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Morgan Freeman Joins the Cast of Disney's Live-Action 'The Nutcracker' Earlier this week, we learned that Disney had officially cast Interstellar actress Mackenzie Foy as Clara in their upcoming live-action adaptation of The Nutcracker. You can now add another name to that cast: according to The Hollywood Reporter, Morgan Freeman is in talks to join the movie as the mysterious and whimsical Drosselmeyer. Fingers crossed that this means we will get a Morgan Freeman dance number in the new movie. Continue reading…

Disney’s Nutcracker and the Mouse King Casts Morgan Freeman Disney is hoping to capitalize on the long-enduring popularity of E.T.A. Hoffman’s children’s story, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Generations have been enthralled by countless versions of the ballet adaptation, scored famously by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, as well as Disney’s own animated take on that composer’s work.

DNC: Chelsea Clinton references 'A Wrinkle in Time,' 'Police Academy' If her speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night is any indication, Chelsea Clinton’s time growing up in the White House allowed for plenty of pop culture exposure. The author, philanthropist, and former First Daughter referenced Madeleine L’Engle’s classic fantasy novel A...

James Wan’s Malignant Man Movie Lands San Andreas Director James Wan, creator and director of the hugely successful Saw franchise, released Malignant Man – a four-issue comic book series – in 2011. The science-fiction thriller revolves around Alan Gates, a cancer patient with a terminal diagnosis, who helplessly resigns to his fate – until he discovers that his tumorous growth is not in fact cancer, but rather a mysterious alien parasite responsible for supplying him supernatural powers.

‘San Andreas’ Sequel Greenlit: Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario and Carla Gugino Expected Back A sequel to 2015’s “San Andreas” is in the works at New Line, TheWrap has learned. Neil Widener and Gavin James will write the script for the film. “San Andreas” followed rescue-chopper pilot Raymond Gaines (Dwayne Johnson) as he tried to save his family from the mass destruction of a gigantic earthquake that hit California. The disaster movie grossed over $473 million worldwide last year. Johnson is set to return for the sequel, as is producer Beau Flynn and director Brad Peyton.

Dwayne Johnson Confirms Rampage Writers & Summer Start Date Perhaps secure in the knowledge that, eventually, they might actually run out of comic book characters, Hollywood is in a big hurry to turn video games into movies. But while big-budget features based on (comparatively) recent game creations like Assassins Creed, Splinter Cell, Halo, or Uncharted are all in some form of development across various studios, few have seemed eager to reach into the more varied backlog of classic properties from the medium’s arcade Golden Age.

For several years now a Y: The Last Man movie has been in on-again, off-again development, and now the adaptation may have found new life in a different form. According to a new report, Brian K. Vaughan‘s dystopian sci-fi comic is now in development as a TV series at FX. Read all about the possible Y The Last Man TV series after the jump.  THR broke news of the possible Y The Last Man TV series. FX and FX Productions are teaming with Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, as well as Vaughan himself.

Watch The Trailer for 'The Hobbit' Trilogy Extended Edition Fathom Events, New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures will present all three extended editions of The Hobbit Trilogy across a three-night theatrical event, featuring The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Monday, October 5; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on Wednesday, October 7; and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on Tuesday, October 13. Each of the features will play at 7:30 p.m. local time.

The Final Girls Trailer: Horror-Comedy Gone Meta The Final Girls is the upcoming horror-comedy film from director Todd Strauss-Schulson (A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas). The unique concept focuses on Max (Taissa Farmiga of American Horror Story) whose mother was a scream queen back in the ’80s and who died before her daughter could really know her. In The Final Girls, Max’s mother’s most famous film is known as the “grandaddy of all campsite slasher films.” In the aftermath of a fire while watching the film, Max and friends find themselves pulled into the world of the movie.

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