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Will Packer: Movie Making Is Always A Risk

Will Packer says movie making is "always" a risk.The 48-year-old producer has overseen the production of almost 30 blockbusters through his self-titled company including the likes of 'Girls Trip, 'Little' and 'What Men Want' and...

Idris Elba Wants Luther Movie To Spark James Bond Style Franchise

Idris Elba hopes his 'Luther' movie will be the start of his own James Bond style action franchise.The 50-year-old actor is bringing the BBC crime series - written by Neil Cross - to the big...

Idris Elba Wants Fans To 'See Themselves' In The Beast

Idris Elba wants fans to "see themselves" in 'The Beast.'The 50-year-old actor stars as recently widowed Dr. Nate Samuels who visits a South African game reserve with his two teenage daughters and the trio...

Brad Pitt Inspired Baltasar Kormakur's Beast

Brad Pitt's 'Snatch' performance inspired 'Beast' director Baltasar Kormakur.The 58-year-old actor starred as an Irish Traveller boxer in Guy Ritchie's gangster film, and Baltasar has explained how it influenced his new survival thriller movie, which...

Idris Elba Wants To Make More Films In Africa

Idris Elba wants to develop the film industry in Africa.The 49-year-old actor stars in the new movie 'Beast', which has been shot in South Africa, and revealed that he wants to pave the way for...

James Bond Films ‘Will Be On Screens Until At Least 2037 In New Warner Bros Deal’

James Bond films will reportedly be on screens until at least 2037.Makers of the movie franchise, which started on screens in 1962, are said to have signed a new deal to continue the series with...

Idris Elba Hopes Beast Boosts The Revival Of Cinemas

Idris Elba wants his new movie 'Beast' to continue the revival of cinemas.The 49-year-old actor stars in the new survival thriller as Dr. Nate Samuels, a father who is forced to protect his daughters from...

Idris Elba Slims Down For Luther Topless Scene

Idris Elba asked his personal chef to help him look "the bee's knees" in the 'Luther' movie.The 49-year-old actor is set to reprise his role as tough cop John Luther in a big-screen spin off...

New James Bond ‘Has To Be Aged Under 40 And Taller Than 5ft 10’

The new James Bond reportedly must be aged under 40 and taller than 5ft 10 inches.It means the current front-runners to step into Daniel Craig’s shoes as the spy will be too old, with others...

Idris Elba And David Leitch Join Forces For New Movie

Idris Elba and David Leitch are teaming up for a new movie.The 49-year-old actor will join forces with the 'Bullet Train' director for the upcoming spy thriller 'Bang!', based on the comic series by Matt...

Tilda Swinton Relished Working With George Miller

Tilda Swinton’s inner “film geek” relished the chance to work with George Miller.The Scottish star appears in the 77-year-old filmmaker’s latest movie, ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’ – in which she plays lonely academic Dr....

Fatboy Slim Marks Big Beach Boutique Anniversary With Hardback And Cd

Fatboy Slim is releasing 'Right Here, Right Then' as a hardback book and in multiple formats to mark the 20th anniversary of his iconic original Brighton Beach Boutique concert.On this day (13.07.22) in 2002, more...

Idris Elba In Renewed Talks To Play James Bond

Idris Elba is back in the running to play James Bond.The 'Luther' actor was believed to have stepped back from replacing Daniel Craig as the suave spy and had instead spoken to producers about potentially...

George Miller Tried Desperately To Cast Tilda Swinton In Furiosa

George Miller tried to cast Tilda Swinton in 'Furiosa'.The 77-year-old filmmaker worked with the actress on his latest movie 'Three Thousand Years of Longing' and was desperate to find her a part in his prequel...

George Miller Would Hate For Three Thousand Years Of Longing To Be Released On Streaming

George Miller doesn't want 'Three Thousand Years of Longing' to be released on a streaming service.The 77-year-old director has overseen the fantasy film – which has had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last...

Idris Elba Had 'A Lot Of Fun' Finding Knuckles' Voice

Idris Elba had “a lot of fun” finding Knuckles’ voice for ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’.The 49-year-old actor appears as the hot-headed warrior in the animated movie sequel and he had a great time finding the...

James Bond Producer Insists It Will Take A While To Replace Daniel Craig

James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli admits it will take a long time to choose Daniel Craig's 007 replacement.The 61-year-old filmmaker insisted it's not as easy as picking an actor to take on the iconic role...

Reinaldo Marcus Green Open To Directing Bond Film With Idris Elba

Reinaldo Marcus Green is open to directing a James Bond movie with Idris Elba as 007.The 'King Richard' director has revealed that he would be willing to helm a movie in the iconic spy series...

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Breaks Box Office Record For Best Video Game Adaptation

'Sonic The Hedgehog 2' has broken a box office record for the highest-grossing debut for a video game adaptation. According to Variety, the sequel to the 2020 film based on the SEGA game outsold 'Morbius'...

Actors Aren’T Allowed To Complain, Says Leslie Mann

Leslie Mann feels "actors aren’t allowed to complain".The 49-year-old actress believes it's unfair how much the profession is ridiculed - but she still acknowledges that it's a "great job".Leslie - who is married to director...

Jeff Fowler Teases Game References In Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Jeff Fowler has revealed that fans can expect plenty of video game references in 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2'.The director is helming the upcoming sequel to the movie based on the famous video game franchise, which...

Sonic The Hedgehog 3 And Spin-off Series In Development

'Sonic The Hedgehog 3' is in development.Paramount has confirmed work on the upcoming third movie in the film series based on the iconic video game franchise is already underway before the second has even been...

Idris Elba 'Part Of Conversation' For Next James Bond

Idris Elba is "part of the conversation" to be the next James Bond, the franchise's producers have confirmed.The 49-year-old actor has long been mooted as a possible successor to Daniel Craig as the suave spy...

Mgm Boss Pamela Abdy Admits New Bond Choice Is 'Wide Open'

The battle to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond is "wide open", according to MGM boss Pamela Abdy.Pamela, who serves as MGM's President of Motion Pictures, has revealed that the studio has had "preliminary conversations"...

Idris Elba Is Rumoured To Be In 'Early' Talks For A Bond Role

Idris Elba is reportedly in "early" talks to play a Bond villain. The 'Luther' actor has previously been tipped to take over from Daniel Craig as 007, but now it has been claimed he's held...

Idris Elba Thinks Luther Can Hit James Bond Levels

Idris Elba thinks 'Luther' can be on the level of a James Bond film.The 49-year-old actor is set to reprise the role of DCI John Luther in a Netflix movie based on the hit BBC...

Jonathan Majors Cast In Magazine Dreams

Jonathan Majors will star in 'Magazine Dreams'.The 32-year-old actor has boarded the cast of the new bodybuilding drama that will be written and directed by Elijah Bynum.The movie tells the story of an amateur bodybuilder...

Idris Elba: Luther Movie Was A Response To Bond Rumours

Idris Elba decided to bring 'Luther' to the big screen in response to speculation that he could be the next 'James Bond'.The 49-year-old actor will reprise the role of DCI John Luther in a Netflix...

Cats? I'll Take A Dog: Andrew Lloyd Webber Bought A Therapy Pup After Seeing Cats Film

Andrew Lloyd Webber hated the 'Cats' film so much - he had to buy a therapy dog to get over it.The 73-year-old theatre mogul, who penned the original 1981 musical, has been vocal about his...

Jorja Smith Among Winners At Grm Rated Awards 2021

Jorja Smith was named Female Artist of the Year at the GRM Rated Awards 2021 on Thursday (16.09.21).The 24-year-old singer was among the winners at the annual award ceremony, which honours the best talent in...

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