King Kong is moving to 2017.

Universal is pushing Legendary’s film, originally titled Skull Island, from a release date of Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, to Friday, March 10, 2017. Now titled Kong: Skull Island, the film will be released in 3D and Imax 3D.

Tom Hiddleston is starring in the film, which will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Written by John Gatins and Max Borenstein, Kong: Skull Island is an origin tale, exploring the king of the apes’ home as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.

Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce and Alex Garcia will executive produce.

The release-date switch takes the action movie out of competition with Marvel’s Doctor Strange and Fox’s Trolls, which are both slated for Nov. 4. The only other film scheduled for the new March 2017 date is Fox’s untitled Bollywood Musical.

Universal also dated Legendary’s upcoming untitled Great Wall project for Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, with the Chinese market opening in early December 2016.

Zhang Yimou will make his English-language directorial debut with the film, which follows an elite force making a last stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. The project, planned as the largest film ever shot entirely in China, will begin production in spring 2015.

The Thanksgiving weekend is occupied by only one other wide release at this time: Disney’s Moana, about a Polynesian princess.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Looks like Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are getting an even mightier sequel, as the UK’s Daily Mail is reporting that Joss Whedon & Co. will be re-assembling the Avengers: Age of Ultron cast in January for two weeks of reshoots at England’s Pinewood Studios.

According to the tabloid, the additional shooting is being mounted in order to add “a bit more kick-ass on an extravagant scale.” Translation: more action, beefed-up set pieces or perhaps just an extra punch or two here and there for spice. They specify that Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Scarlett Johansson and –most interestingly- Tom Hiddleston have all been asked to make themselves available.

If you recall, Idris Elba spilled the beans in November that he would be returning as watchful Heimdall alongside Hiddleston’s Loki in Age of Ultron, and now that the cat (or is that the raven?) is out of the bag it seems Whedon has resigned himself to give the fans what the want, i.e. all Loki all the time.

While more Hiddleston is always good news, fans shouldn’t take the reshoots as a sign that the film is at all in trouble, although there have been rumblings that Marvel’s new golden boys Joe and Anthony Russo might take over the franchise (Avengers: Infinity War) from Whedon after their tour of duty on Captain America: Civil War. This would no doubt sadden fans who want to see Whedon pay off what he started with villain Thanos in the first Avengers, including The Mad Titan’s Shakespearean courtship of Mistress Death.

In the May 2015 release, when Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Source: Coming Soon


PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2014 > 60TH LONDON EVENING STANDARD THEATRE AWARDS


PUBLIC APPEARANCES > 2014 > AFTER PARTY: 60TH LONDON EVENING STANDARD THEATRE AWARDS

Gillian Anderson and Tom Hiddleston have taken the top acting honours at this year’s London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

Anderson won for her role as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire – a part she had coveted for 30 years.

Hiddleston said he was “so proud” to win for his title role in Coriolanus.

Winners of the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards:

Best actor: Tom Hiddleston (Coriolanus, Donmar Warehouse)
Best actress: Gillian Anderson (A Streetcar Named Desire, Young Vic)
Best play: The James Plays (Rona Munro, Edinburgh Festival Theatre & National Theatre’s Olivier)
Best musical: The Scottsboro Boys (Young Vic & Garrick)
Best director: Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies, RSC Swan & Aldwych)
Emerging talent award: Laura Jane Matthewson (Dogfight, Southwark Playhouse)
Best design: Es Devlin (American Psycho, Almeida)
Most promising playwright: Beth Steel (Wonderland, Hampstead)
Lebedev award: Tom Stoppard (The greatest living playwright)
Editor’s award: Kate Bush for Before the Dawn (A new high in music performance)
Beyond Theatre: Here Lies Love (For pushing the boundaries of the musical)
Revival of the year: Skylight

KTBS 3 News posted a video of some video coverage from ‘I Saw The Light.’ They briefly interviewed Tom on the set which you can watch here.

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AMC is closing in on a deal for the U.S. rights to the BBC’s Hugh Laurie-Tom Hiddleston miniseries “The Night Manager,” based on the 1993 John le Carre novel.

AMC would join the Beeb as a co-producer along with the Ink Factory. The project is eyed as a six-episode mini although AMC’s run could expand to eight episodes with commercial time included.

The novel revolves around a former British soldier who is drawn into a sting operation involving black market weapons after he goes to work for a luxury hotel. Writer David Farr is adapting the novel for TV.

Word of AMC nabbing “Night Manager” comes on the heels of the AMC Networks parent company closing a deal to buy half of the BBC America channel. One of the drivers of that deal was the desire for both sides to partner on high-end scripted productions such as “Night Manager.”

The project also marks Laurie’s return to the small screen since ending his eight-season run on the Fox drama “House” in 2012.

AMC declined to comment.

 

Source: Variety

Equality, that’s what feminism means to us. And to these inspiring, influential and right thinking people. Thanks for joining the club, all.

Our December issue is dedicated to empowering and empowered women. And men. Emma Watson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Diane Von Furstenburg and many more brilliant, enlightened and altruistic people came together to make it for you. You can get it here. Hope you are as proud of it as we are.

 

Source: ElleUK

Thor 3 is announced. The third installment is titled, Thor: Ragnarok and is set for a summer 2017 release.

The Norse End of Days will come to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” on July 28, 2017!

Chris Hemsworth will don the Mighty Avenger’s cape once more for the hero’s third solo adventure, and with a title as foreboding as “Ragnarok” you know he’ll have to rise to his toughest challenge yet this time around!

“This is a very important movie for us in Phase 3,” said Marvel’s Kevin Feige. “We plan on taking Thor to another level. It picks up where we leave Thor in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and impacts everything that comes after.”

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on “Thor: Ragnarok” and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it develops!

Source: Marvel

Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie are to appear together in new TV series The Night Manager.

Hiddleston, 33, and Laurie, 55, will lead the cast for the new TV adaptation of the novel by John Le Carre, according to The Hollywood reporter.

The new BBC show follows the story of Jonathan Pine, a British soldier who later becomes an auditor for a luxurious hotel.

Pine soon comes into contact with Sophie, a French-Arab woman linked to Richard Onslow Roper, who made his considerable fortune from weapons deals.

But when Sophie is killed, Pine goes undercover with intelligence operatives to avenge her death.

The new show marks the TV return of both Hiddleston – who is best known for appearing in the Thor movies – and Laurie.

Hiddleston’s last regular television role was in BBC Two’s The Hollow Crown in 2012, while Laurie left House in the same year.

Source: Mirror.Co.Uk

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Congrats to Tom who topped Glamour’s list for Best Dressed Man!

We can reveal that this year’s winner is Tom Hiddleston! He was in very good company, with Twilight star Robert Pattinson coming second, and David Beckham taking the third position.

Tom Hiddleston, who had his breakthrough role in 2011 when he portrayed Loki in Thor, is probably best known for his roles in War Horse and The Avengers.

The 33-year-old actor recently got on board with Emma Watson’s #HeForShe campaign, so he has a heart of gold as well as a gold star for his style choices.

Source: Glamour UK

Tom has announced on twitter that he has joined the Greenpeace campaign in support of change to the Artic.

Legendary Films announced this morning that Tom will be staring in the upcoming King Kong origin film, Skull Island. The film is scheduled to release November of 2016.

Legendary announced its plans to make a feature film based on the cinematic origins of King Kong during this year’s San Diego Comic Con with an original draft of the script by Max Borenstein. Previous works have touched on the island, but staying on and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions. Universal Pictures will distribute the film on November 4, 2016.

Vogt-Roberts directed and executive produced the Sundance darling THE KINGS OF SUMMER. He has also directed the pilot and multiple episodes of FX’s new series “You’re the Worst” and is set to direct METAL GEAR SOLID for Sony. His other credits include directing the pilot of “Cocked” for Amazon Studios and directing and executive producing the concert documentary NICK OFFERMAN: AMERICAN HAM. He is represented by UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment and attorneys Alan Wertheimer and Andy Gawker.

Hiddleston’s credits include MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, and WAR HORSE. He is also known for portraying Thor’s nemesis and brother, Loki, in Marvel’s THOR, THOR: THE DARK WORLD, and THE AVENGERS. Upcoming projects include Legendary’s gothic horror CRIMSON PEAK from director Guillermo del Toro, Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s HIGH-RISE and Marc Abraham’s Hank Williams biopic I SAW THE LIGHT. He is repped by William Morris Endeavor, Hamilton Hodell and Authentic Management.

Legendary’s recent releases include GODZILLA, 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE and the Guillermo del Toro directed PACIFIC RIM as well as the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 and MAN OF STEEL with Warner Bros. In addition to WARCRAFT, highlights from Legendary’s upcoming slate include BLACKHAT and CRIMSON PEAK.

Source: Legendary

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Tom made a surprise appearance at the Wheatland Music Festival this past weekend in Remus, Michigan.

In many ways, the Wheatland Music Festival is about Mother Nature, and she blessed this year’s event with near-perfect weather.

A bit of rain on Friday didn’t stop music lovers from enjoying the festival, and they came in droves, even though nobody had any idea that “Thor” actor Tom Hiddleston was going to take the stage.

Wheatland vice president Tom T. Ball recalled that last year’s festival would have been hard to beat in terms of weather, the lineup and the overall ambience.

“At the end last year, I thought, how are we ever going to top this?” Ball said Monday. “This year, if we didn’t, we came close.”

Beautiful weather combined with a lineup that Ball and others on the Wheatland Board of Directors were sure would please guests did just that, and all of the long winter days preparing for this year’s event fell into place.

Thousands of people attended the annual festival Friday, Saturday and Sunday, camping and enjoying traditional music and arts at the 160-acre site.

Ball said after all the work the board put into this year’s festival, it’s great to see it come to fruition.

And as it turned out, Hiddleston’s appearance with country artist Rodney Crowell put the rural music organization and its festival in the national if not international entertainment spotlight.

Hiddleston, who acted in Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers,” Alan Taylor’s “Thor: The Dark World” and other films, performed Hank Williams’ “Move It on Over” and other songs Saturday night.

Crowell’s wife told Ball that he is mentoring Hiddleston in preparation for his portrayal of Hank Williams Sr. in an upcoming biopic, “I Saw the Light.”

During the festival, Crowell introduced Ball to Hiddleston as “his friend Tom.”

Ball talked about the upcoming film with Hiddleston during the festival.

Ball said Crowell is a natural role model for someone looking to learn about country music, having been in the business for 40 years or more.

Reports of Hiddleston’s “crashing” Wheatland were rampant Monday, with accounts Time, Rolling Stone Country, the New York Daily News, Billboard and other websites.

According to published reports, production for “I Saw the Light” begins in October in Louisiana, and Ball is confident the British-born Hiddleston will shine.

“He’s a pro; he’ll deliver,” Ball said, adding that it isn’t clear whether the actor will do the singing in the movie.

With or without Hiddleston, Wheatland was successful this year, with just a few small challenges arising, Ball said.

I couldn’t have imagined it going any better,” he said.

Source: The Morning Sun

Nathan Fillion recently challenged Tom to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Tom has responded!

According to Deadline, Tom is being consider for the title role in the Ben-Hur remake!

EXCLUSIVE: MGM, Paramount and Timur Bekmambetov set a February 26, 2016, release date on an epic remake of Ben-Hur; have they found their chariot driver in Tom Hiddleston? I hear that he’s the one the studios are courting to play Judah Ben-Hur in the adaptation of the 1880 Lew Wallace novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ, which was the biggest-selling novel of its time until it was eclipsed by Gone With The Wind.

Hiddleston isn’t being fitted for a toga just yet. He has other projects vying for his services, including the MGM pic Me Before You. Keith Clarke, who scripted the Peter Weir-directed The Way Back, wrote the script that MGM pounced on after that company got ambitious following its emergence from bankruptcy and huge hits in Skyfall and The Hobbit. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey joined Sean Daniel and Joni Levin as producers, with Clarke and Jason Brown exec producing. Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave scribe John Ridley wrote the last draft.

MGM released the 1959 Charlton Heston-toplined Ben-Hur, as well as the 1925 silent film Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ. That doesn’t mean much here, after all the library strip mining done by Kirk Kerkorian in the 1980s. Wallace’s book is public domain, and that makes it possible. Pic leans heavier on the book than did William Wyler’s film, playing up a parallel storyline involving Jesus Christ. That’s juxtaposed by the blood feud between Judah Ben-Hur and Messala, who grew up best friends before the Roman Empire took control of Jerusalem. Judah Ben-Hur was a Jewish prince and Messala the son of a Roman tax collector. After the latter leaves to be educated in Rome for five years, the young man returns with a different attitude and mocks Judah and his religion. When a procession passes by Judah’s house and a roof tile accidentally falls and hits the governor, Messala betrays his childhood friend and manipulates the accident so that Judah is sold into slavery and certain death on a Roman warship, with his mother and sister thrown in prison for life. Judah vows revenge, culminating in the famed chariot races.

Hiddleston seems an ideal choice. Long thought of as a classical actor in parlor dramas, he remade himself as a global action star thanks to his work as the charismatic anti-hero Loki in the Thor and The Avengers films. Stay tuned.