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Gal Gadot In Talks For Ben-Hur UPDATE: She's no longer in talksUPDATE: Looks like her Wonder Woman gig has proved too conflicting for Ben-Hur. Scheduling issues means she's dropped out of talks for the Biblical epic. Though her Justice League duties – including the long-awaited solo Wonder Woman film that has just been confirmed – will keep her busy in the coming years, Gal Gadot isn’t just relying on superhero work to push her career along.

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Gal Gadot In Talks For Ben-Hur And Game Of Thrones' Pedro Pascal may be Pontius PilateThough her Justice League duties – including the long-awaited solo Wonder Woman film that has just been confirmed – will keep her busy in the coming years, Gal Gadot isn’t just relying on superhero work to push her career along. She’s now in talks for a lead role in Ben Hur.Taken once again from Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel, the new version aims to chronicle the younger days of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) and Messala (Toby Kebbell), best friends growing up in Jerusalem before the Roman Empire takes over.

Lea Seydoux Reportedly Cast as Femme Fatale in 'Bond 24' Bond 24 might have gotten its femme fatale. According to The Daily Mail, Blue Is The Warmest Color's actress Lea Seydoux has been given the role and "will undergo a series of costume, make-up and camera tests" to determine her look. read more

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Lea Seydoux Linked To Bond 24 Cherchez la femme fatale?Though no official confirmation has arrived from Team EON yet – they tend to wait until just before filming kicks off for such things – Baz Bamigboye is reporting that Lea Seydoux has been cast in the new Bond film in a role described as a “femme fatale”.Bamigboye (who has a solid track record with such reports) says that she’s signed on to the cast, which already includes returning core elements Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris, ready for a script read-through next month.

Tommy Wirkola Abandons 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Sequel

1:47 PM 9/30/2014 by Jeff Giles
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In case any of you have been holding your breath for a Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters sequel, you might want to let it out and start pinning your hopes on something more reasonable. After hanging around waiting for Paramount and MGM to greenlight the follow-up -- and writing the script -- director Tommy Wirkola has decided to move on to other projects.

The Wrap Up: Alex Winter Reveals 'Bill and Ted 3′ Plot Details ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, Alex Winter spills the beans on 'Bill and Ted 3,' the film adaptation of 'Y: The Last Man' dies, and 'Birdman' reveals a new poster. Continue reading…

Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema Recruited by MI6 for 'Bond 24' Here's your dose of awesome news for the day. After working on Christopher Nolan's Interstellar and Spike Jonze's Her, cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema is set to work on Eon's Bond 24 next. With shooting confirmed to start in December this year despite script delays, production is coming together and that includes solidifying the crew for the next Bond movie. We know that Sam Mendes from Skyfall is back at the helm, which is also great news.

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Jack Huston Is The New Ben-Hur He'll join Morgan Freeman in the latest version of the epicThough it looked for a while as if Tom Hiddleston would be the new Ben-Hur, he is now headed in a different direction as was revealed yesterday. Nope, the man looking to fill a role once assayed by Charlton Heston is Jack Huston.Taken once again from Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel, the new version aims to chronicle the younger days of Judah Ben-Hur and Messala, best friends growing up in Jerusalem before the Roman Empire takes over.

Morgan Freeman Will Dispense Deep-Voiced Chariot Wisdom in ‘Ben-Hur’ Alcon Entertainment Somewhere, someone owes Morgan Freeman $20. Because someone was foolish enough to bet Hollywood’s sagest actor that he couldn’t land roles in both the Ben-Hur remake and the pot-smoking teddy bear sex comedy in the span of 36 hours. And Freeman has proved this poor fool wrong. At least, that’s what I assume has happened. Here’s the news, which brings us the first official cast member for the latest adaptation of Lew Wallace’s classic Christian novel: Deadline announced that Freeman has come aboard Timur Bekmambetov‘s remake-stravaganza.

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Morgan Freeman Joins Ben-Hur As chariot racing tutor IldarinWe do not know who will anchor the new Ben-Hur as of yet – though Tom Hiddleston is chief among those who have been rumoured – but one cast member at least is in place. Morgan Freeman has officially signed on to the film.Taken once again from Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel, the new version will chronicle more of the younger days of Judah Ben-Hur and Messala, best friends growing up in Jerusalem before the Roman Empire takes over.

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