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Nowhere Boy, a film about Beatle John Lennon's childhood, has started filming.
The Weinstein Company has purchased the movie, which is two weeks into production, Variety reports.
Nowhere Boy takes its title from The Beatles song 'Nowhere Man' on the Rubber Soul album. It is directed by Sam Taylor, whose previous credits include the Buzzcocks-inspired Love You More.
Aaron Johnson, 19, plays the role of young Lennon. He has previously appeared in The Illusionist as the child version of Ed Norton's character Eisenheim. English Patient star Kristin Scott Thomas portrays Lennon's Aunt Mimi, who helped raise him.
"Nowhere Boy tells the never before seen story of John Lennon's childhood," The Weinstein Company said.
"John Lennon is an ordinary 15-year-old boy on the streets of Liverpool... But life is not simple for John - he grew up in a family of secrets and was raised by his Aunt Mimi from the age of five. When he is suddenly reunited with his mother, Julia, they form an unbreakable bond. A bitter war rages between the two sisters for John's love."…tml

Clint Eastwood has reportedly cast his son in The Human Factor, his upcoming movie about Nelson Mandela and post-apartheid South Africa.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott Eastwood will join Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon in the project, which has been adapted from the book by John Carlin.
The movie will revolve around the former South African president's attempt to use the national rugby team to fight racial discrimination.
Eastwood's son will play a member of the team, while Damon will portray their captain Francois Piennar. Morgan has been cast as Mandela.
The 22-year-old has previously worked with his father in Gran Torino and Flags Of Our Fathers.…tml

A second sequel to 1987 horror film The Lost Boys has been greenlit by Warner Premiere.
The follow-up to last year's Lost Boys: The Tribe DVD will be penned by Evan Charnov and will again feature Corey Feldman and vampire hunter Edgar Frog, Bloody Disgusting reveals.
Moviehole reports that the film will also feature Jamison Newlander, who will reprise his role from the first film as Edgar's brother Alan.
Newlander was credited in the previous sequel, but appeared only in two alternate endings for the film, while Corey Haim provided a mid-credits cameo scene.…tml

Coca-Cola has announced a new musical collaboration for the third of its 'Happiness Factory' commercials.
The track features Cee-Lo Green from Gnarls Barkley, Patrick Stump from Fall Out Boy, Brendon Urie from Panic At The Disco, Travis McCoy from Gym Class Heroes and singer Janelle Monae.
It was co-produced by Polow Da Don and Butch Walker, who wrote the song with Green.
McCoy said: "I think Coke reaching out to up-and-coming and established artists is a really good move - everyone comes out a winner.
"We as artists get to collaborate with people we look up to and Coca-Cola gets a fresh new song that I think people are going to be really receptive to."
Green added: "Music's marketplace can be very fickle and unforgiving and if you want longevity and you want legend, who better to ask advice from than Coca-Cola?"
Other artists who have performed songs for Coca-Cola in the past include Jack White and Duffy.…tml


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Rapper 50 Cent has agreed to play the role of Hale Caesar in upcoming Sylvester Stallone action film The Expendables.Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker was originally tapped to play the part, but he was forced to walk away when a month-long shooting delay interfered with his other commitments, Ain't It Cool News reports.The Expendables is written and directed by Stallone. He also stars in the film along with Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham and Jet Li.Responding to criticism of the switch, he said: "The anger of the casting of 50 Cent is understandable, but not fair."If a man can communicate in one medium, he can communicate in another if his strengths are brought out and he has the support of well-wishers. So, trust me, the change from Forest Whitaker to 50 Cent is a good one."…tml

Osama Bin Laden's niece Wafah Dufour has booked a gig with her band in London tonight.Dufour had ]cancelled all previous dates last month under the advice of her new management.However, the model-singer will play a live concert at Old Blue Last in Shoreditch, East London this evening, NME reports.Indie band Black Lips have expressed an interest in ]collaborating with Dufour in the studio.…tml

50 Cent has been announced as a special guest star on the upcoming tour from Fall Out Boy.The rapper will join the band for five dates in April, including shows in Denver, Texas, North Carolina and Maryland, MTV News reports.50 Cent said: "This will be a major moment in music history. Joining forces with Fall Out Boy, one of the most dynamic rock bands in the industry, will be an exciting and historic event for rock and hip-hop."This is a chance for me to bring my music not only to hip-hop fans, but to a broader music audience."Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz said: "We've been fans of 50 since we heard 'W**ksta' in 8 Mile."We've wanted to do something with him for awhile, and having him out on the tour is gonna take the show to a whole new level."It's exciting to bring two different genres together and give the fans a new experience."…tml

Tom Cruise has reportedly said that a new Mission: Impossible film is in the works.According to Ain't It Cool News, the actor appeared on Japanese show Smap Smap and revealed that he will reprise his role as spy Ethan Hunt for Mission: Impossible 4.Cruise allegedly added that he is looking to stage an action sequence for the movie in downtown Tokyo.A big screen remake of the popular '60s TV series, Cruise's first Mission: Impossible outing was in 1996 under the direction of Brian De Palma. Two sequels, helmed by John Woo and J.J. Abrams, followed in 2000 and 2006.The Mission: Impossible franchise has grossed more than $1 billion for Paramount.…tml

Mickey Rourke will be attending this year's Wrestlemania 25 event, according to a WWE representative.Speaking to Access Hollywood, the spokesperson confirmed that the ]Wrestler star would be making an appearance at the pay-per-view event in Houston, Texas on April 5.The Oscar-nominated actor had previously expressed his ]interest in attending, telling Access: "I want to [do it]...I’m talking with [former WWE star] Rowdy Roddy Piper about it."However, a representative for the 56-year-old later ]downplayed his involvement, insisting that work commitments would prevent him from participating.During a taping of this week's Monday Night RAW, WWE star Chris Jericho fuelled speculation that the actor had reconsidered his position, after issuing a challenge to wrestling legends including Piper.He said: "You say you’re going to be at Mania, I’m going to buy you a front row seat, because I want you to see up close and personal what’s going to happen to all your friends."And unlike your movie The Wrestler, the ending of this isn’t going to be ambiguous. It’s going to be tragic."Representatives for Rourke have yet to comment.…tml

Britney Spears has reportedly been asked to headline Radio 1's Big Weekend in May.Station bosses have approached the star's manager to join the bill for the two-day event at Lydiard Park in Swindon on May 9 and 10."Everyone’s got their fingers crossed that Britney will come on board," a source told The Sun.Spears is expected to arrive in the UK a week before the live music event to begin rehearsals for her ]mini-residency at London's O2 arena, which starts on June 3.Snow Patrol and N-Dubz have already been confirmed for the event, which last year saw a ]headline performance from Madonna.…tml
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