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Ian McKellen Cast as Cogsworth in Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'

Big news — Ian McKellen has been cast in Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, according to Variety.

The 75-year-old actor will be playing the role of Cogsworth, the butler who was turned into a clock.

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Ian joins the cast which currently consists of Emma Watson, Daniel Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Emma Thompson, Audra McDonald, and Kevin Kline.

The film will be released in 3D on March 17, 2017 and production is set to begin in May at Shepperton Studios in London.

Ian McKellen Ages Sherlock Holmes in 'Mr. Holmes' Teaser - Watch Now!

Check out Ian McKellen channeling Sherlock Holmes in a brand new teaser for his upcoming film Mr. Holmes!

“Sherlock Holmes as you’ve never seen him, in this exciting exclusive preview of my upcoming film Mr. Holmes. (not avail in UK or Ireland). Coming to cinemas this Summer,” the 75-year-old English actor wrote on Facebook about the trailer.

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Mr. Holmes centers on “an aged, retired Sherlock Holmes who looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman.”

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Orlando Bloom & Evangeline Lilly Go Glam for Final 'Hobbit' London Premiere!

Orlando Bloom looks so hot in his tux while making his arrival on the red carpet at the premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on Monday evening (December 1) at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, England.

The 37-year-old actor was joined at the premiere by his co-stars Ian McKellen and Evangeline Lilly, who looked super glam after promoting her book recently wearing a costume inspired by the story. Director Peter Jackson was also in attendance.

Check out the movie when it hits theaters on December 17.

FYI: Orlando is wearing a Lanvin tuxedo, shirt, tie, and shoes. Evangeline is wearing a Reem Acra dress and an Edie Parker clutch.

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'Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' Trailer is Here!

Check out the brand new trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the highly anticipated conclusion to the latest Middle Earth trilogy.

In the epic movie, the Company of Thorin has reached Smaug’s lair; but can Bilbo and the Dwarves reclaim Erebor and the treasure? And, if so, can they hold on to it?

Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett, Luke Evans, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Lee Pace, and Benedict Cumberbatch all star in the film, which is set to hit theaters on December 17.

Make sure to check out photos of the cast attending Comic-Con over the weekend!

Michael Fassbender & James McAvoy Brave the Rain for 'X-Men' London Premiere!

Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy hit the blue carpet at the premiere of their new movie X-Men: Days of Future Past on Monday evening (May 12) at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, England.

The guys were joined by their co-stars Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, who play the older counterparts of their respective roles.

The men all had big smiles on their faces despite the dreary, rainy weather in London that evening. Looks like there were a ton of PUHs (personal umbrella holders) on the carpet that evening!

FYI: Michael is wearing a Thom Sweeney suit, shirt, and tie with John Lobb oxfords.

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Final 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Trailer is Here - Watch Now!

Check out the just released final trailer for the highly anticipated movie X-Men: Days of Future Past, in theaters on May 23.

In the new superhero flick, the X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

The star-studded cast includes Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Boo Boo Stewart, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Lucas Till, and Evan Jonigkeit.


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Jennifer Lawrence & Hugh Jackman Are Front & Center for New 'X-Men' Posters!

Jennifer Lawrence and Hugh Jackman go front and center in this new poster for their highly anticipated movie X-Men: Days of Future Past.

The film is uniting the casts of the film X-Men: First Class and the original X-Men trilogy to tell one epic story involving two time periods.

Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Nicholas Hoult, Halle Berry, and many others also star in the film as well.

Here is the movie’s synopsis: The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

Make sure to watch the latest trailer for the movie if you haven’t seen it yet and catch the flick in theaters on May 23!

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