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Category: Cast

Hailee Steinfeld befriends, protects ‘Bumblebee’

In Paramount Pictures’ new action-adventure Bumblebee, which has been hailed by US critics as the “best Transformers movie ever,” Oscar®-nominated Filipino actress Hailee Steinfeld plays Charlie, the prequel’s lonely and somewhat lost protagonist who forms a special bond with Bumblebee/B-127 (voiced by Dylan O’Brien). For the pivotal role of Charlie, the filmmakers looked for someone who could not ...

Rising star Jorge Lendeborg Jr. paired with Hailee Steinfeld in ‘Bumblebee’

After making his mark in Spider-Man: Homecoming, opposite Tom Holland, and more recently, in Greg Berlanti’s teen dramedy Love, Simon, teen actor Jorge Lendeborg Jr., now stars in Paramount Pictures’ action adventure Bumblebee. The film opens up a new era for Transformers by combining the trademark battling robots, fast cars and thrilling action with the unexpectedly tender relationship between Charlie (Hailee ...

Emily Blunt shines as iconic nanny in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

For the role of the iconic, proper, peculiar and enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns, the filmmakers had only one person in mind: Emily Blunt. “Emily is a brilliant actress who is funny, warm, quick-witted and deeply-feeling. She can also really sing and dance,” says the film’s director, Rob Marshall, who had worked with ...

John Cena is a man on a mission in ‘Bumblebee’

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar John Cena, best known outside the wrestling ring for his roles in the hit comedies Blockers and Trainwreck, brings the right balance of toughness and empathy to his Bumblebee character, Agent Jack Burns. In the most critically acclaimed film in the Transformers franchise so far, Cena plays a high-ranking military officer in Sector 7, a top-secret government agency that ...

Meryl Streep plays Emily Blunt’s eccentric cousin in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

When three-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep was approached by director Rob Marshall and producer John DeLuca to play Mary Poppins’s eccentric Cousin Topsy in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, a small but memorable role, the awards season favorite excitedly said yes. Explaining Streep’s character, Marshall says, “There’s a character in the book Mary Poppins Comes Back named Fred Turvy, ...

‘Moana’ songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda stars in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

He earned an Oscar® nomination and a GRAMMY® Award for the composing the original song, “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s Moana.  Now, Lin-Manuel Miranda stars opposite Emily Blunt in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns. Miranda plays Jack, an old friend of Mary Poppins (Blunt) and is a charming and eternally optimistic lamplighter. Together, they take the Banks’ children on a series of whimsical ...

Jake Johnson: A seasoned, relatable Peter Parker in ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

Meet a new Peter Parker. Actor Jake Johnson (New Girl, BoJack Horseman) lends his vocal talents to the role of Peter Parker in Columbia Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. But though this version may look like Peter, he is older and the years of superhero life have taken a toll on his body. His experiences have left him world-weary and ...

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