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Forest Whitaker Fails To Engage Critics With His Broadway Debut 'Hughie'

Forest Whitaker has finally made his Broadway debut in Michael Grandage's revival of Eugene O'Neill's 'Hughie'; a safe choice in some ways, given that there's little action involved and it stands at just an hour...

Forest Whitaker And Jonathan Rhys Meyers Join Roots Reboot

The Matrix star was recently cast as real-life author Alex Haley in the revamp, taking over the role originated by James Earl Jones in the 1977 mini-series Roots: The Saga Of An American...

Jake Gyllenhaal Respects Boxing After Making Southpaw

Jake Gyllenhaal ''fell in love with boxing'' on the set of 'Southpaw'.The 34-year-old actor trained as a pugilist for months to play Billy Hope in the new movie because he didn't use a stunt double...

Jake Gyllenhaal: Acting Isn't Difficult

Jake Gyllenhaal doesn't think acting is difficult.The 34-year-old star, who appears in new boxing movie 'Southpaw', alongside Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker, has claimed his chosen profession is ''absurd''.He said: ''I would never call acting...

Forest Whitaker & Chris Cornell To Celebrate With Dalai Lama As Buddhist Leader Turns 80

The two stars will cut short their American Independence Day weekend festivities to celebrate with the spiritual guru at the Peak Mind Foundation event. Oscar winner Whitaker has been asked to introduce...

Forest Whitaker 'Cast In Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One'

Forest Whitaker is reportedly set to star in 'Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One'.The 53-year-old actor will join Felicity Jones in director Gareth Edwards' eagerly-awaited 'Star Wars' spin-off movie, which is set for release in 2016.The...

Forest Whitaker Added To The Cast Of Star Wars: Rogue One

As excitement continues to build for the release of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, fans of the galaxy far, far away have been given even more to get lively about with Forest...

Anglophile Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal is in an Anglophile because his English fans gave him the confidence to pursue an acting career.The now 34-year-old actor starred in 'This Is Our Youth' at the Garrick Theatre in London in...

A Week In Movies: Russell Crowe Hits Madrid, Julie Andrews Graces Los Angeles And M:i-5 Disrupts Streets In London, While New Trailers Arrive For Spectre, Southpaw And Mad Max

As his new film The Water Diviner begins to roll out across Europe this weekend, actor and first-time director Russell Crowe was on-hand in Madrid this week for a red carpet premiere with glamorous costar...

Rita Ora: Gyllenhaal Helped Me On Southpaw

Rita Ora says Jake Gyllenhaal made it ''very easy'' for her to act with him in upcoming film 'Southpaw'.The singer has a role in the boxing drama and she admits Jake - who plays pugilist...

Liam Neeson Admits Bryan Mills Has Finally Met His Match In 'Taken 3'

Liam Neeson is set to return yet again for another spell of breakneck action and a seemingly impossible manhunt in 'Taken 3'; a movie which he claims will be the biggest of the franchise yet...

Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Ripped For Southpaw: Is There Anything He Can't Do?

Jake Gyllenhaal is a shape shifter. There is no other explanation. We barely recognised him whilst he was filming 'Nightcrawler', with his sunken cheeks and generally gaunt demeanour, but now he's transformed yet again into...

Rita Ora Dubbed 'Sensational' By Hollywood Big Wig

Harvey Wenstein has dubbed ''sensational'' Rita Ora his ''biggest discovery''.The Hollywood veteran - who produced the Academy Award-winning film 'Shakespeare in Love' - has given the 23-year-old 'Hot Right Now' singer his seal of approval...

Stars Turn Out For Sophia Loren's 80th Birthday Gallery Gala

Forest Whitaker and Jon Voight were among the stars who turned out to help Italian actress Sophia Loren mark her 80th birthday at an exhibition in Mexico celebrating her life and career.The Oscar winner is...

Forest Whitaker Wins Big At The Naacp Image Awards

Actor Forest Whitaker was the big winner at the Naacp Image Awards on Saturday night (22Feb14) after landing a trio of prizes.Whitaker picked up the Chairman's Award in recognition of his stellar acting career and...

Is Forest Whitaker Set To Direct 'The Shack' Adaptation?

Oscar winner Forest Whitaker could be the man to direct the big screen version of The Shack, Deadline is reporting. Written by William Paul Young, The Shack tells the story of Mackenzie Allen Philips who...

Forest Whitaker To Direct The Shack?

Forest Whitaker is in talks to direct 'The Shack'.The 52-year-old actor is also expected to take on a supporting role in the movie, which is an adaptation of William Paul Young's best-selling novel 'The Shack'.Summit...

Lee Daniels To Direct Richard Pryor Biopic

Lee Daniels is in talks to direct a Richard Pryor biopic.The filmmaker is looking to once again join forces with The Weinstein Company after the success of his 2013 hit 'The Butler', with the production...

A Week In Movies: Stars Court Awards Attention At Premieres, While Bieber Hits The Red Carpet And Several New Trailers Arrive

Two big premieres this week were more about raising awards-worthy awareness than launching a movie. Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin and Juliette Lewis were all on hand for the August:...

Fruitvale Station Producers And Director Honoured With Stanley Kramer Award

Forest Whitaker and first-time director Ryan Coogler are to be honoured with one of Hollywood's most coveted trophies when they collect the Producers Guild of America's Stanley Kramer Award for acclaimed 2013 film Fruitvale Station.The...

Forget The Screen Actors Guild Nominees, Who Got Snubbed?!

This morning we were treated to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations. It's one of the biggest award ceremonies on the movie calendar and, well, it's kind of a big deal. Forget the Globes -...

Forest Whitaker Postpones Award Ceremony To Mourn Nelson Mandela

Organisers of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California have been forced to postpone their salute to Forest Whitaker because the Oscar winner is in South Africa to say farewell to Nelson Mandela.Whitaker was...

A Week In Movies: Catching Fire Lands In Cinemas, Black Nativity Premieres, A First Peek Into Noah's Ark

This week is pretty much all about The Hunger Games as Catching Fire arrives in cinemas around the world. After last week's world premiere in London, the cast headed back to America for back-to-back premieres...

Oprah Winfrey Sought Permission From Forest Whitaker's Wife To Create Chemistry For The Butler

Oprah Winfrey asked permission from Forest Whitaker's wife so she could get cosy with the star in a bid to create chemistry for Lee Daniels' The Butler.The media mogul, who plays Whitaker's onscreen partner in...

UK Movie Reviews Special: Dom Hemingway, The Butler, Don Jon, The Counsellor

It’s a big weekend for the UK box office, kicking off tomorrow (Fri Nov 15), when Jude Law’s Don Hemingway, Forest Whitaker’s The Butler, Joseph Gordon Levitt’s Don Jon and Michael Fassbender’s The Counsellor all...

Alex Pettyfer For Gay Action Movie?

Alex Pettyfer is being eyed to star in an action movie with gay leads.'The Butler' director Lee Daniels has outlined his intentions to cast the 'Magic Mike' hunk and a young black actor in a...

Forest Whitaker's Special Film

Forest Whitaker says starring in 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' was a ''special unique opportunity''.The 52-year-old actor portrays Cecil Gaines, a butler who served under eight US presidents in the new movie and he was delighted...

It Was Always Going To Be Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs For The Box Office This Weekend

As expected, predicted and prophesized, the wonderfully strange world of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 enticed enough families to propel it to the top of the weekend box office.Cloudy With a Chance of...

'The Butler' Gives Rivals The Brush Off Over Labor Day Weekend: Why Is Lee Daniel's Movie So Successful?

The first shaky reports of the Labor Day holiday box office taking couldn't decide whether Lee Daniel's The Butler or Morgan Spurlock's One Direction documentary This Is Us had sold the most movie tickets across...

The Labor Day Box Office Round-up: Which Film "Cleaned Up" Over The Record Weekend?

This year's Labor Day box office takings marked a record year for Hollywood, with an estimated $156 million paid to see movies across the national holiday weekend. One film "steamed" ahead over the weekend to...

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