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Megan Fox Reunites With Michael Bay For ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Reboot

28 Jun

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Megan Fox and Michael Bay have apparently put their differences aside and will be teaming up once again.

The director announced on Thursday that Fox will be joining his upcoming reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Bay kept the message short and sweet on his official site, writing, “TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!”

There’s no official word yet, but early speculation says Fox will be playing April O’Neil, the female lead in the series and the most notable human in the series.

Bay and Fox last worked together on the second Transformers film and had a reported falling out, when the actress likened the director to Hitler in an interview. Her comments led to her departure from the franchise, prompting Bay to cast supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as his leading lady in Transformers: Dark Of The Moon.

The movie is still in its casting stage and the parts of the Ninja Turtles – Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael – haven’t been filled yet; however the same motion-capture technology used in Avatar will be used to bring the Turtles to life in the live-action flick.

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Michelle Yeoh Confirms ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ Sequel

24 May

Michelle Yeoh

Actress Michelle Yeoh has confirmed a sequel to martial arts classic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is in the works, 13 years after the original became a box office smash.

The movie, directed by Ang Lee, grossed over $213 million worldwide following its release in 2000, and rumors about a follow-up began surfacing last month.

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was said to be spearheading the project, with Chinese filmmaker Ronnie Wu in negotiations to take over the franchise from Lee.

Now Yeoh, who portrayed warrior Yu Shu Lien, admits there have been talks about a second installment centered around her character, but she’s hesitant to officially sign up to the film just yet.

She tells Britain’s Metro paper, “It’s early stages. It still depends on the script and who the director is, and it’s never easy to make another movie after such an incredible classic but Crouching Tiger is a gem in my heart and always will be. So we will see.”

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Jennifer Lawrence To Reteam With ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Co-Star Bradley Cooper

16 May

Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence and her “Silver Linings Playbook” director David O. Russell and co-star Bradley Cooper are working together again in a new movie.

Lawrence has been critically praised for her role in the 2012 film, including being nominated for an Academy Award. Now the major players are joining together again for the filmmaker’s latest project.

Lawrence has been tapped to star in the director’s new film, about the 1970s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sting operation Abscam,which brought down several congressmen, According to Deadline.com.

Other stars include Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner.

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Joe Pesci Settles ‘Gotti’ Lawsuit

18 Feb

Joe Pesci

Oscar-winning actor Joe Pesci has settled a lawsuit with producers behind a biopic of Mafia don John Gotti after suing movie bosses for downgrading his part.

The Goodfellas star signed a $3 million deal to play the gangster’s associate and childhood pal Angelo Ruggiero in Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father, alongside John Travolta and Kelly Preston.

He filed suit against Fiore Films in July 2011, claiming he had piled on weight to portray Ruggiero, only to be told he would be playing a smaller part.

His attorney, Jessica Trotter, confirmed on Monday that Pesci has reached a undisclosed out-of-court settlement with bosses at the production company.

Travolta will play Gotti in the film. The crime boss died behind bars in 2002.

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