James Bobin in talks to direct Ryan Reynolds’ Clue remake

The Muppets director James Bobin is in talks to helm the upcoming Clue remake.News of the movie first broke in 2018, when it was revealed Ryan Reynolds would be reuniting with Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick for the comedy thriller, which…

The Muppets director James Bobin is in talks to helm the upcoming Clue remake.

News of the movie first broke in 2018, when it was revealed Ryan Reynolds would be reuniting with Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick for the comedy thriller, which is inspired by the classic board game.

Last year, Jason Bateman was circling the new Fox/Disney project, and was in negotiations to direct and star in the comedy thriller. However, due to filming and directing commitments on his hit Netflix drama Ozark, the 51-year-old was forced to exit Clue.

Now, comedy writer Bobin, who made his directing debut with The Muppets in 2011, has been approached to helm the remake, according to Variety.

The filmmaker, who began his career writing for the likes of Sacha Baron Cohen and Flight of the Conchords, has also helmed the 2014 sequel Muppets Most Wanted, as well as Alice Through the Looking Glass and last year’s Dora the Explorer adaptation, Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

As well as starring in the remake, Reynolds will be producing the movie with his production company Maximum Effort, alongside Allspark Pictures.

No other stars have been added to the cast.

The popular board game, which is called Cluedo in the U.K., was first developed in 1949. Players try to determine which character – Miss Scarlett, Reverend/Mr Green, Colonel Mustard, Professor Plum, Mrs. Peacock and Mrs. White – murdered the game’s victim, where the crime took place, and which weapon was used.

The first movie inspired by the game was directed by Jonathan Lynn and released in 1985. It starred Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, and Christopher Lloyd.

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Blake Lively used her children ‘as weights’ during early morning workouts

Blake Lively used her children as makeshift weights during her early morning workouts sessions while filming The Rhythm Section.The actress, who shares three daughters with husband Ryan Reynolds, discussed her unusual approach to staying in shape while…

Blake Lively used her children as makeshift weights during her early morning workouts sessions while filming The Rhythm Section.

The actress, who shares three daughters with husband Ryan Reynolds, discussed her unusual approach to staying in shape while training for the new action-thriller during an interview with Vanity Fair. Blake shared that she woke up at sunrise and began the day by making breakfast and hanging out with her girls before heading to set.

“On an average day on set, I probably woke up at 5am, but mostly because I was doing mama duty with my girls,” she shared. “Have breakfast with them, hang out with them, work out with them. ‘Cause I didn’t want to wake up any earlier. I’m not Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. I had to just get some sleep.

“I would sort of use them as weights. Instead of wearing a weight vest, I got to wear my children!”

The 32-year-old would then rush to work, before getting home around 9pm to put her eldest daughters, James and Inez, to bed.

However, the Gossip Girl star confessed that after a long day filming, she usually ended up falling asleep in their bedrooms before being woken up by husband Ryan.

“My kids, they don’t ever go to sleep, honestly. We gotta invent something,” Blake joked. “My kids had, like, a pack-and-play – almost like a crib – and I would crawl in there and sing them to sleep, and usually I’d fall asleep in there. Almost every single night I’d fall asleep in there.

“(Ryan) would usually come in and be like, ‘Hey, you’re safe now. You can come to bed.'”

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Blake Lively rocks giant emerald necklace to The Rhythm Section premiere

Blake Lively wore a necklace featuring a 50-carat emerald to the New York premiere of The Rhythm Section.The actress, who plays a woman veering down a path of self-destruction after a tragic plane crash kills her family in the Reed Morano-directed film…

Blake Lively wore a necklace featuring a 50-carat emerald to the New York premiere of The Rhythm Section.

The actress, who plays a woman veering down a path of self-destruction after a tragic plane crash kills her family in the Reed Morano-directed film, opted for a black velvet Dolce & Gabbana gown and matching black gloves for the debut, held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Monday night.

Blake topped off her ensemble with bling from Lorraine Schwartz, and in an Instagram post, the jeweller shared that the large necklace was made of diamonds and pearls, and also contained a one-of-a-kind Colombian emerald.

“Blake looks stunning and is wearing #lorraineschwartz #diamond and #pearl with #linkchain and a 50 carat #colombian #emerald,” Lorraine captioned a snap of her friend. “Just saw #therhythmsection starring #blakelively. What a performance!!! It was great! Seriously she was so amazing! So hardcore, captivating, intense, and full of action – I was grabbing on to the person next to me!”

And while speaking to reporters on the red carpet, Blake admitted that she has rarely had the chance to get dressed up for events since welcoming her third child with husband Ryan Reynolds last year.

“A transformation – what do you think I normally look like?” the 32-year-old replied to Entertainment Tonight when asked about her glamorous outfit. “It is. I don’t look like this.”

Meanwhile, it appears Blake is making gloves her new go-to accessory, as she also wore a brown pair with a blush trench coat and matching boots while out and about in New York City before the premiere.

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Ryan Reynolds confirms Deadpool 3 is on the way

Ryan Reynolds has confirmed a third Deadpool film is in the works.The actor plays the titular character in the Marvel Comics superhero franchise, and following the success of Deadpool 2 and its PG-friendly spin-off last year, Ryan has revealed fans won…

Ryan Reynolds has confirmed a third Deadpool film is in the works.

The actor plays the titular character in the Marvel Comics superhero franchise, and following the success of Deadpool 2 and its PG-friendly spin-off last year, Ryan has revealed fans won’t have to wait long for a follow-up.

“We’re working on it right now with the whole team,” Reynolds revealed on the holiday edition of U.S. talk show Live With Kelly and Ryan.

Executives at 20th Century Fox were behind the first two Deadpool films before the company was acquired by Disney in early 2019, but Ryan’s third antihero movie will be led by Marvel Studios, another Disney subsidiary, for the third instalment.

“We’re over at Marvel, which is the big leagues all of a sudden,” he said. “It’s kind of crazy.”

Ryan did not reveal any further details about the follow-up.

Deadpool and Deadpool 2 earned $1.5 billion (£1.1 billion) internationally upon their respective releases in 2016 and 2018.

Back in October, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick revealed they had the green light from Marvel boss Kevin Feige to make more movies following the story of former special forces operative Wade Wilson, who is injected with a mutant serum and becomes the red and black masked vigilante.

“Marvel has promised to continue to let us play in the R-rated Deadpool universe, and the hope is that they will also let us veer into the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) a little bit as well and play in that sandbox,” they teased to Entertainment Weekly.

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Ryan Reynolds feared he was going to die while shooting 6 Underground

Ryan Reynolds was convinced he was going to die while shooting Michael Bay’s Netflix blockbuster 6 Underground.In the action movie, the 43-year-old actor stars as One, an American billionaire and philanthropist who fakes his own death to form an anonym…

Ryan Reynolds was convinced he was going to die while shooting Michael Bay’s Netflix blockbuster 6 Underground.

In the action movie, the 43-year-old actor stars as One, an American billionaire and philanthropist who fakes his own death to form an anonymous vigilante squad to take down criminals and terrorists.

While he enjoyed shooting the high-octane scenes for the film, he has confessed he was terrified during one particular car chase.

“There’s a car chase in this movie that’s unlike anything else, a ride round Florence that’s totally wild, speeding in a Day-Glo green Alfa Romeo at 150 mph down narrow walkways that should never be used for anything but walking,” Reynolds told Empire magazine. “I thought I was gonna die.”

“Weirdly enough, it was Michael Bay’s life that flashed before my eyes. That was strange,” he quipped.

The Deadpool star also admitted it had been an ambition of his to appear in one of the Transformers director’s movies, so his latest project “scratched a life-long itch”.

“I remember as a kid being so blown away by Bad Boys and The Rock. Those earlier films elevated action to a whole new level, so for me, there was definitely an aspect of scratching a life-long itch, to be part of his crazy circus,” he gushed.

“What I can say is this is certainly an old-school Michael Bay spectacle film. It’s just action upon action upon more action.”

6 Underground, which also stars Ben Hardy and Dave Franco, is now streaming on Netflix.

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Jason Bateman to direct new thriller Shut In

Jason Bateman has signed on to direct a new thriller Shut In.Back in September, it was revealed the Ozark star was in negotiations to team up with Ryan Reynolds to helm a reboot of murder mystery Clue, based on the iconic Hasbro board game. However, du…

Jason Bateman has signed on to direct a new thriller Shut In.

Back in September, it was revealed the Ozark star was in negotiations to team up with Ryan Reynolds to helm a reboot of murder mystery Clue, based on the iconic Hasbro board game. However, due to his filming commitments for the hit Netflix series, which recently earned him the Emmy for Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series, he was forced to drop out of the Fox/Disney project.

According to Deadline, the 50-year-old has now found a film which will work with his schedule and will direct the thriller Shut In, penned by Melanie Toast.

The movie focuses on a single mother who is held captive by her violent ex, with her two young children left at risk, meaning she must do everything possible to protect them and survive.

Shut In, which is in the same vein as 2002’s Panic Room starring Jodie Foster, will begin filming in the spring of 2020.

Bateman and Michael Costigan will serve as producers alongside Dan Farah, Roy Lee and Dallas Sonnier, with Amanda Presmyk, Danielle Cox, Andrew Farah and Miri Yoon onboard as executive producers.

Toast had her script picked up from The Black List by Sonnier, who quickly purchased the rights and wanted to self-finance the film as an independent project before it was acquired by New Line Cinema executives.

Bateman has previously directed two movies – The Family Fang and Bad Words – as well as episodes of TV shows such as Ozark, Arrested Development, and The Outsider.

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Blake Lively: ‘I look unrealistically awesome on the red carpet’

Blake Lively looks “unrealistically awesome” when she attends red carpet events because she’s usually wearing pyjamas and onesies.The Gossip Girl star revealed she was pregnant with her third child when she joined her husband Ryan Reynolds at the premi…

Blake Lively looks “unrealistically awesome” when she attends red carpet events because she’s usually wearing pyjamas and onesies.

The Gossip Girl star revealed she was pregnant with her third child when she joined her husband Ryan Reynolds at the premiere of Pokemon Detective Pikachu in May, and it was reported earlier in October she had given birth over the summer.

The Canadian actor confirmed the news on Wednesday by sharing a picture of himself, Blake and their baby daughter, with her face obscured, on Twitter, while the actress launched a baby registry with Amazon.

Speaking to People about the registry, the 32-year-old joked that her appearance on the red carpet is the complete opposite of the comfortable maternity style she can be seen wearing in the comfort of her own home.

“(My style is) comfortable, comfortable, comfortable in real life and unrealistically awesome when I have to do press. But that’s only a couple days a year, if that. I really raise the bar for myself, then it’s back to pyjamas, onesies, and disappointment,” Blake laughed.

She then jokingly described her postpartum style as “Lord Varys”, referring to Conleth Hill’s character in Game of Thrones, who is regularly seen wearing dark cloaks.

For her baby registry, Blake has created a list of “must-have” product recommendations, which include the Playtex Diaper Genie, Baby Jogger’s double City Mini stroller, and diapers from Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company.

“Before I had my own kids, I asked all the parents I trusted most for a list of their go-to items. My registry is made of all those products plus ones that I’ve discovered myself over the years,” she explained. “It’s also a great way to share my must-have list with my friends, as they did with me when I needed it.”

Blake and Ryan are also parents to daughters James, four, and Inez, three.

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Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski set to star in Imaginary Friends

Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski are in talks to star in new fantasy-comedy Imaginary Friends.According to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, the actors will headline the upcoming project, which will be overseen by bosses at Paramount Pictures. Reynol…

Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski are in talks to star in new fantasy-comedy Imaginary Friends.

According to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, the actors will headline the upcoming project, which will be overseen by bosses at Paramount Pictures.

Reynolds is to have a starring role, while it was reported that Krasinski will write, direct, produce and act in the movie. Little is known about the plot, but it is expected to tell the story of a man who can see and communicate with people’s imaginary friends.

However, some of the imaginary friends who lack friendship turn to the dark side, with Reynolds’s character tasked with saving the world from those that are evil and threatening the world with their powers.

The project marks the 42-year-old’s second major casting in recent weeks. Reynolds is also attached to appear in a musical version of A Christmas Carol alongside Will Ferrell, with the movie to be directed by John Morris and written by Sean Anders.

He is now in the post-production phases of The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard and Free Guy, and will soon begin filming Clue and Red Notice.

Meanwhile, Krasinski is currently working on A Quiet Place 2, the follow-up to his 2018 hit movie, with his wife Emily Blunt reprising her role as Evelyn Abbott, alongside Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds, Djimon Hounsou, and Cillian Murphy. The film is slated for release in March 2020. The 39-year-old was most recently seen onscreen in TV series Jack Ryan.

A potential release date for Imaginary Friends has not been announced.

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Scarlett Johansson drew from parents’ divorce for Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson drew from her parents’ divorce to prepare for the family drama Marriage Story.The actress appears opposite Adam Driver as a young mother coping with the breakup of her marriage in the film, and while the star has been divorced twice,…

Scarlett Johansson drew from her parents’ divorce to prepare for the family drama Marriage Story.

The actress appears opposite Adam Driver as a young mother coping with the breakup of her marriage in the film, and while the star has been divorced twice, she was directly influenced by what she had experienced growing up.

“It felt familiar somehow, but not because of what I’d been experiencing then,” Johansson, who was in the middle of her divorce from Romain Dauriac when preparing for the project, told Elle magazine. “But maybe because of how I grew up, and the dynamic between my parents – or maybe because I’ve known women who’ve dedicated themselves to their partner’s vision and then come out of this decade-long relationship feeling almost like a ghost.”

The Avengers: Endgame star was also previously married to Ryan Reynolds but is now setting out to find wedded bliss for a third time with Saturday Night Live star Colin Jost.

The 34-year-old also recalled how she set her own feelings of happiness aside in order to portray her character’s anguish.

“My ability to compartmentalise comes in handy when it’s time for things like that,” she added. “I’m certainly, obviously, very happy and fulfilled in my personal life, but I’m also a sum of many parts, and able to access different parts of my story and how I got here. It’s all valuable.”

Johansson was thrilled to play a mother on screen for the first time too.

“It’s funny, because I had never played a mother before, and now suddenly I have two films back to back where I have children who are, like, eight or nine years old,” Johansson, who shares five-year-old daughter Rose with Dauriac, added. “Actors get to wherever they need to go whether or not they’ve lived it, but (these roles) had a deeper resonance with me because of my own personal experience.”

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Jason Bateman in talks to direct Ryan Reynolds’s Clue adaptation

Jason Bateman is in talks to direct and star in a movie inspired by the murder mystery boardgame Clue.The actor, who picked up a Best Director prize at the 2019 Emmy Awards on Sunday for helming an episode of his hit Netflix drama Ozark, is now circlin…

Jason Bateman is in talks to direct and star in a movie inspired by the murder mystery boardgame Clue.

The actor, who picked up a Best Director prize at the 2019 Emmy Awards on Sunday for helming an episode of his hit Netflix drama Ozark, is now circling a new Fox/Disney project, which will star Ryan Reynolds.

According to editors at Deadline, if Bateman signs on, he will develop the Clue script with Reynolds, who is also producing the film.

The 50-year-old has just begun production on the new season of Ozark and will direct another two episodes of the show, in which he plays drug cartel financial adviser Marty Byrde opposite onscreen wife Laura Linney.

Reynolds, who is also likely to star in the movie, boarded Clue in 2018 as part of a three-year deal with Fox.

At the time, it was announced that his Deadpool writing team Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick were hired to pen the script.

The game, which was first developed in 1949 and is called Cluedo in the U.K., tries to determine who of six suspects – Miss Scarlett, Reverend/Mr Green, Colonel Mustard, Professor Plum, Mrs. Peacock and Mrs. White – murdered the game’s victim, where the crime took place, and which weapon was used.

The original movie, directed by Jonathan Lynn, hit cinemas in 1985. It starred Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, and Christopher Lloyd, and was released with three possible endings.

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