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Matthew McConaughey Will Not Appear In ‘Magic Mike’ Sequel

Attention all you law breakers, the sheriff of Xquisite has left the building.

In a new interview with The Playlist, director Greg Jacobs revealed that Matthew McConaughey will not be appearing in the highly anticipated sequel to Magic Mike. The actor, who originally portrayed Xquisite owner Dallas, does not fit into the plot of the new film. That said, co-stars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, and Joe Manganiello are confirmed to return.

Jacobs also used his time spent with The Playlist to reveal a few plot details regarding the upcoming film, which has been given the hilarious title …

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Matt Damon Will Be Jason Bourne Once More

Jeremy Renner proved he could handle the reigns of a franchise he did not start with the 2012 release of The Bourne Legacy, but according a new report from Deadline he will soon step aside and let the real Jason Bourne return to his post.

Paul Greengrass and actor Matt Damon have allegedly signed on to create a new Bourne film that will be released by Universal in 2016. This is pretty shocking considering the fact Greengrass once told Deadline he felt the character of Jason Bourne had nowhere to go after regaining his memory. I guess money really …

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Shawn Levy Claims A ‘Real Steel’ Sequel May Still Be On The Way

Real Steel is one of those odd Hollywood offerings that received a lukewarm reception stateside, but somehow managed to bring in major bank overseas. So much money, in fact, that the studio behind the film about boxing robots is open to the idea of making a sequel. Director Shawn Levy and star Hugh Jackman want the franchise to continue as well, but according to a recent interview with ComingSoon it may be a while before we see Real Steel 2 enter production.

Speaking with the movie news site about a slew of projects, Levy offered one of the most in-depth …

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Mike Epps Will Portray The Late Richard Pryor In Lee Daniels’ Upcoming Biopic

We have been reporting on Lee Daniels’ plans to bring the story of Richard Pryor to the big screen for well over a year. In that time, everyone from Marlon Wayans to Nick Cannon were rumored to be playing the title role, but news confirmed by Daniels earlier this week revealed none of the rumors were true.

Mike Epps, comedian and longtime on screen funny man, has officially signed on to portray Richard Pryor in Daniels’ still-untitled new biopic. The news was confirmed by Daniels over Twitter yesterday afternoon, then again by executive producer Oprah Winfrey a few hours later. …

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Leaked ‘Hateful Eight’ Trailer Teases Quentin Tarantino’s Latest

There was a time at the very beginning of 2014 when it seemed like the world would never see The Hateful Eight brought to life. The first project from filmmaker Quentin Tarantino since Django Unchained suffered from an early script leak near the end of 2013 that frustrated the Pulp Fiction mastermind to such an extreme he was ready to walk away from the movie altogether. Several months later, following a live reading of the leaked script that was well received, Tarantino brought the project back to life and announced plans to film in early 2015.

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Bobby Cannavale, John Slattery, And More Join Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’

Today was a big day for fans of the Marvel cinematic universe. Not only did production [finally] begin on the Paul Rudd led, Edgar Wright-less Ant-Man, but the studio comic fans believe can do no wrong also announced a slew of big time cast additions.

According to a press release distributed several hours after the initial announcement regarding the start of Ant-Man‘s production, Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale, Wood Harris, Gregg Turkington, T.I., and John Slattery have also joined the cast of the upcoming Peyton Reed directed film. In addition, it confirmed earlier reports that Michael Peña and David …

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Comedian Mike Birbiglia Is Headed To Prison…For Netflix

Comedian Mike Birbiglia has signed on to join the cast of Orange Is The New Black for the program’s upcoming third season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Birbiglia’s role has to be revealed, but considering the fact the show revolves around a women’s prison it’s fairly safe to assume he’ll either be cast as a prison guard, family member of an inmate, or lover/ex-lover of an inmate.

Birbiglia never set out to become a film and TV star, but since the release of his critically acclaimed film Sleepwalk With Me the offers have not stopped pouring in. You may …

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‘Power Rangers’ Movie Gets a Release Date, Lionsgate Wants A Franchise

Go, Go, Power Rangers!

Lionsgate has set a July 22, 2016 release date for the latest big screen adaptation of Power Rangers. The film, which is being written by X-Men: First Class scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, is being planned as the first installment in a potential franchise. No director or cast members have been revealed.

2016 is already being heralded by many entertainment writers as the biggest year in the history of film, and though we cannot speak for every month we can tell you July will be jam packed with major titles. The July 22 date …

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Get Wet: Aquaman Will Have His Own Film

There were rumors that surfaced near the end of 2013 that claimed Jason Mamoa had been approached by Warner Bros. about the possibility of portraying Aquaman in Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman. Those claims have since been accepted as truth, even though WB refuses to comment on the situation, and today we learned the studio that is placing a lot of money in the hands of DC Comics has decided to give Aquaman his very own film.

The Hollywood Reporter ran an exclusive late Tuesday night, August 12, that revealed to the world the fact Warner Bros. has hired …

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Whitney Houston Will Not Be Singing In Her Own Lifetime Biopic

Hollywood is a funny place sometimes. You may be able to get the rights to tell someone’s life story, and you may even be able to pay the clearance rights to use that person’s songs, but that does not mean you will be able to use that artist’s original recordings in the project about their life’s story you plan to create. Makes perfect sense, right?

Lifetime has been developing an original film titled I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story for the better part of 2014, and all along it was assumed that the cable network would be …

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Kate Mara Claims New ‘Fantastic Four’ Will Not Be Based On Existing Comic Book Mythology

The last set of Fantastic Four films were far from cinematic treasures, but they had their roots firmly planted in the world of comics. Considering the fact we now live in a world flooded with comic-related films, one might think it a given that the new Fantastic Four franchise would do the same. Unfortunately, that does not appear to be the case.

Actress Kate Mara, who is currently set to play Sue Storm in director Josh Trank’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, recently revealed in an interview the new franchise may be unlike anything fans of the comic series have ever …

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Kurt Russell Claims ‘The Hateful Eight’ Could Shoot In Early 2015

Quentin Tarantino’s highly-anticipated and sometimes cancelled Hateful Eight is currently alive and well. Production information has been kept under tight wraps, but one of the film’s long-rumored stars seems to have essentially confirmed Tarantino’s plans to bring his latest Western to life.

This week, Kurt Russell teased connection to Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight while talking about future projects with Philadelphia’s Fox 59. He was doing an interview about The Battered Bastards of Baseball (out now on Netflix), when he dropped the following tidbit of previously unreleased information:

“I’ve got a Tarantino project called The Hateful Eight that looks like