Movies

Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o in talks for ‘Jungle Book’ remake

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) — Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o are in negotiations to partake in Disney’s upcoming adaptation of The Jungle Book. If their deals go through, the actresses would be joining Idris Elba in the Jon Favreau-directed…

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Barbie getting her own film franchise

LOS ANGELES, April 23 (UPI) — Barbie will soon receive her very own film franchise. Sony Pictures and Mattel have teamed up to give the eternal blonde her own series of movies. Sony studio chief Amy Pascal and production president…

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‘The Other Woman’ steals top box-office spot from ‘Captain America’

LOS ANGELES, April 27 (UPI) — Female moviegoers drove Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann‘s comedy, The Other Woman, to the top of the weekend box office. The Fox film, starring Diaz, Mann and model Kate Upton as women who discover…

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Third ‘Hobbit’ film announces new subtitle: The Battle of Five Armies

PUKERUA BAY, New Zealand, April 24 (UPI) — The third Hobbit movie has received a new subtitle, The Battle of the Five Armies. The upcoming film was originally subtitled There and Back Again, and director Peter Jackson took to his…

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‘Goosebumps’ movie begins production with Jack Black, Dylan Minnette

ATLANTA, April 24 (UPI) — Production has started on the upcoming film adaptation of Goosebumps. The new movie will be based on the R.L. Stine books of the same name. The stories are horror tales written for children, and debuted…

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‘Captain America’ leads box office for third week

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (UPI) — Captain America‘s critically acclaimed sequel, The Winter Soldier, continued its box-office dominance over Easter weekend, claiming the No. 1 spot for the third week in a row. The film, which stars Chris Evans, Scarlett…

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Mara Wilson criticizes ‘Mrs. Doubfire’ sequel on Twitter

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) — Mrs. Doubfire star Mara Wilson has comes forward to say she wants nothing to do with the sequel. Wilson, 26, said in a Twitter post Wednesday that she has no plans to reprise her…

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Channing Tatum in talks to play ‘X-Men’ character ‘Gambit’

LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) — From Magic Mike to G.I. Joe to 22 Jump Street, Channing Tatum has plenty of franchises to worry about. But the 33-year-old star might join one more, if his talks with X-Men producers are…

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Leighton Meester says husband Adam Brody is ‘incredible’ in ‘Life Partners’

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) — Leighton Meester spoke about working with husband Adam Brody in the new film Life Partners during an interview with Newsday. The 28-year-old Gossip Girl star stars as Sasha in the upcoming romantic comedy, while…

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‘X-Men’ director accused of sex abuse in lawsuit

HONOLULU (UPI) — A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing X-Men franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii. The lawsuit filed Wednesday says the prominent director of…

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