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Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures

Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Holds Open Casting Call for Golden-Throated Middle Easterners

Hey, are you between the ages of 18 and 25? Are you of Middle Eastern descent? Are you free from April of this year right on through to January 2018? Have you ever been described as ‘telegenic,’ and most importantly, can you hit a high C? Then good news, you have a solid shot at landing one of the starring roles in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming live-action Aladdin remake for Disney!

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Netflix Love Season 3 Renewed
Netflix

ScreenCrush Staff Picks for What to Watch the Weekend of March 10

If you can’t decide what to watch this weekend, ScreenCrush’s Staff Picks are here to help. They’re like the recommendations at an old video store, except you don’t have to put on pants or go outside to get them. Here are six things to watch this weekend:

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20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

‘Logan’s Emotional Ending Had Been Foreshadowed in ‘The Wolverine’

Logan is the conclusion Hugh-Jackman-as-Wolverine’s story deserves, and it’s one that fans of the character have been waiting for for quite a while. The other two solo Wolverine movies weren’t exactly well-received, although one could make an argument for the quality of 2013’s The Wolverine — you know, the one where he goes to Japan. As it turns out, the emotional, heartwrenching ending of Logan had been planned out ever since one key scene in The Wolverine. [The rest of this post contains SPOILERS for Logan — as in, I am going to tell you the ending. So if you haven’t seen it and don’t want to know, do not keep reading.]

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IFP's 26th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards - Red Carpet
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Danny DeVito Might Reteam With Tim Burton for ‘Dumbo’

That Dumbo movie still seems to be, for all intents and purposes, happening, and with Eva Green in talks to star the ball continues to roll. Now, it looks like Danny DeVito — yes, you read that right — might also be heading to the big top.

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CARS 3
Pixar

‘Cars 3’ Adds Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion, and Lea DeLaria With New Character Photos

Cars 3 is a thing I keep forgetting is happening. It isn’t exactly a Pixar sequel people are dying to see – does anyone who’s not an eight-year-old actually love the Cars movies? Either way, the new film is still on the way and today Disney has announced three new voice actors joining the cast with new character photos.

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Getty Images

Samuel L. Jackson Blasts Black British Actors Taking African-American Roles

Samuel L. Jackson’s a man of many hats: actor, philanthropist, and on occasion, opinionated public intellectual. (He’s also a man of many hats in a more literal sense, owning what I estimate must be upwards of 800 Kangols.) He‘s currently working the press circuit in promotion of his latest picture, the big-budget monster mash Kong: Skull Island, and no Samuel L. Jackson press tour is complete without one or two headline-grabbing soundbites. We thought we had hit the jackpot when Jackson happily admitted to a familiarity with the anime pornography known as ‘hentai,’ but the actor’s buzz-baiting statements were far from over.

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FilmDistrict
FilmDistrict

Prankish Ryan Gosling Impersonator Crashes German Awards Show

With the Oscars over and done with, awards season has officially reached its merciful end here in the States. Now, to rest for another three and a half weeks before feverish predictions for next year’s Academy Awards contenders can begin. But over in Germany, the festivities have not yet concluded — last week, the prestigious Goldene Kamera awards recognized the finest talents in film and television, from within the Deutschland and beyond. The ceremony was well-stocked with international celebrities, including Jane Fonda, Nicole Kidman, and a very special appearance from Ryan Gosling.

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Michael Buckner, Getty Images

First Look at Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Zoe Kravitz in ‘Rough Night’

Female-driven comedies are having what they call a “moment.” It’s like after Bridesmaids came out, studios discovered, hey, women can be funny too! The latest of these lady-driven entertainments is Rough Night, formerly titled Rock That Body (possibly renamed because of copyright issues with one Justin Timberlake), starring Scarlett Johansson, SNL’s Kate McKinnon, Zoe Kravitz, Ilana Glazer, and Jillian Bell, and Sony just released a first look.

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Batman vs Superman R Rated 3 Hours
Warner Bros.

Joe Manganiello Offers an Update on All This ‘Batman’ Business

So, The Batman. Is it happening? Will we ever see it? Is Ben Affleck second-guessing his decision to join the Snyderverse? It seems every time we talk about this movie another doomsday scenario (no pun intended) is right over the horizon. It did finally acquire a new director — Matt Reeves has officially signed on after a short little negotiating game — but production is still, as far as we know, halted.

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Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images

Hugh Jackman’s Animated Musical ‘Larrikins‘ Canceled by DreamWorks Animation

Unless you’re a die-hard fan of animated film, Hugh Jackman, or Tim Minchin (or someone whose job requires them to obsessively keep up with movie news, ahem), then the title Larrikins might not mean anything to you. The Australian animated musical has been in development since 2011, but it appears that recent changes at DreamWorks Animation have led to the project’s cancellation, and we may never know the joy of a singing animated bilby (it’s a marsupial) voiced by Hugh Jackman.

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