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Ewan McGregor To Make His Feature Directorial Debut With ‘American Pastoral’

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Lakeshore Entertainment send word that Ewan McGregor will make his directorial feature film debut in American Pastoral. McGregor will star with Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning in the film adaptation based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Philip Roth. ‘American Pastoral‘s adapted screenplay was written by John Romano (The Lincoln Lawyer) with filming scheduled for September 2015 in Pittsburgh. ‘American Pastoral’ will be produced by Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi. Phillip Noyce was previously attached to direct.

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Kodi Smit-McPhee To Play Nightcrawler In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ writer-producer-director Bryan Singer has announced on his Instagram account that Kodi Smit-McPhee (ParaNorman, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) will play Nightcrawler in the May 27th, 2016 release. The character, who was created by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum, made his first comic book appearance in 1975’s “Giant Size X-Men” #1.  Alan Cumming famously played an older version of Nightcrawler in ‘X2.’

Last month Bryan Singer revealed that Alexandra Shipp will play Storm, Sophie Turner will play Jean Grey, and Tye Sheridan will play Cyclops in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’  Shipp is known playing KT Rush on the show ‘House of Anubis’ and for leading ‘Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B,’ Turner is known for her role as Sansa Stark on ‘Game of Thrones,’ and Sheridan has starred in ‘The Tree of Life,’ ‘Mud’ and ‘Joe.’ Famke Janssen played Jean Grey in five ‘X-Men’ movies, Cyclops has been portrayed by James Marsden in four films, and Halle Berry played Storm in four films.

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Pirates Of The Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tale

Cast & Synopsis Revealed For ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tale'; Filming Begins

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Disney send word that production has commenced on ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tale.’ The fifth entry in the blockbuster franchise inspired by the classic Disney Theme Parks attraction is directed by Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning (Kon-Tiki) and will film entirely at Village Roadshow Studios and on locations within Queensland, Australia. Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow, while the likes of Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Skyfall), rising young stars Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner, “Skins”), Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, The Giver) and Golshifteh Farahani (The Patience Stone, Exodus: Gods and Kings) join the cast. Rejoining the action are Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa, Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs and Stephen Graham as Scrum.

The newly released official synopsis is as follows: Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him.  Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas

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