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Jason Derulo Joins the Cats Adaptation as Rum Tum Tugger - See Who Else Is in the Cast!

One of the most successful musicals in Broadway and West End history is finally making an official go for the silver screen. After years of back-and-forth, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats is going from stage musical to feature film. The film began development in May 2016 when it was announced that The King's Speech director Tom Hooper would be at the helm of the Universal Pictures and Working Title Films adaptation.

Billy Elliot screenwriter Lee Hall penned the Cats film screenplay, which will follow the same story as the musical, which was based on a book of children's poems by T.S. Eliot. The story focuses on a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as "the Jellicle choice," deciding which cat will ascend to the "Heaviside Layer" and come back to a new life. The musical features some of the most well-known show tunes,
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Jason Derulo Joins the Cats Adaptation as Rum Tum Tugger - See Who Else Is in the Cast!

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Jason Derulo Joins the Cats Adaptation as Rum Tum Tugger - See Who Else Is in the Cast!
One of the most successful musicals in Broadway and West End history is finally making an official go for the silver screen. After years of back-and-forth, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats is going from stage musical to feature film. The film began development in May 2016 when it was announced that The King's Speech director Tom Hooper would be at the helm of the Universal Pictures and Working Title Films adaptation.

Billy Elliot screenwriter Lee Hall penned the Cats film screenplay, which will follow the same story as the musical, which was based on a book of children's poems by T.S. Eliot. The story focuses on a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as "the Jellicle choice," deciding which cat will ascend to the "Heaviside Layer" and come back to a new life. The musical features some of the most well-known show tunes,
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Green Book wins top prize in Toronto by Amber Wilkinson - 2018-09-17 11:25:45

Green Book Photo: Courtesy of Toronto Film Festival Peter Farrelly's Green Book has won the People's Choice audience award at Toronto Film Festival.

The film, which stars Oscar winner Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortenson, is set in the Sixites. It tells the story of a black classical musician and the driver who takes him on a tour of the Deep South.

The festival prize is seen as marking out films to watch in awards season, with every winner of the accolade since 2012 going on to be nominated for an Oscar. Previous winners of the Academy for Best Film and the Toronto prize include The King's Speech and Slumdog Millionaire.

The second prize went to Barry Jenkins' adaptation of James Baldwin's If Beale Street Could Talk, about a woman striving to prove her fiance's innocence.

Third prize went to Alfonso Cuarón's semi-autobiographical Roma - which will screen at San Sebastian,
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Overlord Poster Pulls the Ripcord on a Blood-Splattered Paratrooper Raid

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Overlord Poster Pulls the Ripcord on a Blood-Splattered Paratrooper Raid
A brand new poster for the upcoming Wwi zombie thriller Overlord has arrived online. The movie comes from J.J. Abrams' production company Bad Robot and, though he's not in the director's chair for this one, as he's busy filming Star Wars 9, this very much looks like something he would cook up. In any case, this movie looks absolutely nuts so far and this latest poster is further evidence that it should be on your radar heading into the fall season.

The poster itself is pretty simple, but there's some heavy-handedness to its first-glance straightforwardness. We see a plane dropping in some paratroopers to what we can presume is a pretty nasty warzone. Or at least that's what it looks like. What's really going on here is a blood splatter that hints at the carnage coming our way. The top of the poster also proudly boasts that the movie comes from producer J.
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Cats Gets December 2019 Release Date, Wicked on Indefinite Hold

Cats Gets December 2019 Release Date, Wicked on Indefinite Hold
In a shocking move, the movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical Cats has been given a December 2019 release date. The movie has reportedly taken the release slot of the movie adaptation of Wicked, which now appears to be delayed.

While the delay of Wicked is certainly disappointment to a number of Broadway fans who have anxiously awaited the movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical since it first premiered in 2003, the delay frankly isn't too surprising. Unlike Cats, Wicked has had little-to-no development reported since it was first announced, despite the movie's release previously being about a year away. Presumably, Universal Pictures has been taking their time with Wicked in order to get the job done right. Wicked is one of the most highly anticipated stage-to-screen adaptations of the next few years, so the stakes are high for Universal to make the movie perfect.

Cats, on the other hand,
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J.J. Abrams' Overlord Poster Looks Into the Eyes of Horror

J.J. Abrams' Overlord Poster Looks Into the Eyes of Horror
The World War II zombie horror movie Overlord, produced by J.J. Abrams's Bad Robot and directed by Julius Avery (Son of a Gun), became one of 2018's most hotly anticipated genre offerings after its explosive trailer premiered at San Diego Comic-Con last July. The film, which may or may not be part of the Cloverfield franchise, will have its world premiere at next month's Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX before hitting theaters nationwide on November 9th.

Overlord refers to Operation Overlord, the code name used by the Allies for the Battle of Normandy (the bloody intrusion into Occupied Europe that turned the tides of war in our favor). Of course, we can expect Abrams and Avery to weave their own terrifying twists into the annals of history. In Overlord:

"On the eve of D-Day, paratroopers drop behind enemy lines to carry out a crucial mission for the invasion.
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Cats Movie Gets Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen and Jennifer Hudson

Cats Movie Gets Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen and Jennifer Hudson
The musical Cats is being turned into a movie and the project is heating up, as four new cast members have joined the adaptation. Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Hudson and James Corden have all signed on to star in the movie musical, which has been in the works for several years now but appears to be moving toward production now with the addition of these cast members. This is a diverse group of talent, but one that proves Universal is trying to make this thing a hit.

Taylor Swift, though known best as a musician, is no stranger to acting. She appeared in The Giver, Valentine's Day and voiced a character in The Lorax. Something like Cats certainly will play to her strengths as a performer. As for Ian McKellen, he may be known best for his work as Magneto in the X-Men franchise and as Gandalf in Lord of the Rings,
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Netflix's New Releases Coming in June 2018

As the month of June begins, a number of new movies and fresh seasons of TV series will be added to Netflix.

Movies including Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok, The Departed, Blue Jasmine, The King's Speech, Just Friends, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Rumor Has It and Tarzan will all be added to the streaming service throughout the month. Season 14 of Grey’s Anatomy and season eight of Portlandia will also become available.

A number of Netflix originals will join the streaming service, including the films Set It Up, Sunday’s Illness and Alex Strangelove. New seasons of The Ranch, Glow, Marcella and ...
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New ‘His Dark Materials’ Movie Coming From Tom Hooper, Starring ‘Logan’ Actress Dafne Keen

New ‘His Dark Materials’ Movie Coming From Tom Hooper, Starring ‘Logan’ Actress Dafne Keen
Philip Pullman‘s His Dark Materials series is getting the movie treatment, again.

The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper will helm a new adaptation of the YA fantasy series, and Logan breakout Dafne Keen will star. Also, rumor has it that Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda has joined the cast as well.
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John Travolta and Fred Durst Team for True-Life Stalker Thriller Moose

John Travolta and Fred Durst Team for True-Life Stalker Thriller Moose
The strange and exciting news was delivered yesterday. Principal photography is now underway in Alabama on the new thriller Moose starring two-time Oscar nominee John Travolta with Limp Bizkit front man, Fred Durst directing for Ambi Media Group. Yes, you heard that right. Fred Durst and John Travolta are teaming up for a thriller.

Based on events from the life of Fred Durst, Moose was written by Durst with Dave Bekerman. John Travolta is playing the title character Moose, a rabid movie fan obsessed with his favorite celebrity action hero, Hunter Dunbar, played by Devon Sawa (Final Destination, Nikita). As Moose's obsession grows stronger, his fixation turns from stalking to ambition of destroying the star's life. The story was inspired by a real life fan who stalked Durst many years ago. Durst previously directed the feature films The Education of Charlie Banks and The Longshots.

Principal photography is now underway
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Weinstein Company Is Filing for Bankruptcy After Sale Falls Through

Weinstein Company Is Filing for Bankruptcy After Sale Falls Through
Harvey Weinstein may have completely collapses his film studio The Weinstein Company with his sexual harassment charges. In a letter sent to potential buyers Ron Burkle and Maria Contreras-Sweet last night, The Weinstein Company announced its plans to file for bankruptcy after talks to sell the company for $500 million fell through. The company made it clear that they were in desperate need of operating cash to keep the business afloat, but it seems that Contreras-Sweet, Burkle and the Dallas-based private equity firm Lantern Asset Management weren't willing to provide interim funding to keep the business afloat until the deal closed. Here's an excerpt of the letter The Weinstein Company sent to the investors last night, after receiving the inadequate offer.

"We have believed in this Company and in the goals set forth by the Attorney General. Based on the events of the past week, however, we must conclude that your
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Take a Magical Ride in the Latest Look at Mary Poppins Returns

Disney has released a new image from Mary Poppins Returns, which showcases a ton of the new cast members having themselves what appears to be a very fun time. Disney has been a hit-making machine in recent years, the likes of which Hollywood has never seen. While doing a remake of the classic Mary Poppins would be downright blasphemous, they're doing the more acceptable but equally risky thing by releasing a sequel this Christmas. This new photo offers us a glimpse of what's in store.

The photo features some of the younger cast members from the sequel, alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda's character and Emily Blunt, who has the very difficult task of living up to Julie Andrews' legacy in Mary Poppins Returns. That said, this photo, and everything we've seen and heard for that matter, points to Blunt being perfect for the role. Her co-star Ben Whishaw seems to think so,
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Is Helena Bonham Carter The Crown's New Princess Margaret?

The Crown might have a new Princess Margaret. Helena Bonham Carter is reportedly near a deal to replace Vanessa Kirby in the royal role for season three. The Evening Standard first reported Bonham Carter's involvement in the Netflix series. Reps for Bonham Carter declined to comment Bonham Carter was nominated for two Oscars, including her work in The King's Speech where she played Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret's mother. Her other credits include the Harry Potter films, Ocean's 8, Fight Club and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. If the deal closes, Bonham Carter will join Olivia Colman as part of the new cast of Netflix's award-winning drama. Colman will take over...
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Geoffrey Rush Steps Down As President of Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts

Geoffrey Rush Steps Down As President of Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts
The King's Speech star Geoffrey Rush has stepped down as President of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) following allegations of "inappropriate behavior" during an Australian stage production of the Shakespeare play King Lear. Oscar-winner Rush, who has also starred in Pirates of the Caribbean and Munich, "voluntarily" resigned from the organization after the allegations earlier this week. He was appointed as President of the group in August…
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Why People Are Comparing Meghan Markle to This Famous Socialite

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Why People Are Comparing Meghan Markle to This Famous Socialite
As far as romances go, they don't get much more fairy-tale-like than this: Prince Harry, heir to the British throne, falls in love with American actress Meghan Markle and puts a ring on it. And while no one would ever likely describe Markle as "common," her nonroyal status does in fact make her the latest commoner to stake claim on Kensington Palace. But Markle is hardly the first woman to win the affections of a British prince (and she's not so much a "winner" as an accomplished actress, model, and humanitarian). If you paid attention in your high school British history class (or you saw the 2010 film The King's Speech), then you've likely heard the name Wallis Simpson. In 1931, the twice-divorced American socialite met Prince Edward, the Duke of Windsor. When he became king five years later, he refused to end their relationship despite opposition from outraged citizens expressing concern over Simpson's divorcee status.
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Anna Kendrick To Front Chris Morris Comedy For See Saw Films & Film4

Anna Kendrick To Front Chris Morris Comedy For See Saw Films & Film4
Anna Kendrick and Orange Is the New Black's Danielle Brooks are set to star in the latest directorial effort from Four Lions helmer Chris Morris. I hear that the long-awaited but secretive project was filmed in the Dominican Republic during the summer. It is understood that the untitled film, which would be Morris' second feature as director, is being produced by The King's Speech producer See Saw Films and U.S producer Archer Gray Productions, which has been behind films…
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‘Darkest Hour’ Review: Gary Oldman Gives Us a Fearsome, Oscar-Worthy Churchill

‘Darkest Hour’ Review: Gary Oldman Gives Us a Fearsome, Oscar-Worthy Churchill
Gary Oldman is one of the greatest actors on the planet – and he proves it again as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, director Joe Wright's rip-roaring take on the celebrated Prime Minister's first tumultuous month in office in May, 1940, when France and Belgium are a whisper away from surrendering to Hitler and Great Britain may be next. (How I'd love to see Oldman's take on the Fuhrer).

The British actor, 59, has played real people before, from Sid Vicious (Sid and Nancy) to Lee Harvey Oswald (JFK). But his Churchill is something different.
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Harvey Weinstein: Academy Calls Emergency Meeting Amid Allegations

Harvey Weinstein: Academy Calls Emergency Meeting Amid Allegations
Update: The Academy announced Saturday that they would "immediately expel" Harvey Weinstein, adding that a vote by the 54-member board of governors was "well in excess of the required two-thirds majority," The New York Times reported. The move is a break in tradition for the Academy, which didn't take similar action in the aftermath of scandals involving Academy members like Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby.

"We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message
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Colin Firth Gets Better With Age, and Here's the Proof

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Colin Firth Gets Better With Age, and Here's the Proof
For three decades, Colin Firth has been wowing us on stage and screen. With a résumé that spans everything from period dramas to action films, he's proven that there is nothing he can't do (including tackling Abba songs in Mamma Mia). For his role in The King's Speech, he became the worthy recipient of an Oscar for best actor (to add to his trio of SAG Awards, his two BAFTA awards, and his Golden Globe). Not many men have played two Mr Darcy's quite so memorably, and Mr Firth definitely knows how to turn on the charm when it comes to his many outings as a romantic lead. Right now, he's on cinema screens as the impossibly dapper Harry Hart in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and he's never looked better. Don't believe us? Take a look back at his celebrity evolution, including some very memorable roles and red carpet appearances.
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Otd: Yul Marries, Macy Screams, Fellini Premieres

on this day in showbiz-related history...

1944 Yul Brynner marries his first wife, actress Virginia Gilmore, in Los Angeles. They're both in their mid 20s. She's already made 15 movies but he's just starting out with two Broadway shows under his belt. Their marriage will last 16 years and they will have one child together. Rock Brynner (their son) will go on to write a book about his dad and their family history.

1954 Federico Fellini's La Strada premieres at the Venice Film Festival and goes on to win the Best Foreign Film Oscar. Fellini will go on to completely own that category, winning thrice more with The Nights of Cabiria (1957), 8½ (1963), and Amarcord (1974)

Macy Gray, The King's Speech, and more after the jump...
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