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Leonardo DiCaprio to Have 24 Personalities in The Crowded Room

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Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to star in "The Crowded Room," a film that the actor has been interested in starring in for nearly twenty years. Jason Smilovic (Lucky Number Slevin) and Todd Katzberg have been hired to write the script. The movie is based on a book by Daniel Keyes about Billy Milligan, who was the first person to successfully use multiple personality disorder as a defense in a court of law. The book chronicles Milligan's story, including his court trial in the late 1970s after being charged with robbery and raping three women on the Ohio State University campus. In the preparation of his defense, Milligan . who died in December 2014 . was diagnosed with multiple personality disorder. Pleading insanity, he and his lawyers contended that two of his alternate personalities committed the crimes without his knowledge. He was the first to use this defense, and the first to be acquitted for this reason. »

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Brewster's Millions Remake Gets a Director

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Back in 2009, it was reported that Warner Bros was moving forward with another version of "Brewster's Millions," which is based on a 1902 novel. And now comes word that the project is happening again. Variety is reporting that Robert Townsend (The Five Heartbeats, The Meteor Man, Baps) has signed on to direct. The book has been adapted for the big twice already, first in 1945 with Dennis O'Keefe starring and then in 1985 with Richard Pryor and John Candy. The story centers on a man who inherits $1 million from a rich grandfather. When a rich uncle who hated the grandfather also passes away, the will leaves the young man $7 million -- but under the condition he spends the grandfather's million within a year and not end up with any assets from the spending spree. »

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First Look at Eddie Redmayne as First Transgender Person in The Danish Girl

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Today we have our first look at the recent Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) in "The Danish Girl" as Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe, one of the first people to ever undergo sexual reassignment surgery, which happened in 1920s. Check out the photo below. Redmayne told UK's The Daily Mail that he has been working with a movement coach at "observing the minutiae of feminine physicality" in order to accurately portray Elbe. "We're looking at everything from a feminine perspective," he explained. "I think it's the most sensitive role I have played. The danger of surgery was so extreme then. It.s such a brave thing that Einar did." The new movie is directed by Oscar-winner Tom Hooper (Les Miserables). It's expected to hit theaters next year. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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Star Trek Actor Leonard Nimoy Dead at 83

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Leonard Nimoy, the actor, director and author, known mostly for his work on "Star Trek," has passed away at his Bel Air home due to complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83 years old. Nimoy started his acting career in early 1950s, which mostly included guest spots on shows like "The Outer Limits" and "The Man From Uncle." But in 1966, he signed on to play Mr. Spock on Gene Roddenberry's NBC series "Star Trek," which would go on to air for only three seasons. Thanks to a cult following, the show spawned an animated series, twelve feature films, four spin-off shows, video games, theme park rides and lots of merchandise. After directing the third and fourth films in the "Star Trek" franchise, he proved to be a talent behind the camera, going on to direct the 1987 hit "Three Men and a Baby." In recent years, Nimoy appeared in »

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Unveils Black Widow, Thor and Nick Fury Posters

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After releasing the Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) character posters for "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Marvel has now unveiled the character posters featuring Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson). Check everything out below. Plot: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to The Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. The new movie is once again directed by Joss Whedon and is set to hit theaters on May 1st. Posters: (click to enlarge) »

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Red Sonja is Happening Again

27 February 2015 2:20 AM, PST

About seven years ago, director Robert Rodriguez announced that he was making a "Red Sonja" movie that would star his then-girlfriend Rose McGowan. That film never happened, but now comes word that a different version may still make it to the big screen. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Nu Image/Millennium Films have hired Christopher Cosmos to write the script. Cosmos has written anything before that has gone into development, but sold one of his script (called "The Fall") back in 2012. No director or actors are attached at this point. Stay tuned. »

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Director Neill Blomkamp Says His Elysium Film is Not Very Good

27 February 2015 2:20 AM, PST

After making a name for himself with "District 9," director Neill Blomkamp moved on to the $115 million sci-fi movie "Elysium," starring Matt Damon. The movie grossed $286 million worldwide and has a decent 68% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. But according to Blomkamp, he didn't do a good job with it. "I feel like, ultimately, the story is not the right story," he explained. "I still think the satirical idea of a ring, filled with rich people, hovering above the impoverished Earth, is an awesome idea. I love it so much, I almost want to go back and do it correctly. I just didn't make a good enough film. I feel like I executed all of the stuff that could be executed, like costume and set design and special effects very well. But, ultimately, it was all resting on a somewhat not totally formed skeletal system, so the script just wasn't there; the story wasn't fully there. »

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Neill Blomkamp Clarifies His Alien 5 Comments

27 February 2015 2:20 AM, PST

After it was announced that Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) will be directing a new "Alien" film, the helmer revealed that his movie will take place after "Alien" and "Aliens." Many assumed that he'll completely ignore the existence of "Alien 3" and "Alien: Resurrection," but Blomkamp has now clarified his comments, stating that he will not play around with the franchise's continuity. "I'm not trying to undo 'Alien 3' or 'Alien Resurrection,'" he confirmed. "My favorites are the first two movies. I want to make a film that's connected to 'Alien' and 'Aliens.' That's my goal." It sounds like his installment will take place between "Aliens" and "Alien 3," but it's also possible that Blomkamp has something else in mind. Stay tuned. »

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Harrison Ford Confirmed for Blade Runner 2, Director Announced

27 February 2015 2:19 AM, PST

After directing a new "Alien" film, called "Prometheus," director Ridley Scott signed on to direct a sequel to his "Blade Runner" sci-fi film. But recently came word that he won't be directing, just producing. Today, Alcon Entertainment has announced that Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) is in final negotiations to direct "Blade Runner 2" and that Harrison Ford is confirmed to reprise his role of Rick Deckard. The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original. "We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on 'Prisoners,'" said Alcon Entertainment. "Hampton [Fancher, writer of original film] and Michael [Green], with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most universally celebrated films of all time, and we couldn't be more thrilled with this amazing, creative team." »

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Unveils The Hulk Poster

27 February 2015 2:19 AM, PST

Marvel recently unveiled the official poster for its upcoming "Avengers: Age of Ultron." And now the studio has started releasing character posters. We already got the one featuring Iron Man, and now we have one featuring the Hulk. Check it out below. Plot: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to The Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. The new movie is once again directed by Joss Whedon and is set to hit theaters on May 1st. Poster: (click to enlarge) »

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Neill Blomkamp's Alien Sequel Will Give Ripley a Proper Ending

26 February 2015 1:08 AM, PST

Director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) is a huge fan of the "Alien" franchise. So when he cast Sigourney Weaver in his "Chappie" film, his obsession became even more intense. Blomkamp used his own money to put together a bunch of concept art of what his "Alien" movie would look like. That concept art included the return of Weaver as Ellen Ripley and Michael Biehn as Corporal Dwayne Hicks. The helmer went on to say that he never actually had any talks with 20th Century Fox about this. But a bit later came word that Fox has officially greenlit Blomkamp's new "Alien" installment and that Weaver is in talks to reprise her role. Now that he's promoting "Chappie," Blomkamp revealed that his movie will completely ignore the existence of "Alien 3" and "Alien: Resurrection," stating: "I want this film to feel like it is literally the genetic sibling of 'Alien. »

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Tomb Raider Reboot Hires Divergent Writer

26 February 2015 1:07 AM, PST

About two years ago, it was revealed that a "Tomb Raider" reboot was in the works and that it will explore the origin story of Lara Croft. Now comes word that the project is moving forward. Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros partners with MGM to distribute "Tomb Raider" and has hired Evan Daugherty (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, GI Joe 3) to write the script. The original "Tomb Raider" movies were released in 2001 and 2003, and starred Angelina Jolie. They grossed a total of $432 million at the worldwide box office. Obviously Jolie will not reprise her role. »

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Official Creed Plot Synopsis Hints at Rocky's Health Issues

26 February 2015 1:07 AM, PST

Warner Bros and MGM just unveiled the official plot synopsis for its upcoming "Rocky" spin-off, called "Creed," hinting that Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is heaving serious health issue. Check out the synopsis below and watch the film in theaters on November 25th. Plot: Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there's no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed's legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa. Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo . the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, »

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Four New Photos From Fantastic Four Reboot

26 February 2015 1:07 AM, PST

Thanks to Empire magazine, we now have four new photos from the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot, starring Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, and Toby Kebbell. Check everything out below. Plot: The story 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 daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. The new movie is directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) and is set to hit conventional and 3D theaters on August 7th. Photos: (click to enlarge) »

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Unveils Iron Man Poster

26 February 2015 1:06 AM, PST

Marvel recently unveiled the official poster for its upcoming "Avengers: Age of Ultron." And now the studio has started releasing character posters, starting with Iron Man. Check it out below. Plot: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to The Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. The new movie is once again directed by Joss Whedon and is set to hit theaters on May 1st. Poster: (click to enlarge) »

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Dark Power Rangers Short Film with James Van Der Beek

25 February 2015 12:16 AM, PST

"Torque" director Joseph Kahn has been working on a "Power Rangers" short film. But it's nothing like the big screen reboot that Lionsgate has been planning. Kahn's stars James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff, and is far from being kid-friendly. "Overall, it's a very serious thing," Kahn told HitFix. "The joke isn't that you're laughing at each particular scene; the joke is that we did this 'f*ck you' thing in the first place. You're going to look at it and you go 'wow I can't believe they f*cking did that.'" In the short film, Van Der Beek plays Rocky, a former Power Rangers member who takes the Pink Ranger (Sackhoff) hostage. Check it out below. Short Film: »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Says He'll Return For Terminator Genisys Sequel

25 February 2015 12:15 AM, PST

When "The Terminator" franchise was acquired, the plan was to develop three new installments before the rights revert back to James Cameron in 2019. The first film, called "Terminator Genisys" is set to hit theaters on July 1st and will bring back Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator. The sequel will follow on May 19th, 2017, and according to Schwarzenegger, he'll be back once again, adding that production will begin next year. The third installment is set to be released on June 29th, 2018. »

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The Lego Movie Sequel Announces Director

25 February 2015 12:15 AM, PST

Even though the animated "The Lego Movie" was ignored by the Academy Awards, the film grossed $470 million worldwide and has a very impressive 96% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. Now comes word that while Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who wrote and directed "The Lego Movie," will return to only write and produce the sequel. Helming duties have been handed over to Rob Schrab ("Community," "The Mindy Project"), who will be making his feature directorial debut. "We are so excited to collaborate with Rob," said Lord and Miller. "He is a comedy genius, a visual savant, and we have been stalking him for years. No one works harder than Rob, and his aesthetic, combined with his sense of humor, bring a strong, unique, thoughtful, and passionately nerdy voice to this project. People who know him are slapping their foreheads today and saying, 'Of course!'" "The Lego Movie Sequel" is set to hit theaters on September 23rd, »

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Poster for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron

25 February 2015 12:14 AM, PST

Marvel just unveiled the official poster for its upcoming "Avengers: Age of Ultron." We also have an international version which puts Iron Man front and center instead of Captain America. Check everything out below. Plot: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to The Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. The new movie is once again directed by Joss Whedon and is set to hit theaters on May 1st. Poster: (click to enlarge) International Poster: (click to enlarge) »

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Chris Pratt Comments on Starring in Indiana Jones 5

24 February 2015 2:03 AM, PST

It was recently reported that Disney is interested in developing a new installment in the "Indiana Jones" franchise. But instead of proceeding with Harrison Ford or Shia Labeouf, the studio has been eyeing Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) to play the lead. Then came word that Steven Spielberg has expressed interest in returning to direct "Indiana Jones 5" and that casting Pratt was his idea. In fact Spielberg selected the actor to star in "Jurassic World." Now, while speaking to MTV, Pratt commented on playing Indy. "It's all nothing until it's something and so far it's not something," he said. "I don't think it's overwhelming to contemplate. It'd be cool. No one's called me. [There's] a lot of talk about it. The pressure would come just because it's such a great franchise, you wouldn't want to get it wrong. So for me it would have to be perfect to do it. »

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