NCM Entertainment Roundup – August 12th

Catching you up on some of our favorite things to come out of Hollywood this week:

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

With so much anticipation for the next Star Wars, fans can’t wait to get their hands on as many details as possible about the movie. This week’s Entertainment Weekly cover features bad guy Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and his homemade deadly lightsaber. Along with a sneak peak of his origins, EW also published 12 brand-new exclusive stills which should satisfy your Star Wars appetite for a few more days.

Colin Farrell has officially joined the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts alongside Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Ezra Miller. The film, set for release November 18, 2016, takes places 70 years before Harry Potter comes to Hogwarts.  (The Hollywood Reporter)

Tim Burton’s 1988 spooky horror-comedy Beetlejuice is finally getting a sequel we’ve learned thanks to Winona Ryder’s confirmation on Monday’s Late Show with Seth Myers.   (Yahoo! Movies)

Two of the ‘90s cheesiest but beloved TV shows are heading to the big screen as more details emerge about the Baywatch and Power Rangers film adaptations. Power Rangers is staying true to its Mighty Morphin origins with the latest character descriptions just released. Meanwhile on the beach, Zac Efron is in talks to put on the red swim trucks and join Dwayne Johnson in saving lives on California’s beaches. (Cinema Blend)

After aggressive bidding and chasing, Paramount Pictures secured the rights for Eric Larson’s novel “The Devil in the White City” with Leonardo DiCaprio starring as the prolific serial killer Dr. HH Holmes and Martin Scorsese directing.  The project is a big win for DiCaprio as he’d been eyeing the role for years. (Deadline)

The Internet is having a good laugh over Straight Outta Compton’s brilliant Straight Outta Somewhere meme generator. Swap out Compton and insert your own hometown or joke. The memes have gone viral giving the movie some big buzz before it opens this weekend.

We got our first full look at Quentin Tarantino’s post-Civil War Western The Hateful Eight when the trailer was released earlier today. Tensions rise as eight outlaws find themselves taking refuge together in a small shack during a violent blizzard. The highly-anticipated film starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern, will open in select theaters in 70mm format on Christmas Day before going wide on January 8. (The Wrap)

Opening this weekend:  The 1970s spy thriller The Man from U.N.C.L.E and the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton.

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