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  • Saoirse Ronan quizzed Scottish people to prepare for Mary Queen of Scots

    Saoirse Ronan quizzed Scottish people to prepare for Mary Queen of Scots Saoirse Ronan prepared for her role as Mary Queen of Scots by asking Scottish people how she should portray the royal figure. The 24-year-old actress has the lead role in the upcoming biopic, and in order to do the part justice, every time she came into contract with someone from Scotland, she would get advise from them. She told The New York Post's PageSix Column: "Every Scot I'd meet . . . I'd be like, 'What do I do with her, what do you think of her, tell me what you grew up learning about her?' She's an icon." The Irish American star recently admitted it was an "amazing feeling" when she was working on the film because t…
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  • Philippa Boyens was 'worried' fans wouldn't get Mortal Engines

    Philippa Boyens was 'worried' fans wouldn't get Mortal Engines 'Mortal Engines' screenwriter Philippa Boyens "worried" if fans would "understand" the flick. The Academy Award-winning producer has confessed that the blockbuster "was not an easy day at the office" because the project took a lot of time to get just right. Speaking to Collider about the adaptation process, Philippa said: "Any work of such vast imagination is not an easy day at the office, it's a puzzle and you've got to make the pieces work and you can't overwhelm the story just because of the great visuals and vice versa, and the main thing I worried about was if people would understand this world. It's little things like th…
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  • Toxic Avenger set for reboot and possible franchise

    Toxic Avenger set for reboot and possible franchise 'Toxic Avenger' is set for a reboot and possible big screen franchise. The 1984 cult classic told the story of the grotesque mutant superhero alter ego of a mild-mannered young man Melvin Ferd, and went on to become Troma Entertainment's mascot. The b-movie company's founders Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz - who also directed the original film - are said to be in line to product the upcoming mainstream remake. The Hollywood Reporter says Legendary has acquired the film rights to the indie comedy horror film, and there are plans to develop it beyond a big blockbuster adaptation. In the original movie, health club janitor Melvi…
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  • Constance Wu in talks for Elizabeth Banks' new rom-com

    Constance Wu in talks for Elizabeth Banks' new rom-com Constance Wu is in talks for Elizabeth Banks' new romantic comedy. The 'Crazy Rich Asians' actress - who starred as Rachel Chu in the blockbuster movie over the summer - has started discussions to join the cast of Sony's Screen Gems' project, which will co-produced by Banks and Max Handelman. As reported by Variety, the film will see 'GLOW' star Kimmy Gatewood making her feature directorial debut at the helm, while the script comes from Savion Einstein. The movie will tell the tale of a woman who becomes pregnant with two babies from two different men. Wu, 36, first rose to fame in the cast of sitcom 'Fresh Off the Boat',…
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  • Andy Serkis says movie studio fretted over Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

    Andy Serkis says movie studio fretted over Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Andy Serkis admits making 'Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle' shortly after 2016's 'The Jungle Book' made Warner Bros. "fearful". The 54-year-old star has directed the latest movie based on the work of writer Rudyard Kipling, and Andy has revealed how Disney's 'The Jungle Book' impacted his own production. He shared: "Every aspect of the creative process was a joyful experience. "The only major problem in the whole thing when the script was commissioned at Warner Bros around 2011 - I came on board in 2013 - was that another production was looming all of a sudden. And that really began to make the studio fearful." However, Andy wa…
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