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Vince Vaughn joins Mel Gibson directed Hacksaw Ridge

15 hours ago

Vince Vaughn will play a Sgt. in the upcoming Wwi movie Hacksaw Ridge from director Mel Gibson.

He’s currently wowing the planet with his acgainst type performance in the second season of True Detective, and now Vince Vaughn has lined up his next project, a part in the Mel Gibson directed Hacksaw Ridge.

Deadline bagged the exclusive pf Vaughn’s casting. He now joins the already cast Andrew Garfield and Sam Worthington in the film, a fact-based movie about Desmond Doss, the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

The film is set during WWII, and sees Garfield appear in the lead as Doss. The film sounds like a training story set in a camp, with Vaughn playing the motivational role of Sgt. Howell, a ‘non-commissioned officer from Alabama whose job is to make sure the soldiers are ready for battle.’

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Tom Cruise goes rogue in Mission Impossible 5

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Ethan Hunt, aka Tom Cruise, is back for the fifth instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise with ‘Rogue Nation’ – a high-octane adventure that sees the Impossible Mission Force pitted against their most nefarious enemy to date.

Starting life back in 1966 as a hit Us TV show, Mission Impossible has grown into a multi-million dollar franchise spawning a series of hit, slick, action movies.

This next chapter in the series sees Tom Cruise reprise his role as daredevil spy Ethan Hunt, – and his team that includes computer whizz Benji played by Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner as special agent Brandt and Ving Rhames as hacker Luther – pitted against ‘The Syndicate’; an anti-imf agency headed up by the menacing Solomon Lane, played by Sean Harris.

Director Christopher McQuarrie, who takes over from Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) helmer Brad Bird, is now in the driving seat. Talking about the challenges of directing the film, »

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Watch: Trailer for upcoming rugby documentary ‘Building Jerusalem’

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The Rugby World Cup kicks off this September, right here in England actually, and to tie in with the tournament, a new documentary from the producers of Formula 1 film Senna, will release in cinemas for one night only on September 1st. Building Jerusalem is the story of the England World Cup win in 2003.

World Cup Rugby Final between England and Australia on Saturday 22nd November 2003 at Telstra Stadium Sydney Australia. Photo by Steve Cuff

We have the trailer for the film, which you can watch below.

It’s a sports documentary from the producer of Oscar-winning ‘Man on Wire’ and ‘Senna’, Victoria Gregory, and Emmy nominated director, James Erskine (Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist, One Night in Turin. From the Ashes) about the story of the England World Cup win in 2003. (See attached press release for release pattern information).

Starring never-before-seen exclusive interviews with Jonny Wilkinson, Sir Clive Woodward and Martin Johnson, »

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Win a Fitbix Flex & 2 tickets to Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

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Mission Impossible Rogue Nation

As we celebrate the IMAX cinema release of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, we have a state-of-the-art Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity Tracker and Sleep Wristband to give away alongside a pair of tickets to see the film in IMAX’s immersive format at Cineworld.

The Fitbit Flex is a slim, stylish device is with you all the time. During the day, it tracks steps, distance, and calories burned. At night, it tracks your sleep quality and wakes you silently in the morning. Just check out the lights to see how you stack up against your personal goal. It’s the motivation you need to get out and be more active. Here is a chance to win your very own!

With the Imf disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These »

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Entourage is coming to DVD/ Blu-Ray in September

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Probably the year’s most controversial film is heading to the home video markets (or DVD, VOD and on Blu-Ray as we call it theses days) on September 29th, and we have the full details for the release of the Entourage movie.

Our review of the Entourage movie here.

Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven star in the film version of the hit HBO series that ran for 8 seasons.

Movie star Vincent Chase (Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Connolly), Turtle (Ferrara) and Johnny (Dillon), are back… and back in business with super-agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood with hilarious antics.

Entourage movie DVD Blu-Ray details below.

Presented in 1080p with DTS-hd Master Audio 5.1 surround and English Sdh, Special features will include: »

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First images from World War II movie Anthropoid

18 hours ago

Anthropoid will be released in 2016 and we have the first look images from the set.

We’ve just been alerted to the first images from the upcoming World War II movie Anthropoid, which is now shooting in the Czech Republic.

We’ve also been given a little information about the movie which stars Toby Jones, Harry Lloyd, Bill Milner, Alena Mihulova, Sam Keeley, Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Charlotte Le Bon and Anna Geislerová.

Here’s the official release.

In 1941 Czechoslovakia was occupied by Nazi forces, governed by SS General Reinhard Heydrich. Nicknamed “The Butcher of Prague”, Heydrich had a meteoric rise through the SS ranks and was now second only to Himmler and Hitler in the Third Reich’s hierarchy. His unparalleled brutality and reign of terror on the Czech resistance movement led Allied authorities in London to hatch a top-secret mission that would change history.  Trained by British forces, »

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Breaking: ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ movie starts shooting in October

19 hours ago

Joanna Lumley has just revealed the date that Edina Monsoon & co will return to cause calamity on the fashion circuit, this time on the big screen.

The much-anticipated Absolutely Fabulous movie commences filming in October in the South of France. The news was broken during an interview on ITV’s This Morning.

Starring and created by Jennifer Saunders and following the booze-fuelled, outrageous antics of egomaniac PR agent Monsoon and her best friend Patsy (Lumley), the BBC sitcom ran from 1992 – 2012. It co-starred Jane Horrocks as lunatic receptionist Bubble, Julia Sawalha as daughter Saffron and June Whitfield as Mother. All the cast are reportedly reassembling. The series was noted for its high-profile guest turns, from personalities as diverse as Kate Moss and Lulu. Most recently it featured Sofie Gråbøl from The Killing.

The information came out when the actress was asked about the status of Saunders’ script. She replied she hadn’t read all of it, »

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Watch the first trailer for Michael Bay’s ’13 Hours’

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13 Hours trailer: Michael Bay’s real-life story of the soldiers of the Benghazi. 13 Hours trailer

The first trailer for Michael Bay‘s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of The Benghazi has just bee released by Paramount Pictures UK.  The film, Bay’s first non-Transformers movie since the really poorly received Pain and Gain.

The film is based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s nonfiction book 13 Hours, and will be released on 15th January, 2016 in the United States and the UK.

John KrasinskiDominic FumusaJames Badge DaleMax Martini and Pablo Schreiber all star in the film which is written by Chuck Hogan who co-wrote The Strain series of vampire novels with Guillermo del Toro.

Here’s the official description for the book.

13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the Us State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA »

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The Cobbler review: “Average, though very entertaining…”

21 hours ago

The Cobbler review: The latest Adam Sandler comedy is run-of-the-mill stuff, but there’s a lot of fun to have in there too. The Cobbler review

The Cobbler is one of those movies which was released in its domestic territory back last year, received relatively poor to mediocre reviews, and thus is getting a fairly low-profile international roll-out, which is a shame really, as there’s a lot of fun to be with Adam Sandler‘s latest comedy.

The film revolves around Sandler’s cobbler Max Simkin, a bored, single Jewish guy working on New York’s lower East Side in the family’s small business. When Max stumbles upon a magical family heirloom – a stitching machine which allows him to transform to look and appear like the owner of any pair of shoes he straps on – his life changes forever.

Written and directed by Tom McCarthy, who has helmed »

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Hot Pursuit review: “Formulaic, unfunny dross…”

22 hours ago

Sophia Vergara and Reece Witherspoon in Hot Pursuit

Reese Witherspoon. An Academy-Award winner. Sophia Vergara. A Golden Globe winner. Hot Pursuit, the new comedy starring said award-winners; an absolute disaster.

The trailers for this new comedy from Warner Brothers did promised big things, and I giggled all of the way through each one of them, but I didn’t once laughduring Hot Pursuit.

The plot of Hot Pursuit is simple. Reese Witherspoon is a disgraced policewoman working the evidence room at her local precinct, who, following a few years being punished in the bowels of a San Antonio police department following a botched arrest, is given a shot at the bigger time by escorting Sophia Vergara’s crime witness across state to Dallas. As you may expect, things don’t go according to plan, and much hilarity ensues. Or so you’d hope from this mid-budgeted comedy fare from seasoned comedy helmer Anne Fletcher, »

- Paul Heath

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Chris Pine officially joins Wonder Woman movie

22 hours ago

Chris Pine officially on board as the love interest in the Patty Jenkins directed Wonder Woman movie over at Warner Bros. Chris Pine will star as Steve Trevor in the stand-alone Wonder Woman movie

We reported the rumour that Star Trek star Chris Pine was about to join the Wonder Woman movie a little while back, but now it looks like it is finally a done deal.

According to TheWrap, Pine is now officially on board the stand-alone Wonder Woman movie, which is being led by Gal Gadot, as Steve Trevor, the primary love-interest of Diana Prince. The deal over at Warner Bros. includes the initial 2017 released movie, plus sequel options.

Here’s WikiPedia’s description of the character of Steve Trevor.

In the original version of Wonder Woman’s origin story, Steve Trevor was an intelligence officer in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II whose plane crashed on Paradise Island, »

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Channing Tatum quits Gambit? Actor’s exit imminent?

23 hours ago

Channing Tatum quits Gambit? Trouble over at the Fox lot as actor reportedly set to quit the role that he has been attached to since the film’s conception.

Some news just hitting from Hollywood. It looks like Channing Tatum may have quit the Gambit movie over at 20th Century Fox. This is still developing and should be marked up as rumour only at the moment, but it doesn’t look good.

Channing Tatum quits Gambit?

TheWrap report the news of Tatum’s potential exit from the film, which we reported earlier in the week would shoot in Louisiana in October with a hugh $150 million budget.

One individual close to the project told TheWrap that Tatum’s reps are still in active discussions with the studio but acknowledged that “something is up.” The situation will have to be resolved quickly, as “Gambit” is slated for release on Oct. 7, 2016.

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Red band trailer for Christmas comedy The Night Before

23 hours ago

It’s very difficult not to love This Is The End, Neighbors (aka Bad Neighbours) and even last year’s The Interview to some degree, and from the people that brought you those three movies comes holiday flick The Night Before.

The Night Before red band trailer The Night Before red band trailer

The Christmas comedy stars Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Anthony Mackie and is directed by Rogen and Levitt’s 50/50 helmer Jonathan Levine. I love the look of this and it has been years since we’ve had a great festive comedy. There’s some great support in this film from the likes of Mindy Kaling, Lizzy Kaplan, Jillian Bell and even Kanye West.

Here’s the synopsis:

From Jonathan Levine, the acclaimed director of 50/50, comes the new comedy The Night Before. Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have been friends since childhood, »

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Suite Française Blu-ray Review

28 July 2015 2:55 PM, PDT

Director: Saul Dibb

Starring: Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenarts, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Riley, Ruth Wilson and Margot Robbie

Certificate: 15

Special Features: The Cast / Production Design / The Book / The Story / The Look

Based on the bestselling novel written in secret by Irène Némirovsky in 1941, but only discovered fully 50 years later after being kept by her daughter, Suite Francaise is a moving tale of the struggles people faced during the German occupation in France and the huge risks some took in the name of others survival.

What’s particularly unique about this story is the authenticity of literally being written during World War II. This compelling re-telling on the small screen really brings forward the heart of the people within it. Nemirovsky’s words were originally believed to be an every day journal but what they actually reveal is a genuine insight into the domestic lives of regular people at the »

- Dan Bullock

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Streep rocks out in new Ricki and the Flash trailer

28 July 2015 8:11 AM, PDT

Meryl Streep rocks out in this new Ricki and the Flash trailer, the new movie from writer Diablo Cody (Juno) and director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs).

Streep plays the role of Ricki, a a hard-rocking singer/guitarist with heavy metal outfit The Flash. The film has a great cast in Streep’s real-life daughter Mamie Gummer; Rick Springfield, portraying a Flash member in love with Ricki; Kevin Kline as Ricki’s ex-husband; and Audra McDonald as Kline’s new wife.

Here’s the plot.

In an original and electrifying film loaded with live musical performances, Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family.

Catch the new trailer below from Sony Pictures. »

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All-new images released for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

28 July 2015 7:04 AM, PDT

After being somewhat secretive for a while, along came Sdcc 2015 and now it seems that DC are wasting no time in sharing more of the new Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice world…and we’re loving the refreshed build-up.

Today we get another closer look at Zachary Edward “Zack” Snyder‘s second go at the Man of Steel, with the added bonus of everyone else eventually appearing. Up first is Henry Cavill‘s Superman exploring somewhere specifically desolate – and possibly looking directly at something? – that we understand is Wayne Manor…

Let’s follow this up with Ben Affleck‘s huge, haggard (Arkham-style) Batman with his favourite night light and finally Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) hanging out in some retro video game shop, wait, I lie… it might well be one of his basketball courts with an enormous neon logo. For all our other coverage, click here.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice »

- Dan Bullock

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Win Fantastic Four Merchandise!

28 July 2015 6:31 AM, PDT

To celebrate the release of 20th Century Fox and Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four in the UK on 6th August, we’ve got 3 sets of this amazing merchandise to giveaway!

This contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Michael B. Jordan. – Watch the trailer:

To be in with a chance of winning 1 of 3 sets we have to giveaway… answer the following question.

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UK entrants only. Competition closed on 23rd August. One entry per household. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Final prizes may be subject to change to circumstances beyond our control. »

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Infographic: ‘Devil Inside’ is most profitable film of last 5 years

28 July 2015 5:50 AM, PDT

I’ve just stumbled across this interesting new infographic over at the image sharing website Imgur, which details the films that have delivered the biggest return on investment over the last five years. The only minimum requirement for inclusion was total box office takings of $30 million worldwide.

There are some interesting things to come out of this little bit of research. Here’s how they calculated the numbers.

Return On Investment was calculated as [0.5 * International Revenue / Production Budget – 1] This is an approximate measure of a movies return on investment only as many other factors come in to play when determining a films actual Roi.

Okay, so as you can see the really interesting this is that The Devil Inside is clearly the film with the biggest return on investment at 5000%. The 2012 film cost a reported $1,000,000 to make (not including marketing and other costs) and took a huge $53,000,000 at the domestic box-office three years ago »

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Will Ferrell Takes The Field for new HBO doc trailer

28 July 2015 4:55 AM, PDT

The new trailer for the Will Ferrell HBO documentary Ferrell Takes The Field, has just debuted over on the HBO YouTube channel.

10 teams. 10 positions. One Will Ferrell.

The feature-length documentary revolves around Ferrell who ‘takes the field’ in five Major League Baseball training games, playing all nine positions for ten different teams in a single day.

Ferrell Takes The Field airs Saturday, September 12 at 10pm, only on HBO. Watch the Ferrell Takes The Field trailer below.

The post Will Ferrell Takes The Field for new HBO doc trailer appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

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Linklater to direct The Rosie Project with Jennifer Lawrence?

28 July 2015 4:48 AM, PDT

Deadline are reporting that Boyhood director Richard Linklater is in early talks to helm The Rosie Project with Jennifer Lawrence in the lead role.

The film “focuses on a genetics professor with limited social skills who thinks he has conjured a scientific survey to find a perfect mate. That goes awry when he meets Rosie (Lawrence), a mismatched woman who becomes irresistible to him.”

The film is based on Graeme Simsion’s novel of the same name, which originally had The Lego Movie helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller attached to direct. They’ve now found another project, so they’ve left the film, but Linklater is an exciting prospect.

The Rosie Project script is being written (500) Days Of Summer‘s Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber. Another exciting aspect.

Sony Pictures are financing and distributing.

The post Linklater to direct The Rosie Project with Jennifer Lawrence? appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

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