Barack and Michelle head to the big screeen

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A new film about how Barack and Michelle Obama fell in love will begin filming next summer.

Southside With You will follow the couple’s very first date when they visited Chicago’a Art Institute, took a long walk, and went to see Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing.

Tika Sumpter has been cast as Michelle with produers now searching for an actor to play the future President.

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Steve McQueen’s drama series lands Brit stars

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Helena Bonham Carter and Rebecca Hall are to star in a new HBO drama from Steve McQueen.

Codes of Conduct is about New York’s high society.

If the pilot becomes a series (and with that calibre of talent involved it definitely should) it would be Bonham Carter’s first series regular role.

She’s expected to play a society maven whilst Hall will star as the eldest child of a New York billionaire.

Best of British at BIFA Awards

The stars of British cinema will be out in London on Sunday night at the annual Moët British Independent Film Awards.

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Emma Thompson and Benedict Cumberbatch are being honoured with special awards whilst drama 71 leads the nominations with nine followed by Pride with seven nods.

A whole who’s who of acting talent will be there including Alicia Vikander, Andrew Scott, Asa Butterfield, Anne Marie Duff, Bill Bailey, Charles Dance, Douglas Booth, George Mackay, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Helen Mirren, Jamie Sives, Jared Harris, Jodie Whittaker, Keira Knightley, Lesley Manville, Mark Strong, Max Irons, Maxine Peake, Mike Leigh, Olivia Colman, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, Stanley Tucci, Timothy Spall and Tom Hollander.

The awards are being hosted by Simon Bird of The Inbetweeners and this year you can watch them live on YouTube – or below!

Chris keeps writing

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Glee’s Chris Colfer has signed a new five-book deal for his Land of Stories books.

Colfer launched the series in 2012 and has already released three sequels with another due out next year.

As part of his new deal he’ll write the fifth and final book in the franchise plus some spin-offs before turning his attention to a new Young Adult novel about a young television actor, who is joined by fans on a once-in-a-lifetime cross-country road trip.

Brad helps out Rihanna

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Brad Pitt is set to introduce Rihanna at a big fundraising gala in aid of her Clara Lionel Foundation.

Pitt and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will introduce Rihanna’s performance at the event in Beverly Hills on December 11.

“It is such an honour to have Jimmy Kimmel host this event,” Rihanna said in a statement.

“There is no one more hilarious to make the first annual Diamond Ball an incredible night. I’m blessed by his support. Brad Pitt is not only a phenomenal talent, but I admire him and am inspired by his philanthropic work,” she added.