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'Game Of Thrones' Star Carice Van Houten Joins Benedict Cumberbatch In Bill Condon's Wikileaks Movie

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 18, 2013 3:33 PM
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The star of Paul Verhoeven's undervalued "Black Book," Carice Van Houten, was tipped for big things after that film bowed in 2006. The actress picked up Hollywood roles in "Valkyrie" and "Repo Men" but neither role was particularly rewarding, and she had a quiet few years after. But the Dutch star (who has a side career in the music industry) picked up a prominent role as sorceress Melisandre in HBO's "Game Of Thrones" (she'll be returning to the show for the third season when it debuts in March), and now she's landed a role in another big Hollywood picture.

J.J. Abrams Drops Hints About The Ending Of 'Star Trek Into Darkness'; Over A Dozen New Photos Revealed

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 24, 2012 12:22 PM
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"Star Trek Into Darkness" doesn't hit theaters until next spring and Paramount has only just begun revealing imagery and trailers from the movie, but director J.J. Abrams is already starting to drop hints about the film's ending and the villain John Harrison as played by Benedict Cumberbatch.

'Downton Abbey' Star Dan Stevens Joins That WikiLeaks Movie Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 20, 2012 5:24 PM
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With the participation of "Downton Abbey" star Dan Stevens for the fourth season of the hit show currently up in the air, he's busy getting ready to make his Hollywood debut in a film that is bringing together an impressive amount of talent, to tell the tale of one of the world's most intriguing newsmakers.

'Anna Karenina' Star Alicia Vikander Joins Bill Condon's WikiLeaks Movie With Benedict Cumberbatch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 14, 2012 5:41 PM
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As we put together our list of Breakout Performances Of 2012, Alicia Vikander was someone who turned heads around The Playlist office. The actress put in two great turns this year, first as Caroline, who becomes embroiled in an illicit romance in "A Royal Affair." She next appeared as Kitty in Joe Wright's lush "Anna Karenina," and as we wrote about Vikander's performance, "Your heart breaks for Anna but you fall in love with Kitty." Well, it hasn't taken long for Hollywood to make use of her talent.

Is Benedict Cumberbatch Pulling A Marion Cotillard? Says He's Not Khan In 'Star Trek Into Darkness' But Terrorist John Harrison

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 13, 2012 9:19 AM
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With a nine-minute prologue playing in front of IMAX 3D showings of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" starting tonight -- and a full length trailer playing in front of non-IMAX prints -- we're getting our first real glimpse at Benedict Cumberbatch's villainous role in "Star Trek Into The Darkness." After months of speculation about who exactly the character is -- Khan? Telepath Gary Mitchell? -- we finally have a name.

New Image From 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Proves That Glass Prisons Are So Hot Right Now

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2012 3:58 PM
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There's a hot new trend sweeping the land, and it looks like whoever provides glass prisons for movie hero villains is making a mean buck. After Silva was put in a transparent tube thingy in "Skyfall," and Loki in a similarly see-through contraption in "The Avengers" (and both wanted to be captured and escaped easily... another trend!) it looks "Star Trek Into Darkness" is following the same playbook.

Benedict Cumberbatch Overlooks Ruined London In First Poster For 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 3, 2012 6:22 AM
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We remain continually impressed by the extent to which J.J. Abrams is able to keep things under wraps on his major movies; less than six months to release, and all we know about his "Star Trek" sequel is that it's got a title -- "Star Trek Into Darkness," a vague logline, and the internet's boyfriend Benedict Cumberbatch as the villain. But Abrams' mystery box can't stay shut forever, even for a guaranteed hit like next summer's blockbuster, and the floodgates are soon to open, with a trailer on its way next week, and nine minutes of IMAX footage from the film set to play before "The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey" next week.

James McAvoy Out, Daniel Bruhl In For WikiLeaks Movie With Benedict Cumberbatch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 3:50 PM
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It looks like we'll have to keep waiting for the reunion between "Atonement" and "Starter For 10" stars Benedict Cumberbatch and James McAvoy. While it was just a few weeks ago that it was reported the pair would team for the Bill Condon-directed WikiLeaks movie, it looks like McAvoy has moved on.

Marisa Tomei Falls For Hugh Grant's Next Rom Com; Laura Linney Looks Up WikiLeaks With Benedict Cumberbatch

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • November 27, 2012 4:55 PM
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Hugh Grant may have branched out for the first time in who-knows-how-long for “Cloud Atlas,” but don’t think for one minute that he's done with his main revenue stream – rom-coms. Grant is attached to star in an as yet to be titled rom-com about a witty, sexy Englishman (you know Hugh) who is riding high in the late eighties after having won an Academy Award For Best Screenplay. Fifteen years later everything’s gone wrong for him though (maybe he bedded a hooker and lost all credibility, who knows?) and now he’s divorced, broke, and creatively bereft. Thankfully, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel though, and that light looks set to be Marisa Tomei.

Benedict Cumberbatch Confirmed To Play Julian Assange, James McAvoy Joins Him

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2012 2:57 PM
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Even though Julian Assange has gone from notorious hacker to exiled cause celebre (hell, Lady Gaga of all people paid him a visit at the Ecuadorean embassy in London), his saga remains fascinating and important. Which means Hollywood has come calling. And while there are a handful of competing features and documentaries out there, DreamWorks looks to be out of the gate first as their untitled project begins to take shape.

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