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Michelle Williams In Talks to Play Janis Joplin in Biopic

Michelle Williams is in talks to play Janis Joplin in upcoming biopic, Janis, about the life of the late rock icon, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 36-year-old actress is in the early stages of negotiations with filmmaker Sean Durkin for the long awaited film.

The film is set to be based on the book Love, Janis, which was written by late singer’s sister, Laura.

The book pieces together Janis‘ rise to fame and struggle with drug addiction through letters she wrote to friends and family.

There are also rumored to be several other Janis-related films in the works.

'Nocturnal Animals' Star Ellie Bamber Joins Disney's 'The Nutcracker'

Ellie Bamber has joined Disney’s upcoming The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Deadline reports.

The 19-year-old actress, who will star in the upcoming Nocturnal Animals, joins prima ballerina Misty Copeland, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman and Mackenzie Foy in the flick, which is based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 story “The Nutcracker And The Mouse King”.

In the original Nutcracker, one of Clara’s Christmas toys — a Nutcracker doll — comes to life and battles the evil Mouse King with seven heads.

The movie will be directed by Lasse Hallstrom.

Johnny Depp & Daisy Ridley Join 'Murder on the Orient Express'

Johnny Depp is in talks to star in the upcoming adaptation of Agatha Christie‘s Murder on the Orient Express!

According to THR, Leslie Odom Jr., Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Pena, and Judy Dench are also in the cast.

In case you’re unfamiliar, the story “centers on special detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh, also the director), who boards a train from Jerusalem to Europe only to have a murder committed in the car next to his during a snowstorm. Poirot tries to discover the murderer or murderers before there’s another victim.”

Murder on the Orient Express is slated to hit theaters on November 22, 2017.

Julia Roberts Set to Star in Drama About PTA Mom Framed For Drug Possession

Julia Roberts has signed on to star in and produce a feature film about a PTA mom framed for drug possession, according to Deadline.

The 48-year-old actress will take the lead role as Kelli Peters in the film based on the true story chronicled in “‘I’ll Get You!’ Drugs, Lies, and the Terrorizing of a PTA Mom.”

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The story follows Kelli, a PTA president and volunteer at her daughter’s elementary school in Southern California, who faces the wrath of another parent who is set to ruin her life.

At one point, Kelli is even framed for drug possession but after a 5-year-ordeal in court she eventually won a $5.7 million-dollar civil judgment against the other parent.

Storm Reid Set to Star in Ava DuVernay's 'A Wrinkle in Time'

Storm Reid just landed the lead role in Ava DuVernay and Disney’s adaptation of the classic children’s book, A Wrinkle in Time, according to THR.

The 13-year-old actress will be in good company as Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling are all in negotiations to sign onto the project as well.

“Dear God, please let me sleep longer if this is a dream! Thank you @directher @oprah @mindykaling @reesewitherspoon @disney. I am thrilled and humbled beyond words to work with this AMAZING group of people. #dreamingofwrinkles #AWIT #surreallifemoment #proudtobewrinkled,” Storm wrote on her Instagram account.

A Wrinkle In Time tells the story of a young girl whose scientist father has disappeared. She finds herself on an interplanetary journey to find her father with a classmate and her younger brother. Along the way, the trio are aided by supernatural beings – Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which.

Sean Penn to Star in 'Professor & The Mad Man' with Mel Gibson

Sean Penn takes a seat and checks his phone after having dinner at Il Piccolino on Tuesday (August 23) in West Hollywood, Calif.

It was recently announced that the 56-year-old actor will star in The Professor and the Madman, according to THR.

Mel Gibson will also star in the film, adapted from the novel of the same name.

The Professor and the Madman follows a professor who begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century and receives over 10,000 entries from a doctor at an insane asylum.

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Nicole Scherzinger Joins Dwayne Johnson in Disney's 'Moana'

Nicole Scherzinger is the latest star to join the cast of the upcoming Disney animated flick Moana.

The 38-year-old singer will voice Moana’s mother Sina, while other castmembers announced are Temuera Morrison as Moana’s father Chief Tui, Rachel House as Gramma Tala, Jemaine Clement as Tamatoa, and Alan Tudyk as Heihei.

They join already-announced Auli‘i Cravalho as the title character, and Dwayne Johnson as Maui—half god, half mortal, all awesome.

Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, Moana is the life-changing journey of a tenacious 16-year-old who teams up with the mighty demigod Maui to fulfill an ancient quest.

“Our assembled voice cast for this film is beyond our wildest dreams,” John said in a statement. “We are so fortunate to have this group of talented actors, many from Oceania, breathing life into their characters.”

Ron added, “We are so thankful to have found such extraordinary people who not only capture the voices of these characters, they elevate them in every way.”

Mark your calendars – Moana hits theaters on November 23!

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