Seth MacFarlane, Sienna Miller, Simon McBurney & Annabelle Wallis Join Showtime’s Roger Ailes Limited Series

Seth MacFarlane (The Orville) Sienna Miller (Live By Night), Simon McBurney (The Theory of Everything) and Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders, The Mummy) are set to star opposite Russell Crowe and Naomi Watts in Showtime’s upcoming eight-episode li…

Seth MacFarlane (The Orville) Sienna Miller (Live By Night), Simon McBurney (The Theory of Everything) and Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders, The Mummy) are set to star opposite Russell Crowe and Naomi Watts in Showtime’s upcoming eight-episode limited series about Fox News founder Roger Ailes, played by Crowe. All four will play key figures in the Ailes real-life saga: MacFarlane will portray Ailes’ confidante Brian Lewis, McBurney will play Fox head Rupert Murdoch…

‘The Conjuring’ Movies, Ranked Worst to Best (Photos)

What began as a modest haunted house story, inspired by the real-life paranormal investigations of controversial figures Ed and Lorraine Warren, has grown into one of the most lucrative horror franchises in years. “The Conjuring” and its se…

What began as a modest haunted house story, inspired by the real-life paranormal investigations of controversial figures Ed and Lorraine Warren, has grown into one of the most lucrative horror franchises in years. “The Conjuring” and its sequels, prequels and spin-offs are blockbuster horror movies, but they are not all created equal.

5. “Annabelle” (2014)

The evil doll named Annabelle was introduced in the first “Conjuring” as the most wicked trinket in the Warren Family vault of horrors, but you wouldn’t know it from watching her first solo film. “Annabelle” takes place in the apartment an impossibly boring family, where the struggling housewife (Annabelle Wallis, “The Mummy”) gradually realizes that their newest collectible doll is evil. It’s a film devoid of genuine dread, which relies entirely on predictable “boo” scares to get a rise out of the audience.

4. “The Nun” (2018)

Corin Hardy’s “Conjuring” sequel features nifty monster effects and spooky locations, but it plays more like a gothic adventure than a horror movie. And as a gothic adventure, it’s uneven, waffling haphazardly between gross, goofy and grim. Demián Bichir and Taissa Farmiga star as agents of the Vatican, investigating the mysterious death of a nun, only to discover that the isolated convent is actually a prison for an ancient evil. “The Nun” is fast-paced, and certainly never boring, but the total lack of subtlety makes it hard to take seriously, let alone get scared.

3. “The Conjuring 2” (2016)

Sequelitis strikes in “The Conjuring 2,” an effective but bloated follow-up that features more demons, more domestic strife, and more audacious shocks. Once again, Ed and Lorraine Warren find themselves in a based-on-a-true-ghost-story: The Enfield Poltergeist, which tormented a working-class family in the late 1970s. It’s a nail-biter, with some standout set pieces and terrifying villains, but director James Wan crams so much content into one film that the pacing can’t help but suffer.

2. “Annabelle: Creation” (2017)

The prequel to the first “Conjuring” prequel is a rollercoaster of a horror movie, a scary and surprising crowd-pleaser that finally does the creepy doll proud. A group of orphans move into a home with a strange family, whose daughter died tragically, and after one of the young girls discovers a spooky doll in the deceased child’s bedroom, all hell breaks loose. David F. Sandberg knows how to build suspense and how to pay off that eeriness in unexpected, popcorn-spilling explosions of nightmare fuel.

1. “The Conjuring” (2013)

The original “The Conjuring” is still the classiest, spookiest, most satisfying film in the franchise. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are wholly believable as real-life supernatural investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who take on a terrifying new job when a troubled, working-class family moves in with an evil spirit. “The Conjuring” subtly builds a mythology while telling a satisfying, terrifying, self-contained ghost story, with a standout performance from Lili Taylor as the matriarch whose pent-up anxieties become disturbing realities. James Wan took the operatic style he developed for the “Insidious” movies, and this time uses it as a counterpoint to plausible, dramatic subtlety. It’s Wan’s best film, and a modern horror classic.

‘The Incredibles 2’ Soars to Record $18.5 Million at Thursday Box Office

“The Incredibles 2” earned $18.5 million at the Thursday box office, surpassing “Finding Dory’s” animation preview record of $9.2 million.

“Minions” earned $6.2 million in Thursday previews, while “The Secret Life of Pets” grossed $5.3 million. The preview gross for “Incredibles 2” is higher than those for “Beauty and the Beast” ($16.3 million), “Spider-Man: Homecoming” ($15.4 million) and “Justice League” ($13 million).

The sequel to “The Incredibles” is looking at a weekend opening of $120 million to $145 million.  The first “Incredibles” opened to $70 million in 2004, and “Incredibles 2” will still have a higher opening than its predecessor even after inflation adjustments are made.

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Taking place right after the end of the first film, “The Incredibles 2” sees the Parr family face a new family dynamic after Elastigirl is recruited for a campaign to help bring superheroes back. While she fights the bad guys, Mr. Incredible is left to take care of his three kids, including the infant Jack-Jack, who begins to develop his own powers.

Brad Bird returns to write and direct, as well as provide the voice for fan favorite Edna Mode. Craig T. Nelson, Helen Hunt, and Samuel L. Jackson also return to the cast, being joined by “Better Call Saul” stars Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks. Critics have nearly unanimously praised the film, giving it a current Rotten Tomatoes score of 94 percent.

Warner Bros./New Line’s “Tag” earned $1.33 million in preshows, compared to “Game Night,” which grossed $1 million in February.

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“Tag” is based on the true story of a lifelong group of friends who played a game of tag for 23 years. The film stars Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Hannibal Burress, and Jake Johnson as the crew of friends, with the cast completed by Rashida Jones, Isla Fisher, Annabelle Wallis, Leslie Bibb, Brian Dennehy, and Lil Rel Howrey. Jeff Tomsic directed from a script by Rob McKittrick and Mark Steilen.

Sony/Silver Pictures’ “Superfly” opened on Wednesday and is looking to earn $7 million to $12 million over the five days., with the film sporting a reported budget of $16 million.

“Superfly” stars Trevor Jackson as Youngblood Priest, a career criminal who wants out of the Atlanta drug business, only to get dragged into even deeper trouble after one bad deal. Jason Mitchell, Michael Kenneth Williams, Lex Scott Davis, and Jennifer Morrison also star, with Director X helming the film. “Watchmen” co-writer Alex Tse penned the script, with Joel Silver producing with Atlanta rapper Future.

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“The Incredibles 2” earned $18.5 million at the Thursday box office, surpassing “Finding Dory’s” animation preview record of $9.2 million.

“Minions” earned $6.2 million in Thursday previews, while “The Secret Life of Pets” grossed $5.3 million. The preview gross for “Incredibles 2” is higher than those for “Beauty and the Beast” ($16.3 million), “Spider-Man: Homecoming” ($15.4 million) and “Justice League” ($13 million).

The sequel to “The Incredibles” is looking at a weekend opening of $120 million to $145 million.  The first “Incredibles” opened to $70 million in 2004, and “Incredibles 2” will still have a higher opening than its predecessor even after inflation adjustments are made.

Taking place right after the end of the first film, “The Incredibles 2” sees the Parr family face a new family dynamic after Elastigirl is recruited for a campaign to help bring superheroes back. While she fights the bad guys, Mr. Incredible is left to take care of his three kids, including the infant Jack-Jack, who begins to develop his own powers.

Brad Bird returns to write and direct, as well as provide the voice for fan favorite Edna Mode. Craig T. Nelson, Helen Hunt, and Samuel L. Jackson also return to the cast, being joined by “Better Call Saul” stars Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks. Critics have nearly unanimously praised the film, giving it a current Rotten Tomatoes score of 94 percent.

Warner Bros./New Line’s “Tag” earned $1.33 million in preshows, compared to “Game Night,” which grossed $1 million in February.

“Tag” is based on the true story of a lifelong group of friends who played a game of tag for 23 years. The film stars Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Hannibal Burress, and Jake Johnson as the crew of friends, with the cast completed by Rashida Jones, Isla Fisher, Annabelle Wallis, Leslie Bibb, Brian Dennehy, and Lil Rel Howrey. Jeff Tomsic directed from a script by Rob McKittrick and Mark Steilen.

Sony/Silver Pictures’ “Superfly” opened on Wednesday and is looking to earn $7 million to $12 million over the five days., with the film sporting a reported budget of $16 million.

“Superfly” stars Trevor Jackson as Youngblood Priest, a career criminal who wants out of the Atlanta drug business, only to get dragged into even deeper trouble after one bad deal. Jason Mitchell, Michael Kenneth Williams, Lex Scott Davis, and Jennifer Morrison also star, with Director X helming the film. “Watchmen” co-writer Alex Tse penned the script, with Joel Silver producing with Atlanta rapper Future.

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‘Tag’ Film Review: Entertaining Action Comedy Chases in Too Many Directions

It’s been said that “We don’t stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing.” What a great ethos for a film like “Tag” to have, since it gives every character an excuse to act like an immature child, and it gives the rest of the movie an excuse to run around like a chicken with its head cut off, from one genre and tone to another.

TV director Jeff Tomsic’s new comedy stars Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Hannibal Buress, Jake Johnson and Jeremy Renner as boyhood friends who still play the game of tag, every year, throughout the month of May. They’re not just messing around either. They’ll infiltrate each other’s businesses, jump out of windows and absolutely annihilate each other’s lives just to slap their hands on one another and say, “You’re it.”

Adults are playing a children’s game, and they’re taking it super-duper mega seriously. It’s a funny premise on which to base a movie. Sometimes “Tag” makes the most of it, treating the innocuous pastime like an action-packed extravaganza, replete with elaborate fight choreography, acrobatic stunts, and twists and turns that would make serial killer Jigsaw nod in approval.

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The plot revolves around Jerry (Renner), the only player in the game who’s still never been tagged, even after all these decades. He’s getting married at the end of the month, and he plans to retire from the game undefeated. So Hoagie (Helms) unites fellow players Callahan (Hamm), Randy (Johnson) and Sable (Buress) for one last game.

Yes, they’ll stop at nothing to tag Jerry once and for all, because… because, basically Hoagie talks a big game about how the pastime keeps them young, and how it keeps them connected after all these years. But there are no tangible stakes in “Tag,” and that just makes everything they do sillier and sillier.

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It doesn’t, unfortunately, always make them funnier. “Tag” may not be a broad comedy on the absurd level of “Anchorman,” but the game sure is. Even though these characters are shown to feel real pain, real heartache, and real love for one another, the movie never fully commits to that reality. Many of the scenes in which they try to tag Jerry are dangerously irresponsible, life-threateningly violent and/or ethically repugnant.

Indeed, the only way to find some of the scenes in “Tag” funny is not to take the characters seriously. But half of the movie is dedicated to treating them extremely seriously. The segue between the “Looney Tunes” moments, the Jackie Chan moments, the “Saw” moments and the James L. Brooks moments are sometimes jarring enough to elicit a guffaw, but the overall effect is awkward and chaotic.

It would seem as though we are supposed to filter “Tag” through the perpetually amazed lens of Rebecca, played by Annabelle Wallis (“The Mummy”). She’s a reporter who interviews Callahan at the beginning of the film, and when he is suddenly, unexpectedly tagged, she decides to follow them around and write a story about their game. And yet the only reason she seems to be there is to provide the players with an excuse to explain the rules, out loud and to the audience, and to occasionally marvel at just how seriously they treat the game of tag.

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The film already has a voice-over narration, and the audience should be doing all that marveling on their own, so even though Wallis is obviously an expert at looking baffled, it seems superfluous to include her character at all. It’s not like she’s given anything else to do.

The same cannot be said, however, for Isla Fisher, who plays Hoagie’s wife Anna, and takes the game more seriously than even Jerry does. Unfortunately (sigh), she’s not allowed to play, because the game was invented when the boys were nine years old, so “no girls allowed.” Never mind that the movie clearly demonstrates that amendments are made to the rules all the time, so there’s absolutely no good, non-sexist reason to keep her out all these years, even though she epitomizes everything the movie is going for. Intense, funny, willing to go overboard when it’s funny but able to seem genuine in moments of intimacy, Fisher is completely hilarious.

At its best, “Tag” offers the free-spirited thrill of a childhood game with the adrenaline rush of a modern action movie. Jerry is the type of role that Renner was meant to play, absurdly O.P. and totally cocky about it, performing feats of acrobatic insanity using an old lady’s walker, and using Helms’ butt as a punching bag. The chases, the reversals and the clever use of thought bubble choreography (slowing the action down enough to get a full running V.O. color commentary from each player) are simultaneously exciting and whimsical.

Even at its worst, “Tag” is merely scatterbrained. It’s a well-intentioned comedy with funny performances and a handful of great humorous set pieces. If it feels as though it’s three or four different movies fighting each other for dominance, then at least those movies are all, in their own separate ways, relatively entertaining and amusing.

Let them have their fun.



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It’s been said that “We don’t stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing.” What a great ethos for a film like “Tag” to have, since it gives every character an excuse to act like an immature child, and it gives the rest of the movie an excuse to run around like a chicken with its head cut off, from one genre and tone to another.

TV director Jeff Tomsic’s new comedy stars Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Hannibal Buress, Jake Johnson and Jeremy Renner as boyhood friends who still play the game of tag, every year, throughout the month of May. They’re not just messing around either. They’ll infiltrate each other’s businesses, jump out of windows and absolutely annihilate each other’s lives just to slap their hands on one another and say, “You’re it.”

Adults are playing a children’s game, and they’re taking it super-duper mega seriously. It’s a funny premise on which to base a movie. Sometimes “Tag” makes the most of it, treating the innocuous pastime like an action-packed extravaganza, replete with elaborate fight choreography, acrobatic stunts, and twists and turns that would make serial killer Jigsaw nod in approval.

The plot revolves around Jerry (Renner), the only player in the game who’s still never been tagged, even after all these decades. He’s getting married at the end of the month, and he plans to retire from the game undefeated. So Hoagie (Helms) unites fellow players Callahan (Hamm), Randy (Johnson) and Sable (Buress) for one last game.

Yes, they’ll stop at nothing to tag Jerry once and for all, because… because, basically Hoagie talks a big game about how the pastime keeps them young, and how it keeps them connected after all these years. But there are no tangible stakes in “Tag,” and that just makes everything they do sillier and sillier.

It doesn’t, unfortunately, always make them funnier. “Tag” may not be a broad comedy on the absurd level of “Anchorman,” but the game sure is. Even though these characters are shown to feel real pain, real heartache, and real love for one another, the movie never fully commits to that reality. Many of the scenes in which they try to tag Jerry are dangerously irresponsible, life-threateningly violent and/or ethically repugnant.

Indeed, the only way to find some of the scenes in “Tag” funny is not to take the characters seriously. But half of the movie is dedicated to treating them extremely seriously. The segue between the “Looney Tunes” moments, the Jackie Chan moments, the “Saw” moments and the James L. Brooks moments are sometimes jarring enough to elicit a guffaw, but the overall effect is awkward and chaotic.

It would seem as though we are supposed to filter “Tag” through the perpetually amazed lens of Rebecca, played by Annabelle Wallis (“The Mummy”). She’s a reporter who interviews Callahan at the beginning of the film, and when he is suddenly, unexpectedly tagged, she decides to follow them around and write a story about their game. And yet the only reason she seems to be there is to provide the players with an excuse to explain the rules, out loud and to the audience, and to occasionally marvel at just how seriously they treat the game of tag.

The film already has a voice-over narration, and the audience should be doing all that marveling on their own, so even though Wallis is obviously an expert at looking baffled, it seems superfluous to include her character at all. It’s not like she’s given anything else to do.

The same cannot be said, however, for Isla Fisher, who plays Hoagie’s wife Anna, and takes the game more seriously than even Jerry does. Unfortunately (sigh), she’s not allowed to play, because the game was invented when the boys were nine years old, so “no girls allowed.” Never mind that the movie clearly demonstrates that amendments are made to the rules all the time, so there’s absolutely no good, non-sexist reason to keep her out all these years, even though she epitomizes everything the movie is going for. Intense, funny, willing to go overboard when it’s funny but able to seem genuine in moments of intimacy, Fisher is completely hilarious.

At its best, “Tag” offers the free-spirited thrill of a childhood game with the adrenaline rush of a modern action movie. Jerry is the type of role that Renner was meant to play, absurdly O.P. and totally cocky about it, performing feats of acrobatic insanity using an old lady’s walker, and using Helms’ butt as a punching bag. The chases, the reversals and the clever use of thought bubble choreography (slowing the action down enough to get a full running V.O. color commentary from each player) are simultaneously exciting and whimsical.

Even at its worst, “Tag” is merely scatterbrained. It’s a well-intentioned comedy with funny performances and a handful of great humorous set pieces. If it feels as though it’s three or four different movies fighting each other for dominance, then at least those movies are all, in their own separate ways, relatively entertaining and amusing.

Let them have their fun.

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Annabelle Wallis Tapped For ‘Tag’; Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms Comedy From New Line

EXCLUSIVE: Annabelle Wallis is Tag‘s it girl. She’s been set to star in the New Line comedy alongside Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson and Hannibal Buress. The film is based on a true story featured in the Wall Street Journal about a group of friends who have been playing a no-holds-barred version of the children’s game for the last 30 years. Jeff Tomsic is directing from a script by Mark Steilen and Rob McKittrick.
Wallis, who’s next up in Universal’s The Mummy with…

EXCLUSIVE: Annabelle Wallis is Tag‘s it girl. She’s been set to star in the New Line comedy alongside Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson and Hannibal Buress. The film is based on a true story featured in the Wall Street Journal about a group of friends who have been playing a no-holds-barred version of the children's game for the last 30 years. Jeff Tomsic is directing from a script by Mark Steilen and Rob McKittrick. Wallis, who’s next up in Universal’s The Mummy with…

Tom Cruise Gets Cursed by ‘Ultimate Evil’ in Final ‘The Mummy’ Trailer (Video)

Tom Cruise gets cursed by “the ultimate evil” in the final trailer for Universal’s “The Mummy.”

The beginning of “a Dark Universe” gets teased in the trailer, which begins with Cruise surviving a plane crash after he awakens Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella), an ancient ruler from Egypt. Throughout the trailer, we see the princess take over Cruise, who plays Nick Morton, and the two even come face-to-face in combat — but Morton stands no chance.

“It takes a monster to defeat a monster,” Russell Crowe says in the trailer.

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In one part of the trailer, Cruise and Annabelle Wallis are in pursuit when a mummy claws its way through the car window and clings onto Cruise’s face. Wallis tries to kick the monster from Cruise’s neck, which sends the car tumbling into an embankment.

Jake Johnson and Courtney B. Vance also star in the reboot, directed by Alex Kurtzman. Jon Spaihts wrote the script, and Kurtzman is producing alongside Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel.

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So far, Universal’s modern-day “The Mummy” franchise includes 1999’s “The Mummy,” 2001’s “The Mummy Returns” and 2008’s “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.” The films have grossed more than $1.25 billion worldwide.

“The Mummy” is set to hit theaters June 9, 2017.

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Tom Cruise gets cursed by “the ultimate evil” in the final trailer for Universal’s “The Mummy.”

The beginning of “a Dark Universe” gets teased in the trailer, which begins with Cruise surviving a plane crash after he awakens Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella), an ancient ruler from Egypt. Throughout the trailer, we see the princess take over Cruise, who plays Nick Morton, and the two even come face-to-face in combat — but Morton stands no chance.

“It takes a monster to defeat a monster,” Russell Crowe says in the trailer.

In one part of the trailer, Cruise and Annabelle Wallis are in pursuit when a mummy claws its way through the car window and clings onto Cruise’s face. Wallis tries to kick the monster from Cruise’s neck, which sends the car tumbling into an embankment.

Jake Johnson and Courtney B. Vance also star in the reboot, directed by Alex Kurtzman. Jon Spaihts wrote the script, and Kurtzman is producing alongside Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel.

So far, Universal’s modern-day “The Mummy” franchise includes 1999’s “The Mummy,” 2001’s “The Mummy Returns” and 2008’s “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.” The films have grossed more than $1.25 billion worldwide.

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13 Summer Movie Breakout Stars, From Zendaya to Brenton Thwaites (Photos)

Summer blockbuster season is mostly known for top stars like Chris Pratt and Robert Downey, Jr., but it also gives plenty of young indie actors and Hollywood newcomers a chance to make a big introduction on a worldwide stage. 2017 will be no different, as this year’s top blockbusters are filled with roles that will be played by some intriguing actors. Here are the ones you should look out for.

Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming)

 

Zendaya Coleman went from Disney Channel star to singer to starring in one of the biggest franchises in Hollywood. Playing a character named Michelle, she is supposed to be one of Tom Holland’s classmates. She will also star in the upcoming “The Greatest Showman” costarring Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron, of which early footage looks mesmerizing.

 

Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean)

 

Thwaites stars as Henry, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley’s son in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The handsome heartthrob delivers a solid performance as he tries to free his father Will Turner from the Flying Dutchman. He also currently has five projects in development, including “Office Uprising” and “Ghosts of War.” Think you’ve seen him before? He starred as Prince Phillip in 2014’s “Maleficent.”

 

Tom Taylor (“The Dark Tower”)

Newcomer Tom Taylor was cast in the key role of Jake Chambers in “The Dark Tower,” a young boy who Roland encounters on the hunt of the man in black, and he is one of the key players in Roland’s pursuit of the Dark Tower. Roland is played by Idris Elba while Matthew McConaughey is the man in black. Before this, he’s mainly done TV series.

 

Annabelle Wallis (“The Mummy”)

Wallis is starring in two huge movies coming out in the next couple months: “The Mummy” alongside Tom Cruise and “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” with Charlie Hunnam. Previously, she’s had little roles in “X-Men: First Class,” “Annabelle” and “The Brothers Grimsby,” but she apparently has a major role in “The Mummy.”

 

Jon Bass (“Baywatch”)

Jon Bass gets to hang out with the hottest lifeguards on the planet, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach, on whom he has an obvious crush in the movie. Also this year, he starred as Phil Hirschkopf in Oscar-nominated film “Loving,” so this might be his breakout year.

 

Fionn Whitehead (“Dunkirk”)

Whitehead makes his film debut in Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” starring Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy and Harry Styles – not bad company for your first feature. Nolan told Entertainment Weekly that he needed to find someone very new to showcase how young and inexperienced the soldiers on the beaches of Dunkirk, France were. He later found Whitehead, who only had a three-part ITV miniseries to his name.

Patrick Schwarzenegger (“Midnight Sun”)

That’s right. Arnold’s son is entering showbiz, though his first leading role is definitely no Terminator. Schwarzenegger will star opposite Bella Thorne in “Midnight Sun,” a romantic film about a teen girl with a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight who forms a romance with a long-time crush while keeping her condition a secret from him. Schwarzenegger had bit roles in “Stuck In Love” and “Grown Ups 2” before going to USC to get a business degree.

Jaeden Lieberher (“The Book of Henry”)

Speaking of characters with photosensitivity, Jaeden Lieberher played one last summer in the critically acclaimed indie sci-fi flick “Midnight Special.” This year, he will play a prodigy who comes up with an elaborate plan to rescue his best friend from her abusive stepfather, who is also the head of their town’s police department. If you’re interested in seeing the remake of “It,” you should give this film a look, as Lieberher will also appear as one of the kids trying to defeat Pennywise the Clown.

Demetrius Shipp, Jr. (“All Eyes On Me”)

Shipp will play the late rap legend Tupac Shakur in the biopic “All Eyes On Me” opposite Jamal Woolard, who will play The Notorious B.I.G. after previously playing him eight years ago in the film, “Notorious.

Isabela Moner (“Transformers: The Last Knight”)

Moner is making the leap from tween star on Nickelodeon’s “100 Things To Do Before High School” to leading lady opposite Mark Wahlberg in Michael Bay’s mega-franchise. She will play Izabella, a tomboy who befriends a small, damaged Autobot named Sqweeks after losing her parents during the battle in Chicago in “Dark of the Moon.”

Pom Klementieff (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”)

Having cut her teeth working on French indie films, Klementieff added martial arts to her skill set by taking boxing lessons to grab the role of a bodyguard in Spike Lee’s remake of the Korean thriller “Oldboy.” She may use those skills again in “Guardians 2” as Mantis, a new member of the Guardians with empathic powers. Klementieff looks to be in with Marvel for the long haul, as Mantis is also slated to appear in “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Amiah Miller (“War for the Planet of the Apes”)

As the war between apes and humans reaches a brutal climax, Miller will play Nova, a young girl who lost her parents in the war and gets adopted by an orangutan who serves as one of Caesar’s closest advisers. What makes Miller’s role especially interesting is that Nova also appeared in the original “Planet of the Apes” as a mute, wild human encounter by Charlton Heston’s character after he crash lands amongst the apes.

 

Summer blockbuster season is mostly known for top stars like Chris Pratt and Robert Downey, Jr., but it also gives plenty of young indie actors and Hollywood newcomers a chance to make a big introduction on a worldwide stage. 2017 will be no different, as this year’s top blockbusters are filled with roles that will be played by some intriguing actors. Here are the ones you should look out for.

Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming)

 

Zendaya Coleman went from Disney Channel star to singer to starring in one of the biggest franchises in Hollywood. Playing a character named Michelle, she is supposed to be one of Tom Holland’s classmates. She will also star in the upcoming “The Greatest Showman” costarring Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron, of which early footage looks mesmerizing.

 

Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean)

 

Thwaites stars as Henry, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley’s son in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The handsome heartthrob delivers a solid performance as he tries to free his father Will Turner from the Flying Dutchman. He also currently has five projects in development, including “Office Uprising” and “Ghosts of War.” Think you’ve seen him before? He starred as Prince Phillip in 2014’s “Maleficent.”

 

Tom Taylor (“The Dark Tower”)

Newcomer Tom Taylor was cast in the key role of Jake Chambers in “The Dark Tower,” a young boy who Roland encounters on the hunt of the man in black, and he is one of the key players in Roland’s pursuit of the Dark Tower. Roland is played by Idris Elba while Matthew McConaughey is the man in black. Before this, he’s mainly done TV series.

 

Annabelle Wallis (“The Mummy”)

Wallis is starring in two huge movies coming out in the next couple months: “The Mummy” alongside Tom Cruise and “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” with Charlie Hunnam. Previously, she’s had little roles in “X-Men: First Class,” “Annabelle” and “The Brothers Grimsby,” but she apparently has a major role in “The Mummy.”

 

Jon Bass (“Baywatch”)

Jon Bass gets to hang out with the hottest lifeguards on the planet, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach, on whom he has an obvious crush in the movie. Also this year, he starred as Phil Hirschkopf in Oscar-nominated film “Loving,” so this might be his breakout year.

 

Fionn Whitehead (“Dunkirk”)

Whitehead makes his film debut in Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” starring Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy and Harry Styles – not bad company for your first feature. Nolan told Entertainment Weekly that he needed to find someone very new to showcase how young and inexperienced the soldiers on the beaches of Dunkirk, France were. He later found Whitehead, who only had a three-part ITV miniseries to his name.

Patrick Schwarzenegger (“Midnight Sun”)

That’s right. Arnold’s son is entering showbiz, though his first leading role is definitely no Terminator. Schwarzenegger will star opposite Bella Thorne in “Midnight Sun,” a romantic film about a teen girl with a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight who forms a romance with a long-time crush while keeping her condition a secret from him. Schwarzenegger had bit roles in “Stuck In Love” and “Grown Ups 2” before going to USC to get a business degree.

Jaeden Lieberher (“The Book of Henry”)

Speaking of characters with photosensitivity, Jaeden Lieberher played one last summer in the critically acclaimed indie sci-fi flick “Midnight Special.” This year, he will play a prodigy who comes up with an elaborate plan to rescue his best friend from her abusive stepfather, who is also the head of their town’s police department. If you’re interested in seeing the remake of “It,” you should give this film a look, as Lieberher will also appear as one of the kids trying to defeat Pennywise the Clown.

Demetrius Shipp, Jr. (“All Eyes On Me”)

Shipp will play the late rap legend Tupac Shakur in the biopic “All Eyes On Me” opposite Jamal Woolard, who will play The Notorious B.I.G. after previously playing him eight years ago in the film, “Notorious.

Isabela Moner (“Transformers: The Last Knight”)

Moner is making the leap from tween star on Nickelodeon’s “100 Things To Do Before High School” to leading lady opposite Mark Wahlberg in Michael Bay’s mega-franchise. She will play Izabella, a tomboy who befriends a small, damaged Autobot named Sqweeks after losing her parents during the battle in Chicago in “Dark of the Moon.”

Pom Klementieff (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”)

Having cut her teeth working on French indie films, Klementieff added martial arts to her skill set by taking boxing lessons to grab the role of a bodyguard in Spike Lee’s remake of the Korean thriller “Oldboy.” She may use those skills again in “Guardians 2” as Mantis, a new member of the Guardians with empathic powers. Klementieff looks to be in with Marvel for the long haul, as Mantis is also slated to appear in “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Amiah Miller (“War for the Planet of the Apes”)

As the war between apes and humans reaches a brutal climax, Miller will play Nova, a young girl who lost her parents in the war and gets adopted by an orangutan who serves as one of Caesar’s closest advisers. What makes Miller’s role especially interesting is that Nova also appeared in the original “Planet of the Apes” as a mute, wild human encounter by Charlton Heston’s character after he crash lands amongst the apes.

 

Watch Tom Cruise’s ‘The Mummy’ Trailer With More of Sofia Boutella’s Creepy Villainess (Video)

On Sunday, Universal debuted a new action-packed and genuinely terrifying trailer for its reboot of “The Mummy.”

The new clip opens with three scavengers who discover an old prison, where the story of Sofia Boutella’s mummy is revealed. We find out that in Ancient Egypt, she was supposed to become the next Pharaoh, “but her thirst for power led her down a dark path.”

Somehow Tom Cruise’s character resurfaces the mummy and is taken on a dangerous adventure alongside Jake Johnson and Annabelle Wallis. There are a lot of creepy crawlies, just like in the original movies. Boutella’s mummy meanwhile keeps popping up to terrorize the heroes in creative ways.

Also Read: Sofia Boutella’s ‘Mummy’ Monster Is a Woman Leader Scorned

“She will not stop until she makes our world her own,” says Russell Crowe’s voiceover in the trailer.

At a presentation for the new movie last week at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Boutella told audiences that “playing a monster was really interesting to me, but also the fact that the mummy was a woman. Whenever something happens, there’s always a monster within us.”

Jon Spaihts wrote the script, with Alex Kurtzman directing and producing alongside Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel. Russell Crowe and Courtney B. Vance also star.

Also Read: Watch ‘The Mummy’ Scare the Bejeebies Out of Tom Cruise in First Full Trailer(Video)

So far, Universal’s modern-day “The Mummy” franchise includes 1999’s “The Mummy,” 2001’s “The Mummy Returns” and 2008’s “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.” The films have grossed more than $1.25 billion worldwide.

“The Mummy” is set to hit theaters June 9, 2017.

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On Sunday, Universal debuted a new action-packed and genuinely terrifying trailer for its reboot of “The Mummy.”

The new clip opens with three scavengers who discover an old prison, where the story of Sofia Boutella’s mummy is revealed. We find out that in Ancient Egypt, she was supposed to become the next Pharaoh, “but her thirst for power led her down a dark path.”

Somehow Tom Cruise’s character resurfaces the mummy and is taken on a dangerous adventure alongside Jake Johnson and Annabelle Wallis. There are a lot of creepy crawlies, just like in the original movies. Boutella’s mummy meanwhile keeps popping up to terrorize the heroes in creative ways.

“She will not stop until she makes our world her own,” says Russell Crowe’s voiceover in the trailer.

At a presentation for the new movie last week at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Boutella told audiences that “playing a monster was really interesting to me, but also the fact that the mummy was a woman. Whenever something happens, there’s always a monster within us.”

Jon Spaihts wrote the script, with Alex Kurtzman directing and producing alongside Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel. Russell Crowe and Courtney B. Vance also star.

So far, Universal’s modern-day “The Mummy” franchise includes 1999’s “The Mummy,” 2001’s “The Mummy Returns” and 2008’s “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.” The films have grossed more than $1.25 billion worldwide.

“The Mummy” is set to hit theaters June 9, 2017.

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‘The Mummy’ New Trailer Reveals More of Sofia Boutella’s Terrifying Monster

The cast of “The Mummy” unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming action-packed reboot at Universal’s CinemaCon presentation on Wednesday.

The trailer, action-packed and genuinely terrifying, opens with three scavengers who discover an old prison, where the story of Sofia Boutella’s mummy is revealed. We find out that in Ancient Egypt, she was supposed to become the next Pharaoh, “but her thirst for power led her down a dark path.”

Somehow Tom Cruise’s character resurfaces the mummy and is taken on a dangerous adventure alongside Jake Johnson and Annabelle Wallis. There are a lot of creepy crawlies, just like in the original movies. Boutella’s mummy meanwhile keeps popping up to terrorize the heroes in creative ways.

Also Read: Sofia Boutella’s ‘Mummy’ Monster Is a Woman Leader Scorned

“She won’t stop until she makes our world her own,” says a voiceover in the trailer.

At the CinemaCon presentation, Boutella told audiences that “playing a monster was really interesting to me, but also the fact that the mummy was a woman. Whenever something happens, there’s always a monster within us.”

Jon Spaihts wrote the script, with Alex Kurtzman directing and producing alongside Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel. Russell Crowe and Courtney B. Vance also star.

See Video: Watch ‘The Mummy’ Scare the Bejeebies Out of Tom Cruise in First Full Trailer

So far, Universal’s modern-day “The Mummy” franchise includes 1999’s “The Mummy,” 2001’s “The Mummy Returns” and 2008’s “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.” The films have grossed more than $1.25 billion worldwide.

“The Mummy” is set to hit theaters June 9, 2017.

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The cast of “The Mummy” unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming action-packed reboot at Universal’s CinemaCon presentation on Wednesday.

The trailer, action-packed and genuinely terrifying, opens with three scavengers who discover an old prison, where the story of Sofia Boutella’s mummy is revealed. We find out that in Ancient Egypt, she was supposed to become the next Pharaoh, “but her thirst for power led her down a dark path.”

Somehow Tom Cruise’s character resurfaces the mummy and is taken on a dangerous adventure alongside Jake Johnson and Annabelle Wallis. There are a lot of creepy crawlies, just like in the original movies. Boutella’s mummy meanwhile keeps popping up to terrorize the heroes in creative ways.

“She won’t stop until she makes our world her own,” says a voiceover in the trailer.

At the CinemaCon presentation, Boutella told audiences that “playing a monster was really interesting to me, but also the fact that the mummy was a woman. Whenever something happens, there’s always a monster within us.”

Jon Spaihts wrote the script, with Alex Kurtzman directing and producing alongside Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel. Russell Crowe and Courtney B. Vance also star.

So far, Universal’s modern-day “The Mummy” franchise includes 1999’s “The Mummy,” 2001’s “The Mummy Returns” and 2008’s “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.” The films have grossed more than $1.25 billion worldwide.

“The Mummy” is set to hit theaters June 9, 2017.

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SXSW Film Fest Kicks Off Big With VR Everywhere and Uber MIA

Hollywood has taken over Austin for the SXSW Film Festival, where VR is everywhere, Uber is banned — and the humidity doesn’t make the many lines feel any shorter.

Everything’s biggest in Texas — including the presence of studios like A24, riding high in the saddle after winning the Best Picture with “Moonlight.” We’ve been promised everything from nuanced indies to Tom Cruise frolicking in a virtual anti-gravity chamber. We’ll see if all the promises are all hat and no cattle — or if South by Southwest can drive us home.

Keep Austin Weird? That Was Last Year

The 2016 SXSW lineup felt much more experimental: A lot of the talk was about the Go-Pro innovation of STX’s “Hardcore Henry,” the water-testing Warner Bros. comedy “Keanu” from Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele and the lo- budget, high-brow mystery of Jeff Nichols’ “Midnight Special.”

Also Read: SXSW Film Lineup: Brie Larson, Ansel Elgort, Zoe Kravitz Projects Head to Texas

This year it feels like the major players wants butts in seats. Sony Pictures has two big bets, the first being “Baby Driver” — which sees Ansel Elgort as a stunt driver who needs a fully stocked playlist to pull of his tricks. It costars Jon Hamm, “Cinderella” star Lily James and Kevin Spacey.

Then there’s Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds’ “Life,” which is slated as the festival closer. It finds the stars battling a rapidly growing life Martian life form on the International Space Station.

This year, instead of “Moonlight,” A24 is serving up the throwback action comedy “Free Fire,” starring Brie Larson and Armie Hammer in the popcorn-friendly tale of an arms deal gone wrong.

Also Read: SXSW Plans to Remove Immigration Clause, Backs Away From Deportation Threats

And Universal Pictures will debut its low-key but heavy hitting spy thriller “Atomic Blonde”starring Charlize Theron.

The indie spirit is alive and well, even if a studio is the one distributing. Many are curious to see Warner Bros.’ work-in-progress screening of James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist” this week. The director and star recruits his brother Dave Franco to tell the story of what many consider the worst contemporary film ever made — “The Room.”

Broad Green, which has pivoted to tentpole releases of late, is opening the festival Friday evening with Terrence Malick’s latest “Song to Song.” The music drama is set in Austin, and was shot in 2011 with a dazzling ensemble that includes Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Cate Blanchett, Benicio Del Toro and Christian Bale.

The annual secret screening has not yet been revealed, but word is this title will not see its world premiere in Austin — which would mean it’s been screened abroad at a prior fest.

Virtually Everywhere
VR, AR and everything in between are using the Austin Convention Center to conduct an industry litmus test before asking consumers to spend big on new content and gear.

Universal Pictures has booked Cruise to show up with his “The Mummy” costar Annabelle Wallis to participate in a group VR experience that is supposed to simulate an anti-gravity chamber. Civilians will take in the experience with the movie stars.

VR company Within, run by field innovator Chris Milk, is showing demos of a buzzy project called “Life of Us” — another shared VR experience where multiple users experience the evolution of humanity. It includes molecules, dinosaurs, and the world’s most advanced life form: humans wearing skinny jeans and headsets.

A VR film titled “Buzz Aldrin’s Cycling Pathways to Mars” sees the iconic astronaut take users to Mars — a visual scaled to the dimensions of an entire screening room. Saban’s “Power Rangers” film setup at Lionsgate will offer a VR tour of one of the ninja-bot suits the characters use in the film. There’s also a “John Wick” VR demo.

Next week, SXSW will host a formal panel titled “Hollywood Goes VR,’ with IMAX chief business development officer Rob Lister and Skydance Interactive president Peter Akemann.

Fasten Your Tolerance for Party Chatter
Uber and Lyft are banned in Austin thanks to ballot measures in place through May, forcing habitual users to download Austin’s local apps like Faster, Get Me or Fare.

“What did you use to get here?” has been asked of TheWrap at least 20 times, in what feels like a Texas spin on the “Saturday Night Live” skit “The Californians.”

In a larger context, however, what a bad run for Uber: booted from flying choppers at January’s Sundance Film Festival, under fire for allegations of rampant systemic sexism, boycotted for its willingness to work with the Trump administration, embarrassed by a candid-camera rant from its CEO — and caught up in fisticuff allegations involving TJ Miller.

As they say in the South — bless their heart.

Get TheWrap’s ongoing SXSW 2017 coverage here.

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Hollywood has taken over Austin for the SXSW Film Festival, where VR is everywhere, Uber is banned — and the humidity doesn’t make the many lines feel any shorter.

Everything’s biggest in Texas — including the presence of studios like A24, riding high in the saddle after winning the Best Picture with “Moonlight.” We’ve been promised everything from nuanced indies to Tom Cruise frolicking in a virtual anti-gravity chamber. We’ll see if all the promises are all hat and no cattle — or if South by Southwest can drive us home.

Keep Austin Weird? That Was Last Year

The 2016 SXSW lineup felt much more experimental: A lot of the talk was about the Go-Pro innovation of STX’s “Hardcore Henry,” the water-testing Warner Bros. comedy “Keanu” from Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele and the lo- budget, high-brow mystery of Jeff Nichols’ “Midnight Special.”

This year it feels like the major players wants butts in seats. Sony Pictures has two big bets, the first being “Baby Driver” — which sees Ansel Elgort as a stunt driver who needs a fully stocked playlist to pull of his tricks. It costars Jon Hamm, “Cinderella” star Lily James and Kevin Spacey.

Then there’s Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds’ “Life,” which is slated as the festival closer. It finds the stars battling a rapidly growing life Martian life form on the International Space Station.

This year, instead of “Moonlight,” A24 is serving up the throwback action comedy “Free Fire,” starring Brie Larson and Armie Hammer in the popcorn-friendly tale of an arms deal gone wrong.

And Universal Pictures will debut its low-key but heavy hitting spy thriller “Atomic Blonde”starring Charlize Theron.

The indie spirit is alive and well, even if a studio is the one distributing. Many are curious to see Warner Bros.’ work-in-progress screening of James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist” this week. The director and star recruits his brother Dave Franco to tell the story of what many consider the worst contemporary film ever made — “The Room.”

Broad Green, which has pivoted to tentpole releases of late, is opening the festival Friday evening with Terrence Malick’s latest “Song to Song.” The music drama is set in Austin, and was shot in 2011 with a dazzling ensemble that includes Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Cate Blanchett, Benicio Del Toro and Christian Bale.

The annual secret screening has not yet been revealed, but word is this title will not see its world premiere in Austin — which would mean it’s been screened abroad at a prior fest.

Virtually Everywhere
VR, AR and everything in between are using the Austin Convention Center to conduct an industry litmus test before asking consumers to spend big on new content and gear.

Universal Pictures has booked Cruise to show up with his “The Mummy” costar Annabelle Wallis to participate in a group VR experience that is supposed to simulate an anti-gravity chamber. Civilians will take in the experience with the movie stars.

VR company Within, run by field innovator Chris Milk, is showing demos of a buzzy project called “Life of Us” — another shared VR experience where multiple users experience the evolution of humanity. It includes molecules, dinosaurs, and the world’s most advanced life form: humans wearing skinny jeans and headsets.

A VR film titled “Buzz Aldrin’s Cycling Pathways to Mars” sees the iconic astronaut take users to Mars — a visual scaled to the dimensions of an entire screening room. Saban’s “Power Rangers” film setup at Lionsgate will offer a VR tour of one of the ninja-bot suits the characters use in the film. There’s also a “John Wick” VR demo.

Next week, SXSW will host a formal panel titled “Hollywood Goes VR,’ with IMAX chief business development officer Rob Lister and Skydance Interactive president Peter Akemann.

Fasten Your Tolerance for Party Chatter
Uber and Lyft are banned in Austin thanks to ballot measures in place through May, forcing habitual users to download Austin’s local apps like Faster, Get Me or Fare.

“What did you use to get here?” has been asked of TheWrap at least 20 times, in what feels like a Texas spin on the “Saturday Night Live” skit “The Californians.”

In a larger context, however, what a bad run for Uber: booted from flying choppers at January’s Sundance Film Festival, under fire for allegations of rampant systemic sexism, boycotted for its willingness to work with the Trump administration, embarrassed by a candid-camera rant from its CEO — and caught up in fisticuff allegations involving TJ Miller.

As they say in the South — bless their heart.

Get TheWrap’s ongoing SXSW 2017 coverage here.

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17 Breakout Movie Stars For 2017, From Amandla Stenberg to Patrick Schwarzenegger (Photos)

Amandla Stenberg, Brenton Thwaites and Annabelle Wallis are three young stars that could become household names by the end of 2017.

Ray Fisher

Fisher made a brief debut in Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe as Cyborg in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and he returns with a much bigger role in November’s “Justice League.”

Dafne Keen

Keen will also play a major role in a much-anticipated superhero flick, as she’s been cast as X-23, a female Wolverine clone, in “Logan.”

Amandla Stenberg

Stenberg burst on the scene as a 12-year-old as Rue in “The Hunger Games.” She plays a severely allergic teenage girl who falls in love with her neighbor in Warner Bros. and MGM’s May romantic drama “Everything, Everything.”

Tom Taylor

The young actor plays Jake Chambers, an adventure-seeking boy who encounters a solitary knight, in Sony’s “The Dark Tower,” based on a series of novels by legendary horror scribe Stephen King.

Annabelle Wallis

The British actress, who introduced herself to American audiences on Showtime’s “The Tudors,” plays Maid Maggie in Warner Bros.’ “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” and Jenny Halsey in Universal’s “The Mummy.”

Sofia Boutella

Boutella stars alongside Wallis in “The Mummy,” where the Algerian dancer and actress plays the title character, Princess Ahmanet.

Tessa Thompson

Thompson will make her debut in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe this year, playing Thor’s love interest Valkyrie in November’s “Thor: Ragnarok.”

Brenton Thwaites

Australian actor Thwaites played the lead in last year’s “Gods of Egypt,” which was a U.S. box office bomb. He should introduce himself to a bigger audience as Henry in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”

Jon Bass

Bass, who appeared in Jeff Nichols’ historic drama “Loving,” will play Ronnie, a “funny, awkward and skilled disco dancer” in “Baywatch,” set to hit theaters Memorial Day Weekend.

Zendaya

The singer and former Disney Channel star will play Michelle in Sony’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which comes out in July.

Bill Skarsgard

Alexander’s younger brother has a busy 2017 with “Battlecreek” and the Stephen King novel adaptation “It,” in which he plays the main antagonist, Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

Ruby Rose

The “Orange Is the New Black” star has two major roles coming up in 2017: she’ll play Adele Wolff in the Vin Diesel-Donnie Yen action movie “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” and assassin Ares in “John Wick: Chapter 2.”

Kelly Marie Tran

The young comedian who made her name with internet shorts before transitioning to TV has a significant role in what’s sure to be one of the biggest films of 2017, “Star Wars: Episode VII.”

Fionn Whitehead

The 19-year-old London native in his first feature film plays the lead in Christopher Nolan’s war drama “Dunkirk,” which tells the story of the Dunkirk evacuation.

McKenna Grace

The 10-year-old is currently a TV fixture on the hit ABC series “Designated Survivor,” and she will take to the big screen with the lead role in drama “Gifted” as well as a part in horror flick “Amityville: The Awakening.”

Patrick Schwarzenegger

Arnie’s son will play Bella Thorne’s love interest, Charlie, in Open Road’s July romantic drama “Midnight Sun.”

Naomi Scott

British actress Scott, who played Ryoko in “The Martian,” will put on the iconic Pink Ranger suit in Lionsgate’s March “Power Rangers” reboot.

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Amandla Stenberg, Brenton Thwaites and Annabelle Wallis are three young stars that could become household names by the end of 2017.

Ray Fisher

Fisher made a brief debut in Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe as Cyborg in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and he returns with a much bigger role in November’s “Justice League.”

Dafne Keen

Keen will also play a major role in a much-anticipated superhero flick, as she’s been cast as X-23, a female Wolverine clone, in “Logan.”

Amandla Stenberg

Stenberg burst on the scene as a 12-year-old as Rue in “The Hunger Games.” She plays a severely allergic teenage girl who falls in love with her neighbor in Warner Bros. and MGM’s May romantic drama “Everything, Everything.”

Tom Taylor

The young actor plays Jake Chambers, an adventure-seeking boy who encounters a solitary knight, in Sony’s “The Dark Tower,” based on a series of novels by legendary horror scribe Stephen King.

Annabelle Wallis

The British actress, who introduced herself to American audiences on Showtime’s “The Tudors,” plays Maid Maggie in Warner Bros.’ “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” and Jenny Halsey in Universal’s “The Mummy.”

Sofia Boutella

Boutella stars alongside Wallis in “The Mummy,” where the Algerian dancer and actress plays the title character, Princess Ahmanet.

Tessa Thompson

Thompson will make her debut in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe this year, playing Thor’s love interest Valkyrie in November’s “Thor: Ragnarok.”

Brenton Thwaites

Australian actor Thwaites played the lead in last year’s “Gods of Egypt,” which was a U.S. box office bomb. He should introduce himself to a bigger audience as Henry in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”

Jon Bass

Bass, who appeared in Jeff Nichols’ historic drama “Loving,” will play Ronnie, a “funny, awkward and skilled disco dancer” in “Baywatch,” set to hit theaters Memorial Day Weekend.

Zendaya

The singer and former Disney Channel star will play Michelle in Sony’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which comes out in July.

Bill Skarsgard

Alexander’s younger brother has a busy 2017 with “Battlecreek” and the Stephen King novel adaptation “It,” in which he plays the main antagonist, Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

Ruby Rose

The “Orange Is the New Black” star has two major roles coming up in 2017: she’ll play Adele Wolff in the Vin Diesel-Donnie Yen action movie “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” and assassin Ares in “John Wick: Chapter 2.”

Kelly Marie Tran

The young comedian who made her name with internet shorts before transitioning to TV has a significant role in what’s sure to be one of the biggest films of 2017, “Star Wars: Episode VII.”

Fionn Whitehead

The 19-year-old London native in his first feature film plays the lead in Christopher Nolan’s war drama “Dunkirk,” which tells the story of the Dunkirk evacuation.

McKenna Grace

The 10-year-old is currently a TV fixture on the hit ABC series “Designated Survivor,” and she will take to the big screen with the lead role in drama “Gifted” as well as a part in horror flick “Amityville: The Awakening.”

Patrick Schwarzenegger

Arnie’s son will play Bella Thorne’s love interest, Charlie, in Open Road’s July romantic drama “Midnight Sun.”

Naomi Scott

British actress Scott, who played Ryoko in “The Martian,” will put on the iconic Pink Ranger suit in Lionsgate’s March “Power Rangers” reboot.

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Watch ‘The Mummy’ Scare the Bejeebies Out of Tom Cruise (Video)

Tom Cruise comes face-to-face with “The Mummy”… and then all hell breaks lose.

The first full-length trailer above, starts off quietly with Cruise (as a former Navy Seal), Courtney B. Vance and Annabelle Wallis aboard a plane transporting an ancient sarcophagus. Apparently mummies are afraid of flying because the ancient wonder makes herself known in a very unpleasant way.

Jon Spaihts wrote the script, with Alex Kurtzman directing and producing alongside Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel this first film in Universal’s ambitious Classic Monster Universe.

Also Read: Tom Cruise ‘Mummy’ Remake Pushed Back 11 Weeks

So far, “The Mummy” franchise includes 1999’s “The Mummy,” 2001’s “The Mummy Returns” and 2008’s “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.” The films have grossed more than $1.25 billion worldwide.

“The Mummy” is set to hit theaters June 9, 2017.

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Tom Cruise comes face-to-face with “The Mummy”… and then all hell breaks lose.

The first full-length trailer above, starts off quietly with Cruise (as a former Navy Seal), Courtney B. Vance and Annabelle Wallis aboard a plane transporting an ancient sarcophagus. Apparently mummies are afraid of flying because the ancient wonder makes herself known in a very unpleasant way.

Jon Spaihts wrote the script, with Alex Kurtzman directing and producing alongside Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel this first film in Universal’s ambitious Classic Monster Universe.

So far, “The Mummy” franchise includes 1999’s “The Mummy,” 2001’s “The Mummy Returns” and 2008’s “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.” The films have grossed more than $1.25 billion worldwide.

“The Mummy” is set to hit theaters June 9, 2017.

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‘Come And Find Me’ Trailer: Aaron Paul On A Wild Search For Love

“Maybe it would be better for you if you stop looking for her. Maybe you don’t like what you find.” From the newly released trailer of the upcoming film Come And Find Me, starring Breaking Bad alum Aaron Paul in a frantic search for his missing girlfriend played by Annabelle Wallis.  Zack Whedon directed the pic from his own scrip. Saban Films will distribute the film in theaters and on digital platforms November 11.
Here is the synopsis: David (Paul) and Claire’s…

“Maybe it would be better for you if you stop looking for her. Maybe you don’t like what you find.” From the newly released trailer of the upcoming film Come And Find Me, starring Breaking Bad alum Aaron Paul in a frantic search for his missing girlfriend played by Annabelle Wallis.  Zack Whedon directed the pic from his own scrip. Saban Films will distribute the film in theaters and on digital platforms November 11. Here is the synopsis: David (Paul) and Claire's…

’Come and Find Me’ Trailer: Aaron Paul and Annabelle Wallis Go ‘Gone Girl’ in Indie Thriller

The film follows a man who searches for the love of his life after she abruptly disappears and discovers she has been leading a double life.

Though Aaron Paul has been busy working on two TV shows — Netflix’s “BoJack Horseman” and Hulu’s “The Path” — this past year, he still finds time to star in star in films this year, including “Triple 9,” “Central Intelligence” and the upcoming indie thriller “Come and Find Me.” The film follows David (Paul) whose idyllic relationship with Claire (Annabelle Wallis) comes to an abrupt end after she disappears without a trace. Incapable of letting her memory go, David follows Claire’s trail down a dangerous path and discovers she was leading a double life. Watch a trailer for the film below.

READ MORE: Aaron Paul to Produce Thriller ‘Blackmail’ at NBC

The film is written and directed by Zack Whedon, the brother of acclaimed screenwriter and director Joss Whedon. Zack is best known for writing episodes of such acclaimed TV shows as “Deadwood,” “Rubicon” and most recently, “Halt and Catch Fire.” He also served as David Milch’s assistant throughout all three seasons of “Deadwood.”

Meanwhile, Paul is best known for starring as Jesse Pinkman in Vince Gilligan’s “Breaking Bad.” He’s also previously starred in films like James Ponsoldt’s “Smashed,” the action film “Need for Speed” and as Scott Quittman on the HBO series “Big Love.”

READ MORE: Watch: ‘The Path’ Trailer Asks Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan To Believe Everything

“Come and Find Me” will be released in theaters and on VOD on November 11 from Saban Films.

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