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Benedict Cumberbatch: I Want a Dumb Role

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Casting, Celeb News,

Benedict Cumberbatch wants to play a dumb character. The Sherlock actor, who has just completed The Imitation Game, a biopic of British cryptographer, Alan Turing, insists he's ready for a less intellectual role. "I always seem to be cast as slightly wan, ethereal, troubled intellectuals or physically ambivalent bad lovers... I am so ready to play a really dumb character," the 37-year-old star told T magazine. Benedict, who has also won awards for his role …

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Katy Perry to Audition for Vin Diesel Movie?

Katy Perry is set to audition for a role in Vin Diesel's new movie. The "Roar" hitmaker could be turning her hand at acting after talking to the Hollywood actor-and-producer about a role in the xXx action franchise. Vin, 46, recently hinted he is considering the songstress - who has previously had a voice role in The Smurfs movies - for the female lead role and it now appears Katy could indeed be in line …

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Amanda Seyfried to Star in ‘Ted 2’

Amanda Seyfried will star in Ted 2. The actress has been cast as the girlfriend of lead character John Bennett, played by Mark Wahlberg. The same role was taken by Mila Kunis in the first film - which saw her character, Lori, marry John at the end - but she will only have a small role, or will not appear at all in the sequel, according to Deadline.com. The reason for the change of female …

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Cinecast: Seth Green on Affleck’s Batman, ‘Pushing Daisies’ Musical, ‘SATC 3’?

+ Seth Green - whom you may recall from Robot Chicken, Family Guy, and Austin Powers - gives Larry King a compelling explanation as to why Ben Affleck is a poor choice as Batman in the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman film. + Bette Midler is set to appear at this Oscars this year - additionally, she'll be singing for the first time! + Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller is in talks with Warner Bros. and …

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Despite Being Cast in ‘Avengers,’ Elizabeth Olsen Doesn’t Like Comics

Elizabeth Olsen has never been a fan of comic books. The 24-year-old actress plays Scarlet Witch in the upcoming superhero movie The Avengers: Age of Ultron and, although she admits she's never really been one to read a comics, she insists she had heard of her alter-ego before she was handed the role. "I'm not much of a comic book person. I like comic book movies but my brother [Trent, a screenwriter] is the comic …

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Tom Hiddleston Cast in Ben Wheatley’s Adaptation of ‘High Rise’

Tom Hiddleston is a busy man. From playing Loki in The Avengers films to starring in Shakespeare's Coriolanus (to rave reviews, mind you!) at London's Donmar Warehouse, the 32-year-old actor will now take on the lead in an upcoming adaptation of the JG Ballard novel, High Rise. The film takes place in the future, where technology is so advanced that inhabitants of an apartment building need not venture to the outside world for any of …

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Matthew McConaughey: I Wanted Frightening Roles

Matthew McConaughey wanted to take on film roles that "scare" him. The actor, who has been nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of a real-life AIDS victim in Dallas Buyers Club, made a conscious decision not to take a part in another romantic comedy, after appearing in How To Lose a Guy In 10 Days and Failure to Launch. "I'm not going to carry on doing the same thing over and over. I was …

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Zac Efron in Talks for ‘Star Wars’

Zac Efron is in talks to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII. The That Awkward Moment actor has met with movie bosses about a role in the new episode of the sci-fi franchise, which has recently been acquired by Disney. When asked if he'd take a part in the movie, he told MTV, "Yeah, I just went and met with them. So I don't know. It would be cool. I love [the Star Wars movies], …

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Cinecast: JLaw Worried ‘American Hustle’ Costumer, ‘Thor 3’ a Go

+ It's a good thing that Jennifer Lawrence's white dress from American Hustle only cost $3.99 for a yard of the fabric: costume designer Michael Wilkinson revealed that the actress got into some trouble eating Doritos while in costume. Yeah, we're not surprised, either. + Disney/Marvel announced that the sequel to Thor: The Dark World has been greenlit, adding that Christopher Yost (who co-wrote Thor: The Dark World) and Craig Kyle (who produced both Thor …

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Rita Ora’s “Shocking” ‘50 Shades of Grey’ Role

Rita Ora's part in 50 Shades of Grey will be "shocking." The "R.I.P." singer has her first big-screen speaking part as lead character Christian Grey's sister, Mia, in the hotly anticipated erotic thriller, and promises audiences they will be surprised by the content of the movie. "It's gonna be the biggest and most amazing shock ever," she told MTV. Rita has previously had acting roles in 2004 independent film Spivs and a small part in …

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