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Shailene hits out at ‘unhealthy’ Twilight

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Slave star Lupita ‘up for top role in new Star Wars’

Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o is reported to have had talks with director JJ Abrams over a role in forthcoming Star Wars revival Episode VII.

Nyong'o, 31, who won the best supporting actress award for her role in 12 Years a Slave, is in the running for the
part of the female lead, according to the Hollywood
Reporter
.

Five actors are thought to be up for the role of a young Jedi apprentice who will take on Adam Driver's previously announced "Darth Vader-like" villain: Ed Speleers, who plays servant Jimmy Kent in Downton Abbey, Attack the Block's John Boyega and Breaking Bad's Jesse Plemons, as well as stage specialists Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher

Episode VII will shoot from mid-May to September this year, mainly at Pinewood studios near London, for release at  Christmas in 2015. It will be the first Star Wars movie to emerge since Disney's $4.05bn purchase of all rights to the long-running space saga in 2012.

Plane crash film on hold

An Australian film about a plane that crashes into the ocean between Asia and Australia, has been shelved following the disappearance of Flight MH370

The similarities between Deep Water and the recent real-life disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 have led the producers to postpone the film's release date.

"We thought it wasn't the right time to make a film about a plane crash right now," said Gary Hamilton, managing director of Arclight Films. "We have decided it is best to pull back on production of the film for a few months."

Promotional material for the film included the tagline: "Survivors of a plane crash face terror beyond reckoning as the plane is starting to sink into a bottomless abyss, and soon discover they're surrounded by the deadliest natural born killers on earth."

Captain reclaims No 1 spot

Captain America: The Winter Soldier reclaimed the top spot at the UK box office over the weekend of April 11-13, with Noah at No 2, Rio 2 at No 3 and Divergent at 4. Five new releases made the top 15 films, with The Quiet Ones at 5, Calvary at 7, The Raid 2 at 8, Khumba at 14 and
The Lunchbox at 15. In the US Captain America: The Winter Soldier held the top spot, taking another $41 million to bring its two-week gross to almost $169 million, with
new releases
Rio 2, Oculus and Draft Day at 2, 3 and 4

and Noah at 5.

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Shailene Woodley, above, the star of the new sci-fi adventure Divergent, has attacked the Twilight series of films for portraying "unhealthy" attitudes about relationships.

She told Teen Vogue magazine: "Twilight is about a very unhealthy, toxic relationship. She falls in love with this guy and the second he leaves her, her life is over and she's going to kill herself! What message are we sending to young people? That is not going to help this world evolve."

Divergent is aimed at a similar teenage audience to the Twilight series and is set in a future where society is divided by personality type.

Godzilla revealed

A 2ft high toy version of the new big-screen Godzilla has given fans their

first glimpse of British film-maker Gareth Edwards's
    new version of the legendary giant lizard.

At almost 4ft from nose to tail, the toy is the biggest ever to hit US stores – and ties in well

with the movie’s Godzilla, which Edwards said recently is a staggering 350 ft high.

"The idea was to make him as big as we possibly could," he said. "We wanted him tall enough for you to be able to see him wherever you are in a city but small enough for him to be obscured at times – because otherwise it's no fun.”









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