Had enough of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. yet? We hope not. ABC and Marvel have just released an extended trailer that offers more footage. We have that promo for you below. Also, bad news for Guillermo Del Toro; he’s lost the main star of his next project Crimson Peak. More details on that below. We also have a new photo from the set of Michael Bay‘s Transformers 4. Plus, casting news on The Wire‘s Idris Elba and Michael K. Williams; both have joined some high-profile projects. And Hunger Games now has a new English actress who’ll appear in the series’ last two movies. All that and more below.
- Crimson Peak Loses Benedict Cumberbatch: Crimson Peak will no longer star Benedict Cumberbatch. The actor has dropped the Guillermo Del Toro project. Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska are still onboard. Word from THR reports is that Legendary and del Toro are already on the hunt for a new lead. The film begins shooting in January.
- Two Wire Actors Join New Projects: Idris Elba has been cast as the lead in Cary Fukunaga‘s Beasts of No Nation, which is based on a novel by Uzodinma Iweala about a young West Afridan man who is forced to join a band of mercenaries. Elba will play the role of commander. Williams, on the other hand, has joined Spike Lee‘s Kickstarter project, now title Da Blood of Jesus. There’s no word on what role Williams will play. Lee has said that the film will be about “human beings who are addicted to Blood. Funny, sexy and bloody.” Source: /Film
- Netflix And Weinstein Company Make Deal: Deadline reports that Netflix and The Weinstein Company have announced a new deal that will make the video streaming company the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for “first-run films from TWC beginning in 2016.” This means that Netflix members will be able to watch instantly any new titled from TWC and Dimensions Films. For more details head over to the source site.
- Natalie Dormer Joins Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Natalie Dormer is that latest actress to join The Hunger Games. She’ll appear in Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2 as Cressida, the “resident director from the Capitol who joins the Districts’ revolt and turns it into a must-see post-apocalyptic TV. Mockingjay won’t hit theaters ’til late 2014, but Catching Fire will arrive later this year, with Jennifer Lawrence reprising her role as Katniss Everdeen. Source: E!
- Cute Star Wars Gallery: Unreality Magazine posted a very cute gallery of Star Wars illustrations. They’re a cross between “LEGO minifigs and chibis.” Check it out.
- Pompeii Teaser Trailer: Here’s the trailer for Paul W.S. Anderson‘s epic disaster movie Pompeii, which stars Kit Harinton and Emily Browning. The film is set in the days leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. It focuses on a slave who travels by ship to get home to save the woman he loves and his best friend. Pompeii hits theaters February 21, 2014.
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- Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Extended Trailer: The premiere of Joss Whedon‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is almost here (September 24th). ABC has released an extended trailer for the TV show. Check it out:
- Homeland Trailer: Here’s a new trailer for Homeland. It’s slow and simple, featuring Adele singing the Cure‘s “Love Song.” The new season premieres September 29, 2013.
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- New Transformers Photo: Here’s a photo from the set of Transformers 4. The photo features Jack Reynor, Mark Wahlberg, Michael Bay, and DP Amir Mokri. The movie hits theaters next June.
- Dom Hemingway Poster: The first poster for Richard Shepard‘s Dom Hemingway has hit the web. It features Jude Law and a giant Monkey. The film hits theaters next April. Here it is:
That’s the end of our round-up for this week. Keep checking back at ScreenCrave for more entertainment news and features.
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