NCM Entertainment Roundup – September 16th

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

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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Disney has released the teaser trailer for Jon Favreau’s live-action update of the classic animated film, The Jungle Book.  In amazing CGI, the animals of the jungle come to life with a voice cast including Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Christopher Walken, Lupita Nyong’o, and Scarlett Johnasson. (FirstShowing.net)

A new Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 trailer focuses on the strong bond between Katniss and her little sister Prim.  (/Film)

DreamWorks Animation announced that the crazy-haired Troll dolls will hit the big screen in a musical comedy, Trolls. Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake are set to voice the characters “Princess Poppy” and “Branch,” respectively. DreamWorks says the movie will “for the first time tell the story behind the beloved Trolls and their gravity defying and colorful manes.” (Deadline)

Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and his mentee Adonis Johnson Creed (Michael B. Jordan) continue to get in shape for the big boxing match in the latest Creed trailer. (Trailer Addict)

The classic Disney musical Mary Poppins is getting a sequel – 50+ years later.  The musical is set to take place in London 20 years after the first one and continues to follow our favorite nanny in her adventures. (Variety)

Patrick Dempsey has joined the cast of the third Bridget Jones movie alongside Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth. (New York Daily News)

In the trailer for the first part of the conclusion to Veronica Roth’s Divergent series, Allegiant, Tris, her boyfriend Four and her other companions must venture past the wall containing their city and into the unknown in order to discover the truth and save their world as they know it.  Allegiant hits theaters March 18, 2016 with the final film, Ascendant, following in March of 2017. (CinemaBlend)

The force is strong for those lucky enough to be flying a Star Wars R2-D2 Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” courtesy of Japan’s ANA Airlines. (USA Today)

Snowden will be pushed from its original Christmas Day release to an undetermined date in 2016. Kind of good thing considering Joseph Gordon-Levitt might have been competing against his own performance in The Walk once award nominations started to roll in. (Vulture)

Opening this weekend: It’ll be a box office showdown between The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, Black Mass and Everest.

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