McConaughey heads to war – and Hollywood

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Matthew McConaughey is heading to the Civil War.

Free State of Jones is about the true story of Newton Knight who defected from the Confederate Army with a group of other soldiers and they attempted to establish their own State.

Gary Ross is expected to direct. It’s expected to start filming early next year.

Meanwhile McConaughey is getting his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

He’ll receive the award on November 17.

The Big Lego Theory

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The Big Bang Theory is being turned into Lego!

The new set is expected to include figures of the new characters including Sheldon and Leonard as well as their living room – which of course is where most of the sitcom is set.

The idea was submitted to Lego by some fans who then put it to an online vote and the idea received over 10,000 votes.

No word yet on when we can but it.

Is Jared the Joker?

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Is Jared Leto the new Joker?

He’s being courted to play the role in Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad.

Tom Hardy, Will Smith and Margot Robbie are thought to be in talks for other roles in the film but it seems the Oscar-winning Leto is director David Ayer’s choice to play the iconic role.

Suicide Squad involves the government granting a group of supervillains a chance of redemption by sending them on a mission that will probably kill them.

Bourne is back!

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Matt Damon’s confirmed his return as Jason Bourne. In an interview with E, Damon revealed the film will starts production next year: the news to E! Online.

“It’ll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out” he said. “Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that’s all I ever said. I just needed him to say yes”.

Damon will also be starring in Downsizing, the new film from Alexander Payne.

The film is described as a social satire about a man who realises he’d have a better life he became a psychiatrist.

The Governors’ Awards – major celebs due

Tomorrow night in LA the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences hosts its annual Governors’ Awards dinner.

The event has become more and more significant as a place for potential Ocsar nominees to schmooze Academy members as the race to February 22 kicks up a gear.

The list of expected guests this year features plenty of talent that will be hitting the campaign trail hard over the next few months including Jennifer Aniston, Emily Blunt, Chadwick Boseman, Steve Carell, Jessica Chastain, Ellar Coltrane, James Corden, Kevin Costner, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Jake Gyllenhaal, Felicity Jones, Michael Keaton, Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton, Jack O’Connell, Eddie Redmayne, Chris Rock, Mark Ruffalo, Andy Serkis, JK Simmons, Timothy Spall, Octavia Spencer, Hilary Swank, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon. Phew!

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The Hobbit – final trailer

So here we are then, the final trailer for the final Hobbit film has been released. This is the last time we’ll ever see a trailer for one of Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth films and it makes me very sad.

I absolutely loved Lord of the Rings and always name the trilogy as my favourite film. I’ve enjoyed The Hobbit but it’s never real,y lived up to my expectations. I hope The Battle of the Five Armies gives the series a fitting send-off and actually the trailer looks pretty epic.

i both look forward to and dread seeing the final film – it really will be the end of a chapter for me, I started writing about LotR before Fellowship was even released and 14 years later it’s time to say goodbye…

http://youtu.be/Y6Fv5StfAxA

The Gambler – new trailer

A new trailer for The Gambler, starring Mark Wahlberg, has been released.

In the film Wahlberg plays an English professor who’s also a high-stakes gambler – which isn’t unusual at all! He uses his own life as collateral in order to borrow from a gangster.

The cast also includes John Goodman, Jessica Lange and Brie Larson. The film is directed by Rupert Wyatt.

You can watch the trailer here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHDv_lmDW5c

Miles Teller set for indie drama

Rising star Miles Teller is in talks to star in a new indie drama from the director of The Amazing Spider-Man.

Marc Webb is set to direct The Only Living Boy In New York which is about a young man who discovers his father is having an affair. When he tries to stop it, the son becomes involved with the woman as well.

Teller is probably best known for his role in the Divergent series – he’s also in the forthcoming Whiplash which was one of the best films I saw at this year’s London Film Festival.

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Fassbender as Steve Jobs?

Could Michael Fassbender finally be the actor who says yes to playing Apple boss Steve Jobs?

According to reports, Fassy is in talks to star in the drama which will be directed by Danny Boyle and is written by Aaron Sorkin – both Oscar winners.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale have both previously been said to be up for the role before both dropping out – which I find strange given the calibre of both the writer and director.

Will Fassbender stick with the project? We’ll just have to wait and see.

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