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Amazon Studios Head Promises 'The Dark Tower' Tv Series Isn't "Dead"

Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' book series is one of the most popular franchises the author has put together. Unfortunately, when the story made the move to the big screen last year, with Idris Elba...

Idris Elba Goes From Victor Headley To Victor Hugo With 'Hunchback Of Notre Dame' Reboot

With Disney making endless live action adaptations of animated classics, it seems 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' could be the next to return to our screens; though this will be rebooted for Netflix with none...

Idris Elba To Make Hunchback Of Notre Dame Film

Idris Elba is set to star in a new adaptation of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'.The 'Yardie' filmmaker will direct the horror - based on Victor Hugo's 1831 novel of the same name - and...

Prince Harry And Duchess Meghan Thank World For Celebrating Their Wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have thanked everyone from around the world who helped them celebrate their wedding.The newlyweds - who will now be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - tied the...

Oprah Winfrey And Idris Elba Arrive For Royal Wedding

Oprah Winfrey and Idris Elba are among the first guests to arrive at the royal wedding. TV mogul Oprah was spotted arriving at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, Windsor just before 10am on Saturday...

Steven Deknight's Nod To John Carpenter's The Thing

Steven DeKnight wanted to have a reference to John Carpenter's 'The Thing' in 'Pacific Rim Uprising'.The 55-year-old filmmaker helmed the sequel to Guillermo del Toro's sci-fi flick starring John Boyega and Scott Eastwood, and admitted...

Steven Deknight Wants Charlie Hunnam To Return To Pacific Rim Franchise

Steven DeKnight hopes Charlie Hunnam will come back for a third instalment of the 'Pacific Rim' franchise.The 37-year-old actor starred as hero Raleigh Beckett in Guillermo del Toro's first instalment of the sci-fi franchise, but...

John Boyega Wants To Play Anthony Joshua In A Biopic

John Boyega wants to star as Anthony Joshua in a movie about the heavyweight boxer's life.The 26-year-old actor was asked during an interview with The Hook whether he'd be interested to play grime musician Wiley...

Idris Elba: Racism Has More Of An Impact Now

Idris Elba says racism has more of an ''impact'' now than when he was growing up.The 'Luther' star moved from Hackney to London's white-working class area of Canning Town in the 80s as a teenager...

Scott Eastwood Would Love To Return For Another Pacific Rim Movie

Scott Eastwood would love to return for another 'Pacific Rim' film.The 31-year-old actor starred as Nate Lambert in the new Steven DeKnight movie - which is a sequel to the Guillermo del Toro 2013 sci-fi...

John Boyega Had Creative Concerns Filming Pacific Rim Uprising

John Boyega had some concerns about creative decisions in 'Pacific Rim Uprising'.The 25-year-old actor has landed his first leading role in the new Steven DeKnight movie - which is a sequel to the 2013 Guillermo...

Idris Elba's Fiancee Doesn't Want Him To Become James Bond

Idris Elba's fiancee hopes he isn't chosen as the next James Bond.Sabrina Dhowre is set to marry the London-born actor after he proposed last month, but she has revealed she would be loathed to see...

David Oyelowo Doesn't Know If A Black James Bond Will Ever Happen

David Oyelowo doesn't know whether there will ever be a black James Bond.The 43-year-old actor, who is best known for his role as Martin Luther King Jr. in 'Selma', admitted he isn't sure whether the...

Stefflon Don And More Added To Boardmasters Bill

Stefflon Don has been added to the Boardmasters line-up.The '16 Shots' rapper had a stellar 2017 after collaborating with French Montana on 'Hurtin' Me' and 'Instruction' with Demi Lovato and Jax Jones.The 26-year-old star -...

Idris Elba's FiancéE Shows Him The Love

Idris Elba's fiancée Sabrina Dhowre believes she is ''lucky'' to have found him.The 29-year-old model got engaged to the 'Luther' actor earlier this month when he popped the question during a packed screening for his...

Idris Elba Gets Engaged At 'Yardie' Screening

The super smooth Idris Elba proved just how romantic he could be by proposing to his girlfriend of one year Sabrina Dhowre in a London cinema full of people during the preview for his directorial...

Rachel Weisz: James Bond Shouldn't Be A Woman

Rachel Weisz has admitted she doesn't think there should be a female James Bond - but does think women should ''get their own stories''.The 47-year-old actress is married to current suave spy actor Daniel Craig,...

Idris Elba Engaged To Sabrina Dhowre

Idris Elba is engaged.The 'Luther' star got down on one knee and asked for his girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre's hand in marriage during a packed screening for his new film 'Yardie' in Dalston, east London.The Rio...

Idris Elba Wants To Reunite With Jessica Chastain

Idris Elba wants to make another movie with Jessica Chastain.The 45-year-old actor had a great time working with the actress on 'Molly's Game' and would love to recreate their ''amazing'' chemistry on another project, no...

Tom Taylor's $125k Pay Day

Tom Taylor could quadruple his fee for 'The Dark Tower' - if it becomes a franchise.The 16-year-old actor - best known for playing Tom Foster in hit BBC TV series 'Doctor Foster' - stars...

Idris Elba: There's No Such Thing As Black James Bond

Idris Elba insists there's ''no such thing as a black Bond''.The 45-year-old actor has been linked to taking over the role when Daniel Craig steps down after 'Bond 25', and while he would love to...

Idris Elba Found Directing Difficult

Idris Elba didn't realise how ''difficult'' directing would be.The 45-year-old actor has stepped behind the camera to work on 'Yardie', and though he had a lot of ''fun'' making a film for the first time,...

Idris Elba Throws Party For Daughter

Idris Elba threw a sweet sixteen party for his daughter over the weekend.The 'Luther' star's daughter Isan took to social media on Wednesday (10.01.18) to share pictures of the winter-themed birthday bash, which took place...

Idris Elba Was Inspired By Robert De Niro To Become An Actor

Idris Elba's acting career was inspired by Robert De Niro.The British star made a name for himself on the TV drama series 'Luther' in the UK, but has gone onto global acclaim after starring in...

Idris Elba To Turn His Attention To Music In 2018?

Idris Elba could be set to switch his attention to music in 2018.The 45-year-old actor is seemingly poised to focus on his music career at the end of the upcoming series of 'Luther', the hit...

Barbara Broccoli Open To Black Or Female James Bond

Barbara Broccoli would welcome a new James Bond of any sex or race.The spy thriller franchise's boss is open to recruiting a black or female star into the leading role as 007, and insists they...

Idris Elba Believes Meghan Markle Will Be A "Beacon" Within The Royal Family

Idris Elba has stated that Meghan Markle will be “a beacon” and a role model in the Royal Family once she ties the knot with Prince Harry next year.The 45 year old star of ‘Luther’...

Jax Jones Secretly Tied The Knot In Thailand

Jax Jones has revealed he got married in secret in Thailand. The 'House Work' star - whose real name is Timucin Fabian Kwong Wah Aluo - is officially off the market after tying the knot...

Molly Bloom Knew The Incredible Network Of People At Her High-stakes Poker Game

Molly Bloom knew her secretive high-stakes poker games attracted an ''incredible network'' of people ''to try and leverage''.The Olympic-class skier organised one of Hollywood's poker games and with the buy-in set at $50,000 it attracted...

Idris Elba Was Unsure About Playing In Molly's Game

Idris Elba didn't think Aaron Sorkin would be open to improvisation while shooting 'Molly's Game'.The 45-year-old actor stars as real-life defence lawyer Charlie Jaffey - who represented poker game organiser Molly Bloom in court -...

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