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Jonathan Bailey To Star In Wicked Movies

Jonathan Bailey has been cast in the 'Wicked' movies as Fiyero.The 34-year-old actor is to star alongside Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo in the two-part movie adaptation of the hit musical, which serves as a...

Cynthia Erivo Welcomes Wicked Split

Cynthia Erivo thinks it is "exciting" that 'Wicked' will be split into two parts.The 35-year-old actress will portray Elphaba in the big screen adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical and though she didn't know it...

Michelle Yeoh Thinks Crazy Rich Asians Was A Game-changing Film

Michelle Yeoh thinks that 'Crazy Rich Asians' changed the game for Asian actors.The 59-year-old actress starred in Jon M. Chu's romantic comedy-drama movie and thinks its success did a lot for the progression of Asian...

Jon M Chu 'Open' To Idina Menzel And Kristin Chenoweth Returning For Wicked

Jon M. Chu says "the door is always open" for Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth to join 'Wicked'.The 42-year-old director is at the helm of the upcoming big screen adaptation of the musical, and he'd...

Ariana Grande And Cynthia Erivo Moved Room To Tears With Wicked Auditions

Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo moved Jon M. Chu to tears with their 'Wicked' auditions.The 'Thank U, Next' hitmaker will portray Glinda the Good Witch opposite the 'Harriet' actress as Elphaba in the upcoming movie...

Jon M. Chu Not Worried By In The Heights Disappointing At The Box Office

Jon M. Chu isn't concerned about 'In The Heights' performing badly at the box office.The 42-year-old filmmaker helmed the musical movie based on Lin-Manuel Miranda's stage production but the flick bombed with audiences – although...

Ariana Grande And Cynthia Erivo Cast As Wicked's Leading Ladies

Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo have been cast in the big-screen adaptation of Broadway classic 'Wicked'.Director Jon M. Chu surprised the 'Thank U, Next' hitmaker and the 34-year-old actress-and-singer on FaceTime with the news that...

Jon M. Chu: In The Heights Helped Me Prepare For Wicked

Jon M. Chu says that working on 'In The Heights' has been perfect preparation for 'Wicked'.The 41-year-old filmmaker is helming an adaptation of the Broadway hit – which is based on 'The Wizard of Oz'...

Jon M. Chu Directing The Great Chinese Art Heist

Jon M. Chu is to direct 'The Great Chinese Art Heist'.The 41-year-old filmmaker is to helm the new Warner Bros. flick, which is based on a GQ magazine article by Alex W. Palmer.The article tells...

Jon M. Chu To Direct Wicked Movie

Jon M. Chu is set to helm a ‘Wicked’ adaptation for Universal.The 41-year-old filmmaker will direct Universal’s upcoming adaptation of the Broadway hit ‘Wicked’ – which is itself based on ‘The Wizard of Oz’ –...

Jon M. Chu In Talks To Direct Lilo And Stitch Remake

Jon M. Chu is in talks to direct Disney's live-action remake of 'Lilo & Stitch'.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 'Crazy Rich Asians' director has been tipped to helm the project, based on the 2002...

Crazy Rich Asians Author's New Book Lands Movie Adaptation

'Crazy Rich Asians' author Kevin Kwan's new novel is being adapted for the big screen.The writer's latest book 'Sex and Vanity' - which instantly became a New York Times bestseller after its launch on June...

Jon M. Chu Still Can't Enjoy Success Because Of Past 'Flops'

Jon M. Chu can't enjoy the success of 'Crazy Rich Asians' because he taught himself not to focus on critics or the box office.The 40-year-old filmmaker admitted seeing his previous movies - including the likes...

In The Heights Release Date Confirmed For 2021

'In The Heights' will be released in June 2021.The highly anticipated movie adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit Broadway musical was originally set to hit the big screen this summer, but the ongoing coronavrius pandemic has...

Jon M Chu Working On In The Heights Post-production

Jon M Chu is continuing post-production on 'In The Heights' during the Covid-19 lockdown.The 40-year-old director is currently working from his home in Los Angeles and while he admitted it is not easy, he...

Lin-manuel Miranda Pays Tribute To Nyc Medical Workers In Video Briefing

Lin-Manuel Miranda has paid tribute to medical workers in his hometown amid the coronavirus pandemic.The 40-year-old star recorded a video message for workers at NewYork-Presbyterian - which is one of the state's biggest hospital systems...

Director Jon M. Chu Upset About Jem & The Holograms Hatred, Death Threats

The film opened with a disappointing $1.3 million (£812,000) - the worst ever haul for a movie opening on 2,400-plus U.S. screens - and Chu was far from upbeat as he addressed movie...

Justin Bieber Is A Troublemaker

Justin Bieber is a ''troublemaker'', according to the director of his latest movie. Jon M. Chu, who directed the 19-year-old pop star's new film 'Believe' and his first docu-film 'Never Say Never' said people need...

Adrianne Palicki Confirms G.i. Joe 3 Return

Adrianne Palicki says she will return for 'G.I. Joe 3'.The 30-year-old actress starred alongside Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in action blockbuster 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' earlier this year and she has confirmed she will reprise her...

Justin Bieber's Believe Gets UK Release

Justin Bieber's new documentary movie 'Believe' will be shown exclusively by Vue cinemas in the UK.The 19-year-old pop star's fervoured teenage fan base have successfully campaigned the British cinema chain to screen his new movie,...

Usher Warns Justin Bieber About Messing Up

Usher has warned Justin Bieber not to ''f**k up'' his success.The 'Scream' hitmaker - who mentored the 19-year-old singer alongside his manager Scooter Braun in 2007 - is seen giving his protégé a few words...

Justin Bieber 'Doesn't Take Orders'

Justin Bieber refuses to ''take orders from anyone''.The 'Boyfriend' hitmaker - who has caused controversy for antics including partying underage in nightclubs, arguing with his neighbours and arriving late on stage - has been ordered...

Jon M. Chu To Direct G.i. Joe 3

Jon M. Chu will direct 'G.I. Joe 3'.The 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' filmmaker has signed on to direct the third instalment in Paramount and MGM's action franchise, according to Deadline.Chu is credited with the success of...

G.i. Joe Writers Sue Over Stolen Sequel

The writers of 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra' are suing Paramount and MGM over the film's sequel.David Elliot and Paul Lovett, two of the co-writers on the 2009 original movie, have filed a $23...

Paramount Greenlights G.i. Joe 3

Paramount has greenlit 'G.I. Joe 3'.The movie studio has ordered a follow-up to the action blockbuster starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Adrianne Palicki following the global success of 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' upon its release...

G.i. Joe: Retaliation Has Different Tone

'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' has a different tone to the first movie.The film's director Jon M. Chu - who takes over the reins from 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra' helmer Stephen Sommers - has revealed...

Jonathan Pryce Added Humour To G.i. Joe

Jonathan Pryce ''brought sense of humour'' to 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' villain Zartan.The British actor plays the dual role of the United States president and the dastardly shape shifter who disguises himself as the commander in...

The Rock Wants To Play Bond Villain

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson wants to play a Bond villain.The 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' star admits he's a big fan of James Bond actor Daniel Craig and loved the latest installment in the 007 franchise -...

Justin Bieber Is 'Figuring Stuff Out'

Justin Bieber is a ''good guy'' who is still ''figuring his stuff out'', according to his director and friend Jon M. Chu.The 'Never Say Never' film maker has rushed to the defence of the 19-year-old...

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