthur also star, along with musician George Lewis Jr., known as Twin Shadow.

The four Faulkner stories adapted include “A Dry September,” “That Evening Sun,” “Elly” and “A Rose for Emily.”

Elysium Bandini is partnered with UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television; Lee Caplin of Picture Entertainment; and Sabrina Coryell of Engaging the Senses Foundation.

This production is the second film collaboration this year under Elysium Bandini, the newly formed philanthropic studio »

- Dave McNary

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Universal slates third monster movie for 2019

20 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal has just released a press release, claiming a new release date for one of its upcoming monster movies. The as-yet-untitled film will act as the third entry in a burgeoning cinematic universe featuring its iconic pantheon of classic movie monsters.

Universal has yet to say which film it just announced, only saying that it will arrive on February 15, 2019. The film will share a universe with the upcoming reboot of The Mummy starring Tom Cruise (slated to arrive on June 9, 2017), and Johnny Depp’s The Invisible Man, which lacks a definite release date. That particular project could either take this new February 2019 slot, or a previously-claimed April 13, 2018 release date also occupied by an “untitled monster movie.”

The new Universal monsters movie universe is being headed by Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and Chris Morgan (Furious 7).  We’re still not sure which monsters will end up occupying the movie universe, »

- James Garcia

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Universal Dates Untitled Monster Movie from 'The Mummy' Director Alex Kurtzman

3 May 2016 7:31 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

By hook or by crook, Universal is determined to make the Monsters cinematic universe a thing. The Tom Cruise Mummy reboot is already in post-production, and Johnny Depp signed on to the Invisible Man remake back in February. As much as this whole world screams cash grab, there is something pretty cool and amazing about this idea. In a way, these monsters have always seemed to exist within the same universe, and doing so in the modern era kind of feels like a natural way to treat them. Plus, the studio certainly seems to be making all the right initial steps, between the slow rollout and signing of amazing talent.

Now Universal has thrown up another date on the calendar for an untitled Monsters movie: February 15, 2019. This film is set to have Alex Kurtzman -- who is perhaps best known for his extensive writing work, and is currently directing The Mummy »

- Joseph Medina

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Universal Dates Third Monster Movie for 2019

3 May 2016 4:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Following through on its promise to launch a monster movie universe, Universal has set a Feb. 15, 2019, release date for its third monster film.

The studio tapped Alex Kurtzman (“Transformers”) and Chris Morgan (“Furious 7”) in November to revive its monster franchises such as the Mummy — which began shooting in April in the U.K. with Tom Cruise starring — along with other pictures centered on Dracula, Van Helsing, Bride of Frankenstein, the Wolfman and the Invisible Man. The idea is to re-imagine the classic monster films for a modern audience and release them at a rate of one per year.

The Mummy” has been dated for June 9. Kurtzman is directing and producing alongside Morgan as well as Sean Daniel. The film also stars Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Marwan Kenzari and Courtney B. Vance.

Earlier this year, Universal selected April 13, 2018, for its second monster movie but it has not yet provided details of that title. »

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Unnamed Universal Monster Movie Gets 2019 Release Date

3 May 2016 3:10 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The rebooted world of the Universal Monsters continues to take shape, with Universal now scheduling a release date for a third film that will offer a new take on a classic cinematic creature.

Deadline reports that an untitled Universal Monster movie has received a February 15th, 2019 (Presidents’ Day weekend) debut date.

Universal previously announced that The Mummy will hit theaters on June 9th, 2017, and the studio also has April 13th, 2018 marked down for a Universal Monster movie release.

Set to star Johnny Depp, The Invisible Man is moving forward and still needs a release date, so it could very well end up taking either the 2018 or 2019 slot on the release slate. Also needing a spot on the calendar is the new Bride of Frankenstein film is being written by David Koepp.

The Universal Monsters reboot initiative is headed by Robert Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, with the ultimate goal of creating »

- Derek Anderson

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Universal Stakes Out Release Date for Third Monster Movie

3 May 2016 2:41 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Universal has staked out a third release date for one of its monster universe event movies — Feb. 15, 2019 — but isn't revealing the title. The studio's ambitious plan to revive and reimagine its classic library kicks off on June 9, 2017, when The Mummy starring Tom Cruise hits theaters. Producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are leading the initiative. Universal had previously set a second untitled monster movie for April 13, 2018. One movie that's in the running for 2018 or 2019 is The Invisible Man. In February, Johnny Depp closed a deal to star in the reboot. The

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- Pamela McClintock

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Universal Sets Release Date for Third Film in Monsters Universe

3 May 2016 2:32 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Universal will release the third film in its Monsters Universe on Feb. 15, 2019. The project, which remains untitled, will follow the June 2017 release of Tom Cruise‘s “The Mummy” and another mystery monster movie due in April 2018. Johnny Depp‘s “Invisible Man” movie could be the 2018 film, while the 2019 release could be either “Bride of Frankenstein or a “Wolfman” movie … or another creature feature entirely. The creative team of Alex Kurtzman (“Star Trek”) and Chris Morgan (“Fast & Furious”) are overseeing Universal’s Monsters Universe. Also Read: Johnny Depp Joins Tom Cruise in Universal's Monsters Universe, Will Play »

- Jeff Sneider

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Another Film Joins Universal's Monsters Sched

3 May 2016 12:40 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Universal Pictures has added a third untitled film from its proposed Classic Monsters cinematic universe to the studio's release slate.

The film will hit February 15th 2019 and follow in the wake of Alex Kurtzman's "The Mummy" reboot starring Tom Cruise which opens June 9th 2017, and second unannounced film opening April 13th 2018. One of the untitled two is likely to be "The Invisible Man" starring Johnny Depp.

Angelina Jolie Pitt was supposedly being sought for "Bride Of Frankenstein" back in December, could that be going forward after all?

Source: THR »

- Garth Franklin

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Behind-the-scenes featurette for Alice Through the Looking Glass

30 April 2016 3:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we brought you the final trailer for Alice Through the Looking Glass [watch it here], and now Walt Disney Pictures has released a behind the scenes featurette for the upcoming sequel, which we have for you below…

See Also: Watch an extended TV spot for Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass

In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” the film is written by Linda Woolverton based on characters created by Lewis Carroll and produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Kevin Smith's Yoga Hosers Gets a Summer Release Date

29 April 2016 3:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just one day after director Kevin Smith won a PG-13 rating for his new film Yoga Hosers, without having to face the MPAA's appeals board, the film has been picked up for distribution. Newly-launched company Invincible Pictures has signed on to distribute Yoga Hosers as its first feature film, setting a July 29 release date. While it isn't known how wide a release the film is getting, the movie will be going up against Universal's Jason Bourne and Stx Entertainment's Bad Moms. Before the movie hits theaters, the director will actually take the movie on a nationwide tour.

Variety reports that the first seven dates of this Yoga Hosers tour have been announced, with additional dates set to be added in the near future. The tour kicks off on June 1 in New Orleans at the Joy Theater, followed by a June 2 stop at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Ponte Vedra, »

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Alice Through the Looking Glass Looks Even Madder Than the Original

29 April 2016 7:05 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Even the several quick teasers can't prepare you for what awaits: the trailers for Alice Through the Looking Glass. The sequel to 2010's Alice in Wonderland features many of the familiar (bizarre) faces we met in the original, including Alice (Mia Wasikowska), the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter), the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), and the Blue Caterpillar (voiced by the late Alan Rickman). But that's not all! Pink also has a hot new original song for the film, which hits theaters on May 27! Catch all the trailers above and below. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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