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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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MGM Hit With $5 Million Lawsuit Over Classic Clint Eastwood, Marlon Brando Films

thewrap.com – Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer Inc. has been hit with a lawsuit by P.E.A. Films, Inc. alleging a breach of contract over the classic films “Last Tango in Paris” starring Marlon Brando, and Clint Eastwood‘s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and “For a Few Dollars More.” P.E.A. Films owns the rights to these films, and seeks to terminate MGM's licenses, alleging that MGM failed to provide accurate and honest accounting statements with revenue and expenses for the films, nor did they provide timely payment of amounts due to P.E.A. 1 week 3 days ago via jetli

James Bond 24 Looking for an Iconic Henchman? The James Bond 24 production is looking to cast an iconic henchman, says MI6. According to the site, Daniel Craig's 007 will be facing a "physically imposing henchman" in the November 6, 2015.

Tom Hiddleston Wanted For Ben-Hur He could be part of the new toga partyWith Timur Bekmambetov in place to direct, John Ridley figuring out the latest script draft and a 2016 release date racing towards MGM and Paramount like a runaway chariot, it appears the team behind the new Ben-Hur adaptation have a leading man in mind for the remake. Their choice? Tom Hiddleston.Before you start writing your Hur-ddleston fan fiction and dreaming up costume concepts, pull back on the reins.

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Hercules Review

IGN Movies - Fri, 2014-07-25 00:00

Hercules Review Exploring a different look at the legend, Hercules offers a mix of action, laughter, and tragedy. This Hercules doesn't work alone; he's accompanied by a band of five companions. He's finished his infamous 12 Labors, and he's now become a mercenary taking gold for jobs. But, there's still room in his heart to be a good man once more. Played by Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. The Rock, this Hercules is haunted by a grievous event in his past. He has to overcome that in order to help end a civil war in Thrace.

Even though production has been delayed on Bond 24 until December, the producers are still working to secure locations for the new 007 adventure. MI6 reports that Luciano Sovena, the new head of the Lazio Film Commission, has met with Bond 24 to secure an important shoot in Rome for an action-packed car chase.Here's what Luciano Sovena had to say to members of the Italian press, although it's clear that nothing is finalized yet."I met the producers of the Bond series, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, and we discussed the project.

Fourth 'Hercules' Clip Unleashes the Hydra on Dwayne Johnson Dwayne Johnson once again gets to flaunt his WWE Superstar skills as he goes toe-to-toe with a legendary sea beast, the Hydra, in this fourth scene from Hercules. In order to ensure his demi-god status, the iconic muscle man of Greek myth must defeat this nasty multi-headed serpent. Only problem is, cut off one of its heads and two more grow back...If Dwayne Johnson can't kill it, no one can!Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary.

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