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Universal pulls Michael Peña and Lizzy Caplan's sci-fi movie Extinction from schedule

For the second time in a little more than a year, a movie studio has abruptly dropped a Michael Peña movie. Last time it was The Bringing, a movie that seemed kind of exploitative and never actually got filmed. Now it’s Extinction, which presumably did get filmed and was even set to come out on January 26, 2018, but…

Sorry War On Everyone, but it’s not the best time for a comedy about giddily corrupt cops

One day, perhaps, murderously corrupt police officers will once again be a viable source of comedy. At this particular historical moment, however, a movie like War On Everyone has its work cut out for it. The very first scene attempts to get laughs from cops who deliberately run over a fleeing suspect, after he’s…

Michael Peña joins A Wrinkle In Time, along with everyone else in the universe

Michael Peña, who stole scenes during his turn as Scott Lang’s fellow thief pal Luis in the first Ant-Man movie, will have another chance to run away with the plot in Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time. According to the official Wrinkle In Time Twitter account, Peña has been cast as Red, and it’s pretty…

Murder On The Orient Express’ star-studded passenger list includes Michelle Pfeiffer

Over the summer, Variety broke the news that Angelina Jolie would not be taking part in Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express, despite earlier reports that she was in talks. Well, turns out Branagh has found another regal actress to play the role of Mrs. Hubbard—that’s Michelle…

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Michael Peña and Uzo Aduba in talks for My Little Pony

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ant-Man’s Michael Peña and Orange Is The New Black’s Uzo Aduba are in talks to join the cast of the My Little Pony movie. If the deals work out, their voices will be heard alongside Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, and the main cast—or “mane cast” if you want to be cute about it—of …

Scene-stealers and familiar faces: A field guide to 19 of today’s best character actors

Who: An actor who holds the rare distinction of not only emerging unscathed from the maudlin slog-fest Crash, but actually looking better for his involvement in it. Peña’s breakout performance as a working-class father trying to protect his daughter let him showcase what he does best: Bring personality and…

Matt Damon’s more determined than ever in new The Martian trailer

The latest trailer for The Martian shows the indomitable spirit of (one) man—that’s Mark Watney (Matt Damon), Earth’s most charismatic botanist. As you may already know, Watney is stranded on Mars after a space storm forces his space crew to get the hell off the planet. He’s presumed dead, but he’s not quite there…