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Live-action Hunchback musical coming to Disney

Josh Gad on board to produce

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Disney has begun moving on a live-action musical for “Hunchback”, based on the Victor Hugo novel. Tony award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang has been tapped to write the adaptation with Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz to write the music.

Josh Gad is set to produce alongside Mandeville – both of “Beauty and the Beast” fame – and rumour has it that Gad may also be in line for the lead role, but casting has reportedly not been locked in just yet.

Per the Deadline report: The new film will pull from that 1996 animated film and the Hugo novel but not the stage production that Schwartz and Menken collaborated on in Europe. David Hoberman, who runs Mandeville with Todd Lieberman, has been fixated on a live-action “Hunchback” for over 30 years going back to when he was Disney film president. An early attempt led to the animated film and another resulted in a limited TV series on ABC. Now it has come back around as a feature film, and while it is early and not on the Disney release calendar, “Hunchback” has some of the most storied players from the stage and musical realms.

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William Sadler will return for Bill & Ted 3. Excellent!

His character of Death returning

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“Bill & Ted Face the Music” will begin production this summer, and it’s been made official that William Sadler will return as Death for the third film! The actor appeared in “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey”, and writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson previously stated their intent to write the character back in.

As previously announced, Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves will be returning as the titular characters, and Dean Parisot is directing. The film is due out August 2020.

The plot: Two would-be rockers from San Dimas, California, were once told they’d save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, but find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.

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New Spider-Man: Far From Home posters revealed, sending our friendly neighbourhood hero global

Peter Parker is back!

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Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has gone global!

Peter Parker returns in “Spider-Man: Far From Home”, the next chapter of the “Spider-Man™: Homecoming” series! Our friendly neighbourhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!

Starring Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Directed by Jon Watts.

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” is in cinemas July 4 – check out the new posters below!

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Clueless cast reunite to celebrate 25th Anniversary!

Alicia SIlverstone, Paul Rudd, Breckin Meyer and Donald Faison were present

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The cast of ’90s gem “Clueless” reunited at C2E2 at McCormick Place Saturday afternoon to share memories of working on the now 25-year-old comedy classic.

While a couple of cast members were noticeably absent (specifically, Stacey Dash, who played Dionne, and the late, wonderful Brittany Murphy, who left us in 2009), the 2,800 seat hall did get to spend quality time with Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Breckin Meyer and Donald Faison.

While most of the cast had understandably aged, Rudd seems to be stuck in time.

“I’m 80 years old on the inside.” He pointed to his chest: “In here, pure darkness — and a little moisturizer.”

“They had to knock on Paul’s trailer an hour early because he had to finish sucking the lifeblood out of babies”, said Meyer, who played skateboarder Travis in the film.

While the audience seemed to be gunning for solid word on some sort of sequel, the cast reiterated that the film is  – sadly – going to be rebooted… without them.

Check out some of the pics from the panel :

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