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Disney Junior has announced that David Oyelowo (Selma, Star Wars Rebels) has joined the cast of the animated series The Lion Guard for its second season, where he will lend his voice to the iconic role of Scar, the villainous younger brother to Mufasa. Scar will appear in the flames of a volcano after Simba and Nala’s young son, Kion, unwittingly summons him by using the Roar of the Elders in anger.
An additional slew of celebrity guest stars join the new season including Tony Award-winning actress Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton) as Dhahabu, a charismatic golden zebra; Academy and Grammy Award-winning rapper, actor, producer and poet Common (Selma) as Kiburi, an arrogant crocodile; Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones) as Kenge, a ferocious monitor lizard; Aj Mclean (Backstreet Boys) as Kuchimba, an adorable golden mole; Carla Hall (The Chew) as Mpishi, a “foodie” African harrier hawk; Christopher Jackson (Hamilton) as Shujaa, »
- Gary Collinson
In today’s roundup, CBS Daytime announced promotion of three executives, while Misty Copeland is set to guest judge on NBC’s “World of Dance.”
CBS Daytime promoted executives Margot Wain, Ray Paolantonio, and Laurie Seidman. Wain was upped to senior vice president of daytime programs, and Paolantonio and Seidman to vice presidents of daytime programs. In her new position, Wain will continue as the current executive of “The Price Is Right” and “The Bold and the Beautiful,” while working on daily creative and strategic elements. Paolantonio will oversee “Let’s Make a Deal” and “CBS Dream Team… »
- Rebecca Rubin
Frequent American Horror Story cast member Finn Wittrock will co-star in the Assassination of Gianni Versace installment as serial killer Andrew Cunanan’s friend (and first victim) Jeff Trail, EW.com reports.
RelatedAmerican Crime Story Shuffle: Versace to Air Next, as Katrina Start Is Delayed
Versace — slated to premiere in early 2018 — centers on the July 1997 murder of iconic fashion designer Gianni Versace (The Bourne Ultimatum‘s Édgar Ramirez) on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion by Cunanan (Glee‘s Darren Criss »
David Oyelowo is about to enter the lion’s den. The two-time Emmy nominee and Selma star is set to voice Scar, the villainous younger brother of Mufasa, in the new season of Disney Junior’s animated kids series The Lion Guard. The actor will debut in the Season 2 opener “The Rise of Scar,” which premieres July 7. Scar will appear in the flames of a volcano after Kion (Max Charles), the second-born young son of Simba and Nala (Rob Lowe and Gabrielle Union), unwittingly… »
Paris Jackson is a force with which to be reckoned.
The late King of Pop’s daughter, much like her famous father, led a private life up until recently. While Paris has slowly been making her way into the spotlight, it wasn’t until this year that the 19-year-old began seriously dabbling in an array of interests, from acting to modeling, as well as offering up revealing anecdotes about her life in her recent interview with Rolling Stone.
We’re taking a look back at what the star has accomplished in 2017 — so far.
She made her adult red carpet debut: Jan. »
- Grace Gavilanes
Winfrey told a capacity crowd at the Zanuck Theater on the Fox lot that David Oyelowo had insisted that she look at DuVernay’s 2012 drama “The Middle of Nowhere,” which won the top prize at that year’s Sundance Film Festival. This then led to a Mother’s Day lunch at Winfrey’s home, where DuVernay brought in the biggest flower arrangement she could find leading Winfrey to agree to come on board as a producer and cast member on DuVernay’s “Selma.”
Winfrey told the crowd at the Producer Guild of America’s Produced By conference that she was moved by DuVernay’s behavior on the set, where it was often over 100 degrees.
“People treat me pretty well, so what I »
- Dave McNary
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical A Cure for Wellness (Gore Verbinski-directed thriller; Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth; rated R) Beauty and the Beast (romantic fantasy; Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Kline, Emma Thompson; rated PG) A United Kingdom (drama; David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike; rated PG-13) Land of Mine (historical drama; Roland Moller, Mikkel Boe Folsgaard; rated R) Finding Kim (Lgbtq documentary; Dan Savage, Carmen Carerra; not rated) A Good American (documentary...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
It’s arguably one of the more unique and compelling of Hollywood’s shared cinematic universe – largely because it adheres to its own ruleset, coupled with that signature sense of secrecy – and later this year, Paramount and Bad Robot’s Cloververse will make room for its third installment in the form of God Particle.
What’s particularly fascinating about Julius Onah’s sci-fi thriller is that it didn’t actually begin life as Cloverfield 3, and was instead absorbed into Paramount’s peculiar monster universe after years spent collecting dust on the shelf. Now, it’s officially set sights on a late-October release date, and has tapped an all-star ensemble for the ride: David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Daniel Brühl, Chris O’Dowd, Ziyi Zhang, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Elizabeth Debicki.
Barring the inclusion of some mass particle accelerator, there are precious few story details out in the »
- Michael Briers
On Saturday, Jaden Smith recounted some hiccups during his stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto on Twitter, claiming they “spiked” his pancakes with cheese.
Smith, who is in Toronto filming his upcoming romantic drama Life In A Year, first claimed the hotel made him “want to throw up.”
“The Four Seasons In Toronto Just Made Me Want to Throw Up On MySelf,” he first wrote to his six million followers on Saturday.
The fashion boundary-pusher continued, “I Hope The Four Seasons In Toronto Puts Me On The No Stay List.”
He then fired off two more claims that elaborated »
- Katherine Richter
Whoops! Paris Jackson got mistaken for a homeless person.
The 19-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson took to Twitter on Thursday to share the details of the unexpected moment that happened before a photo shoot.
"One of the first people on set, sitting in the parking lot and this dude comes up to me and says, 'Homeless people aren't allowed in this area,'" she tweeted.
Related: Paris Jackson Talks Drug Abuse and Multiple Suicide Attempts, Says She Was Sexually Assaulted at Age 14
Jackson didn't elaborate on what happened after and instead retweeted musician Nahko's reply to her, which read, "yer home free, not homeless."
Related: Paris Jackson Dresses Way Down at MTV Movie & TV Awards -- See the Look!
Jackson is currently focusing on her film and modeling career. Earlier this year, she made her acting debut by guest starring on Fox's Star and signed a contract with Img Models.
The rising »
There’s death. Men on the run. Multiple betrayals. Then, a heist.
So unfolds “Shimmer Lake,” the feature directorial debut from Oren Uziel, a stylish thriller that ups the ante by telling its story backwards. Available on Netflix beginning June 9, the film begins on the last day of the tale, then proceeds to go back and show what happened each day before, until the day of the robbery. And if it sounds like a gimmick, don’t be fooled: Uziel’s smart script only works when told in reverse, revealing secrets and confidences at just the right times. “The problem with a lot of these movies that don’t work is it’s just a gimmick,” Uziel concurs. “Here, there’s no movie if it’s not told this way.” The film is also bolstered by fantastic performances from a cast that includes Benjamin Walker as a small-town lawman and »
- Jenelle Riley
Tributes to the late Roger Moore flooded social media Tuesday following the announcement that the James Bond actor had died at the age of 89 in Switzerland. Singer Boy George hailed Moore as “the king of cool” while Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe tweeted succinctly: “Roger Moore, loved him.”
R.I.P Sir Roger Moore. He was the king of cool.
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) May 23, 2017
Roger Moore , loved him
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 23, 2017
At 10 I used to try to dress like Simon Templar .
My mother worked part time at the Indonesian embassy.
Added intrigue to my persona .
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) May 23, 2017
MGM chairman and CEO Gary Barber issued a statement saying the actor, who had been a “beloved part of the MGM family for decades,” would »
- Robert Mitchell
Amandla Stenberg is one step closer to breaking audience’s hearts yet again. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has scored a multi-territory deal for Amma Asante’s latest feature, a romantic drama toplined by the “Everything, Everything” and “Hunger Games” star. Variety reports Sony secured most of the international rights to “Where Hands Touch,” excluding select European territories and Australia. The film — which hasn’t found a U.S. home quite yet — is being sold by Protagonist Pictures at Cannes.
Set in 1944 Germany, the coming-of-age story centers on 15-year-old Leyna (Stenberg), the daughter of a white German mother and a black father. She “lives in fear due to the color of her skin. When she meets Lutz (George MacKay, ‘11.22.63’ ), the son of a prominent SS officer, the two fall helplessly in love, putting both their lives at risk,” Variety summarizes. Abbie Cornish (“Bright Star”) co-stars. Asante penned the script.
“Amma Asante is a skillful storyteller whose films reach a wide audience,” said Protagonist Pictures CEO Mike Goodridge. “We couldn’t be happier that our friends at Spwa have embraced her bold vision of a young biracial girl struggling to survive in Nazi Germany.”
Stenberg can be see in Stella Meghie’s “Everything, Everything,” in theaters now. The tearjerker sees her playing an 18-year-old who has never been outside — she’s allergic to everything and can’t leave the house without becoming severely ill. A burgeoning romance with the boy next door encourages her to venture out into the world. The film is outperforming expectations at the box office.
Asante most recently directed “A United Kingdom,” which hit theaters earlier this year. The well-reviewed interracial romance is based on the true story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo) and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a white woman from London. The British filmmaker’s other credits include 2013’s “Belle” and 2004’s “A Way of Life.”
Cannes Update: Amma Asante’s Amandla Stenberg-Starrer “Where Hands Touch” Acquired by Sony Pictures… was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Much like The Cellar, which eventually became 10 Cloverfield Lane, the upcoming sci-fi God Particle is set to fall under the Cloverfield banner, a Twilight Zone-esque series of movies taking place within the Cloverfield universe. And, speaking to Collider, screenwriter Oren Uziel has revealed how his original script came to be a part of the ‘Cloververse’.
“It was written before 10 Cloverfield Lane and the expanded Cloverfield universe even existed as a thing,” said Uziel. “It was a spec that I wrote probably a year or so after Shimmer Lake, so it definitely existed as its own science-fiction. And then after years of, you know how scripts kind of hang around—people like them but for whatever reason they decided to make it and then suddenly everything fell into place with J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot, and Paramount. I don’t know exactly when it became a Cloverfield movie, but I suspect »
- Gary Collinson
Gringo will get a domestic release in theaters March 9, 2018.
Combining dark comedy with dramatic intrigue, Gringo joyrides across the border into Mexico, where all is not as it seems for mild-mannered American businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo). Crossing the line from citizen to criminal, Harold tangles with duplicitous business partners, Mexican drug lords, international mercenaries, and the DEA. As he attempts to survive in one of the most dangerous places on earth, the question lingers: is this ordinary man in way over his head, or is he two steps ahead?
Directed by Nash Edgerton, who made his feature length directorial debut with the acclaimed Australian thriller The Square, Gringo also stars Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Charlize Theron, Yul Vazquez, Thandie Newton, and Sharlto Copley.
Financed by Amazon Studios, the film is written »
- Michelle Hannett
Oyelowo plays a newly married, mild-mannered American businessman with a stake in a pharmaceutical company that’s about to go public when his life is thrown into turmoil by an incident in Mexico. He’s stranded with a price on his head and discovers the existence of a side of life that he had never known.
Joel Edgerton and Charlize Theron play the key supporting roles in “Gringo,” which will mark the movie debut of Paris Jackson, Michael Jackson’s 19-year-old daughter, who has been cast in a supporting role as “an edgy 20-year-old.” The cast also includes Amanda Seyfried, Yul Vazquez, Thandie Newton, and Sharlto Copley.
- Dave McNary
Gringo is the official title of the Untitled Nash Edgerton Project! Directed by Nash Edgerton with a screenplay by Anthony Tambakis and Matthew Stone, Gringo is a dark comedy with dramatic intrigue that features a joyride into Mexico, where all is not as it seems for mild-mannered American businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo). Crossing the line from citizen to criminal, Harold... Read More »
- Steve Seigh
Gringo is the new title of the Nash Edgerton dark comedy that stars Joel Edgerton, David Oyelowo, Amanda Seyfried and Charlize Theron. The picture from Amazon Studios and Stx is about a businessman (Oyelowo) who goes to Mexico and ends up crossing the line from citizen to criminal. It will drop into theaters on March 9, 2018. The only other film slated for release on that date right now is Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time which stars Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Reese… »
Soon after the credits rolled on Cloverfield, Matt Reeves’ found footage monster movie that stomped into theaters almost a decade ago, moviegoers were left to mull over a whole host of mind-boggling questions. Where did the alien creature come from? Did it survive the Hammer Down protocol? And just what on Earth does all this have to do with sushi?
And though many of those questions and queries remain unanswered to this day, director Dan Trachtenberg and J.J. Abrams crafted a peculiar, yet fiercely compelling extension of the Cloverfield universe last year in the form of 10 Cloverfield Lane. For a movie that entered production under the codename Valencia, with a minute budget of $15 million, Paramount’s standalone pic proved to be a runaway success, and it’s given the studio the impetus to craft a full-blown universe of loosely connected anthology movies.
Next up is Cloverfield 3, the star-studded space movie »
- Michael Briers
- Adam Chitwood
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