Star Wars VII Cast‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast Finalized: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson & Max Von Sydow
By Patrick Hipes
The cast of Star Wars: Episode VII is now official, announced by the team on, complete with a photo of a read-through.

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R.I.P. Efrem Zimbalist Jr
By Erik Pederson
The star of TV’s The F.B.I. and 77 Sunset Strip had scores of big- and small-screen credits in a career that spanned more than 60 years. Efrem Zimbalist Jr died today at his ranch in Solvang, CA. He was 95.

bob hoskinsR.I.P. Bob Hoskins
By Nancy Tartaglione
Oscar-nominated, and BAFTA- and Golden Globe-winning English actor Bob Hoskins has died. The star of such films as The Long Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Mona Lisa passed away Tuesday night following a bout of pneumonia. He was 71.

BOX OFFICE: ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Casts $92M Web; ‘The Other Woman’ Holding Strong; ‘Rio 2′ Passes $100M
By Anita Busch
Sony just weighed in with its estimate of $92M, with an expected $23.4M today for its Spider-Man franchise pic. With an international cume of $277M the franchise after this weekend will have grossed around $369M+ worldwide.

Days After Sarah Jones’ Death, ‘Midnight Rider’ Director Tried To Pay Gregg Allman For Biopic Rights, Singer Says
By Dominic Patten
He’s lost his star, a crew member lost her life and now Midnight Rider director Randall Miller has lost the rights to his subject’s wild life — at least according to Gregg Allman.

Doctor Who’ Matt Smith Joins ‘Terminator’ Trilogy In Major Role
By Mike Fleming Jr.
Here is something that should create a geek frenzy. Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions are setting the final major piece of the final trilogy of Terminator films. I’m told they are casting Matt Smith, who has played The Doctor in Doctor Who, in a major role that will grow in the second and third films.

Justice League MovieZack Snyder Locked For ‘Justice League’
By The Deadline Team
As expected, WB has officially set its DC superhero team-up pic to follow Zack Snyder‘s Man Of Steel and its upcoming sequel Batman vs. Superman. Snyder will take the directing reins on Justice League after helming both previous films in the superhero series.

Morgan Spurlock And His Warrior Poets Banner Strike Development Deal With The Associated Press
By Jen Yamato
EXCLUSIVE: Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Spurlock has struck a landmark development deal with The Associated Press, which will grant the Super Size Me documentarian and his NY-based Warrior Poets production banner unlimited access to adapt the AP’s library of broadcast, digital, and mobile content.

Axel-FoleyParamount Sets ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Starring Eddie Murphy For Spring 2016
By The Deadline Team
Axel Foley will be making his long-awaited return to the big screen in about two years. Paramount today set a March 25, 2016, release date for Beverly Hills Cop, the fourth installment of the mega-grossing 1980s movie series that has Eddie Murphy set to reprise his role as the wise-cracking detective.

“Movies Are Not A Growth Business”, Jeffrey Katzenberg Tells Confab
By Dominic Patten
“The business of movies as a traditional business has been challenged on many levels and it’s not a growth business,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg today at the Milken Institute’s Global Conference in Beverly Hills. “TV is a growth business.