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Donald Glover is ready to sing “Hakuna Matata.”
The “Atlanta” star is in talk to play Simba in Disney’s live-action “The Lion King” remake directed by Jon Favreau, Variety has confirmed. Favreau also announced that James Earl Jones, who voiced Simba’s father of Mustafa in the original, will return to reprise roll.
Favreau tweeted a photo of Glover with the message “I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba”
I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba pic.twitter.com/wUYKixMBJI
“Lion King” was originally released in 1994 and is one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time, ultimately hauling $968.5 million at the global box office.
The studio’s emphasis on live-action reboots follows »
- Justin Kroll
While Beauty and the Beast is shaping up to be one of the first box office blockbusters of 2017, with Disney even setting up immersive opening night events in hundreds of theaters across the country, some may question the need to remake a movie as beloved and timeless as the original 1991 animated classic. Disney has released a new preview, where even director Bill Condon admits that the original movie is perfect, although he does make a pretty good case of why this "tale as old as time" should be told again for a new generation. We also hear from stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, who recount their personal history with the original film.
This preview, which debuted on the Disney YouTube, features director Bill Condon revealing that he wanted to remake Beauty and the Beast to tell this story in a "live-action, fully photo-real version," and to re-distinguish Belle as a 21st Century heroine. »
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Entertainment Weekly has peeled back the velvet curtain on Beauty and the Beast to unveil five all-new images for Disney’s fairytale epic, while there’s also a brief interview with Emma Watson reflecting on her time spent in “Belle boot camp.”
From the cavernous halls of Beast’s castle to an action shot of Watson’s Belle riding through the enchanted forest, this latest batch of pictures for Bill Condon’s remake is truly something to behold, and previous trailers have showcased just how seamless Belle and the Beast’s (Dan Stevens) interactions can be. It’s a credit to Disney’s VFX team, essentially, but as Emma Watson reveals to EW, the actors had to go endure preparations of their own before the cameras started rolling.
“I kind of went into this boot camp for three months before we started shooting, which was singing four times a week, »
- Michael Briers
With just a month to go until its highly-anticipated release, Entertainment Weekly has debuted five new images from Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation Beauty and the Beast featuring Belle (Emma Watson), Beast (Dan Stevens), and Gaston (Luke Evans); check them out here…
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous »
- Amie Cranswick
16 February 2017 8:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
After nearly three years at CAA, Dakota Fanning is returning to WME, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.
Fanning had first signed with WME, along with her younger sister, Elle Fanning, in 2012 after the two left their youth-focused agency, Osbrink Talent. The elder Fanning broke out as a child star with a steady string of movies, including I Am Sam and War of the Worlds.
- Rebecca Sun
After nearly three years at CAA, Dakota Fanning is returning to Wme, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.
Fanning had first signed with Wme, along with her younger sister, Elle Fanning, in 2012 after the two left their youth-focused agency, Osbrink Talent. The elder Fanning broke out as a child star with a steady string of movies, including I Am Sam and War of the Worlds.
- Rebecca Sun
Ever since we learned that Helen Mirren is ride or die for the Fast And The Furious franchise—so much so that she’s starring in the upcoming Fate Of The Furious—we’ve wondered what part she would play in the family-first franchise. Mirren’s done the assassin thing alongside Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman in the Red movies, so she could certainly handle her own opposite Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson. Word has finally broken as to her role, and it sounds... interesting.
Yahoo! Movies recently interviewed Luke Evans, one of the stars of the Fast & Furious 6, and learned that Mirren would play his character’s mother. Evans was actually stumping for the live-action Beauty And The Beast movie he currently stars in, but he answered questions about his Fast character Owen Shaw, who was last seen in a coma, which is what sent his brother ...
- Danette Chavez
Helen Mirren has been a huge fan of the Fast & Furious franchise for some time now. It goes back, to at least, to 2015 when she told Yahoo Movies, “I so want to be a mad driver in a Fast and Furious movie. My claim to fame is I always do my own driving,” and it seems that this may have stuck in Diesel's mind upon hearing her interview and Mirren was cast for a "mysterious" role for the upcoming The Fate Of The Furious.
But, I am quite positive that she will play the Shaw brother's mother.
Let's take a look at the evidence:
2.) Variety scored an interview with Mirren in October and she dropped the largest hint, »
- Drew Carlton
After expressing her surprisingly deep love for the series, Helen Mirren joined F. Gary Gray’s action sequel – formerly known as simply Fast 8 – in a mystery role last year and ever since, fans have been clamoring to find out exactly who she’ll be playing come April 14th. Well, wonder no more, as Yahoo! has confirmed that Mirren will portray the mother of Owen and Deckard Shaw, and is considered crucial in the plot.
Now that Vin Diesel’s musclebound Dominic Toretto has gone rogue, the remainder of Universal’s crew is forced to set aside old squabbles and partner with Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) if they’re to stand any chance of taking down Charlize Theron’s Cipher. That ought to ensure Mirren has plenty of »
- Michael Briers
Walt Disney Pictures has released a sneak peek at LeFou (Josh Gad) and Gaston’s (Luke Evans) take on the original song ‘Gaston’ from the animated classic Beauty and the Beast which you can check out below…
See Also: Beauty and the Beast featurette explores the iconic title song
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. »
- Amie Cranswick
"No one's slick as Gaston, no one's quick as Gaston. No one's neck's as incredibly thick as Gaston!" If you're a fan of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the famous (and vain) ode to the film's villain is one of the hilarious highlights of the original animated classic, and the song will be making a slightly different comeback when Disney releases their live-action remake next month. According to actor Luke Evans, the new version of the song will feature some lyrics that were written for the original film but never used in the final cut. “We have lines that were not in the original,” Evans told Entertainment Weekly when they visited the film's set. “The guys did at Disney reviewed all the transcripts and recordings, they’ve been able to go back through those hours and hours of recorded footage, and listen to lyrics that were written and never used, »
In today’s TV News Roundup, TNT’s “The Alienist” has added another series regular, Freeform has added more cast members to “Cloak & Dagger,” plus Oprah’s HBO Film “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” gets a premiere date.
The show is based on the novel of the same name by Caleb Carr. Described as a psychological thriller set in New York City in 1896, when a series of haunting, gruesome murders grips the city, newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt calls upon criminal psychologist (aka alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl) and newspaper reporter John Moore (Evans) to conduct a secret investigation. Lintz will play the role of Steve, who is employed by Dr. Kreizler as a driver and errand boy. Hardened by a life on the streets after his mother abandoned him at »
- Dani Levy
Ever since Disney peeled back the velvet curtain on its enchanting first teaser for Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast – a promo that would go on to smash records left, right and center – the Mouse House described its fantastical yarn as a tale as old as time.
The beloved 1991 original may stand as the primary source of inspiration – watch the two versions side by side and you’ll discover that, in some sequences, Condon’s reimagining is essentially a shot-for-shot remake – but Beauty and the Beast can be traced all the way back to Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s iconic fairytale from the late 18th century. Few properties can hold a candle (a Lumière?) to its historic legacy, but on March 17th, Disney and Bill Condon will introduce Beauty and the Beast like we’ve never seen them before.
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- Michael Briers
Since it's Valentine's Day, Disney thought it would be the perfect time to unveil the first clip from their new live action version of the "tale as old as time," Beauty and the Beast. Luke Evans appeared on ABC's Good Morning America earlier, where he introduced a sneak peek video from this highly-anticipated romance, hitting theaters March 17. While the clip isn't terribly long, it does give us our first look at both Luke Evans' character Gaston and Josh Gad's Le Fou, and we also have videos from Luke Evans' live Twitter Q&A this morning, plus a new TV spot and a portion of Josh Groban's song "Evermore" from the film.
The clip is part of a five-minute segment that was posted on the Good Morning America YouTube, with the clip coming at the 2:43 mark. The clip in question gives fans a brief glimpse at the iconic "Gaston" song, »
The film has been fast-tracked into production with Jason Reed attached to produce along with Chris Bender and Jake Weiner. Hong Kong-based producer Bill Kong will executive produce the movie, which is set to bow on Nov. 2, 2018.
The studio’s emphasis on live-action reboots follows the successes of “Maleficent” (2014) and “Cinderella” (2015), while “Beauty and the Beast” is already one of the most anticipated movies of the year. The first official “Beauty and the Beast” trailer in November scored a record 127.6 million views in its first 24 hours. The movie, starring Emma Watson, Luke Evans, and Dan Stevens, »
- Justin Kroll
It seems like just about everyone loves Disney’s classic Beauty and the Beast, which means just about everyone’s got their own favorite musical number from it. Some smile at “Belle” or swoon at “Beauty and the Beast”; others are taken in by the grandeur of “Be Our Guest” or the sweetness of “Something There.” And then […]
- Angie Han
Beauty and the Beast is definitely an interesting, for the lack of a better word, beast of a film. With many of the Disney live-action remakes of their films, audiences seem to be interested in how the movie will differ from its animated counterpart. But with Beauty and the Beast, audiences seem a whole lot more interested in what’s going to be the same from the animated film. Disney has plenty of beloved films in their repertoire, but few are as beloved as the original animated movie.
Disney seemed to know that they’d have to tread lightly with this remake. Chances were that viewers would have a very narrow threshold of forgiveness when it came to the end product this would become. Rather than try to reimagine the original film, it seems they’re opting to transliterate it to the live-action medium. They’ve even gone so far »
- Joseph Medina
With a little over a month to go until Beauty and the Beast arrives in cinemas, Walt Disney Pictures has released a new promo for the upcoming live-action adaptation which sees John Legend discuss the classic title song; take a look below after the official synopsis…
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond »
- Amie Cranswick
The Alienist has made two more additions to its cast. Robert Wisdom and Q'orianka Kilcher have joined the cast. The series already stars Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning, and it will debut later this year.TNT released a press statement covering the latest additions to the cast. Check that out below.Robert Wisdom (The Wire) and Q'orianka Kilcher (The New World) are set to star in TNT's The Alienist, the eagerly anticipated series based on the Anthony Award-winning, New York Times bestseller by Caleb Carr. They join fellow series regulars Daniel Brühl (Rush), who plays forensic psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler; Luke Evans (The Girl on The Train), who plays newspaper illustrator John Moore; and Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral), who plays Sara Howard, a headstrong secretary at Police Headquarters. Wisdom is set to play Cyrus, Kreizler's valet, a man with a dark »
BAFTA’s 2017 Ee British Academy Film Awards are taking place in London tonight, and Flickering Myth’s Sean Wilson is braving the cold to bring you coverage of the red carpet. Keep refreshing this post for updates…
See Also: Full list of nominations for the 2017 Ee British Academy Film Awards
See Also: Is It Time To Say Bye To The BAFTAs?
Here’s George McKay, Ee Rising Star nominee…
Luke Evans posing for a pic…
Bryce Dallas Howard looking a little chilly…
Daisy Ridley is all smiles…
Mel Brooks, BAFTA Fellowship recipient…
Tom Ford looking dapper…
Jamie Dornan sporting a beard…
Nicole Kidman greeting fans…
A Royal affair with Wills and Kate… »
- Gary Collinson
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