Johnny Depp joins Michelle Pfeiffer and Judi Dench on star-studded cast of ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ film adaptation

Johnny Depp joins Michelle Pfeiffer and Judi Dench on star-studded cast of ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ film adaptation

Johnny Depp has joined the cast for Kenneth Branagh’s star-studded adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel “Murder on the Orient Express”, along with Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Michael Pena and Judi Dench, Deadline reports. The film, which also has “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr. attached, follows the original novel plot and centers on a special detective – Hercule […]

30.09.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Emmanuelle Seigner and Eva Green to star in fresh Polanski thriller

Emmanuelle Seigner and Eva Green to star in fresh Polanski thriller

Emmanuelle Seigner and Eva Green have signed on to star in Roman Polanski’s psychological thriller “Based on a True Story (“D’apres une histoire vraie”), with shooting set to start this November in Paris. Co-written by Olivier Assayas, who was crowned best director at Cannes this year for his supernatural drama “Personal Shopper” starring Kristen Stewart, the film is […]

18.09.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Warner Bros. joins forces with Margot Robbie again for period drama ‘Queen of the Air’

Warner Bros. joins forces with Margot Robbie again for period drama ‘Queen of the Air’

Warner Bros. has teamed up with Margot Robbie, signing the Australian actress to star in the studio’s adaptation of Dean N. Jensen’s book ”Queen of the Air” (via The Hollywood Reporter). Robbie will take on the lead role of 20th-century trapeze artist Lillian Leitzel, in a story about her rise to fame whilst performing at the Ringling […]

11.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ film in the pipeline

New ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ film in the pipeline

TriStar, the Mark Gordon Company and Entertainment One have signed on to finance the next adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ “Chronicles of Narnia” book series. The feature, titled “The Silver Chair”, will take place after the events of “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”, when Prince Caspian has become King Caspian, with “Life of Pi”and ”Finding Neverland” writer David […]

10.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
“War and Peace” debuts with 6.3 million UK viewers

“War and Peace” debuts with 6.3 million UK viewers

(Relax news) – The six-part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” made a strong debut in the UK, with 6.3 million tuning in to watch it on BBC One on Sunday, according to Deadline. The epic tale, produced in partnership with the BBC Cymru Wales, The Weinstein Company and BBC Worldwide/Lookout Point, stars Lily James, […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
‘Steve Jobs’ biopic to premiere at Telluride

‘Steve Jobs’ biopic to premiere at Telluride

(Relaxnews) – Telluride’s significance has risen as it has become one of three film festivals that are considered indicative of how the Academy Awards will play out early the following year; we take a look at some of the biggest names on its 2015 slate. Running September 4-7, its placement on the annual festival calendar […]

04.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Karen Gillan to join ‘The Circle’ cast

Karen Gillan to join ‘The Circle’ cast

(Relaxnews) – Scottish actress Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) has joined the cast of “The Circle” in a starring role, Variety reports. The upcoming film, an adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel of the same name, also stars Tom Hanks, Emma Watson and John Boyega. The story looks at the challenges of life in the […]

02.09.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Todd Haynes eyeing ‘Wonderstruck’ adaptation

Todd Haynes eyeing ‘Wonderstruck’ adaptation

(Relaxnews) – The director of “Carol,” which premiered at the Cannes film festival over the weekend, is reportedly looking to take on an adaptation of a children’s book by Brian Selznick. According to Screen Daily, Selznick himself has adapted his book “Wonderstruck,” which focuses on two intertwining narratives set 50 years apart: one, from 1977, about […]

18.05.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Global box office: ‘Cinderella’ is the belle of the ball

Global box office: ‘Cinderella’ is the belle of the ball

(Relaxnews) – Now showing in 32 territories, Disney’s latest adaptation of the classic fairy tale claimed the top spot at the worldwide box office for the weekend ending March 15. Kenneth Branagh’s feature has a wide lead over the competition with its $132.4 million in global revenues over the period. Meanwhile, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” […]

16.03.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Scarlett Johansson courted for ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Scarlett Johansson courted for ‘Ghost in the Shell’

(Relaxnews) – DreamWorks has reached out to the star about a role in its adaptation of the famous Japanese manga, Deadline reports. The American actress is said to have inherited the role from Margot Robbie, who had been attached since September. After “Lucy,” Scarlett Johansson could be headed for another sci-fi blockbuster. The actress, who […]

19.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Paper Towns’ given June 2015 date

‘Paper Towns’ given June 2015 date

(Relaxnews) – Jake Schreier’s adaptation of John Green novel “Paper Towns” benefits from a 20th Century Fox reshuffle, vacating its end of July window in favor of a June 19 debut, while “Fantastic Four,” “Deadpool” and “Assassin’s Creed” form part of the shuffle. With rising star Cara Delevingne starring opposite “The Fault in Our Stars” […]

22.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett board ‘The Jungle Book: The Origins’

Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett board ‘The Jungle Book: The Origins’

(Relaxnews) – Just after nabbing Benedict Cumberbatch to voice the tiger Shere Khan, Andy Serkis’s adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling work has picked up two more A-list actors, the Hollywood Reporter reveals. “Batman” star Christian Bale will lend his voice to Bagheera the panther, while Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett will be heard as Kaa the snake […]

21.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Beyoncé unveils first look at ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Beyoncé unveils first look at ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

(Relaxnews) – On Instagram, the pop star posted the first teaser for the adaptation of the best-selling novel. While the trailer for “Fifty Shades of Grey” is slated for release on Thursday, July 24, Beyoncé decided to kick off the promotional campaign a few days earlier. These first 16 seconds of footage don’t reveal much, […]

21.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music ·
Christian Bale in line for Travis McGee adaptation

Christian Bale in line for Travis McGee adaptation

(Relaxnews) – First in a series of 21 novels, James Mangold’s adaptation of “The Deep Blue Good-by” would see “The Dark Knight” and “Exodus” star Christian Bale as roving vigilante for hire Travis McGee. The deal is not yet done, but Bale is in discussions with 20th Century Fox to take the lead role as […]

17.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Rachel Weisz could join Michael Fassbender in ‘The Light Between Oceans’

Rachel Weisz could join Michael Fassbender in ‘The Light Between Oceans’

(Relaxnews) – The actress is in talks for the female lead in director Derek Cianfrance’s adaptation of M.L. Stedman’s best-selling novel. An international best-seller, the Australian author’s first novel will soon make its way to the big screen with an all-star cast. In addition to Michael Fassbender, who will play the male lead, the production […]

11.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Author gives blessing to ‘The Giver’ film

Author gives blessing to ‘The Giver’ film

(Relaxnews) – Lois Lowry, author of 1993 sci-fi novel “The Giver,” considers Phillip Noyce’s August 2014 adaptation a faithful work, with her approval emblazoned across the film’s latest promotional image. Starring Brenton Thwaites (“Maleficent”), Odeya Rush (“The Odd Life of Timothy Green”), Jeff Bridges (“Tron: Legacy”) and Meryl Streep (“The Iron Lady”), “The Giver” has […]

04.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Fault in Our Stars’ bench vanishes from Amsterdam

‘Fault in Our Stars’ bench vanishes from Amsterdam

(Relaxnews) – Fans of “The Fault in Our Stars” discovered that a canal-side bench in Amsterdam that’s the site of a key scene in the romantic drama had gone missing as they traced a tour of movie-centric moments around the Dutch capital. The disappearance went undetected by city authorities as the bench was swiftly replaced […]

03.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Offbeat ·
David Fincher and Rooney Mara could reteam for ‘Red Sparrow’

David Fincher and Rooney Mara could reteam for ‘Red Sparrow’

(Relaxnews) – Two years after “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” the director and the actress could soon reunite for another collaboration, Deadline.com indicates. After adapting the book by Swedish crime novelist Stieg Larsson, David Fincher is circling an adaptation of a spy novel by Jason Matthews. Published in June 2013, “Red Sparrow” focuses on […]

11.06.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Worldwide box office: ‘Maleficent’ overtakes ‘X-Men’

Worldwide box office: ‘Maleficent’ overtakes ‘X-Men’

(Relaxnews) – Disney’s new live-action adaptation of “Sleeping Beauty” lived up to the studio’s expectations during its opening weekend, grossing $170.6 million and claiming the top spot at the worldwide box office, according to Rentrak. “Maleficent” overtook “X-Men: Days of Future Past” ($128.2 million) at the box office for the weekend that ended June 1. […]

02.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Stephen King’s ‘Gerald’s Game’ on its way to silver screen

Stephen King’s ‘Gerald’s Game’ on its way to silver screen

(Relaxnews) – Horror movie writing and directing duo Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard have penned the screenplay for an adaptation of the 1992 novel, Deadline.com indicates. More than two decades after its publication, “Gerald’s Game” could finally join the long list of Stephen King novels that have inspired Hollywood. Currently selling at Cannes, the adaptation […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
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