Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Here are a few hot stories buzzing around Hollywood!!!

“Best Man Holiday” star and versatile actor Taye Diggs is teaming up with Topher Grace in a new musical film titled “One Shot.” Reportedly, Diggs will play a very flamboyant character named Malcolm who will help Grace’s character save a Broadway musical from total destruction on opening night. The film is being co-produced by Grace and will begin shooting in Mexico City next month. [INDIEWIRE]

Versatile actor, Djimon Hounsou is reportedly in talks to replace Idris Elba in Guy Ritchie’s “Knights of the Round Table.” As previously reported, Elba’s character Bedivere is the right hand man of Arthur’s father and the one who teaches him how to lead an army. Due to scheduling conflicts, Elba had to pull out of the project and Hounsou is now a contender. So far, Charlie Hunnam has been cast as Arthur, Astrid Berges-Frisbey as Guinevere and Jude Law is in talks to play the villain. [THR]

The super sexy, Sanaa Lathan has signed up to star in the sequel to “Now You See Me” tilted, “Now You See Me 2.” Lathan will play  an FBI agent, Natalie Austin, who is tracking down an elite group of magicians known as the Four Horseman. The “Best Man Holiday” actress joins the film’s original cast Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine. The film also stars Lizzy Caplan, Jay Chou and Daniel Radcliffe. [THEYBF]

Morris Chestnut will join Regina Hall in the new thriller, “When the Bough Breaks.” Previously titled, “The Surrogate,” the movie tells the story about what happens to a couple when they hire a surrogate to have their baby and things go awry. Chestnut’s “Best Man Holiday” co-stars Taye Diggs and Michael Ealy were in the running but it looks like he nabbed the role. In other related news, Chestnut has inked a new three-year deal with Screen Gems to produce and act in three new projects. [DEADLINE]


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