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Ben Whishaw Replaces Colin Firth As The Voice Of 'Paddington' Bear

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 17, 2014 7:34 PM
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“After a period of denial, we’ve chosen ‘conscious uncoupling,’” Colin Firth told Entertainment Weekly last month about his role as the voice of “Paddington” bear for The Weinstein Company’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the beloved children’s story character. The Academy Award winner had voiced the character, but dropped out of production mid-way.

Watch: Rosamund Pike & David Tennant In Trailer For Comedy 'What We Did On Our Holiday'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 11, 2014 11:30 AM
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What We Did On Our Holiday
Over a decade on from playing a Bond girl, British actress Rosamund Pike is about to enter a whole new act of her career. Hot off acclaimed recent roles in the likes of "An Education" and "The World's End," Pike landed one of the most hotly sought-after parts around: the female lead in David Fincher's adaptation of best-selling thriller "Gone Girl," opposite Ben Affleck. It's easily the most high profile gig she's ever had and stands a good chance of attracting awards attention and vaulting her to a new level of stardom.

First Look: Colin Farrell, Ben Whishaw & John C. Reilly In Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Lobster'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2014 9:01 AM
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The Lobster
After "Dogtooth" and "Alps," we're pretty much ready for whatever Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos has ready to throw at us next, and it looks like he has a doozy coming our way. He's managed to round up an all-star cast for his next effort "The Lobster," but the story, as always, is anything but conventional.

Freddie Mercury Biopic Loses Director Dexter Fletcher Over Creative Differences

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2014 6:19 PM
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Another one bites the dust... It would seem that ambitious plans at mount a Freddie Mercury are being continually undone by that pesky phrase "creative differences." It was the reason Sacha Baron Cohen, first chosen to take on the lead role, bailed on the project and now, the film's director has exited the movie after just three months on job.

Liam Neeson Rolls With 'Entourage,' Andrew Garfield Joins 'The Woman In Gold' With Helen Mirren & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 26, 2014 9:05 AM
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Like some kind of Irish acting shark, Liam Neeson cannot stop working or else he dies. Though he’s already set to shoot “Taken 3” this spring—with no one being taken, strangely enough—The Wrap reports the “Non-Stop” actor has been spotted filming a scene on the set of the long-awaited “Entourage” movie opposite Jeremy Piven.

Watch: Christoph Waltz Tries To Solve 'The Zero Theorem' In New Trailer For Terry Gilliam's Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2014 2:10 PM
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Zero Theorem
" 'Zero Theorem' was more a reaction to the connected world," director Terry Gilliam told us at the Marrakech Film Festival in December. "We all exist as part of the connection, we are a neuron in this bigger thing, can we disconnect? Can solitude be more interesting? I don’t know if people know who they are unless they spend time alone...they only know reactions, tweets etc, not actual existences. So that’s what interested me in the script, and we just started working. The film is much different than the film we started with. I like this film!" But will we like it? The first official trailer is here to make the case.

Jason Clarke, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw & Olivia Colman To Star In Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Lobster'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 23, 2013 9:03 AM
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Distinct, odd, disturbing and hilarious are all words that can be used to describe the last two films from Greek helmer Yorgos Lanthimos. With 2009's Oscar nominated "Dogtooth" and 2011's "Alps," the helmer put his mark on the world of international cinema in a big way, all while managing to land on the kind of radars that directors of decidedly out-there cinema rarely attract. And now he's going all in on his most intriguing prospect yet, a star-studded, English language debut.

Ben Whishaw Latest Name Tossed Around For The Freddie Mercury Biopic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 21, 2013 10:03 AM
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Finding the right person to play legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in a biopic about this life is no easy task, but many people figured that the once-attached Sacha Baron Cohen was an inspired choice. Not only could he look like Mercury, Cohen easily possessed the skills to take on the singer's bigger-than-life personality. But the members of Queen thought differently, clashing with Cohen, with drummer Roger Taylor later admitting, "We didn’t want it to be a joke." But who will step in? That's still being determined.

Ben Whishaw Eyed To Play 'Moby Dick' Author Herman Melville In Ron Howard's 'In The Heart Of The Sea'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 16, 2013 2:10 PM
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For a moment there, it looked like Ben Whishaw was going to do some tentpole hopping. After appearing last fall as the new Q in "Skyfall," the actor was being eyed for Steven Spielberg's "Robopocalypse" -- until the filmmaker put it on hold indefinitely. Well, it was a minor blip for Whishaw who filmed Terry Gilliam's "The Zero Theorem" which is coming to the Venice Film Festival, and is now being eyed for a part in Ron Howard's next movie.

Steven Spielberg Says 'Robopocalypse' Not Quite Dead, Starting New Work On Script With More Personal Story

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 11, 2013 12:29 PM
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This last week has been somewhat of a mixed bag for Steven Spielberg. Sure there’s been a whole host of Oscar nominations, but there’s also been the collapse of his highly anticipated adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s novel, “Robopocalypse.” The film, penned by “Cabin in the Woods” writer Drew Goddard, had already been allotted an April 25, 2014 release date, and had a tremendous lead cast being lined up including Anne Hathaway, Chris Hemsworth and Ben Whishaw. The official line from Spielberg’s spokesman was that the film was “too important and the script not ready, and it’s too expensive to produce. It’s back to the drawing board to see what’s possible.”

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