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James McAvoy is aiming to play Cyrano De Bergerac on stage next year

EW – James McAvoy is angling to have a very famous nose.

The star of stage and screen told EW he’s hoping to return to the London stage in 2019 in a production of Cyrano De Bergerac, the play originally penned in 1897 that tells the story of a gifted poet who pines for the beautiful Roxane, but fears his large nose will prevent him from finding romantic happiness.

The play has been translated from the French and adapted for modern audiences dozens of times, and it’s unclear which adaptation, if not a new one, McAvoy would hope to bring to the boards. “We’re just trying to find the time and find the space,” he said.

McAvoy also added that he’s hoping to partner with longtime theatrical collaborator Jamie Lloyd on the production. Lloyd would direct, with McAvoy starring. Most recently, the two worked on Macbeth and The Ruling Class together, which both ran to rave reviews at London’s Trafalgar Studios and earned McAvoy Olivier Award nominations.

McAvoy has worked with Lloyd in the theater for more than a decade, and they share a love of tackling plays with a violent, visceral approach. “I know he’ll hit hard and do them very on-the-front-foot, which is the kind of thing I like,” he said. “I feel like Cyrano is a great opportunity to do both physical and verbal fireworks, so fingers crossed, we can marry both.”

James McAvoy in talks for “It: Chapter Two”
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James McAvoy in talks for “It: Chapter Two”

With Jessica Chastain officially on board “It: Chapter 2,” New Line has now begun to zero in on who will play the rest of the Losers Club with James McAvoy and Bill Hader in talks to join the next installment.

Sources tell Variety that McAvoy is in talks for the role of Bill, who was played by Jaeden Lieberher in the first pic, while Hader is in talks for the role of Richie, which was played by Finn Wolfhard in the last film.

Director Andy Muschietti is back to direct, with Gary Dauberman penning the script.

“Chapter One” of “It” followed the first half of Stephen King’s eponymous novel, telling the story of a group of children who are terrorized by Pennywise the Clown and forced to face their own demons to defeat him. “Chapter Two” will follow the last half of the novel, when the characters return to their hometown years later as adults to face Pennywise once again.

Fox Pushes Back ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ to 2019
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Fox Pushes Back ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ to 2019

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will rise a little later than anticipated. 20th Century Fox release dates have been reshuffled, pushing back the release of X-Men properties Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants.

In the place of X-Men: Dark Phoenix‘s November 2018 release date will be the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

Fox pushed back the theatrical release dates of three of its upcoming major releases, Deadline reported late Monday night.

Dark Phoenix will now open on February 14, 2019

‘Submergence’ Gets Spring Release
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‘Submergence’ Gets Spring Release

Last month, Empire brough a new image of Alicia Vikander in Submergence.

Submergence, which Erin Dignam adapted from J.M. Ledgard’s novel, finds two lovers, separated by thousands of miles as they both face life-or-death situations. James McAvoy is James Moore, a British intelligence agent who has fallen afoul of jihadist fighters in Somalia. As he endures his captivity, his thoughts drift to marine bio-mathematician Danielle Flinders (Alicia Vikander), the women he fell for after they met the previous Christmas at a swanky, remote retreat. She, meanwhile, is thinking of him as her submersible explores the depths of the ocean floor, and gets into its own danger in the murky waters.

The movie will be playing at Glasgow festival next 23 and 24 of February, and its out in USA on April 13. Watch the official trailer below:

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New ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Still

Empire has revealed some new images in its latest issue for the next instalment in the X-Men movie franchise, X-Men: Dark Phoenix. One of the images features Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), and Jessica Chastain in her unrevealed role. Check it:

After the X-Men team is dispatched to space for a rescue mission, a solar flare hits the X-Jet and the surge of energy ignites a malevolent, power-hungry new force within Jean – the Phoenix.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set for release on November 2nd, 2018. Simon Kinberg is directing a cast that includes franchise veterans Michael Fassbender (Magneto), James McAvoy (Professor X), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler) and Evan Peters (Quicksilver) alongside new additions Jessica Chastain and Lamar Johnson.

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First Look of “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is featured at the annual Entertainment Weekly first look issue. With all the new pictures, we have the first still featuring James as Charles.

The X-Men Reunite… For A Funeral?

Dark Phoenix is, well, dark as evidenced by this photo of Charles (James McAvoy), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) and Storm (Alexandra Shipp) mourning something or somebody. “I would call Dark Phoenix a drama,” says Lawrence. “We have really great action scenes and we go to space like within the first five minutes of the movie. So it’s definitely exciting but emotionally all these characters are taking the biggest, most extreme dives than they have in the whole series.”

Dark Phoenix will arrive in theaters on Nov. 2, 2018. Come back tomorrow for scans of the EW issue!

Shyamalan announces Glass has wrapped filming
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Shyamalan announces Glass has wrapped filming

M. Night Shyamalan returned in a big way earlier this year with his movie SPLIT, which earned some of the best reviews of his career, and made $278 million worldwide (off a $9 million budget). A huge final scene revealed this was not a normal horror flick and was indeed the long-awaited sequel to his film UNBREAKABLE. He announced he was getting to work on the final entry, GLASS, and he has now taken to Twitter the movie has officially wrapped production.

The tweet came on Monday night as Shyamalan thanked the cast and crew, as well as the city of Philadelphia where the movie was shot.

The sequel will see McAvoy’s Kevin, a man with multiple personalities, crossing paths with Bruce Willis’ David Dunn, who was the subject of Shyamalan’s UNBREAKABLE, the director’s take on a superhero movie. The two will go toe-to-toe as Dunn hunts Kevin down, all while Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah Price, a.k.a. Mr. Glass, who was also in UNBREAKABLE, acts as an orchestrator and knows secrets about the two men. Taylor-Joy will reprise her role as Casey Cooke from SPLIT, and actress Sarah Paulson was added to the cast some months ago.

GLASS is set to hit theaters January 18, 2019.

Check in our gallery pictures taken when James was filming last month some scenes in Philadelphia.

Submergence | First (Russian) Trailer
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Submergence | First (Russian) Trailer

A Russian trailer for Submergence has surfaced earlier today, which is exciting and not so much at the same time (due language barriers!). The trailer is quite long-running (over 2 minutes) and has plenty of James and Alicia Vikander scenes!

Adapted from the novel by JM Ledgard, it focuses on two people brought together by a chance encounter. James (James McAvoy) is a Scottish spy about to embark on a dangerous mission in Somalia. Danny (Alicia Vikander) is a professor and a bio-mathematician about to head to the bottom of the ocean to explore what lifeforms might exist. They find each other at a plush hotel in France, both taking a chance to relax before embarking on their high-risk missions. There’s an instant frisson and in the space of a few days, they fall in love, eager to see more of each other once they return. But when James is kidnapped by jihadists, Danny is left waiting for a text message that might never come, unaware of his predicament as she prepares for her deep dive.

Watch the trailer below: