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Benedict Cumberbatch To Star In August: Osage County?

Benedict Cumberbatch is in talks to star in drama movie 'August: Osage County'. The 'Sherlock' actor has entered negotiations to portray the sensitive son of Meryl Streep's onscreen sister, Mattie Fay Aiken (Margo Martindale), in...

Tom Hiddleston Named World's Hottest Actor

Tom Hiddleston has been named the world's hottest actor.The 31-year-old star beat his 'Avengers Assemble' cast mates Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr. to the title of Total Film magazine's Hottest Actor, with the superhero...

Avatar 2 Pushed Back To 2015

'Avatar 2' has been pushed back to 2015. Director James Cameron looks set to release the follow up to the 2009 fantasy film one year later than Fox executives had originally planned, and the movie...

Peter Jackson Taught Serkis To Direct While Filming The Hobbit

Peter Jackson mentored Andy Serkis while shooting 'The Hobbit'.'The Lord Of The Rings' director helped Andy - who voices sly goblin-like creature Gollum in the film franchise - make his directorial debut as a second...

Saturday At Comic Con: Hobbits, Vampires And More.

Middle Earth upped sticks to San Diego yesterday, as Saturday's COMIC CON was all about Peter Jackson's follow-up film to the hugely successful Lord of the Rings series; The Hobbit.Along with director Jackson, Ian Mckellen...

'The Hobbit' Poster Revealed In Time For San Diego Comic-con

Just days after Peter Jackson announced that filming had been wrapped up on the hugely anticipated film adaptation of J.R Tolkien's 'The Hobbit', a new poster has emerged just in time for the huge Comic-Con...

The Hobbit Will Premiere In New Zealand In November

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' will have its world premiere in New Zealand on November 28. Director Peter Jackson has revealed the special screening will be hosted at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington before the...

Jennifer Garner Cuts Striking Figure At Cinemacon

Jennifer Garner cut a striking figure on the red carpet at CinemaCon last night (April 25, 2012). Despite having two young girls and a new-born son to contend with at home, the Juno actress was...

'The Hobbit' Preview Leaves Fans Concerned

A 10 minute preview of The Hobbit was unveiled at CinemaCon last night (April 24, 2012). Peter Jackson's latest cinematic venture is another adaptation of JRR Tolkien's fantasy novels; a follow-on from his globally successful...

Jackson And The Hobbit Crew Escape Floods

Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson was forced to halt filming on his prequels in December (11) when local police issued a severe weather warning and urged him and his crew to pack up...

Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Doctor Who For 50th Anniversary?

Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor whose stock has risen considerably since appearing in the likes of Sherlock, War Horse and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, is set to take on the role of The Master as...

Andy Serkis Says Gollum Is Alive On Hobbit Set

Andy Serkis is shooting all his scenes as Gollum on 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' set.The 47-year-old actor played the goblin-like character in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy and had to bring the computer...

Cameron Rejects Hollywood; Avatar 2 To Film In New Zealand

While James Cameron shot much of his Ocar-winning Avatar in U.S. locations, such as Kauai and the Big Island in Hawaii and the converted aircraft assembly plant in Playa Vista, CA where Howard Hughes built...

Jackson's Support For West Memphis Three Stems From Bullying Hell

Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson felt compelled to support the men accused of killing three Arkansas boy scouts because of the bullying he suffered as a kid.The filmmaker and his partner Fran Walsh...

Benedict Cumberbatch Shrugs Off 'Steamy Sherlock' Complaints

The actor Benedict Cumberbatch has spoken out in defence of the racy scenes in the latest season of the Bbc series Sherlock that have caused criticism amongst some viewers. The episode, entitled 'A Scandal in...

Peter Jackson Offering The Hobbit Visit For Charity

The Hobbit director Peter Jackson is offering a fan the chance to visit the set of the movie in New Zealand to raise money for charity.The filmmaker is currently shooting the Lord of the Rings...

The Hobbit Movie Trailer: Young Bilbo Takes Center Stage

The first trailer for Peter Jackson's latest Lord of the Rings tale 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, set 60 years before The Fellowship of the Rings, hit the web on Tuesday evening (December 20, 2011),...

Reese Witherspoon To Star In Controversial Murder Flick

Reese Witherspoon has signed on to star in Devil's Knot, a forthcoming drama about the 'West Memphis Three' who were tried and convicted of the murders of three boys in Arkansas in 1993. During the...

Steven Spielberg Writing Second Tintin Movie

Steven Spielberg is already working on the script for the second 'Tintin' movie. The legendary filmmaker directed the first film 'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn' starring Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig and...

Saoirse Ronan's The Host Confusion

Saoirse Ronan has no idea how she will film 'The Host'. The 17-year-old actress will take on the lead role in the movie about an alien race called Souls who take over Earth and its...

Liam Hemsworth For The Host?

Liam Hemsworth is being considered for one of the main roles in 'The Host'. The 'Hunger Games' star is one of a handful of actors who have been called in to screen test for the...

Peter Jackson, Turns 50, Helps Out Former Death Row Inmate

Peter Jackson turns 50 today (31st October 2011) and the New Zealand director will have more than cause to celebrate as work continues to pick up ahead of the long-awaited release of 'Lord Of The...

Orlando Bloom: 'Lord Of The Rings Is In My Veins'

Orlando Bloom feels like 'Lord of the Rings' is in his blood. The British actor portrayed the role of elf Legolas in all three instalments of the epic fantasy movie and will be returning for...

Evangeline Lilly Worried Hobbit Role

The former 'Lost' actress plays elf character Tauriel – who has been created for the film and is not a part of the original book by J.R.R. Tolkien – and is worried about how die-hard...

Jackson & Walsh Committed To Keep Funding Murder Investigation

Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson will continue to fund an independent investigation surrounding the 1993 deaths of three Arkansas boy scouts after the three men jailed for the murder were set free last...

Saoirse Ronan Disappointed To Miss Hobbit

Saoirse Ronan is "really disappointed" she couldn't appear in 'The Hobbit'.The 17-year-old actress initially jumped at the chance to work with director Peter Jackson - after previously starring in his adaptation of Alice Sebold's novel...

Elijah Wood Smokes 'Too Many' Cigarettes

Elijah Wood, the American actor best known for his role in the 'Lord of the Rings' movies, admits he smokes too many cigarettes in order to cope with stress. Elijah Wood is set to star...

Evangeline Lilly Joins The Hobbit

Evangeline Lilly has joined the cast of 'The Hobbit' movies.The former 'Lost' actress has signed on to play a new character, Tauriel, but director Sir Peter Jackson refused to give any further details about the...

Cate Blanchett Not Seen Hobbit Script

Cate Blanchett has not yet read a script for 'The Hobbit'. The Australian actress has signed up to appear as ethereal character Galadriel in the 'Lord of the Rings' prequel - which recently began shooting...

Liv Tyler Disappointed About Hobbit Return

Liv Tyler is disappointed she wasn't approached to take part in 'The Hobbit'. While the actress plays elf princess in Arwen in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, she admitted she hasn't heard from director...

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