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Once a sex symbol, always a sex symbol. Certainly in Jaclyn Smith's case, at least. The original Charlie's Angels star is celebrating her 70th birthday today and whatever it is she's doing... It's working. Smith, who covered many a bedroom wall alongside fellow poster girls Farrah Fawcett and Kate Jackson in the 1970s, is still pretty pinup-worthy as far as we're concerned. After Charlie's Angels wrapped its six-year run in 1981, Smith became a fixture on the small screen in TV movies—she was nominated for a Golden Globe for her title role in Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy—and she had a cameo in 2003's Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. She also famously turned into a »
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away - Ok, on Tuesday, on your laptop - the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer revealed a host of new titbits to intrigue and torment us. As well as, among the new and familiar faces, our first proper look at Carrie Fisher returning as Princess Leia.
And yet Fisher isn't all doughnut-hairdos and gold bikinis. After the original trilogy was released, she became as well known for her incredible life off-screen - not least for her turbulent love life and struggles with bi-polar disorder and substance abuse - as her roles on-screen.
So as she turns 59 this week, what better time to look back at some of the stranger things you probably didn't know about her:
1. She was born into Hollywood royalty
Carrie wasn't just some unknown ingénue plucked from obscurity by George Lucas - she was born »
With Disney already developing a movie adaptation based on their theme park attraction Jungle Cruise, the studio is also moving forward with another theme park-based movie, Tower of Terror. Deadline reports that the studio is currently seeking screenwriters, who will write the script based on a treatment by John August. Both John August and producer Jim Whitaker took their idea to Disney, and the studio sparked to their take.
The attraction opened at DisneyWorld's Hollywood Studios in 1994, which is based on the anthology series The Twilight Zone. The attraction is set at the fictional Hollywood Tower Hotel, where visitors step inside an elevator, where they're told stories about several people who have disappeared in that very same elevator over the years. The movie adaptation will follow a group of five people, who enter an elevator in a posh hotel. They all disappear after the hotel is struck by lightning. The »
Things went really rather well for Elizabeth Banks with her feature directorial debut this summer. She helmed Pitch Perfect 2, which proved to be a good hit in the Us especially, and in turn is leading to Pitch Perfect 3 (which is due in 2017).
Yet Banks may not be returning to direct that one (although she's a producer on the series too, as well as her work in front of the camera, so she'll still be involved), as instead, she may be heading over to Sony to direct the big screen reboot of Charlie's Angels.
Based on the hit 1970s TV series that originally starred Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith, Charlie's Angels first headed to the big screen in 2000. Then, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu took on the three lead roles for director McG, »
We reached the tipping point with remakes and reboots years ago, so it should come as no surprise that, as we hit the midway point of this decade, a lot of reboots are once again getting rebooted. Sony is doing it a second time with Spider-Man, and now they are planning to do it with Charlie's Angels. Elizabeth Banks is in talks to direct the action-adventure comedy. She will also co-producer with her husband Max Handelman.
At this time, Sony is still searching for a writer to handle the story behind this all-new Charlie's Angels. Elizabeth Banks made her directorial debut this summer, with the blockbuster hit Pitch Perfect 2. The musical comedy, which saw Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Elizabeth Banks reprising their original roles from the 2012 hit Pitch Perfect, has gone onto earn more than $183.7 million at the domestic box office. It is the number 8 highest grossing movie of 2015 in the states. »
5 items from 2015
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