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Eva Green in talks to join Tim Burton's live-action 'Dumbo' remake
Disney is reportedly considering Eva Green for one of the top roles in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Dumbo from director Tim Burton.

According to Deadline, Green is being courted for one of the three main adult roles in the film as production nears.

Green has worked with Burton before, on Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children and Dark Shadows.

Previously, Will Smith and Tom Hanks were in talks to join the cast; however, Smith has since dropped out. Chris Pine was also offered a role that he has turned down, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Dumbo is said to be a top priority for Disney, which has seen success with other live-action adaptations, including Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book and the upcoming Beauty and the Beast.

Originally an animated film that hit theaters in 1941, Dumbo follows the story of a baby circus elephant who uses his large ears to fly.

The script was written by Ehren Kruger, who wrote the screenplays for The Ring, Scream 3 and three of the films in the Transformers series.


Scarlett Johansson files for divorce from Romain Dauriac
Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac are officially headed for divorce.

The Ghost in the Shell star moved ahead with ending their two-year marriage Tuesday. In January, sources revealed the couple separated over the summer.

Johansson's attorney, Judith Poller, served the divorce papers to Dauriac's layer, Harold Mayerson, Page Six reported. The actress asked the judge to grant her primary custody of their 3-year-old daughter, Rose Dorothy Dauriac.

Mayerson said Dauriac will fight the request.

"He would like to move to France with his daughter and Ms. Johansson does a lot of traveling," the lawyer said.

Johansson, 32, and Dauriac, a French journalist, went public with their relationship in November 2012 and announced they were engaged in September 2013. The private couple secretly tied the knot in October 2014.

Johansson was previously married to actor Ryan Reynolds from 2008-10.


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"Boy, do I know that feeling."
--Steve Harvey, on witnessing the shocking Oscars fiasco, to Extra


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Which rapper recently donated $1M to Chicago public schools?


Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep to star in Steven Spielberg film 'The Post'
Hollywood A-listers Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep will star in the new Steven Spielberg film The Post.

The Hollywood Reporter reported Spielberg will direct the 60-year-old actor and 67-year-old actress in the forthcoming movie, which recounts the Washington Post's role in publishing the Pentagon Papers.

Hanks and Streep will play Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham, respectively. The Pentagon Papers was a government study about U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War that Bradlee and Graham fought to make public in 1971.

Spielberg will also produce with Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Krieger, with Rachel O'Connor, Adam Somner and Tim and Trevor White as executive producers, according to Deadline. Fox and Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment will co-finance the project.

Hanks has collaborated with Spielberg on several other films, including Saving Private Ryan, while Streep worked with the director on A.I. The actress will narrate the Netflix documentary Five Came Back, which Spielberg is executive producing.

Spielberg will next release an adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel Ready Player One starring Tye Sheridan. Hanks will star in The Circle with Emma Watson, while Streep is slated for Mary Poppins Returns with Emily Blunt.


Stephen King praises 'It' remake, tells fans to stop worrying
Film producer Seth Grahame-Smith took to social media to share Stephen King's opinion of the upcoming remake of It.

Grahame-Smith posted a screen cap of an email he received from King's email account that says, Instagram "Steve [King] asked me to pass along that he saw a screening of It today and wanted to let everybody know that they should stop worrying about it as the producers have done a wonderful job with the production."

Grahame-Smith captioned the post: "I can die now. Goodbye. I'm dead."

It, based on the King novel of the same name, was previously adapted as a two-part TV movie starring Tim Curry as Pennywise.

Due in theaters September 8, the remake is directed by Mama helmer Andres Muschietti with a script co-written by True Detective and Beasts Of No Nation filmmaker Cary Fukunaga.

Now starring Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise and also featuring Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard, the film will once again follow a group of children who are haunted by a shape-shifting creature that likes to take the form of a clown.


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Which rapper recently donated $1M to Chicago public schools?

Chance the Rapper is taking matters into his own hands as he pledges to donate $1 million to Chicago public schools after meeting with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.

The talks, Fortune reported, broke down between Chance, real name Chancelor Bennett, and Rauner who has vetoed a $215 million funding bill that schools in Chicago were counting on.

The money, Chance said during a live-streamed press conference at Westcott Elementary School, would go towards after-school and enrichment programs. Funds he said would come from ticket sales of his upcoming tour.

Chance also noted how his donation is a "call to action" for others to get involved as well and that his non-profit organization Social Works would donate an additional $10,000 to a different Chicago school for every $100,000 raised.

"Our kids should not be held hostage because of political position," Chance said during the press conference. "Gov. Rauner, do your job."

Chance's donation has caught the attention of former first lady Michelle Obama who wrote on Twitter, "Thanks @chancetherapper for giving back to the Chicago community, which gave us so much. You are an example of the power of arts education."

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