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David Thewlis Was 'surprised' To Be Offered Avatar Role

David Thewlis was ''surprised'' when he was cast in the 'Avatar' franchise.The 57-year-old actor will appear in the much-anticipated second and third films in the series, and he's admitted that it was ''entirely different'' to anything he previously experienced.Asked about...

By Bang Showbiz on 31 May 2020

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Michelle Dockery: I Don't Have A Career Plan

Michelle Dockery doesn't have a career strategy.The 38-year-old actress has revealed she adopts an open mind to her career choices, insisting she is simply motivated by good ''writing and the character''.Asked what type of roles excite her, Michelle explained: ''I...

By Bang Showbiz on 31 May 2020

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David Ayer Says Suicide Squad Was 'beaten Into A Comedy'

David Ayer claims his original plan for 'Suicide Squad' was ''beaten into a comedy'' by studios bosses.The 52-year-old director helmed the much-maligned superhero movie - which starred the likes of Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Jared Leto - but David...

By Bang Showbiz on 31 May 2020

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Tara Reid Wants To Win An Oscar

Tara Reid wants to win an Oscar.The 'Sharknado' actress has dreamed of winning an Academy Award since she was young and has even rehearsed acceptance speeches in her bathroom.Asked her career ambitions, she said: ''I still want that Oscar. That's...

By Bang Showbiz on 31 May 2020

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Ava DuVernay And Rita Wilson Seeking Election To Film Academy Board

Ava DuVernay and Rita Wilson are seeking election to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors.The 47-year-old director and the 63-year-old actress are among 153 candidates running for positions on the Film Academy Board in 2020....

By Bang Showbiz on 30 May 2020

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Tom Hardy Is 'effortlessly Talented', Says Josh Trank

Josh Trank thinks Tom Hardy is an ''effortlessly talented'' actor.The 36-year-old director teamed up with Tom, 42, for his new biographical drama film 'Capone', and he's admitted to being wowed by Tom's ability to switch so easily between playing notorious...

By Bang Showbiz on 30 May 2020

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Gina Prince-Bythewood Feels 'really Excited' About The Old Guard's Release

Gina Prince-Bythewood is ''really excited'' about 'The Old Guard's upcoming release.The 50-year-old director is pleased that the Netflix film will get plenty of attention in the coming months, as other superhero movies have been forced to delay their release because...

By Bang Showbiz on 30 May 2020

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Ryan Gosling To Star In The Wolfman

Ryan Gosling is set to star in 'The Wolfman'. The 39-year-old actor is in talks to take on the lead role in the Universal movie, which has been written by Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo, according to The Hollywood...

By Bang Showbiz on 30 May 2020

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Linda Cardellini Was 'terrified' Of Slapping Tom Hardy In Capone

Linda Cardellini was ''terrified'' of slapping Tom Hardy too hard when they shot 'Capone'.The 44-year-old actress portrays the gangster's wife Mae in Josh Trank's biopic and admitted she was nervous when she had to violently strike Tom as the dementia-stricken...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 May 2020

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Josh Gad's Daughters Are Bored With Olaf

Josh Gad has revealed that his daughters are fed up of Olaf.The 39-year-old actor voices the snowman in both 'Frozen' films but joked that his children, Ava, nine, and Isabella, six, prefer other Disney favourite Moana instead.In an interview on...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 May 2020

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Thomas Kail Is To Direct Fiddler On The Roof Remake

Thomas Kail is to direct a remake of 'Fiddler on the Roof'.The 42-year-old director is to helm an adaptation of the iconic musical for MGM and he will also serve as a producer on the film with Dan Jinks and...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 May 2020

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Paul Feig To Direct The School For Good And Evil

Paul Feig is to direct 'The School For Good and Evil'.The 57-year-old filmmaker will helm the adaption of Soman Chainani's fantasy novel for Netflix.The story was published in 2013 and was the first in a six-book series. It follows best...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 May 2020

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Awkwafina And Karen Gillan To Reunite In Action-comedy Shelly

Awkwafina and Karen Gillan are to reunite for the upcoming action-comedy 'Shelly'.The 'Jumanji: The Next Level' co-stars have reportedly been tapped to star in the motion picture which is to be helmed by Jude Weng - who has directed episodes...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 May 2020

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Sonic The Hedgehog 2 In The Works

A 'Sonic the Hedgehog' sequel is in the works. Paramount Pictures and Sega Sammy are working on a follow up movie to the action-adventure comedy, which dropped earlier this year and starred Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic the...

By Bang Showbiz on 29 May 2020

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Jon Landau Teases Avatar 2 Plot Details

Jon Landau has revealed 'Avatar 2' will focus on the Sully family.The 59-year-old producer has revealed that Jake and Neytiri, played by Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana respectively, will be forced to protect their family in James Cameron's sci-fi sequel,...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 May 2020

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James Marsden Landed Hairspray Role After Random Julia Roberts Encounter

James Marsden landed a role in 'Hairspray' after a random encounter with Julia Roberts.The 46-year-old actor explained how he was being interviewed by director Adam Shankman when the 'Pretty Woman' star came up and showered him with praise.In an interview...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 May 2020

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Christopher Nolan Crashed A Real-life Plane During Tenet Filming

A real-life plane was crashed during filming for 'Tenet'.Christopher Nolan - who directed the much-anticipated thriller movie - has revealed he decided to buy and crash an actual aircraft as it was ''more efficient'' than using special effects.The 49-year-old filmmaker...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 May 2020

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Apple To Finance Killers Of The Flower Moon

Apple are set to finance Martin Scorsese's 'Killers of the Flower Moon'.The tech giant has won the rights to the upcoming Western, which will star Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, according to Deadline.The deal means Paramount Pictures will distribute...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 May 2020

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Henry Cavill 'in Talks To Reprise Superman Role'

Henry Cavill is in talks about reprising his role as Superman. The 37-year-old actor has played the superhero in three movies, 'Man of Steel', 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', and 'Justice League', and he could well be donning Clark...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 May 2020

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Wes Ball's 'new Take' On Planet Of The Apes Is 'moving Forward'

Wes Ball's ''new take'' on 'Planet of the Apes' is ''moving forward'' and could enter ''virtual production'' soon.After the Disney/Fox merger last year, it was revealed that the 'Maze Runner' filmmaker had been tapped for a new movie in the...

By Bang Showbiz on 28 May 2020

Kumail Nanjani Was Told To 'play Up' Accent In Audition

Kumail Nanjiani was told ''play up'' his accent when auditioning for a major Hollywood film.'The Eternals' star - who hails from Pakistan - has revealed that he missed out on a role in the movie as he refused to exaggerate...

By Bang Showbiz on 27 May 2020

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Connie Nielsen Landed Wonder Woman Role With Zack Snyder's Help

Zack Snyder helped Connie Nielsen to land a role in 'Wonder Woman'.The 54-year-old actress has revealed that the 'Justice League' director persuaded Patty Jenkins to cast her as Queen Hippolyta in the superhero movie.Connie told The Hollywood Reporter: ''It's funny...

By Bang Showbiz on 27 May 2020

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Doug Liman Set To Direct Tom Cruise's Space Film

Doug Liman is set to direct Tom Cruise in his outer space-shot movie.The 54-year-old filmmaker and Tom have planned the project - which also involves Elon Musk's Space X and NASA - together, and the director has already written a...

By Bang Showbiz on 27 May 2020

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Scott Derrickson To Direct Labyrinth Sequel

Scott Derrickson is to direct a 'Labyrinth' sequel.The 53-year-old filmmaker has been tapped to helm a follow-up to the 1986 movie, which starred Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie, Deadline reports.The fantasy film disappointed at the box office but has since...

By Bang Showbiz on 27 May 2020

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Edgar Wright's Last Night In Soho Delayed To 2021

Edgar Wright's 'Last Night in Soho' has been pushed back to next year. The 46-year-old director took to Twitter to confirm the movie is ''not quite finished yet'' due to the coronavirus pandemic, so it has been delayed seven months...

By Bang Showbiz on 27 May 2020

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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 of 2015's 'Jem and the...

By Bang Showbiz on 27 May 2020

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Britt Ekland: The Era Of The Classic Bond Girl Is Over

Britt Ekland believes the era of the classic Bond girl is over.The 77-year-old actress played the role of Mary Goodnight opposite Sir Roger Moore as 007 in the 1974 film 'The Man with the Golden Gun' but she thinks that...

By Bang Showbiz on 26 May 2020

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Adam Sandler Almost Choked During Uncut Gems Filming

Adam Sandler almost choked on the set of 'Uncut Gems'.The 53-year-old actor has won critical acclaim for his role as gambling addict Howard Ratner in the flick, but directors Josh and Benny Safdie revealed that he was left in agony...

By Bang Showbiz on 26 May 2020

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Amy Winehouse Biopic Could Be Released Next Year

A film about the life of Amy Winehouse could be released next year, according to her father Mitch.Mitch, 69, has suggested the new project will be a more truthful portrayal of the singer - who passed away in 2011 -...

By Bang Showbiz on 26 May 2020

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Frank Marshall Wants New Jason Bourne Film

Frank Marshall wants to make a new Jason Bourne film.The 73-year-old producer has worked on all five previous movies in the series and is keen to see Matt Damon return as the big screen spy in another adventure.In an interview...

By Bang Showbiz on 26 May 2020

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Chris Evans Calls Marvel Starring Role The 'best Decision' He's Ever Made

Chris Evans says joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) was the ''best decision [he's] ever made''.The 38-year-old actor has starred as Steve Rogers and his alter-ego Captain America in 11 Marvel movies to date, and has said he initially turned...

By Bang Showbiz on 26 May 2020

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David Ayer Wants To Make Suicide Squad Director's Cut

David Ayer has said it would be ''easy'' and ''cathartic'' to make a director's cut of 'Suicide Squad'. The 52-year-old filmmaker admitted it was ''exhausting'' hearing and reading some of the bad reviews the 2016 film received, and he has...

By Bang Showbiz on 26 May 2020

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James Mangold: 'It Was Easy To Kill Off Wolverine'

James Mangold says it was easy to kill off Wolverine.The 'Logan' director admitted he did not struggle with the decision to kill the beloved character - played by Hugh Jackman - in the 2017 movie and explained he and Hugh...

By Bang Showbiz on 25 May 2020

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Paul Feig Blames US Presidential Election For Ghostbusters Flop

Paul Feig blames the 2016 US presidential election for the 'Ghostbusters' flop.The 57-year-old director believes that the backlash against presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the US directly led to the failure of the female 'Ghostbusters' reboot, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen...

By Bang Showbiz on 25 May 2020

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Janelle Monae Wants Equal Opportunities

Janelle Monae wants the same opportunities as Julia Roberts. The 34-year-old singer and actress has formed her own production company, Wonderland Pictures, because she wants to ensure that she has ''freedom and choice'' in her movie roles.Speaking to Collider, Janelle...

By Bang Showbiz on 25 May 2020

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Venice Film Festival Confirmed For September

The Venice Film Festival will go ahead in September.Although there were doubts over the 2020 festival due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Luca Zaia, the governor of Veneto, has declared that the event will go ahead as planned from September...

By Bang Showbiz on 25 May 2020

Neve Campbell Wants To Star In Another Scream Movie

Neve Campbell is keen to star in another 'Scream' movie.The 46-year-old actress has revealed she is open to returning to the money-spinning slasher film franchise, although she admits nothing has been agreed as yet.She shared: '''Scream' is coming around again....

By Bang Showbiz on 25 May 2020

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Back To The Future Writer Tells Universal To 'destroy' Censored Version

Bob Gale asked Universal to ''destroy'' a censored version of 'Back To The Future: Part II'.The screenwriter - who penned the iconic time travel trilogy with director Robert Zemeckis - has blamed the studio for Netflix ending up with an...

By Bang Showbiz on 25 May 2020

Woody Allen: 'Winning An Oscar Holds Very Little Meaning'

Winning an Oscar means nothing to Woody Allen.The 84-year-old filmmaker claims to be an outsider in Hollywood, despite winning a number of Academy Awards, and he says that box office numbers and glitzy prizes hold ''very little meaning'' for him.Speaking...

By Bang Showbiz on 24 May 2020

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Simon Pegg Hints At Hot Fuzz Sequel

Simon Pegg has refused to rule out a 'Hot Fuzz' sequel.The 50-year-old actor believes that the movie - the second in the 'Cornetto Trilogy' with co-star Nick Frost and writer Edgar Wright - has the most potential for a follow-up.In...

By Bang Showbiz on 24 May 2020

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Simon Pegg Inspired To Do Stunts By Tom Cruise

Simon Pegg has been inspired by Tom Cruise to do more stunts.The 50-year-old actor plays Benji Dunn in the 'Mission: Impossible' franchise opposite Tom, 57, as Ethan Hunt and Simon admitted that seeing Tom perform his own stunts has made...

By Bang Showbiz on 24 May 2020

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Freida Panto Won't Watch Slumdog Millionaire Again

Freida Pinto can never watch 'Slumdog Millionaire' again.The 35-year-old actress - who made her film debut in Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning movie - admitted she watched the movie so many times after its big screen release, and now she can longer...

By Bang Showbiz on 24 May 2020

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Salma Hayek's Daughter Valentina Keen To Follow In Her Acting Footsteps

Salma Hayek wants to make movies based on her 12-year-old daughter's stories.The 'Roads Not Taken' star admitted young Valentina - who she has with husband Francois-Henri Pinault - longs to follow her into the movie business and she believes her...

By Bang Showbiz on 23 May 2020

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Jurassic World: Dominion Will Be A 'new Era'

'Jurassic World: Dominion' will mark the ''start of a new era''.The Colin Trevorrow-directed movie is slated for release in 2021 and producer Frank Marshall has insisted it isn't being planned as the conclusion of the franchise.Asked about the upcoming movie...

By Bang Showbiz on 23 May 2020

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Camila Cabello's Cinderella 'will Inspire Young Girls'

Camila Cabello's Cinderella will be stronger and more independent in order to inspire young girls.The 23-year-old pop singer is set to star in the upcoming remake, and producers behind the movie have made a conscious decision to put a feminist...

By Bang Showbiz on 23 May 2020

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Eva Green Considers Swapping Acting For Farming

Eva Green would consider giving up her acting career to be a farmer.The 'Mrs. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' actress longs to live a self-sufficient life on the land with her dogs and admitted once she buys her dream farm,...

By Bang Showbiz on 23 May 2020

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Paul Feig Dishes On Whether There Could Be A Bridesmaids Sequel

Paul Feig says a 'Bridesmaids' sequel is down to lead star Kristen Wiig.The 2011 comedy classic saw Wiig's alter ego Annie Walker ruin her friendship with her best friend (Maya Rudolph) Lillian and go through a tumultuous time with her...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 May 2020

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Dakota Johnson: Women Should Watch The High Note

Dakota Johnson believes it is ''important'' for young women to see her new movie 'The High Note' because it is an inspiring and empowering story.The 30-year-old actress stars alongside Tracee Ellis Ross in the comedy drama movie which follows singer...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 May 2020

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Josh Hutcherson: The Hunger Games Was Like A College Education For Me

Josh Hutcherson admits that his role in 'The Hunger Games' was a ''double-edged sword'' and felt like a ''college'' education to him.The 27-year-old actor admits that playing the role of Peeta Mellark in the series changed his life but revealed...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 May 2020

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Emma Mackey To Lead Emily Bronte Biopic

Emma Mackey is to play the lead role in an upcoming Emily Bronte biopic.The 24-year-old 'Sex Education' actress will portray the 'Wuthering Heights' author and will be joined by Joe Alwyn, who will play her conflicted lover.Fionn Whitehead and Emily...

By Bang Showbiz on 22 May 2020

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