Lea Michele is leaving Broadway and joining a biker gang? Yep, you read that right. The “Glee” star is shedding her musical past for a new role on the final season of the FX series “Sons of Anarchy.” Michele is set to appear in the season’s sixth episode as a truck stop waitress and single mother named Gertie who “connects with Gemma [Katey Sagal] during a difficult time.” Michele is only slated for one episode, but that didn’t stop Rachel Berry’s alter-ego from giving herself a gold star on her social media handles.
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” dominated a large portion of Warner Bros.’ Saturday afternoon Comic-Con panel, but for those who weren’t lucky enough to attend the presentation, there’s this: a first teaser for “The Battle of the Five Armies,” director Peter Jackson’s final installment in his second Middle-earth trilogy. Watch the short trailer below; “The Battle of the Five Armies” is out on Dec. 17.
Quentin Tarantino’s post-Civil War western “The Hateful Eight” will be a film after all. After Gawker leaked pages from “The Hateful Eight” screenplay back in January, Tarantino filed a lawsuit against the media company and said he wouldn’t be turning the script into a movie because of the leak. He later amended that statement though, telling a crowd at a “The Hateful Eight” reading in April that he was actually working on new draft of the script. And Sunday, he announced at a Comic-Con panel that the movie is a go, Deadline reports.
First revealed during Comic-Con, the first trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″ has arrived. Things to note: the late Philip Seymour Hoffman’s committed work as Plutarch Heavensbee, a first look at Julianne Moore’s President Alma Coin and four words from Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen. “I am. I will,” Katniss says when asked if she’ll fight the Capitol. Fist pump! “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″ is due out in theaters on Nov. 21.
We already knew “Game of Thrones” was headed to Dorne in Season 5, but now we finally know who will be playing Oberyn Martell’s Dornish relatives. At the “Game of Thrones” panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, HBO showed a reel announcing the new members of the cast. Get ready for a couple familiar faces to show up in the Seven Kingdoms along with a bunch of new ones you may not know yet. Meet the newest cast members in the video above and learn more about them below:
He’s just livin’ la vida loca — en Mexico! Ricky Martin landed an exciting new opportunity as a judge on the newest season of “La Voz… México.” The boricua will mentor contestants alongside Yuri, Julion Alvarez and Italian singer Laura Pausini. Martin, 42, has plenty of experience with “The Voice” franchise, as he judged the second and third season of the Australian version of the singing competition.
Back in December of 2013, Variety revealed that DC Comics and Warner Bros. were hoping to secure the services of Joaquin Phoenix to play Lex Luthor in the Batman versus Superman film that would eventually be called “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” That role went to Jesse Eisenberg, but it appears Phoenix may have found his superhero franchise anyway. According to TheWrap’s Jeff Sneider, Phoenix is under consideration to star as Doctor Strange in the forthcoming Marvel feature that Scott Derrickson will direct. HuffPost Entertainment contacted representatives for Phoenix and Derrickson to confirm the rumor; this post will be updated if and when they respond.
“Four years ago, these best friends discovered a hot-tub time machine.” So says the narrator at the start of the “Hot Tub Time Machine 2″ red-band trailer, which Paramount debuted at Comic-Con on Thursday. No John Cusack this time around — Adam Scott, briefly glimpsed here, seems to have taken his slot — but that just means more laughs for Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke. This NSFW trailer is a riot. People who like funny things should watch it below. “Hot Tub Time Machine 2″ comes out on Christmas Day.
The wait is over. The “Fifty Shades of Grey” trailer debuted on the “Today” show on Thursday, and it teases just about everything fans of the book will want to see – plus a special, exclusive version of Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love.” (That explains her Instagram teaser.) Based on E L James’ best-selling erotic novel, “Fifty Shades of Grey” stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. It’s set to hit theaters Feb. 13, 2015.
Michelle Fairley’s TV career is getting resurrected once again! First the actress was killed off as Catelyn Stark on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Then she had an arc on USA’s “Suits.” Then she played a terrorist on Fox’s “24: Live Another Day”—and was killed off again. Now Fairley is joining the second season of ABC’s “Resurrection.” She will recur on the show as Margaret Langston, described as “the formidable matriarch of the Langston clan … mother of Henry and Fred (Kurtwood Smith, Matt Craven), and dead for over three decades, she will reappear in Arcadia as one of the returned. Margaret brings with her knowledge of the Langston family’s dark past, a past she is determined to keep hidden. Her return will have consequences for the entire family.”