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Meryl Streep Joins Mary Poppins Sequel

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Third time’s the charm for Meryl Streep. If negotiations go well, the 67-year-old actress will co-star with Emily Blunt for a third time. They previously appeared together in Into The Woods and The Devil Wears Prada.

Variety reports that Streep is nearing a deal to appear in the Mary Poppins sequel. Find out below what role she’s being tapped to play.

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Better have plenty of tissues on hand, because Lifetime is on a mission to make you cry. The network just ordered a remake of one of the best tearjerkers of all-time. The Beaches remake announcement comes just days after the film’s director Garry Marshall passed away.

Production hasn’t tapped anyone yet to portray Hillary, originally played by Barbara Hershey, but CC has already been cast. Find out below who’s following in Bette Midler’s shoes. It’s actually quite inspired casting.

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Just hours before Matt Damon returns as Jason Bourne in theaters, the first trailer for his next film drops. Not just any old film, but the most expensive and largest movie ever shot entirely in China. Based on the clip, it’s certainly a lavish and epic affair.

The Great Wall is an American-Chinese 3D science fantasy adventure-monster action film directed by Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers). Set in the Northern Song Dynasty, the saga tells tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure.

The 45-year-old actor is joined by Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau. The Great Wall scales theaters on February 17, 2017.

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Matt Damon Recaps Jason Bourne In 90 Seconds

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It’s been almost a decade since Matt Damon appeared as Jason Bourne on the silver screen. Unless you’ve watched the films recently, you most likely are a bit hazy about what happened during the first three installments of the spy franchise. Fear not, Matt Damon is here to refresh your memory.

The 45-year-old actor gives a quick recap, condensing the series which has a total running time of 447 minutes into a digestible 90 seconds. Think of it as a visual Coles Notes. Every long-running franchise should follow suit and film a clip like this whenever a new installment arrives. It really does help.

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Nicole Scherzinger Joins Disney Musical Moana

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These days, Nicole Scherzinger is spending most of her time on the other side of the Atlantic. The 38-year-old native Hawaiian returns to the Pacific Ocean for her next gig.

The former Pussycat Doll is the latest to lend her voice to Disney’s next high-profile animated film. She’ll play the titular character’s mother, Sina, in Moana. Her addition was announced in conjunction with Temuera Morrison as Moana’s father Chief Tui, Rachel House as Gramma Tala, Jemaine Clement as Tamatoa, and Alan Tudyk as Heihei joining the film.

They all join previously announced cast members Auli‘i Cravalho as the title character and Dwayne Johnson as half god, half mortal Maui. If you haven’t seen any of the teaser clips, check out a couple below including a new one released last week.

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Trainspotting Sequel Debuts First Teaser Trailer

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Twenty-one years after the release of his breakthrough hit, director Danny Boyle reunites with the cast of Trainspotting for T2. Spud, Renton, Sick Boy and Begbie are all back for the highly-anticipated sequel.

The first teaser trailer shows Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle standing alongside each other as a train passes by. Iggy Pop’s “Lust for Life,” which was featured in the first film, also makes a return in the promo clip.

T2 takes place nine years after the original. When asked back in 2007 on whether a sequel would happen, Boyle stated to the Scotsman during an interview, “I just want to wait until the actors are in their 40s. I could make it now, but the problem is they all look the same. I want them to look ravaged by the passing of time.”

T2 is slated for a January 27, 2017 release in the United Kingdom, followed by a February 3, 2017 roll-out in the United States. Check out the nostalgic promo below.

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Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston last teamed up for the donor sperm comedy, The Switch. This time around, the two stars join forces for an epic Office Christmas Party. No doubt, this will do gangbusters at the box office this holiday season. Who doesn’t love a holiday office party gone tragically wrong.

When the CEO tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch, he and his Chief Technical Officer must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.

Rounding out the ensemble cast are Olivia Munn, TJ Miller, Jamie Chung, Vanessa Bayer, Courtney B. Vance and Kate McKinnon. Office Christmas Party throws a massive bash in theaters on December 9. Check out the trailer below.

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San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing. One of these days, I really need to attend. After watching this video, I have an inkling of what to expect during my first visit.

Using Beauty and the Beast as inspiration, The Nerdist takes fans on a journey at the ultimate nerd gathering. From the long lines to all the free swag, their version of Belle sings all the praises and pitfalls of the annual event. Check out the cute clip below.

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