Warner Bros. and New Line’s ‘It: Chapter Two’ kicked off the fall box office season with a strong, $91 million debut. The performance easily topped the weekend box office, finishing ahead of the second place film by $85 million while 2017’s ‘It’ remains to be the only horror film to ever open with more than $100 million.
Jenna Coleman will switch from starring as the long-reining British sovereign in ‘Victoria’ to play Marie-Andrée Leclerc, the partner and accomplice of French serial killer Charles Sobrhaj, in the BBC and Netflix drama ‘The Serpent’.
Gillian Anderson will play former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the upcoming third season of ‘The Crown’. The American actor is joining the all-new cast of the series, which tells the story of the royal family over the course of decades.
Avengers actress Hayley Atwell has signed on to co-star with Tom Cruise in the next ‘Mission: Impossible’ movie. The seventh movie in the series is to open July 23rd, 2021.
(Source: Hollywood Reporter)
John Wesley, actor best known for playing Dr Hoover in ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’, has died. Before embarking on a career in acting, he was in the United States army and served during the Vietnam War after which he was honourably discharged. He died following treatment for multiple myeloma. Wesley was 72.
Robert Axelrod, the veteran character actor best known for voicing Lord Zedd and Finster in the long-running kids TV show ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’, died Saturday at age 70.