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MovieMash: The Week in Film At A Glance


Looking for a quick fix of all the latest breaking news? You've come to the right place. This is MovieMash.

Joe Cornish FINALLY begins filming his follow-up to Attack the Block… after six years

After a barnstorming debut in 2011 with Attack the Block, we’ve been waiting a long time to find out what director Joe Cornish would do next.

Now, finally, he’s started lensing his second movie – a modern-day fantasy titled The Kid Who Would Be King, and he’s bagged none other than Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson to star.

Penned by Cornish, the movie follows a young boy named Alex (Louis Serkis), who discovers the mythical sword Excalibur. Together with his friends, Alex must thwart the ambitions of the evil Morgana (Ferguson) who plans to steal the weapon with an aim of destroying the world.

Cornish has come a long way from his first brush with filmmaking on The Adam & Joe Show in Channel Four in the 1990s. Check out this stuffed toy remake of Trainspotting

Ryan Gosling's mum made him watch his first Harrison Ford film

Ryan Gosling, who co-stars with Harrison Ford in the forthcoming Blade Runner 2049, has revealed that the first Harrison Ford movie he saw growing up was the 1985 crime thriller Witness. And it was his mum who made him watch it.

"She said, 'You have to watch this actor,'” he recalled. “I don't know why she asked me to do that. I never mentioned acting; it was not something I was particularly interested in. But she did."

The movie saw Ford gain an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and was critically acclaimed at the time of its release.

Leo and Martin are hooking up again for Roosevelt

Regular collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio is sitting out Martin Scorsese’s currently filming The Irishman (which reunites Scorsese with old pals Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci), but rest assured Leo fans, he’ll be back for the director’s NEXT film, a biopic of former American President, Theodore Roosevelt.

Roosevelt's life is certainly an interesting one. After fighting in the Spanish–American War, the Harvard-educated Roosevelt entered politics, eventually becoming Ameica’s 26th President after the assassination of William McKinley in 1901.

He's also one of the four heads sculpted into the side of Mount Rushmore, proof enough of his importance in the country’s history. One small thing though, he wasn't quite as handsome as our Leo.

John Travolta is one of the Mafia’s most feared figures in new Gotti trailer

John Gotti was an Italian-American gangster who became boss of the powerful Gambino crime family in New York City and whose arrest and trial was one of the most reported Mafia news stories of the last 50 years.

Now a perfectly-cast John Travolta is headlining a biopic of the famous Mafia Don, and, from the look of it, it could be his best film in years.

Take a look…

Avatars 2,3,4 and 5 have started filming… At last

After toiling away for eight years on his various Avatar sequels, it’s been announced that filming has officially started on the four films.

And yes, director James Cameron IS shooting all four back-to-back, which is one MAMMOTH undertaking.

No word yet on when we can expect Avatar 2 out, but Cameron likes to take things at his own pace, so it’s anyone’s guess when we’ll be taking our return visit to Pandora.

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