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New Regency, Warp & Film4 Team On Musical Adaptation Everybodys Talking About Jamie; Richard E. Grant, Sharon Horgan Among Cast

New Regency, Film4 and Warp Films are teaming on a feature version of UK stage musical Everybodys Ta..

New Regency, Film4 and Warp Films are teaming on a feature version of UK stage musical Everybodys Talking About Jamie, which will star Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley), and newcomer Max Harwood as the lead. Fox will release worldwide.

Inspired by the true story of Jamie Campbell, the film follows 16-year-old Jamie New who lives on a council estate in Sheffield, England. Supported by his loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness to become a drag queen.

Grant will play former drag queen and Jamies mentor Hugo with Horgan as Jamies teacher Miss Hedge and BAFTA winner Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley) as his mother Margaret. Shobna Gulati, from the original stage cast, will reprise her role of Ray.

The film will reunite the original creative team behind the stage production: director Jonathan Butterell, writer Tom MacRae, composer Dan Gillespie Sells and choreographer Kate Prince. Filming will begin in Sheffield, England on June 24.

Producers are Mark Herbert and Peter Carlton for Warp Films, and New Regencys Arnon Milchan. Executive producers are Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer for New Regency and Daniel Battsek and Ollie Madden for Film4, who developed the project alongside Warp Films.

Inspired by the BBC documentary Jamie: Drag Queen At 16 (Firecracker Films), the stage production originated at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, before it was picked up by Nimax Theatres and transferred to Londons West End, where it continues its run.

In a joint statement, director Butterell, writer MacRae and composer Gillespie stated, “Who would have thought when Jamie Campbell first put on his prom dress, that eight years later we would have brought together the best of British and Irish acting talent to tell his story. AsRead More – Source

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Spider-Man out of Marvel Cinematic Universe prompting fans to boycott Sony

Spider-Man will no longer be produced by Marvel (Picture: Marvel)

Marvel will no longer be producin..

Spider-Man: Far From Home has already grossed $580m at global box office A Still from Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man will no longer be produced by Marvel (Picture: Marvel)

Marvel will no longer be producing any Spider-Man films, after Disney bosses failed to come to an agreement with Sony.

According to Deadline, the studios were unable to come to an agreement over money, meaning Spidey is ducking out of MCU for now.

The publication states Disney asked that any future films starring the superhero – currently played by Tom Holland – be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement, something Sony refused to consider.

Instead, they reportedly suggested to keep their current deal, offering the studio 5 per cent of the first dollar grossing, with the studio declining.

Marvel president Kevin Feige was creative lead in the previous two Spider-Man films of the latest era, with 23-year-old Tom climbing into the superhero suit.

But unless a negotiation is reached, he will not have the same role in the two movies reportedly in the works.

L to R: Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Tom Holland), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Drax (Dave Bautista), Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff)

Spider-Man was part of the Avengers gang (Picture: Marvel)

Understandably, fans are not impressed with the developments, with some even threatening to boycott Sony over their involvement.

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Flocking to Twitter, one fumed: @Sony needs to go back to negotiating table with @Disney to keep #SpiderMan in the #MCU Spidey movies need to be in that universe and we dont need Sony to f*** it up again. #savespiderman.

Ill be seriously p***ed if #SpiderMan is no longer in the MCU, another said. I guess Sony hasnt learned their lesson.

Im gonna go ahead and call Sony on their bluff. Im pretty sure they will not pull away from Marvel, yall worrying over nothing. When Disney wants something they get it, thats it! #SpiderMan, a fan suggested.

#SpiderMan far from home was the highest grossing Sony movie, but yet this still took him away from the MCU!! Oh, these MFers extra stupid, a Twitter user fumed.

While a follower added: #BoycottSony They cant take Spidey away like this! Boycott Sony until they give #SpiderMan to Disney! FULL CONTROL OVER THE CHARACTER!!

The news comes after it was revealed Spider-Man: Far From Home – aka the second instalment in the recent series – has become Sonys highest grossing film of all time.

Meaning Spidey is even bigger than James Bond.

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Far From Home, the second film in the recent Spider-Man series starring 23-year-old Tom has bought in a whopping $Read More – Source

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Keanu Reeves confirmed to appear in Matrix 4 alongside Carrie-Anne Moss after 14 years

Keanu had better dust off that trench coat

Its official, Keanu Reeves is set to reprise his role in..

Keanu Reeves in The Matrix

Keanu had better dust off that trench coat

Its official, Keanu Reeves is set to reprise his role in The Matrix franchise with confirmation that the actor will appear in the fourth installment.

The 52-year-old will take on his lead role as Neo once again with his co-star, Carrie-Anne Moss, reprising her role as his sidekick Trinity.

Fans of the iconic sci-fi franchise are thrilled with the news as its been 14 years since Keanu last donned Neos long black trench coat in 2003s double whammy of The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.

The Matrix 4 will be in good hands as Lana Wachowski is back on-board to write and direct the fourth installment.

Warner Bros. Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich announced the exciting news on Tuesday, stating: Lana is a true visionary — a singular and original creative filmmaker — and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in The Matrix universe.

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Lana added in her own statement released to Variety: Many of the ideas Lilly and I explored 20 years ago about our reality are even more relevant now.

Im very happy to have these characters back in my life and grateful for another chance to work with my brilliant friends.

Carrie Anne Moss

Carrie will return as Trinity and we are too excited (Picture: Getty Images)

The Matrix 4 reactions

The Matrix 4 reactions

The Matrix 4 reactions

The Matrix 4 reactions

The Matrix 4 reactions

Theres not long for Keanu to dust off those dark sunglasses as sources say production on the anticipated project is expected to begin at the beginning of 2020.

For those wondering about Laurence Fishburnes character Morpheus, well Variety claims the studio is looking for actors to play a young Morpheus, leading to suggestions about when the sequel is set.

Its been a long time coming for Warner Bros., who have reportedly struggled to get Matrix 4 off the ground over arguments about who owned rights.

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Keanu, 54, is certainly enjoying a hot boy summer, following the success of John Wick 3 and Toy Story 4, both of which smashed the global box office.Read More – Source

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Kristen Stewart enjoys relaxing spa day as monster movie trailer Underwater drops

No wonder she needed a spa trip (Picture: Fox/Backgrid)

Kristen Stewart was pictured visiting a Los..

Kristen Stewart

No wonder she needed a spa trip (Picture: Fox/Backgrid)

Kristen Stewart was pictured visiting a Los Angeles spa on Monday, leaving us wondering if she needed a relaxing massage as well after the trailer for new monster flick Underwater dropped.

Kristen, wearing a white crop top and black leggings, arrived at the spa on her own for a treatment (or maybe two) on the same day as the trailer for the new thriller was released.

Underwater stars Kristen, John Gallagher Jr and Vincent Cassel as a crew of underwater researchers who must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory.

But the researchers, who are seven miles under the oceans surface, realise that there may be a bigger concern than just getting help after the earthquake.

Kristen Stewart

Its a busy few months for the 29-year-old (Picture: Backgrid)

Kristen Stewart

Underwater stars Kristen, John Gallagher Jr and Vincent Cassel (Picture: Backgrid)

Its a busy few months for the 29-year-old whose new film JT LeRoy is out now in UK cinemas while later in August fans will see her walk the red carpet at Venice Film Festival for the world premiere of Seberg.

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Seberg tells the true story of a young FBI agent who is asked to investigate iconic actress Jean Seberg in the 1960s.

Later in the year her popcorn flick Charlies Angels, a reboot of the TV show, will hit cinemas in November and then in January, Underwater will arrive.

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In among all that shes also been playing the field as she was pictured packing on the PDA with former girlfriend Stella Maxwell on a yacht, leading everyone to assume they were back on.

But oh no, because days later she was pictured kissing screenwriter Dylan Meyer.

Kristen swapped a yacht in Italy for a stoop in New York City to kiss Dylan, as the pair enjoyed a dRead More – Source

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