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How One Fan Helped Get Dwayne Johnson Cast in 'Fast and Furious' Instead of Tommy Lee Jones

24 August 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

When Dwayne Johnson made his first appearance as a supporting character in the Fast and Furious series back in 2011 (above), it was a pleasant surprise. By that point, Johnson had been starring in action vehicles like The Rundown, Walking Tall and Doom for years, and tended to supplement his star turns with supporting roles in comedies like Get Smart and The Other Guys. Johnson made a definite impression in Fast Five as Hobbs, a role in which he represented law and order as a member of the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service, charged with capturing Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian (Paul Walker). He ends up helping them instead. Hobbs returned in Fast & Furious 6 and Furious 7 and reportedly plays a key role in the upcoming Fast 8. Originally, however, another actor was envisioned to...

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Fast 5: The Rock's role was originally written for Tommy Lee Jones

23 August 2016 11:08 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's beefy role in Fast Five? That was originally written for Tommy Lee Jones, Vin Diesel reveals...

Released in 2011, Fast Five marked a major turning point in the Fast & Furious franchise. Street racing and tinkering with modified cars took a back seat to rippling muscles and high-octane action - and audiences loved it. The Fast series has been on an upward trajectory ever since in financial terms, with each sequel out-performing the last at the box office.

That change in fortunes is thanks in no small part to Dwayne Johnson, who made his debut as the towering lawman Luke Hobbs in Fast Five. But according to Vin Diesel, the part of Hobbs wasn't written for Johnson at all, but veteran actor Tommy Lee Jones. During a video posted on Facebook, Diesel explained that Johnson's casting in Fast Five came as a result of feedback from fans. »

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Varsity Blues: Cmt Developing TV Series Based on High School Football Movie

17 August 2016 2:28 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Country Music Television is aiming to get the blues. Deadline reports Cmt and Paramount Television are developing a Varsity Blues TV show, based on the 1999 film of the same name. The feature starred Dawson's Creek's James Van Der Beek as second string Quarterback, Jonathan Moxon or "Mox."Cmt has ordered a script from original film scribe, W. Peter Iliff. The writer's other work includes Rites of Passage, Under Suspicion, Patriot Games, and Point Break. The movie cast also included Jon Voight, Scott Caan, Richard Lineback, Tiffany C. Love, Amy Smart, and Thomas F. Duffy, as well as the late Paul Walker and Ron Lester.Read More… »

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Varsity Blues TV Series Eyed at Cmt

16 August 2016 4:14 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Seventeen years after James Van Der Beek uttered those five immortal words (“I don’t want… your life”), Cmt is eyeing a TV version of Varsity Blues.

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Per our sister site Deadline, Cmt has ordered a script for a potential series based on the 1999 football movie. The film’s original writer, W. Peter Iliff, will also write the small-screen adaptation. Paramount TV will produce.

Varsity Blues starred Van Der Beek as Jonathan “Mox” Moxon, a Texas high school quarterback with big dreams of attending Brown University. The film also starred Jon Voight, »

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‘Varsity Blues’ TV Series in Development at Cmt

16 August 2016 2:43 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Another reboot is making its way to television — this time, a “Varsity Blues” show, based on the 1999 film, is being developed at Cmt, Variety has confirmed.

Sources say the project is very early in development, but Cmt bought a script for the potential series. The original movie’s writer, W. Peter Iliff, is writing the script and Paramount TV is producing.

Varsity Blues” became a cult favorite, surprisingly making over $54 million at the box office. The coming-of-age football flick starred James Van Der Beek, Paul Walker, Jon Voight, Ron Lester and Scott Caan. As for the TV project, Deadline first reported the development news.

The recognizable and beloved title is a “get” for Cmt, which has been ramping up its original content lately and making noise with consumer-friendly programming choices — most recently by picking up “Nashville,” after ABC cancelled the fan-favorite series.

For Paramount TV, the “Varsity Blues” series is the second project based on a Paramount »

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Vin Diesel Shares an Emotional Story About Paul Walker Amid Fast 8 Drama With The Rock

12 August 2016 7:49 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

A video posted by Vin Diesel (@vindiesel) on Aug 11, 2016 at 2:51pm Pdt It's been a rough few days for fans of the Fast and Furious franchise. After a nasty feud erupted between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel on the set of Fast 8, the week appears to be ending on a more heartwarming note. During one of his "xXx Thursdays" yesterday, Vin took to Instagram to share a bittersweet story about his close friend and costar, the late Paul Walker. "My son earlier this morning, we were going over his birthday list, and he said, 'I want Paul to come,'" he told the camera. "And then he said, 'I really miss him.' Paul came to his second birthday in London while we were shooting Fast 6." The xXx: Return of Xander Cage actor has never been shy when it comes to opening up about how Paul's death affected him, »

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Vin Diesel Gets Emotional Talking About Paul Walker on Instagram

12 August 2016 6:44 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker became the best of friends while working on the Fast and Furious franchise together, and the latter star's tragic death hasn't gotten any easier on Vin. While addressing fans on Instagram in what what Vin has dubbed "xXx Thursdays," the Vin took a moment to talk about how Paul's absence has not only affected him but also his family. "My son earlier this morning, we were going over his birthday list, and he said, 'I want Paul [Walker] to come,'" Vin recalled. "And then he said, 'I really miss him.' Paul came to his second birthday in London while we were shooting Fast 6." Vin has been using Instagram to open up about his upcoming movie, »

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Director James Wan Talks Aquaman

11 August 2016 6:06 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

iGN interviewed director James Wan at the Television Critics Association press tour for the rebooted MacGyver series on CBS, in which Wan directed the pilot. Wan was on hand to discuss his next film in development which happens to be the DC standalone Aquaman film starring Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry aka Aquaman

Here is the excerpt from the interview with iGN and Wan:

IGN: With Aquaman, we’re going to meet him in Justice League first. Did you discuss how he'd be defined there, before moving into your movie? James Wan: Yeah, as much as I possibly could; as much as I could get in there. The train on Justice League has kind of set off already! That's basically Zack's vision for that world, but you know, early on, Zack [Snyder] tried to involve me as much as he could and I really appreciated that. It's just that it »

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Is The Rock's Fast 8 Beef with Vin Diesel? Actors Reportedly Have Secret Meeting as Tyrese Gibson Speaks Out

10 August 2016 6:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

After Dwayne Johnson called out some of his "chicken s---," "candy-ass" Fast 8 male costars on Instagram, speculation ran rampant on just who exactly had upset The Rock. But according to a report by TMZ, Johnson's rant was targeted at Vin Diesel, who has starred in the franchise since the beginning and has been a producer since the film's fourth sequel. Diesel, 49, and Johnson, 44, allegedly met Tuesday on the Atlanta set to harsh out their differences, which may have stemmed from decisions Diesel has made as a producer. According to the site, it's unclear whether the two reached a resolution. »

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Fast 8: Dwayne Johnson Channels 'The Rock' And Goes Off On 'Candy A$$' Male Co-Stars

9 August 2016 8:25 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

When you hear Vin Diesel talk about them, you'd think the recurring cast of the Fast & Furious franchise are like family. Ever since the untimely passing of Paul Walker, there's been an overriding message from the cast of these films that they've created incredible bonds with one another over the years, and that losing Walker was like losing a brother. 

It would appear that Dwayne Johnson doesn't feel quite as rosy about things...

The actor, and former full-time professional wrestler, took to social media last night to put some of his male co-stars on blast. Johnson, who used to taunt opponents as "The Rock" when he was in the WWE by calling them "Rudy Poo Candy A$$es," dusted off that old phrase while shining a spotlight on what he calls incredibly "unprofessional" conduct by some of his male co-stars on the set of Fast 8.

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Scott Eastwood Pays Tribute to Paul Walker, Is "Honored" to Be Part of Fast 8

2 August 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Sounds like Scott Eastwood is looking forward to his upcoming film, Fast 8. On the red carpet at the Suicide Squad premiere in New York City, the actor talked to E! News' Marc Malkin about how much it means for him to be a part of the Fast and the Furious family and how he's looking forward to honoring Paul Walker's legacy. "Paul was one of my best friends and to add to his story, to be a part of his family and all the great people and cast that are there, it's like a dream come true," Eastwood said. His kind words echoed a moving statement he posted on Instagram back in April about how Walker's death in 2013 affected him on a personal level. »

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Vin Diesel Officially Passes 100M On Facebook But Females Are Top 2016 Social Media Stars

29 July 2016 9:06 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Updated, 9:04 Pm: Actor Vin Diesel officially surpassed the 100M mark on Facebook tonight, a social media first for an actor. Where are the followers coming from? While the No. 1 fan base is the U.S., Fb data shows where his 100M followers actually reside. Lately, he’s been sharing posts from the set of Fast 8. His most liked post has been one of him and his late co-star Paul Walker which garnered 7.7M likes. In the last 15 minutes, he has added over 1,000 more… »

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Vin Diesel Officially Passes 100M On Facebook But Females Are Top 2016 Social Media Stars

28 July 2016 9:06 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Updated, 9:04 Pm: Actor Vin Diesel officially surpassed the 100M mark on Facebook tonight, a social media first for an actor. Where are the followers coming from? While the No. 1 fan base is the U.S., Fb data shows where his 100M followers actually reside. Lately, he’s been sharing posts from the set of Fast 8. His most liked post has been one of him and his late co-star Paul Walker which garnered 7.7M likes. In the last 15 minutes, he has added over 1,000 more… »

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'Beyond': 'Most Satisfying' Among Rebooted 'Star Trek' Movies, But Gay Sulu a Dramatic Miscalculation

23 July 2016 9:03 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Star Trek Beyond' with Chris Pine as Captain Kirk: Will movie franchise reboot achieve 'escape velocity'? 'Star Trek Beyond' Review: Movie franchise needs to boldly go where J.J. Abrams has never gone before We're never told what “beyond” refers to in Star Trek Beyond, the 13th film in the venerated sci-fi series. But here's a theory: if the franchise is to regain its footing after the tepid returns of Star Trek Into Darkness, it will have to move beyond J.J. Abrams, the writer/director who used his brand of copycat magic to relaunch the series in 2009. In our reboot era, he's got the canny ability to provide older audiences with enough familiarity to keep them under the tent while giving new audiences enough youthful verve so they don't feel the franchise isn't for them. If you think that's not worth something, see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, »

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Paul Walker’s Daughter Can Still Chase Porsche For ‘Fast And Furious’ Actor’s Death

20 July 2016 7:21 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The car manufacturer's attempt to get out of the wrongful death lawsuit from Paul Walker's daughter has been stopped in its tracks by a L.A. Superior judge. Meadow Rain Walker's legal pursuit of Porsche can go forward said Judge Stephen Pfahler in a final ruling Tuesday, rejecting the company's motion to quash the matter in state court on the basis that it wasn't directly corporately connected to California. "Facts show that Porsche purposefully availed itself of the… »

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Latest Fast 8 set photo and video show Dwayne Johnson walking away from car wreck

20 July 2016 12:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past 15 years, if the Fast & Furious franchise has taught viewers one thing, it’s that although their characters may not have superpowers, they operate and ward off death as if they were superheroes. For example, Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto has driven his car off a giant cliff, Paul Walker’s Brian O’Conner has jumped from a speeding train onto a speeding car and much more, only to walk away relatively unscathed each time.

Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the latest photo from the set of 2017’s Fast 8 features Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs confidently walking away from an overturned car, paying no mind to the wreckage behind him. The caption attached reads: “The Iceman cometh. And he don’t fucketh around. #OnSet #FastAndFurious8 #ZeroToleranceForBullshit #Iceman.” See the badass photo, which comes from Johnson’s Instagram, here…

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Star Trek 4 Will Not Recast Anton Yelchin's Chekov

19 July 2016 5:49 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just weeks before Star Trek Beyond was set to debut in theaters this weekend, a horrible freak accident left star Anton Yelchin dead. In the wake that followed, Paramount Pictures decided to keep the star's character Ensign Pavel Chekov out of any new marketing materials, including the TV spots and banners. The movie does pay loving respect to both Yelchin and iconic Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy in the end credits. But it isn't known how the franchise will move forward without Anton Yelchin just yet.

The PostMedia Network caught up with producer J.J. Abrams, and asked the difficult question about what will happen to the character of Chekov. Abrams made it very clear that Paramount Pictures and the team behind the recently announced Star Trek 4 will not recast Anton Yelchin's character. Though, they are not sure how they will move forward without the actor.

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Vin Diesel Is Such a Loving Dad in His Fun Family Photos

18 July 2016 8:50 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Vin Diesel often plays a tough guy onscreen, but over the years, he's also given his Instagram followers a sweet glimpse into his family life. In March 2015, he and model Paloma Jiménez welcomed their daughter, Pauline, who was named after the late Paul Walker. Since then, the actor has shared a handful of loving moments with his daughter and her cute siblings, Hania and Vincent, posting some of his most adorable family photos on Instagram. Keep reading to see more of Vin's fun dad moments, then check out more celebrity families! »

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‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’ Teaser Trailer: Vin Diesel Releases High-Flying First Look At Action Sequel

18 July 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Part James Bond, part “Point Break,” the original “xXx” was a cheesy action spy thriller with enough badass set pieces and trademark Vin Diesel charisma to turn a profit. The same wasn’t true for its sequel, “xXx: State of the Union,” which replaced its star with a new hero played by Ice Cube and proved just how important Diesel’s presence was in giving ludicrous action a level of actual enjoyment.

Read More: ‘Furious 8’ First Look: Vin Diesel Unveils Emotional Paul Walker Tribute Poster

No one may be clamoring for the long dormant “xXx” franchise to be reborn, but luckily it’s coming back with its star intact this time. “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” finds Diesel’s government operative coming out of exile to hunt down a deadly weapon known as Pandora’s Box. He’s got competition in the form of Donnie Yen’s warrior Xiang, »

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'Furious 8': New Featurette is a Car Lover's Wet Dream

15 July 2016 11:24 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

While the Fast & Furious franchise may have dramatically changed over the course of the past fifteen-plus years, one thing that hasn’t changed is its emphasis on cars. Sure, Dom and his crew rarely ever actually race the damn things, but they remain integral to the plot and the methods for which they carry out their missions.

This trend looks to continue in Furious 8, the latest film in the long-running series, and the first one since Tokyo Drift without one of its leads, Paul Walker behind the wheel. Despite the tragedy, this sequel is in full force, and has Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray now at the helm in what looks to be another exciting entry.

Throughout the production, the Fast & Furious marketing team has done a great job of releasing behind the scenes videos almost weekly on their official YouTube channel, and the latest one introduces audiences »

- Joseph Medina

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