LOS ANGELES (AP) — Moviegoers voted with their dollars and chose the familiar over the new this Memorial Day weekend. The Walt Disney Co.'s live-action remake of "Aladdin" crushed the competition...
It's pretty clear after watching the new live-action "Aladdin" that doubts about Will Smith's casting as the Genie are overblown. It's the guy behind the camera who should be doubted. And stuffed...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1992, Disney transported audiences to the mythical land of Agrabah, where they met a street rat with a heart of gold, a flying carpet, a headstrong princess and a magical...
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Will Smith reveals first post for Disney’s ‘Aladdin’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith can't wait for Disney's remake of "Aladdin."
The star on Wednesday revealed the live-action musical's first poster. Looking similar to the 1992 Robin Williams film, the poster features an ornate lamp and blue smoke along with the words: "Choose wisely." The film's release date of May 2019 also is listed.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly seven years after "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" hit theaters, Warner Bros. Pictures says a third installment of the "Sherlock Holmes" franchise is coming in 2020.
The studio said Monday that Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his role as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed detective alongside Jude Law as his counterpart Watson.
Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin to feature new songs by Greatest Showman lyricists
Guy Ritchie's live-action remake of Disney's 'Aladdin' will feature two new songs written by 'The Greatest Showman' songwriters.
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are receiving continual praise for their Academy Award nominated song 'This Is Me' from the Hugh Jackman-starring original musical.
But despite failing to win the Original Song category on Sunday (03.04.18), they revealed they have collaborated with long-time Disney composer Alan Menken for the upcoming new movie.
Madonna has moved into an 18th century palace in Portugal.
The 59-year-old singer and her youngest children David, 12, Mercy, 11, and five-year-old twins Esther and Stella had been living in a luxury hotel in Lisbon after relocating to Europe to support David's burgeoning soccer career, but they have now found a more permanent base in the form of a lavish abode.
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Naomi Scott said Princess Jasmine is a "multidimensional woman".
The 24-year-old actress has been cast as the fearless princess in Guy Ritchie's live-action remake of the Disney classic 'Aladdin', and said there are "so many amazing new things" about her character.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott said: "There are so many amazing new things about the character in this adaptation - I could literally go on for an hour.
Rocco Ritchie is reportedly dating aspiring singer Chantelle Lee.
The 17-year-old son of Madonna and her ex-husband Guy Ritchie is believed to have struck up a relationship with the 16-year-old singer, and although they have only been seeing one another for a matter of weeks, the young star is already "smitten" with his new beau.
Will Smith shares image of cast of ‘Aladdin’ live-action remake
Will Smith confirmed filming for the live-action remake of “Aladdin” has started.
The 48-year-old actor revealed he was playing The Genie in the Guy Ritchie reboot of the 1992 Disney-animated classic earlier this year and bosses have wasted no time getting started on production as he took to his Facebook account on Wednesday to post a selfie of the new cast on the first day of shooting.
Will Smith shares image of cast of Aladdin live-action remake
Will Smith has confirmed filming for the live-action remake of 'Aladdin' has started.
The 48-year-old actor revealed he was playing The Genie in the Guy Ritchie reboot of the 1992 Disney-animated classic earlier this year and bosses have wasted no time getting started on production as he took to his Facebook account on Wednesday (06.09.17) to post a selfie of the new cast on the first day of shooting.
Madonna has reportedly moved to Lisbon.
The 'Hung Up' singer has relocated to Portugal with her family after her 11-year-old adopted son David - who she has with ex-husband Guy Ritchie - joined the Benfica soccer team youth academy.
Portuguese weekly magazine Visão reported: "Madonna is no longer a tourist, she now lives in Lisbon."
Will Smith has been confirmed as the Genie in the live-action reboot of 'Aladdin'.
The 48-year-old Hollywood legend's casting was announced at Disney's D23 Expo in California on Saturday (15.07.17), where it was also revealed that Naomi Scott, 24, will portray Princess Jasmine and newcomer Mena Massoud has been announced as Aladdin.
Guy Ritchie has still not found an actor to lead his live action reboot of 'Aladdin'.
The British director is working on bringing Disney's classic 1992 animation back to the big screen along with Sean Bailey - head of motion picture production at Disney - and shooting was due to commence on the project in July.
Madonna wished herself a happy Father's Day on Sunday (06.18.17).
The 'Papa Don't Preach' singer shared a collage of photos on her Instagram account featuring all her children, 20-year-old Lourdes, Rocco, 16, David and Mercy, both 11, and four-year-old twins Stella and Esther, and insisted she deserved just as much recognition for what she does for her kids as male parents do.
The collage featured pink text which read: "Happy Mother's Day Madonna."
- The North Platte TelegraphDisney are 'exploring' a sequel to AladdinAugust 13, 2019
- Rome News-TribuneAladdin grosses more than $1 billion at global box officeJuly 27, 2019
- Post-BulletinWill Smith's 'sexy genie'May 13, 2019
- Post-BulletinWill Smith found genie role 'daunting'May 11, 2019
- Cleveland.comFirst trailer for Disney's 'Aladdin' offers glimpse into a whole new worldOctober 12, 2018
Jade Thirlwall is in talks to play Princess Jasmine in the live-action remake of 'Aladdin'.
The Little Mix singer is a huge Disney fan and is reportedly on the shortlist to take on the leading role in Guy Ritchie's new movie, although it could cause disruption to the band.
A source told The Sun on Sunday: "Jasmine is Jade's perfect role, so she's delighted to have got this far in the process. The talks have been going on for some time now.
Charlie Hunnam feels like he's "on a fool's errand" in Hollywood.
The 37-year-old actor has admitted it's increasingly difficult for him to make "original" films, because of current trends in the movie business - but Charlie has pledged to continue to "fight the good fight".
Guy Ritchie's 'King Arthur' franchise is reportedly set to be scrapped because of the underwhelming response to 'Legend of the Sword'.
The drama movie starring Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law has fallen short of pre-release expectations in the US and that has meant Ritchie's ambitions of turning it into a money-spinning franchise have now disappeared.
A Hollywood source said: "The 'King Arthur' franchise is dead."
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first major box office flop of the summer movie season has arrived.
Studio estimates on Sunday say director Guy Ritchie's "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" opened to a bleak $14.7 million from more than 3,700 locations against a costly $175 million production budget.
The gritty reimaging of the Excalibur myth starring Charlie Hunnam as Arthur debuted in third place behind box office leader "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" and "Snatched" at No. 2.
Charlie Hunnam has rejected the chance to star in 'Game of Thrones'.
The 37-year-old actor has revealed he previously declined the chance to appear in the popular HBO series because of scheduling conflicts.
He shared: "I would love to do a 'Game of Thrones' cameo, they offered me a cameo on that show a little while ago but I was shooting something else so I wasn't able to do it but maybe in the future, who knows."
Meet the heavy metal King Arthur, righteous superhero protagonist of the headbanging CG epic “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” from director Guy Ritchie of the “Sherlock Holmes” series.
Movie review: ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ is all style, no substance
“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” is a blinding blur of hand-to-hand combat, family squabbles, elephants the size of castles and hard-rock concert noise.
Which is to say that there’s never a dull moment in the latest film based on the Arthurian legend, and there aren’t many moments that make much sense, either.
NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Hunnam says he convinced director Guy Ritchie to cast him as King Arthur after the two bonded over marijuana — talking about it, not indulging in it.
How Charlie Hunnam talked his way into being King Arthur
Victoria Beckham praises David’s cameo in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Victoria Beckham has praised her husband David's cameo in 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword'.
The fashion designer took to social media during the premiere of the new Guy Ritchie film in London on Wednesday (05.10.17) and expressed how proud she was of the soccer player's first speaking film role.
On Twitter, the 43-year-old star wrote: "So proud of @davidbeckham! (sic)"
Charlie Hunnam hails David Beckham’s performance in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Charlie Hunnam thinks David Beckham did "an amazing job" in 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword'.
The retired soccer star has a cameo role in the Guy Ritchie-directed drama movie and Charlie has revealed he relished the experience of working with David, calling him a "humble" guy.
Speaking at the London premiere of the movie in Leicester Square on Wednesday (05.10.17), Charlie said: "It was lovely (working with Beckham), he did an amazing job. He is very quiet and humble and serious."
David Beckham isn't looking to break into movies following his appearance in 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword'.
The 42-year-old retired soccer superstar has a small cameo role in the new Guy Ritchie movie playing Trigger, a scar-faced soldier to Charlie Hunnam's Arthur who witnesses him pull the Excalibur sword from the stone to become king.
Although David was thrilled to be offered a tiny part by his friend Guy he is adamant that it is not the start of a Hollywood career for him.
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"King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" NEW
A new imagining of the Excalibur myth finds Arthur once more searching for his rightful place in the kingdom. With Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Jude Law, Eric Bana. Written by Joby Harold and Guy Ritchie and Lionel Wigram; story by David Dobkin and Joby Harold. Directed by Ritchie. (2:06) PG-13.
Deep into Guy Ritchie's "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ," a bad guy who we've never met before informs Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) and his mates that they'd better be at the castle before dark if they want to see "the boy" and "the girl" again. It's one of those harmless, up the stakes clichés that's all too common in action movies, but, in the flawed yet amusing "King Arthur," it unwittingly left me baffled. "Which girl?" I wondered, sincerely doubting that this was the intended effect.
Hunnam offered to fight for ‘King Arthur’ lead
Guy Ritchie was eager to direct 'Suicide Squad 2' - but a scheduling conflict denied him of the opportunity.
The acclaimed moviemaker was rumoured to be among a number of big-name directors who were being eyed for the job and Guy has appeared to suggest he was in the running for the role, but confessed that his upcoming schedule made it impossible.
Charlie Hunnam recalls sword fights and dart injuries with older brother
Guy Ritchie taught Charlie Hunnam jiu-jitsu.
The 36-year-old actor worked with the director on the upcoming adventure movie 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' and has said the 48-year-old filmmaker taught him the basics of the Japanese martial art whilst on set for the feature.
Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin set to be a ‘highly energised musical’
Guy Ritchie's live-action remake of 'Aladdin' will be a "highly energised musical".
The 48-year-old filmmaker is set to take on directorial duties for the remake of the classic 1992 animated Disney feature, and Sean Bailey, the president of Motion Picture Production for Walt Disney Studios, has said the project is set to be unlike anything Disney has ever done before.
“Snatch” tracks three street hustlers so lucky, they may just end up running London’s underworld — if they live long enough.
This remake of sorts to the 2000 Guy Ritchie film, which starred Brad Pitt, finds this trio of idiots improbably accomplishing the heist of the century and drawing the wrath of every law enforcement agent and mob boss in the city.
Guy Ritchie didn't want King Arthur to be a "worthy" character.
The 48-year-old director has been working on 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' and wanted to make the titular medieval hero - who is played by Charlie Hunnam - as "likeable" as possible so felt it was important he had a "naughty" side.
He said: "The fundamental challenge with King Arthur is to make him likeable.
Charlie Hunnam has praised Guy Ritchie for his honesty on the set of 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword'.
The 36-year-old actor plays the titular role in the director's upcoming fantasy film and he enjoyed the fact that Ritchie encouraged a dialogue between himself and the cast on set, which he describes as a "freeing process".
Guy Ritchie is a "very collaborative" filmmaker.
Lionel Wigram, the 'King Arthur' producer, has revealed the 48-year-old filmmaker likes to work on a character alongside the actor that is playing them as it makes their performance and dialogue more "organic".
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Madonna stands by son Rocco Ritchie after reported arrest
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Madonna says she is supporting son Rocco Ritchie after reports surfaced Wednesday that the 16-year-old was arrested for possession of marijuana in London.
Madonna released a statement to The Associated Press Wednesday calling the September arrest "a family matter."
She said: "I love my son very much. I will do whatever I can to give him the support that he needs, and I ask that you respect our privacy at this time."
Court official: Madonna, Ritchie resolve son’s custody case
NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna and Guy Ritchie have resolved a months-long custody dispute in New York over where their teenage son should live.
Court spokesman Lucian Chalfen confirmed Wednesday that the divorced singer and film director reached a settlement. He didn't release any details.
Ritchie's lawyer, Peter Bronstein, says 16-year-old Rocco Ritchie will continue to live with his father in London.