As revealed back in March, Trevor Noah will be taking over as host of Comedy Central’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Daily Show.” A promo has been released that shows Noah taking over Jon Stewart’s desk and reveals that Noah’s first episode as host will air September 28.
TheWrap brings word that Warner Bros. Pictures has narrowed down their top choices for several key roles in the upcoming trilogy, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The Hollywood Reporter brings word today that Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe) is in negotiations to play The Ancient One in Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
Well known for playing Captain James T. Kirk in the rebooted Star Trek franchise, Chris Pine appears to now be heading for the DC Universe. Variety today reports that Pine is in negotiations to play Steve Trevor, the romantic interest of the titular Amazon, in Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonder Woman.
The former RTÉ broadcaster and PR executive, Bill O’Herlihy, has died. The Cork man, who was 76, retired from RTÉ last year, at the end of the 2014 World Cup, after a 49-year broadcasting career.
Walt Disney Pictures opened Brad Bird’s (The Incredibles) latest movie, the sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie and Raffey Cassidy, in 3,972 theaters on Friday (forsaking the usual Thursday previews). It was #1 on Friday with $9.7 million and Disney has projected that the movie will end up with $32.3 million over the three-day weekend and $40.7 million over the four days, making it the top movie of the weekend. $5 million of that amount can be credited to its 354 IMAX screens in North America.
French director Jacques Audiard’s film Dheepan has won the top prize at Cannes, the Palme d’Or. The gritty drama tells the story of refugees fleeing post-civil war Sri Lanka for a life in France. The choice made by the jury led by American filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen was a surprise to many.