This week, Disney confirmed that Orlando Bloom will reprise his role as Will Turner in the next installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales, while his doppelgänger acting pal Rupert Friend aims for the top of the box office in the new action flick Agent 47. New on DVD, Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams travel to Hawaii in Aloha.
On the small screen, rising star Lorenzo Henrie tells us about his new role in the guaranteed biggest show of summer, Fear the Walking Dead, and We Day gets its first broadcast special. Also, fans of Full House take note; tune into the Unauthorized Full House Story for a juicy behind-the-scenes look at TV’s favourite ‘90s family.
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ORLANDO BLOOM SETS SAIL AGAIN
Actor Orlando Bloom made a name for himself after the release of the hit 2003 film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the BlackPearl, and has since sailed into A-list status. After leaving the Disney franchise in 2007, following the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, the 38-year-old Brit is ready to reprise the role of Will Turner in the fifth installment in the Pirates series, Dead Men Tell No Tales. The announcement was made at the D23 Expo in Anaheim. The film, set to hit theatres on July 7, 2017, features returning cast members Johnny Depp as the scheming Jack Sparrow and Geoffrey Rush, plus newcomers Javier Bardem and Kaya Scodelario.
IN THEATRES AUGUST 21
Hitman: Agent 47: Homeland’s sharp shooter Rupert Friend steps into leading man territory playing a genetically engineered assassin who will stop at nothing to ensure that the science that made him supercharged doesn’t get into the hands of the wrong people.
American Ultra: Stoner Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) doesn’t look like the typical government agent, but when he learns of a plan to wipe him out, he proves he’s more than meets the eye. Also starring Kristen Stewart.
ON DVD AUGUST 25
Aloha: A military contractor (Bradley Cooper) returns home to Hawaii for a special project, only to become mixed up in a love triangle between a lost love (Rachel McAdams) and a new acquaintance (Emma Stone).
The Runner:Nicolas Cage plays a disgraced politician looking to put the pieces of his career back together after a sex scandal shatters his reputation.
THREE QUESTIONS WITH … Fear the Walking Dead’s Lorenzo Henrie
For five seasons now, AMC’s zombie series The Walking Dead has ruled the ratings on Sunday nights. Now, the hit drama is receiving the ultimate compliment: a spin-off show. Fear the Walking Dead (series premiere Aug. 23, AMC) takes viewers back in time to when the zombie apocalypse first starts to wreak havoc on civilization. Hello! caught up with rising star Lorenzo Henrie, who plays a high school sophomore struggling to deal with the new world while coping with a fractured relationship with his father. Here, the 22-year-old Arizona native talks about what it’s like to be a part of one of the most anticipated shows of the year, his character’s courage and the best advice he’s received from his big brother, actor David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place).
The anticipation for this show is huge and people can’t wait to learn what started the apocalypse. What has it been like for you to be in the storm of excitement?
It’s like buying Christmas presents for your loved ones and not telling them what it is until it’s Christmas day and then they open up their present and you see the excitement and joy in their faces. It’s such a secretive thing. It’s so hard not to say anything but I think I’m okay at hiding things.
Would you say your character, Chris, is someone who runs towards the fight or away from it?
He’s definitely a fighter. His natural inclination is to want to fix things and he’s also proving to his father through standing up to these zombies… infected people… he’s showing his dad that he is a man. He’s not one to shy away.
Have you asked your brother for any advice on how to handle the fame that comes with being on a hit show?
My brother is my best friend. He’s someone I always go to for help. We constantly keep each other grounded. There’s nothing like having an older brother to slap you around if you are doing something that you shouldn’t be doing ( Laughs). He’s the best. He’s taught me to always remain humble.
STEP INSIDE FULL HOUSE
Fans of Full House are in for a treat, albeit an unauthorized one, when Lifetime presents a behind-the-scenes look at the famous family drama on August 22. TheUnauthorized Full House Story shines a light on the successful 192-episode run that made stars out of its cast, including Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and John Stamos. Viewers have more Full House to look forward to as production on the Netflix series Fuller House, starring most of the original cast, is underway.
WE DAY GOES PRIMETIME
Craig and Marc Kielburger’s revolutionary youth initiative is getting the primetime treatment on August 21, when ABC hosts the charity’s first ever National We Day broadcast. Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Paul Rudd, Nick Jonas and so many more A-listers will appear on the special, which celebrates the thousands of youth around the world who are passionate about making a difference.