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Neel Sethi has been cast as Mowgli in the the upcoming live-action and animation portrayal of Disney's The Jungle Book, and he certainly looks the part.

So much so that he was picked even though he's never acted!

Neel Sethi Photo

"The Walt Disney Studios is pleased to announce that 10-year-old Neel Sethi will play the part of Mowgli in Disney’s The Jungle Book," a statement reads.

"Neel is a newcomer from New York picked from among thousands of auditions, and his role in The Jungle Book marks his first foray into acting."

He got the part "after an extensive worldwide search ranging from New York to New Zealand, London to Canada, and throughout the United States and India."

Neel, 10 years old, won over director Jon Favreau right away.

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A new trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has the highly anticipated film generating controversy just as it hits US theaters.

The clip in question aired in the UK during the World Cup semi-finals and has many parents demanding a boycott of the Gary Oldman blockbuster:

It's the action that takes place around the 1:20 mark that's creating in an uproar.

In the scene, a highly-evolved simian outsmarts two humans and proceeds to blow them away with their own shotgun.

While the clip has been available online for weeks, the World Cup is the European equivalent of the Super Bowl in terms of ratings and ad revenues and its the fact that the extended trailer aired during a family-friendly TV event that has many Brits crying foul:

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Ready to piece together a mystery, movie fans?

In anticipation of Gone Girl hitting theaters on October 3, the film has unveiled four new posters, each of which centers around the disappearance of Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike).

She'll vanish on her fifth wedding anniversary, leaving behind a wedding photo, a scalpel, a pair of underwear and a page from her diary, evidence that all points to husband Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) as her killer.

Toggle through the following new Gone Girl posters now and let the countdown to this surefire blockbuster begin in earnest:

Gone Girl Poster
This new Gone Girl poster has us crazy excited for the movie. Is it October 3 yet?!?

Gone Girl will be directed by David Fincher and based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn.

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The force will soon be with Pip Andersen and Crystal Clarke.

Via an extensive open casting call, these relative unknown have been added to the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII, Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Pictures confirmed in a statement yesterday.

Andersen (a parkour professional) and Clarke (an aspiring actress) were two of over 37,000 people to visit cities across the U.S. and Great Britain and audition for producers of this upcoming blockbuster.

New Star Wars stars

"The Star Wars universe has always been about discovering and nurturing young talent and in casting Episode VII we wanted to remain absolutely faithful to this tradition," Lucasfilm president and producer Kathleen Kennedy said, adding:

"We are delighted that so many traveled to see us at the open casting calls and that we have been able to make Crystal and Pip a part of the film."

No word yet on just what roles Anderson and Clarke will take on.

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It's a bird... it's a plane... it's our first look at Henry Cavill in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!

About eight weeks after revealing the initial shot of Ben Affleck as Batman, Director Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. have unveiled a photo of this British star reprising his role as the Man of Steel.

Henry Cavill in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

"We’ve both created this guy and we can push him around a little bit,” Snyder tells USA Today. "The more time I spend with Henry, the more he’s Superman to me."

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will hit theaters on May 6, 2016.

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Terrible reviews, schmerrible reviews.

Movie goers turned out in droves this weekend for Transformers 4.

The latest installment in this Michael Bay-directed franchise earned $100 million in its opening few days, setting a career best mark for star Mark Wahlberg.

And that's just in America!

Transformers 4 Pic

Globally, Transformers: Age of Extinction earned a ridiculous $201.3 million across 37 territories (10,152 locations) a 35 percent increase over Transformers: Dark of the Moon's first weekend of release.

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Rian Johnson is headed to a galaxy far, far away.

The writer/director will pen the script and be behind the camera for Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX, Deadline has confirmed.

He’ll take over on those projects for JJ Abrams, who is enjoying  the same dual role for the wildly anticipated Star Wars Episode VII.

Star Wars Font

Johnson made his directing debut on the respected independent film Brick and earned rave reviews for Looper, an inventive time travel thriller that starred Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis

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Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o has been cast in Star Wars: Episode VII. That we much we know for sure. Given the secretive nature of the production, however, there's been no official word on what type of role she'll play.

In fact, we have no idea what parts will be played by any of the new Star Wars cast members, but with the release of the film still 18 months away, what are we supposed to do...wait?!

Adam Driver
Adam Driver was one of the first to be cast in the long-awaited Star Wars sequel. He's best known for his role on HBO's Girls.

No, no. This is the Internet age, which means we have plenty of rumors to keep us busy, including this one that's said to come from an "inside source" working on the set of Episode VII:

Lupita and Girls star Adam Driver will reportedly play black-helmeted "Jedi hunters" in the new film.

Nyong'o has apparently been wearing yellow contact lenses on set to get give her character a more badass vibe. 

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Han Solo has been compromised.

Disney confirmed today that Harrison Ford was injured during the filming of Star Wars: Episode VII, saying via press release that the veteran actor hurt his ankle and was taken to a hospital in London.

“Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII," reads the company statement. "He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates."

Details are scarce, but the star - reprising his beloved role of Han Solo for the wildly anticipated follow-up - was filming a scene near the door of the Millennium Falcon when the incident occurred.

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Today marks the tenth anniversary of the release of a film that surely ranks among the most surprising sleeper hits in Hollywood history.

When Napoleon Dynamite hit theaters in 2004, moviegoers were unlikely to recognize a single actor in the cast; its directors - an unknown married Utah couple - were only in their early 20s; and the film even lacked the rave reviews usually required for an indie film to find mainstream success.

Yet somehow the tale of a ginger-froed teen and his mustachioed sidekick became a love-it-or hate-it cult phenomenon and went on to gross over $46 million domestically.

Jon Heder
Heder played the title character in Napoleon Dynamite. He's continued to work consistently in the decade since, but has never recreated the succcess of his breakthrough film.

With a full decade passed since Jon Heder became the most unlikely movie star since Steve Buscemi, we thought it would be a good time to check in on what the cast has been up to in the years since Napoleon Dynamite briefly made them household names.

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