Andy Serkis’ new role

Andy Serkis is taking a break from his Hollywood career to appear in a new computer game.
He’ll be playing villain Guy Gisborne in new stealth adventure, Volume.
The game includes top-down stealth with player-generated levels.
Players cannot kill in the game so will have to use their Ricochet device to control enemies and edit the environment.
Volume is due for release on PS4, Vita and PC early next year.

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Ricky’s back in radio (sort of)

Ricky Gervais is heading back to the screen.
He’s going to star in and direct Special Correspondents, a comedy about a radio journalist and his producer who try to increase their flagging ratings by pretending to be kidnapped in Ecaudor.

Really they’re hiding out in a restaurant opposite their New York radio station. As a former radio producer I can tell you this would NEVER happen!!

Eric Bana will play the journalist with Gervais as his producer.

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Celebs due at Hollywood Film Awards

Oscar hopefuls Michael Keaton and Julianne Moore will be among the stars turning out for the Hollywood Film Awards on November 14.

Reese Witherspoon, Gerard Butler, Robert Duvall, Jack O’Connell, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum and Shailene Woodley will also take part in the ceremony, which will be hosted by Queen Latifah.

It’s the start of a very long road to February 22nd.

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Three Generations

Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning and Susan Sarandon are to co-star in a new drama called Three Generations.
The film follows teenager Ray (Fanning) who is transitioning from female to male and her single mother, Maggie (Watts), who is coming to terms with having to raise her only daughter as a son.
At the same time, Maggie’s mother, Dolly (Sarandon), is struggling with Ray’s decision and Maggie’s inability to move out of the family home.
Filming begins this month.

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’tis the season!

It’s that time of year – Christmas lights are being switched on around the country and celebs are coming out to flip the festive switches.

Rita Ora will be at Westfield London on November 3 to light the shopping centre’s tree; Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will do the honours on Oxford Street on November 6; Jason Manford will be joined by Shayne Ward, Collabro and Warwick Davis in Manchester’s Albert Square for the big switch-on on November 7 and X Factor winner Sam Bailey will perform at Leeds’ light-up on November 13.

Meanwhile, the Regent Street lights will be themed around Night At The Museum: Secret at the Tomb with the big switch-on taking place on November 16.