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It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters. The Sony thriller "No Good Deed," which stars Elba as an escaped convict and Taraji P. Henson as the innocent he terrorizes, opened on top of the box office with $24.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide on Friday: Dolphin Tale 2 -- In the sequel to the 2011 family film, the marine hospital that cares for Winter the dolphin faces the possibility of losing the mammal to another aquarium. Harry Connick, Jr., Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson star.
Somewhere, someone owes Morgan Freeman $20. Because someone was foolish enough to bet Hollywood's sagest actor that he couldn't land roles in both the Ben-Hur remake and the pot-smoking teddy bear sex comedy in the span of 36 hours.
Morgan Freeman 's dreams of portraying 1870s Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves have been dashed, because he's too old. The veteran movie star is developing a project about his Arkansas hero, but admits time has run out on him playing the lead.
This week at the multiplex, we've got an animal rescue drama and a home invasion thriller . Find out what the critics have to say on Rotten Tomatoes .
And see what THR's critics are saying about the Bill Hader-Kristen Wiig drama 'The Skeleton Twins' and the Jessica Chastain-James McAvoy romance 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' Dolphins, robbers and twins invade cineplexes this weekend, as Dolphin Tale 2 , The Drop and The Skeleton Twins all open in theaters. Find out what The Hollywood Reporter 's critics are saying about the weekend's new offerings .
Deadline writes that Morgan Freeman is the latest star to board MGM and Paramount 's BEN-HUR reboot. Timur Bekmambetov directs the project, based on Lew Wallace 's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ.
BIG BUDGET FILMS Dolphin Tale 2 Cetacean sequel chronicles more true stories from the annals of Florida's Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Cast includes Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman and Kris Kristofferson.
In perhaps the most confusing news all day, Morgan Freeman, voice of God, has signed on for a role alongside a foul-mouthed teddy bear in the vulgar comedy sequel "Ted 2," Variety reports . Freeman, 77, will play a civil rights lawyer who helps the profane, weed-smoking teddy bear, voiced by writer and director Seth MacFarlane, with his legal troubles.
Morgan Freeman, the familiar voice of authority and gravitas, is set to team up with Seth MacFarlane, the Boston-accented voice of vulgar comedy, in "Ted 2," The Times has confirmed. Variety first reported the news that Freeman, 77, will star in the sequel to the 2012 comedy about a grown man whose best friend is a profane, hard-living teddy bear that was brought to life by a boyhood wish and simply stuck around.
Seth MacFarlane returns to write, direct and voice the obscene teddy bear while Mark Wahlberg will return to star. Amanda Seyfried has also joined the cast of Universal and MRC's sequel.
Hope everyone figured out what to do with themselves during the Weekend Warrior's week "off"--which just by coincidence was one of the worst weekends at the box office in recent memory --but now I'm back and right into September and the fall movie season, so try not to fall asleep while reading the next few.... Zzzzzzzzzzz. Unfortunately, our complicated schedule at the Toronto International Film Festival makes it hard to write a full column this week, but hopefully I'll be back at full strength by next week.
People are expected to flock to movie theaters to see the dolphin who beat the odds with a prosthetic tail. Now, the sequel to the 2011 blockbuster, brings together some of Hollywood's biggest stars.
Among the most surprising summer successes of last year was Now You See Me , starring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Dave Franco and Mark Ruffalo. So, while there has been word that a sequel is being made, it's now official.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 01:46 pm
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