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Casting: Tom Hiddleston Sought For 'Ben-Hur' Remake, Michael C. Hall Joins Kubrick Miniseries & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 13, 2014 9:25 AM
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Ben-Hur Tom Hiddleston
MGM and Paramount are remaking the classic "Ben-Hur," with Timur Bekmambetov directing. Because they can. And because, well, why not, they're seeking out Tom Hiddleston for the title role.

Watch: 'Game Of Thrones' Star Sophie Turner In Trailer For 'Another Me' & Music Video For Bastille's "Oblivion"

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 29, 2014 10:45 AM
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Another Me
With “Breaking Bad” over for almost a year and “Mad Men” winding down, “Game of Thrones” has officially clinched the title of “Everyone’s Favorite Show That No One WIll Stop Talking About,” though it could be said the show took the lead in the wake of the infamous “The Rains of Castamere” episode. The fantasy epic's popularity has afforded some members of the large ensemble opportunities to stretch their legs outside of Westeros. The latest to venture outside that brutal land? None other than Sansa Stark, Sophie Turner, courtesy of a new trailer indicating her new project.

12 Performers Who Deserve 2014 Emmy Nominations (But Probably Won't Get Them)

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 17, 2014 3:13 PM
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Actors Deserving Emmys, Summer 2014
We're having a sustained and much needed break from the Oscars, but that doesn't mean that awards are completely banished from the cultural landscape. For better or worse, Emmy season is sneaking up. The biggest and most prestigious TV awards in the calendar ended their qualifying season at the end of May, and ballots opened only a few days ago, with voting set to finish next week, ahead of the announcement of nominations on July 10th (with the awards themselves following on August 25th).

Recap: 'Game of Thrones' Season 4, Episode 8, 'The Mountain And The Viper' Face Off

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • June 2, 2014 8:12 AM
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Game of Thrones' Season 4 - The Mountain and the Viper'
We're back after a week off, and it's time to dive back into the wacky world of Westeros. There's another easter egg in the opening credits this week — Moat Cailin makes an appearance, the geography of the show growing with each episode. "The Mountain and the Viper," directed by Alex Graves (you might remember him from Joffrey's Purple Wedding), has promised us the trial by combat, the showdown and revenge we've been waiting for this whole season, and we're going to get it… right after all of these hideously boring monologues. The episode is a series of rather long, wordy, staid scenes bookended with bursts of bloody violence. A few of the monologues could stand to have been heavily edited, and time was checked during the show, a truly rare occurrence.

Dwayne Johnson Rocks 'San Andreas,' Kate Beckinsale Has 'The Face Of An Angel' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 16, 2013 9:19 AM
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Dwayne Johnson, it seems, cannot be contained by two dimensions alone. Variety is reporting that Johnson is returning to the 3D world with the earthquake movie “San Andreas” and reuniting with his “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”—also in 3D!—director Brad Peyton for the 3D earthquake movie, “San Andreas." Or is it called “San Andreas 3D?” While Allan Loeb and Carlton Cuse both penned earlier drafts, the film will go into production with a script from “The Conjuring” duo Carey Hayes and Chad Hayes. The film will focus on Johnson as an estranged father trying to rescue his daughter after a massive quake at the titular fault.

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