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Anna Kendrick Wanted as Santa Claus in Disney Christmas Comedy

11 January 2017 3:15 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney has had a truly staggering amount of success over the last year at the box office and interestingly enough, a lot of that still has to do with their original movies. Despite having massive franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars, their original movies like Zootopia still do very well. So, why not do an original Christmas movie with Anna Kendrick? It looks like that may be the plan and what's more is that the 31-year-old actress would actually be playing Santa Claus.

According to a report from Variety, Disney is eyeing Anna Kendrick for a currently Untitled Disney Female Santa Claus Movie that would see her taking on the role of St. Nick. The movie has a working title of Nicole, which seems fitting based on the description, but that title hasn't been finalized. Here is how Variety is describing the movie.

"Currently going by the running title "Nicole, »

- MovieWeb

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Anna Kendrick Eyeing Female Santa Claus Tale for Disney and Marc Lawrence (Exclusive)

11 January 2017 2:41 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anna Kendrick is in talks to star in the untitled Disney Santa Claus film from “Miss Congeniality” scribe Marc Lawrence.

Currently going by the running title “Nicole,” the story revolves Santa’s daughter who is forced to take over the family business when her father decides to retire and brother ends up getting cold feet prior to his first big Christmas Eve flight.

Lawrence has penned the script and would direct the film. Susanne Todd is producing while Louie Provost is overseeing for the Disney.


Watch: Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick Perform Cyndi Lauper’s ‘True Colors’ From ‘Trolls’ in Cannes

The pic marks Lawrence’s first directing gig since the Hugh Grant pic “The Rewrite.”

Kendrick is coming off a busy 2016 which included the Warner Bros. pic “The Accountant,” the Fox comedy “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”, the Sundance pic “The Hollars” and the recently released wedding pic “Table 19. »

- Justin Kroll

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Et Obsessions: ‘This Is Us’ Return, Margo Martindale and ‘Hidden Figures’

9 January 2017 7:45 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Here at Et, we’re obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of Jan. 9 to Jan. 15, this is what we’re most excited about:

This Is Us

One of the most anticipated TV shows of the year is the return of This Is Us, which captivated with its unexpected plot twists and tear-jerking storylines in the fall and was nominated for three Golden Globes, for Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz and Best Drama Series. At the end of the fall finale, we were left with one major cliffhanger: What happened to Toby (Chris Sullivan) after he collapsed in Randall’s (Sterling K. Brown) house? Is he alive or dead? "I think people will be very surprised, maybe a little on edge," Chrissy Metz tells Et.

Not only will the show answer that question early in the premiere, it will also dive deeper in the backstory of Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Moore) Pearson. “There »

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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Taps Passengers Director Morten Tyldum To Helm Pilot Episode

7 January 2017 4:25 AM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Deadline is reporting that Amazon's upcoming spy drama Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, which has been ordered straight-to-series, has enlisted Academy Award-nominated director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game; Passengers) to helm the series' pilot episode.  John Krasinski (The Hollars) will headline the series, which follows Clancy's beloved hero at an early stage in his career when he's an up-and-coming analyst at the CIA, who then finds himself thrust into a deadly field assignment for the very first time. We'll join Ryan as he begins to uncover a secret pattern in terrorist communication that puts him right smack dab in the center of a very real and very dangerous new global threat. Krasinski will be joined by Abbie Cornish (Geostorm) as Ryan's future lady love Cathy Muller, Wendell Pierce (The Odd Couple) as James Greer, Dina Shihabi (Amira & Sam) as Hani, and Ali Suliman (Lone Survivor) as Suleiman. In addition to Tyldum, »

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‘Loving’ Crowned Best Picture at AARP Mag’s Movies for Grownups Awards

4 January 2017 7:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Loving” is set to be named Best Picture at Aarp’s 16th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards, while Annette Bening and Denzel Washington will pick up the best lead acting awards.

The awards, which honor the best films and actors who appeal to “a grownup state of mind,” feature winners come from a wide variety of films, with 13 movies represented among the 16 winners.

Kenneth Lonergan is also a notable winner, picking up both the Best Director and Best Screenwriter award for “Manchester By The Sea.” Lonergan was recently nominated two similar awards, Best Director and Best Screenplay, at the Golden Globes.

Probably thew most unexpected winner is “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” as the British comedy romp, based on the original BBC show with Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders, will receive the Best Buddy Picture award.

Emmy-winning actress Margo Martindale will host the awards ceremony which will take place at  the »

- Will Thorne

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