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The Lion King review – resplendent but pointless

Jon Favreau’s photorealistic copy of the classic 1994 animated feature is a virtual triumph – but why go to the effort?Disney’s money-spinning mission to recycle its animated back catalogue with “live action” remakes continues apace. In the past few years we’ve had Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Dumbo, Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella, Bill Condon’s Beauty […]

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Harry Styles in Talks to Play Prince Eric in Disney’s Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’

Harry Styles is the latest actor to go under the sea.The singer-turned-actor is in early negotiations to play the iconic role of Prince Eric in the studio’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.Mermaid, being directed by Rob Marshall, is in the throes of casting, recently finding its Ariel with R&b singer Halle Bailey of Chloe […]

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Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Remake Casts Singer Halle Bailey as Ariel

Disney has found its Ariel for its live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid.” Actress and singer Halle Bailey will star in Rob Marshall’s film as the lead Ariel, the studio announced Wednesday.Bailey is one half of the R&B duo Chloe x Halle and has also starred in episodes of “Grown-ish.” She’ll also star opposite Melissa […]

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Movie Talk: Hans Zimmer Returns to DC to Score ‘Wonder Woman 1984′

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Perri Nemiroff, and Jeff Sneider discuss the following: The Film Music Reporter is reporting that Hans Zimmer will be scoring the upcoming superhero sequel Wonder Woman 1984. THR is reporting that WB is moving forward on a Crazy Rich Asians sequel with John M. Chu returning […]

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Pinstripe Productions Formed With First Film ‘The Little Mermaid’

Feature film veterans Robert Molloy, Kristian Krempel, and Joseph Restaino have formed Florida-based Pinstripe Productions.The company takes its name from Molloy’s affiliation with the New York Yankees baseball team as the grandson of longtime owner George Steinbrenner. The sons, Harold and Hank Steinbrenner, inherited the team, sometimes known as the Pinstripers. Molloy, the son of […]

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Film News Roundup: Poppy Drayton’s ‘Little Mermaid’ Movie Set for August Release

In today’s film news roundup, Poppy Drayton’s “The Little Mermaid” gets a theatrical release, Melissa Leo gets a film festival honor, and the script for holiday adventure “Escape From the North Pole” is bought.Release DateA live-action independent version of “The Little Mermaid,” starring British actress Poppy Drayton, has been set for release nationwide exclusively in […]

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‘Aquaman’: Warner Bros. Debuts First Look at Jason Momoa in Atlantis-Set Sibling Rivalry — CinemaCon 2018

When Jason Momoa kicked off press obligations for his standalone “Aquaman” movie on April 24 at CinemaCon, Warner Bros. presentation host Will Arnett took a dry jab at the “Game of Thrones” and “Conan the Barbarian” vet: “Have you ever wanted to play a character who wears a shirt?”Momoa will reprise his duel “Justice League” […]

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John Musker, Co-Director of ‘Aladdin,’ ‘The Little Mermaid,’ and ‘Moana,’ Retires After Four Decades With Disney

One of the Disney Renaissance’s key figures is stepping down. John Musker, who’s responsible for such classics as “Aladdin” and “The Little Mermaid,” has announced his retirement after a 41-year tenure. Musker joined the company in 1977 and, alongside creative partner, also co-wrote and -directed “The Great Mouse Detective,” “Hercules,” “Treasure Planet,” “The Princess and […]

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