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Famke Janssen: Recasting A Young Jean Grey Is Bittersweet

'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' New York Premiere

Getting old in Hollywood can be a little rough, just ask the amazing Famke Janssen!

The X Men role of Jean Grey is coming to an end for this star, and Famke, 49, called it “bittersweet” in a recent interview. Apparently they’re going in a new direction for the role, skewing younger in the new X Men: Apocalypse installment of the franchise.  Reportedly,  the actresses in the running are Chloë Grace Moretz, Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld. Famke said:

“It is a little bittersweet, but I’ve seen what they’ve done with the younger and older Magneto and Professor X… I think I’m in good company.”

You absolutely are, girl. In fact, James Marsden‘s Scott Summers character is also reversing time for this flick, so he won’t be in it either.

As for who SHE wants to play Jean, Fanke said she loves all of the girls’ work, but singled out Elle Fanning by saying that there won’t be much of a resemblance if the studio goes with her.

The film will be released on May 18, 2016, so there’s plenty of time for casting. Besides, Famke, you’ll always be Jean in MY book!

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Posted Friday, December 5th, 2014 at 2:14pm
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‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer accused of drugging and sexually abusing teenage boy

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Well, this is a bit disturbing. X-Men director Bryan Singer has been accused of drugging and sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy. The incident described in a new lawsuit filed in Hawaii this week by Michael Egan III apparently took place at a house party in California in the late 1990s.

The lawsuit claims Egan was lured into a sex ring with promises of auditions for acting, modeling and commercial jobs. He was paid as an actor for a digital entertainment company, but forced to have sex with adult men at parties notorious within Hollywood’s entertainment industry, the lawsuit said.

The lawsuit says that Bryan Singer attended several of the parties and forced Egan into sex, giving him drugs and threatening Egan when he resisted advances. It does not accuse the director of luring Egan into the ring.

“Hollywood has a problem with the sexual exploitation of children,” Herman said in a statement Wednesday night.

The lawsuit does not specify a total dollar amount, but says Egan is seeking more than $75,000 on each of four accusations: intentional infliction of emotional distress, battery, assault and invasion of privacy.

Of course Singer’s camp claims that this lawsuit – which was filed nearly two decades after the incident (not that it makes a bit of difference if this is indeed true) – is just a big ploy for publicity given that the new X-Men film is coming out so soon. Not sure either way about this one, but it’s not a very nice situation.

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Posted Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 8:08am
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FIRST LOOK! Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in ‘Serena’!

Jennifer Lawrence certainly looks much different in this picture than she did in ‘Hunger Games’!

‘Serena’, a thriller by Susanne Bier, has just begun filming in Prague.

The first photo from the upcoming film, shows Jennifer and Bradley Cooper in character.

The first photo from the upcoming film, which is based on Ron Rash’s novel of the same name, has also been released, showing Cooper and Lawrence as their characters, George and Serena Pemberton.

The film follows newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton who travel from Boston to the mountains of North Carolina where they begin to build a timber empire in 1929. But when Serena learns that she can never bear a child, she sets out to murder the woman who bore George a son before his marriage. And when she starts to suspect that George is protecting his illegitimate family, the Pembertons’ intense marriage begins to unravel.

Lawrence and Cooper will first be seen together onscreen in David O. Russell’s The Silver Linings Playbook, due out later this year. The story follows a man who tries to put his life back together after spending time in a mental institution.

I’ve read ‘Serena’ and it is by far one of my favorite books. It is soooooooooooooooooooooooo good. Such a good thriller, I didn’t want to put the book down! The twists and turns – you won’t believe! I can’t wait to see the movie!

Originally it was thought that Angelina Jolie would play the role of Serena – which I thought was perfect casting, but looks like Jennifer got the role after all. Serena is a nasty – mean woman… it’ll be interesting to see if Jennifer can pull that off!

Lawrence is one busy woman! After shooting Serena, she moves on to the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire in August, and the X-Men: First Class sequel in January.

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Posted Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 3:15pm
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January Jones strips down in ‘X-Men: First Class’ Total Film cover

January Jones stars as Emma Frost, known also as the White Queen, in the upcoming Marvel Comics film, “X-Men: First Class.” To mark the 1960’s set movie, Britain’s Total Film magazine issued three commemorative covers for its newest issue, each designed to look like it came straight out of the era.

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Posted Monday, April 4th, 2011 at 8:20pm
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