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Luke Cage's Alfre Woodard joins the cast of Disney's live-action Lion King

Word has come on the wind that Alfre Woodard has been cast in the role of Sarabi, Simba's mother, in Jon Favreau 's live-action adaptation of THE LION KING. You'll likely know Ms. Woodard from her recent performance as (Black) Mariah Dillard on Marvel and Netflix's LUKE CAGE. Upon boarding the heartfelt African lion adventure, Woodard will join...
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08.07.2017
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Chiwetel Ejiofor in talks to voice Scar in Jon Favreau's Lion King remake

Much like he did for THE JUNGLE BOOK, Jon Favreau is assembling quite the talented group of actors to lend their voices to THE LION KING, the latest of Disney's increasingly long line of live-action adaptations of their classic movies. Although, seeing as how THE LION KING will be mostly CG, perhaps calling it live-action isn't quite appropriate. Just last month it was...
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08.02.2017
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UPDATE: Hugh Jackman cast as Scar in Lion King remake

UPDATE: Jackman's reps reached out to The Wrap and said the casting of the actor was purely just rumor, and one with "absolutely no truth" The LION KING remake has possibly found its villainous kitty – and he’s puuuuurrrfect. Omega Underground got word from someone close to the production that Hugh Jackman will lend his voice to the...
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07.17.2017
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John Oliver to voice Zazu in Jon Favreau's The Lion King

As long as Disney's live-action adaptations of their animated classics keep bringing in the big bucks, the studio will continue their march towards giving every single one of them the live-action twist. One of the many upcoming remakes will be Jon Favreau 's THE LION KING, which will be shot back-to-back with a sequel to THE JUNGLE BOOK. The cast of THE LION KING continues to...
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07.10.2017
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Zoinks! James Gunn confirms Scooby-Doo was originally given an R-rating

Jinkies! Late yesterday evening, filmmaker James Gunn took to his Facebook account and created a rather interesting post as his way of commemorating the 15th anniversary of the 2002 supernatural detective family film SCOOBY-DOO. As the film's screenplay-writer, Gunn was in on the ground floor of the gang's super sleuthy adventure, which, as it turns out, was originally...
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06.15.2017
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Watch the Love Actually sequel short Red Nose Day Actually online now!

Ah, who doesn't love LOVE ACTUALLY? Well, some folks, I guess, but for those of us who enjoyed Richard Curtis ' 2003 Christmas rom com it's time to head back to jolly ol' England and catch up with some of your favorite characters from the film and see what they've been up to in the sequel short RED NOSE DAY ACTUALLY. Not everyone is back, of course (RIP Alan...
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05.26.2017
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Love returns in the trailer for Red Nose Day Actually

In the years since the release of LOVE ACTUALLY, some fans have been wondering what became of these characters, their relationships and how they viewed love. Although we may not be getting the full-sized sequel we wanted, director Richard Curtis reunited much of the LOVE ACTUALLY cast, including Hugh Grant , Martine McCutcheon , Keira Knightley , Colin Firth , Liam Neeson , Bill...
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05.11.2017
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Seth Rogen & Billy Eichner to voice Timon & Pumbaa for The Lion King

"Nants ingonyama bagithi baba (there comes a lion)! Sithi uhhmm ingonyama (oh yes, it's a lion)!" Sorry, I needed to get that out of my system before moving on to the news portion of this article. Actually, wait ... nope, I'm not done yet. I feel another song coming on. Sing this one with me, okay? Are you ready?  "Hakuna Matata! What...
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04.25.2017
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Jon Favreau shares his approach to remaking The Lion King

Probably one of the most divisive pieces of news to come out the last year or so was the announcement that Jon Favreau would be directing a remake of THE LION KING, utilizing technology used in his JUNGLE BOOK film. Lovers of the original are reasonably worried it could tarnish the legacy of the original, but Favreau has opened up about how is approach is all about pleasing the...
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04.24.2017
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Beyonce is the top choice to voice Nala in Jon Favreau's The Lion King

As BEAUTY AND THE BEAST continues to rake in those big box-office bucks , Disney continues their march towards giving every one of their animated classics the live-action twist. One of the many upcoming remakes will be Jon Favreau 's THE LION KING, which will be shot back-to-back with a sequel to THE JUNGLE BOOK. Production on THE LION KING will get underway in a few months and...
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03.30.2017
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NBC unveals trailer for the Love Actually reunion set to air on Red Nose Day

Today, NBC has unveiled a star-studded trailer for the LOVE ACTUALLY reunion, which the network will air during their Red Nose Day Special in May of this year. For those of you who aren't aware of Red Nose Day is, here's an explanation I'd found on the fundraiser campaign's official website: Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit...
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03.22.2017
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Cool Videos: Mr. Bean is a haphazard terrorist in this re-cut trailer

You know, I've met a number of people in my day who are ashamed to admit that they enjoy the rubber-faced antics of comedian Rowan Atkinson 's Mr. Bean. I mean, I kind of get it, but you should never have to hide your affinity for whatever entertainment you enjoy. Although, it might behoove you to keep that folder you've got buried deep within your hard drive filled with...
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03.17.2017
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