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Disney Reveals Casting for 'Artemis Fowl' Movie Out in 2019 - See The Cast!

Disney has revealed the cast of the upcoming live-action film, Artemis Fowl!

The film, which will be directed by Kenneth Branagh and based on the bestselling book series by Eoin Colfer, won’t hit theaters until August 9, 2019 – but now we know who’s in the movie!

The actor playing 12-year-old Artemis Fowl is an Irish newcomer named Ferdia Shaw, who will make his onscreen debut in the title role. He was picked out of 1200 candidates in an extensive search.

Josh Gad will play Mulch Diggums, a kleptomaniacal dwarf who works for the fairies—and himself. Dame Judi Dench will play Commander Root, the steely leader of the fairy police force.

Lara McDonnell will play Captain Holly Short, the elf hero, while Nonso Anozie will play Butler, Artemis Fowl’s formidable bodyguard.

Here’s a plot summary: descended from a long line of criminal masterminds, 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.

Production will begin early next year in the United Kingdom.

Armie Hammer & Elizabeth Chambers Help Honor Judi Dench at Santa Barbara Film Fest

Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers coupled up for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival!

The duo hit the red carpet at the event that was honoring Judi Dench on Thursday night (November 30) at Bacara Resort & Spa in Goleta, Calif.

They were also joined by Jeff Bridges, Susan Geston and Ali Fazal, who all posed for photos alongside Judi.

During the ceremony, Judi was honored with the Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence In Film, which was presented to her by Armie.

“Three dudes and a Dame… thank you Dame Judi for asking me to present you with the Kirk Douglas Excellence in Film Award at the #santabarbarafilmfestival,” Armie wrote on his Instagram.

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Is There a 'Murder on the Orient Express' End Credits Scene?

If you’re seeing Murder on the Orient Express, we have the scoop on whether or not there’s anything extra after the credits.

The star-studded film does not feature a post-credits scene, so you can leave when the credits start to roll!

Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Tom Bateman, Olivia Colman, Lucy Boynton, and many more round out the cast for the film based on the classic Agatha Christie novel of the same name.

If you didn’t know, the leading role in the film, detective Hercule Poirot, is featured in a series of books by the late author. Perhaps we’ll get a sequel to the movie!

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Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, & 'Orient Express' Cast Attend World Premiere in London!

The star-studded cast of Murder on the Orient Express hit the red carpet on Tuesday night (November 2) for the world premiere in London, England!

Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Tom Bateman, Olivia Colman, Lucy Boynton, and more were all on hand for the event.

Murder on the Orient Express, which Kenneth directed in addition to starring in, will be released in theaters on November 10.

FYI: Penelope is wearing a Temperley London dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, and Swarovski jewelry. Daisy is wearing a custom Vivienne Westwood Couture dress. Michelle is wearing a Prada gown. Leslie is wearing a Prada suit. Tom is wearing Lanvin. Kenneth is wearing Burberry.

45+ pictures inside of the cast of Murder on the Orient ExpressMore Here! »

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Judi Dench Speaks Out About Frequent Collaborator Harvey Weinstein

Dame Judi Dench has released a statement after allegations of sexual misconduct have come to light against her frequent collaborator Harvey Weinstein.

She and Harvey first worked together on 1997′s Mrs. Brown, and continued to work together several times over the years with Shakespeare in Love, Mrs. Henderson Presents and Philomena.

“Whilst there is no doubt that Harvey Weinstein has helped and championed my film career for the past 20 years, I was completely unaware of these offenses which are, of course, horrifying and I offer my sympathy to those who have suffered, and wholehearted support to those who have spoken out,” Judi said in a statement to EW.

Another of Harvey‘s frequent collaborators, Meryl Streep, also spoke out with a statement today.