Sir Ian McKellan to play Sherlock Holmes

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Aging English knight Sir Ian McKellan has signed on to play the world’s most famous detective Sherlock Holmes.

McKellan will play Holmes who has retired to a sleepy village in Sussex with his housekeeper and son who is an amateur sleuth.

McKellan, who has had recent renown in the “X-Men” franchise as well as “The Lord of the Rings”, will star as Holmes in the movie “A Slight Trick of the Mind” which will be directed by “Dreamgirls” and “Kinsey” director Bill Condon. The two worked together in the 1998 movie “Gods and Monsters”.

The plot sees Holmes haunted by a 50-year-old case and coming out of retirement to try to solve it.

Holmes has been played by numerous actors the most recent being AmericanRobert Downey Jr.Basil Hawthorne has also played the fictional detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

According to the press information: “He remembers only fragments: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife.
“With his legendary mental powers on the wane, and without his old sidekick Watson, Holmes is faced with the toughest case of his life – a case that might finally reveal to him the mysteries of the human heart”.

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Paranoia bombs up the box office

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Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford‘s new film Paranoia has proven to be Ford’s biggest box office bomb ever. The action thriller starring the British Oldman and one of the biggestHollywood actors (Ford) going head to head with Australian actor Liam Hemsworth in the middle was estimated to make as little $6 million after taking in $3.5 million in its first three days in cinemas.

The film is one of the worst box office performers for all three actors and one of the biggest bombs of the summer. It’s also Ford’s worst-reviewed film to date. It has gotten mostly “rotten” reviews behind 1994′s “Jimmy Hollywood”. Paranoia cost an estimated $35 million to make and stars Oldman as Nicholas Wyatt and Ford as his corporate rival Jack Goddard with Hemsworth using entry-level staffer Adam Cassidy as a pawn.

Ford stars in the adaptation of the movie “Ender’s Game” in November. Harrison Ford has starred in some of the biggest movies in history including Raiders of the Lost Ark, the other films in the Indiana Jones franchise, and of course, the Star Wars franchise.

Oldman starred in the Harry Potter films while Hemsworth was in the hit The Hunger GamesDirector Robert Luketic has had other flops such as Monster-in-Law and The Ugly Truth.

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Stewart out, new love in for Robert Pattinson

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It’s out with the old and in with the new and for Twilight star Robert Pattinson. After splitting from his much-publicised romance with fellow Twilight star Kristen Stewart earlier this year, the British actor is said to be hanging out and hooking up with another starlet, Riley Keough.

Pattinson and Stewart broke up a few months ago, not long after Stewart admitted to having an affair with Rupert Sanders, the married director of Snow White and the Huntsman.

The 22-year old Stewart has reportedly already met Pattinson’s new love, albeit by chance. Stewart ran into Keough at a Joan Jett concert at West Hollywood’s House of Blues. The pair previously worked together in the movie The Runaways in 2010. The film was a biopic of Jett’s life.

K-Stew is reported to have called Keough, who just happens to be the granddaughter of American rock legend Elvis Presley, and expressed her displeasure with the reported romance between herself and Pattinson.

Keough has in the meantime been spotted with her ex-boyfriend Alex Pettyfer while Pattinson’s car was spotted at Kristen Stewart’s house over the weekend.

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Why Melissa McCarthy is on fire

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Good things keep happening for actress Melissa McCarthy. The Mike and Molly star is reportedly in talks to star as female spy Susan Cooper”. This news comes only a few weeks after her latest starring role alongside Sandra Bullock in the buddy-cop hit film The Heat.

The Heat opened strongly the final weekend in June with $40 million and has made almost $170 million at the box office so far. Paul Feig, who also directed McCarthy in The Heat and Bridesmaids, would be sitting in the director’s chair for Susan Cooper” as well.

McCarthy has been on a roll in her last three films. The Illinois-born actress, who has won an Emmy for her TV work, had a number one in Identity Thief earlier this year. The film made $135 million at the box office.

She was nominated for an Academy Award for Bridesmaids. McCarthy, who was paid US$10 million for The Heat, is pretty saucy off-screen too.

In an interview with the New York Times the actress responded to the New York Observer‘s film critic Rex Reed who called her “tractor-sized” and a “female hippo” in his review of Identity Thief saying that she felt bad for “someone swimming in so much hate.” McCarthy, 42, has been married since 2005 to Ben Falcone and has no children.

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Adele’s Life would make great movie

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Adele is one of the biggest stars in the world. She recently became a mom and this year won her first Academy Award for the song Skyfall from the James Bond movie of the same name.Now director Tony Palmer says her real life would make excellent material for a movie.

Palmer, who directed the film about Liberace and other musicians, would love to be able to do the same about the British super star.

Palmer told Perez Hilton that he missed his chance with the singer whose debut album 19 made her a worldwide name, after he interviewed her and found her fascinating.

Adele has been top of the charts and had enormous international success since her debut. The singer-songwriter, who lives in London, won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance following her debut.

Songs such as “Someone Like You”, “Hometown Glory”, and “Chasing Pavements” have also put her on the map.Adele Adkins, 25, has said she would like to have three sons. She gave birth to her first son in October 2012.The singer owns a house in the Notting Hill community of Londu, on.

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