The Walt Disney Company's blanket ban on showing characters smoking in its movies has meant that Saving Mr Banks, the new film in which Tom Hanks plays the legendary movie mogul, has excised Disney's own well-documented smoking habit.
Leonardo DiCaprio is set to play the infamous Russian mystic and confidante of the Romanov Russian royal family, Rasputin, in a new biopic, reports Deadline.
Justin Timberlake will play the lead in a biopic of disco-era record company executive Neil Bogart, who died in 1982 aged 39, it was announced today.
Christian Bale is set to play Moses in Ridley Scott's retelling of the story of the biblical hero, according to Deadline.
Steven Spielberg is set to bring Stanley Kubrick's unfilmed screenplay about the life of Napoleon to the small screen.
Quentin Tarantino is considering the prospect of a third "rewritten history" movie to follow 2009's Inglourious Basterds and this year's Django Unchained.
Nicholas Hoult is to star in the big-screen adaptation of the Sebastian Faulks wartime novel Birdsong, the TV version of which, starring Eddie Redmayne, was a critical hit for the BBC last year.
Emma Thompson has won a landmark US ruling allowing her to move forward with her forthcoming period drama Effie, about the famous love triangle between art critic John Ruskin, his teenage wife Effie Gray and pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais.
Steven Spielberg's historical drama Lincoln, Tom Hooper musical Les Misérables and David O Russell romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook have cemented their positions as Oscars frontrunners following the announcement of nominees for the Screen Actors Guild and Critics Choice awards.
Those of us who believe Bill Murray to be God are quite sincere in our belief. We're not just saying it to be nice. What otherwise are we to make of his majestic inaccessibility, his lack of an agent or a publicist or even a telephone number?