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Freddie Mercury Stars in Comic Book

Freddie MercuryBluewater Productions has created a biographical comic book profiling the legendary musician Freddie Mercury for their Tribute series.

Mike Lynch and Manuel Díaz worked together to pen the story. Michael Troy and Graham Hill created seven alternate exclusive covers for this project.

Here’s more from the press release: “Freddie Mercury was one of the best performers of his generation. Now read the story behind the legend. His childhood in the paradise island of Zanzibar, his exile to England, and then going on to become the front man for one of the greatest bands of all time Queen.”

Octavia Spencer Cast in ‘Insurgent’ Adaptation

octaviaOscar winner Octavia Spencer has joined the cast of the Divergent film franchise. In the Insurgent film adaptation, Spencer will play Amity faction leader Johanna.

According to The Los Angeles Times, The Time Traveler’s Wife director Robert Schwentke will helm this project. Screenwriters Akiva Goldsman and Brian Duffield will collaborate on the script.

This sequel film will showcase “Tris’ journey as war between the factions looms, and she and compatriot Four (Theo James) are fugitives fleeing from the ruthless Erudite leader Jeanine (Kate Winslet).” Summit Entertainment has set a release date for March 20, 2015.
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Disney Unveils Trailer For ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’

Disney has released the trailer the Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day film adaptation. The video embedded above features scenes with Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, and Ed Oxenbould.

Several changes have been made to Judith Viorst’s original story in this book-to-movie translation. According to Time, “one of Alexander’s brothers has become a sister, and instead of just Alexander having a bad day, the whole family seems to be having a rough time.” A theatrical release date has been set for October 10, 2014.

Hayley Atwell to Star in the ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’ TV Series

Agent CarterMarvel has developed a new TV show for Captain America fans starring the superhero’s love interest, Agent Carter.

Actress Hayley Atwell (pictured, via) was first introduced as Peggy Carter in the Captain America: The First Avenger film adaptation. Atwell played this character again in a short film called Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter. She has signed on to reprise her role for this new series and is currently filming The Avengers: Age of Ultron movie.

Here’s more from Deadline: “It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark, all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life – Steve Rogers.”

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Fox Unveils the Trailer For ‘Gotham’

Fox has unleashed a trailer for a Batman prequel TV series called Gotham. It follows a young James Gordon and his early days fighting crime in Gotham City. The video embedded above features glimpses of actor Ben McKenzie as Gordon.

According to Wired, the show ”will feature younger incarnations of familiar Batman villains—including Catwoman, The Riddler, and The Penguin—as well as a particularly young Bruce Wayne as played by Touch‘s David Mazouz.“ The series premiere is scheduled to air this Fall. What do you think?

John Green Felt That ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Movie Cast And Crew Really Honored His Book

speaker_johngreenJohn Green joined The Fault in Our Stars film cast and director for a press conference yesterday. Throughout the event, the group answered questions from tumblr users and media professionals.

Green revealed that his favorite scenes from the movie included the Hazel and Augustus’ conversation at the gas station and a “raw” conversation that takes place between Hazel and her parents. All of the panelists agreed that Green cried the most on set. Green explained that it was wonderful seeing the cast and crew work because he felt they “really honored my book.”

Towards the end of the event, Green announced the dates for the “Demand Our Stars” tour which will feature live appearances from himself and some of the actors. Check out the full list of tour stop details below. Follow this link to watch a re-play of the entire press conference.

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Grouplove Unveils ‘Let Me In’ From ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Soundtrack

Grouplove has released an audio video (embedded above) for the song “Let Me In.” The Huffington Post reports that this track is the band’s contribution to The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack.

A Facebook announcement has drawn more than 3,900 “likes.” Other recording artists who will also be featured on this album include folk singer Ed Sheeran, indie rocker Jake Bugg, and electronic pop songstress Charli XCX. Mashable unveiled the full song list last month.

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Coldplay Fans Hunt for Lyrics Inside Libraries

coldplayColdplay (pictured, via) launched a library-themed scavenger hunt to reveal the lyrics of the nine songs featured on their forthcoming CD, “Ghost Stories.” The seven-time Grammy Award-winning band left sheets containing the lyrics, handwritten by lead vocalist Chris Martin, in libraries all over the world.

Clues have been shared on the official Coldplay twitter account with the hashtag #lyricshunt. Some of the hiding spots include the NYPL’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building in New York City, the Vasconcelos Library in Mexico City, and the Rikhardinkatu Library in Helsinki. Each one was nestled inside the pages of a book. Thus far, fans have uncovered eight out of nine sheets.

Visit the Coldplay website to view scans of the lyrics sheets. The band unleashed the final clue at 8:08 a.m. EST. They also shared a blurry photo to go with it. We’ve embedded the two tweets below. Where do you think they hid the final sheet? (via The Gothamist)

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Alicia Silverstone Pens Parenting Book

aliciasilverstoneActress Alicia Silverstone has written a new parenting book called The Kind Mama, in which she advocates for happiness during pregnancy and postpartum through a vegan diet and lifestyle.

“I knew there was another way and it would be a more enjoyable, lovely way,” she told the Associated Press in a recent interview. “So I started talking to doctors and medical experts, doing tons of research and found that there was so much support for this way. I wanted to make a guide for women so they could have that experience that they deserved to have.”

The Rodale publication is the second book from the actress and author. Her first book, The Kind Diet, a vegetarian lifestyle guide, was a New York Times bestseller. She is also working on another book for Rodale called The Kind Diet Cookbook, which will include healthy recipes. That title is slated for publication later this year.

Rodale Books acquired the world rights to Silverstone’s latest two titles in 2012 in a deal with Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, EVP and Co-Head of William Morris Endeavor Worldwide Literary Department.

MTV Unleashes ‘If I Stay’ Movie Trailer

MTV has unleashed a new trailer for the If I Stay film adaptation. The video embedded above offers glimpses of actress Chloe Grace Moretz playing the lead role Mia and actor Jamie Blackley as her love interest Adam.

The story, based on Gayle Foreman’s popular young adult novel, follows Mia when her “world is turned upside down during a horrific car accident that kills her parents, and leaves Mia in a coma.” This movie is scheduled to hit theaters on August 22nd.

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