James Corden, Missy Elliott and Minnie Driver join Cinderella musical

James Corden, Missy Elliott and Minnie Driver have joined the cast of Camila Cabello’s Cinderella musical.The movie, directed by writer/director Kay Cannon, is based on an original idea from the U.S. late night TV host, and will be a musical retelling …

James Corden, Missy Elliott and Minnie Driver have joined the cast of Camila Cabello’s Cinderella musical.

The movie, directed by writer/director Kay Cannon, is based on an original idea from the U.S. late night TV host, and will be a musical retelling of the classic fairytale.

The British star will play one of the mice who is turned into a footman to take Cinderella to the ball alongside fellow comedians John Mulaney and Romesh Ranganathan.

Meanwhile, rapper Elliott will play the Town Crier in the flick, while Driver has been tapped for the role of Queen Beatrice, according to Deadline.

The newcomers join Senorita singer Cabello, who is making her feature acting debut in Cinderella and will also be involved in the music, and as well as relatively unknown British actor Nicholas Galitzine, who has been cast as love interest Prince Robert.

Pierce Brosnan will also be playing the King, Idina Menzel will serve as the wicked stepmother, and Billy Porter will take on the role of the fairy godmother.

The musical comedy re-imagines the traditional Cinderella tale and follows the heroine as she tries to make her ambitious dreams come true. Production on the movie is set to begin this month.

Corden and Leo Pearlman are serving as producers on the film, alongside Jonathan Kadin and Shannon McIntosh, who was executive producer on Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

The musical is set to hit theatres in February 2021.

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Pierce Brosnan to play king opposite Camila Cabello in Cinderella

Pierce Brosnan is set to play the role of the king in the new big-screen adaptation of Cinderella.The 66-year-old will portray the regal character, alongside leading lady Camila Cabello, in writer-director Kay Cannon’s musical retelling of the fairyt…

Pierce Brosnan is set to play the role of the king in the new big-screen adaptation of Cinderella.

The 66-year-old will portray the regal character, alongside leading lady Camila Cabello, in writer-director Kay Cannon’s musical retelling of the fairytale.

The casting news comes days after it was announced relatively unknown British actor Nicholas Galitzine would play Cinderella’s love interest Prince Robert in the highly-anticipated film.

The movie is based on an original idea from U.S. late night TV host James Corden, and also stars Idina Menzel, who will play the wicked stepmother, and Billy Porter, who will take on the role of the fairy godmother.

Cabello, who makes her acting debut in Cinderella, will also be involved in the music.

Corden and Leo Pearlman are serving as producers on the film, alongside Jonathan Kadin and Shannon McIntosh, who was executive producer on Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Former James Bond star Brosnan will be flexing his vocal chords once again in the musical, more than 10 years after he made his singing debut on the big screen back in 2008 in Mamma Mia! He reprised his role for the sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, last year.

The actor retired as Bond after Die Another Day in 2002, after starring as the British spy in 1995’s GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997, and The World Is Not Enough in 1999.

Brosnan will next be seen in Netflix comedy Eurovision, opposite Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams, as well as horror False Positive with Justin Theroux and Ilana Glazer.

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Pierce Brosnan ‘excited’ by the idea of a female James Bond

Pierce Brosnan has thrown his support behind the idea of a female James Bond.The Irish actor held the role between 1994 and 2004, starring as 007 in films GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day.Daniel Craig, 51, is…

Pierce Brosnan has thrown his support behind the idea of a female James Bond.

The Irish actor held the role between 1994 and 2004, starring as 007 in films GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day.

Daniel Craig, 51, is currently working on his fifth film as the British spy – No Time To Die, which hits cinemas next April. But when asked about who should succeed Craig, Brosnan insisted it’s time for a female actress to take on the part.

“Yes! I think we’ve watched the guys do it for the last 40 years, get out of the way, guys, and put a woman up there. I think it would be exhilarating, it would be exciting,” the star, 66, told The Hollywood Reporter.

However, he went on to admit he doesn’t think it’ll happen anytime soon and suggested producer Barbara Broccoli, the daughter of Albert “Cubby” Broccoli, who originally bought the screen rights to the character, wouldn’t be keen on the idea.

But the actor had nothing but praise for his own experiences with the franchise, adding: “James Bond has a certain significance and a deep pride… I will be asked about him until my dying days – it just goes with the territory. He’s a beloved character. I was honoured to play the role and I rejuvenated a franchise that had been dormant.”

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Margot Robbie wows in white at Once Upon a Time in Hollywood premiere

Margot Robbie wowed in a white dress at the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood premiere in Los Angeles on Monday night.Some of the film industry’s biggest stars turned out for the premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, which focuses on the story of TV…

Margot Robbie wowed in a white dress at the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood premiere in Los Angeles on Monday night.

Some of the film industry’s biggest stars turned out for the premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, which focuses on the story of TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), as they set out to make names for themselves in the film industry at the time of the Charles Manson murders in Los Angeles in 1969.

Australian actress Margot portrays Sharon Tate in the movie, and for the star-studded event, she opted for a flowing white Chanel number with a deep-V neckline, flowing sleeves and floor-sweeping skirt.

Referencing the time period of the film, the 29-year-old’s hairstylist Bryce Scarlett styled her blonde locks into soft curls, while her make-up artist Pati Dubroff opted for a “hot summer ’70s vibe,” and used Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Make-up Base and the Duo Bronze et Lumiere Clair palette to achieve her bronzed complexion.

Margot accessorised her ensemble with gold chandelier earring and a gold purse.

Meanwhile, Leonardo and Brad both looked handsome in sharp suits, and filmmaker Quentin chose a black suit with a velvet blazer.

Rumer Willis, who plays Joanna Pettet, rocked a beautiful white Grecian gown from Ong-Oaj Pairam and high heels from Christian Louboutin, and was supported by her sisters Scout and Tallulah.

Margaret Qualley, who takes on the part of Pussycat in the film, made it a family affair too, stopping to pose in her sheer Prada dress alongside her father Paul Qualley and sister Rainey.

Rising star Austin Butler, who plays Charles “Tex” Watson, was joined by his girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens, who looked stunning in a black Armani gown, with other castmembers to turn out for the bash included Timothy Olyphant, Rebecca Gayheart, Bruce Dern, and Zoe Bell.

Additionally, celebrities such as Adriana Lima, Rob Lowe, Travis Scott, Snoop Dogg, Pierce Brosnan, Britney Spears, Robin Thicke, John Stamos, Chris Hemsworth, and Sofia Vergara got dressed to the nines for the night as well.

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Matt Dillon tapped to star in Brioni campaign

Matt Dillon is fronting menswear brand Brioni’s fall/winter 2019 campaign.The Hollywood actor has been tapped to star in the Italian label’s latest marking imagery, which has been captured by photographer Gregory Harris. Titled Tailoring Legends, one …

Matt Dillon is fronting menswear brand Brioni’s fall/winter 2019 campaign.

The Hollywood actor has been tapped to star in the Italian label’s latest marking imagery, which has been captured by photographer Gregory Harris.

Titled Tailoring Legends, one of the black-and-white campaign images depicts Dillon looking directly at the camera while standing in a suit and tie, while another shows him glancing sideways while sitting in a chair and sporting a suit and sneakers.

“(The) images highlight the strong personality of the actor who brings his individual sense of style to a selection of the brand’s finest tailoring, ready-to-wear and eveningwear,” a brand representative said in a statement. “Considered one of the most respected actors of his generation, Dillon reinforces the brand’s bond with Hollywood.”

In the photos, Dillon is also seen wearing a trench coat, a smart jacket, as well as a black shirt and blazer combination.

In landing the prestigious gig, the 55-year-old follows in the footsteps of previous campaign stars such as Pierce Brosnan, Anthony Hopkins, and Samuel L. Jackson.

The casting of Dillon continues Brioni’s return to its classic tailoring roots after former creative director, Justin O’Shea, launched a number of edgy ads with heavy rockers Metallica during his six-month stint at the helm in mid-2016.

Known for his versatility and roles in films like My Bodyguard, Crash, and There’s Something About Mary, Dillon most recently appeared onscreen in movies Head Full of Honey, Running for Grace, and The House That Jack Built. He is now working on action-drama Proxima and biographical crime-drama, Fonzo.

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Pierce Brosnan and Mrs. Doubtfire kids have sweet reunion

Pierce Brosnan recently reunited with the child stars of Mrs. Doubtfire ahead of the film’s 25th anniversary.The family favourite hit cinemas in November 1993, with late actor Robin Williams taking on the lead role of Daniel Hillard, a devoted but unco…

Pierce Brosnan recently reunited with the child stars of Mrs. Doubtfire ahead of the film’s 25th anniversary.

The family favourite hit cinemas in November 1993, with late actor Robin Williams taking on the lead role of Daniel Hillard, a devoted but unconventional dad, who morphs into alter ego Euphegenia Doubtfire, an elderly Scottish nanny, in a bid to see his kids after his wife Miranda (Sally Field) kicks him out.

Lisa Jakub, Matthew Lawrence and Matilda actress Mara Wilson starred as the Hillard children Lydia, Chris and Natalie, and after more than two decades since they last worked together, they had a mini-reunion along with Pierce, who portrayed Miranda’s new boyfriend Stu.

Uploading a photo of the get together on social media, Lisa wrote: “So this just happened. #mrsdoubtfire #reunion #25yearslater.”

She then posted, “And then there was this. #mrsdoubtfire #reunion #25yearslater”, next to a video. In the clip, Pierce begins by filming a photo of the three stars at the premiere of the Golden Globe-winning film, and then pans to them now.

“Here you go: At the premiere of Mrs. Doubtfire and here we are, we pull back slowly, tada,” the James Bond star exclaims, revealing his three co-stars holding hands and grinning.

“Love you, love you all so much. So good to be a part of your lives. I want to get into the picture as well.”

As he steps into the shot Mara quips, “Our stepdad” and the 65-year-old then places a kiss on Lisa’s head, while Mara and Matthew hug.

Since the film, Lisa, 39, swapped acting for writing and teaching yoga, 31-year-old Mara, one of the most famous child stars of the ’90s, became a writer and 38-year-old Matthew still acts.

The three co-stars were united in their grief when Robin took his own life in 2014, and all made public statements regarding his passing.

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Pierce Brosnan tapped to front Brioni campaign

Pierce Brosnan has been unveiled as the new face of fashion house Brioni.The 65-year-old actor suits up for a series of black-and-white images for the Italian label’s autumn Tailoring Legends advertising campaign, in which he models both tailored cloth…

Pierce Brosnan has been unveiled as the new face of fashion house Brioni.

The 65-year-old actor suits up for a series of black-and-white images for the Italian label’s autumn Tailoring Legends advertising campaign, in which he models both tailored clothing and sportswear.

The striking portraits were shot in Los Angeles by Gregory Harris, the same photographer who captured the two previous faces of the brand, Anthony Hopkins and Samuel L. Jackson, over the last 18 months.

It marks the latest development in a long-standing partnership between the menswear company and Pierce, who was dressed by the brand in his first outing as James Bond in GoldenEye in 1995 and the three subsequent Bond films he appeared in.

The fashion house was also responsible for suiting and booting Daniel Craig in his first Bond film, Casino Royale.

The casting of Pierce continues Brioni’s return to its classic tailoring roots after former creative director, Justin O’Shea, launched a number of edgy ads with heavy rockers Metallica during his six-month stint at the helm.

The Kering Group-owned brand subsequently appointed Nina-Maria Nitsche in 2017, who began the shift back to older Hollywood legends, hiring Pulp Fiction star Samuel, 69, to front the spring 17 advertisements and 80-year-old Anthony as the face of the brand for the past two seasons.

Nina-Marie exited the company in July following Brioni’s spring show, however, no successor has yet been named.

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Jeremy Irvine was terrified about singing in Mamma Mia! sequel

Actor Jeremy Irvine is hoping his turn as a young Pierce Brosnan in the Mamma Mia! sequel will help friends and family forget his first musical efforts. The War Horse star, who belts out a couple of ABBA numbers with Lily James in the new movie, admit…

Actor Jeremy Irvine is hoping his turn as a young Pierce Brosnan in the Mamma Mia! sequel will help friends and family forget his first musical efforts.

The War Horse star, who belts out a couple of ABBA numbers with Lily James in the new movie, admits he was struck down with stagefright just before the cameras rolled on his scenes, because he couldn’t shake the memory of his disastrous singing efforts in a school production of Les Miserables when he was a teenager.

“I had one line to sing in Les Miserables and it was parodied for years to come,” he tells website Just Jared. “Even the drama teacher herself did impressions of me in Les Mis. I blame that on a voice going through the process of breaking.”

And he admits there wasn’t much preparation before he joined Lily on the set of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

“You think with a $100 million movie, there would be months of training,” he adds. “Nope! When you are singing in front of people it is incredibly naked. I got stage fright like never before.”

But Jeremy is quite proud of his efforts and thrilled to be a part of the Mamma Mia! franchise, years after dismissing the first film as silly.

“When the original film came out I was a grumpy, rebellious 18 year old, so the last thing I wanted to watch was Mamma Mia!” he smiles. “Only now, when the trailers are out, the posters are up and we are on the side of buses am I beginning to realise how big the fanbase is. How nice to have a movie coming out that people already like!”

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again actually opened in some territories last weekend (20Jul18).

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Dominic Cooper sets sights on Bond

Dominic Cooper is not coy when it comes to his next movie ambition – he wants to play James Bond.Currently helmed by Daniel Craig, the race is seemingly on to find the new 007 as many believe Bond 25, due out next year (19), will be the blond actor’s l…

Dominic Cooper is not coy when it comes to his next movie ambition – he wants to play James Bond.

Currently helmed by Daniel Craig, the race is seemingly on to find the new 007 as many believe Bond 25, due out next year (19), will be the blond actor’s last.

And in an interview with Attitude magazine, Dominic has firmly thrown his name into the ring by declaring he’d “love” to have a crack at the suave spy.

“I’d love to (be Bond), he’s an astonishing character,” the 40-year-old stated.

“I love James Bond, he plays in every English boy’s childhood memory. I had the original Aston Martin DB5 as a toy car. As long as I felt I could bring something else to it, do something dynamic, I’d love the challenge.”

To secure extra brownie points, Dominic praised current Bond producer Barbara Broccoli and her late father Albert R. Broccoli, who worked on flicks like Goldfinger and Dr. No, for their work on the famous franchise.

“What I love about the Broccoli family (who control the Bond rights) is that they’ve changed him continuously and still made it appealing to a modern-day audience,” he smiled.

The Preacher star also thinks he has an advantage over other possible Bonds, like Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Aidan Turner, as he portrayed 007 author Ian Fleming on 2014 miniseries Fleming.

“I’ve been privileged enough to play Ian Fleming, I learned a lot about him, the attitude he had towards, and what he thought of, the character,” he shared.

Dominic recently got to rub shoulders with former Bond actor Pierce Brosnan on the set of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, with both actors reprising their roles from the 2008 original, Mamma Mia!

Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried and Colin Firth are among the actors to also return to the flick, based around ABBA’s hit songs, alongside newcomers Cher, Lily James and Andy Garcia.

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Pierce Brosnan found Mamma Mia! 2 table read with ABBA stars ‘utterly terrifying’

Pierce Brosnan was wracked with nerves having to sing in front of ABBA icons Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus during a table read for the new Mamma Mia! sequel. The former James Bond star reprises his role as Sam Carmichael, Meryl Streep’s onscreen h…

Pierce Brosnan was wracked with nerves having to sing in front of ABBA icons Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus during a table read for the new Mamma Mia! sequel.

The former James Bond star reprises his role as Sam Carmichael, Meryl Streep’s onscreen husband, in the new movie musical, and although Pierce had previously put his vocals on display in the 2008 original, he was not feeling confident about his singing abilities as the Swedish pop legends sat in on an early script read-through with the whole cast.

“It was terrifying, utterly terrifying!” he cringed on breakfast show Today.

“Table reads are the most awkward things anyway,” Pierce continued. “I do remember the day, because I was sitting right beside Meryl, and we’re all sitting round and there’s a lot of company, (we’re) knee to knee, with the script, and (we) sang the lines and playing the scenes (sic), and then you have to come and sing (ABBA classic) SOS and there at the music (section was songwriters Benny and Bjorn)…!”

“Anyway, the rest is all history, it’s up there on film…!” he laughed.

Pierce wasn’t the only one horrified at having to sing with the pop veterans sitting just feet away – cast newcomer Lily James, who portrays a younger version of Streep’s Donna Sheridan character, was equally as shy.

“The pressure!” she exclaimed. “It was just so overwhelming, I was burying my head in my script!”

Another new addition to the film’s line-up was Cher, who plays Donna’s estranged mother, and Pierce reveals even the superstar battled a little anxiety during her first scene on set.

“She was (nervous),” the actor said. “We all do as performers, you need those nerves to carry you through, but you could see her just quiver on the day.

“On that particular day, she was coming onto the set for the first time and the full cast was there. She came in beautifully and embraced us all, and we embraced her right back.”

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which opens in theatres this week (begs16Jul18), also features the return of Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, and Dominic Cooper.

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