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His name is Idris Elba, but will he be first black Bond?

The star has stoked the flames on Twitter, before then attempting to put them out.

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Moore is the director of Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11.

Watch: Trailer for Michael Moore's new documentary taking aim at Donald Trump

Fahrenheit 11/9 is the latest release from the Bowling for Columbine director.

In this Aug. 3, 2018 photo, actor Casey Affleck poses for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles to promote his upcoming film "The Old Man & The Gun," in theaters on Sept. 28. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

'Enough is enough' - Casey Affleck opens up in the wake of #MeToo

He became associated with a long list of men who have abused power in Hollywood.

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2000 file photo, actress Margot Kidder, who dated former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, arrives for his funeral at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal. Kidder's daughter says the Superman actress' death has been ruled a suicide. Maggie McGuan told The Associated Press Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, that she knew her mother died by suicide when she was brought to Kidder's house in May 2018, and that it is a big relief to have the truth out. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

'Superman' actress Margot Kidder's death ruled a suicide

Kidder, who played Lois Lane in Christopher Reeve's Superman, was found dead on May 13.

The tabloid headline generating romance is over.

Angelina Jolie accuses Brad Pitt of not paying enough child support

The former couple are still at loggerheads in court over their divorce.

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Memes involving the President and the famous bear haven’t gone down well, it seems.

China bans Winnie-the-Pooh movie after comparisons to President Xi

Seven Sharp reports the loveable bear joins several other films consigned to the Chinese censors' bin

Robert Redford attends the premiere of 'Our Souls at Night' the 74th Venice Film Festival at Palazzo del Cinema in Venice, Italy, on 01 September 2017. Photo: BANG MEDIA INTERNATIONAL FAMOUS PICTURES 28 HOLMES ROAD LONDON NW5 3AB UNITED KINGDOM tel +44 (0) 20 7485 1500 e-mail pictures@famous.uk.com www.famous.uk.com HB00355

Robert Redford announces retirement from acting as he completes final film

Redford thinks The Old Man & The Gun is the right film to end his six-decade career on.

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After years of playing non-Māori characters, he says the attitude change is a “dream come true”.

Cliff Curtis: 'I'm in Hollywood and they want me to be a Māori – it doesn't get better than that for me'

Playing Māori characters is a "dream come true", he says, adding that the industry has finally started respecting New Zealand culture.

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The film premiered to a sold-out theatre in Wellington last night as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival.

Social justice advocate Celia Lashlie's dying wish realised as new doco premieres on the big screen

It features an interview by Ms Lashlie three days before her 2015 death.

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She Shears is debuting at the New Zealand International Film Festival.

She Shears - Kiwi women's quest for Golden Shears glory made into tale for the big screen

The doco is showing at the New Zealand International Film Festival.

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Wellington is still a big player in the industry but Auckland’s also seeing more screen time.

'Wellywood' thriving as film permits increase

Auckland is also gaining momentum for production of big and small screen items.

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Rewa has been tried twice before for Ms Burdett's murder, but the jury couldn't reach a verdict.

Serial rapist Malcolm Rewa attempts to get murder charge thrown out due to 'extraordinary' levels of media publicity

Rewa is charged with the murder of Susan Burdett in 1992 - recently portrayed in the film In Dark Places.

The 60-year-old died today after being in hospital since suffering a heart attack on Saturday.

Carrie Fisher to appear in Star Wars Episode IX using unseen footage from 2015

Lucasfilm says the footage will be used to draw her character's story to an end.

Kristen Stewart to lead Elizabeth Banks' reboot of'Charlie's Angels

The new Charlies Angels film will be released in the US this September.

Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek.

Kiwi film The Breaker Upperers enlist help from Russell Crowe for Celine Dion mission

The film's stars want the Canadian singer to watch the flick Down Under.

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Fair Go: The unwritten rules of movie etiquette

Are you sick of lolly munching and talkative people when you go out to watch a film?

'Exciting time to be an actor in NZ': Call goes out for Māori Bond villain

A leaked casting call for the newest Bond film - Bond 25 - is calling for a male Māori actor.

George Clooney returns to movie set days after Italy scooter accident

The actor was all smiles as he was seen on the film set of Catch-22.

Adrian Cronauer, right, was played by later actor Robin Williams in the hit film Good Morning Vietnam.

Airman Adrian Cronauer, who inspired Robin Williams' performance in Good Morning Vietnam, dies aged 79

During his service as a US Air Force sergeant in Vietnam in 1965 and 1966, Cronauer opened his Armed Forces Radio show with the phrase, "Goooooood morning, Vietnam!"

, which has been created by a TV channel to celebrate the film's 25th birthday, at Potters Fields Park, London, Wednesday July 18, 2018. (Doug Peters/PA via AP)

Jurassic sized Jeff Goldblum statue appears in London park

The massive statue is celebrating Jurassic Park's 25th anniversary.

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New York Police first said they had a case against the movie mogul last November, after numerous allegations of sexual abuse.

Harvey Weinstein asks judge to dismiss Ashley Judd lawsuit

Judd alleges that the movie mogul tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually.

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, actor Johnny Depp poses at the world premiere of the film "Murder on the Orient Express," in London. Depp has settled lawsuits with his former business managers that put a spotlight on the actor’s spending. Depp’s representatives said on Monday, July 16, 2018, that Depp had settled litigation filed against The Management Group, which he accused in January 2017 seeking more than $25 million over alleged financial abuse and negligence. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)

Johnny Depp settles $37 million lawsuit involving former managers

The managers had countersued, saying the US actor was spending $2 million a month.

Denmark, Copenhagen - June 8, 2018. The American rock band  performs a live concert during Fredagsrock in Tivoli Copenhagen. Here  (Photo credit: Gonzales Photo - Thomas Rasmussen).

Johnny Depp settles lawsuits with former business managers

Depp's former managers had called the actor a "habitual liar".

FILE - In this April 23, 2018 file photo, Scarlett Johansson arrives at the world premiere of "Avengers: Infinity War" in Los Angeles. Johansson’s plans to portray a transgender man has sparked a backlash from many who object to cisgender actors playing trans roles. Earlier this week, Johansson was announced to star in the film “Rub & Tug,” about prostitution ring leader Dante “Tex” Gill,” who was born Lois Jean Gill but identified as a man. Since then, many transgender actors and advocates have criticized the production for Johansson’s casting. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Scarlett Johansson pulls out of transgender movie after she faced ethical backlash

Transgender actors and advocates questioned her casting in the upcoming movie 'Rub & Tug'.

TVNZ docu-drama film retells story of teen dominatrix suspected of cricket umpire Peter Plumley-Walker's 1989 murder

Mistress, Mercy: The Renee Chignell Story, sheds light on an infamous chapter of New Zealand criminal history 30 years later.

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