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The musical adaptation of Bill Murray's 1993 film Groundhog Day -- about perpetually grumpy TV weatherman Phil Connors who is forced to live the February holiday over and over -- is coming to Broadway in March 2017.

The film's co-writer Danny Rubin teamed up with songwriter Tim Minchin for the musical which first opened in London in August.

Casting for the American production has not yet been announced, though London star Andy Karl is rumored to be keeping the role of Connors when the musical transfers to New York's August Wilson Theatre.

"Groundhog Day" will reunite composer Minchin with his "Matilda the Musical" cast including scene and costume designer Rob Howell, choreographer Peter Darling, and director Matthew Warchus.

Performances begin in March with the play officially set to open on April 17, 2017.

So is this musical just going to be one number performed over and over and over and over and over again? You know what I'm saying.

Be Well,
Steve


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Benicio Del Toro in talks to star in 'Predator' revival
Benicio Del Toro is in negotiations to join Fox's planned Predator revival entitled, The Predator.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Del Toro is being eyed to anchor what will be an ensemble piece directed by The Nice Guys helmer Shane Black.

Fox is said to have been pursuing Del Toro but has been unable --until now-- to land the actor due to his busy schedule which includes Star Wars: Episode VIII and a sequel to 2015's critically acclaimed drama Sicario.

In February, the first official teaser image for The Predator was released featuring a lone, battle-scarred Predator alongside the phrase, "You'll never see him coming."

The title of the film has led fans to speculate that only one Predator will be present in the film as opposed to the trio of technologically advanced hunters that were present in 2010's Predators.

Black starred in the 1987 original alongside star Arnold Schwarzenegger as the ill-fated Rick Hawkins. The filmmaker is also known for writing the screenplays for Lethal Weapon, Last Action Hero, and for co-writing and directing Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Iron Man 3.

The Predator is expected to arrive in theaters March 2, 2018.


LOOSE LIPS:
"I wanted to learn something new and grow as a person and see if I had aptitude for these things that interest me. And if not now, it would be, 'Oh in two more years, or three years, then ten years', and then just, ultimately, you just don't do them. And I didn't want that to happen."
--Renée Zellweger, on why she decided to take a break from Hollywood, during a press conference


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Which popstar said: 'I will never do a red carpet again'?



Daniel Radcliffe on reprising his role as Harry Potter: 'I'm never going to close that door'
While accepting the Rising Star award at the Deauville Film Festival in France, Daniel Radcliffe told The Hollywood Reporter that he would "never close the door" on once again picking up his wand and glasses as Harry Potter.

"That would be a stupid thing to do," he said. "But I think I'll be happy enough and secure enough to let someone else play it."

With Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's success with the play and subsequent script book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, rumors of another Potter film are stirring.

Cursed Child takes place almost two decades after the events of the final Harry Potter book and tells the story of Harry's son, Albus, and his struggle to bear the Potter name.

"At this moment it's not even a concern because I'm too young to play the character," Radcliffe said about Cursed Child's middle-aged Potter.

Radcliffe also said that the fear of ruining fans' devotion to the series holds him back from jumping in.

"There's a part of me that's like, some things are better left untouched. If we went back to Potter, there's a chance we'd made what Star Wars: The Force Awakens was to the original Star Wars, but there's also the chance that we'd make Phantom Menace," he said. "I don't want to go back to anything like that and maybe sour what people have already loved."

Radcliffe portrayed the iconic character in all eight films from 2001 to 2011. He recently starred in the films Swiss Army Man, Now You See Me 2, and Imperium, and just wrapped the upcoming adventure drama Jungle.

J.K. Rowling is bringing another piece of the Wizarding World to the big screen in November with the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, starring Eddie Redmayne.


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Which popstar said: 'I will never do a red carpet again'?

In an upcoming issue of Elle, Miley Cyrus spoke about her decision to tackle the celebrity life her own way, with no publicists or red carpets.

"I will never do a red carpet again," Cyrus said. "Why, when people are starving, am I on a carpet that's red? Because I'm 'important'? Because I'm 'famous'? That's not how I roll. It's like a skit-it's like Zoolander."

Cyrus voluntarily stepped out of the limelight last year, eschewing the business-side of things that come along with fame. She fired her publicist and tackles her own exposure via Instagram and interviews with select publications.

According to Elle, Cyrus agreed to the interview to increase awareness about her new gig as a judge on the upcoming season of The Voice.

Cyrus joins show regulars Blake Shelton and Adam Levine and newcomer Alicia Keys for the singing show's 11th season, which premieres on Sept. 19.

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