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Samuel L. Jackson to play retired hitman in new film

Samuel L. Jackson to play retired hitman in new film

Samuel L. Jackson is to play a retired hitman in a new film. Deadline reports that the ‘Captain Marvel’ star will lead the as-yet-untitled project, which is helmed by John Requa and Glenn Ficara. The pair have previously directed ‘Focus’ and ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’. Samuel will play the role of Morris Stokes, who was once the trusted hitman for mob boss ‘E... »

Steve Martin and Chris Rock open Oscars

Steve Martin and Chris Rock open Oscars

Chris Rock and Steve Martin kicked off the 2020 Academy Awards with a hilarious opening monologue. The two stars – who have previously hosted the ceremony – took to the stage at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre on Sunday (09.02.20) following a performance from Janelle Monae, and poked fun at the nominated films, guests in attendance, and controversy over the lack of black acting nomine... »

John Travolta and Kevin Hart to star in Quibi show

John Travolta and Kevin Hart to star in Quibi show

Kevin Hart and John Travolta are to star in a comedy action series on Quibi. The 40-year-old comic will play a fictionalised version of himself in ‘Die Hart’, and after being offered his dream leading man action role by a famous director, he’s sent off to a training camp run by a lunatic, who will be played by John. Kevin will be pushed to his limits by the action school coach, a... »

Super Bowl ads: Bill Murray recreates Groundhog Day

Super Bowl ads: Bill Murray recreates Groundhog Day

Bill Murray recreated ‘Groundhog Dog’ for Jeep’s Super Bowl ad. The 69-year-old actor reprised his role as Phil Connors from the classic 1993 comedy for the car manufacturer’s big game commercial. In the nostalgic clip, Bill’s character was once again caught in a time loop living out the same day, but he noticed the Jeep Gladiator was "different". Each time ... »

Chris Rock’s Saw reboot came about by chance

Chris Rock’s Saw reboot came about by chance

Chris Rock’s ‘Saw’ reboot came from a chance meeting with the head of Lionsgate. Chris has written and will star in ‘The Organ Donor’, the ninth instalment of the horror franchise, but despite taking on the iconic series he has confessed he isn’t exactly an expert of the genre and his involvement with ‘Saw’ came about by accident when he was introduc... »

Eddie Murphy returns to Saturday Night Live

Eddie Murphy returns to Saturday Night Live

Eddie Murphy has returned to ‘Saturday Night Live’ after a 35-year absence from the show. The 58-year-old actor starred on the hit comedy show during his younger years, and he was joined by some of his showbiz pals on the programme, including Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan and Dave Chappelle. During his opening monologue, Eddie joked: "I actually have 10 kids now – 11 if you count... »

Mo’Nique sues Netflix

Mo’Nique sues Netflix

Mo’Nique is suing Netflix for racial and gender discrimination. The 51-year-old actress has filed a lawsuit against the streaming service after they offered her $500,000 for a comedy special, insisting they offered stars such as Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle much more. Her lawsuit states: "The offer Netflix made Mo’Nique wreaked of discrimination; it perpetuated the p... »

Eddie Murphy ‘never left’ Hollywood

Eddie Murphy ‘never left’ Hollywood

Eddie Murphy doesn’t see ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ as his comeback role, because he "never left" Hollywood. The 58-year-old actor hasn’t graced the silver screen in a leading role since 2016′s ‘Mr. Church’, but has insisted his upcoming role in ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ isn’t a "return" to Hollywood, because he doesn’t b... »

Eddie Murphy in talks for 70m Netflix deal

Eddie Murphy in talks for 70m Netflix deal

Eddie Murphy is set to land $70 million for a Netflix comedy special. The ‘Nutty Professor’ actor recently admitted he is keen to return to stand-up comedy and sources told TMZ he’s in talks with the streaming service to record an unspecified number of specials for them. A $70 million is on offer, dwarfing the $60 million which Netflix paid to Dave Chappelle in 2017 for three spe... »

Kevin James to replace Simon Pegg in Becky

Kevin James to replace Simon Pegg in Becky

Kevin James is set to replace Simon Pegg in new action thriller ‘Becky’. According to Deadline, the 54-year-old actor and comedian is to take over the role of the central villain of the movie opposite ‘Annabelle: Creation’ star Lulu Wilson after Pegg dropped out due to "a scheduling conflict". The film – from Yale Productions and BoulderLight Pictures –... »

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