Michael Pena added to Tom & Jerry movie

Michael Pena is joining Chloe Grace Moretz in the upcoming Tom & Jerry live-action revamp.It was announced in April that Moretz had secured one of the human roles in the new flick, with editors at Deadline now reporting Pena has also signed on.The pair…

Michael Pena is joining Chloe Grace Moretz in the upcoming Tom & Jerry live-action revamp.

It was announced in April that Moretz had secured one of the human roles in the new flick, with editors at Deadline now reporting Pena has also signed on.

The pair have been cast to play rivals at a top hotel in Warner Bros.’ take on the classic cartoon, which Fantastic Four filmmaker Tim Story is directing.

Pena will portray Terrance, the deputy general manager of the Park Hotel, who hires Moretz’s Kayla to clean up the place. She brings in an alley cat to get rid of the hotel’s mouse.

The classic Tom & Jerry cartoon was launched in 1940 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. During its original run, until 1958, the famed animation duo won seven Academy Awards for Animated Short Film. The cat and mouse enemies were last seen in November 2014 in a two-minute sketch as part of the Children in Need telethon.

News of a film was announced in April 2015. It was originally going to be completely animated and “in the same vein” as the source material. However, in October 2018, studio bossed indicated that the project would instead be a live-action/2D animated hybrid film.

It marks a new direction for Pena, whose most recent projects include drugs cartel movie The Mule with Clint Eastwood, as well as Netflix’s latest Narcos series, Mexico, about the cannabis trade in the nation.

Moretz is also moving away from her recent run of mystery films, like Greta and Suspiria.

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Eva Longoria thrilled her son can watch Dora the Explorer movie

Eva Longoria can’t wait to watch her latest movie with her baby boy Santiago.The actress plays the mother of Dora the Explorer (Isabela Moner) in new film Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the live-action adaption of the hit children’s TV show.Eva, who s…

Eva Longoria can’t wait to watch her latest movie with her baby boy Santiago.

The actress plays the mother of Dora the Explorer (Isabela Moner) in new film Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the live-action adaption of the hit children’s TV show.

Eva, who starred in Desperate Housewives as the sultry Gabrielle Solis for eight seasons, spoke to Extra about the feature at the 2019 CinemaCon at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Thursday (04Apr19) in Las Vegas, explaining that she’s excited for her nine-month-old son Santi, who she shares with husband Jose ‘Pepe’ Baston, to see something she’s in.

“Santi can watch, I’m not in lingerie,” she laughed, adding, “I’d never let him watch Desperate Housewives.”

And her baby isn’t the only one who’s excited about the movie version.

“When it was announced, all my friends, Serena Williams texted me, Victoria (Beckham) texted me, everyone was like, ‘Oh, my gosh!’ It was such a global thing. I thought it was a Latina thing. Everybody knows her,” the 44-year-old explained. “To play her mother and to bring this animated, one-dimensional character to life was exhilarating and thrilling.”

In the movie, Dora is forced to attend a traditional high school. She later enlists the help of her best friend Boots (voiced by Danny Trejo), her cousin Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg) and other teens to save her mother and father, as played by Michael Pena, and solve a mystery about a lost Inca civilisation. Eugenio Derbez, Benicio del Toro, Temuera Morrison, and Pia Miller round out the cast.

Eva, who started working on the movie soon after giving birth to her first child, also joked that her fans may not recognise her.

“Santi was six weeks old, so I am about 20 pounds (nine kilograms) heavier,” she insisted. “It’s coming back little by little… I was working so hard I injured my shoulder, so I had to stop a little bit, but I’m going back.”

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Charlotte McKinney fronts new Guess swimwear line she co-designed

Charlotte McKinney has been tapped as the face of Guess’ spring/summer 2019 swimwear line.The model/actress was first selected to appear in a Guess campaign back in 2014, when she was discovered by bosses at the American clothing brand on social media….

Charlotte McKinney has been tapped as the face of Guess’ spring/summer 2019 swimwear line.

The model/actress was first selected to appear in a Guess campaign back in 2014, when she was discovered by bosses at the American clothing brand on social media.

Charlotte has since gone on to front clothing and lingerie imagery for Guess and is now wowing in the newly unveiled swimwear capsule entitled Icon, which she helped to create.

“It’s been such an honour to create, design and shoot for the iconic brand that we know as Guess. I owe a lot of my career success to Guess, it was my first big modelling job and a truly unforgettable experience,” she said. “It’s such a beautiful feeling to be part of the Guess family, to have shot several campaigns over the years, and now to create my own capsule collection is a dream come true.”

The swimwear line is comprised of 12 different “highly feminine” designs, with the pieces featuring leopard, gingham, and polka dot prints, as well as graphic stripes.

Based around a red, black and white colour palette, the beachwear is available in a range of cuts, including ’80s-inspired one-piece swimsuits, halter bikini tops and string briefs.

For the campaign, Charlotte was photographed by Derek Kettela on the sunny beaches of California, with controversial art director and Guess co-founder Paul Marciano, who has been accused of sexual harassment by former Guess girl Kate Upton, thrilled with the end result.

“Watching Charlotte’s international stardom rapidly grow since her first campaign with appearances in music videos, movies and on TV, has been an enjoyable journey to follow. Since discovering Charlotte and welcoming her into the Guess family, she has been featured in several swimwear and lingerie campaigns with Guess. We are thrilled to welcome her back for another campaign with Guess and launch her first swimwear capsule,” he said.

The Icon capsule collection will be available to purchase from the beginning of March (19).

In addition to her gig with Guess, Charlotte also has a string of Hollywood projects lined-up, including a part in upcoming supernatural horror film Fantasy Island alongside Michael Pena and Lucy Hale.

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Michael Douglas keen for Ant-Man prequel

Michael Douglas is up for an Ant-Man prequel focusing on his character Dr. Hank Pym.Paul Rudd is back as the miniature Marvel hero in new flick Ant-Man and the Wasp, which hits cinemas from next month (Jul18), with Evangeline Lilly returning as Hope va…

Michael Douglas is up for an Ant-Man prequel focusing on his character Dr. Hank Pym.

Paul Rudd is back as the miniature Marvel hero in new flick Ant-Man and the Wasp, which hits cinemas from next month (Jul18), with Evangeline Lilly returning as Hope van Dyne/ Wasp and Michael as Hank.

And Michael thinks fans would also appreciate a feature focused solely on Hank, a scientist who was Ant-Man when he appeared in Marvel Comics in the ’60s.

“I’d like to see him, if there’s magic, we do movie magic in terms of flashbacks. How about getting Hank back to his prime age as the Original Ant-Man and kick some serious a*s?” the 73-year-old excitedly told Screen Rant.

“I’m ready. I’m geared. I need a good stunt double. You know, I’ll find him, but now you can make me look 40 years younger let’s do the whole job!”

Editors have already made Michael look younger in his role as Hank, using de-ageing technology for a flashback scene in 2015’s Ant-Man.

For the upcoming sequel, Bobby Cannavale, T.I. and Michael Pena are also returning to the franchise, while Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne are among the cast newcomers.

In an interview with Variety, Michelle, who portrays Hank’s wife and Hope’s mother Janet, the original Wasp, said she signed on to Peyton Reed’s new film after becoming a fan of the original.

“It had this great sense of humour about it, and just this unusual tone,” she said. “This new script has the same thing, it’s nicely written.”

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