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7 hrs ago | Movies.com

Movie News: Mike Epps Confirmed as Richard Pryor (Photo); Tom Hanks to Star in Third Dan Brown Movie

Richard Pryor : Director Lee Daniels has confirmed via social media that Mike Epps has nabbed the role of Richard Pryor in an upcoming bio-pic, sharing a photograph of the two along with Oprah Winfrey, who will play Pryor's brothel-running grandmother.

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Related Topix: Angels & Demons, Celebrities, Dan Brown, Books, Tom Hanks, Vocal, The Butler, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

11 hrs ago | ContactMusic.com

Inferno filming to begin in 2015

The much-anticipated new film will be the third part of Dan Brown 's Robert Langdon series, following on from 'The Da Vinci Code' and 'Angels and Demons', both of which were big successes at the box office.

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Related Topix: Angels & Demons, Celebrities, Dan Brown, Vocal, Books, Rush, Comedy Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Deadline

Sony Pictures Locks Tom Hanks, Ron Howard For April 'Inferno' Start

EXCLUSIVE : Sony Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have firmed an April start in Italy on Inferno , the third installment based on the Dan Brown novel series that began with The Da Vinci Code .

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Related Topix: Angels & Demons, Celebrities, Tom Hanks, Dan Brown, Books, Vocal

Lite 98.7

'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Finds a 'Harry Potter' Director

Here's another reason to be excited for ' Harry Potter ' spinoff film ' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ': the new project has just taken on a director quite familiar with the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

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Related Topix: Books, J.K. Rowling

Mon Aug 25, 2014

BellaOnline

The Casual Vacancy Book Review

When Barry Fairbrother drops dead of an aneurism while celebrating his wedding anniversary with his wife at the local golf club in the small town of Pagford, it leaves a 'casual vacancy' on the parish council.

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Related Topix: Books, J.K. Rowling

Scotsman.com

JK Rowling honours Malala Yousafzai at Book Festival

SELLING author JK Rowling made a surprise Edinburgh Festival appearance - in honour of the Pakistani teenager who survived being shot in the head by the Taleban for speaking up for the right of girls to be educated.

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Related Topix: Books, J.K. Rowling

CNET News.com

'Harry Potter' director may helm 'Fantastic Beasts' spinoff

Director David Yates is in talks to take on the Harry Potter spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" by author J.K. Rowling.

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Related Topix: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Harry Potter, Books, Easy-Listening, J.K. Rowling

The Miami Herald

Diagon Alley adds new magic to Universal Orlando

Like magic - or more like an extremely savvy feat of theme park planning - an umbrella extending from the side of the building in front of her produced thunder and rain.

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Related Topix: Universal Studios, Books, J.K. Rowling

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Daily Kos

True Blood - Thank You

The final episode of True Blood aired tonight on HBO. I've ridden through the ups and downs of the series, from the time it was really, really good , to the completely absurd story lines of the past few years.

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Related Topix: Vampire News, Entertainment, Celebrities, Books, Stephenie Meyer, Drama, Television, US News, Liberal Political News

ITV

Ucas chief joins in on Hogwarts rejection joke

The chief executive of university admissions service Ucas has joined in on an internet prank that shows a student receiving a rejection letter from 'Hogwarts University'.

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Related Topix: Books, J.K. Rowling

Examiner.com

Sunday's suggested film: Books made into movies

Everyone loves to dive into a good story full of amazing characters and unpredictable plotlines.

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Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Books, Vampire News, Entertainment, The Lucky One, Drama Movies, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember

The Wichita Eagle

Haruki Murakamia s new novel masterfully traces a mana s melancholy pilgrimage

"Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A Novel" by Haruki Murakami, translated by Philip Gabriel In its first week in Japan last year, Haruki Murakami's new novel sold 1 million copies - a figure that most U.S. writers would die for.

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Related Topix: Books, 1q84, J.K. Rowling, Entertainment

El Paso Times

Book notes: Native American writer wins Dayton prize

Author Louise Erdrich, whose writings chronicle contemporary Native American life through characters representing its mix of heritages and cultures, has won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize's distinguished achievement award.

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Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Books

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Boston.com

Movies Young adult films get a dose of reality

The Gayle Forman young adult novel, which revolves around a teen in a coma who must decide whether to live after her family is in a horrific car accident, was optioned for film in 2008 when Stephenie Meyer's first "Twilight" movie was on its way to becoming a money-making phenomenon.

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Related Topix: Vampire News, Entertainment, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Twilight, Celebrities, Books, Stephenie Meyer, Summit Entertainment

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

'Harry Potter' Spinoff Will Be Just Like 'Harry Potter' Movies

The Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is moving forward, with Variety reporting that the director of the final four Harry Potter movies will return to direct at least the first film in the new trilogy.

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Related Topix: Books, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, Entertainment

Fri Aug 22, 2014

CNET News.com

J.K. Rowling brings singing sorceress to life in new 'Harry Potter' story

Thanks to Pottermore, "Harry Potter" fans have been treated to regular installments of author J.K. Rowling's ramblings and writings of lesser-known characters from the popular book series.

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Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Books

Thu Aug 21, 2014

ComingSoon.net

Four-Time Harry Potter Director David Yates to Helm Fantastic Beasts

A familiar face is about to return to the Wizarding World. Variety reports that four-time Harry Potter director David Yates has signed on to direct Warner Bros.

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Related Topix: Books, J.K. Rowling, Movies, Entertainment

Firstshowing.net

'Harry Potter' Director David Yates Back for 'Fantastic Beasts' Spin-Off

After a brief flirtation with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron to return to the wizarding world for the spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them didn't work out, Warner Bros.

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Related Topix: Harry Potter, Books, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Family, Adventure, Easy-Listening, J.K. Rowling

Cinema Blend News

Harry Potter Spinoff Fantastic Beasts May Have Finally Found Its Director

These days, David Yates is busy helming Warner Bros. anticipated Tarzan film, but he may be headed back to familiar territory as the director is reportedly in talks to helm the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

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Related Topix: Books, Harry Potter, Easy-Listening, J.K. Rowling

Chicago Reader

Reader's Agenda Thu 8/21: Wizard World Comic Con, Harry Potter at ...

Put on your cosplaying best-Wizard World Comic Con opens today at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

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Related Topix: Rosemont, IL, Josh Peck, Easy-Listening, J.K. Rowling, Books, Chicago, IL

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