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Chris Hemsworth says he would return to ‘Star Trek 4’ if asked

Star Trek movie, saying he would return if asked.The fourth instalment of the series was announced earlier this year with director J.J. Abrams confirming the news at the Paramount Investors Day Presentation.Abrams said: “We are thrilled to say that we are hard at work on a new Star Trek film that will be shooting by the end of the year that will be featuring our original cast and some new characters that I think are going to be really fun and exciting and help take Star Trek into areas that you’ve just never seen before.“We’re thrilled about this film, we have a bunch of other stories that we’re talking about that we think will be really exciting, so can’t wait for you to see what we’re cooking up. But until then, live long and prosper.”Now, Hemsworth has addressed the new film too, saying he would return to the series if asked, reprising his role as George Kirk.“There was talk about me doing the film with Chris Pine at one point, the script was put together and then it fell apart.

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Harry Potter star Kenneth Branagh unrecognisable as Boris Johnson in new TV series
Harry Potter actor Sir Kenneth Branagh has transformed for his new role as Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a new five part mini series.Sky have released first look pictures and a trailer for This England, which show the award winning actor and director looking unrecognisable, as he portrays Boris Johnson during the early months of his time in office.Pictures show Kenneth wearing facial prosthetics and a blonde wig, along with attire including suits and an outdoor coat, similar to those that the Prime Minister has been seen wearing on public outings.Kenneth Branagh, who recently won an Academy Award and a BAFTA for his critically acclaimed film Belfast, looks completely different in the role, with fans taking to social media to comment on his transformation.One said: "Blimey, good effort," while a second added: "B****y hell, that is a terrifyingly good likeness."Kenneth, who is famous for playing roles such as Gilderoy Lockheart in Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets and directing films including Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Death On The Nile will join a number of famous faces for the new five part mini series This England, due to air later this year on Sky.Directed by Michael Winterbottom, the series will also star Ophelia Lovibond as Boris Johnson's wife Carrie and The Crown's Andrew Buchan as then Health Secretary Matt Hancock.They are just some of the famous figures to be portrayed in the new mini series, which will primarily focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and the decisions made in Parliament and Downing Street during that time.Viewers will also see the impact of the pandemic on the frontlines, with stories from doctors, nurses and care home workers, as well as scientists researching vaccines, alongside
Watch Kenneth Branagh transform into Boris Johnson in ‘This England’ trailer
This England, starring Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson.The series, co-written and directed by Michael Winterbottom, is based on Johnson’s first months as prime minister and the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK.A synopsis reads: “The drama takes us inside the halls of power, as Johnson grapples with COVID-19, Brexit, and a personal and political life wracked by controversy.“The events in government are interwoven with first-hand testimonies from around the UK, from the experts and scientists racing against time to understand the virus; the doctors, nurses and care-home workers on the frontline working tirelessly and heroically to contain and overcome it; and ordinary people whose lives were thrown into turmoil.”Alongside Branagh, the show stars Ophelia Lovibond (Feel Good) as Carrie Johnson and Andrew Buchan (The Crown) as former Health Secretary Matt Hancock.While an exact release date is yet to be announced, This England is scheduled to be released on Sky Atlantic and NOW later this year.Branagh was recently cast in Christopher Nolan’s next film Oppenheimer, alongside Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr, Florence Pugh and Rami Malek.The film follows theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (Murphy) and his contributions to the Manhattan Project which led to the creation of the atomic bomb.
Amazon Freevee Orders ‘Bosch: Legacy’ Season 2, Inks Disney Movie Output Deal
Todd Spangler NY Digital EditorTitus Welliver’s ex-cop Harry Bosch will return to crack more cases on Amazon Freevee.Amazon Freevee (formerly IMDb TV) announced the pickup of Season 2 of “Bosch: Legacy,” a spin-off of series “Bosch” that ran for seven seasons on Prime Video — ahead of the May 6 premiere of “Bosch: Legacy” on the ecommerce giant’s free, ad-supported streaming service.In addition, Amazon Freevee is expanding its licensed content lineup through a short-term film licensing agreement with Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution for a “limited selection” of 20th Century Studios titles, including “Deadpool,” “Deadpool 2,” “Logan,” “Hidden Figures,” Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express” and “The Post.” The announcements came at Amazon’s 2022 NewFronts presentation Monday for marketers.Amazon Freevee also announced the renewal for third and fourth seasons of “Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers,” the docuseries about a Southern California high-school basketball team, from LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s Uninterrupted, as well as greenlights for four new originals: cooking competition series “America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation”; coming-of-age drama “Beyond Black Beauty”; family competition series “Play-Doh Squished”; and music documentary “Post Malone: Runaway.”Currently in development at Freevee is “Inside No. 9,” based on the BBC’s award-winning anthology series, combining humor, horror, crime and suspense — with the episodes linked in some way by the inclusion of the number nine.
Why Daniel Radcliffe is ‘dramatically bored of hearing people’s opinions’ on Oscars slap
Daniel Radcliffe has had enough! The British actor is currently promoting his recent movie ‘The Lost City’ and during his latest appearance on Good Morning Britain he was asked about his thoughts on the controversial altercation between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Oscars.“I’m just so already dramatically bored of hearing people’s opinions about that,” the 32-year-old star responded, explaining that he has had enough, “I just don’t want to be another opinion adding to it.”Radcliffe, who recently opened up about his transformation portraying Weird Al Yankovic in his upcoming biopic, says he recalls how it feels to have a joke made at his expense, as he has attended many award ceremonies from the start of his successful career.“When you’re going on stuff as a kid you’re never quite sure if the joke’s with you or you’re the butt of the joke,” he shared, explaining how he dealt with those uncomfortable moments, “you sort of have a mode of just being like, ‘I’ll just keep smiling and laughing and maybe it’ll end soon.‘”And about his experience working with Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock on the set of ‘The Lost City’ in the Dominican Republic, Daniel said he was “very sweaty and it was a job to keep me from looking just drenched the whole time,“ however he “had actually a much easier time of it compared to Channing and Sandra and the crew.
GMB’s Richard Arnold 'gobsmacked' by Emilia Jones’ transformation ahead of CODA Oscar win
BAFTAs earlier this month, shared his thoughts on Emilia Jones after she performed at the ceremony, where she was waiting to see if she would win the Best Actress award for her film CODA.Speaking from the Ideal Home Show, in partnership with NatWest, Richard revealed that he had known Emilia since she was “just a nipper” thanks to his friendship with her dad Aled Jones. Richard, 52, admitted that he was “gobsmacked” to see Emilia’s incredible transformation into a star in an exclusive interview with The Entertainment Editor for Good Morning Britain reflected on the young actress’ rise to fame and praised her stunning performance of Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now, which she also sings in the now Oscar-winning film CODA.Emilia, 20, was also nominated for a Best Actress BAFTA for portraying 17-year-old Ruby, the only hearing member of a deaf family.Reflecting on her rise to fame, Richard admitted that her confident performance left him “slack-jawed”. Remembering that night at the BAFTAs, he said: “I was lucky enough to catch up with Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Kenneth Branagh and Emilia Jones, of course!”“Aled Jones’ daughter, who I hadn’t seen for years since she was knee-high. “Aled and Lorraine and I worked together on Daybreak before Good Morning Britain started, so I knew Amelia when she was a nipper. “And now of course she's this fabulous actress soaring to giddy heights.”When asked about how it was to see Emilia, who he had known as a little girl, take to the stage in the Royal Albert Hall, Richard admitted he was “gobsmacked”. He said: “It’s just extraordinary.