Sean Bean will play a flight director in Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’. The film will feature Matt Damon as an astronaut trapped on the red planet, and also includes Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Michael Pena and Kristen Wiig.
Another 80s cartoon is coming to the big screen. Hasbro say a ‘My Little Pony’ film will be out in 2017. The franchise was launched in 1983 and was revamped in 2010 with a new animated series. Also a new ‘Care Bears’ series is on the way to ‘Netflix’.
Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died aged 82. He famously designed for Jackie Kennedy in the 1960s and his gowns have been worn by A-listers on the red carpet and up the wedding aisle ever since. He was married twice and is survived by his son Moises and his stepchildren.
The release of horror film ‘The Conjuring 2′ has been pushed back from October 2015 to October 2016. It’s thought New Line are putting out another Halloween horror in its place instead.
Damon Albarn has a hit solo album out and will be adapting a kids book into a West End musical but in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald he says he’s also hoping team up with artist Jamie Hewlett again for a Gorillaz album in 2016. The cartoon hip-hop crew went on a break in 2012.
Renee Zellweger has raised a few eyebrows with her radically ‘freshened’ face at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards. Considering she now looks like a completely different person, I imagine her returning for ‘Bridget Jones 3′ anymore, can you?
The third series of ‘The Syndicate’ will be set in a crumbling stately home. Each season follows a different group of workers as they win the lottery, this time the staff win £14million but one of their daughters goes missing the same night – are the desperate aristocracy holding her hostage? It will star Lenny Henry, Anthony Andrews, former ‘The Office’ star Elizabeth Berrington, and Star Trek’s ‘Borg Queen’ Alice Krige.
Zane Lowe is putting together a new ‘Drive’ soundtrack with artists like Chvrches, Foals SBTRKT, The 1975, Baauer, BANKS, Bastille, Bring Me the Horizon, Eric Prydz, Jon Hopkins, Laura Mvula, The Neighbourhood and ZCC reworking tracks from the original. The film, with new soundtrack, will be played on BBC Three on October 30th.