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Anne Hathaway, Emma Stone, Alphas, Fringe, Hercules, Snowpiercer, Hot Tub Time Machine, Match, and Movie 43 have all made recent TV or film news. You will find a table of contents below so that you can quickly navigate to the show or movie you want to read about quickly.

* Anne Hathaway is in talks to star in The Taming of the Shrew.

* Emma Stone is in talks to star in Crimson Peak.

* Alphas has been canceled.

* Fringe season finale “Enemy of Fate” trailer.

* Hercules gets a release date.

* Snowpiercer has released its first official photo.

* A sequel to Hot Tub Time Machine is coming.

* Match garners some star power.

* Movie 43 has a new featurette.

Anna Hathaway

Hathaway will star in a modern-day retelling of [William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew] set in mid-20th century Italy.  Abi Morgan (Shame, The Iron Lady) is handling the screenplay, but no director appears to be attached to the project at this time.  Debra Hayward and Working Title are onboard to produce the pic.

Emma Stone

Emma Stone is in early negotiations to star in the Legendary Pictures movie Crimson Peak from director Guillermo del Toro…Crimson Peak will have del Toro returning to horror in the form of a haunted house thriller which the director describes as “a very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story.”


Syfy has cancelled Alphas, the series about a group of people with superhuman abilities who team up to solve crimes, after two seasons. Syfy released the following statement:

“We’ve been proud to present this entertaining, high-quality series for two seasons and to work with an incredible ensemble of talented actors, producers and creatives as well as our partners at Berman Braun Television.  We’d like to thank the show’s dedicated regular viewers for their tremendous support.”



Paramount Pictures has announced that director Brett Ratner’s Hercules will hit theaters on August 8, 2014. The film is an adaptation of Steve Moore’s graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, which paints the popular character with a darker tone. Dwayne Johnson is set in the title role as “a mercenary who turned his back on the gods following the loss of his family, ‘finding solace only in battle.’”


The Song Kang-ho Snowpiercer movie photo:

Song Kang-ho Snowpiercer

Song Kang-ho Snowpiercer

We previously posted The Snowpiercer (2013) movie poster.

Joon-ho Bong‘s Snowpiercer also stars John Hurt, Ewen Bremner, Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Alison Pill, Ed Harris, Octavia Spencer, Luke Pasqualino, Kenny Doughty, Kang-ho Song, Steve Park, Adnan Haskovic, Clark Middleton, and Vlad Ivanov.

Hot Tub Time Machine

a sequel is coming together, with early talks taking place to bring the cast back together

It seems as though Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke may return but John Cusack and Chevy Chase have not signed on yet. The original film’s director Steve Pink is in talks to return and possibly write with Corddry. There is also no word yet on whether Jessica Pare is returning. Most recall how memorable Jessica Pare’s Hot Tub Time Machine TV spot was.


Patrick Stewart (X-Men), Carla Gugino (Night at the Museum) and Matthew Lillard (Scooby-Doo) will star in director Stephen Belber’s Match, a drama centering on an eccentric Julliard grad and a young couple who wish to interview him.

Movie 43

Movie 43 stars Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Terrence Howard, Halle Berry, Jason Sudeikis, Gerard Butler, Kristen Bell, Chloe Moretz, Josh Duhamel, Johnny Knoxville, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Richard Gere, Anna Faris, Justin Long, Liev Schreiber, Uma Thurman, Seann William Scott, Kieran Culkin, Leslie Bibb, Jimmy Bennett, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Kate Bosworth, Patrick Warburton, Tony Shalhoub, Chris Pratt, Jack McBrayer, Aasif Mandvi and Bobby Cannavale.

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Sources: Variety, Firstshowing, Collider (1,2,3), Slashfilm

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