Adele is to cameo in Kick Ass director Matthew Vaughn's latest comic book venture, the espionage-themed The Secret Service, reports suggest.
Colin Firth is to join Emma Stone in Woody Allen's latest film, an untitled comedy set in the south of France, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Colin Firth is set to star in the James Bond-style comic-book movie The Secret Service for director Matthew Vaughn.
This is a flat-footed remake of a mildly amusing 1966 caper movie starring Michael Caine as a cockney conman posing as an aristocrat who hires chorus girl Shirley MacLaine to help him cheat the infinitely rich Herbert Lom in Hong Kong and in a fictitious Arab state.
Universal's pre-Easter release of family movie Hop scored the biggest US launch of the year so far on an estimated $38.
Even now, the die is being cast.
Short of redecorating the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles as Westminster Abbey, the Academy couldn't make it much clearer: the best actor Oscar coronation of Colin Firth looks like a racing certainty for his hugely enjoyable performance as the unhappy, stammering King George VI in Tom Hooper's drama The King's Speech.
Around the world, but mostly in Hollywood, film folks' letterboxes and inboxes are filling up fast.