Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald Joins Disney’s Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald is in final talks to star in the upcoming Disney’s live- action adaption of ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ McDonald will play Garderobe, the French word for wardrobe.

McDonald has won Tony Awards for her performances in Porgy and Bess, Master Class, Ragtime, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, A Raisin in the Sun, and Carousel.

McDonald will star opposite Emma Watson as Belle, Luke Evan as the boorishly handsome Gaston, Dan Stevens as the Beast/Prince, Josh Gad as LeFou, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline as Belle’s father, Maurice. 

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According to Disney, “The beloved tale will be retold for the big screen with a modern live-action lens and the help of transformative CG magic.”

Directed by Bill Condon. Produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films. Script written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and rewritten by Steve Chbosky.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ hits theaters on March 17, 2017.

New Footage In Extended TV Spot For ‘Terminator: Genisys’

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We finally get to see some new footage from ‘Terminator Genisys,’ including the first look at J.K. Simmons’ character.

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Synopsis:

The beginning of Terminator: Genisys, the first of three planned films that Paramount hopes will relaunch the beloved sci-fi franchise, is set in 2029, when the Future War is raging and a group of human rebels has the evil artificial-intelligence system Skynet on the ropes. John Connor (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Jason Clarke) is the leader of the resistance, and Kyle Reese (Divergent‘s Jai Courtney) is his loyal soldier, raised in the ruins of post apocalyptic California. As in the original film, Connor sends Reese back to 1984 to save Connor’s mother, Sarah (Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke), from a Terminator programmed to kill her so that she won’t ever give birth to John. But what Reese finds on the other side is nothing like he expected.

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith, Byung-Hun Lee, JK Simmons.

‘Terminator: Genisys‘ comes to theaters July 1, 2015.

New ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Featurette and Stills – “Super Siblings”

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Here’s a great featurette focusing on Wanda and Pietro Maximoff, also known as the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson).

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Official Synopsis:

Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ hits theaters on May 1st, 2015.

‘Arrow’ Season 3 – Extended Promo For Episode 18, “Public Enemy”

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Episode Description:

DONNA SMOAK RETURNS — During an attack on the mayor’s office, Ray (Brandon Routh) is critically injured. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is pleasantly surprised when her mother, Donna Smoak (guest star Charlotte Ross), shows up at the hospital to offer her support. With the SCPD out in full force looking for the assailant, Oliver (Stephen Amell) and his team work hard to stay one step ahead of the police to find the man responsible. However, things come to a head when Ra’s al Ghul (guest star Matt Nable) kidnaps Captain Lance (Paul Blackthorne). Dwight Little directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle (#318). Original airdate 4/1/2015.

Check Out This Explosion Teaser For ‘Max Max: Fury Road’

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Warner Bros. Pictures has released an Explosion teaser for George Miller’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’ Check it out!

Synopsis:

Haunted by his turbulent past, Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa (Charlize Theron).  

They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

Directed by George Miller. Stars Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult, Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoë Kravitz, Riley Keough,Nathan Jones, Josh Helman. 

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ hits theaters May 15th, 2015.