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Mia Wasikowska, from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ to ‘Crimson Peak’

Universal Pictures’ new gothic thriller Crimson Peak is confidently carried by the inquisitive naïveté of its protagonist Edith Cushing, played by Polish-Australian actress Mia Wasikowska, whose breakthrough role came in Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.”

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Chris Pine stars as enigmatic Caleb in ‘Z for Zachariah’

Chris Pine stars as the enigmatic Caleb in Z for Zachariah. Best known for his portrayal of James Kirk in J.J. Abrams’ reboot of the popular Star Trek film series, Pine has also appeared in a wide variety of comedies and dramas – Unstoppable (2010), This Means War (2012) and Into the Woods (2014), to name but a handful – since landing his first acting role in 2003 on an episode of the popular US television series, ER.

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Ice Cube’s son plays dad in ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Casting for the key roles of a complex, emotional, real-life street drama like Universal Pictures’ Straight Outta Compton was highly personal and took an immense effort by director F. Gary Gray. Of course, their goal when casting the five coveted roles was the full package of triple-threat performers—who could act, look the part and perform with an unfiltered intensity that channeled N.W.A. members Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella and MC Ren.

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‘Goosebumps’ star Dylan Minnette, from reader to actor

For Dylan Minnette, landing a leading role in Columbia Pictures’ Goosebumps movie was a dream come true. The 18-year-old actor grew up an avid reader of the Goosebumps books, written by best-selling children’s author R.L. Stine, and now features as the young male lead in the big-screen adaptation, starring opposite Jack Black.

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Dakota Johnson leads the women of ‘Black Mass’

Though, in the context of the time, the FBI and the mob were each something of a boys’ club, there are women in the story Warner Bros. Pictures’ new thriller Black Mass who have a distinct impact on what transpires. Portraying them are Dakota Johnson (“Fifty Shades of Grey”), Juno Temple (“Maleficent”) and Julianne Nicholson (“August: Osage County”).

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Visionary director Guillermo del Toro on ‘Crimson Peak’

From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro comes Universal Pictures’ gothic romance Crimson Peak starring Mia Wasikowska (“Alice in Wonderland”), two-time Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain (“Interstellar”), Tom Hiddleston (“Thor” series) and Charlie Hunnam (“Pacific Rim”).