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‘Poltergeist’ Reboot Moved Up to May 22, ‘Spy’ Back to June 5

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

Fox is shuffling its summer release schedule, moving MGM’s reboot of “Poltergeist” forward two months to May 22 and shifting Melissa McCarthy comedy “Spy” back two weeks to June 5.

Poltergeist” is directed by “Monster House” helmer Gil Kenan with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Roy Lee producing. Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris and Rosemarie DeWitt star in the reboot in which a family struggling to make ends meet relocates to an outdated suburban home and is confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter.

MGM released a trio of “Poltergeist” titles during the ’80s. The first film was produced by Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall and starred Craig T. Nelson and Jobeth Williams as parents terrorized by ghosts who communicate with their youngest daughter through the TV set.

Spy” is directed by Paul Feig with McCarthy portraying a CIA analyst who goes undercover to infiltrate the world of an »

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'Poltergeist' Remake Will Arrive 2 Months Early

4 March 2015 2:33 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

20th Century Fox has bumped up its upcoming Poltergeist remake by nearly two months, moving it from July 24, 2015 to May 22, 2015. The horror reboot will now go up against Disney's Tomorrowland in its new release slot. The studio has also shifted the action comedy Spy from May 22, 2015 to June 5, 2015, where it will face Entourage and Insidious Chapter 3. Finally, 20th Century Fox has pushed Paper Towns from June 5, 2015 to Poltergeist's former date of July 24, 2015, where it will face Pan and Pixels.

Director Gil Kenan's Poltergeist stars Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt as two suburban parents whose home becomes terrorized by an evil spirit. Jared Harris, Nicholas Braun, Jane Adams, Saxon Sharbino, Kennedi Clements, Kyle Catlett and Susan Heyward round out the supporting cast. David Lindsay-Abaire wrote the adapted screenplay, with Sam Raimi producing the thriller.

Spy stars Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper, a CIA analyst who is forced to go »

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Clive Owen to Make His Broadway Debut

2 March 2015 9:45 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The 2015 Broadway season is shaping up to be another star-studded affair.

Clive Owen is the latest star headed to Broadway this season where he’ll star in Old Times directed by Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge. This is the 50-year-old acclaimed English actor’s first time on the NYC stage. He previously starred in a number of London productions, including Closer, which was later adapted for film starring him, Jude Law, Julia Roberts, and Natalie Portman.

'Glee' Star Darren Criss to Star as Hedwig on Broadway

The show, which opens Oct. 15, 2015, will be a part of Roundabout Theatre Company’s 50th anniversary season, which plans to honor Harold Pinter’s famed drama as part of its historic celebration.

Move Over Emma Stone, Sienna Miller Is the Sultry New Sally Bowles in 'Cabaret'

Owen joins a slew of film and TV stars stepping out from behind the camera, including the previously »

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Director moves from war to love

1 March 2015 2:02 PM, PST | | See recent news »

After immersing himself in WW1 as the director of the Nine Network.s Gallipoli, Glendyn Ivin is looking forward to exploring myriad forms of love.

Ivin has just started pre-production on The Beautiful Lie, a contemporary re-imagining of Leo Tolstoy.s classic novel Anna Karenina.

While the tone and setting could not be further apart, Ivin sees a common element: .Both are emotionally driven..

Commissioned by the ABC, the 6-part series is the director.s fourth collaboration with Endemol Australia.s John Edwards and Imogen Banks. Their first was Offspring, followed by Puberty Blues and Gallipoli.

Scripted by Alice Bell, Jonathan Gavin and Blake Ayshford, the drama is billed as a sprawling saga of adultery, scandal, manners and mayhem involving three enmeshed families across three generations.

Ivin hasn.t read the novel but he.s seen two earlier versions: Joe Wright.s 2012 film Anna Karenina, which starred Keira Knightley and »

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Robin Hood: Origins script being shopped around by Knights of the Round Table writer

27 February 2015 6:27 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Had enough of origin stories? Well, the man behind Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur movie Knights of the Round Table is shopping around his new script Robin Hood: Origins.

According to Deadline, Joby Harold has written a “dark and gritty” take on the infamous character. At present no studios are interested in developing it, but Sony are planning on a Robin Hood movie and could be interested in using Harold’s script as its basis. The Sony plan is to create a shared universe type franchise based on Robin Hood characters, similar to Marvel’s superhero movies.

Disney are also working on a Robin Hood movie entitled Nottingham & Hood, but its unlikely they will be interested in Harold’s script as their vision is to be more like Pirates of the Caribbean.

Robin Hood last graced the silver screen in Ridley Scott’s 2010 effort starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, »

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Video: Jude Law Explains Why He Turned Down Playing Superman

23 February 2015 2:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

If all goes to plan, Henry Cavill will be Superman for a long time. Before he accepted the role, however, many actors almost played the character. Nicolas Cage is a famous one. Josh Hartnett is another and Jude Law is a third. Law recently told the story of how he was considering playing the role in a […]

The post Video: Jude Law Explains Why He Turned Down Playing Superman appeared first on /Film. »

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5 Terrible Oscar Hosts (and Their Worst Jokes)

21 February 2015 11:40 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Chris Rock (2005) The worst joke: "If you want Tom Cruise and all you can get is Jude Law, wait!" The rest of the night: Chris Rock is one of our greatest stand-up comedians, and though his material as Oscar host wasn’t inherently terrible – set the same jokes up at the Comedy Cellar and it would probably go in a totally different direction – here was a case where the talent just didn’t fit the crowd. From the moment Rock made it onstage, he was rushing through his material, skipping over pauses for laughter and applause whenever he sensed a joke wasn’t landing. Even if the bits themselves were good, Rock didn’t handle the lack of an audience response particularly well. His more obvious whiffs came when he poked fun at a very-prolific Jude Law (disclaimer: it was 2005) and at actors who always seem to get picked second (in a bit of self-deprecation, »

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It’s Action Time for Nargis…

19 February 2015 10:01 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

It’s always a sight for sore eyes to see some of the hottest and fittest women take on action avatars on celluloid. Remember Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft, Anne Hathaway as Catwoman? Well it seems like our very own Desi hottie Nargis Fakhri seems to be getting set to join the ranks as well.

An insider source revealed that Nargis recently visited a Muay Thai boot camp for 12 days in Phuket to learn the core of the form. Known for her astute sense of fitness, this is something she absolutely wanted to do and since she found a little breather in her schedule amidst her brand shoots, international appearances and film meetings, she decided to take it on. She disconnected completely from everyone for those 12 days to focus on getting the essence completely.

However, we are also told that this maybe prep for one of her upcoming Bollywood films, »

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'Deadpool' Gets Morena Baccarin as the Female Lead

18 February 2015 1:37 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After testing earlier this month, actress Morena Baccarin has landed the female lead role in 20th Century Fox's comic book adaptation Deadpool. The actress was believed to be the front runner for the role, beating out others in contention such as Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black), Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf) and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Red Band Society).

While her character's exact identity wasn't revealed, Morena Baccarin will play a potential love interest for Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), although she grapples with falling for a man with a disfigured face. The story centers on Wilson, an assassin who undergoes a procedure to cure his cancer, but the operation backfires, leaving him twisted and scarred while also giving him super powers. Morena Baccarin joins a cast that also includes Gina Carano as Angel Dust, T.J. Miller as an unknown comedic character and Ed Skrein as a mysterious character who may be the villain. »

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Eric Bana Is Uther Pendragon In Knights Of The Round Table: King Arthur

16 February 2015 1:48 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In case you were worried that Hollywood was exhausting its stores for medieval history/fantasy, there’s good news: Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur is still being prepared at Warner Brothers and Village Roadshow, with Charlie Hunnam in place to play King Arthur himself. Up until now, Arthur’s Daddy, Uther Pendragon, was still missing from the cast, but that has been rectified: Eric Bana has signed on to play the rather important role.

Bana will be the father of the future King Arthur in the first installment of Ritchie’s proposed six-part franchise. He’s joining a cast that already include Hunnam and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as Guinevere. Jude Law is currently in talks to play Arthur’s villainous uncle, while Djimon Hounsou as a Merlin-style figure who mentors the young Arthur. Plot details are otherwise being kept under wraps, but as this is »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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The best pro- and anti-Valentine's Day films on Netflix

13 February 2015 6:34 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Valentine's Day tends to split people into two camps - the lovers and the haters. It's doesn't just break down into couples and singles - there are a hundred reasons why you might be a fan or foe of Valentine's Day.

Not wanting to leave anyone out, here are our top picks of films - all available to watch now on Netflix - for anyone who wants to celebrate or forget Valentine's Day:

Pro-Valentine's Day

Pretty Woman

Sometimes the obvious choice is the best one. Richard Gere and Julia Roberts star in this modern day Pygmalion as the uptight businessman and the hooker with a heart of gold, as if we had to tell you.

There are few films with more memorable moments than this: the shopping scene, the cutlery, the day at the races and the dental floss. If you want something straightforward and heart-warming for Valentine's Day, you can't do much better. »

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Eric Bana Will Be King Arthur's Dad In Knights Of The Round Table, Get The Details

12 February 2015 12:03 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The upcoming rendition of Knights of the Round Table has just cast itself a new fatherly figure. Eric Bana has joined the Arthurian blockbuster from director Guy Ritchie (whose The Man from U.N.C.L.E. trailer just dropped yesterday). The former Hulk and Troy star is set to play the father of the timeless tale.s iconic protagonist and future legend lore king, Arthur Pendragon. Bana will join what is increasingly becoming an impressive cast for this ambitious redux, kicking off what the studio hopes will be a six-part series of films. According to Variety, Bana has nabbed the role of Uther Pendragon, the plate-wearing paternal figure for the future King Arthur. Playing what has been described as not an overly significant role, Bana will join confirmed cast member Charlie Hunnam who will play his son, and peers in Jude Law and Djimon Hounsou in the Knights of »

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Eric Bana joins King Arthur

12 February 2015 8:29 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Eric Bana has joined the cast of 'Knights Of The Round Table: King Arthur'. The 'Deliver Us From Evil' actor will play Uther, the father of Charlie Hunnam's Arthur, in Guy Ritchie's forthcoming movie, Variety reports. According to the industry publication, the role ''isn't the biggest'' but the director and studio Warner Bros. were keen to get a big name for the part and initially considered 'Taken' star Liam Neeson for the role. As well as Eric and Charlie, Astrid Berges-Frisbey is on board to play Guinevere, while the filmmaker's 'Sherlock Holmes' actor Jude Law - who played Watson opposite Robert Downey Jr. in the title role - is in talks to play the villain. Plot details from Joby Harold's script are being kept under wraps, but the movie is due for release on July 22, 2016. It is hoped the film will be successful enough to kick-start a franchise, »

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Eric Bana joins Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur

12 February 2015 6:19 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with the release of the first trailer for Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Variety is reporting that the British filmmaker has cast Eric Bana (Hulk, Deliver Us from Evil) in his next offering, Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur.

Bana is set to play Uther Pendragon, the father of the future king Arthur, who will be portrayed by Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy). Also featuring in the cast is Astrid Berges-Frisbey (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) as Guinevere, while Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Jude Law (Black Sea) are reportedly in line for roles.

Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur is currently set for release on July 22nd 2016.


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Eric Bana Will Play 'Uther Pendragon' In Knights Of The Round Table

12 February 2015 3:28 AM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Variety report that Guy Ritchie has cast Eric Bana as Uther Pendragon, father of the future King Arthur, in his big-screen Knights Of The Round Table adaptation for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow. Apparently they were also looking at Liam Neeson for the role, who actually played one of Arthur's Knights (Gawain) in John Boorman's Excalibur back in the '80s. Bana joins Charlie Hunnam as Arthur, with Astrid Berges-Frisbey playing Guinevere, and Jude Law still in talks for the villainous uncle role. Idris Elba was at one time up for the "Merlin-esque figure who trains and mentors Arthur", but now Djimon Hounsou is the man they want for that character. The film is being envisioned as the first of a six-part saga, with Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell producing, and Joby Harold (Awake, Edge Of Tomorrow) on script duty. Knights Of The Round Table: King Arthur is »

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Eric Bana cast as King Arthur's father in Knights of the Roundtable

12 February 2015 1:23 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

Yesterday we got a first look at Guy Ritchie's The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and Variety has casting news on the director's next movie, Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur. The site has learned Eric Bana will play Uther, King Arthur's father, in the upcoming film. Bana will star alongside Charlie Hunnam as the famous British leader and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as Guinevere. Variety also says Jude Law is still in negotiations to play the movie's villain, however »

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Eric Bana To Play King Arthur's Father

11 February 2015 4:47 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Eric Bana is set to play Uther Pendragon, the father of King Arthur, in Guy Ritchie’s “Knights of the Round Table” at Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow.

Charlie Hunnam is set to play Arthur and Astrid Berges-Frisbey is Guinevere in the project, though script details are under wraps. Jude Law is in talks for the role of the villain.

Ritchie will direct from a script by Joby Harold, and the pair will produce with Lionel Wigram, Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell.

Liam Neeson was originally considered for the role but passed. The film will be the first of a proposed six-film series with the first to open on July 22nd 2016.

Source: Variety »

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Eric Bana Will Be Uther In Knights Of The Round Table: King Arthur

11 February 2015 4:25 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

As he builds the main cast for his ambitious new take on the King Arthur mythology, Guy Ritchie has found someone to play the title character’s dad. Eric Bana will now be suiting up as Uther Pendragon.Charlie Hunnam has the lead as Arthur, with Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey his Guinevere. Ritchie has Jude Law in talks to be the villain, with Djimon Hounsou circling the role of Bedivere, Uther’s right-hand man who makes it his mission to train the young Arthur for his true destiny.From the sounds of Variety’s report, Bana won’t exactly have lots of screen time, but Ritchie and his team wanted to hand the role to someone who can make the most of it. The rest of the plot is largely shrouded in mystery, though Edge Of Tomorrow producer Joby Harold’s script will presumably hit some of the major points of the »

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Eric Bana to Play King Arthur’s Father in ‘Knights of the Round Table’ (Exclusive)

11 February 2015 2:50 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Eric Bana is set to play Uther, the father of King Arthur, in Guy Ritchie’s “Knights of the Round Table” for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow.

Charlie Hunnam will play Arthur, with Astrid Berges-Frisbey playing Guinevere. Jude Law is also in talks for the role of the villain.

Ritchie will direct with a script from Joby Harold. Ritchie and Harold are also producing along with Lionel Wigram, Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, though the pic is set to open on July 22, 2016. Niija Kuykendall and Cate Adams are overseeing for the studio.

The studio hopes the film can kick-start another franchise for Warner Bros., with the story to be told over six installments.

For Bana, the role isn’t the biggest, but the studio and Ritchie were always looking for a big name for the part to make a splash for the time he is onscreen, »

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Eric Bana Joins Guy Ritchie's 'King Arthur' Movie

11 February 2015 2:42 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Eric Bana has signed on to star in Warner Bros.' fantasy adventure Knights of the Round Table, playing Uther, the father of Charlie Hunnam's King Arthur. Astrid Berges-Frisbey is also set to star as Guinevere, with Jude Law in talks to play the villain and Djimon Hounsou in negotiations to play a character named Bedivere, who is described as a Merlin-eseque mentor to Arthur.

Warner Bros. is hoping to turn this project into their next franchise, with this first film expected to kick off a six-movie series, if all goes according to plan. Guy Ritchie is directing from a screenplay by Joby Harold (Edge of Tomorrow), although no story details have been revealed at this time. It isn't known when production may begin, but Warner Bros. has already issued a July 22, 2016 release date for Knights of the Round Table.

Guy Ritchie and Joby Harold are also producing alongside »

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