"Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner has reportedly signed on for next year's "X-Men: Apocalypse." The actress, who plays Sansa Stark on the HBO smash, will reportedly step into the role of the telepathic Jean Grey in the new film. News of Turner's role in the film comes via director Bryan Singer's Twitter feed earlier this week.
The current run of "The Elephant Man" on Broadway is headed to London where it will play a limited slate of dates at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from May 19 until August 8. The cast is headed up by Bradley Cooper as John Merrick, Patricia Clarkson as Mrs. Kendal, Alessandro Nivola as Dr. Frederick Treves, Anthony Heald as Ross/Bishop How and Scott Lowell as Snork/Pinhead Manager/Lord John.
Simon Pegg has been tipped to co-write "Star Trek 3." Pegg will co-write the script with TNT's "Dark Blue" series creator Doug Jung (who also wrote the film "Diamond" for Paramount and Bad Robot) and will reprise his role as engineering wonder Scotty. Justin Lin is pegged to direct after Roberto Orci gave up the director's spot on the film in December. J.J. Abrams directed the first two films.
Anne Hathaway is reportedly set to return to Broadway this spring in a new one-woman show titled "Grounded." The project will be directed by "The Lion King" co-creator Julie Taymor and will tell the story of a military pilot who relegated to flying drones after she becomes pregnant. The show will take place at New York's Public Theatre and will start on April 7.
Joel and Ethan Coen have reportedly signed on to serve as the jury presidents for the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. The event is set to take place in Cannes, France between May 13 and 24 this year and the complete selection list will be announced in April. "We look forward to returning to Cannes this year," the Oscar-winning directors said in a statement.
The nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards have been announced, and "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" are the big nominees, scoring nine nominations apiece. "The Imitation Game" follows closely behind with eight. "American Sniper" and "Boyhood" earned six nods, while "Interstellar," "The Theory of Everything" and "Whiplash" got five each.
Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale will star in "The Big Short," an adaptation of the Michael Lewis book about the financial crisis. The picture looks at the key people who created the credit bubble of the 2000s and the ensuing financial meltdown of 2007. Adam McKay ("Anchorman," "Step Brothers") will write the script alongside Paul Rudd, who also directs.
Woody Allen will write and direct a half hour series for Amazon Prime Instant Video. Roy Price, VP of Amazon Studios, announced the news in a presser. "From 'Annie Hall' to 'Blue Jasmine', Woody has been at the creative forefront of American cinema and we couldn't be more excited to premiere his first TV series exclusively on Prime Instant Video next year."
"Boyhood" won the Best Motion Picture honor at the 2015 Golden Globes, while "The Grand Budapest Hotel" took home the Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy on Sunday night. The two prizes are the greatest given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Meanwhile, films expected to do well at the ceremony - "Selma," "The Imitation Game" and "Foxcatcher" - failed to bring home any major prizes.
Rod Taylor, most well known for his roles in "The Birds" and "Walker, Texas Ranger," has died at the age of 84. He passed at his home in L.A. surrounded by family and friends, his daughter told the Los Angeles Times. "My dad loved his work. Being an actor was his passion -- calling it an honorable art and something he couldn't live without," she noted in a statement to CNN.
Benedict Cumberbatch and his fiancée Sophie Hunter are expecting a baby. Cumberbatch's representative, Karon Maskill, noted, "They are both over the moon." This will be the first child for the couple, who revealed their engagement in November through an announcement in the U.K. newspaper The Times last year. They are expected to marry in the spring.
Angelina Jolie sat down for a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican earlier this week. The actress and director visited with the pontiff following a private screening of her directorial debut "Unbroken." Jolie, a renowned philanthropist and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nation Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), was all smiles in photographs as she met the Pope.
Marvel has released their first trailer for "Ant-Man" starring Paul Rudd. The two-minute teaser rolls out the heist-film plot and also hints at some of the humor the comedy vet Paul Rudd will bring to the table. Rudd stars as Scott Lang, the man chosen to become the Ant-Man. Marvel previously released the film's first extended plot synopsis, explaining how Lang stumbles into the superhero role.
Nicole Kidman has revealed that she once went out on a date with Jimmy Fallon. She recounted the story during an interview with Fallon on "The Tonight Show" in which Nicole admits she had a major crush on Jimmy. Despite her attraction to the comic, she says the first date was a nightmare and Fallon seemed more interested in playing video games. "Well it was like a hang."
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have reportedly welcomed their first child together. The new addition reportedly joined the family last month but Lively revealed her pregnancy on her lifestyle page Preserve earlier last year. Speaking of her style plans with People in October she said, "Have you seen me!? I'm gonna amp up my style by wearing things that are stretchier . . ."