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Toby Kebbell Lied About 'Dentist Appointment' For Audition

29th April 2014

Toby Kebbell told his employers he had a dentist appointment when he needed time off to audition for 'Dawn of the Planet Apes'.The 31-year-old star plays Koba in the forthcoming sci-fi film and he...

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James Franco To Appear In Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes?

28th April 2014

James Franco is set to appear in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'.The 36-year-old actor starred as Will Rodman in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' and although his character was not set...

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Scarlett Johansson And Lupita Nyong'o Land Roles In Jungle Book Adaptation

By Lauren James | 24th April 2014

Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong'o are reportedly in talks to star in Jon Favreau's adaptation of the classic tale, The Jungle Book. The actresses will join Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom's Idris Elba, who will...

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The Apes Have Shotguns (And The Earth) In New "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" Stills

By Victoria Pavlova | 10th April 2014

Let’s just slip into geek out mode for a few minutes with these ten new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stills released by Empire Magazine and USA Today, among others. The stills reveal...

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Andy Serkis Calls On War Horse Puppeteers To Help Him With Animal Farm

1st April 2014

Lord Of The Rings star Andy Serkis has revamped the horse puppet from the stageshow War Horse for his new performance-capture adaptation of George Orwell's Animal Farm.The actor-turned-director and film pioneer admits he called on...

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The Things They Say: 4129257

28th March 2014

"I found it mesmerising, and it transported me into this incredible world. It's extraordinary that I'm getting a chance to bring it to the screen." Lord Of The Rings star Andy Serkis confirms reports he's...

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Andy Serkis: The Jungle Book Is Darker

28th March 2014

Andy Serkis says his adaptation of 'The Jungle Book' doesn't ''shy away from darkness''.'The Hobbit' actor is set to try his hand at directing by helming Warner Bros.' new live action version of the classic...

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Andy Serkis Replacing Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu As The Jungle Book Director

21st March 2014

Actor Andy Serkis has been tapped to replace Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu as the director of a planned live-action version of The Jungle Book.The Babel filmmaker dropped out of the movie in December (13) due to...

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Andy Serkis Gets His Very Own Precious: 'The Jungle Book'

By Jack de Aguilar | 21st March 2014

Andy Serkis, who hit worldwide notoriety for portraying the character of Gollum in The Lord of The Rings films, is to direct ‘The Jungle Book’ for Warner Bros., who will be under extra pressure to...

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Andy Serkis To Direct The Jungle Book

21st March 2014

Andy Serkis will direct a live-action version of 'The Jungle Book'.The 49-year-old actor has his sights set on the adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic children's story and is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to bring...

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Fascinating Fact: 4084556

25th February 2014

Lord Of The Rings star Andy Serkis has been named the 2014 recipient of the Vanguard Award at the upcoming CinemaCon event in Las Vegas next month (Mar14).

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Andy Serkis: 'There Are Not Enough Chances For Working Class Actors'

21st February 2014

Actor Andy Serkis fears young British actors from poor backgrounds are purposefully snubbed by moviemakers.The Lord Of The Rings star recently paid a visit to The Young Actors Theatre in north London, where he first...

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Planet Of The Apes 3 Confirmed

8th January 2014

Matt Reeves will direct a third 'Planet of the Apes' movie.The director has signed on to helm another movie in the sci-fi thriller franchise after pleasing 20th Century Fox executives with the latest cut of...

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A Week In Movies: Stars Court Awards Attention At Premieres, While Bieber Hits The Red Carpet And Several New Trailers Arrive

By Rich Cline | 20th December 2013

Two big premieres this week were more about raising awards-worthy awareness than launching a movie. Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin and Juliette Lewis were all on hand for the August:...

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New 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Trailer Makes Us Fear Global Primate Invasion [Trailer]

By Victoria Pavlova | 19th December 2013

The newly released trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is about as dark as an “end of the world” movie can be and just as exciting. The short clip, released by 20th...

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Andy Serkis Lands Cameo In Kickstarter-funded Blockheads Video

11th December 2013

Lord Of The Rings star Andy Serkis makes a brief cameo alongside Ian Dury's sons Bill and Albert in the video for The Blockheads' new single Express Yourself.The video is one of three funded by...

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Andy Serkis Reveals Pioneering Work On Animal Farm

9th December 2013

Actor Andy Serkis has promised his adaptation of Animal Farm will use techniques never before seen in the film industry.The Lord Of The Rings star will make his directorial debut with the adaptation of George...

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Scarlett Johansson In Golden Globes Snub

27th November 2013

Scarlett Johansson has been ruled ineligible for a Golden Globe for her performance in 'Her'.The 29-year-old actress has earned rave reviews for her voice role in the Spike Jonze-directed science fiction movie, but the Hollywood...

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Benedict Cumberbatch 'Thrilled' With The Fifth Estate

7th October 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch is ''thrilled'' with 'The Fifth Estate'.The 37-year-old actor plays real-life WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the upcoming thriller and he admitted while he enjoyed the role, he was ''terrified'' before he watched the...

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Naomi Watts Felt Compelled To Play 'Complex' Diana

5th September 2013

Naomi Watts wanted to play Princess Diana because she was such a ''complex'' woman.The 44-year-old actress portrays the late royal in new movie 'Diana' - which is based on the book 'Diana: Her Last Love'...

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Samantha Shannon's "The Bone Season" - What's All The Fuss About?

By Victoria Pavlova | 20th August 2013

Samantha Shannon, the 21-year-old author behind The Bone Season, is on everyone’s lips these days. The book has only been released today, though advance reader copies have been making the rounds for several months, but...

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How A 19-Year-old Intern Wrote 'The Bone Season,' The New Harry Potter

By Michael West | 20th August 2013

Two years ago, Samantha Shannon was a nobody - certainly in the literary world. A 19-year-old slaving away as an intern like thousands of other aspiring writers, she put her mind to realising her dream...

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Do Andy Serkis, Samantha Shannon, Have The New Harry Potter On Their Hands?

By Michael West | 12th August 2013

Two years ago, Samantha Shannon was a 19-year-old intern - though no ordinary 19-year-ordinary intern. She had 480 pages of a fantasy novel locked away, for which - two years later - she would be...

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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Trailer - First Look

By Lauren James | 11th June 2013

Following last Christmas' first instalment that kicked off the trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the new episode of adventures in Middle Earth will take Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and the band...

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Gary Oldman Joins Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

1st March 2013

Gary Oldman has joined the 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' cast.'The Dark Knight Rises' actor has become the latest star to sign on to Matt Reeves' sci-fi sequel, set 15 years after the...

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Jason Clarke Joins Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

20th February 2013

Jason Clarke has been cast in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'.The 'Zero Dark Thirty' actor is on board to star in Matt Reeves' new chapter of 20th Century Fox's fantasy franchise, set 15...

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James Franco Denies Return To Planet Of The Apes

19th December 2012

James Franco is doubtful he will return to 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'.The Hollywood heartthrob - who played Will Rodman in the 2011 film 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes - admits...

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Andy Serkis: Gollum Is An Addict

17th December 2012

Andy Serkis has likened Gollum to an addict.'The Hobbit' actor - who reprises his role as the cave-dwelling creature in the 'Lord Of The Rings' prequel - took inspiration for his character from modern-day addiction...

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Cate Blanchett Shocked At The Hobbit Return

13th December 2012

Cate Blanchett didn't expect to appear in 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'.The actress reprised her role as Galadriel from Sir Peter Jackson's award-winning 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy in the prequel, despite her character not...

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Peter Jackson To Shoot Tintin 2 In 2013

13th December 2012

Sir Peter Jackson is looking to film a 'Tintin' sequel next year ahead of a 2015 release. The 51-year-old director has been busy working on 'The Hobbit' franchise recently, but while promoting the first fantasy...

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