Best known for playing two uncles, Uncle Vernon in the "Harry Potter" films and Uncle Monty in "Withnail & I," English actor Richard Griffiths has passed away at the age of 65 due to complications from heart surgery.
Daniel Radcliffe, Griffiths' on-screen nephew and "Equus" co-star, was among the first to release a statement.
"Richard was by my side during two of the most important moments of my career. In August 2000, before official production had even begun on Potter, we filmed a shot outside the Dursleys’, which was my first ever shot as Harry. I was nervous and he made me feel at ease. ‘Seven years later, we embarked on Equus together. It was my first time doing a play but, terrified as I was, his encouragement, tutelage and humor made it a joy."
Click past the jump to see some memorable scenes featuring Griffiths.
As with all of the Christopher Nolan's movies, information about his next project, the mysterious time travel adventure, "Interstellar," has slowly begun to leak out.
Deadline is reporting that the secretive director has offered the lead role of Cooper to Matthew McConaughey. The part, if accepted, would only cap off an incredible renaissance for the 43-year-old actor, who wowed audiences and critics in "Magic Mike," "Killer Joe," "Bernie," and the upcoming "Mud."
Rumors about a "Tomb Raider" reboot have been swirling, particularly since the video game franchise was resurrected by publishers Square Enix Ltd. to rave reviews, selling more than 3 million units worldwide since its release.
Now, MGM has acquired film rights to the video game series, and a new "Tomb Raider" is on the horizon. "We didn't want to see a film version that was a continuation of the old 'Tomb Raider' films," developer Crystal Dynamics' chief Darrell Gallagher said. MGM will work with GK Films ("The Departed," "Gangs of New York," "World War Z") to develop the actioner, aiming to emphasize a character-driven storyline with fun and epic adventures.
FX's "Fargo" TV series is now a reality. The network announced during its 2013 Upfront that it has ordered a 10-episode limited series based on the Coen brothers movie.
Joel and Ethan Coen are already on board with the project and will be executive producing it. "The Unusuals'" Noah Hawley is writing the series, while Warren Littlefield is executive producing as well. "Fargo" will premiere on FX in spring 2014.
We might not be too thrilled about producer Joel Silver and Studio Canal's upcoming remake of "Escape from New York," but we can get behind the actors they're looking at for it.
The New York Daily News reports that Jason Statham and Tom Hardy are the top two choices for the upcoming movie. They have taken over those spots from former favorites Gerard Butler and Jeremy Renner now that the "Escape from New York" reboot has renewed life.
The last of the three human leads for "Transformers 4" has been cast. After a lengthy screen testing process, "Bates Motel" and "The Last Airbender" star Nicola Peltz will play Mark Wahlberg's daughter in the next battle between the Autobots and Decepticons.
Peltz's name was one of several that appeared on a shortlist for the role, but yesterday, when a fan asked if Megan Fox would return, the Twitter account from director Michael Bay's website (via ComingSoon) replied, "No. Female lead has been cast... Nicola Peltz." She joins Wahlberg and newcomer Jack Reynor in the fourth installment of the franchise based on Hasbro's toy line.
Read a description of the plot after the jump!
FROM MTV NEWS
The nominee list alone assures that some of Hollywood's biggest stars will take the stage on April 14 at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, but a new announcement has confirmed which musical star will be entertaining all of us on that special night.
"Spring Breakers" star Selena Gomez will make her triumphant return to the stage at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards to sing her brand new single "Come & Get It." The performance will be the single's first and Gomez's first since returning to music.
"It is my first performance back as a musician," she told MTV News. "I'm so nervous! I think it's really cool, 'cause I got to take a year off of music and really be a part of great movies and work with great people, so I thought it would be perfect that I kind of go into music again through MTV and then the Movie Awards. So I thought it would be appropriate. I'm so stoked!"
Will Jennifer Lawrence get her silver lining in the form of a Golden Popcorn? Which beefcake will sizzle in our brand-new Best Shirtless Performance category? It's up to you to decide the winners of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards! Vote now, and tune in Sunday, April 14, at 9 p.m. ET, as star Rebel Wilson takes the stage at the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California.
Tom Hiddleston might be best known for his role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he also has a knack for comedy. The Brit got to flaunt that skill during the MTV After Hours sketch "Loki'd," so we're going to take partial responsibility for the next bit of news.
The blog called Muppets Henson reports that Hiddleston has a role in the upcoming film "The Muppets... Again." He will reportedly play The Great Escapo, and hopefully will have more than just a cameo.
If you're one of the 10 people who haven't been watching Vince Gilligan's "Breaking Bad" (seriously, stop what you're doing, and go watch it), we're going to give it to you straight: the show is as addictive as the methamphetamine that is bought and sold by the series characters.
Between the incredible talent on display, the sharp writing, and the jaw-dropping twists the story has taken, it's easy to become obsessed with the AMC drama. It's also why we weren't surprised to find out that according to Vulture, one of the final "Breaking Bad" scripts was stolen from star Bryan Cranston's car.
Sam Mendes might not be back for "Bond 24," but producer Barbara Broccoli is holding out hope that he'll never say never again. In a new interview, she and her fellow producer Michael G. Wilson said they think Mendes could return to the 007 franchise at some point in the future.
"We haven't given up hope. We'll get him back sometime," Broccoli said on the Empire Awards red carpet to Getty Images Entertainment (via /Film). "Maybe not for the next one... but hopefully we will get him back again."
Wilson added, "We hope that with all this success maybe he would have gotten inspired to come back."