Cate Blanchett has spoken to Porter magazine about Emma Watson's "incredible" speech to the UN earlier this year.

Watson launched a gender equality campaign for the United Nations in her role as Goodwill Ambassador for Women in September.

Speaking to Porter, Blanchett said: "I was so f**king proud of Emma Watson's speech at the UN.

"It was brilliant, such an incredible use of her airspace, and really passionate. It was fantastic."

Speaking about how Watson was targeted by hackers threatening to leak a series of purported nude pictures in a direct response to her UN speech, Blanchett said: "It's horrendous. But there's hope.

"There are a lot of things happening in an international sphere, and there are enough women with enough clout to make those shifts happen. Enough is enough. And I hope the Emma Watsons of this world are going to say, 'F**k it'."

Blanchett then discussed the evils of social media, saying: "I'm really fascinated by what we accept and what we ignore and how we process the white noise being shoveled down our throats.

"It used to be you'd go to the hairdressers and pick up those evil magazines and feel dirty. It's like watching too much porn, I guess."

Blanchett stars in Disney's forthcoming live-action remake of Cinderella as the cruel stepmother.

She will also lend her voice to Andy Serkis's film Jungle Book: Origins.

Cate Blanchett's full interview can be seen in the the latest issue of Porter, on sale globally on Friday (November 28). Also available as a digital edition.

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Oscar Isaac has joined the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse.

The Inside Llewyn Davis actor will play the film's main villain Apocalypse in the sequel, which also stars Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy.

Deadline reports that Twentieth Century Fox has now closed a deal for the actor to star in the role. He is also appearing in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Apocalypse - a mutant who is both ancient and immortal - is one of the classic enemies of the X-Men series.

Earlier this week, it was reported that X-Men: Apocalypse will focus on the romance between Mystique and Magneto.

X-Men: Apocalypse will be released in the UK on May 19, 2016, and in the US on May 27.


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JK Rowling has completed the script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The Harry Potter spinoff will begin shooting in 2015.

"Jo has written a wonderful script," producer David Heyman told the Daily Telegraph. "It's early stages.

"David Yates is directing and we start filming next year. I'm just really excited about it."

The film will be based on the Hogwarts textbook of the same name and the adventures of its author Newt Scamander.

Warner Bros is planning a trilogy of movies.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will arrive on November 18, 2016, with its sequels scheduled for November 16, 2018, and November 20, 2020.


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Amy Adams will play Janis Joplin in a biopic about the musician.

Jean-Marc Vallee has signed on to direct the long-gestating movie Get It While You Can, reports Deadline.

Adams has been attached to the project for several years.

Vallée's Dallas Buyers Club collaborators Craig Borten and Melissa Wallack are in talks to write the screenplay.

Vallée directed the Reese Witherspoon-starring Wild and recently wrapped Demolition with Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts and Chris Cooper.

Get It While You Can will be his next film, due to shoot in mid-2015.

Adams will be seen in the upcoming Big Eyes and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.


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A classic villain from James Bond's past is expected to return for the next 007 outing.

Oscar-winning Django Unchained star Christoph Waltz will be playing Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the bald nemesis of 007 first introduced in From Russia with Love, according to the Daily Mail.

A source reportedly said that the more serious tone of the Daniel Craig movies has led producers to "change the character to fit in with the new-look 007".

Blofeld was originally created by Ian Fleming and Kevin McClory for an abandoned James Bond movie project before Fleming used the character in his Thunderball novel.

The character featured prominently in You Only Live Twice (played by Donald Pleasence), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Telly Savalas) and Diamonds Are Forever (Charles Gray), while also appearing in 1983's rogue Bond movie from McClory, Never Say Never Again.

Blofeld was last seen in 1981's For Your Eyes Only being dispatched down a chimney by Roger Moore after a struggle aboard a helicopter. The supervillain has not been referenced since due to the ongoing legal wrangles with McClory.

Bond producers Danjaq and distributor MGM acquired the full rights to the 007 series last year with McClory's estate, paving the way for Blofeld to return to the film series.

Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris will return for Bond 24, with Léa Seydoux and Dave Bautista rumoured to be joining the cast.

Bond 24 will open in UK cinemas on October 23, 2015 with a US release following on November 6.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 has topped the US box office with $123m.

It becomes the franchise's least successful film to date, with 2012's The Hunger Games taking $155m and 2013's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire claiming $161.1m in their opening weekends.

Big Hero 6 remains at two with $20m and Christopher Nolan's Interstellar stays at three with $15.1m.

Last week's number one Dumb and Dumber To is down to four, while Gone Girl rounds out the top five.

Beyond the Lights is at six with $2.63m, while Bill Murray's St. Vincent and Fury follow in seventh and eighth place respectively.

Birdman is up to nine with $1.85, while Jake Gyllenhaal's Nightcrawler occupies the number 10 spot.

The US weekend box office Top 10 for November 23 (studio estimates, all figures in US dollars) is as follows:

1. (-) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 - $123,000,000
2. (2) Big Hero 6 - $20,086,000
3. (3) Interstellar - $15,100,000
4. (1) Dumb and Dumber To - $13,820,000
5. (5) Gone Girl - $2,815,000
6. (4) Beyond the Lights - $2,630,000
7. (6) St. Vincent - $2,354,000
8. (7) Fury - $1,900,000
9. (10) Birdman - $1,855,000
10. (9) Nightcrawler - $1,208,000



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Guillermo del Toro has completed his script for the Justice League Dark film.

The filmmaker has delivered the porject's screenplay to Warner Bros, according to Forbes.

The film has been tentatively titled 'Dark Universe'.

It will star the supernatural characters from DC Comics' slate, such as John Constantine, Zatanna, Swamp Thing, Deadman and Etrigan the Demon.

Warner did not announce the movie as part of its huge DC slate.

Neil Gaiman has hinted that the adaptation of his Sandman comics could be part of a separate slate of Vertigo comics adaptations. Many of the characters in Justice League Dark have featured in Vertigo comics, which for many years were frequently considered separate from the main DC line.

Warner is yet to confirm Dark Universe.

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Games of Thrones director Michelle MacLaren has signed on to work on Wonder Woman.

The upcoming DC Comics feature is to star Gal Gadot in the title role.

Warner Bros has officially signed veteran director MacLaren following weeks of speculation.

MacLaren, whose credits also include Breaking Bad and The X-Files, was said to have taken several meetings with the studio earlier this month.

The director will work to develop the long-awaited superhero feature with Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Debbie Snyder and Richard Suckle, who are all on board as producers.

Wonder Woman is expected to open in cinemas on June 23, 2017.

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Angelina Jolie has confirmed her plans to retire from acting.

The Oscar winner said that she "absolutely" plans to focus on filmmaking in the future.

"I've never been comfortable as an actor - I've never loved being in front of the camera," Jolie told Du Jour.

"I didn't ever think I could direct, but I hope I'm able to have a career at it because I'm much happier."

She has previously said that her portrayal of Cleopatra could mark her final acting role.

Jolie has been teasing her plans to retire from acting for years.

She was most recently seen in Disney's Maleficent.

Jolie's most recent directorial outing - Unbroken - will arrive in US cinemas on December 25 and in the UK on December 26. Watch a trailer below:


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Sony Pictures has pulled out of the Steve Jobs biopic.

The movie - which had Danny Boyle attached as director and Aaron Sorkin managing the script - has been put into turnaround, reports Deadline.

Christian Bale was due to play the late tech pioneer but withdrew after deciding that he wasn't the right man to portray Jobs.

Michael Fassbender was hotly-tipped to replace Bale, while Seth Rogen was said to be playing Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak alongside Interstellar's Jessica Chastain in an unspecified role.

Leonardo DiCaprio was also previously linked to the project, which would have seen him reunite with his Beach director Boyle.

It is understood that Universal Pictures may now make a bid for the movie.

Sorkin has used Jobs's authorised biography by Walter Isaacson for the film, which focuses on three stressful, high-profile Apple product launches including the first Macintosh in 1984 and the iPod in 2001.


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