Octavia Spencer

Sally Hawkins Heats Up Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War Movie with Leading Role

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by Charles Bramesco March 18, 2016 @ 9:53 AM
Guillermo del Toro has no shortage of professional projects in the air at any given time; between his planned Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark film, a program for Netflix called Trollhunters, and having to constantly dispel the rumors that he’ll return to direct a sequel for Pacific Rim or the Hellboy franchise, he keeps plenty busy. But that hasn’t stopped del Toro from continuing to pursue new creative avenues in his career, apparently exempt from our human need to take a second-long breather once in a while. The latest directorial challenge that del Toro has met head-on is a thriller set during the Cold War, and now he’s found himself an actress ready to take the plunge into the Red Scare with him.

‘Zootopia’ Gathers a Menagerie of Voice Actors for Disney's Next Feature

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by Charles Bramesco October 26, 2015 @ 9:55 AM
Disney has unveiled the full cast list for Zootopia, and naturally the film has been well-stocked with name-brand actors willing to lend their distinctive tones to something their kids might be able to watch.

'Twilight' Comes Back From the Dead With a Series of Short Films

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by Nick Romano October 1, 2014 @ 9:30 AM
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After four books, a slew of online fan fiction, merchandise, and five feature films, we all thought 'The Twilight Saga' had officially been laid to rest. But, as we learned from 'Game of Thrones,' "what is dead may never die." Lionsgate announced that a series of short films taking place in Stephanie Meyer's popular world of vampires and shapeshifters will be created by aspiring female filmmakers.

'Divergent 2' Enlists Octavia Spencer to Head Up Her Own Faction

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by Britt Hayes May 12, 2014 @ 2:42 PM
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Shailene Woodley won't have much time to rest after 'Divergent' -- we've got two sequels coming up, and Woodley's got more trouble to contend with. Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer just joined the ranks for 'Divergent 2,' officially titled 'Insurgent,' as Johanna, the leader of the the opposing Amity faction.

'Get on Up' Trailer: The James Brown Biopic Brings the Funk

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by Damon Houx March 13, 2014 @ 7:13 PM
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Chadwick Boseman stars in the James Brown biopic 'Get on Up,' and now there's a trailer for the movie about the Godfather of Soul's rise to fame and fortune. Will this follow director Tate Taylor's 'The Help' in being both a late summer hit and an Oscar favorite? It's possible.

Chuck Lorre's 'Mom' Adds Justin Long and Octavia Spencer

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 29, 2013 @ 10:10 PM
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CBS sitcom magnate Chuck Lorre may be on his fourth airing show for the network with the debut of upcoming Anna Faris sitcom 'Mom,' but that hasn't stopped the freshman comedy from flexing its muscles with casting just yet. Erstwhile 'New Girl' guest and rom-com staple Justin Long has joined the cast, along with 'The Help' Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer, but who might the duo portray?

'30 Rock' Spoilers: Will Arnett, Steve Buscemi, Chloe Moretz and More!

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 9, 2013 @ 5:30 PM
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Earlier today, we were treated to the news that one-time '30 Rock' guest star Salma Hayek would reprise her role as Elisa for the January 31 series finale, but the final episode might not have anything on the star-studded size of this Thursday's "Game Over." Not only will esteemed '30 Rock' guest stars Will Arnett, Steve Buscemi, Chloe Moretz and Megan Mullally reprise their respective roles, but joining them will be 'The Help's Octavia Spencer! Get a sneak peek at the big '30 Rock' returns tomorrow night inside!