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


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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 to return for the sequel, director Matt Reeves has now revealed he could make a cameo.

Asked whether unused scenes from the last film were to appear in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', he told Collider.com: ''There is an appearance that he makes which is not about some ending that they ... there's no reprise of the footage that they shot of his death or anything like that.''

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Lorde: I Look Like Gollum


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Lorde thinks she looks like Gollum from 'Lord of the Rings' when she performs on stage.

The 17-year-old star likened herself to the ugly fictional character from J.R.R Tolkien's tales during a question and answer session with fans on entertainment website Reddit.

The 'Royals' hitmaker said: ''I know when I'm on stage, I don't think about how it looks, I just concentrate on really feeling what I hear. But I totally know I look like Gollum when I perform, so it's cool.''

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Benedict Cumberbatch To Star In August: Osage County?


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Benedict Cumberbatch is in talks to star in drama movie 'August: Osage County'.

The 'Sherlock' actor has entered negotiations to portray the sensitive son of Meryl Streep's onscreen sister, Mattie Fay Aiken (Margo Martindale), in the film, which is to be produced by George Clooney.

Julia Roberts is also set to star in the motion picture, which tells the story of women in a family whose lives have gone off in various directions before a disaster brings them back to their childhood home, with Meryl inline to portray a dysfunctional woman who raises the family.

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Andy Serkis: Martin Freeman Was Unpredictable On The Hobbit


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Andy Serkis says Martin Freeman was unpredictable on the set of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'.

The 48-year-old actor - who reprises his role as Gollum in the prequel to the 'Lord Of The Rings' franchise - insists Martin is ''brilliant'' at being directed, but he also enjoyed trying to put his own stamp on the character of Bilbo Baggins in The Adventure movie.

Andy - who made his directorial debut as a second unit helmer in the film - said: ''You just don't know what you are going to get. Yet he's brilliant at taking direction. There's a rhythm that one works with Martin. He likes to try it his way and then you start saying, 'What about this?' When he gets it, it's gold. And it's so totally Bilbo.''

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Peter Jackson Taught Serkis To Direct While Filming The Hobbit


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Peter Jackson mentored Andy Serkis while shooting 'The Hobbit'.

'The Lord Of The Rings' director helped Andy - who voices sly goblin-like creature Gollum in the film franchise - make his directorial debut as a second unit helmer on 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', and Peter monitored his progress closely on set.

Andy said: ''He would watch form his set, call: 'No, no, it's not working. Just bail out of the shot.' He was mentoring me.

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Elijah Wood Likes Gollum Best


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Elijah Wood's favorite 'Lord of the Rings' character is Gollum.

The 31-year-old actor portrayed Frodo Baggins in the movie series and though he was always a fan of the J. R. R. Tolkein novels the films were based on, he initially had an affinity for the goblin-like character played in the films by Andy Serkis.

He said: ''For a long time prior to 'The Lord Of The Rings', I would have said Gollum was my favorite fictional character.

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The Hobbit Will Premiere In New Zealand In November


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'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' will have its world premiere in New Zealand on November 28.

Director Peter Jackson has revealed the special screening will be hosted at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington before the movie is released worldwide in December as filming took place in the country.

He said: ''We cannot think of a more perfect way to send 'The Hobbit' off into the world than to celebrate with a huge party here in Wellington, where the journey began.''

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Andy Serkis Says Gollum Is Alive On Hobbit Set


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Andy Serkis is shooting all his scenes as Gollum on 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' set.

The 47-year-old actor played the goblin-like character in the 'Lord Of The Rings' trilogy and had to bring the computer generated creature to life by using motion capture technology.

Serkis has revealed he has been able to film his scenes as the character for the upcoming prequel on location in New Zealand with his castmates and admits it has been a "fantastic" experience.

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Andy Serkis Returning For Planet Of The Apes Sequel


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Andy Serkis is to star in a sequel to 'Rise of the Planet Of The Apes'.

The 47-year-old actor has signed up to reprise his role as chimpanzee Caesar - who he portrays via motion capture technology - in the Fox movie, according to The Wrap.

Director Rupert Wyatt - who had an option in his original contract to return for a sequel - is also coming back for the project along with writers and producers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.

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Andy Serkis Agrees Hobbit Appearance


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Andy Serkis has signed up to appear in 'The Hobbit'.

The 46-year-old actor - who played the ring-obsessed creature Gollum in the 'Lord Of The Rings' film franchise - is reported to have inked a deal to appear in the forthcoming movie prequel based on the J.R.R. Tolkein novel in a small but vital role.

Ian McKellan is also set to reprise his role as white wizard Gandalf, providing assistance to hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) in the Peter Jackson-directed movie, while Orlando Bloom - who played elf Legolas in the first three movies - is set to earn more than one million dollars for a two-minute cameo.

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