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Ben Whishaw in talks to join Mary Poppins Returns as Michael Banks

Ben Whishaw may soon be gearing up to go fly a kite.

EW has confirmed that Whishaw is in talks to join Mary Poppins Returns, the upcoming sequel to the beloved 1964 Disney musical. Set in Depression-era London, Returns stars Emily Blunt as the practically perfect nanny, who visits a grown-up Jane and Michael Banks after the Banks family experiences a personal loss. Whishaw would play Michael, who is now a father to three children of his own.

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The Crucible: EW stage review

For the sixth time on Broadway, it’s the season of the witch. Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible, his raw if hyperbolic reenactment of the deadly Salem Witch Trials, struck a nerve when it first premiered in 1953 as a scorching condemnation of the House Un-American Activities Committee, then in the process of uprooting communists via innuendo, scare-mongering, and intimidation.

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How Ron Howard overcame his fear of the ocean to make In the Heart of the Sea

From Backdraft to Apollo 13 to Rush, director Ron Howard has overseen more than his fair share of physically demanding and logistically nightmarish productions. So where does the filmmaker place his latest film, the historical seafaring epic In the Heart of the Sea (out Dec. 11) in the Ron Howard League of Testing Cinematic Ventures?

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Eddie Redmayne says making The Danish Girl was 'an extraordinary experience'

Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne has described making his new film, The Danish Girl, as “an extraordinary experience.” In the movie, which receives its North American premiere at the forthcoming Toronto International Film Festival, the British actor portrays artist Lili Elbe, who was assigned male at birth in 1882 and transitioned to female in the 1920s.

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See how Paddington gets his name in exclusive 'Paddington' clip

How does a bear from Darkest Peru come to be named Paddington? In this exclusive clip from the film, which will be released in the United States this weekend, the bear gets his English name. It comes of course from London’s Paddington station, where the Brown family comes across him. (Not from a bottle of ketchup.) 

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