Now that the singer Ashanti’s music career has dried up, she has dove back into the acting pool to get wet again. For the past few years, the R&B star has been auditioning for numerous acting roles and now she finally lucked up. Ashanti has recently booked a part on Lifetime’s Army Wives, as a series regular.
Country musics favorite songstress, Carrie Underwood is taking on her first big acting role as the singing nun turned nanny, Maria Von Trapp, in a TV version of “The Sound of Music.” No, this isn’t a Country Western remake of the iconic 1965 Austria based film, but it’s a live musical performance adaption based on the Broadway musical version.
NBC is planning a three-hour special live performance to air during this holiday season. | Full Story
Hailee Steinfeld has been cast opposite Kevin Costner in an untitled new thriller. Deadline.com also reports that McG, known for Charlie’s Angels and This Means War has signed on to direct for EuropaCorp and Relativaty Media.
Kevin Costner plays a service agent who finds out he’s dying. He tries some experimental drugs which could prolong his dwindling life span, however suffers from hallucenitory side effects. He decides to go on one last mission before he dies and reunite with his estranged daughter, played by Steinfeld. The plot of this untitled thriller sounds interesting enough, I’m intrigued to hear more details as the movie production goes underway. | Full Story
Hugh Jackman, who only made a cameo appearance in the last X-Men movie, X-Men: First Class, is now in talks to reprise his role in the upcoming X-Men:Days of Future Past movie.
Hollywood reporter has confirms that Jackman is in negotiations to bring back his take on the comic book character Wolverine. X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer isn’t taking any chances with new actors as Professor Charles Xavier or Magnito. | Full Story
The best film trilogy of modern times isn’t The Lord of the Rings. It’s South Korean director Park Chan-wook’s Vengeance Trilogy. These three movies, while not connected by story, share a few actors and the theme of bloody, horrifying revenge. They are each their own kind of masterpiece, and, as always with foreign hits, American remakes of all of them have been in the works for a few years now. The most well-known of these remakes is the Spike Lee-directed, Josh Brolin-starring Oldboy, which recently wrapped filming. Oldboy is widely considered the best of the Trilogy, but Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, released in the US as Lady Vengeance, deserves attention. | Full Story
The show is a spin off to the blockbuster hit, The Avengers, a group of extraordinary people with extraordinary skills are essembled to protect the world from global annihilation from alien invasions. The title acronym refers to the highly classified organization Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.
Dalton will play Agent Grant, one of S.H.I.E.L.D’s most skilled agents. | Full Story
So this was a whole load of news for me. First: Disney is making a live-action remake of Cinderella. Completely unsurprising (there’s a live-action movie starring Sleeping Beauty antagonist Maleficent coming down the pipe as well), but I was unaware of this. Second: Mark Romanek will be directing the film. Which I find severely disappointing, as I’d rather the man devote his time and energy to something… what’s the word… interesting. | Full Story
As we told you earlier this month, Boy Meets World is getting a sequel aptly named, Girl Meets World. The new series will be from the perspective of Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence’s 13-year old daughter, Riley. The new show would have no chance of surviving without the help of some original cast members and boy did Disney luck out. Perez Hilton tells us that BOTH Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel have agreed to return as golden couple, Cory and Topanga. | Full Story
Mary Pickford is one of the most important figures in film history. The silent film star was the world’s first silver screen celebrity. She was a founding member of both the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the United Artists film studio. She had a level of recognition and renown around the entire planet that’s gone unmatched by other cinematic figures. And her private life was rich with drama, to boot. | Full Story
The now-household name of Tom Hardy will once again be satisfying filmgoers and fanboys alike. This time he’ll showcasing his talent in an upcoming Splinter Cell adaptation, according to a recent article from Collider.
Tom Hardy, who has come to be known for his roles in Inception, Warrior, and The Dark Knight Rises, will be taking on the lead role in the first of possibly many films based on Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series. | Full Story