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Beauty and the Beast: Dan Stevens (The Guest, TV’s Downton Abbey) will star as the Beast in Disney’s upcoming live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, joining Emma Watson as Belle, aka Beauty. Luke Evans is in talks to play the vain, villainous Gaston. Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) is set to direct; what’s not yet known is… Continue reading Movie News: 'Beauty and the Beast' Nabs Its Beast and Villain; 'Barbie' Movie Secures 'Juno' Writer

The pair of Tomb Raider movies starring Angelina Jolie aren’t exactly bulletproof pieces of cinematic history. There’s no use pretending otherwise. They’re not awful, they’re just from an era where action movies were a bit uninspired, and as a result they’re a bit generic and already rather dated despite being only a little older than a decade.

So we’re guessing that no… Continue reading 'Tomb Raider' Reboot Swings Forward With 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Writer

When you’ve been around as long as The Simpsons, you eventually have to find new ways of keeping the show fresh. After 25 years, one additional trick is the idea of having a guest writer. Actually, it’s only sort of new, because while Judd Apatow is the credited pen behind this Sunday’s episode of the series, he wrote the thing as a spec script… Continue reading Discuss: Who Should Follow Judd Apatow As a Guest Writer for 'The Simpsons'?

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The Magnificent Seven: Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, above) is in “early talks” to join The Magnificent Seven. Denzel Washington is set to star in the new version of the classic Western, which tells the story of a poor, besieged small town that recruits seven mercenary gunmen to defend it from deadly bandits. Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer) will direct. [Deadline]… Continue reading Movie News: Chris Pratt Touted for 'Magnificent Seven;' 'Wonder Woman' Taps 'Pan' Writer

Ari Handel was studying to become a neuroscientist when he met a young man named Darren Aronofsky at college. Fast-forward a decade or so, and now Handel is Aronofsky’s most frequent collaborator, having coproduced The Wrestler and Black Swan, as well as having cowritten The Fountain.

Their latest film together is Noah, starring Russell Crowe as a man tasked by visions from his God to… Continue reading Writer Ari Handel Tells Us What Movie Was Harder to Get Made, 'Noah' or 'The Fountain'