Stephen Chbosky ("Perks of Being a Wallflower") will write a new script for Disney's 1991 film "Beauty and the Beast," to be adapted into a live action film. Bill Condon ("Twilight") directs. According to We Got This Covered, snagging Chbosky likely signals the direction Disney plans on taking the film. "After the success of Wallflower, the move to enlist Chbosky might see a shift . . ."
Keegan-Michael Key ("Key and Peele," "Let's Be Cops") and Regina Hall have joined the cast of "Vacation," a reboot from directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein ("Horrible Bosses"). The film also stars Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins, Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo and Leslie Mann.
John Malkovich will be honored with the lifetime achievement award, or, the Golden Eye award, at the upcoming Zurich International Film Festival. The tribute comes October 4, when the actor gets the statue from German actress Veronika Ferres. Malkovich's nearly three-decade movie making career has included films like "The Killing Fields," "Empire of the Sun" and "Cesar Chavez."
Following her arrest over the weekend for DUI, Amanda Bynes is said to have been under the influence of a stimulant. TMZ reported that the troubled actress was "out of it" during her traffic stop, failing several sobriety tests. The site quotes anonymous law enforcement officials who said she was on a stimulant but did not know the exact drug.
Lili Simmons ("True Detective") and David Arquette have joined the cast of the upcoming Western film "Bone Tomahawk." The pair join the already announced cast that includes Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins, Kathryn Morris, Evan Jonigkeit, Sean Young and Sid Haig. The plot of the film centers on four men who "attempt to rescue a group of captives . . ."
Netflix has announced that its first original streaming film release, "The Green Dragon," will be the sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." The film will be simulcast at IMAX theaters on August 28, 2015. The network also released a plot synopsis of the Yuen Wo-Ping directed movie. "[Green Legend] echoes the themes of the original movie, but tells its own story -- one of lost love . . ."
Speaking with a group of donors and activists at the Rape Foundation's annual fundraiser on Sunday, Jane Fonda revealed that her mother had been sexually abused at the age of eight. Frances Ford Seymour committed suicide when Fonda was 12. Jane said that she came across the info while reviewing her mom's medical records.
"Gone Girl" opened the New York Film Festival on Friday, September 26, one week ahead of its wide release October 3. Stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike were at the event, along with director David Fincher and Gillian Flynn, who wrote the book upon which the film is based. "It was great to work with David and I learned a great deal from him," Affleck said of working with Fincher.
Robin Williams was remembered at a private memorial service at San Francisco's Curran Theater on Saturday, September 29. Those speaking at the event included Billy Crystal, who hosted, Whoopi Goldberg, Bonnie Hunt and Stevie Wonder, who led a musical tribute. According to People, other attendees included Pam Dawber, George Lucas, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Bette Midler, Penny Marshall and more.
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were wed in Venice, Italy on Sunday, September 28, exchanging vows at the city's city hall. According to CNN, the pair arrived at their destination by water taxi. The Telegraph writes that they were married by former mayor of Rome Walter Veltroni, a long time friend of Clooney's. They spent ten minutes inside city hall before exiting to a crowd.
Alex Winter, who played Bill S. Preston Esq. in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure," has revealed details of the upcoming third film in the franchise. Speaking with Yahoo, Winter said the film will revisit Bill and Ted as adults. "[Bill & Ted] will be 40-something and it's all about Bill and Ted grown up, or not grown up," he began. "It's really sweet and really f—ing funny."
Miles Teller, who'll star in the upcoming music drama "Whiplash," has apologized for trashing "Divergent," a film he had a small role in. "When I first read 'Whiplash,' I was feeling dead inside. I didn't have an interesting part [in 'Divergent'], and I'd taken the film for business reasons: It was the first movie I'd done that was going to have an international audience," he said.
Kirsten Dunst is featured in a short from director Matthew Frost titled "Aspirational." The piece was shot for Vs. Magazine and presents Dunst starring as herself. She is waiting for an uber when two fans ask to take a picture, but it soon becomes clear that the fans are more interested in their social media statuses than Dunst.
Xavier Samuel has been cast as Adam/The Monster in an updated version of the classic "Frankenstein." Danny Huston ("Magic City") and Carrie Anne Moss ("Vegas") star as the modern day scientists, Victor and Elizabeth Frankenstein, who bring the beast to life. According to Deadline, the film is set in present day L.A. and told from the perspective of Samuel's character.
According to Seth MacFarlane, Liam Neeson will guest star in the upcoming "Ted" sequel "Ted 2." The actor/director hit Twitter to make the news public, and add some further news. "Yesterday Liam Neeson, today Morgan Freeman. Not a bad week for #Ted2." MacFarlane didn't specify what role either actor would play in the film.