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Margot Robbie Joins Tina Fey in 'The Taliban Shuffle'

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - 3 hours 13 min ago

Margot Robbie is in talks to reunite with her Focus directors Glenn Ficara and John Requa for the true story adaptation The Taliban Shuffle, alongside Tina Fey.

The plot is adapted from Kim Barker's memoir that focuses on her time as a war correspondent in Kabul, Afghanistan. The book follows her journey from being a fish out of water after first arriving, to writing stories about militants, while examining the promiscuous culture of war correspondents and the violence around them. Tina Fey is playing Barker, with Margot Robbie portraying a "hard-core on-air news anchor" who befriends Barker in Afghanistan. The anchor is described as being very competitive, who will do anything it takes to get the story, including putting others in danger.

Glenn Ficara and John Requa are directing from a script by Robert Carlock, adapted from Kim Barber's memoir, with Tina Fey and Lorne Michaels producing.

We reported earlier this month that Margot Robbie is in talks to join Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad, although that won't start shooting until the spring of 2015. While there may be a window for Margot Robbie to shoot next year, she also needs to make room to promote Focus.

This report from The Hollywood Reporter also reveals that she is no longer attached to star in The Mountain Between Us for Fox. The actress recently wrapped production on Warner Bros.' Tarzan, where she plays Jane.

The Taliban Shuffle comes to theaters in 2015 and stars Tina Fey, Margot Robbie. The film is directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa.

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Official Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer Arrives

Tony and the assembled heroes face a techno-threat

We’re fairly certain there will be some Hulk smashing going on in the halls of Marvel after the first trailer for Avengers: Age Of Ultron leaked online on Wednesday. In response to the unauthorized early arrival, the company has acted swiftly and smartly to bring out a high definition official version. 

The promo, which was scheduled to be launched during an episode of the company’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. on US TV next Tuesday, hit before the big unveiling, and Marvel’s first response to the unexpected early debut was typically witty.

Dammit, Hydra.

— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) October 22, 2014

In case you’ve somehow forgotten, Age Of Ultron finds Tony Stark trying his hand at creating an international peacekeeping force of droids controlled by the self-aware A.I. Ultron. While his idea is to supplement the Avengers and let his super-powered comrades enjoy some much-needed time off, he ends up causing them more trouble than anticipated. And that’s before two new powered types - Wanda “Scarlet Witch” Maximoff and Pietro Quicksilver” Maximoff show up… {Avengers: Age Of Ultron Teaser Poster}

The film, which once more boasts Joss Whedon’s writing and directorial touch, stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders back together again alongside an array of new and old friends including James Spader (as Ultron via performance capture), Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Andy Serkis and Thomas Kretschmann. It’ll be out in the UK on April 24 next year.


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Official 'Avengers 2' Trailer Released by Marvel 6 Days Early

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - 4 hours 51 min ago

After what appeared to be an international trailer for Avengers 2 leaked earlier today, Marvel has released the official Avengers 2 trailer along with a new poster almost a full 6 days earlier than planned. As we first reported, the trailer was supposed to first go live during the October 28th episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but because of the massive popularity of this movie, Marvel obviously couldn't let it slide. Even the hilariously commented on the matter:

Dammit, Hydra.

— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) October 22, 2014

All of your favorite superheroes from 2012's Marvel's The Avengers are back, with Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Samuel L. Jackson all reprising their roles from the original blockbuster, alongside new cast members such as Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen as the sibling duo Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, and, of course, the villainous Ultron, voiced by James Spader.

This action-packed footage from director Joss Whedon's superhero sequel also teases the epic battle between Hulk and the Hulkbuster armor, most likely controlled by Ultron himself, and we also get a brief glimpse at Captain America's broken shield. We reported last month that the trailer will debut on the big screen, attached to prints of Interstellar, but that has not been confirmed yet. Check out the official trailer below in glorious 1080p.

Avengers: Age of Ultron: Trailer Images

Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1st, 2015 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.

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'Dallas Buyers Club' Rights Holders War Against Piracy Heads To Australia

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - 5 hours 28 min ago

Rights holders of the movie have asked the Australian Federal Court to give them the ISPs of people it believes are illegally file sharing

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Carrie Gormley, Jonathan Gitlin Promoted at Create Advertising


Gormley will oversee the theatrical group, while Gitlin will head up television and advertising

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What's Revealed in the First 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer?

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - 8 hours 25 min ago

Who's unhappy with Tony Stark, and what's wrong with Bruce Banner?

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Film News: Film News from Empire Magazin

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Film News: Film News from Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine): Exclusive First Look At Helen Mirren In Eye In The Sky http://ow.ly/2Pwk6u


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Watch the Official 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer Right Now

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - 8 hours 46 min ago

The hotly anticipated footage was supposed to debut next Tuesday

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10 'Interstellar' Secrets Straight From Christopher Nolan


Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain also participated in an exclusive roundtable about the anticipated film

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Margot Robbie Set To Do The Taliban Shuffle

She's in negotiations for Tina Fey's new film

Margot Robbie is fielding plenty of offers at the moment. With a potential role in the Warner Bros. Suicide Squad film quickly coming together with David Ayer in charge, the Wolf Of Wall Street actress is also now considering a part in The Taliban Shuffle, which already has Tina Fey attached.

The story has been adapted from Kim Barker’s wartime memoir, subtitled 'Strange Days In Afghanistan And Pakistan.' It charts her time as a journalist in Kabul in 2002, where with no foreign languages among her skillset and precious little idea how to get between Pakistan and Afghanistan, she was thrown in at the deep end. Slowly but surely, she grew to love the region, even as she became increasingly worried about its future.

Fey is playing Barker, and if she makes a deal, Robbie will be set as a blonde, competitive on-air news anchor that becomes friends with her, yet turns out to be ruthless in finding a story that will make her career. In her favour on this one is the fact that John Requa and Glenn Ficarra are on board to direct, having just worked with Robbie on Will Smith con man drama Focus. But she has to juggle schedules as Suicide Squad, assuming she scores the job, would shoot in early 2015 and she also needs to be available to promote Focus.

That one is due here on February 27 and Robbie will also be seen in David Yates’ take on Tarzan, arriving in 2016.








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New Into The Woods Images Stalk Online

Chris Pine and co. are feeling musical

One batch of atmospheric stills from Stephen Sondheim musical adaptation Into The Woods has already emerged online (see lower down the page), alongside a poster and the first teaser trailer. Now here comes Entertainment Weekly with a new set of images in its latest Winter Preview issue. {New Into The Woods Imagery}

Riffing on the stories of the Brothers Grimm, Into The Woods is about a childless baker who attempts to lift a family curse by journeying woods-ward to confront Streep's evil harpy. Along the way they encounter classic characters like Rapunzel, Cinderella, Jack (of beanstalk notoriety) and Red Riding Hood, played by newcomer Lilla Crawford.

James Corden is the Baker, with Emily Blunt as his wife, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinders' handsome prince, Johnny Depp (who appears to be on a run of moustache action, between this, Mortdecai and Tusk) as the Big Bad Wolf, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Annette Crosbie as Grandma, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Frances de la Tour as The Giant and Tracey Ullman as Jack's mother. {Into The Woods People Stills}

You can see more of EW’s pictures at their site, though they are a mixture of new behind the scenes glimpses and pictures that are already online mingling with new material. With Rob Marshall overseeing the music and the cast, Into The Woods will arrive in the US on Christmas Day and heads over here on January 9, 2015.


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Gloria Allred Demands 'Accountability' After Universal Studios Employee Allegedly Calls Girls 'Sluts' and 'Whores'

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 22:47

The 13-year-old girls were allegedly teased during a live show at NBCUniversal's California theme park

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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer Is Here!

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 22:44

Just minutes after images from Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked online, we have the entire trailer for your viewing pleasure, days before it is set to debut during next week's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Tuesday, October 28.

While it was previously speculated to be a teaser, this full-length trailer clocks in at two minutes and 11 seconds, with James Spader's Ultron providing narration for this exciting sneak preview. Watch as Ultron destroys some of Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) beloved robots, get a taste of the incredible Hulk vs. Hulkbuster fight scene, and much more in this awesome first look!

(Of note is the fact that the release date here says April instead of May, indicating that this is the international version of the trailer. It's not yet known if the domestic version will be different or include new scenes.)

Avengers: Age of Ultron: Trailer Images

Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1st, 2015 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.

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Steve Coogan Heads For Happyish

Replacing Philip Seymour Hoffman in the dark comedy show

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s tragic death rocked the film world in February this year, but it also had repercussions for the TV universe. Hoffman had been part of a pilot for a new show on US cable channel Showtime called Happyish, which has just been ordered to series when he passed. Now the dark comedy is headed back to the pilot stage, with Steve Coogan taking over the lead.

He’ll be Thom Payne, a 44-year-old British expat working in the States whose ordinary life is thrown into disarray when his boss is replaced by a 25-year-old wunderkind who spouts terms like “viral” and “social marketing.” The new arrival makes him question whether he’s satisfied with his situation.

According to Deadline, producers Shalom Auslander, Ken Kwapis and Alexandra Beattie had been developing the project for years before finally getting the green light to make the show. Given the long break between the pilot and the new shoot (planned for December), most of the cast has moved on to other jobs, though Kathryn Hahn, who co-starred in the original version, is reportedly talking about coming back. “Steve’s range is astounding – he is a comedy legend, a gifted satirist, and he possesses the unique combination of talents this role demands,” Auslander tells Deadline. Standing in for Philip Seymour Hoffman? Hardly the easiest task in the world…

Coogan will be back on the big screen in Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, which arrives here on December 19.








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PalmStar Media, Thunder Road Ink $200 Million Financing Partnership

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 22:24

The two companies are behind the new Keanu Reeves action movie 'John Wick'

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'Avengers 2' Trailer Images Reveal Ultron and Hulkbuster Armor

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 22:14

Last night, we reported that the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron will debut during next week's episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., airing Tuesday, October 28 at 9 PM ET on ABC. If you can't wait that long to get your first glimpse at this Marvel Phase Two adventure, two images have leaked from the first trailer, which feature the massive Hulkbuster armor, which was teased in new promo art from last week, and the villainous Ultron himself.

While it isn't clear exactly where these images came from, Screen Crush reports that they debuted on Twitter. They can confirm the images are authentic after having seen the Comic-Con footage from July. Take a look at the images below, then read on for more information.

Leaked pics from the #Avengers#AgeofUltron trailer coming next Tuesday. Its a first look at Ultron and Hulkbuster. pic.twitter.com/7nQiS8CEVw

— Noahtak (@Avatar_Fanatics) October 22, 2014

It isn't known if fans will only see a teaser or a full-length trailer during Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but it's possible that this will be the same footage shown during New York Comic Con earlier this month. We also reported last month that the first teaser will be attached to prints of Paramount's Interstellar, which arrives in theaters November 7, but that has not been confirmed at this time.

What do you think of Hulkbuster and Ultron? Chime in with your thoughts below, and stay tuned for the trailer next week during Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC.

Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1st, 2015 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.

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'X-Men: Apocalypse' Will Include Quicksilver; Spinoff Is Possible

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 22:02

With X-Men: Days of Future Past merging the all-star casts of both the original X-Men franchise and X-Men: First Class, many were surprised that the biggest scene-stealer was a brand new character, Evan Peters' Quicksilver. We reported earlier this month that the character may be utilized in a potential X-Men TV series, but now we have word that he will return in X-Men: Apocalypse.

Newsarama recently spoke with X-Men: Days of Future Past second unit director Brian Smrz, who revealed he will start storyboarding the film this year, while teasing that there will be another Quicksilver scene.

"They want me to start pretty soon, on the storyboarding and stuff. I'll be working on the next X-Men for the next month or so part-time, and by the end of the year it'll be full-time. Well, there will be another Quicksilver scene, which I'm looking forward to; that'll be fun. Other than that, I can't really say much - I'm looking forward to working with the cast and crew again. I've worked with Hugh Jackman four times before this, and I love the younger cast who's already great to work with as well."

Brian Smrz, who directed most of the Quicksilver kitchen sequence in X-Men: Days of Future Past, suggested that he wants to make a stand alone Quicksilver movie.

"We talked about Quicksilver before, I'd love to do a Quicksilver as a solo film because there's a lot to enjoy with that character. But I'm not geared just towards superhero movies; for me it's about great main characters, and finding movies that have that."

Would you want to see a stand-alone Quicksilver movie? 20th Century Fox hasn't announced any plans for a spin-off yet, but given the character's rising popularity, it may not be out of the question. Chime in with your thoughts below.

X-Men: Apocalypse comes to theaters May 27th, 2016. The film is directed by Bryan Singer.

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Bryan Singer Expecting First Child With Best Friend Michelle Clunie

Movie News from Hollywood Reporter - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 21:21

The 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' director and the 'Queer as Folk' actress are expecting via surrogate in 2015

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'Hobbit 3' Poster Unites Heroes in Battle Against Smaug

Hollywood News from MovieWeb - Wed, 22/10/2014 - 21:06

If the epic safety video from The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies wasn't up your alley, then perhaps you'll enjoy a new poster from the final installment of this Middle Earth franchise.

Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) is seen brandishing his sword Sting, alongside Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) and Thranduil (Lee Pace), with the massive dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) looming in the background.

Peter Jackson directs this final installment of his epic trilogy, which follows Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves, after they reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo's frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice.

But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide - unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of The Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies comes to theaters December 17th, 2014 and stars Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Manu Bennett. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.

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