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Pitch Perfect 2

Posted January 31st, 2014 by Binh Ngo

Sequel to Pitch Perfect. Elizabeth Banks to direct.

Elizabeth Banks Directing 'Pitch Perfect 2'

9:29 PM 1/27/2014 by Binh Ngo
Elizabeth Banks
Universal must have saw something in the segment Elizabeth Banks directed in the ill-received comedy Movie 43 because the studio has tapped her to direct the Pitch Perfect sequel.

Black Nativity

Posted November 21st, 2013 by Binh Ngo

In a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated play, the holiday musical drama BLACK NATIVITY follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett).

Get On Up

Posted October 5th, 2013 by Binh Ngo

'Annie' Remake Adds Cameron Diaz As Miss Hannigan

12:47 PM 6/27/2013 by Jeff Giles
Cameron Diaz
Sandra Bullock's loss is Cameron Diaz's gain: Following Bullock's decision to pass on the role of Miss Hannigan in Will Gluck's upcoming Annie remake, Cameron Diaz has reportedly signed on for the part.

Clint Eastwood Looking at Stage Actors for His Screen Adaptation of JERSEY BOYS – Even though musicals make their name on stage actors, the screen adaptation usually discards those actors for faces that are recognizable beyond Broadway. It makes the movie easier to sell, the screen actor gets credit for the singing, dancing, and acting the stage actor does on a regular basis, and the stage actor moves on to the next stage musical production.

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Jamie Foxx To Join Quvenzhané Wallis In 'Annie' – Jamie Foxx has certainly been full of surprises lately, whether it's nerding out for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" or deciding to produce, write and direct a horror series for SyFy. And once again, we never could have predicted this next move, one that will see Foxx putting his musical skills (he's a platinum selling R&B artist, in case you forgot) to good use. 51 weeks 2 days ago via brucelee

Fox Seals 'Guys And Dolls' Rights; Wants Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Fill Frank Sinatra And Marlon Brando Shoes – EXCLUSIVE: At long last, 20th Century Fox has closed movie rights to Guys And Dolls, and the studio will soon start the process of developing a remake of the stage and movie classic for what Fox hopes will be a killer pairing of Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the roles made famous by Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando. 52 weeks 1 hour ago via jetli

Universal Plans 'Pitch Perfect' Sequel For 2015 – Briefly: Good news for Pitch Perfect fans is coming out of CinemaCon in Las Vegas. The head of Universal Pictures, Adam Fogelson, just revealed the studio’s plan to have the Pitch Perfect 2 in theaters in 2015. Original writer Kay Cannon is back, and one can assume based on Sunday night’s MTV performance that the cast will be, too. 1 year 1 week ago via jackiechan

Disney Plans 'Pete's Dragon' Remake

9:36 AM 3/20/2013 by Jeff Giles
Pete's Dragon
Disney's had some pretty amazing success lately with relatively new (or new to Disney, anyway) properties, including The Muppets and The Avengers. But someone up in the executive suite must have remembered that the studio is still locked in a decades-long battle to the death with MGM over which one of them can pull more of their old movies out of the vault to "reimagine" them for today's hip, modern audience, because there's a Pete's Dragon remake in the works.
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