Channing Tatum is set to star in "Struck by Genius," a new inspirational true story from Sony. Tatum will also produce the film. "Struck By Genius" follows the real life story of Jason Padgett, who became a math genius after a traumatic brain injury outside a karaoke bar. Tatum will play Padgett and the film is expected to follow him dealing with such issues as PTSD.
Marvel will release a film based on its comic book character "Deadpool" sometime in 2016. Ryan Reynolds, who starred as the character's alter ego, Wade Wilson, in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," has been cast as the lead. The announcement came after test footage leaked a few weeks ago. "The movie has been in a state of limbo for a while," Reynolds subsequently said.
Amy Adams is featured as artist Margaret Keane in the trailer for the upcoming Tim Burton directed drama "Big Eyes." The film is based on the true story of Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), a painter who created portraits of big-eyed young girls. Her husband Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) took credit for the pictures because he didn't believe that people would buy art created by a woman.
After getting the boot from a Vegas casino in May, Ben Affleck has admitted to counting cards. Speaking with Details, Affleck says that he's been unfairly punished for his blackjack prowess. "That is a true story. I mean, that took place. I took some time to learn the game and became a decent blackjack player. And once I became decent, the casinos asked me not to play blackjack."
Aubrey Plaza will voice the character of Grumpy Cat in the upcoming Lifetime TV movie "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever." The film centers on Grumpy Cat (a.k.a. Tardar Sauce), who lives in a pet store and is perpetually overlooked by its patrons, until a 12-year-old girl named Chrystal begins to talk to her. The script was written by Tim Hill and Jeff Morris.
Matthew McConaughey will not appear in the forthcoming sequel to "Magic Mike," according to director Greg Jacobs. The "True Detective" star has apparently passed up on "Magic Mike XXL," which will star Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello. Thus far no other details on potential cast additions has been revealed, but Jacobs did explain to IndieWire.com that fans will likely be surprised.
Liza Minnelli is reportedly resting comfortably following back surgery in a California hospital earlier this week. The legendary "Cabaret" actress is expected to make a full recovery. Her particular back ailment prevented her from giving any live performances this summer. Liza released an official statement on the web thanking her legions of fans for their support during the surgery.
Tom Hiddleston has reportedly signed on to appear in the forthcoming new King King movie "Skull Island." The project will mark the latest addition in the ever-growing canon of King Kong pictures. Thus far, there is no word on the nature of Hiddleston's role, but it will once again link him into Hollywood's sci-fi elite. He is best known for his role as Loki.
Model Cara Delevinge has reportedly signed on to appear in the forthcoming adaptation of writer John Green's novel "Paper Towns." Word of her possible involvement in the project first broke earlier this week and both Green and director Jake Schreier say they're thrilled she's on board. "Cara Delevigne's audition blew everyone away (including me!) and she understands Margo profoundly."
Bill Murray showed off his dancing skills when he crashed a birthday party in South Carolina over the weekend. The celebrated actor, who is known for his roles in films including "Caddyshack," the "Ghostbusters" series and "Lost in Translation," and who owns a home in the Charleston area, accepted his invitation to Charleston resident Larry Reynolds' birthday party.
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes became parents on Friday when Mendes gave birth to their little girl. Mendes, 40, and Gosling, 33, had kept a low profile during the actress' pregnancy, with Mendes making her last red carpet appearance at a Violet Grey dinner honoring the late Elizabeth Taylor in L.A. on February 26. She originally denied rumors of her pregnancy in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.
George Clooney is in line to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming Golden Globes ceremony. Clooney will accept the honor at the 72nd annual event on January 1, 2015 in L.A. Theo Kingma, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, said Clooney had been selected for his "outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera."
The 1997 horror film "I Know What You Did Last Summer" is getting the reboot treatment from Sony Pictures. Mike Flanagan ("Oculus") is attached to write and produce, although no director or casting announcements have been made. "Happy to be writing a new 'I Know What You Did Last Summer.' (I'm NOT, however, directing or producing . . . Not sure where that came from)," Flanagan wrote on Twitter.
Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass will reunite for the fifth iteration in the "Bourne" franchise, according to Deadline. It is the third time that the actor and director will have hooked up for the action series. Earlier this year, Damon, who last played Bourne in 2007's "Bourne Ultimatum," hinted he would be available for the role.
Martha Stewart has sounded off against actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her GOOP lifestyle brand. Stewart's comments came during a recent interview with Porter Magazine and the queen of DIY suggested that Paltrow should stick to the silver screen. "[Gwyneth Paltrow] just needs to be quiet. She's a movie star. If she were confident in her acting, she wouldn't be trying to be Martha Stewart."