Leonardo DiCaprio will produce a movie based on the emissions scandal at carmaker Volkswagen. The actor's production company Appian Way obtained the rights to a book proposal by Jack Ewing, an economics writer who has covered the story for the New York Times. Last week, the CEO of the disgraced company's U.S. arm, Michael Horn, apologized during an appearance in congress.
Emilia Clarke ("Game of Thrones") has been named the Sexiest Woman of 2015 by Esquire magazine. The publication interviewed Clarke and printed several saucy pictures of the actress in its latest issue. "She manages to bring together a number of opposites, to make them natural: sweetness and toughness, emotionalism with a kind of cold-blooded determination," the mag writes in its profile.
Disney has announced the release date for "Incredibles 2," due in 2019, and "Cars 3," coming in the summer of 2017. Other announced dates include "Toy Story 4" (June 15, 2018), "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (July 6, 2018), "Black Panther" (July 6, 2018) "Captain Marvel" (March 8, 2018). Three untitled Marvel Studios films debut on May 1, 2020, July 10, 2020, and November 6, 2020.
Keira Knightley had to bow out from her performance of "Therese Raquin" at the Roundabout Theatre Company on Broadway because of a "minor injury." People magazine reports that the injury prevented the night's production from happening. Earlier in the day, Knightley was spotted out and about in NYC's Tribeca neighborhood.
Dick Costolo, who stepped down as CEO of Twitter in June, is taking a bit of a career turn - to Hollywood. The one-time tech darling left Twitter after 5 years at the helm amid Wall Street concerns about the future of the social media giant. Now he will be consulting on story lines for the HBO series Silicon Valley.
Many of you might not have been sure that the first Ant-Man was necessary. Well, Marvel doesn't care, and is pretty confident they're going to get your money for the second go-around as well.
The Disney-owned studio said it will release Ant-Man and the Wasp in 2018. Specifically on...
Daniel Craig says he has no desire to star in another "James Bond" film, following the making of the latest "Spectre." The British actor, who has played Bond four times, told Esquire he's ready to move on. "Now? I'd rather break this glass and slash my wrists," Craig said. "No, not at the moment. Not at all. That's fine. I'm over it at the moment. We're done. All I want to do is move on."
Tom Hanks is making headlines this week after reportedly finding a Fordham University student's I.D. and reaching out to her via Twitter. The actor tweeted a photo of the card, belonging to a student named Lauren. "Lauren! I found your Student ID in the park. If you still need it my office will get to you. Hanx. pic.twitter.com/Ee9kK4V4qf — Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) October 6, 2015."
Ashley Judd has revealed that she was sexually harassed by a film studio mogul during the filming of her 1990s thriller "Kiss the Girls." She broke news of the harassment during an interview with Variety for the magazine's "Power of Women" issue. "I was sexually harassed by one of our industry's most famous, admired-slash-reviled bosses. I was making "Kiss the Girls" at the time . . ."
CBS is developing an adaptation of the "Nancy Drew" book series from "Grey's Anatomy" executive producers Tony Phelan and Joan Rater. According to the network, the young adult series will be updated. "A contemporary take on the character from the iconic book series. Now in her 30s, Nancy is a detective for the NYPD where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills.
Stephanie Meyer, writer of the "Twilight" vampire book series, has announced that she has finished a new version, featuring Edward and Bella with swapped genders - as Edythe and Beau. "Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined," available now as bonus material in the 10th anniversary edition of "Twilight," sees the two main characters in an unfamiliar light.
Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson have signed on to FOX's adaptation of "Assassin's Creed," a popular video game franchise. Justin Kurzel directs the script from Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Michael Lesslie. Michael Fassbender leads off the cast as Callum Lynch, who relives the adventures of a lethal ancestor in 15th-century Spain and faces threats in the present day.
Brooklyn Decker and Andy Roddick have welcomed their first child into the world. E! confirmed the news, although the pair have not spilled any details on the birth. Us Weekly writes that the baby boy was born in Austin, Texas last Wednesday. In September, Decker posted pics of herself to Instagram, showing off her baby bump in casual wear.