NCM Entertainment Roundup – March 4

Movie-NewsCatching you up on some of our favorite things to come out of Hollywood this week:

Open Road Films has released the first image of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone’s new thriller Snowden, in theaters Christmas Day 2015.  (Variety)

As the Hunger Games films come to a close in November, Jennifer Lawrence has found her next big screen project! Warner Brothers secured the film rights to Lynsey Addario’s New York Times best-selling memoir It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life Of Love And War.  Steven Spielberg is set to direct. (Deadline)

Oscar Watch 2016. The excitement has barely worn off from this year’s Academy Awards, but experts are already speculating on which stars and films are the ones to watch in 2016. Could it finally be the year of Leonardo DiCaprio? (The Guardian and Los Angeles Times)

Speaking of the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Pictures & Science is considering returning to the five best picture nominee format after a six-year absence.  (The Hollywood Reporter)

The cast of Unfinished Business, including Vince Vaughn and Dave Franco, teamed up with iStock to recreate those overly cheesy stock photos we all love. Sadly, they are for editorial use only.  (Adweek)

#AvengersAssemble! Marvel fans who tweeted to unlock the latest theatrical trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron weren’t disappointed by the epic action-packed spot released today. (Adweek)

And if you need more Avengers content, check out also the new individual character posters just released as well. As we move towards the film’s May 1 release date, we can only expect more and more fun content rolling out daily.  (Yahoo Movies)

The Internet mourned a bit this week as Jared Leto said goodbye to his long locks to prepare for his role as the iconic Batman villain “The Joker” in Suicide Squad.  (Forbes)

Costume designer Sandy Powell explains how it took over 270 yards of fabric, 10,000 Swarovski crystals and butterflies to create Cinderella’s iconic blue gown worn by Lily James in Disney’s live action Cinderella.  (New York Daily News)

The nominations for the 2015 MTV Movie Awards have been announced, with Guardians of the Galaxy, The Fault In Our Stars and Neighbors leading the pack with seven nominations each.  Tune in on Sunday, April 12 to see who takes home the Golden Popcorn!  (MTV)

Opening this weekend:  Hugh Jackman and Sigourney Weaver in Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie, the dysfunctional business trip comedy Unfinished Business starring Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco, and the sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with Judi Dench, Richard Gere and Dev Patel.

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