Leonardo DiCaprio has reportedly signed on to appear in the forthcoming new period drama "The Revenant" from director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu. The project focuses on a 19th century fur trapper who gets mauled by a bear, discovered by a group of robbers and left for dead. The film will be an adaptation of the Michael Punke novel "The Revenant: A Novel Of Revenge."
Channing Tatum is in talks to play the superhero Gambit in an installment of Marvel's "X-Men" franchise. Speaking with MTV, Tatum says he met with franchise producer Lauren Schuler-Donner to discuss a possible role. "I met with Lauren Schuler-Donner, and I would love [it]," he began. "Gambit is really the only X-Man that I've ever loved . . . He's just kind of a suave . . ."
Lindsay Lohan's mother Dina Lohan has been handed 100 hours of community service as a result of her recent DUI conviction. The 51-year-old pleaded guilty to the charges at a Long Island court earlier this week but avoided any jail time. The incident occurred last September on the Northern State Parkway in Long Island after she was clocked doing 77 mph in a 55 mph zone.
Caleb and Cody Walker, the brothers of the late Paul Walker, will fill in for the actor for some scenes in the upcoming film "Fast & Furious." The news was announced on the movie's Facebook page: "The Fast & Furious saga is about family. The characters are connected by the bond of family, and it is how all of us who have worked together for more than thirteen years feel about each other."
The trailer for "God's Pocket," the last film with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, has been released by its distributor IFC. The film, based on the 1983 novel, is the first feature length work from director John Slattery ("Mad Men"). The plot centers on Mickey (Hoffman), a professional thief who attempts to cover up the circumstances surrounding the death of his 22-year-old step son.
David Fincher ("The Social Network") has left the Steve Jobs biopic following a dispute over pay and control of the film's marketing. According to the Guardian, Fincher made "aggressive" demands for $10 million upfront, but was turned down by the film's distributor Sony. A source, speaking with the Hollywood Reporter, said that Sony called Fincher's demands ridiculous.
Brad Pitt has been confirmed for a starring role in the upcoming film "The Operators" from director David Michod. The film, based on the book "The Operators: the Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan," centers on Pitt's character General Stanley McChrystal. The plot will center on the rise and fall of McChrystal.
Benedict Cumberbatch has denied that he will star in director JJ Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII." Speaking with Radio Times Benedict hinted that the two parties could not come to an agreement to get him in the film: "I would've liked a part in JJ's new Star Wars but it won't happen, sadly." Rumors of Cumberbatch's impending appearance in the film started late last year.
During a Reddit Ask Me Anything session "Avatar" director James Cameron announced that the scripts for the next three films will be completed within six weeks. "The second, third, and fourth films all go into production simultaneously," he began. "They're essentially all in pre-production now because we are designing creatures, settings, and characters that span all three films."
confirmed as host of the May 3 episode of "Saturday Night Live." Coldplay serves as musical guest. It is the hosting debut for Garfield, while Coldplay previously appeared in 2011. During that appearance Garfield's girlfriend and "Spider-Man" co-star Emma Stone was host. The day before Garfield hosts "SNL," "Amazing Spider-Man" opens in theaters nationwide.
Paul Walker got a memorial tribute at the MTV Movie Awards over the weekend. Jordana Brewster, Walker's "Fast & Furious" co-star, took the stage to offer a few memories of the late film star: "Every day was an adventure to be tackled," she said. "He never asked for credit or glory. He was just a really good guy." She added: "He was humble, he thought about others."
Chloe Moretz is reportedly in final negotiations to appear in the upcoming adaptation of the smash hit young adult novel "The 5th Wave." The book was penned by Rick Yancey and centers on Cassie Sullivan a teen girl fighting to protect her brother after a wave of attacks on the human population. Sullivan and her brother come into contact with a mysterious teen boy.
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill have both reportedly signed on to reprise their "21 Jump Street" roles in a sequel titled "22 Jump Street." According to EW.com the pair will once again go undercover to bust up a drug ring. The initial trailers for "22 Jump Street" have already hit the web and find Hill and Tatum partying hard at what appears to be a spring break party.
Jennifer Lawrence may get her very own spin-off film from the "X-Men" series. The "Hunger Games" star appears in the role of Mystique in the franchise and now screen writer Simon Kinberg says she may take center stage in a future project. "I love what Jen Lawrence has done with her, and I feel like because she is in such a crowded ensemble . . ."
Amanda Bynes is not schizophrenic, according to her mother. Lynn Bynes released a statement through her daughter's attorney, Tamar Arminak, noting in a statement to People magazine: "There has been much speculation about Amanda's medical condition. She has remained silent because she believed it was best to keep her mental health diagnosis private.