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  • MORGAN FREEMAN joins Colin Powell biopic

    Morgan Freeman will star as Colin Powell in an independent biopic about the former US Secretary of State.

  • Hilary Swank boards “I Am Mother”

    Hilary Swank has signed on to star in “I Am Mother”, the Australian sci-fi thriller from director Grant Sputore, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. The film is Sputore's feature film debut.

  • Riz Ahmed to star in Netflix's “Hamlet”

    Riz Ahmed is in talks to star in Netflix's “Hamlet”, playing the title character in the contemporary take on Shakespeare's tragedy.

  • Gadot in talks for Nazi revenge thriller

    “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot is in negotiations to star in the independent revenge thriller “Ruin” with “Assassin's Creed” director Justin Kurzel attached to helm.

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    “Bhuban Majhi” at two festivals

    Fakhrul Arefeen Khan's feature directorial debut “Bhuban Majhi” is continuing is strong critical response run, now being nominated for two international film festivals – in South Africa and India.

  • Sam Smith announces new album's title

    Sam Smith delivered new music Thursday night, just as many people predicted. The new track, titled “Pray”, was teased on Smith's social

  • F&F spinoff gets 2019 release

    Universal may have pushed its next “Fast and the Furious” chapter back a year, but the studio is not sitting idle. It's just switching gears

  • Nicole Kidman joins cop thriller “Destroyer”

    Nicole Kidman will star in the Los Angeles crime thriller “Destroyer” from director Karyn Kusama.

  • Leto to star in Hugh Hefner biopic

    Jared Leto will soon be donning the iconic silk pajamas and smoking jacket of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who died September 27 at age 91, for an upcoming biopic from Brett Ratner.

  • Tom Petty dies at 66

    Tom Petty has died after suffering cardiac arrest, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Petty's manager says he suffered cardiac

  • KINGSMAN 2 leads international BO

    “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” has returned to the top of the international and worldwide box office charts.

  • L. Richie joins “Idol” as third judge

    Grammy Award-winning musician Lionel Richie will join Katy Perry and Luke Bryan on the judging panel for ABC's revival of singing

  • YOUNG SHELDON makes splashing premiere

    CBS already had the biggest comedy on television with “The Big Bang Theory”, and the network debuted a brand new series this week, about one of the key Big Bang Theory characters. “Young Sheldon” premiered on September 25, and has received a full season order from CBS.

  • Luke Bryan joins 'American Idol' as judge

    With a week left until “American Idol” auditions are due to start, the show has confirmed Luke Bryan as a second judge. The country star

  • “Kingsman 2” headed for $40M debut

    Spy comedy “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is heading for a solid $40 million opening weekend at 4,003 North American sites, early estimates showed.

  • “The Last Jedi” wraps post-production

    “Star Wars” is over. At least, the latest episode is.

  • Hanks signs Swedish comedy remake

    Tom Hanks is attached to star in “A Man Called Ove”, a remake of the popular Swedish film directed by Hannes Holm.

  • HBO orders “Watchmen” pilot

    HBO has ordered a pilot for “Watchmen”, the new drama series it is developing with “The Leftovers” creator Damon Lindelof. The premium

  • LP to perform at Chester tribute

    The concert, set for the Hollywood Bowl on October 27th, will raise money for Music for Relief's One More Light Fund in memory of Bennington. Check out Linkin Park's website for full ticket information.

  • U2, Sheeran concerts in St. Louis cancelled

    U2 and Ed Sheeran have canceled concerts planned for St. Louis, Missouri (USA) this weekend over security concerns as the city faces violent protests following the acquittal of a former white police officer in the shooting death of a black man.

  • Jim Carrey returning to TV

    Comedy icon Jim Carrey will star in a new Showtime comedy series in his first regular television role since his days on the 1990's sketch

  • First look at “Hellboy” reboot revealed

    Fans got their first glimpse of David Harbour as Hellboy on Wednesday, when a photo of the actor was shared on social media.

  • “Star Wars” release pushed back

    Disney made a slew of changes to its upcoming calendar on Tuesday, including pushing back the release of “Star Wars: Episode IX” by

  • SHAPE OF WATER wins best pic at Venice

    Master Spanish filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's “The Shape of Water” earned the highest honor at the Venice International Film Festival,

  • Benedict Cumberbatch to star in “Gypsy Boy”

    Benedict Cumberbatch will star in “Gypsy Boy,” an adaptation of Mikey Walsh's memoirs.

  • LADY GAGA going on 'rest' from music

    Pop icon Lady Gaga says that she's planning to take a “rest” from music and “slow down for a moment for some healing.”

  • SAM SMITH returns with new single

    It's been a while since fans had heard from Sam Smith. Following the release of his 2014 debut album “In the Lonely Hour” which helped

  • Suicide Squad 2 finds director

    Gavin O'Connor is on board to write the sequel to “Suicide Squad”, and is also in talks to direct the film that stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Jared Leto.

  • MJ's “Thriller” screens in 3D at Venice

    Director John Landis says he is still upset by Michael Jackson's death, but a Venice Film Festival screening dedicated to “Thriller” is a chance to celebrate the musician's life.

  • Jolie set to return to work

    Angelina Jolie says she plans to return to work after taking 'over a year off' to deal with a complicated “family situation” following her split with Brad Pitt.