7/2/21 Entertainment News

Original Chicago Med cast members S. Epatha MerkersonOliver PlattNick Gehlfuss and Brian Teehas have all inked multi-year deals to remain on the NBC medical drama, according to Deadline.  The new agreement should keep them on the show through the end of its eighth season.  Remaining original cast member Marlyne Barrett has one more year left on her existing contract and is also is set to return to the popular Chicago Fire spinoff…

Charlize Theron tells Variety that all things are go for the Netflix sequel to The Old Guard and that she and co-stars Marwan Kenzari and Luca Marinelli are “definitely” returning for the next installment, set to start filming in early 2022.  The first Old Guard film, an adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name, followed a covert team of immortal mercenaries who are suddenly exposed and must now fight to keep their identity a secret…

Elizabeth Banks on Wednesday announced Keri RussellO’Shea JacksonRay LiottaAlden Ehrenreich and Jesse Tyler Ferguson as the stars of her sophomore directorial feature, Cocaine Bear.  Per Deadline, the film, set to begin shooting August 23 in Ireland, is described as a character-driven thriller inspired by true events that took place in Kentucky in 1985…

Sony Pictures Animation has released a new trailer for Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, the fourth and final film in the franchise.  This time around, Van Helsing, voiced by Jim Gaffigan, has perfected his Monsterfication Ray, which allows humans to become monsters.  However, the invention goes haywire, and Drac — voiced by Brian Hull, replacing Adam Sandler — and his monster pals are all transformed into humans, and Johnny, played by Andy Samberg, becomes a monster.  Hotel Transylvania: Transformania opens in theaters October 1…