When George Lucas was casting for ‘Star Wars’ he auditioned nearly every up-and-coming actor in Hollywood. Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Kurt Russell, Sissy Spacek, all passed through his audition room before he eventually plumped for Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and a carpenter named Harrison Ford. Those starlets went on to achieve superstardom thanks to Lucas, but they weren’t the only icons to feature in the ‘Star Wars’ films. Here’s some thespians you never realised journeyed to that galaxy far, far away. Read more First Star Wars 8 trailer Lando not returning in Star Wars 8 Actors who hated being in Star Wars
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P.T. Barnum didn’t always tell the truth, but he knew how to put on a dazzling show. That sense of spectacle is present in these new posters for The Greatest Showman , Fox’s original musical starring Hugh Jackman as the visionary circus founder and notorious hoaxster. The film tells the story of Barnum’s unlikely rise to fame in the late 1800s, with contemporary pop songs written by La La Land lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Michelle Williams co-stars as Barnum’s wife Charity, while Zac Efron , Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya play the star performers of the Barnum & Bailey circus. Check out Yahoo Entertainment’s debut of the new character posters in the slideshow above. The directorial debut of Australian VFX wizard Michael Gracey, The Greatest Showman is a passion project for Jackman, who spent years trying to get the big-budget film made . Notably, this is Jackman’s first film musical since 2012’s Les Misérables (for which he received an Oscar nomination) and Efron’s first foray into the genre since his High School Musical days. The Greatest Showman opens in theaters on Dec. 20.
Jodie Whitaker will be the 13th Doctor in 'Doctor Who', but there were many actors who nearly landed British television's most coveted role.
Will Poulter's Halloween 2017 costume was pure genius, but Kristen Bell, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Bruce Willis also impressed.
The somewhat unexpected news of a ‘Bad Boys’ TV spin-off, centred not on Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s central cop duo but Gabrielle Union’s character from ‘Bad Boys II,’ is just the latest of a seemingly endless list of big screen properties repurposed for the small screen in recent years. Later this month, Netflix will host Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It,’ a serialised, modern day reworking of the director’s 1986 feature debut. In production now is ‘Cobra Kai,’ a comedic but canonical sequel to the ‘Karate Kid’ movies reuniting actors Ralph Macchio and William Zabka. The list goes on. However, TV spin-offs of movies don’t necessarily have the best track record. While on rare occasions – most notably ‘MASH’ and ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ – the small screen offshoot has managed to overtake the source material in the popular consciousness, there are many more instances when they’re almost instantly forgotten: remember the TV shows of ‘Blade,’ ‘Total Recall’ or ‘Minority Report?’ Anyone? That being said, now and then these TV takes on well-loved movies surprise everyone by proving to be entirely watchable, and in some cases genuinely great pieces of work in their own right. These twelve shows are among the ones that surprised us the most. Read More: Why modern TV is better than film UK Netflix has half the content of the US Why adult TV cartoons should be taken seriously
Just in time for Halloween, our panel of film fanatics breaks down the greatest, goriest, ghouliest, ghastliest cinematic treats released since 2000.
So-called sexy Halloween costumes have gotten out of control in the last few years, with manufacturers doing their best to crank out a “sexy” version of pretty much anything. Even characters that have no business being sexy are now tarted up — and it’s time for the madness to end. Click through to see 19 terrible “sexy” pop culture costumes that simply should not exist. More Halloween stories from Yahoo Entertainment: • ‘World War Z’ mastermind Max Brooks ranks pop culture zombies • ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ turns 20: Ryan Phillippe looks back • Inside the ‘Punky Brewster’ episode that scarred you for life
Let's dive into the bizarroverse of honest movie marketing, and see what 2017's biggest movie posters would have looked like if they'd simply told the truth.
Harvey Weinstein has been fired from his film production firm The Weinstein Company, had his BAFTA membership suspended, and his wife is reportedly leaving him, but the list of sexual assault allegations keeps on growing. Three women, including actors Asia Argento and Lucia Evans, have accused Weinstein of rape. Mira Sorvino and Rosanna Arquette accused the high-profile producer of sexual harassment.
In his multibook series They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Late Golden Age , Disney historian Didier Ghez has performed his own Indiana Jones act, delving into the recesses of the Mouse House’s storied animation archives to unearth the rarest of cinematic treasures. With the third volume coming out next week, Ghez gave Yahoo Entertainment a sneak preview of his archaeology, stunning artwork created for Disney features and shorts in the 1940s, including such masterpieces as Dumbo , Fantasia , Bambi , and Alice in Wonderland. “Half of the pieces in the book come from the Disney vault and half from the collection of the families of Disney artists. More than 90 percent of them had never been seen before in book form,” Ghez says. “Most of them had not been seen by anyone outside of the Disney Studio in more than 75 years. “Rescuing these pieces of art created by some of the most talented artists of the 20th century is immensely rewarding.” Contained here are illustrations for “The Mouse’s Tale,” a scene from Dumbo that was ultimately cut from the film, as well as the image Ghez calls “the most exceptional document featured in the book.” Click through to see. They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney’s Late Golden Age: The 1940s — Part Two (Chronicle Books, $45) will be available on Oct. 10.
They’re big stars elsewhere, but we reckon you either didn’t know or had simply forgotten that these eleven performers also boldly went where no man had gone before. Image credits: Rex_Shutterstock, Getty, CBS, Paramount, PA
A red carpet fixture for three decades, Berry is back on the scene for this weekend's opening of "Kingsman: The Golden Circle."
Star Wars fans are going crazy for these screen-accurate recreations of Daisy Ridley's footwear from 'The Last Jedi' and 'The Force Awakens'.
‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ may feature a predominantly male cast but it was the women who took over the London premiere on Monday night. New cast members to the ‘Kingsman’ series Halle Berry and Julianne Moore both dazzled in metallic and sheer gowns while star Channing Tatum’s wife, Jenna Dewan Tatum, looked like she had walked straight off the London Fashion Week catwalk. Other stars that impressed with their red carpet style included Poppy Delevingne (who showed off a new shorter hairdo), Kylie Minogue and ‘Game of Thrones’ star Pedro Pascal. Here’s all of the looks you need to know about from the star-studded premiere. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: 50-plus women ruled the 2017 Emmys red carpet Every famous face on the London Fashion Week SS18 front row Every single one of Jennifer Lawrence’s gorgeous ‘Mother!’ gowns
Legendary character actor and occasional leading man Harry Dean Stanton passed away on Sept. 15 at the age of 91. Here, some of his most memorable roles.