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‘Bond 24′ Eyes Oscar-Nominated Chiwetel Ejiofor for New James Bond Villain

Chiwetel Ejiofor Bond 24
Sony Pictures

Chiwetel Ejiofor wowed audiences with his stirring and hard-to-watch performance in Steve McQueen's Oscar-winning '12 Years a Slave,' and now, naturally, he's on multiple studios' radars for major upcoming films. While he's previously been rumored to be up for 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' word is he's now being eyed to play the new James Bond villain in the upcoming 'Bond 24.'

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‘True Detective’ Season 2: OK, Seriously, Here’s Who We Really Think Should Star

True Detective Season 2 Casting
HBO

HBO's ‘True Detective’ has neither completed the course of its eight-episode run, nor has that Nic Pizzolato-scripted series even officially attained a season 2 renewal, but recently the internet has been abuzz with #TrueDetectiveSeason2 casting choices, both real and fake. The meme may have run its course, but we decided to take a serious approach to pool Hollywood A-list talent we’d like to see in ‘True Detective’ season 2!

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If There’s One Reason to See ‘Triple Nine,’ It’s For the Cast

Triple Nine Gal Gadot Michael B. Jordan Aaron Paul
Getty Images

On its own, 'Triple Nine' doesn't offer audiences much intrigue. A heist thriller? Where's the hook? Well, the hook is apparently the illustrious cast, which already includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck and Kate Winslet. But now a bushel of stars are in the process of joining, as well, all of who are hotly in demand.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Eyeing ’12 Years a Slave’ Star Chiwetel Ejiofor?

12 Years a Slave Chiwetel Ejiofor
Fox Searchlight

And the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' news just keeps coming. The latest rumor: '12 Years a Slave' star and likely Oscar contender Chiwetel Ejiofor was at the Bad Robot offices, which means he might have met with J.J. Abrams about the new 'Star Wars' film. Which means we might see Ejiofor in the new 'Star Wars' movie. Maybe. We hope so! 

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’12 Years a Slave’ Clips: Preview Steve McQueen’s Hard-to-Watch Period Piece

12 Years a Slave Preview
Fox Searchlight

Director Steve McQueen ('Hunger,' 'Shame') is ready to unleash his third film, '12 Years a Slave,' in theaters tomorrow, and you'll be able to see what critics are calling a spectacular, but hard-to-watch film. Just to give you a taste of what's in store, Fox Searchlight has released a batch of clips, showcasing its variety of acting talent.

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’12 Years a Slave’ Review

12 Years a Slave Review
Fox Searchlight

It would be a lot easier if you could say, "it's just a movie." The sickening thing, the thing that may make it difficult to convince you to buy a ticket, is the opening card that reads, "based on a true story." But facing the cruelty of America's original sin is what '12 Years a Slave' is all about. That's what Solomon Northup did.

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‘Doctor Who’ Casting: Did Chiwetel Ejiofor Turn Down the Role?

Doctor Who Black Chiwetel Ejiofor Peter Capaldi
BBC / Tim P. Whitby, Getty Images

This past weekend saw the surprisingly unsurprising announcement that 'Doctor Who' would regenerate 55 year-old Scottish actor Peter Capaldi as the next Time Lord, replacing current star Matt Smith at the end of 2013. Shortly thereafter, comments from author Neil Gaiman suggested that a black actor had already rejected the titular 'Doctor Who' role, in spite of speculation that producers might have chosen a different race or gender than Capaldi. So, was Chiwetel Ejiofor almost our first black 'Doctor Who?'

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’12 Years a Slave’ Reveals First Trailer

12 Years a Slave
Fox Searchlight

In pre-Civil War America, a free black man from upstate New York is abducted and sold into slavery.

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