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Film News Roundup: Royal Ballet’s Francesca Hayward Joins ‘Cats’ Movie

In today’s film news roundup, ballet dancer Francesca Howard is cast in “Cats,” Billy Bob Thornton and Alice Eve are getting honors, and “Chocolate Lizards” is becoming a film.CastingFrancesca Hayward, principal dancer with the Royal Ballet, has joined the cast of Universal Pictures and Working Title’s “Cats.”The movie is an adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd […]

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From Judi Dench to Taylor Swift, Here’s Every A-Lister Tom Hooper Has Herded Like Cats Into Doing ‘Cats’

It seems every day, some bigger and more exciting talent joins “Cats,” Tom Hooper’s forthcoming screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical. Based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” the musical is the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history, and the sixth longest-running West End show. Hooper directed the “The King’s […]

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Santa Barbara’s Kirk Douglas Award going to Hugh Jackman

The Front Runner star joins an honour roll including Judi Dench and Robert DeNiro.The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is to present its thirteenth annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film to Hugh Jackman, star of upcoming awards contender The Front Runner.The award will be presented at a gala dinner at the Ritz Carlton […]

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Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden and Ian McKellen Join ‘Cats’ Musical Movie

Jennifer Hudson will be making a new movie “Memory” playing the “glamour cat” Grizabella in Universal and Working Title’s big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved stage musical “Cats.”Taylor Swift, James Corden and Ian McKellen have also joined the cast of Tom Hooper’s film, an individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap. It will […]

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Saoirse Ronan-Margot Robbie’s ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ Pushed Back to December

Focus Features has moved its awards-season contender “Mary, Queen of Scots,” starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, back five weeks from Nov. 2 to Dec. 7.Ronan is starring in the title role opposite Robbie as Elizabeth I. Josie Rourke is making her feature directorial debut on the movie, directing from a script by Beau Willimon. […]

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John Oliver’s HBO Show Bought Russell Crowe’s ‘Cinderella Man’ Jockstrap for $7,000 (Video)

You guys, John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” bought Russell Crowe’s leather jockstrap from “Cinderella Man” for $7,000. Yes, that really happened — and it was only the start of their late-night spending spree.The premium-tv talk show purchased additional killer (or “pointless,” in Oliver’s words) Crowe memorabilia from the actor’s divorce auction — and the HBO […]

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‘SNL’ Lampoons ‘Les Misérables’ in ‘Diner Lobster,’ and No One Can Keep It Together — Watch

There are some things you just don’t do in this world: wear a band’s t-shirt to their show, stand on the wrong side of the escalator, order lobster at a diner. To illustrate the importance of this last unwritten rule, “Saturday Night Live” enacted an elaborate “Les Misérables” spoof that saw host John Mulaney playing […]

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Georges Blagden on ‘Versailles’ Season 3, Louis Xiv’s ‘Extraordinary’ Madame de Maintenon

If anybody wants to explain the extensive, intricate and French governmental aid system for cinema and TV, they could do worse than watch “Versailles,” an English-language Canal Plus Creation Originale and one of the French pay TV operators’s most ambitious series ever, whose third and final season opens Canneseries April 4, before premiering on Canal […]

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Paco Delgado On Fitting Oprah And The Costumes Of ‘A Wrinkle In Time’

You may not recognize Paco Delgado‘s name, but the two-time Oscar nominee has created costumes for films such as “The Danish Girl,” “Les Miserables,” “The Skin I Live In” and “Biutiful.” Now, his designs are on display in Ava Duvernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time” where the looks for the cosmically powerful Mrs. characters are showcases […]

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Anne Hathaway in Talks to Star in Dee Rees’ ‘The Last Thing He Wanted’

Anne Hathaway is in negotiations to star in “Mudbound” director Dee Rees’ “The Last Thing He Wanted,” based on the Joan Didion political thriller. Elevated’s Cassian Elwes will produce and The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones will produce and finance. Bloom is introducing the project to buyers in Berlin.Marco Villalobos penned the […]

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