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Ethan Hawke Joins Luc Besson's Valerian Movie Cast

The French director revealed the news on his Instagram.com account, posting a headshot of Hawke with the caption, "Ethan Hawke will play in #Valerian (sic)! I want to work with for years (sic)! We gonna...

Rihanna Joins Forces With Cara Delevingne In Forthcoming Luc Besson Film

Rihanna and Cara Delevingne are proving that they are taking this transition into acting very seriously indeed, by starring alongside each other in an upcoming science fiction epic. 'Valérian and the City of a Thousand...

Rihanna Joins Luc Besson's New Graphic Novel Adaptation

The French filmmaker has revealed the Diamonds singer has been added to the cast of his forthcoming epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. "RIHANNA is in VALERIAN!!!!! ....and she...

John Carpenter Wins Plagiarism Lawsuit Against Luc Besson

Carpenter sued producer Besson, the film's writers/directors James Mather and Stephen Saint-Leger, and executives at production company EuropaCorp for $3.4 million (3 million Euros) in 2012, claiming there were several similarities between his...

Luc Besson Holding Design Competition For Next Movie

The Fifth Element moviemaker is in pre-production on Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, based on French graphic novel Valerian and Laureline, about a time travelling duo which moves around space...

Director Pascal Chaumeil Dies

The director passed away in Paris on Thursday (27Aug15), aged 54. Chaumeil began his career as an assistant, under the tutelage of Regis Wargnier, on the set of 1988's Je Suis le...

Luc Besson Casts Cara Delevingne For Sci-fi 'Valerian'

Luc Besson's next movie will be an adaptation of the graphic-novel Valerian, with Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan in the lead roles. The French director's action-thriller Lucy earned in excess of $450 million last year.Luc...

Cara Delevingne Cast In Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets

Cara Delevingne has been cast in the Luc Besson-directed 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'.The 22-year-old model-turned-actress, who recently starred in 'The Face Of An Angel', is set to appear alongside American actor...

Cara Delevingne & Dane Dehaan To Star In Valerian

Besson broke the news on Tuesday (12May15) in his first-ever tweet. The director will also write the film with his wife, Virginie Besson Silla, according to The Hollywood Reporter. DeHaan will...

Jason Statham Turned Down Transporter Reboot Over Salary Slump

The action man starred in the hit thriller trilogy as mercenary Frank Martin, but when French director Luc Besson announced last year (14) that he is planning a new series of prequels, Statham...

Milla Jovovich Applies For Name Change

Milla Jovovich has reportedly applied to change her name.The 'Resident Evil' star is going to court to change her name for the second time and has also filed documents to change her and her director...

'Lucy' Merges Bessons' Obsessions: Action, And Beautiful Women

Luc Besson is clearly a cinematic force to reckon with, invading our cinemas this year as a producer (The Homesman) and writer (3 Days to Kill and Brick Mansions). And as a writer-director, his action...

'Lucy' Is Fantastic, But There Will Be No Sequel, Says Besson

Director Luc Besson has generated modest acclaim for his action-thriller Lucy, though the Frenchman says it is unlikely there will be a sequel. Fans of the movie have been clamouring for news of a second...

Luc Besson Downplays Speculation Of Lucy Sequel

'Lucy' director Luc Besson doesn't intend to make a sequel to the action film. Besson - who has also directed 'Leon: The Professional' and 'The Fifth Element' - has been busy promoting the film, which...

Luc Besson Wants Lucy Viewers To 'Question Reality'

'Lucy' director Luc Besson says the ambition behind the film is to make viewers ''question what's real and what's fake''.The new flick - which stars Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman - is an action thriller...

Reviews: Scarlett Johansson Saves Luc Besson's Messy "Lucy"

Let’s talk about Lucy. Luc Besson’s latest sci-fi/action/horror/mess has so far been described as anything from unscientific to outlandish to downright laughable. So far critics have decried the plot, interspersed with gratuitous stock footage of...

What The Critics Are Saying About Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy'

Early reviews of Scarlett Johansson’s new movie Lucy are piling up ahead of its theatrical release, and it’s looking like the film is an entertaining, if mixed, bag.Scarlett Johansson plays the lead in forthcoming thriller...

Scarlett Johansson Loves Filming In New Cities

Scarlett Johansson loves filming in countries she hasn't visited before. The 29-year-old actress jetted off to Taipei, Taiwan, to shoot scenes for upcoming action movie 'Lucy' and she admits travelling to new places is one...

'3 Days To Kill' Combines Themes Of Luc Besson's World

French writer-director-producer Luc Besson has created an entire industry by bringing American stars to Europe and turning them into action heroes in movies that oddly mix grisly violence with family values. His latest venture is...

Taken 3 Has 'Nothing' To Do With Liam Neeson

'Taken 3' has ''nothing'' to do with Liam Neeson and his family.Producer Luc Besson admits the forthcoming thriller starring the Hollywood hunk is hugely different from the first two films which centre on his daughter...

'Lucy': Scarlett Johansson Becomes Superpowered Genius In New Luc Besson Thriller [Trailer]

The first trailer has been released for Lucy, the brand new thriller from French director Luc Besson and actress Scarlett Johansson. The Avengers star takes centre stage as the titular character in this gritty, futuristic,...

Maggie Grace Secures Deal For Taken 3

Maggie Grace has secured a deal to star in 'Taken 3'.The 30-year-old star is set to reprise her role as Bryan Mills' (Liam Neeson) daughter in a third instalment of the popular franchise, according to...

Luc Besson Rebooting The Transporter For Prequel Series

French director Luc Besson is set to reboot his hit action franchise The Transporter for a new series of prequels - without leading man Jason Statham.Besson, who wrote and produced the first film in 2002...

Nobody Gets Taken In Taken 3?

Liam Neeson says ''nobody gets taken'' in 'Taken 3'.The 61-year-old actor is set to star in a third instalment of Luc Besson's popular franchise following the success of the previous films however he has hinted...

Forest Whitaker To Join Taken 3?

Forest Whitaker is in talks to join 'Taken 3'.The 52-year-old actor is set to star alongside Liam Neeson and Maggie Grace in a third instalment of the popular franchise, according to deadline.com.Neeson is said to...

The 10 Worst Films Of 2013

10. A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III - Charlie Sheen exploits his bad-boy image in this fractured comedy in which he plays a paranoid idiot who thinks his ex is trying to...

Robert De Niro Helps His Directors

Robert De Niro enjoys collaborating with directors.The Oscar-winning actor - who has starred in hugely successful films such as 'The Godfather Part II', 'Raging Bull' and more - says he gives his tips and input...

'Prisoners' Steals Away The Top Spot At Slow Weekend Box Office

Prisoners successful rode the wave of critical acclaim thrust it's way to emerge as the top performing movie at the box office this weekend. Taking in £21.4 million between Friday and Sunday, the film easily...

Movie Reviews: The Family

With The Family, critics are once again asking why an actor with the stature and accomplishments of Robert De Niro would appear in movies with such lousy scripts. Remember when Robert De Niro was an...

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