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Denzel Washington to Star in ‘Gladiator 2’

Ridley Scott’s long-awaited Gladiator sequel has gotten a big boost of star power with the news that Denzel Washington is in talks to co-star in the film. Washington was not a part of the original Gladiator, the 2000 historical epic that became the Academy Award winner for Best Picture that year. He has worked with Scott before; he starred in his 2007 film, American Gangster (which co-starred original Gladiator actor Russell Crowe). And Washington had an even longer relationship with Ridley Scott’s brother, the late Tony Scott, with whom he made numerous thrillers, including Crimson Tide, Man on Fire, and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. According to Deadline, Washington is in “final negotiations” for a starring role in the f...

A New Film Reveals How the ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’ Happened

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If you thought Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was bad, you ain’t seen nothing. The Rise of Skywalker was practically The Empire Strikes Back — hell, it was practically The Godfather — compared to The Star Wars Holiday Special, still the most notorious disaster in the history of Star Wars. The TV special was made in 1978 by CBS, and was technically the first official continuation of Star Wars after the original 1977 film. It was also an abject horror show, with bizarre musical numbers, random guest stars, horrible special effects, and a tedious story about Chewbacca heading to his home to celebrate “Life Day” — his planet’s equivalent of Christmas. The special aired only once, and was such a titanic failure that it was nev...

David Harbour & Jodie Comer to Star in Upcoming Horror Game

Stranger Things star David Harbour and Killing Eve‘s Jodie Comer will be co-starring in an upcoming horror video game. In a recent interview, Harbour was asked about his role in the upcoming Gran Turismo movie adaptation and whether or not he would like to star in a video game in the future. The actor then revealed that he already had, and said that he and Comer would be appearing together in a game that’s set to release sometime in 2023. “I actually have one coming out,” Harbour revealed to FanNation. “Me and Jodie Comer did a video game. That’ll be coming out… I think it’s next year. A horror game.” Harbour didn’t expand on any other details in his surprising statement. However, if the game is truly releasing in 2023, then more information about it should be coming out sometime...

Barry Pepper & Sam Neill to Star in Mob Thriller Bring Him to Me

Primetime Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Barry Pepper is set to star in the upcoming mob thriller Bring Him to Me, which is currently shooting in Queensland, Australia. Pepper (Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile, Maze Runner) will star in the film helmed by director Luke Sparke (Occupation Rainfall), with a script by writer Tom Evans. Alongside Pepper, acting legend Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Peaky Blinders), Rachel Griffiths (Hilary & Jackie), Liam McIntyre (Spartacus: Vengeance), Jamie Costa, Jennings Brower (Netflix Dreams), and Zac Garred (Occupation) are also set to appear in the upcoming film. “Under orders from a ruthless crime boss, a getaway driver must battle his conscience and drive a young and unsuspecting passenger to an uncertain fate in Bring Him to Me...

Watch Roger Ebert Predict The Rock Would Be a Huge Movie Star

Dwayne Johnson is now the the biggest movie star in the world, literally and otherwise. For years he has remained at our near the top of lists of the highest-paid actors, thanks to a string of hits like Fast Five, Moana, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Johnson’s success is all the more impressive because he came to Hollywood by way of professional wrestling, which to that point had had produced exactly zero crossover movie stars. Sure, a wrestler might have one good supporting role here or there (like Andre the Giant in The Princess Bride), or they might pick up some work doing action films, but even the sport’s biggest names, like Hulk Hogan and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, fizzled out quickly as leading men. Several other WWE wrestlers have follow...

Bob McGrath, Original ‘Sesame Street’ Star, Dies at 90

For more than 45 years, generations of Sesame Street fans knew and loved Bob McGrath — “Bob Johnson” on the show. He was one of the original human cast members when the series first launched in 1969, and McGrath remained with the show until 2016. Sadly, McGrath passed away over the weekend. He was 90 years old. The news was announced on McGrath’s Facebook page. “Hello Facebook friends,” the post read. “The McGrath family has some sad news to share. Our father Bob McGrath, passed away today. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.” McGrath’s Bob was the friendly music teacher on Sesame Street, a crucial role on the series given its many classic songs. Here he is singing one of the show’s most iconic tunes, “People In Your Neighborhood,” in 1988....