NBC is bringing in the holiday spirit with a stop-motion hourlong animated special, “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas,” set to air Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. Based on the popular film Elf and the hit Broadway show “Elf: The Musical,” the special will star four-time Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”) as Buddy. Read More
The ensemble cast of Ridley Scott’s The Martian continues to grow as EW today reports that Mackenzie Davis (What If), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, and Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier are joining Matt Damon, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Kristen Wiig, Jessica Chastain and Sean Bean for the science fiction tale. Read More
“The Defining Chapter” hits theaters December 17 and offers a massive ensemble cast that includes Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, John Bell, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Billy Connolly, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Lawrence Makoare, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Dean O’Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt and Aidan Turner. Read More
Steve Carell has been attached for a while to headline an adaptation of Arthur Herzog’s 1978 science fiction novel, IQ 83. Today, however, the big screen take on the high concept tale is officially getting a rewrite from none other than Charlie Kaufman, the screenwriter behind films like Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Synecdoche, New York. Deadline has the news, reporting that Kaufman will be doing a page one rewrite. Read More
The teaser trailer for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron dropped this morning, and you can check out BuzzHub Editor Lucien’s video review of the trailer right now! Read More
Still in talks for the David Ayer-helmed DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad, The Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie is, according to a story today at The Hollywood Reporter, in talks for Paramount Pictures’ upcoming comedy The Taliban Shuffle, already set to star Tina Fey. Read More
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Read More
Years after screenwriter Aaron Sorkin announced plans to make a biopic of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, casting details have been revealed about who will play the iconic inventor. British actor Christian Bale, known for playing Batman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, was given the role without even auditioning, Sorkin told Bloomberg in a television interview.
Get your first look at Ultron trying to tear apart Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the rest of the world in the first official teaser trailer for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” in theaters May 1, 2015! Read More
Paramount Pictures has revealed a Red Band preview and the new poster for director Rupert Wyatt’s The Gambler, starring Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael Kenneth Williams and Jessica Lange. The film opens in limited release on December 19 before expanding on January 1. Read More
Morena Baccarin, Emmy nominated for her work on “Homeland,” has joined the cast of FOX’s DC Comics-inspired series, “Gotham”! Deadline has the news, reporting that the “Firefly” star will make her debut during Season One with plans for her character to act as a series regular starting in Season Two. Read More
Johnny Depp is a wolf in wolf’s clothing as Entertainment Weekly gives us our first full-fledged peek at the actor in his latest eccentric guise with their cover series featuring characters from Disney’s upcoming musical Into the Woods. Read More
The first teaser trailer for next summer’s Joss Whedon-helmed Avengers: Age of Ultron is coming one week from today! At the close of tonight’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” it was revealed that next week’s all-new episode will offer the reveal, so be sure to tune in to ABC Tuesday, October 28 at 9:00pm ET/PT. Read More
Adrianne Palicki made her first appearance as Bobbi Morse on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” in the most recent episode “A Hen in the Wolf House,” where she was quickly revealed to be an undercover S.H.I.E.L.D. agent working for Coulson (Clark Gregg). Marvel has provided a first look at her suit in both concept and final form. Read More
Several high-profile Hollywood figures including directors Brad Bird and Edgar Wright have taken to Twitter to express their glowing opinions of Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic Interstellar, which has yet to be screened publicly. Read More
Billy Boyd, best known to Middle Earth fans as Pippin in The Lord of the Ringstrilogy, will perform a new song titled “The Last Goodbye” for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ end credits. Boyd co-wrote the song with Hobbitproducers Phillipa Boyens and Fran Walsh. Read More
Taylor Swift has unveiled the third song from her upcoming new record, 1989. “Welcome To New York” follows in the footsteps of the recently released “Out Of The Woods” and lead single “Shake It Off.” The song was co-produced and co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder. Read More
Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed plans today for Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ quest. In theaters in late 2016, the film is directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog, Aladdin). Read More
The third weekend of October slowed down slightly with the Brad Pitt WWII movie Fury, directed by David Ayer (End of Watch) and co-starring Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal and Michael Pena, opening on Thursday night in 3173 theaters. After grossing $8.8 million on Friday (including Thursday previews), it took in an estimated $23.5 million for the weekend. That’s the best opening for Ayer as a director, although his involvement as a writer on films like The Fast and the Furious and the remake of S.W.A.T. both had better openings. It’s a significantly lower opening than other WWII movies such as Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan and Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, which also starred Brad Pitt.
On the heels of this week’s massive update to Warner Bros. Pictures’ schedule of DC Comics adaptations comes word, via The Hollywood Reporter, that the first of the newly-announced films, David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, is already courting some serious talent. According to the outlet, Ryan Gosling, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Will Smith have all been approached for roles. Read More
Jena Malone is rumoured to be cast in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay actress may have been cast as a female Robin, according to a WILX-10 report later backed up by The Hollywood Reporter. Read More
Tom Hardy seems to be a popular man for comic book properties. He already took on Christian Bale’s Batman in The Dark Knight Rises and, earlier this week, was said to be up for a role in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. Now TheWrap reports that 20th Century Fox is keen on casting the Mad Max: Fury Road star in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Read More
Big Eyes, set for release on December 25, stars Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman and Terence Stamp, and offers a biopic of artist Margaret Keane, the painter whose distinctive creations featuring big-eyed children became one of art’s first mass-market success stories in the 1950s.
The story of J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan” is one of eternal youth, companionship and enduring loyalty. A mischievous boy who can fly and doesn’t age, Peter grew up without parents and spends his never-ending childhood on the enchanted island of Never Land where he is the leader of the Lost Boys. With the fairy Tinker Bell always at his side, he brings Wendy Darling and her brothers to Never Land on the biggest adventure of their lives and they encounter mermaids, fairies, pirates, and the dastardly Hook.
A family spokeswoman has confirmed that a body found in a ravine near Seattle is 32-year-old actress Misty Upham. Upham, known for roles in August: Osage County and Django Unchained, had been missing since 6 October. Read More
Although The Wolf of Wall Street‘s Margot Robbie was said to be up for the role earlier this year, Deadline is now reporting that Lucy and Marvel’s The Avengers‘s Scarlett Johansson has been offered the leading role in DreamWorks’ live-action adaptation of the popular manga Ghost in the Shell. Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders will helm the feature from a script by William Wheeler, based on the series by Masamune Shirow.
After taking on Captain America himself earlier this year, Academy Award winner Robert Redford is looking at a new project with Walt Disney Pictures. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Redford is in talks to headline Pete’s Dragon with David Lowery (Ain’t Them Body Saints) attached to helm. The Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid star would play a local storyteller who knows a few good tales about dragons. Read More
The final film’s cast also includes Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, John Bell, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Billy Connolly, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Lawrence Makoare, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Dean O’Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt and Aidan Turner. Read More
We learned earlier this year that Warner Bros. is looking to bring the hit video game Minecraft to the big screen. Now, Deadline reveals that Real Steel and Night at the Museum helmer Shawn Levy is in talks to direct.
Anyone who knows anything about the tropes of network television know that Gotham faces a distinct problem: in employing a ‘Villain of the Week’ format, it seriously risks falling into a trap of being 60% a boring, cliché-ridden procedural cop drama and only 40% an entertaining Batman origin story. Read More
Opening in theaters on November 21, the Francis Lawrence-directed third film in the franchise stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.
On the same day that it was officially announced that the star will be headlining a Wonder Woman feature film, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Gal Gadot is being targeted to play the female lead in MGM and Paramount’s upcoming Timur Bekmambetov-directed remake of Ben-Hur.
Award-winning star of stage and screen Neil Patrick Harris will host the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. This will be Harris’ first time hosting the ceremony. The show will air live on ABC on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015. Read More
Interstellar opens Nov. 5 and stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Wes Bentley, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, and John Lithgow, to name a few. The plot tracks a quartet of astronauts and scientists—and the most unusual robot to grace the screen in years (meet the fall’s breakout star: a mini-monolith of metamorphic Jenga blocks named TARS)—who journey across the universe to search for a new home for mankind: In the near future of the film, Earth is dying, ravaged by blight and environmental ruin.
Warner Bros. made headlines today with a series of major announcements concerning their upcoming slate of blockbusters. Read More
Netflix has announced that all 10 seasons, 236 episodes and 83 hours of the touchstone sitcom “Friends” will be available exclusively on Netflix starting January 1, 2015.
Warner Bros. and DC confirmed a slew of Justice League-related dates on Wednesday at Time Warner Investor Day.
At Time Warner Investor Day on Wednesday morning, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara announced that David Yates will direct J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, due for release in November 2016! Read More
After debuting nine new posters for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, New Line Cinema and MGM are back with yet even more artwork – two more posters and three more banners. Read More
Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow appears to have found a new foe. TheWrap reports that Javier Bardem is in talks to play Captain Brand, the chief antagonist of Pirates of the Caribbean 5. Read More
Bill Murray is to reunite with his Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola for a carol-singing Christmas TV special, it has been announced.
We learned earlier this month that Joaquin Phoenix, long rumored to play Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme, was no longer in contention for Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange. Today, a new name has been thrown out as a contender for the part with Badass Digest claiming that Ewan McGregor is among those being considered.
After nine days of new posters for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, we’ve come to the final one, and it features the titular character – Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins.
The song will be featured on the 24-year-old singer’s upcoming album 1989 and it was just released on iTunes.
Marking a major twist to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Phase Three,” Variety is reporting that Robert Downey Jr. is close to joining the cast of Captain America 3 as Tony Stark and that the film will launch elements of the hit comic book crossover event, “Civil War” in the MCU! Read More
Fox has ordered six more episodes of breakout new drama series “Gotham,” raising the series order to 22 episodes.
Released in theaters in August of 2013, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones was not the box office success that Constantin Film and Screen Gems were hoping for. Made for about $60 million, the film earned just $31.2 million at the domestic box office. Internationally, it performed a little better with $59.4 million for a worldwide total of $90.6 million.
Back in August, the rumor broke that Sam Mendes’ James Bond 24 was looking to cast an “iconic henchman.” Now, Latino-Review reports that role has been filled by none other than Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista!
The final film’s cast includes Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, John Bell, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Billy Connolly, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Lawrence Makoare, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Dean O’Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt and Aidan Turner.