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Adam Pally Set For John Belushi Biopic

Adam Pally is in talks to star in a John Belushi biopic.The 38-year-old actor is wanted to play the late comedian in the new project, which David Frankel is attached to direct.Belushi was one of...

Jason Reitman Planning Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sequel

Jason Reitman has teased plans for a 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' sequel.The 42-year-old director has helmed the latest film in the iconic supernatural comedy series, which is now slated for release in March 2021, and hinted that...

Dan Aykroyd Writes Moving Essay About Former Fiancee Carrie Fisher

Nearly a month after the terrible news of her death that caused the world to mourn her loss, Carrie Fisher’s one-time fiancé Dan Aykroyd has penned a moving essay about his friend and former lover...

Bill Murray Shows Support For 'Ghostbusters' With Jimmy Kimmel Union

If you're still unsure as to what to think about the upcoming 'Ghostbusters' re-boot starring Melissa McCarthy and others in the originally male lead roles, let the cast of the original movie help you. They...

Judd Apatow: 'Haters Of Ghostbusters Reboot Are Probably Trump Supporters'

Director Judd Apatow, who helmed Trainwreck and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, has hit out at those who’ve criticised the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. Speaking to Uproxx, the director say that those who bash the female-led reboot are...

Dan Aykroyd Claims 'Ghostbusters' Is Funnier And Scarier Than The Original

The new 'Ghostbusters' movie starring female actresses in the originally male roles has been dividing opinions lately. Fans of the original aren't necessarily taking to the idea kindly, but they'd be interested to know that...

Dan Aykroyd And John Belushi's Widow Set To Pitch 'Blues Brothers' Animated Series To Networks

Dan Aykroyd is working with John Belushi’s widow to make a re-boot of their legendary movie The Blues Brothers as a primetime animated series, which they intend to pitch to networks and streaming platforms soon,...

Second City Theatre Offices Destroyed By Fire

The blaze ripped through part of the Second City comedy complex on Wednesday (26Aug15), but spared the theatre, which some of America's top comedians once called home. Investigators believe the fire started...

Bill Murray Confirmed As Making Appearance In 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

Original Ghostbuster Bill Murray has been confirmed as making an appearance in Paul Feig’s upcoming all female reboot of the franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 64 year old actor played Dr. Peter Venkman...

Dan Aykroyd To Play Cab Driver In New Ghostbusters Film

The actor, who played Dr. Raymond Stantz in the original two movies, has been involved in the reboot since its inception, but now it appears he won't have a leading or a supporting...

Dan Aykroyd Confirms He Will Make A Cameo In New 'Ghostbusters' Movie

Dan Aykroyd has confirmed he will be making a cameo in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot which stars Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig. The 63 year old actor played Dr. Raymond Stantz...

Stars Honour Steve Martin At Afi Gala

The Father of the Bride star was handed the AFI's 43rd Life Achievement Award by previous winner Mel Brooks during a ceremony in Los Angeles on Thursday night (04Jun15). Fellow funnyman Black...

Channing Tatum Leading Ghostbusters Revamp

Actor Channing Tatum is teaming up with Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman and star Dan Aykroyd to create a new "male-driven" film franchise inspired by the supernatural comedy.The Magic Mike star, his producing partners Reid Carolin...

Benedict Cumberbatch Says Ghostbusters Is His Favourite Film

Benedict Cumberbatch's favourite film is 'Ghostbusters'.The 38-year-old star, who was nominated for the Best Actor prize at last night's (22.02.15) Academy Awards in Los Angeles for his performance in 'The Imitation Game', has revealed he's...

Dan Aykroyd's Ghostbusters Hope

Dan Aykroyd is still hoping to make a ''more conventional'' third 'Ghostbusters' sequel. The 62-year-old actor - who co-created and starred in the first two movies in the film franchise in the 1980s - is...

Jorge Garcia Cast In The Ridiculous Six

Jorge Garcia has been cast in 'The Ridiculous Six'.The 41-year-old actor, who's best known for his role in the hit TV show 'Lost', is to feature alongside Luke Wilson, Taylor Lautner, Dan Aykroyd and Nick...

Dan Aykroyd 'Delighted' With Female-led Ghostbusters Cast

Dan Aykroyd is ''delighted'' the 'Ghostbusters' reboot will feature the ''most magnificent women in comedy''.Earlier this week, it was revealed Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon will take the lead roles in...

Adam Sandler's Ridiculous 6 To Feature Stellar Cast

Taylor Lautner, Dan Aykroyd, Terry Crews and Nick Nolte will all feature in Adam Sandler's 'Ridiculous 6'.The comedian's Happy Madison production company recently signed a multi-film agreement with Netflix and he's recruited a stellar cast...

Dan Aykroyd Is Selective About Roles

Dan Aykroyd is very selective with the roles he accepts now.The 62-year-old star has become more picky when deciding what movies he acts in because he wants to spend more time with his wife, Donna...

How James Brown's Famed Apollo Show Inspired 'Get On Up' Creators

James Brown is well-known as one of the greatest American entertainers of all time and his brand new biopic, 'Get On Up' starring Chadwick Boseman displays some of the most memorable moments in his life...

The Cast Of 'Ghostbusters' Reunites For 30th Anniversary!

It may have been 30 years since the first Ghostbusters movie hit the big screen, but the franchise is still as popular and beloved as ever. But while the original cast will sadly not be...

Dan Aykroyd Plans Marvel Style Universe For 'Ghostbusters' Reboots

The notion of a rebooted Ghostbusters franchise became a little more palatable this week when co-creator and original star Dan Aykroyd revealed his ambitions for more than just a one-off return. Speaking in London, Aykroyd,...

A Week In Movies: Get On Up Premieres, Cooper Cooks In London, Trailers For Tusk, Mockingjay, The Hobbit And Mad Max

The stars came out for the New York premiere this week of Get on Up, starring Chadwick Boseman as Godfather of Soul James Brown. He was joined on the red carpet by costars Dan Aykroyd...

Dan Aykroyd Remembers James Garner As A 'First Class Actor'

Dan Aykroyd has added his tribute to late friend and co-star James Garner, branding him a "first class actor and man".The old pals teamed up with another movie great, the late Jack Lemmon, for 1996...

Dan Aykroyd Opens Late Night Show With James Brown Tribute

Actor Dan Aykroyd made quite an entrance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in America on Friday night (18Jul14) by performing one of his favourite James Brown tunes with rock 'n' roll veteran Bobby...

Ivan Reitman Opts To Step Back From Ghostbusters 3 Director Role, Producing Instead

Ivan Reitman – director and executive producer on both the Ghostbusters films – has decided to step down from his role as director for the proposed third film, deciding instead to take on a producer...

'Ghostbusters Iii' Will Still Happen, Despite Death Of Harold Ramis

Ghostbusters III remains on course for release despite the death of Harold Ramis, who was set to play one of the main characters. Ramis died on Monday after a long illness, prompting countless tributes from...

Dan Aykroyd Sworn In As Sheriff's Deputy

Dan Aykroyd has been sworn in as a Mississippi Sheriff's Deputy. The Canadian 'Blues Brothers' star approached Hinds County Sheriff Department's reserve unit about joining while currently filming 'Get on Up' - about late...

It's Official: Emile Hirsch Will Play John Belushi In New Biopic

Emile Hirsch has been chosen to play the late, great comic actor John Belushi in an upcoming biopic from Steve Conrad.The film will follow Belushi's life prior to and upon finding fame in the late...

Dan Aykroyd Loses Dutch Blues Brothers Legal Battle

Actor Dan Aykroyd has lost his bid to shut down a Blues Brothers tribute show in the Netherlands.The funnyman and his late sidekick John Belushi's widow Judith joined forces in an attempt to halt touring...

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