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Filming underway on Star Wars: Episode VIII

15 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s release date may have been pushed back seven months to December 2017, but filming is now officially underway on Star Wars: Episode VIII, with Disney’s Bob Iger making the announcement today during the studio’s quarterly earnings call.

“There is no better way to propel this franchise into the future than producing quality products,” said Iger (via EW). “Filming of Star Wars: Episode VIII, the next chapter of the legendary saga, has just commenced and it will be in theaters December 2017. And production of Star Wars: Episode IX, a 2019 release, has also begun.”

See Also: Rumour: Ewan McGregor in talks to play Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode VIII

Iger also went on to give a brief update on the Anthology movie Star Wars: Rogue One, which is set for release this December: “Filming of Rogue One is virtually completed and we absolutely love what we’ve seen so far. »

- Gary Collinson

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We bet you can’t watch Ewan McGregor’s tribute to David Bowie without melting

9 February 2016 2:45 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Didn’t get enough “Heroes” in Moulin Rouge!? Ewan McGregor only sang a few bars of the David Bowie song for a medley in the Baz Luhrmann’s sparkling, stylish musical. But he belted out the whole song in a for-charity tribute to the late singer at Los Angeles venue the Roxy on Monday night. A video of his performance has hit the web, and it’s clear he’s got just as glorious a set of pipes as he did when Moulin Rouge! was made 15 years ago (and when he sang for the Bowie- and Iggy Pop-inspired Velvet Goldmine). Watch McGregor’s performance of “Heroes” below. If this results in you in a puddle on the floor, though, don’t say we didn’t warn you. Also at the tribute: Gary Oldman singing “The Man Who Sold the World” and Seal, who performed “Bring Me the Disco King »

- Emily Rome

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Seal, Ewan McGregor and Gary Oldman Pay Tribute to David Bowie in a Series of Heartfelt Performances at The Roxy

9 February 2016 10:58 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

David Bowie fans gathered together last night for a tribute celebrating the late music veteran at a benefit concert duteously dubbed, "Celebrating David Bowie" at L.A.'s '70s-born, and now tenably certified rock venue, The Roxy.  Seal, Ewan McGregor, Gary Oldman, and Spiders From Mars keyboardist Mike Garson united for the tribute in a series of performances that paid earnest and effusive homage to the late musician. The impeccably—and diversely—talented bunch brought a collection of performances that impressed without distracting from the evening's intent: to remember Bowie's iconic stature as one of the industry's leading performers and pop culture's »

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Get a Little Emotional Listening to Ewan McGregor Performing David Bowie’s ‘Heroes.’ It’s Okay.

9 February 2016 9:27 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Ewan McGregor sang David Bowie’s “Heroes” last night at the Roxy's Celebrating David Bowie tribute concert in Hollywood, alongside other performers, like Seal and Gary Oldman. As you might know based on your age and/or love of musical movies, McGregor sang “Heroes” as part of the "Elephant Love Medley" in Moulin Rouge. But don’t worry! You don’t have to publicly identify yourself as a former or current Moulin Rouge fan here. This is a safe space, designated solely for getting misty over the excellence of David Bowie. And that is a fact. »

- Halle Kiefer

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Ewan McGregor Returning to the Star Wars Universe?

9 February 2016 5:43 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

There are reports that actor Ewan McGregor is rumored to be having discussions with Lucasfilm to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi as a Force ghost for director Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” The rumor comes courtesy of Kristian Harloff of Schmoes Know and Collider Jedi Council and stresses to take this new information with a grain of salt.

Grain of salt: hearing that Ewan Mcgregor in talks to play Obi Force ghost in Episode 8.

— KristianHarloff (@KristianHarloff) February 8, 2016

McGregor was asked previously to record dialogue for J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, which was featured in Rey’s ‘Force Dream’ sequence where you can hear his voice along with original actor Sir Alec Guinness. McGregor played Obi-Wan Kenobi in George LucasStar Wars prequels: “The Phantom Menace”, “Attack Of The Clones”, and “Revenge Of The Sith.” In “The Phantom Menace.”

Director Rian Johnson is prepping to film »

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Rumour: Ewan McGregor in talks to play Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode VIII

9 February 2016 12:52 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If there has been one name that has bounded around rumour mills for roles in the new Disney Star Wars Universe, it’s Ewan McGregor.

It was first rumoured that the man who took over from Alec Guinness to play Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas’ prequel trilogy was going to feature in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (which turned out to be sort-of true but not as was originally reported) and then it was thought he was going to get his own trilogy of movies, possibly for Netflix.

Well, his name is back in the mix for Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Kristian Harloff of Schmoes Know and Collider tweeted, “Grain of salt: hearing that Ewan Mcgregor in talks to play Obi Force ghost in Episode 8.”

Grain of salt: hearing that Ewan Mcgregor in talks to play Obi Force ghost in Episode 8.

— KristianHarloff (@KristianHarloff) February 8, 2016

Now if the source of the »

- Luke Owen

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Star Wars: Episode VIII Could Bring Back This Classic Character

8 February 2016 6:30 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As the release date for Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII has been officially pushed to December 2017, there's plenty of time for new details to be added, and of course whispered all over the internet. The latest rumor suggests that Obi Wan Kenobi will be back to guide a new generation of Jedi, and he'll do so as a Force ghost.  Naturally, this report is a rumor, and even the original tweet from Kristian Harloff, via Making Star Wars, warns folks that this item is up in the air. But if someone's dreaming of an Obi Wan return, they're dreaming big, as you'll see in the additional detail included in said tweet below: Grain of salt: hearing that Ewan Mcgregor in talks to play Obi Force ghost in Episode 8.. KristianHarloff (@KristianHarloff) February 8, 2016 Right out of the gate, the choice of Ewan McGregor to play the Force ghost of Obi »

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Ewan McGregor Could Return as Obi-Wan in Star Wars Episode VIII

8 February 2016 2:49 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With filming set to begin in the next couple weeks on Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII rumors are popping up about what the sequel will entail.  The latest claims that Obi-Wan could once again show up as a Force ghost, and we actually have some information to support it.  Come inside to check out the latest. 

It's been no secret that Ewan McGregor is more than willing to jump back in the world of Star Wars.  He's claimed many times he'd be happy to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi and fans have responded vehemently.  We've reported on the chance of him getting his own spin-off film before, and after his voice cameo in The Force Awakens, it's clear him and Disney are on good terms.  

Let's start this off with something simple.  Back in December, towards the end of the month, I got word from my sources »

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Don Cheadle Is Jazz Legend Miles Davis In Miles Ahead Trailer

5 February 2016 6:23 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Miles Ahead is a wildly entertaining and moving exploration of one of 20th century music’s creative geniuses, Miles Davis, featuring a career defining performance by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle in the title role. Working from a script he co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Cheadle’s bravura directorial debut is not a conventional bio-pic but rather a unique, no-holds barred portrait of a singular artist in crisis.

Check out the trailer for the film opening in New York and Los Angeles April 1st.

In the midst of a dazzling and prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation, Miles Davis (Cheadle) virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. Alone and holed up in his home, he is beset by chronic pain from a deteriorating hip, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and pain medications, his mind haunted by unsettling ghosts from the past. »

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First trailer for Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead starring Don Cheadle

4 February 2016 5:56 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for the upcoming Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead, which marks the directorial debut of Don Cheadle who also stars in the film as legendary jazz musician alongside Ewan McGregor and Emayatzy Corinealdi. Check it out here…

Miles Ahead is set for release on April 1st in the States and on April 22nd in the UK.

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Must Watch: The first trailer for Miles Ahead; The Miles Davis biopic

4 February 2016 2:16 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The first trailer for the Miles Davis biopic from Don Cheadle Miles Ahead, has just debuted online. The film will be released in the U.S. on April 1st, and the UK on 22nd April. Cheadle directs as well as stars as Davis, with the film focussing on the the life and music of the legendary musician.

“If you’re going to tell the story, come with some attitude, man.”

Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg and Emayatzy Corinealdi also star.

We’re expecting to see the film at Berlinale ’16, which kicks off in Germany next week. Obviously, we’ll bring you our full review as soon as we can. For now, enjoy this fantastic new trailer.

The post Must Watch: The first trailer for Miles Ahead; The Miles Davis biopic appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

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Miles Ahead Trailer Completely Transforms Don Cheadle Into Miles Davis

3 February 2016 10:04 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The trailer to Miles Ahead opens with Don Cheadle's interpretation of Miles Davis making only one demand: "If you.re going to tell the story, come with some attitude, man." With the film's first trailer finally being released to the public, as seen below, it looks like Cheadle's directorial debut has attitude, and plenty to spare.  Thanks to Entertainment Weekly's recent exclusive, we've been granted an advanced look at the film that premiered during last year's festival circuit. Miles Ahead focuses its storytelling mostly on a period towards the end of  Miles' "silent" period . which lasted between 1975 and 1980. The events of the film take place in 1979, in which Davis (Cheadle) and an unwelcome journalist (Ewan McGregor) have to team up in order to retrieve some session recordings that have fallen into the wrong hands. In other words, think of a caper film thrown into a blender with a more »

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Jessica Chastain to Star in Sitting Bull Movie ‘Woman Walks Ahead’

3 February 2016 3:08 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jessica Chastain is in negotiations to star as an adviser to Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull in 19th Century drama “Woman Walks Ahead.”

Im Global will begin selling international rights at the Berlin Film Festival. CAA is handling domestic rights.

Susanna White, who directed “Generation Kill” and “Nanny McPhee Returns,” is on board to direct from a script by Steven Knight. Producers are Ed Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Rick Solomon and Erika Olde.

Black Bicycle Entertainment is financing the project. Production companies are Zwick-Herskovitz’s banner Bedford Falls along with Black Bicycle.

Chastain will portray Caroline Weldon, who moved from Brooklyn to the Standing Rock Reservation in Dakota Territory to help Sioux chieftain Sitting Bull keep the land for his people. Weldon wrote letters to the federal government on behalf of Sitting Bull and lived on the land for several years with her son.

Chastain was most recently seen in “The Martian” and “Crimson Peak. »

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Watch: Don Cheadle Jazzes Up ‘Miles Ahead’

3 February 2016 2:00 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Don Cheadle takes center stage as legendary jazz musician Miles Davis in a new trailer for the feature “Miles Ahead.” “Miles Ahead” is not a typical musical biopic in the vein of “Ray” or “Walk the Line.” Instead, the film focuses on Davis’ life in the 1970s as the musician tries to jumpstart his career. Flashbacks weave in and out of the film, filling the gaps of Davis’ early success. Ewan McGregor co-stars as Rolling Stone journalist Dave Brill, who approaches Davis for an article highlighting the icon’s return to the spotlight. Emayatzy Corinealdi also stars as Davis’ first wife Frances Taylor. This is a passion project for Cheadle. The actor not only stars, but directed, co-wrote, and co-produced the drama that closed the New York Film Festival last fall and recently played at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is set for release April 1. Inspired by this post? »

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Don Cheadle Channels Miles Davis in ‘Miles Ahead’ First Trailer

3 February 2016 1:44 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Don Cheadle is Miles Davis in the first trailer for “Miles Ahead.”

“You don’t do what I say, I’m going to kill you,” a raspy-voiced Cheadle tells Ewan McGregor, who plays a Rolling Stone reporter.

The intense trailer, which boasts equal parts guns and trumpets, shows a side of the jazz musician unfamiliar to the average fan.

Miles Ahead” premiered in October as the closing night movie of the New York Film Festival. The pic, which marks Cheadle’s directorial debut, is titled from the iconic trumpeter’s 1957 album — his first collaboration with arranger Gil Evans following the “Birth of the Cool” sessions.

The film is set in New York in 1979, when Davis was ending a five-year “silent period” and teaming with a Rolling Stone reporter in an effort to revive his career. Davis died in 1991 at the age of 65.

His years with the love of his life, »

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Don Cheadle Is Miles Davis In Trailer For Biopic ‘Miles Ahead’

3 February 2016 1:37 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The trailer for Miles Ahead, the Miles Davis biopic starring Don Cheadle in the titular role, has been released. ‘Miles Ahead’ Trailer “If you gonna tell a story, come with some attitude, man,” are the first words out of Miles Davis’ mouth in the trailer. He’s talking to Rolling Stone reporter Dave Brill (Ewan McGregor), who […]

The post Don Cheadle Is Miles Davis In Trailer For Biopic ‘Miles Ahead’ appeared first on uInterview. »

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Don Cheadle Brings Attitude in First ‘Miles Ahead’ Trailer (Video)

3 February 2016 12:13 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Don Cheadle brings the bravado of Miles Davis to life in the first trailer for his directorial debut, “Miles Ahead.” Cheadle plays the legendary musician in the biopic, which sees the jazz virtuoso, fighter and genius as he bursts out of his silent period, conspires with a Rolling Stone writer (Ewan McGregor) to steal back his music and relives the years he had with his great love, Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi). The film also stars Michael Stuhlbarg (“Steve Jobs“) and Keith Stanfield (“Straight Outta Compton”). Steven Baigelman and Cheadle co-wrote the screenplay. Also Read: Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Movie »

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Don Cheadle embodies Miles Davis in the trailer for Miles Ahead

3 February 2016 9:40 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Miles Ahead is an exploration of one of 20th century music's creative geniuses, Miles Davis, as he virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. A wily music reporter, Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor) forces his way into Davis' house and, over the next couple of days, the two men unwittingly embark on a wild and sometimes harrowing adventure to recover a stolen tape of... Read More »

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Almost Had a Yoda Cameo

2 February 2016 4:31 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens went through quite a few rewrites and changes over the course of three years. And we've heard a lot about certain classic characters that almost made the cut. Jedi master Yoda may have gotten closest of all, but alas, most of his scenes were cut from the movie, except for a few quick snippets of dialogue. Yoda would have reappeared as a Force Ghost, just as he did at the end of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. But that idea was nixed early on in the process.

The Force Awakens editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey revealed to Et that the diminutive green warrior was being considered for the sequel. They even went so far as to have original Yoda puppeteer Frank Oz come in and participate. They don't reveal exactly what Frank Oz was doing on set. But they do say this. »

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Watch Don Cheadle in Jazzy Trailer for Miles Davis Biopic 'Miles Ahead'

2 February 2016 1:06 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Nearly 10 years had passed since Miles Davis' nephew Vince Wilburn declared that Don Cheadle was the only actor who could play the late jazz legend, but it wasn't until Tuesday — when Sony Pictures Classics dropped the first trailer for Miles Ahead — that the rest of the world got a firsthand look at what Wilburn had in mind. Cheadle didn't merely agree to star in the movie, but co-wrote and directed the film, with the initial peek promising a biopic every bit as reckless and singular as its subject. As »

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