Rose Byrne to Reprise Role in “X-Men: Apocalypse”

by Justin Worsley “X-Men: Apocalypse” writer and producer Simon Kinberg revealed a series of casting confirmations for the 2016 film, including Rose Byrne reprising her role as CIA agent Moira Mac Taggert. Along with Byrne, Tye Sheridan (“Mud”) will portray Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp (“Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B”) will play Storm, and Sophie Turner (“Games…

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Indiana Jones Franchise Could See Reboot With Chris Pratt

by Justin Worsley With Disney interested in rebooting the “Indiana Jones” series, the company is interested in Hollywood’s latest commodity. Chris Pratt, who starred in summer blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy,” is being eyed by Disney to play the titular role, previously occupied by Harrison Ford. While nothing is set in stone, Disney has also…

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Emma Watson Cast in “Beauty and the Beast”

by Justin Worsley Disney has secured their lead actress in their upcoming live-adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Emma Watson (Harry Potter series) has been cast as Belle, the young woman imprisoned in the Beast’s castle. The upcoming musical will be directed by Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) and written by Stephen Chbosky, who worked…

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Duplass Brothers Sign Four Picture Deal with Netflix

by Justin Worsley Netflix has signed brother-director duo Mark and Jay Duplass to a four picture deal as part of the company’s goal of penetrating the film sector. All four films will receive a theatrical release before becoming available on the streaming service . The deal comes just four months after Netflix signed Adam Sandler…

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Zac Efron to Star in “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”

by Justin Worsley Zac Efron has officially signed on to star in the upcoming Fox and Cherin Entertainment film Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. The signing comes after the success of 2014 summer comedy Neighbors, which grossed $150 million domestically. Film studios now see Efron’s potential in adult comedies aimed at males after spending his…

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Amazon to Produce Films for Silver Screen

  Starting this year, Amazon will begin production of films for theatrical and digital releases, providing a new avenue for the distribution of independent films. Amazon aims to release about 12 films per year in theaters. Four to eight weeks after the theatrical release date, Amazon will release the film on their streaming service Amazon…

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