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Hugh Jackman Joins Biblical Drama ‘Apostle Paul’

Hugh Jackman has signed on to star in the Ben Affleck and Matt Damon produced drama ‘Apostle Paul’.

The Warner Bros. faith-based drama will be produced through Damon and Affleck’s banner Pearl Street. They will be producing alongside their partners Jennifer Todd and Chris Clarke. Courtenay Valenti and Nik Mavinkurve will be overseeing the film’s production for Warner Bros.

In case the title didn’t give it away, ‘Apostle Paul’ will be about the Jesus’ apostle Paul who wrote 14 of 27 books of the New Testament. The screenplay was written by Matt Cook.

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Chappie (Review)

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In a world where artificial intelligence is no longer science fiction and scientists edge closer and closer to creating sentient robots, ‘Chappie’ feels relevant and real world.

Helmed by ‘District 9’ director Neill Blomkamp, this movie, like many of his movie feel like they are actually happening somewhere in the world. Taking place in Johannesburg, the movie doesn’t act as a very good advertisement for South Africa. Crime, drugs and death abound, ‘Chappie’ is not what you expect it to be. Frankly, it is disappointing. False advertising plays a huge role in the disappointment I felt after seeing this movie.

‘Chappie’ promises thrills and originality, but ends up coming across as a desperate attempt at replicating an already beaten to death topic.

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‘Chappie’: Six New TV Spots

Sony Pictures has released six new TV spots for the upcoming Neill Blomkamp (District 9) directed film ‘Chappie’.

The film is about Chappie, the first robot that is able to think and feel for himself. Seen as a threat by those around him, he is hunted down to be destroyed but first, he must save mankind.

Check out the rest after the jump.

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Hugh Jackman on the ‘Avengers’ & ‘Wolverine 3’

While doing press for his upcoming movie ‘Chappie’, Hugh Jackman talked about the possibility of Wolverine appearing in the ‘Avengers’ movies, and ‘Wolverine 3’.

After the news that Spider-Man will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe films under Disney, a lot of talk has turned toward the possibility of Fox allowing its X-Men properties appear in this films as well. Hugh Jackman recently spoke with MTV, telling them that he hopes that one day Wolverine appears in these movies.

“I like to think there’s that possibility for all of it, and I would even like to think more that it doesn’t happen out of necessity. When someone’s run it into the ground or something. I optimistically love the idea of, “What the hell, Batman versus Iron Man versus Wolverine!” Let’s just chuck ’em in. We’ll see what happens, but maybe as these things go on more and more they’ll want to and need to do all that stuff. I’m optimistic, I’d think it’d be great, but hey, it’s not my billions of dollars behind this promise. [laughs] It’s easy for us to speculate, “Why did they do that?!”

He also talked about the validity of Patrick Stewart’s claim that he also be in the upcoming ‘Wolverine 3’ film and what he thinks about the relationship between Wolverine and Professor Xavier.

“I’m not going to deny that he’s not…Let’s just say, I’d be thrilled if he was part of it because I think that relationship is key. It’s one of the keys. It was the key at the beginning and I think there’s a long way to go.”

Jackman also spoke about where the script for the movie is at this time and how much of the movie is inspired by a specific comic.

“It does draw on some comic book stuff. There are some things, but in typical fashion, sort of one main one with a few bits here and there and then opening it up. Jim [James Mangold] and I, we’ve been talking about it, he has a treatment. But I mean, we’re a way out from it so we’re in really good shape with it. I’m really, really excited about it.”

Check out the interview after the jump!

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Patrick Stewart in Talks to Star in ‘Wolverine 3’

In the same interview that he revealed that Ian McKellen will be in X-Men: Apocalypse, Patrick Stewart also revealed that he is in talks to star in ‘Wolverine 3’. Little is known of the project right now, but Hugh Jackman is expected to return as the character. Patrick Stewart had this to say in an interview with Oregon Live:

“What I’m very excited about is that we have been talking about a Wolverine movie, which would team Hugh Jackman and myself together. Wolverine and Professor Xavier. That would be a very different sort of X-Men from the four movies that I’ve already done.”

Due to the timeline change at the end of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, this movie could set up the ending of Future Past. Also this brings into question whether of not Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden and many other X-Men originals will be returning as well.

‘Wolverine 3’ comes to theaters on March 3rd, 2017 and stars Hugh Jackman. The film is directed by James Mangold.

Jennifer Lawrence is Forbes Top Grossing Actor

Forbes Magazine posted its annual list of highest grossing actors at the international box office. This year actors such as Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt and Scarlett Johansson toped the list due to starring is some of the biggest films of the year. The highest grossing actors of the year are:

  1. Jennifer Lawrence – $1.4 Billion
  2. Chris Pratt – $1.2 Billion
  3. Scarlett Johansson – $ 1.18 Billion
  4. Mark Wahlberg – $1 Billion
  5. Chris Evans – $801 Billion
  6. Emma Stone – $764 Million
  7. Angelina Jolie – $758 Million
  8. James McAvoy – $747 Million
  9. Michael Fassbender – $746 Million
  10. Hugh Jackman – $746 Million

2015 Movie Preview – Part 2 (Summer)

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We continue our preview of 2015 in film by showcasing a summer full of major blockbusters! This summer will be full of comedies, superheroes, dinosaurs, swashbuckling adventures and plenty of minions. If you haven’t checked out Part 1 yet, click here. Part 2 of Film Mention’s 2015 Movie Preview shows what May through August has to offer!

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‘Pan’ Moves Release Date to Make Way for ‘Ant Man’

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After the success of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, studios are now more wary of releasing films on the same weekend that Marvel does. Warner Bros. has just announced that the upcoming Peter Pan adaption ‘Pan’ has had its release date moved back, making Marvel’s ‘Ant Man’ the sole opener for that weekend. Both films were originally slated for a July 17, 2015 release but ‘Pan’ has now been pushed back a week to July 24, 2015.

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