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Audra McDonald Joins Beauty And The Beast

30 March 2015 8:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Casting continues today on Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast adaptation, with Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald boarding the project in the role of Garderobe (French for wardrobe).

McDonald starred in television’s Private Practice but is best known for her roles in musicals Porgy and Bess, Lady Day in Emerson’s Bar and Grill, A Raisin in the Sun, Ragtime and Carousel (all of which won her Tonys). She joins a cast that includes The Perks of Being a Wallflower actress Emma Watson as the lovely Belle, Downton Abbey alum Dan Stevens as the Beast, Dracula Untold‘s Luke Evans as self-centered villain Gaston and The ComediansJosh Gad as Le Fou, Gaston’s sidekick.

McDonald’s casting indicates that, as previously rumored, this Beauty and the Beast, to be directed by Bill Condon (The Fifth EstateDreamgirls), will include song-and-dance numbers. As Garderobe, a lady-in-waiting transformed into »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Oscars: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Not Returning

26 March 2015 2:48 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

While word of this got out a few weeks ago, it’s now been confirmed via Deadline that producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan will not be returning to produce the Oscars next year. The duo has produced the last three ceremonies in a row, beginning with the disappointing Seth MacFarlane-hosted show in 2013, which was followed by the forgettable but inoffensive Ellen Degeneres-hosted ceremony. I can’t say I’m sad to see Meron and Zadan go. Their obsession with music filled each telecast with performances that had nothing to do with any of the nominees (remember the Dreamgirls tribute?) and made for bloated runtimes, and their hosts didn’t really have a whole lot to do. But Meron and Zadon did bring a couple of new traditions to the Oscars that I hope continue: unveiling every single nomination on TV was a nice way to highlight categories that often get overlooked, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Bradley Cooper in talks to star and direct ‘A Star is Born’ with Beyonce

24 March 2015 4:58 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Could the Queen B be teaming up with the current king of the box office? Deadline reported Tuesday that Bradley Cooper is in talks to make his directorial debut with a remake of the classic showbiz drama and romance A Star is Born, and that Beyonce will be approached to star alongside Cooper in the film.

Nothing is confirmed yet, but Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. hopes he can jump into the project, along with producing and taking a stab at the script by Will Fetters (The Lucky One, Remember Me) once he is finished starring in the Broadway production of The Elephant Man.

The bigger complication however may not be securing Cooper, but Beyonce. Clint Eastwood has long been attached to this project, but he recently revealed in an interview with THR’s Stephen Galloway that Beyonce is obviously very busy being a super-megastar, and that Warner Bros. »

- Brian Welk

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American Idol Top 10 Recap: Highway to the Danger Zone

19 March 2015 8:04 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“Yo, Shonda Rhimes, I love ABC’s #Tgit programming block. And I’ma let you finish. But American Idol just had one of the craziest Thursdays of all time!”

Ok, I’m sorry. You probably didn’t come here expecting a Kanye West reference — @KimKierkegaardashian’s genius Twitter feed is more my style — in an Idol recap. But my brain just went from the frying pan into the active volcano after Season 14’s Top 10 performance telecast (a confusing label, given that there were 11 singers on stage all night, with one awaiting the bad news that he or she was the »

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Recap: 'American Idol' Season 14 - Top 10 Movie Night and Results

19 March 2015 4:57 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sorry, but I'm still annoyed that we sent Sarina-Joi Crowe packing. It's not that she didn't, at least on some level, deserve to go. She gave a bad performance at the beginning of a long episode, which is an easy path to being forgotten and being eliminated. Still, "American Idol" lost a singer with almost limitless upside and we kept at least four or five people who almost certainly will never have anywhere near Sarina-Joi's potential. Oh well. After dedicating Wednesday night to two ridiculously high-rated hours of "Empire," Fox is turning Thursday over for a sure-to-be-lower-rated two hours of "American Idol" with a Movie Night theme. This is always one of the show's fuzziest and least justifiable themes and tonight we're using the theme as a hook so that Jennifer Lopez can perform the song she has in an upcoming movie. Click through and follow along! 8:00 p.m. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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American Idol: Movie Night Song Spoilers Revealed!

19 March 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Against all odds, there will be no Phil Collins ballad — or any soundtrack cuts from The Bodyguard, Frozen, Titanic and Armageddon — when the American Idol Top 10 (plus one contestant on the brink of elimination) tackle “Songs from the Movies tonight (8/7c on Fox).

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That’s good news for Idoloonies who’ve vowed to crawl into their dryers and turn to lint at the sound of one more hopeful belting the umpteenth rendition of “I Have Nothing.”

More important than what the Top 10 won’t tackle, »

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Disney's live action 'Beauty and the Beast' gets a date with destiny

17 March 2015 2:37 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's somewhat amazing to realize that the release calendar for March 2017 is now complete with four different tent poles.  The next (and potentially final) "Wolverine" is slated for March 3,* Legendary Pictures will bring forth their version of the King of the Apes in "Kong: Skull Island" on March 10, "Divergent" will end its cinematic run with "The Divergent Series: Allegiant - Part 2" on March 24 and, surprise, Walt Disney Pictures' live action "Beauty and the Beast" will now open on March 17.  Can you guess which one will garner the most attention?   *A Hugh Jackman movie opening less than two weeks after the Oscars? It didn't work for "Chappie," but, boy that would be an incredibly convenient time for him to host again, wouldn't it? On Monday, Walt Disney Studios confirmed "Beauty's" release date and the impressive cast which had leaked to the press over the past few months.  Emma Watson will play Belle, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Beauty And The Beast: live action Disney movie set for 2017

16 March 2015 11:28 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Emma Watson and Dan Stevens are headlining the live action remake of Disney's Beauty And The Beast. It's been confirmed for a 2017 release.

With Cinderella opening to sizeable business in the Us over the weekend, Disney's continued plan to bring classic animated stories to live action won't be slowing down. We've got a new Jungle Book film coming soon, whilst Tim Burton has been linked with directing Dumbo. And then there's the live action take on 1991's Beauty And The Beast, which will be going before the cameras shortly.

The cast for the film has fallen into place over the last week.

Emma Watson will be playing Belle, whilst Downton Abbey and The Guest star Dan Stevens is to be Beast. Luke Evans will be taking on the role of villainous Gaston, whilst Josh Gad is his sidekick LeFou. Belle's father, Maurice? That role has gone to Kevin Kline, and »

- simonbrew

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Snoop Sings, Terrence Talks and The Empire ‘Peaches and Cream” Clip!

16 March 2015 7:18 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

“The streets ain’t made for everybody… that’s why they made sidewalks.” – Cookie Lyon TV Picks: Snoop Sings, Terrence Talks and The Empire ‘Peaches and Cream” Clip! From Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong comes “Empire”, the hottest TV series to come along in many years, it is a sexy and powerful new drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne. It’s kind of like Game of Thrones, Dynasty and Jackie Brown all had a baby.Academy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson (“Dreamgirls”) and Musical Artists Snoop […] »

- April Neale

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Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast dated, Emma Thompson joins

16 March 2015 12:15 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Disney has confirmed a release date for its live action version of Beauty and the Beast.

Dreamgirls director Bill Condon's adaptation of the Oscar-winning 1991 Disney animated classic will open on March 17, 2017.

Emma Watson has the lead role as the enchanting Belle, and her Beast will be portrayed by former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens.

The arrogant and villainous hunter Gaston is portrayed by Luke Evans, while Frozen's Josh Gad continues his working partnership with Disney as Gaston's servant LeFou.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Emma Thompson is joining the project to play Mrs Potts, the teapot voiced by Angela Lansbury in the animated film.

Kevin Kline has been cast as Belle's eccentric inventor father Maurice as well.

Production on Beauty and the Beast is expected to commence in London in mid-May.

The project will reunite Watson with her Perks of Being a Wallflower screenwriter Stephen Chbosky.

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'Beauty and the Beast,' Arrives in March 2017, Gets Emma Thompson

16 March 2015 11:57 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After Cinderella crushed the competition at the box office this past weekend, Disney is sticking with spring releases for their live-action fairytales as the studio has just announced that their new adaptation of Beauty and the Beast (which will be getting a 3D release) will arrive in theaters on March 17th 2017. And with that news comes a couple new additions to the cast as well. Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) will be playing Mrs. Potts while Kevin Kline (Last Vegas) will be playing the father of Belle (Emma Watson). But we're wondering who will play the bickering duo of Lumiere and Cogsworth in the adaptation. Otherwise, as we've previously reported, Dan Stevens (The Guest) will play The Beast, Luke Evans (The Hobbit) will play Gaston and Josh Gad will play his sidekick Le Fou. There's bound to be more casting announced very soon with some key supporting roles left to be filled. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Disney's Live Action, 3D 'Beauty and the Beast' Set for March 2017 Release

16 March 2015 11:23 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Disney has now gone three-for-three when it comes to their live-action adaptations of their classic animated features. Alice in Wonderland brought in $1.02 billion worldwide in 2010, Maleficent brought in $758.4 million last year and Cinderella was huge this past weekend, bringing in $67.8 million in its first three days. Next up, Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast and the studio has just set a March 17, 2017. Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) is directing the live-action musical, which will be released in 3D: Disney will release Beauty and the Beast in 3D on March 17, 2017. The beloved tale will be retold for the big screen with a modern live-action lens and the help of transformative CG magic. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince respectively, and Luke Evans will play the role of Gaston. Emma Thompson has joined the cast as Mrs. Potts »

- Brad Brevet

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Eddie Murphy Is Joining The Richard Pryor Biopic

14 March 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { } The Richard Pryor Biopic, which about six months ago cast Mike Epps in the role of Pryor, just added another big name to its slate of actors. That's right, SNL vet Eddie Murphy has just officially joined the cast of the upcoming drama. Murphy is said to be in talks to board the film in the role of the comedian's father, LeRoy "Buck Carter" Pryor, a boxer and WWII veteran, reports Variety. The Lee Daniels project is also said to co-star Oprah Winfrey, and potentially Kate Hudson, and will be produced by the Weinstein Company, the lattermost which Richard Pryor's widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor said "would like it [the upcoming biopic] to be released for the Oscars." Daniels posted this photo of himself and the Dreamgirls star to his Instagram Thursday night.     Strap in and brace »

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Eddie Murphy To Star In Lee Daniels’ Richard Pryor Biopic

13 March 2015 2:25 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Entertainment Tonight reports that Eddie Murphy is in talks for a role in Precious director Lee Daniels’ upcoming Richard Pryor biopic. Murphy has remained interested in the movie for several years now and was linked to a previous iteration of the project with Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters) attached to direct.

Should he commit to Daniels’ version, he will play Pryor’s father LeRoy “Buck Carter” Pryor. Mike Epps, who was at one stage attached to that earlier version, is still on board for the lead role, and Kate Hudson will play Pryor’s wife Jennifer Pryor, who is also a producer on the film.

Many are hopeful that this project could mark Murphy’s return to ‘serious’ fare. The comedian landed a ton of critical acclaim for his last major acting performance in the 2006 musical drama Dreamgirls. Director Condon led him to an Oscar nomination for that role and »

- Gem Seddon

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Josh Gad Joins Disney's Live Action 'Beauty and the Beast'

13 March 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

After it was announced yesterday that Josh Gad would return to voice the snowman Olaf in Disney's yet-to-be-dated Frozen 2, the Mouse House and Gad have reached another deal as the Broadway star will join the cast of Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast adaptation as Le Fou, the goofy sidekick to the villainous Gaston, to be played by Luke Evans. If you think about it, the casting makes sense, though The Wrap does caution it's not yet a done deal. Along with Evans, Gad would join Emma Watson as the titular beauty and Dan Stevens as the Beast for director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls). Disney has not yet set a release date for the feature, though it is expected to hit theaters in 2016. Meanwhile, if you're up for a laugh enjoy Sarah Michelle Gellar as Cinderella and Whitney Avalon as Belle in this rather comical "Cinderella vs. Belle" rap battle. »

- Brad Brevet

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Josh Gad Headed to Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Live-Action Film

13 March 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Josh Gad is currently in negotiations to star in Disney’s live action “Beauty and the Beast,” an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap. Voice of the beloved “Frozen” snowman Olaf, Gad’s human form will join the previously announced Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans in the retelling of the Disney classic under director Bill Condon (“Dreamgirls”). The actor is in contention for Le Fou, the bird-brained sidekick of Evans’ cocky and menacing Gaston (who, in other iterations, is actually quite charming). Reps for Gad have not yet returned TheWrap’s request for comment. Also Read: »

- Matt Donnelly

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Ian McKellen’s Mr Holmes To Open Friday July 17 in Select Us Theaters

11 March 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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Roadside Attractions and Miramax announced on Wednesday that director Bill Condon’s Mr Holmes will be released Friday, July 17 in select Us theaters.

Mr Holmes is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it’s too late.

Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan, Patrick Kennedy, »

- Michelle McCue

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Movie News: 'Beauty and the Beast' Nabs Its Beast and Villain; 'Barbie' Movie Secures 'Juno' Writer

5 March 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Beauty and the Beast: Dan Stevens (The Guest, TV's Downton Abbey) will star as the Beast in Disney's upcoming live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, joining Emma Watson as Belle, aka Beauty. Luke Evans is in talks to play the vain, villainous Gaston. Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) is set to direct; what's not yet known is whether the new version will feature song and dance numbers, as in Disney's 1991 animated musical edition. [Heat Vision/Variety]   Barbie: Academy Award-winner Diablo Cody (Juno) will rewrite the screenplay for Barbie, inspired by the much-beloved doll. Sony Pictures hopes that the live-action movie will become a franchise; producer Walter Parkes says the hire "signals we're going for a legitimately contemporary tone.&quot...

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- Peter Martin

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3 Questions We Have About the Beauty and the Beast Live-Action Movie

5 March 2015 11:19 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Disney's live-action version of Beauty and the Beast added some key players to its cast this week when Dan Stevens was cast as the Beast and Luke Evans signed on for Gaston. They joined the perfectly picked Emma Watson as Belle, and while we couldn't be more excited about the stars of the film, we realize we have several burning questions, not the least of which is, 'Wait, what is this movie?!' Join as us we muse about the unanswered questions of the Beauty and the Beast movie. How musical will it be? When Emma Watson was cast, we got excited because she gushed about the news on Facebook, saying, "It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I'll get to dance to 'Be Our Guest' and sing 'Something There'." However, Disney has not confirmed whether the film will actually be a musical, »

- Shannon-Vestal

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Dan Stevens and Luke Evans join Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast

5 March 2015 8:34 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Beauty has found her Beast!

Former “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens has signed on to play the Beast opposite Emma Watson in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

The casting rumour mill has run rampant since it was announced that Watson would be taking the lead as Belle.  Though Stevens didn’t make our list of actors we’d like to take on the role of the cursed prince, we have to agree that he’s got the icy blue eyes that the animated Beast has in the 1991 film.  If his performance in the recent horror flick The Guest is any indication, he’s got that menacing growl down pat too.  

Of course, every fairytale needs its villain, and the raw egg-eating mob-leading Gaston is a very fine foe indeed.  And now we’ve got a face to go with the burly and brawny, intimidating specimen that is Gaston: Luke Evans! »

- Rachel West

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