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Han Solo casting roulette: consider Garrett Hedlund

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 8, 2015 16:02:59 July 8, 2015 16:02:59
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Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the writing/directing team behind The LEGO Movie, 21/22 Jump Street, and The Last Man on Earth, are the latest filmmakers to join New New Star Wars, as the directors of an “anthology” film about a young Han Solo. Josh Trank was originally supposed to direct, but he got canned Full Story

Hemsworth on a horse

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 8, 2015 15:35:24 July 8, 2015 15:35:24
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After picking a fight with you in the previous post about the middle part, I’m offering you something for your spank bank: these photos of Chris Hemsworth on a horse, because so many of you feel like taking your clothes off for him. Chris is back in the UK on the set of The Huntsman. Um. Full Story

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Jake Gyllenhaal is a MAN

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 8, 2015 14:44:39 July 8, 2015 14:44:39

So says everyone around Jake Gyllenhaal. In the August issue of Details Jake G has a new interview to promote Southpaw, and as such, there’s a lot of talk about his training and body transformation and how tough he is, learning to take and throw punches. There are also quotes from Everest director Baltasar Kormakur about how harsh the conditions were shooting that movie, and how Jake G was the one pushing for more takes in sub-zero temperatures. Full Story

Dork Storm 2015: Revenge of the Comic-Con

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 7, 2015 19:57:27 July 7, 2015 19:57:27
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A curious thing has happened to Comic-Con over the last few years. Despite being a huge engine that drives pop culture, it has become crystal clear that there is no value in Comic-Con. It’s one of the weirdest things I have ever seen happen in the film industry—no one denies how big Comic-Con is, but its actual value is nil. Full Story

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Magic Mike for women

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 7, 2015 16:50:33 July 7, 2015 16:50:33
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I was not expecting to like Magic Mike XXL, let alone love it, but I do kind of love it. What I like about Magic Mike is that it looks like a smutty movie but really it’s about the frustration of the American Dream, although based on the number of times Lainey has complained about Magic Mike being too talky, I think I may be alone in appreciating that it’s actually a fairly character-driven film. Full Story

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Jennifer Garner gets back to work

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 7, 2015 15:50:10 July 7, 2015 15:50:10
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Pop Sugar has the exclusive photos of Jennifer Garner on Monday on the set of her new movie Miracles From Heaven. Click here to see. Her hair is lighter and there’s a ring on her finger. Just like there was a ring on Ben Affleck’s finger in the totally not staged, super candid photos that PEOPLE Full Story

Rachel McAdams for Strange

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 7, 2015 14:50:21 July 7, 2015 14:50:21
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Marvel’s Doctor Strange is slated to begin production late this year, but so far the movie is operating on a relatively low key. This is Kevin Feige’s pet project, with extra scrutiny on its security as they go about casting, so take this with a grain of salt, but the latest rumor is that Rachel McAdams has been offered the female lead opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. Full Story

Monday, July 6, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Did you know that Hello Kitty lives just outside of London and has a twin sister called Mimmy? She also bakes and collects goldfish. No? No idea. Me neither. But now I do because Hello Kitty is becoming a movie.

And it’s not like I never went through a Hello Kitty phase. Every summer, I’d go back to Hong Kong to stay with my ma. Every year I’d come back to school with Hello Kitty gear – pencil cases, erasers, notebooks, lunchboxes. But that’s it. I’d never write in my Hello Kitty binder and wonder about Hello Kitty’s personality. Didn’t give a sh-t about her life. Hello Kitty has a life?!? Hello Kitty has to matter to me beyond the fact that Mimi dedicated an entire room to her in her apartment?

Hello Kitty, the movie, is planned for release in 2019.

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Superman at the Groove Festival

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 6, 2015 15:38:44 July 6, 2015 15:38:44
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Henry Cavill was in Dublin this weekend attending the Groove Festival. Those are not festival-fitting jeans. Those are not any-fitting jeans. God I’ve never wanted to go shopping with/for a guy so badly. There has to be a pair of pants that works for him. I refuse to believe that this is impossible. Full Story

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Welcome to The First Day of Camp

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 3, 2015 14:21:32 July 3, 2015 14:21:32

Wet Hot American Summer is a modern comedy classic, and by the rules of contemporary cinema, since it’s fourteen years old, it’s old enough for nostalgia. And you know what nostalgia means—it’s time for a sequel/remake/reboot! Or rather, it’s time for a prequel TV show premiering on Netflix on July 31, titled Wet Hot American Summer: The First Day of Camp. Full Story

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