Steven Spielberg to Produce Martin Luther King Jr. Biopic 


Steven Spielberg has been wanting to work on a film about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Now, DreamWorks has acquired the rights and is bringing a biopic on the slain civil rights leader to the bigscreen.

Spielberg told Variety, "We are all honored that the King Estate is giving us the opportunity to tell the story of these defining, historic events."

"It is our hope that the creative power of film and the impact of Dr. King's life can combine to present a story of undeniable power that we can all be proud of."

No word yet on the casting or the planned release date.

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I Can't Wait to See Meryl Streep Channel Julia Child in "Julie & Julia" -- See the Trailer! 


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Who's Going to Star as "Thor" Villain Loki? 


The cast of "Thor" is quickly shaping up! First, Marvel announced that Chris Hemsworth is their choice to play the god of thunder, now, the studio revealed that villain Loki is going to be played by Tom Hiddleston.

Loki is the nemesis of Thor and is known as the god of lies and mischief. Loki is actually Thor's brother, but the sorcerer resents our hero.

Sibling Rivalry Alert!

"Thor's" director previously worked with Hiddleston as his co-star in the BBC's "Wallander." Both also starred in the London stage production of "Ivanov."

Mark Protosevich, Ashley Miller and Zak Stentz wrote the script for "Thor."

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"Bridget Jones's Diary" the Musical! 


"Bridget Jones's Diary" is set to become a live musical!

The 2001 film is based on the popular book of the same name and the author, Helen Fielding, is working on the show's book and will contribute to the song's lyrics.

No word yet on the cast, but Renee Zellweger is definitely NOT returning for the musical version.

I enjoyed the book and the film, so I'm looking forward to seeing the musical!

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Critics Are Going Gaga for These Films at Cannes Film Fest 


My fellow critics have revealed their favorites at these year's Cannes...so far (remember, we still have until May 24th):

"A Prophet" by Jacques Audiard -- already nominated for the Golden Palm at Cannes, the film tells the tale of a young French-Arab who is sent to prison because of his Mafia associations.

"Bright Star" by Jane Campion -- also nominated for the Golden Palm, it's a drama about the 3-year romance between poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne. And we all know Miss Jane Campion can do period piece like no one else can! Oh yeah, she's also the only woman to have won the Cannes' Palme d'Or.

"Fish Tank" by Andrea Arnold -- also a Golden Palm nominee, the film tells the tale of 15-year-old Mia who must deal with her mom's new boyfriend.

"Vengeance" by Johnnie To -- From Hong Kong, this action drama is about a French assassin working as a chef who goes to Hong Kong for revenge! Another Golden Palm nominee.

That's it for now, more Cannes update later!

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