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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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Tyler Hoechlin Joins 'Supergirl' as Superman!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…no, it’s Tyler Hoechlin flying in as Superman on Supergirl!

The 28-year-old actor has been cast as Superman aka Clark Kent in CW’s Supergirl, the network announced today (June 16).

Greg [Berlanti] and I have wanted to work with Tyler for ages, so this worked out perfectly because Tyler is Superman,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg shared. “We are so thrilled and humbled to add another amazing actor to the legacy of this iconic character.”

Tyler‘s Superman will make his debut in the first two episodes of the season, visiting his cousin Kara (Melissa Benoist).

Zoey Deutch Joins James Franco In 'Why Him?'

Zoey Deutch just joined another movie!

THR reports that the 21-year-old actress will star alongside Bryan Cranston and James Franco in Why Him?.

The movie centers on a Midwestern dad (Cranston) who travels with his family to visit his daughter at college, only to involve himself in a battle for her affections with her new, brash tech billionaire boyfriend (Franco).

Zoey will play Bryan‘s daughter in the film from director John Hamburg and screenwriter Ian Helfer.

Why Him? is set to begin shooting in February.

Shailene Woodley Joins HBO's 'Big Little Lies' With Reese Witherspoon & Nicole Kidman

Shailene Woodley is coming back to television!

According to THR, the 24-year-old actress has been cast in the upcoming limited series Big Little Lies from HBO.

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Based on the book by Liane Moriarty, the drama will also star Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman.

Big Little Lies “centers on three mothers of kindergartners whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.”

Shailene will play a single mother named Jane, opposite Reese and Nicole‘s characters.

Congrats to her on the exciting new role!

'How to Get Away with Murder' Adds Kendrick Sampson For Season 2 Recurring Role!

Kendrick Sampson has just landed a recurring role on season two of How to Get Away with Murder!

The Vampire Diaries actor will definitely appear in the season premiere – though his role on the show is being kept under wraps, Deadline reports.

While we don’t know who exactly he’ll play – we can make some educated guesses! Could Kendrick be playing the person behind the famous “Eggs 911″ text sent to Rebecca (Katie Findlay) at the end of season one?

Be sure to tune in to How to Get Away with Murder‘s season two premiere on Thursday (September 24) at 10 PM on ABC.

In case you missed it, check out photos of Kendrick at the 2015 Just Jared Summer Bash over the weekend!

Lea Seydoux Joins 'Bond 24' as Female Fatale Role (Report)

Lea Seydoux has reportedly landed the female fatale role in the highly anticipated movie Bond 24, according to the Daily Mail.

The 29-year-old French actress will soon be going through costume, make-up, and camera tests to determine her look for the movie. She will then meet with cast members Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, and Naomie Harris for a script rehearsal in late November before filming starts in December.

Lea is best known for her work in the film Blue Is the Warmest Color, for which she was awarded the Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. She has also appeared in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Inglorious Bastards.

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