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Movie News: Daisy Ridley Touted for Mysterious Superhero Comedy; Watch Chris Hemsworth in First '12 Strong' Trailer

48 minutes ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Superhero Comedy: Daisy Ridley (Murder on the Orient Express, above) and her Murder costar Josh Gad, as well as Luke Evans, are all attached to star in a project described as "a character-driven comedy that takes an original spin on the superhero genre." The project, which is still in its early days, originated with Gad, who came up with the idea and then brought the actors together along with writers Aaron and Jordan Kandell (Moana). [Deadline]   Out of Blue: James Caan (The Good Neighbor, above) and Jacki Weaver (Equals) have joined the cast of Out of Blue. Patricia Clarkson and Toby Jones star in the crime drama, which follows a homicide detective (Clarkson) who must investigate a shooting of an astrophysicist. The film is currently in production under the...

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Movie News: Daisy Ridley Touted for Mysterious Superhero Comedy

5 hours ago | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Superhero Comedy: Daisy Ridley (Murder on the Orient Express, above) and her Murder costar Josh Gad, as well as Luke Evans, are all attached to star in a project described as "a character-driven comedy that takes an original spin on the superhero genre." The project, which is still in its early days, originated with Gad, who came up with the idea and then brought the actors together along with writers Aaron and Jordan Kandell (Moana). [Deadline]   Out of Blue: James...

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Rumorville: A New Daisy Ridley Project, a Much-Anticipated Sequel + an Old Hollywood Biopic are in the Works

6 hours ago | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Welcome to Rumorville! Here you can learn about casting news that’s about to break in Hollywood. These speculations might be only rumors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t follow the trail all the way to the audition room. Aaron and Jordan Kandell pitchDeadline reported that a comedy pitch from Aaron and Jordan Kandell should be going to a studio very soon. The last project from the team was “Moana,” and they sold a script, “Adrift,” which is in production, to Stx with Shailene Woodley starring. This pitch already has “Star Wars” star Daisy Ridley attached, as well as “Beauty and the Beast” costars Josh Gad and Luke Evans. The movie is an “original spin on the superhero genre.” The duo used a team of casting directors to cast “Moana,” so this project will likely take a different approach, but with stars already attached, casting might begin quickly »

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'The Last Jedi' Director on a Key Spot He Avoided Green Screen

8 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

April’s first Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser whet the appetite of fans, but since the full trailer and new poster arrived earlier this month it’s been a feeding frenzy of speculation. Fan speculation is running rampant on whether or not Luke (Mark Hamill) has gone over to the dark side (or perhaps that' Daisy Ridley's Rey who is turning that way).

Director Rian Johnson and producer Ram Bergman recently sat down to talk about the movie as part of Ireland Week on culture, art and commerce at L.A.’s Regal Theaters through Oct. 21. A significant portion of The Last »

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Benicio Del Toro’s character’s backstory to be explored Star Wars: The Last Jedi – DJ #1

19 October 2017 1:37 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

There is a lot of mystery surround Benicio Del Toro’s character in Rian Johnson’s upcoming Star Wars The Last Jedi. All we know about him is his name is DJ and he’s a resident of Canto Bright, a gambling resort that is featured in the film. However, fans will get a chance to learn more about his backstory with the comic Star Wars: The Last Jedi – DJ #1 from Marvel.

The one-shot will be written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker with Kev Walker looking after art duties. The comic will be released in January, a few weeks after The Last Jedi’s release, and explain his backstory and how he ended up at Canto Bright. The synopsis for the comic is:

When Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes theaters in Force (get it?) this December, Star Wars fans will get a peek into some new dark corners of the Galaxy Far Away… »

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Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley and Luke Evans join untitled superhero comedy from Moana writers

19 October 2017 12:19 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It seems Josh Gad will be working once again with his co-stars Daisy Ridley and Luke Evans in an untitled comedy from him and Aaron and Jordan Kandell, the writers of Moana. Gad starred with Evans in Disney’s live-action take of Beauty and The Beast and will appear with Ridley in next month’s Murder on the Orient Express.

Deadline reported the news that studios are circling over the pitch. The untitled film is described as a “character-driven comedy that takes an original spin on the superhero genre”. It came from an idea of Gad’s and he began interviewing writers before landing on the Kandell brothers and decided to approach Evans and Ridley on the proposed project after working with them over the last year.

Josh Gad and Daisy Ridley have quite the rapport off-set. Gad has repeatedly tried tricking/annoying Ridley into telling him secrets of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, »

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Hot Josh Gad, Luke Evans, Daisy Ridley Pitch; ‘Adrift’s Aaron & Jordan Kandell To Write

19 October 2017 10:08 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: The hot new pitch du jour that studios are circling is an untitled comedy that will be written by Aaron & Jordan Kandell, who worked on Moana and whose last spec script, Adrift, netted an Stx deal with Baltasar Kormakur directing Shailene Woodley in the survival tale. The new pitch has Josh Gad, Luke Evans and Star WarsDaisy Ridley attached and it is expected to land quickly. I’m told the best way to describe it is a character-driven comedy that takes an… »

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Shot on Film Featurette for Branagh's 'Murder on the Orient Express'

19 October 2017 6:50 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"We wanted to bring the full experience to the audience, so I shot on film." 20th Century Fox has unveiled a featurette for Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express, the murder mystery set on a luxurious European train. Branagh did indeed decide to shoot this on film, using 65mm for some scenes. This video is too short to dive into everything, but does have a few cool behind-the-scenes shots. Starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad, Willem Dafoe, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Tom Bateman, Lucy Boynton, Olivia Colman, Miranda Raison, and Derek Jacobi. It's impressive to see they used a real train for a few shots, and I like the interior sets on a soundstage with screens down the side projecting what's out outside. This does seem like it's going to look stunning, at least. Here's the making of featurette for Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express, »

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Here’s A New Behind-The-Scenes Look At ‘Murder On The Orient Express’

19 October 2017 6:27 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

20th Century Fox has debuted a brand new look at their upcoming ensemble drama – the new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express.

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told.  From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.

The film will arrive in cinemas on November 3rd, and you can get a glimpse at the film in-production by checking out the new featurette below.

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'Star Wars' Is Luring Hollywood to Shoot in Ireland

19 October 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Star Wars: The Last Jedi could easily be seen as one of the most impressive — not to mention expensive — commercials ever made. But while it may, on the surface, chronicle the latest chapter in the saga of the Skywalker family, the two-minute piece also serves to promote something else entirely: Ireland's growing status in the film world.

Picking up immediately from the climactic end of The Force Awakens, the opening shots show Daisy Ridley's Rey undertaking her all-important Jedi training on the spectacularly craggy island of Skellig Michael off Ireland's southwest coast (other »

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Mark Hamill addresses fan theory that Luke Skywalker is evil in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

18 October 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Throughout the marketing campaign for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there have been several pointers hinting at a turn to the Dark Side for Luke Skywalker; there’s the red theme, the lighting on his face on the theatrical poster, the fact a new IMAX theater standee has him alongside Kylo Ren, General Hux and Captain Phasma, and even comments from Mark Hamill himself stating that “anything is possible”.

Well, we now have a new fan theory pointing towards an evil Luke Skywalker based upon the posters for the previous Star Wars movies, which have a villain looming in the background – much like Luke Skywalker is in The Last Jedi poster…

Well, Hamill has now taken to Twitter to offer a humorous respsonse to the theory, stating that Luke has always been a villain “from a certain point of view”…

News Flash for all you "Villains Looming at the Back »

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New image of Laura Dern’s Admiral Holdo from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

18 October 2017 10:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Appearing on The Ellen Show today to promote her upcoming role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, actress Laura Dern has shared a new image from the hotly-anticipated sequel featuring her character Amilyn Holdo, a Vice Admiral in Leia Organa’s Resistance.

See Also: Star Wars: The Last Jedi promo art offers first look at the Space Horses

You can also watch a video of Dern’s appearance on the show, where she talks about working with the late, great Carrie Fisher

See Also: Star Wars: The Last Jedi gets a first TV spot

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 14th in the UK and »

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John Boyega Discusses The Idea Of Romance Between Finn And Poe In The Last Jedi

18 October 2017 7:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One of the greatest things that came from Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the romantic tension between new characters. While Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) shared a few furtive glances across the Millennium Falcon, it was the moments snatched by Finn and Poe (Oscar Isaac) that really caught the imagination of audiences around the world, however.

Poe and Finn helped each other escape the clutches of the First Order at the beginning of the movie, and their reunion, after crashing and being separated, was one of the high points of the film. Seeing these two characters onscreen again in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is one of the most highly anticipated aspects of the film.

The relationship, as it developed, was also an ‘unspoken thing’ and, as such, did not seem to be particularly scripted – but rather was borne of chemistry that developed onscreen between the two actors in question. »

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Solo: A Star Wars Story and Murder on the Orient Express top today's news!

17 October 2017 2:45 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Solo: A Star Wars Story and Murder on the Orient Express top today's news!Solo: A Star Wars Story and Murder on the Orient Express top today's news!Amanda Wood10/17/2017 4:45:00 Pm

Today’s movie news features some exciting Star Wars info and a behind-the-scenes look at one of the year’s most star-studded films, Murder on the Orient Express.

First off, we Finally got to hear something about the project which until now was known as Untitled Han Solo Project. Well, we don’t have to resort to mysteriously calling it that anymore, because director Ron Howard took to Twitter today to confirm that the official title is Solo: A Star Wars Story. Alden Ehrenreich plays a young version of the space cowboy Harrison Ford made so famous, with Emilia Clarke, Paul Bettany, and Woody Harrelson also starring. It hits theatres May 25th.

Hey #Twitterville we just wrapped »

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How Will Rey Factor Into Snoke’s Masterplan In Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

17 October 2017 2:32 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

“I need someone to show me my place in all of this.”

Daisy Ridley’s Rey, the Jakku orphan who helped usher in a new generation of heroes through The Force Awakens, looks set to experience something of an existential crisis in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Caught between the First Order and the “vulnerable” Resistance, last we checked in on Ridley’s heroine she had made contact with Luke Skywalker, the Jedi Master who has spent years in exile following the destruction of his Jedi Academy, presumably at the hands of Kylo Ren.

But when it comes to Rey, in particular, The Last Jedi‘s blistering full trailer hinted at a potential dark turn for Daisy Ridley’s fan-favorite. Either that, or the video editors at Lucasfilm are purposely keeping Star Wars fans on their toes with a bout of clever editing. Because let’s face it, there’s »

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi promo art offers first look at the Space Horses

17 October 2017 1:38 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Star Wars News Net, we have our first look at some new creatures from Star Wars: The Last Jedi called fathiers (a.k.a. Space Horses). These alien creatures are found on the world of Canto Bight, where they race for gambling purposes – and by the looks of the promotional artwork, Finn (John Boyega) and Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) will be making use of their speed, presumably during their rumoured chase sequence with the First Order.

See Also: Watch Kylo Ren’s reaction to the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer

See Also: Star Wars: The Last Jedi gets a first TV spot

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi »

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Kathleen Kennedy Calls for Zero Tolerance Policy in Response to Weinstein Abuse Allegations

17 October 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Kennedy: lucasfilm.com

Lucasfilm prez and producer Kathleen Kennedy delivered the keynote speech at Elle’s Women in Hollywood Event last night and used her platform to acknowledge — and condemn — the elephant in the room. “A demand is growing for action to prevent further civil and human rights abuses in the future,” she observed, per The Hollywood Reporter. Kennedy added that “increased awareness of the belittlement, objectification, and predation long-endured by women who work in film will certainly be one result of the exposure of what Harvey Weinstein did.”

In addition to voicing her support for the women who have come forward and shared their stories about Weinstein, Kennedy stressed that “predators must come to feel they can’t count on power or wealth or fame to shield them.”

The “Star Wars” producer outlined several tactics Hollywood should adopt to combat its culture of abuse. She recommended “zero tolerance policies for abusive behavior, and a secure, reliable, unimpeachable system in which victims of abuse can report what’s happened to them with a confident expectation that action will be taken, without placing their employment, reputations, and careers at risk.”

Kennedy also suggested that individuals from all professional walks of life come together to create a commission “charged with the task of developing new, industry-wide protections against sexual harassment and abuse.” Her vision would see feminist activists, labor and management representatives, law experts, activists, sociologists, psychologists, and film and TV execs join forces to overhaul Hollywood’s current system of addressing misogyny — which usually involves turning a blind eye.

“The commission should be fully funded by our industry in order to address the task at hand in a thoroughgoing, comprehensive fashion,” Kennedy continued. “The goal of this commission would be to transform our industry in regards to sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace.”

In her own speech, Women in Hollywood honoree Jennifer Lawrence endorsed Kennedy’s idea. “If we build this commission, this community of support where anyone can come to us and ask questions, I will give my all to it,” the Oscar winner stated.

Kennedy has received eight Academy Award nominations throughout her career, and has produced over 90 projects, including “Persepolis,” “Jurassic Park,” “Back to the Future,” and “Schindler’s List.” One of Kennedy’s upcoming credits is the much-anticipated follow-up to 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “The Last Jedi.” The Daisy Ridley-led sequel hits theaters December 15.

You can read Kennedy’s entire Women in Hollywood speech over at THR.

Kathleen Kennedy Calls for Zero Tolerance Policy in Response to Weinstein Abuse Allegations was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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Turning to the dark side: is Luke Skywalker really the villain of Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

16 October 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In the new poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mark Hamill’s character looms menacingly in the background – just like his dear old dad Darth Vader used to

When giant Snoke told us last time out that there had been an “awakening”, most Star Wars fans assumed the alien overlord must be referring to Daisy Ridley’s proto-Jedi Rey and her madcap Force visions. But it’s becoming increasingly obvious in the run-up to Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi that disturbances in the Force are more insidious and potentially wide-ranging.

First came last week’s final trailer for the middle part of the new Star Wars trilogy, in which Ridley seems to be cosying up to Adam Driver’s sinister Kylo Ren. And this week there’s been plenty of talk online to the effect that Luke Skywalker himself might finally be set to turn to the dark side, »

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Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Rey of Jakku & Bb-8 Adventure and Princess Leia Organa & Wicket the Ewok Endor Adventure Review

16 October 2017 6:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gary Collinson reviews Hasbro’s Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Rey of Jakku & Bb-8 Adventure and Princess Leia Organa & Wicket the Ewok Endor Adventure dolls…

One of the major criticisms aimed at the original Star Wars movies was the lack of diversity in the galaxy far, far away, and this is something that Lucasfilm has striven to improve since Disney’s acquisition of the company, particularly with regards to female representation.

With characters like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Rey and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s Jyn Erso, Lucasfilm has sought to introduce strong, heroic characters in the vein of Princess Leia, opening the franchise to a new generation of young female fans.

Adding to this, earlier this year saw the release of the new Star Wars: Forces of Destiny initiative, which spotlights the female heroes of the saga, including the aforementioned Rey, »

- Gary Collinson

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The Week in Star Wars – The Last Jedi trailer (but Rian Johnson says don’t watch it), Battlefront 2 first thoughts and more

15 October 2017 2:37 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Week in Star Wars returns with a bumper issue that is stocked with The Last Jedi updates. We’ve got trailers, posters, IMAX displays and thoughts from director Rian Johnson. As well as Star Wars Rebels, Battlefront 2 thoughts, comics, toys and more…

Let’s kick this edition of The Week in Star Wars off with the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The trailer was announced to air during Monday Night Football with a sneak peak, and you can watch it in full here. As expected there was a lot to talk about from it, and you can read the thoughts of the Flickering Myth writing staff here, and the reaction of Kylo Ren here. And if that’s not enough, here’s the first TV spot…

…But before you do click those links, you may want to listen to the advice of director Rian Johnson, who »

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