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Scarlett Johansson was already a brilliant actress taking part in important productions, however, the Avengers franchise made her more popular. As the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Natasha Romanoff (AKA Black Widow), Johansson shone even brighter. 2014 action movie Lucy is another important production that Johansson starred in and she will also appear in the US adaptation of Ghost in the Shell next year. It turns out the talented actress has one more movie in the line. Not an action movie this time though. Johansson just signed up to play the lead in psychological thriller Tangerine according to the report by Deadline. The movie will be based on a debut novel by Christine Mangan – which is not released yet. Tangerine will be produced by Imperative Entertainment and Smokehouse Productions, George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s company. Johansson and Clooney has worked together before in the Coen Brothers comedy Hail, Caesar!,. That being said there is no news suggesting Clooney will take part in the movie adaptation of Tangerine. We will have to wait and see if it happens.
Agatha Christie’s works are becoming popular for the cinema world these days. Benn Affleck will be producing Witness for Prosecution for the big screen while Kenneth Branagh will be directing a movie adaptation for Murder on the Orient Express as a remake of 1974 crime drama by the hands of Sidney Lumet. It focuses on detective Hercule Poirot who is assigned to solve the death of a rich American on a train. Branagh’s cast is made of some important names like Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Pena, Daisy Ridley and Judi Dench but it seems like there is more. Famous latina actress Penelope Cruz just joined the cast. Deadline reports that Cruz will be acting in the movie although the specifics of the role is not known yet. Probably, she will be playing one of 13 suspects Poirot will investigate in relation to the murder. The mystery has to be revealed soon as the production is about to start.
The Flash’s 3rd season started fast with the effect of Flashpoint Paradox created by Barry Allen going back in time and saving his mother. Then he went back again and made Reverse Flash kill his mother again, this time to fix things. He could not save the original order of things though. As a result, Alchemy showed up and started giving powers back to people who had them in Flashpoint timeline. This created many opportunities for actors to redefine their characters if allowed. During the first two seasons, as you already know, the show’s creators kept secret the identities Flash’s adverseries, Reverse-Flash and Zoom for a very long time and revealed them through the end of the season. This time, things will be a little different as the creators just announced that Alchemy’s identity will be revealed soon. That being said, Alchemy is not the biggest bad that Flash will face with during this season. Savitar will be the real deal when the time comes. Here is what Greg Berlanti stated about Savitar and the revelation regarding Alchemy’s identity:
“People will have seen him [Savitar] before the crossovers. He appears in episodes 6 and 7. … You’ll find out who Alchemy is.”
It is official. The veteran actor we all known and loved, Robert Redford has retired from acting. For the younger generations who might not know him, you might remember Redforc as Alexander Pierce, the Hydra agent in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Older people will remember him from Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and The Sting. He is an Oscar winner and the creator of Sundance Film Festival. The news was broken during Redford’s interview with his son, Dylan, for the Walker Arts Centre. Robert Redford revealed that he will be retiring from acting but after two more films Our Souls at Night (a romantic drama based on the novel by Kent Haruf – with Jane Fonda) and Old Man with a Gun. Here’s the statement made by Redford:
“Yeah, a lot—and a lot lately because I’m getting tired of acting. I’m an impatient person, so it’s hard for me to sit around and do take after take after take. At this point in my life, age 80, it’d give me more satisfaction because I’m not dependent on anybody. It’s just me, just the way it used to be, and so going back to sketching—that’s sort of where my head is right now. So, I’m thinking of moving in that direction and not acting so much.”
It has been quite a long time since the eighth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, the amazing comedy show on HBO ended and Larry David has been missing from our screens. The show, with its great sense of dark humour, made a name for itself and has a very loyal fan base. The show has been off the screen for so long – five years to be exact – that many fans started feeling blue about it fearing that it may never come back. However, the show’s star and creator, Larry David made a commitment for the 9th seaosn finally this summer and that overwhelmed Curb fans with joy. Although no confirmations were made officially it was expected to release in May 2017.
We have good news about that now; HBO just confirmed that the ninth season officially started filming. Well, it surely is a comfort to hear from Larry David again as his comedy is a piece of art, one the taste of which cannot be found easily, if we are going to be completely honest about it.
It has been just announced by Starz network that two new actors joined the cast of Outlander to play Dunsany sisters for the third season of the TV series. Hannah James will be playing Geneva Dunsany, a beautiful but spoiled noblewoman who is used to getting her way. Tanya Reynolds will be playing Isobel Dunsany who is not as beautiful as her sister but has a compassionate heart. Spoilers here – as the readers of the books already know the Dunsany family plays an important role for the storyline related to Jaime Fraser’s (Sam Heughan) but let us cut it here as telling more will really spoil it for everyone. But we advise you keep an eye on the sisters when Outlander returns. These two actors will bring so much energy to the show which is already doing really well and is one of the best romantic love stories on the small screen right now. There are not many news regarding the exact date of Outlander’s return to TV, however, it will be on your screens in 2017, that part is certain. Well, it will certainly be an interesting third season with these new additions.
The CW did not lose so much time in populating the network with more superhero TV series once it realized the potential thanks to the success of Arrow and The Flash. Legends of Tomorrow, a TV series focused on a time travelling team of heroes was one of the projects and it is now having its second season on The CW. We can clearly say that Legends is finally settling in and finding its place in the viewers minds especially after the changes the show underwent this season. As some of you might know, team of heroes changed a bit this season with Captain Hunter going missing and Vixen joining the team even if it is temporary. The best thing so far though is the addition of Citizen Steel. The guy just added a lot of positivity and gun to the show. We’ve got some more good news for Legends fans as we just heard that The CW extended the second season by 4 more episodes. So, instead of its original order of 13 episodes now the second season will be 17 episodes long. I personally have no objection against that.
The latest episode of The Walking Dead, “The Cell” was not at all packed with action or any action to be honest. However, it was a crucial episode for us to understand the nature of The Saviors, Negan’s group of people. It was a harsh episode for Daryl Dixon especially as he was the subject of torture and violence at the hands of the Saviors. Not many of the Saviors were seen on the series up until now. Only Negan, Dwight and Negan’s right hand Smion were seen. Now, we got some casting news related to a new member of the Saviors. ComicBook reports that the next episode named ‘ Service ‘ will be feauting the Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 actress, Elizabeth Ludlow. She has played the sounding role for ‘Easik Mother’ in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 but you might also remember the young actress from productions like Satisfaction and Powers as she played recurring roles in both of these series. It will surely interesting to see her as a member of the cruel group named the Saviors.
Hayley Atwell has a special place in the hearts of Marvel fans as she played the famous Agent Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger and was his lover in the movies. That opened the way for Agent Carter to have her own TV series on ABC along with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. broadcasted on the same network. During the second season of Agent Carter, it was announced by ABC that another TV series starring Hayley Atwell is in development. That was none other than Conviction, a legal drama inspired by true crimes. Hayley Atwell assured fans that, this would not be the end of Agent Carter, however, the series got cancelled when Conviction was picked up to be a series. Things seem to not go well for Hayley Atwell and ABC now that the second show they worked together also did not perform well. According to Deadline, Conviction was not renewed beyond its 13th episode. The series have 8 episodes left in its first season which will be aired no matter what. Since the first season was not picked up for a full season, the show is probably gone but still, ABC has the option for the sophomore season and the cast for now.