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Angelina Jolie's adorable daughter Vivienne will soon make her film debut alongside her famous mother in Maleficent, according to reports.

The four-year-old will have a small role in the project, a re-telling of the tale of Sleeping Beauty from the point of view of her horned, evil nemesis.

Vivienne will play a younger version of Princess Aurora, played by Elle Fanning. Walt Disney studios confirmed the casting of Viv this week.

Angelina Jolie, Kids

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UPDATE: Now featuring an actual picture of Viv (at far right) along with Angelina, Knox, Zahara and Shiloh. Thanks for the catch, readers!

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The biggest Catching Fire casting rumor of them all has been confirmed: Sam Claflin is in as Finnick Odair.

Lionsgate confirmed today what we've suspected for weeks: the former Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Snow White and the Huntsman costar will play a key role in the upcoming Hunger Games sequel.

Sam Claflin Photo

Finnick is one of several previous champions chosen to compete in the 75th annual Hunger Games.

He's cocky and well-sculpted and initially a nemesis for Katniss, but readers of Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel series are aware that Jennifer Lawrence's character will come to see him differently as the Quarter Quell progresses.

Claflin is the latest name announced for the wildly-anticipated big screen follow-up. We also know, for example, that Stephanie Leigh Schlund will come on board as Cashmere.

Sound off now: are you happy with Claflin in the role of Finnick?

 

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The sudden death of Tony Scott, who reportedly took his own life Sunday, has Hollywood's big names Tweeting condolences and memories left and right.

Here's what a bunch of his colleagues, contemporaries and fans had to say about the Top Gun director after hearing the saddest imaginable movie news:

Tony Scott Dies

Ron Howard: "No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day"

Lee Unkrich: "Shocked to hear about Tony Scott's suicide. Terrible news."

James Gunn: "RIP Tony Scott. Damn. He was a huge inspiration. Very sad."

Brian Bendis: "ugh! i am a HUGE tony Scott fan. that is horrible news. RIP."

Elijah Wood: "Awful news about Tony Scott. rest in peace."

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Tony Scott died Sunday after jumping from a Los Angeles County bridge, authorities said. The 68-year-old's death was being investigated as a suicide.

The filmmaker is best known for directing Top Gun, a sequel to which is reportedly in the works. His death was confirmed by his family late yesterday.

"I can confirm that Tony Scott has passed away. The family asks that their privacy is respected at this time," Scott's spokesman, Simon Halls, said.

Tony Scott Pic

Reports indicate Scott plunged to his demise from the Vincent Thomas Bridge spanning San Pedro and Terminal Island around 12:30 p.m.

Unlike his brother Ridley Scott, Tony never dazzled with his vision; was a director critics loved to hate for his slick barrage of images at the expense of story.

From Top Gun to Crimson Tide, Beverly Hills Cop 2 and Unstoppable, he was a man of action films, living for sky, sea and earth in the name of movie adrenaline.

Tony Scott was partners with his brother Ridley in their production company, collaborating on a wide variety of film, TV and advertising projects. R.I.P.

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The Expendables 2 blasted its way to the top of the box office this weekend, but Robert Pattinson also had a few thousand reasons to smile.

While the Sylvester Stallone-penned action flick earned nearly $30 million and easily out-garnered The Bourne Legacy for the number-one ranking, Pattinson's Cosmopolis - his first movie since news of the Kristen Stewart affair broke - grossed $72,000 at just three theaters.

That gave Cosmopolis the weekend's biggest per-screen average. So take that, D.B. Sweeney!

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Sparkle - which featured Whitney Houston in her final big screen performance - landed in fifth place. But it sported the Top 10's best per-theater average after The Expendables 2.

Here is a look at that top 10 from Friday and Saturday:

  1. The Expendables 2, $28.8 million
  2. The Bourne Legacy, $17 million
  3. ParaNorman, $14 million
  4. The Campaign, $13.4 million
  5. Sparkle, $12 million
  6. The Dark Knight Rises, $11.1 million
  7. The Odd Life of Timothy Green, $10.9 million
  8. Hope Springs, $9.1 million
  9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, $3.9 million
  10. Total Recall, $3.5 million

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It has a director and a writer - and now it has a release date.

With Joss Whedon confirmed to return for The Avengers 2, Marvel has come out and announced that the sequel to one of the highest grossing films in history will hit theaters on May 1, 2015.

Let the looooooong wait begin!

It's The Avengers!

There's Iron Man 3, for example. And Thor 2. And Captain America 2. There's even Guardians of the Galaxy, which comes out on August 1, 2014.

Remember to keep up with ALL your movie news over at Movie Fanatic!

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A collection of movie characters from at least 200 films recently came together - or were spliced together by one dedicated fan - to "perform" an unforgettable version of Sir Mix-a-Lot's seminal hip hop smash "Baby Got Back."

Brilliantly played, Internet. Brilliantly played.

The video is similar to the one of Obama singing "Sexy and I Know It" in that every word is accounted for seamlessly, only in this case, using hundreds of films.

A true work of genius. No matter how many films you see or how much movie news you read, you'd be hard pressed to nail even half of those clips.

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Another day, another Catching Fire role cast.

Stephanie Leigh Schlund - a little known actress who appeared with Miley Cyrus in The Last Song - has signed on for the character of Cashmere, the District 1 Tribute serves as a the foil for Katniss in the Quarter Quell, teaming with her brother Gloss (Alan Ritchson), both of whom won previous Hunger Games.

In consecutive years, no less.

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With director Francis Lawrence behind the camera, Catching Fire begins production this fall.

It will create lines down the block of every theater in America starting on November 22, 2013.

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Maria Howell is set to enter the Arena.

The actress (The Blind Side, The Vampire Diaries) is the latest name to come on board Catching Fire, as multiple outlets report she's landed the role of Seeder in this wildly anticipated sequel to The Hunger Games.

Maria Howell in Catching Fire

Seeder is the District 11 Tribute and one of the few former champions who actually gets along with Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss. Look for her to provide our heroine with key intel regarding the families of Rue and Thresh.

Catching Fire comes out on November 22, 2013, while it seems as if everyday brings new casting news. Alan Ritchson, for example, will go up against Seeder and Katniss as Gloss.

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Down goes Batman! Down goes Batman!

It took the car-chasing, gun-shooting adventures of Aaron Cross to do it, but The Dark Knight Rises was finally knocked from its perch atop the box office this weekend. It had spent three weeks at number-one.

But The Bourne Legacy - with Jeremy Renner taking franchise lead over Matt Damon - ended that reign by hauling in $40.3 million on Friday and Saturday.

While topping the opening of The Bourne Identity ($27.1 million), the reboot is so far behind the pace set by the following two installments:

The Bourne Supremacy took in $52.5 million on the way to $176.2 million in 2004, while 2007′s The Bourne Ultimatum started with $69.3 million en route to a $227.5 total.

Remember to visit our friends at Movie Fanatic for all today's top movie news and check out the top five films from a busy weekend below:

  1. The Bourne Legacy: $40.3 million
  2. The Campaign: $27.4 million
  3. The Dark Knight Rises: $19.5 million
  4. Hope Springs: $15.6 million
  5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days: $8.2 million