9 stars who turned down great film roles

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John Lithgow as The Joker? It’s not as crackpot as it appears, as the star of The Crown was once in the frame to play the comic book supervillain. Correction:... Read More

Cannes: Netflix film Okja stopped after technical glitch

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A screening at the Cannes Film Festival had to be stopped after technical problems during the first few minutes of the film. Okja, starring Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal, had... Read More

We fact-checked the Madonna film script

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Not for the first time, Madonna is on the war path. The focus of her rage is Universal Pictures, who snapped up a script about the singer’s early years in... Read More

Will Smith joins Cannes film festival jury

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Hollywood stars Will Smith and Jessica Chastain will sit on the Cannes jury when the festival kicks off next month. The pair, both former Oscar nominees, will help choose the... Read More

Shia LaBeouf film Man Down makes £7 in opening weekend

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Shia LaBeouf’s latest film hasn’t exactly set the UK box office on fire. War movie Man Down, which also stars Gary Oldman, Jai Courtney and Kate Mara, made £7 on... Read More

Cannes Film Festival poster sparks airbrushing row

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The Cannes Film Festival has courted controversy more than a month before it has even begun. Its organisers are accused of slimming down an archive image of the Italian actress... Read More

What's up for best foreign language film?

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On Oscar night the winner of the award for Best Foreign Language film probably won’t get much publicity – it seldom does. Yet compared to only a few years ago... Read More