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'Vacation' Reboot Adds Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day to Cast

6:06 PM 8/25/2014 by Binh Ngo
Chris Hemsworth
New Line's Vacation reboot is back on and has added Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day to the cast, according to THR. Hemsworth is playing a TV anchor named Stone Crandall, who's also the husband of Rusty's sister Audrey, and Day will play a river rafting guide.

The Download: Ice Bucket Challenge, Weaver Passed on 'The ExpandaBelles,' and Yates Directing 'Fantastic Beasts'

7:19 PM 8/24/2014 by Binh Ngo
Sin City
The Ice Bucket Challenge comes to The Download! Sadly, none of us took the challenge. We talk about that and more on this week's edition.

What's Popping: 'Fantastic Beasts,' 'ExpendaBelles,' 'Black Panther,' 'Ant-Man,' 'Yoga Hosers'

10:55 AM 8/23/2014 by Binh Ngo
Tusk
Having directed the final four Harry Potter movies, David Yates is heading back to that world and will direct the first installment of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

David Yates Directing 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

10:12 AM 8/22/2014 by Binh Ngo
David Yates
David Yates is going back to the Harry Potter universe and will direct the first installment of spinoff series Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, according to Variety. Yates directed the last four Harry Potter movies. Written by J. K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is companion book to the main series which talks about the various fantastic creatures found in the Harry Potter universe.

Sigourney Weaver Won't Be in 'The Expendabelles'

5:39 PM 8/20/2014 by Binh Ngo
Sigourney Weaver
Whatever designs producer Avi Lerner and Sylvester Stallone have for Sigourney Weaver in The ExpendaBelles, the female-led Expendables spinoff, she won't be having any of it. According to THR, the actress has passed on the project and will instead play a boy's grandmother in Juan Antonio Bayona's adaptation of the children's fantasy novel A Monster Calls.

Mark Wahlberg Heading to 'Deepwater Horizon'

10:44 AM 8/20/2014 by Binh Ngo
Deepwater Horizon
Mark Wahlberg is in talks to board J.C. Chandor's diaster pic Deepwater Horizon, according to Deadline. He would play one the No. 2 manager on the oil drilling platform that blew up on April 20, 2010, killing killed 11 crewmen and injuring 17 others.

'Charlie Countryman' Helmer to Direct 'Olympus Has Fallen' Sequel

11:37 AM 8/19/2014 by Binh Ngo
Olympus Has Fallen
Fredrik Bond, the Charlie Countryman helmer, has been tapped to direct London Has Fallen, the sequel to 2013's action-thriller Olympus Has Fallen, THR has learned. The first movie took place at the White House, but as the title suggests, the action will now shift over to London, where the President of the United States is attending the funeral of a British prime minister who has died under mysterious circumstances.

Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Begins Production

3:08 PM 8/18/2014 by Binh Ngo
Ant-Man
Ant-Man has begun filming in San Francisco, Marvel announces in a press release on Monday. The movie will also film in Atlanta, Georgia, which will serve as the base for the movie's production. The movie stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, who will transform into the title character, Michael Douglas as Dr.

The Download: Robin Williams, 'Aquaman,' and 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

12:06 PM 8/17/2014 by Binh Ngo
Robin Williams
We talk Robin Williams, Aquaman, and TMNT on this week's Download. Come and join in on the discussion. Binh: Robin Williams left us on Monday. I'm sure you're as shocked as anyone when you heard the news of his suicide. It has revealed that he's in the early stages of Parkinson's Disease and has been battling depression for a long while.

What's Popping: 'Aquaman,' 'Bad Boys 3,' 'Godzilla 2,' 'The Inhumans,' 'TMNT 2'

12:24 PM 8/16/2014 by Binh Ngo
Bad Boys
There will indeed be an Aquaman movie, and Warner Bros. has set Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad to work on competing scripts. Bad Boys 3 is about to get real, according to Martin Lawrence. He said the script is "getting close, and it all looks good."
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