Jack Huston is Timur Bekmambetov’s Ben-Hur

Jack Huston is Timur Bekmambetov’s Ben-Hur

MGM and Paramount’s upcoming Timur Bekmambetov-directed remake of Ben-Hur has cast “Boardwalk Empire” star Jack Huston in the title role! Deadline has the news, reporting that Huston will join Morgan Freeman, who signed on for the project last week.

Set for a release on February 26, 2016, the new take on Ben-Hur was originally scripted by Keith Clarke (The Way Back), with revisions by Academy…

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Skull Island: Tom Hiddleston to star, Jordan Vogt-Roberts to direct

Skull Island: Tom Hiddleston to star, Jordan Vogt-Roberts to direct

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Legendary announced its plans to make a feature film based on the cinematic origins of King Kong during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Their Skull Island, written by Max Borenstein (Godzilla) has now officially announced a director in The Kings of Summer‘s Jordan Vogt-Roberts and a star in Tom Hiddleston (Marvel’s The AvengersOnly Lovers Left Alive)!

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 full new trailer arrives

Opening in theaters on November 21, the Francis Lawrence-directed third film in the franchise stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson, Evan Ross, Lily Rabe, Patina Miller, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Robert Knepper.

Box Office: No Good Deed, Dolphin Tale 2 open on an average September weekend

Box Office: No Good Deed, Dolphin Tale 2 open on an average September weekend

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After a number of down weekends, things picked up at the box office with two new movies, but what should have been a sure-thing sequel was overshadowed by the home invasion thriller, No Good Deed (Sony/Screen Gems), starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, which took the top spot with an estimated $24.5 million in just 2,175 theaters, averaging over $11,000 per site.

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Victorious star Elizabeth Gillies joins Vacation reboot

Victorious star Elizabeth Gillies joins Vacation reboot

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Elizabeth Gillies, the star of Nickelodeon’s “Victorious,” has joined the cast of Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema’s sequel/reboot, Vacation. TheWrap reports that she’ll star opposite Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day in the Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley film.

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