Dwayne Johnson confirms Hobbs & Shaw 2 is in the works

Dwayne Johnson has confirmed a Hobbs & Shaw sequel is in the early stages of development.The wrestler-turned-actor delivered the news during a recent Instagram Live Q&A hosted by editors at Screenrant, writing: “We are developing now the next film, the…

Dwayne Johnson has confirmed a Hobbs & Shaw sequel is in the early stages of development.

The wrestler-turned-actor delivered the news during a recent Instagram Live Q&A hosted by editors at Screenrant, writing: “We are developing now the next film, the next (Hobbs & Shaw) movie, and I’m pretty excited about it.”

Although Johnson may be working on the movie already, moving the prospective film into production could present challenges, with the coronavirus crisis bringing the majority of Hollywood productions to a standstill.

Current predictions suggest projects in development now may only see release in 2022.

A spin-off from the popular Fast & Furious franchise, the first Hobbs & Shaw film was unveiled in 2019 and starred Johnson as Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham in the part of Deckard Shaw. The pair portrayed reluctant special agents who team up to defeat a bioterrorist from unleashing a deadly virus on the world.

The film, also known as Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, grossed $760 million (£616 million) at the worldwide box office, and its storyline left a clear opening for a sequel.

While it is not yet known if original director David Leitch is interested in helming a second movie, a Hobbs & Shaw follow-up would have a robust cast ready to pick up the plotline.

In addition to Johnson and Statham, the flick feature performances from Vanessa Kirby and Eiza Gonzalez, as well as cameos from Cliff Curtis, Kevin Hart, Helen Mirren, and Ryan Reynolds.

For now, the final narrative and casting of the sequel are still to be determined, with Johnson adding: “Just gotta figure out the creative right now, and the direction we’re going to go.”

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley finding it hard to entertain toddler son during lockdown

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is finding it “challenging” to keep her two-year-old son Jack entertained during the coronavirus lockdown.The British model is currently self-isolating alongside fiance Jason Statham and their little boy at their home in Los A…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is finding it “challenging” to keep her two-year-old son Jack entertained during the coronavirus lockdown.

The British model is currently self-isolating alongside fiance Jason Statham and their little boy at their home in Los Angeles. However, in a new blog post on her Rose Inc. website, Rosie admitted coming up with activities to occupy Jack hasn’t been easy.

“I’m at home in Los Angeles with Jason and our son, Jack,” she shared. “I’m working from home and feel fortunate to be able to do so since I realise many people aren’t able to work remotely or have lost their jobs. It’s heartbreaking and my heart goes out to everyone impacted in these ways.

“When I am not working, I spend my time trying to figure out how to entertain a two-year-old indoors, which is a real challenge, I must say. I’m also cooking a lot more, which may or may not be a good thing for those who have to eat it! I also have a to-do list of things like reorganising my pantry and hanging family photos in our hallway.”

Elsewhere, Rosie explained that while she’s been trying to shoot video content for her social media pages, Jack has been making it difficult for her to get the clips filmed.

“I’m thinking of ways to shoot content at home for my Instagram and YouTube and stay engaged with my community,” the 32-year-old added. “I had a lot of requests for at-home beauty routines so I’ll hopefully shoot something over the coming days. A few days ago, I tried to shoot something and my son came bursting through my bathroom door screaming, so we’ll see how it goes next time!”

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Woody Harrelson replaces Jason Statham in The Man From Toronto

Woody Harrelson has been tapped to replace Jason Statham in action-comedy The Man From Toronto. The British action man was in talks to play the world’s deadliest assassin, known as “The Man from Toronto”, alongside Kevin Hart in the upcoming movie, wh…

Woody Harrelson has been tapped to replace Jason Statham in action-comedy The Man From Toronto.

The British action man was in talks to play the world’s deadliest assassin, known as “The Man from Toronto”, alongside Kevin Hart in the upcoming movie, which follows his character as he’s forced to team up with Hart’s Teddy and save the day after they are mistaken for each other in a rented Airbnb.

However, he abruptly exited the project last week, before his deal was signed, after disagreeing with Sony executives over the rating of the film, with him wanting an R-rated movie and Sony preferring a PG-13 market. Statham backing out of the film left the production in the lurch just six weeks before filming was set to begin.

According to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, Sony officials have swiftly found a replacement in the form of Harrelson, who recently worked with the studio on 2019 Zombieland sequel Double Tap and the upcoming Venom 2. His casting means the production can remain on schedule for a cinema release on 20 November.

The Man from Toronto is being directed by The Hitman’s Bodyguard helmer Patrick Hughes. Robbie Fox wrote the script from a story he originated with Jason Blumenthal, who is producing the movie with Todd Black and Steve Tisch under their Escape Artists banner.

Harrelson was recently seen reprising the role of Tallahassee in last year’s Zombieland: Double Tap and starring in World War II action movie Midway. He recently finished filming Venom 2, in which he stars alongside Tom Hardy as serial killer Cletus Kasady, also known as Carnage, as well as action-thriller Kate, alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

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Jason Statham exits The Man from Toronto

Jason Statham has dropped out of The Man from Toronto.The British action man was due to play the world’s deadliest assassin, known as “The Man from Toronto”, in the upcoming movie, with the plot following the character as he’s forced to team up with Ke…

Jason Statham has dropped out of The Man from Toronto.

The British action man was due to play the world’s deadliest assassin, known as “The Man from Toronto”, in the upcoming movie, with the plot following the character as he’s forced to team up with Kevin Hart’s Teddy and save the day after they are mistaken for each other in a rented Airbnb.

However, editors at Deadline reported on Tuesday that Statham has dropped out of Sony Pictures’ action-comedy, which was due to go into production in six weeks’ time.

His casting was announced in January, though sources have claimed he never closed a deal to appear in the film. They also told the publication that Statham had “creative issues” with the movie, as he wanted it to be R-rated, while studio executives wanted it to be more of a PG-13, given its release days before Thanksgiving.

Producers are now trying to find a replacement to keep the production on track ahead of a cinema release on 20 November.

The Man from Toronto, which would have served as a reunion for Statham and his Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw co-star Hart, is being directed by The Hitman’s Bodyguard helmer Patrick Hughes. Robbie Fox wrote the script from a story he originated with Jason Blumenthal, who is producing the movie with Todd Black and Steve Tisch under their Escape Artists banner.

Statham, 52, recently reunited with his Snatch director Guy Ritchie to shoot Cash Truck, which also stars Josh Hartnett and Scott Eastwood. The film is now in post-production ahead of a release in January 2021.

In addition, Deadline also reported that The Transporter star parted ways with his agents at William Morris Endeavour (WME) on the same night he departed The Man from Toronto.

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Vin Diesel hints Fast & Furious 10 will be split into two parts

Vin Diesel has teased fans with the possibility that Fast & Furious 10 could be split into two parts.The 52-year-old, who has played Dominic Toretto in the long-running action franchise since 2001, revealed that he thought about the ending of the Fast …

Vin Diesel has teased fans with the possibility that Fast & Furious 10 could be split into two parts.

The 52-year-old, who has played Dominic Toretto in the long-running action franchise since 2001, revealed that he thought about the ending of the Fast & Furious saga even before filming began on the upcoming Fast & Furious 9.

“I started planning for Fast 10 before we started filming Fast 9. Very much so,” he told Total Film magazine, noting that he wants to stretch out the next instalment of the franchise for the fans and executives at the studio Universal.

“Universal deserves it because of how much they’ve invested in this little saga, and it’d be good to give back to Universal. And for the fans, should Fast 10 parts one and two be the conclusion, it would be nice for this world to continue for generations to come,” Diesel added.

The hugely successful action saga, which has grossed more than $5 billion (£3.8 billion) worldwide, also spawned last year’s spin-off movie Hobbs & Shaw, with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprising their Fast & Furious characters for the blockbuster.

Diesel touched upon the possibilities of more spin-offs and insisted he was happy with the future of the franchise being enjoyed by different audiences.

“The universe is so robust and so rich with talent and rich with story that, on one level, it’s totally feasible to have spin-offs, and I think that’s something that is inevitable,” he explained.

Fast & Furious 9, which also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Charlize Theron, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, and Tyrese Gibson, will hit cinemas in May.

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Jason Statham and Kevin Hart in talks for The Man from Toronto

Jason Statham and Kevin Hart are reportedly in talks to team up for new action comedy The Man From Toronto.The Hobbs & Shaw star will play the world’s deadliest assassin, who reluctantly joins forces with loser Teddy, played by funnyman Hart, after a c…

Jason Statham and Kevin Hart are reportedly in talks to team up for new action comedy The Man From Toronto.

The Hobbs & Shaw star will play the world’s deadliest assassin, who reluctantly joins forces with loser Teddy, played by funnyman Hart, after a case of mistaken identity leaves the fate of the world on their shoulders, according to Deadline.

The movie is not related to 1933’s The Man From Toronto, which starred Jessie Matthews and Ian Hunter, and was based on the play by Douglas Murray.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard director Patrick Hughes, who previously worked with Statham on The Expendables 3, will oversee the project, with Robbie Fox penning the script based on a story from Jason Blumenthal.

Hart and Statham briefly shared scenes in last year’s Hobbs & Shaw, which also starred their frequent collaborator Dwayne Johnson.

Sony Pictures officials are eyeing a 20 November release for The Man From Toronto, with production expected to begin in March, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Hart is currently revelling in the huge success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel, Jumanji: The Next Level, which has made over $738 million (£568 million) worldwide since its release in December.

The 40-year-old funnyman has also wrapped on upcoming drama Fatherhood, which will be released in January 2021.

Meanwhile, Statham recently reunited with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch director Guy Ritchie for the revenge action thriller, Cash Truck, which has just finished filming.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley swears by intermittent fasting

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley maintains her figure by intermittent fasting. The British supermodel, who splits her time between London and Los Angeles, has now revealed that she tries to eat nothing between 6pm and 8am the following morning. “I eat all …

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley maintains her figure by intermittent fasting.

The British supermodel, who splits her time between London and Los Angeles, has now revealed that she tries to eat nothing between 6pm and 8am the following morning.

“I eat all my food in an eight to 10-hour window, I’ll have a matcha latte with oat milk at 8am – that’s the most L.A. thing about me,” she told The Sunday Times’ Style magazine. “Then I try to finish eating between 4pm and 6pm it gives my body time to digest everything.”

However, Rosie insisted that she is “flexible” with the plan and if she goes out for dinner one evening, she will start eating later the following morning.

Elsewhere in the interview, the blonde beauty confessed it took her a long time to lose weight after giving birth to her son Jack, her child with partner Jason Statham, in 2017, and she hasn’t fully returned to her original shape, while her hair and skin were also affected by becoming a mother.

“It took a long time to get back into shape after I had Jack. Things don’t sit where they used to, but I’ve come to terms with it,” the 32-year-old shared. “I’ve never had perfect skin, but during my pregnancy it was fantastic. Once Jack was born the spots returned.

“My (hair) texture and colour aren’t the same. I can’t get it back to the right blonde. It stays for about three weeks and then washes out. I’ve still got broken bits on the side that won’t grow back, which has been upsetting.”

The interview comes shortly after it was announced Rosie had developed a red-brown shade named You Make Me for Hourglass Cosmetics’ Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick range. The model, who was named the brand’s first-ever celebrity ambassador earlier this month, is also fronting the campaign for their new Vanish Airbrush Concealer.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ‘redefined her identity’ after becoming a parent

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley had to “redefine her identity” after welcoming her son in 2017.The British model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry, having fronted campaigns for the likes of Burberry, Jimmy Choo, and Marks & Spence…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley had to “redefine her identity” after welcoming her son in 2017.

The British model is one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry, having fronted campaigns for the likes of Burberry, Jimmy Choo, and Marks & Spencer.

However, Rosie discovered that she had to reassess all aspects of her life after giving birth to baby boy Jack, whom she shares with her actor fiance Jason Statham.

“I don’t think I was prepared in any way for the emotional side of becoming a mother. I’d never really been around babies before, I knew it was time to start a family, and I knew I had this inkling in me that I wanted to have a baby, but the maternal instinct never really kicked in until I gave birth. It was incredibly overwhelming on so many different levels because here I am with this newborn baby that I had an overwhelming sense of love for and it is a huge identity shift,” she said during an interview for Ashley Graham’s Pretty Big Deal podcast. “And so that first year, for me, was a mix of pure joy, a lot of anxiety, learning as I went, redefining my identity to myself, to my partner, to my work, to my son. It’s a very intimate kind of personal experience. And really beautiful because I feel like I’ve evolved and grown so much. And there’s nothing that comes close to how proud I feel of him. I could stare at him all day long.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Ashley, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Justin Ervin, also asked Rosie how she made the decision not show Jack’s face in public or on social media, and the blonde beauty insisted it was a “no-brainer”.

“I just always felt really strongly that it should be Jack’s decision if he wants to live a public life. I just dread the idea of him turning around to me at 15, 16 and being like, ‘You and dad didn’t protect me, you w**red me out.’ It should be his choice. I want him to feel normal,” the 38-year-old explained.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley gets candid about struggle to lose weight after pregnancy

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has opened up about her struggle to lose the 55 pounds (25 kilograms) she gained during her pregnancy.The British model gave birth to Jack, her first child with fiance Jason Statham, back in 2017. She’s now looking better tha…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has opened up about her struggle to lose the 55 pounds (25 kilograms) she gained during her pregnancy.

The British model gave birth to Jack, her first child with fiance Jason Statham, back in 2017.

She’s now looking better than ever, but in a no-holds barred chat on the Pretty Big Deal podcast with fellow model Ashley Graham, who is currently pregnant, Rosie admitted it wasn’t easy to shed the pounds once she’d welcomed her new arrival into the world.

“I would look in the mirror and I was like, I have 35 to 40 pounds (15-18 kilograms) to lose,” she said of her outlook after giving birth. “And I go to the gym, go to the gym, go to the gym, it’s not falling off, it’s not coming off, and it was very humbling for me, because having had a certain body type for most of my life… I will say working out in the gym and looking back at myself and feeling like s**t, I was like, now I understand how hard it is for some people to get to the gym.”

Revealing just how much weight she had gained while carrying Jack, Rosie grimaced: “I gained about 55 pounds. Listen, I enjoyed myself. I let the reins go. It’s a new experience, so you’re kind of like, ‘Well, let’s see how this goes.’ And six months in I was like, ‘WHAT! This is crazy!'”

While she struggled to accept the changes to her body at first, the 32-year-old admitted she felt “empowered” by the end of her pregnancy, and “basically walked around naked for the last month at home”.

As Rosie opened up about her pregnancy weight struggles, Ashley, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Justin Ervin, shared that she has gained 40 pounds (18 kilograms). The curvy model is due to give birth in January.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would love to swap lives with Rihanna for a night

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would love to spend a day in Rihanna’s shoes.The 32-year-old model is currently fronting the latest images for Jimmy Choo’s In My Choos editorial series, and in an interview accompanying the new campaign, Rosie revealed who sh…

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would love to spend a day in Rihanna’s shoes.

The 32-year-old model is currently fronting the latest images for Jimmy Choo’s In My Choos editorial series, and in an interview accompanying the new campaign, Rosie revealed who she’d like to swap lives with just for one night.

“I would have to say Rihanna on stage performing for sure,” she explained. “I think that’s got to be the ultimate experience and I love her, love her music and love everything she stands for and I just think it’s unlike any feeling I think you could compare it to, singing to an audience and the crowd looking back at you with adoration. I would love to experience that.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the model shared the best career advice she’s ever been given and noted that it’s the reason she’s steered away from controversy during her modelling and acting career.

“I received a lot of good career advice, but I think the one piece of career advice that’s always stuck with me is: It takes a lifetime to build a reputation and just one second to destroy it,” the mother-of-one shared.

Rosie, who is engaged to actor Jason Statham, also sweetly revealed how she would ask her parents for fashion magazine subscriptions when she was younger.

“One of my earliest childhood memories was waiting for them to arrive every month. I’d then devour every page sitting in my bedroom and share it with my mum and we’d look at all the fashion stories together,” she recalled. “It was the creativity which really inspired me. My bedroom walls were plastered with iconic images of models and fashion campaigns.”

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