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Chris Pine & Keira Knightley Head Star-studded Cast In New Jack Ryan Film: Shadow Recruit [Trailer]

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is the fifth Jack Ryan film to be released since Tom Clancy's fictional CIA badass first made the leap to the big screen in Hunt For Red October 23 years ago....

Jack Ryan's Origins Explored In Adaptation Of Tom Clancy's 'Shadow Recruit' [Trailer + Pictures]

The trailer for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit has been released; the first film in the series to bear simply the name of the character that has sewn all previous released together. The film takes on...

Tom Clancy's Legacy Lives On In New Kenneth Branagh Movie, 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'

Talented spy author Tom Clancy died earlier this week, but his legacy lives on via his many novels, his video games and his movies, which are still being made. The 66 year-old novelist died in...

Cate Blanchett Will Debut As Film Director In Herman Koch's Epic 'The Dinner'

Cate Blanchett might've put on a jaw-dropping performance in her most recent film Blue Jasmine, but she's about to display a new talent as a budding film director in the upcoming adaptation of The Dinner.Perhaps...

Hayley Atwell To Co-star In Cinderella

Hayley Atwell will co-star in Disney's new adaptation of 'Cinderella'.The 'Captain America: The First Avenger' actress confirmed she will appear in Kenneth Branagh's new take on the classic fairytale story and has already begun filming...

Marion Cotillard Lined-up For Lady Macbeth Role In Upcoming Film Adaption

Marion Cotillard has been chosen to bring some Gallic glamour to one of Scotland's most malevolent (fictional) characters in the latest big screen adaption of William Shakespeare's MacBeth. The Oscar-winning actress is set to star...

Kenneth Branagh Takes It Too Far, Injuring Fellow Macbeth Cast Member

Oh Kenneth Branagh, you get so deep into your roles, you’ve forgotten what’s real and what’s acting! The 52-year-old actor managed to injure one of the cast of Macbeth in a choreographed fight scene, by...

Disney To Produce Live Action Jungle Book

Disney is developing a live action adaptation of 'The Jungle Book'.The family-friendly movie studio has hired screenwriter Justin Marks - who penned the studio's upcoming reboot of '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' - to write...

Kenneth Branagh Wins Over Critics With Stage Return

Sir Kenneth Branagh has won a slew of five star reviews for his stage comeback in Macbeth.The actor has returned to the theatre for the first time in five years with the title role in...

Sir Kenneth Branagh Brings Manchester To A Standstill With 'Macbeth'

Sir Kenneth Branagh cemented his reputation as one of Britain's finest actors with a debut performance as Macbeth, at a 281-capacity deconsecrated church in Manchester for the city's international festival. The mud-bath stage ran the...

Idris Elba Worried About 'Terrible' Us Accent

Idris Elba worried about his ''terrible'' American accent.The 'Pacific Rim' actor was relieved to learn he could retain his British accent in the new Hollywood blockbuster directed by Guillmero del Toro, because he can't quite...

Helena Bonham Carter To Play Fairy Godmother In Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella

Helena Bonham Carter is set to reunite with her ex-boyfriend Kenneth Branagh as the Fairy Godmother in a new movie version of classic fairytale Cinderella.Branagh will direct the live-action fantasy, which will feature Cate Blanchett...

Downton Abbey Star In Talks To Play Cinderella's Ugly Sister

Downton Abbey star Sophie Mcshera is reportedly in talks to play one of Cinderella's ugly sisters in Kenneth Branagh's star-studded movie adaptation of the classic fairytale.Lily James and Cate Blanchett have already been cast as...

A Week In News: Tributes Paid To George Jones, Tyler The Creator Finds Controversy, Lily Collins Goes Zombie-hunting

Why Baby Why: The country music world lost a true legend in the shape of George Jones last week. The musician was dubbed No Show George for his unpredictability throughout his touring career though he...

Downton Abbey Actress Lily James Takes Cinderella Role

Lily James will play 'Cinderella'.The 'Downton Abbey' star is set to portray the iconic princess in Disney's live action adaptation of the traditional fairytale, joining the lines of Cate Blanchett as the princess' evil stepmother.The...

The Slipper Fits! Lily James Snags Role As Disney's Cinderella: Who Is She?

The Downton Abbey actress Lily James has landed the role of Cinderella in Disney's live-action retelling of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy-tale, reports Variety. Kenneth Branagh will direct the project, based on a script by...

Lily James Chosen To Play Cinderella In New Disney Flick

Lily James, who found fame as Lady Rose MacClare in Downton Abbey, has been chosen by Disney to play Cinderella in their upcoming live-action reboot of the fairy tale. The English beauty has beaten off...

Alex Kingston Lands Lady Macbeth Role Alongside Kenneth Branagh

The actress Alex Kingston has been cast as Lady Macbeth, to star alongside Sir Kenneth Branagh in a new production of the Shakespearian tragedy. The new production of the play will be co-directed with the...

If Emma Watson Isn't Doing 'Fifty Shades Of Grey,' Then Who Is?

Emma Watson is officially out of the running to play the submissive Anastasia Steele in Kelly Marcel's adaptation of the S&M novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' Watson - who, of course played Hermione Granger in...

Slipper Didn't Fit: Emma Watson Passes On Disney's 'Cinderella'

Emma Watson has weighed up the pros and cons of Kenneth Branagh's Walt Disney movie 'Cinderella' and determined that now is probably not the time to take another family friends kids movie.Last month, Variety's Marc...

Emma Thompson And Kenneth Branagh Among Mourners At Richard Briers Send-off

Emma Thompson, Sir Kenneth Branagh and Felicity Kendal were among the stars who gathered at a memorial service in London on Wednesday (06Mar13) to pay tribute to late British actor Richard Briers.Hundreds of friends and...

Emma Watson In Talks For Cinderella

Emma Watson is set to star in 'Cinderella'.The 'Harry Potter' actress is in preliminary talks with Disney to play the lead role in Kenneth Branagh's live action take on the iconic fairy tale, according to...

The Good Life: Legendary Tv Actor Richard Briers Dies Aged 79

Legendary television actor Richard Briers, who played the enduring Tom in BBC comedy The Good Life, has died at the age of 79. The actor, who also starred in Ever Decreasing Circles, Monarch of the...

Kenneth Branagh To Direct Cinderella?

Kenneth Branagh is reportedly in talks to direct 'Cinderella'.The actor and 'Thor' director has been linked to Disney's latest remake of the classic fairytale just weeks after original director, Mark Romanek, departed from the project.The...

Kenneth Branagh To Direct Cinderella - Report

Kenneth Branagh has become Cinderella's fairy godfather after reportedly replacing Mark Romanek as the director of a new blockbuster about the girl with the glass slippers.Disney bosses have asked the Brit to take over the...

Floating Skulls At Their Ready: James Mcavoy To Take On Macbeth In New West End Production

James McAvoy can add future King of Scotland to his resumé when he takes to the West End stage early next year for a new production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, run by director Jamie Lloyd.The updated...

Chris Hemsworth: Thor 2 Will Be 'Organic'

Chris Hemsworth says 'Thor 2' will have a more ''organic'' feel to it.The 29-year-old actor admits Alan Taylor's fresh take on the sequel to the 2011 blockbuster about a powerful warrior cast out of the...

Kenneth Branagh To Return To Stage As Shakespeare's Macbeth

Newly-knighted actor/director Kenneth Branagh is heading back to the stage to make his debut as Macbeth.The Thor director, who became a Sir last week (ends09Nov12), will play Shakespeare's tragic king as part of next year's...

Kenneth Branagh Honoured By The Queen: Thats Sir Kenneth Now

Kenneth Branagh was honoured by the Queen at Buckingham Palace earlier this week, receiving his knighthood from the royal following his awarding of the title during her birthday honours list in June this year.The actor,...

Kenneth Branagh Declares Knighthood As The Icing On The Cake To A Great Year

Yesterday (Nov 9), Kenneth Branagh was officially made Sir Kenneth Branagh, with the actor declaring the day to be the pinnacle of "one hell of a year."The actor, who first bowed before the Queen after...

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