• 'Star Wars': Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film in the works
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    Marcus Errico

    'Star Wars': Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone film in the works

    Lucasfilm is courting Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stephen Daldry to helm a new story, presumably set between the events of "Revenge of the Sith" and "A New Hope."

  • Ewan McGregor Is Not So Sure About Choosing Life in New Clip from 'T2: Trainspotting' (Exclusive)
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    Kevin Polowy

    Ewan McGregor Is Not So Sure About Choosing Life in New Clip from 'T2: Trainspotting' (Exclusive)

    “Choose life” became a motto for the 1996 film Trainspotting after its fast-living (and fast-running) lead character Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) championed the phrase while sprinting through the streets in Edinburgh in the movie’s iconic opening sequence.

  • Ewan McGregor Says He Almost Tried Heroin for 'Trainspotting'
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    Nick Schager

    Ewan McGregor Says He Almost Tried Heroin for 'Trainspotting'

    In oral history of the 1996 hit for The Hollywood Reporter, actor says he considered it as research for his character, but was dissuaded when he met real-life addicts in Glasgow

  • Watch the 'Trainspotting' Cast Talk About Reuniting at 'Secret Meeting' to Plot Sequel 'T2' (Exclusive)
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    Kevin Polowy

    Watch the 'Trainspotting' Cast Talk About Reuniting at 'Secret Meeting' to Plot Sequel 'T2' (Exclusive)

    A Trainspotting sequel had been rumored for years, but according to cast members, it wasn’t until they reunited at a secret meeting in London in 2015 that it felt like the project was truly going to happen. “There, for the first time, we were all back together again, in 20 years,” says Ewan McGregor in an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the upcoming T2: Trainspotting. In addition to McGregor (who played Renton), the meeting included Johnny Lee Miller (Sick Boy), Ewen Bremner (Spud), Robert Carlyle (Begbie), and director Danny Boyle.

  • New 'Beauty and the Beast' Images Offer Live-Action Looks at Lumière, Cogsworth, Gaston, and the Prince
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    Marcus Errico

    New 'Beauty and the Beast' Images Offer Live-Action Looks at Lumière, Cogsworth, Gaston, and the Prince

    In new images posted to his Facebook page, Beauty and the Beast co-producer Jack Morrissey has revealed some early images from the live-action update to Disney’s cartoon classic. While we didn’t get a glimpse of Emma Watson as Belle or Dan Stevens in Beast mode, the new images, which include concept art, B-roll footage, and a screen grab from the upcoming 25th anniversary home release of the 1991 animated feature, reveal our first look at several key characters and show how closely the production is hewing to its source material. “Here’s a fine piece of concept art of Ewan McGregor as Lumière and Ian McKellen as Cogsworth,” writes Morrissey.

  • Forget Han Solo, This Obi-Wan Kenobi 'Star Wars Story' Is the Movie We're Looking For
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    Marcus Errico

    Forget Han Solo, This Obi-Wan Kenobi 'Star Wars Story' Is the Movie We're Looking For

    Filling in the blanks between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope had been an Olympic-worthy sport for Star Wars fans for years. While some details have recently been sketched in by the animated series Star Wars Rebels, that 30-year period remains fertile ground for storytellers, with the standalone Rogue One and the solo Han Solo movie along with tie-in novels mining that era.

  • Role Recall: Ewan McGregor Looks Back at 'Trainspotting,' 'Star Wars,' 'Moulin Rouge!,' and More
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    Kevin Polowy

    Role Recall: Ewan McGregor Looks Back at 'Trainspotting,' 'Star Wars,' 'Moulin Rouge!,' and More

    In retrospect, assuming the iconic role of Obi-Wan Kenobi was nothing compared to Ewan McGregor’s latest undertaking. Written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia (Nine Lives, Albert Nobbs) and shot by Emmanuel Lubezki (who has won the last three consecutive Academy Awards for Best Cinematography), the film imagines a 40-day trek made by Christ as he fasts, prays, soul searches, and resists the temptations of the Devil (also played by McGregor).