Eddie Mannix is a fixer who works in Hollywood where he tames celebrities and keeps theirs, and movie studios', secrets out of the press - no matter how big the story. It's not the easiest job in the world, and it's certainly not always the most morally fulfilling, but it's about to get a whole lot harder when one studio, Capitol Pictures, presents him with a major problem the likes of which could be career destroying. They're working on a huge production epic entitled 'Hail, Caesar!' starring Hollywood sensation Baird Whitlock, but things go particularly awry when he is kidnapped and held for ransom by a mysterious group known only as The Future. They want $100,000, and after 24 hours, the studio aren't looking any more hopeful. Mannix enlists a feisty and beautiful female star to procure the money, while Whitlook finds himself in a most unusual situation.
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Mowgli is a human boy known as a man-cub to his peers, among which are an array of jungle beasts. Left in the jungle as a baby, he was taken in by a family of wolves who raised him as their own. However, the older he grows, the more of a threat he becomes to a formidable villain named Shere Khan; a Bengal tiger with a deep fear of fire and loathing of man. Led by an impatient black panther named Bagheera, he is sent away from his jungle home to the safety of a nearby man village, though the journey becomes less straight-forward the further they stray. Mowgli befriends a fun-loving bear named Baloo, but finds Khan is not the only jungle menace as he is set upon by a gang of monkeys led by the orangutan King Louie, and hypnotised by a vicious snake named Kaa.
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Purists may need ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ to help this news go down…
Disney are planning to make a new Mary Poppins film. The upcoming film will not be a remake of the much beloved original but will take place 20 years later when the magical nanny has a new set of children to take care of. Like the original, the film will be set in London.
Julie Andrews starred in the original Mary Poppins. Photographed here at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival in L.A. in March 2015.
Read More: Disney Announces Mulan Live Action Remake.
Forbes’ lists detailing the earnings of the highest paid male and female actors in the world show how wide the gender pay gap in the film industry is, with the top 10 male actors making 119% more than their female counterparts.
Jennifer Lawrence has been named as the highest paid female actor in the world in Forbes’ 2015 list. Lawrence made $52 million over the past year, pre-tax and fees. Whilst Lawrence’s grand fortune is certainly something to be marvelled at, the list and its counterpart for male actors show the extent of the gender pay gap in Hollywood.
Jennifer Lawrence has been named the world's highest paid female actor.
Continue reading: Top 10 Highest Paid Male Actors Make 119% More Than Top 10 Female Actors
Johansson has won many plaudits for her portrayal of Black Widow in the Marvel movies, but admits she had no interest in comic books as a child.
Scarlett Johansson, one of the many stars of recent blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron, has revealed that she had no interest in superheroes or comic books as a child.
She’s had starring roles in three of the Marvel universe franchises – Iron Man, Captain America and Avengers – portraying Black Widow, but apparently “never read comics” when she was growing up. However, she also says that she learned to enjoy them through acting her part, and being able to put her own spin on the superhero character.
In a new interview with Stylist magazine, the 30 year old actress admitted that “superheroes weren't my thing growing up. I watched movies and read a lot but I never read comics.”
Continue reading: Marvel Star Scarlett Johansson Admits She "Never Read Comics" Growing Up
Charlize Theron has no interested in directing, preferring to stay in front of the camera so she has "somebody to blame" if things go horribly wrong.
Charlize Theron has no desire to step behind the camera - at least not any time soon. Theron was interviewed at the L.A. premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road on Thursday night (7th May) and claimed she enjoys not having to take on the full responsibility of directing.
Charlize Theron at the L.A. Mad Max: Fury Road premiere.
Captain America will be joined by Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye and a whole host of others in 'Captain America: Civil War'.
Marvel has announced the cast of Captain America: Civil War and it looks like pretty much everyone from the Avengers world will return alongside Chris Evans as Steve Rogers. The news was announced by Marvel on Thursday (7th May).
Chris Evans' Captain America will lead the Avengers team in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
Continue reading: 'Captain America: Civil War': Marvel Announces Cast & Plot Synopsis
SNL stumbled through its first episode back from hiatus.
After a two-week hiatus, SNL clearly needs to find its footing again – the sketches were only moderately good, and we may have laughed at about half of it. Thankfully, there was Scarlett Johansson to host and guest star and generally make the whole thing a little less awkward.
Scarlett Johansson's SNL episode: not as awkward as it could have been.
First of all, there was the monologue, which was... well, bearable. It takes a lot of charisma to make the line “I guess I’m officially a MILF... mother in lots of films” work, but the Avengers: Age of Ultron star has buckets of it anyway. Charisma, I mean.
Continue reading: Age Of Meh: Scarlett Johansson Hosts SNL
Following the noticeable lack of strong female characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 'Age of Ultron' addresses the problem. Twice.
One of the complaints about the first 'Avengers' movie was the lack of character development for the women, so writer-director Joss Whedon changed this in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'.
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'
Scarlett Johansson's character Natasha (aka Black Widow) has the most engaging story arc this time. "It's nice to have substantial material," says Johansson. "The character is finally ready to make active choices in her life, and it's not great timing!"
Continue reading: 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Puts Women In The Frame
'Avengers' actors Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans have apologised for jokingly calling Black Widow a slut during a recent interview.
Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans have apologised for the derogatory remarks they made about Black Widow, the character Scarlett Johansson plays in the Avengers film franchise, in a recent interview with a UK entertainment website.
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Continue reading: Jeremy Renner & Chris Evans Apologise For Calling Black Widow "A Slut"
Marvel fans will love the action mayhem in this Avengers sequel, but everyone else will vividly feel the fatigue that has descended over this franchise. After the bright spark of originality in last summer's Guardians of the Galaxy, we're back to the same tired formula involving terrific actors battling for screen time in between gratuitous, brutal action sequences that are so digitally animated that they're technically cartoons.
The film opens in the middle of the action as Captain America (Chris Evans) leads Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner) to recapture an Asgardian sceptre. Tony then discovers that the sceptre could be useful for Ultron, his artificial intelligence project to create a global peacekeeping force. But this goes badly wrong as Ultron (James Spader) springs to life and decides instead to obliterate humanity to make space for his population of smart machines. So the team races from America to Africa, Korea and Eastern Europe, facing off against Ultron and his super-powered twin cohorts Pietro and Wanda (Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen), who of course defect to the Avengers. They also get help from a human-computer entity called The Vision (Paul Bettany).
Yes, there are a lot of characters in this film, and writer-director Joss Whedon is exceptionally good at giving each of them something to do, both dramatically and in the thick of the action. These brief moments of humour and emotional depth are what make the movie enjoyable, giving the solid actors some meaty material to play with.
Continue reading: Avengers: Age Of Ultron Review
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' stars Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo (who play Natasha Romanoff and Bruce Banner respectively) talk about relationships between not only the actors, but also their characters, particularly the romance between Black Widow and The Hulk, in a press interview.
MTV Movie Awards bring out the stars, as does the Avengers 2 premiere in Los Angeles. Matthias Schoenaerts is accompanied by costars Kate Winslet and Carey Mulligan at two London premieres. And we get further glimpses of a Western with Michael Fassbender, the next Terminator action romp and Paul Rudd as a tiny superhero in Ant-Man...
The MTV Movie Awards caught the headlines this week, not for their offbeat winners but for the usual antics of the stars who were in attendance. Those on hand to walk the blue carpet included multiple winner Shailene Woodley as well as Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson, Hailee Steinfeld, Rebel Wilson, Miles Teller, Mark Ruffalo, Michael B. Jordan, Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff.
Actually, all of the Marvel Avengers were at the awards, then reassembled two nights later for the Los Angeles premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which opens next week. This time the carpet was red, and attendees included Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Rudd and Paul Bettany.
Scarlett Johansson was seen leaving the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, on 21st February 2015. The ceremony served as the 30th to take place since the ceremonies conception in 1984.
The actress has released a statement explaining Travolta's Oscars greeting
Scarlett Johansson definitely looked happier to be with her husband, Romain, than Travolta
What we were actually witnessing, it turns out, was a "very sweet and totally welcome" gesture.
Continue reading: Scarlett Johansson Says John Travolta Is Not Creepy
This year it was Menzel's turn to pronounce Travolta's name incorrectly, in a humorous acknowledgment of his "Adele Dazeem" mistake last year.
Idina Menzel got her revenge on John Travolta at this year’s Oscars, twelve months after he pronounced her name totally incorrectly at last year’s ceremony. Speaking to the audience before they presented the trophy for Best Original Song together, she said “please welcome to the stage my very dear friend Glom Gazingo.”
One year ago, 60 year old Travolta caused one of the #epicfail moments of the evening after he introduced the Frozen singer to the stage as “Adele Dazeem”. Taking to the podium this time, the actor embraced her and said “I deserve that, but you, my darling, my beautiful, my wickedly talented Idina Menzel.”
Travolta arrives on the red carpet for another awkward Oscars night
Continue reading: Idina Menzel Gets Revenge On John Travolta For Last Year's Oscars Gaffe
The stars were out as designer Tom Ford presented a rare runway show, ahead of Sunday’s Oscars.
With the Oscars happening this Sunday Tinseltown is unsurprisingly even more awash than usual with A-list parties. But one event held precedence above them all this week, as designer Tom Ford presented his Autumn/Winter 2015 womenswear collection in Los Angeles on Friday.
A Tom Ford catwalk show is a rare occurrence, but one in L.A. is even more unlikely as the designer usually prefers to show during London fashion week. But this year the designer decided to present in his adopted home, ensuring the stars would be out in force on his FROW.
Paul Bettany, who plays The Vision in the upcoming 'Avengers' movie, has been overwhelmed by the size of 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' set and he's not the only one.
Paul Bettany was shocked with the size and scale of The Avengers: Age of Ultron set. The 43-year-old actor has previously had a role in The Avengers Assemble and the Iron Man trilogy as the voice of Iron Man's computer JARVIS but he plays the villain, The Vision, in the upcoming Avengers film.
Paul Bettany stars as The Vision in The Avengers: The Age of Ultron.
They've fought private military corporations, Nazi splinter-groups and a Norse god. Now, The Avengers assemble once again to celebrate their success. But when a new project from Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) reveals itself to be sentient and ready to bring the world to its knees, The Avengers are ready to fight amongst themselves while the threat of Ultron (James Spader) grows his strength, and gains allegiance from Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). Meanwhile, Stark is seeing hostility from Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) while Captain America (Chris Evans) desperately tries to bring the team back together to stop the Age of Ultron.
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Scarlett Johansson has accepted somewhere in the region of $10 million to star in 'Ghost in the Shell'.
Dreamworks executives will be high-fiving for the rest of the week after landing Scarlett Johansson for their forthcoming anime adaptation Ghost in the Shell. It was a huge year for Johansson with Lucy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier doing massive business and she's about to star in Age of Ultron and Civil War.
Scarlett Johansson is returning to Asia for 'Ghost in the Shell'
However, perhaps her most interesting project to date is Ghost - based on the Japanese anime created by Masamune Shirow and serialized in 1989. It tells the story of Motoko Kusanagi, a member of the covert counter cyber-terrorist organisation which specializes in fighting technological crime in the 21st century in Japan. It's basically awesome. The series was previously adapted into a movie in 1995, which spawned a sequel in 2004.
Continue reading: Scarlett Johansson Gets $10 Million For 'Ghost In The Shell'
Scarlett Johansson Tuesday 24th March 2009 Mot & Chandon: A Tribute To Cinema held at the Big Sky Studios. London, England
Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and NBC Tuesday 12th February 2008 Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman at NBC Studios appearing on The Today Show to promote their new movie 'The Other Boleyn Girl' New York City, USA
Scarlett Johansson Monday 15th October 2007 Elle hosts the 'Women in Hollywood' 14th annual event Los Angeles, California
Date of birth
22nd November, 1984
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