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Your weekend movie news round-up!

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Monday blues? Banish all sad thoughts with our round-up of the must-read stories that are making the headlines.

Steven Spielberg is remaking West Side Story

The classic 1960s musical that was no doubt inflicted on you at school, West Side Story is Stephen Sondheim's finger-snapping update of Romeo and Juliet. Released in 1961, this story of rival New York gangs the American Sharks and the Puerto Rican Jets made stars of Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer, who play star-crossed lovers Maria and Tony.

Fast forward to 2018 and we could be getting an updated take on the story, courtesy of director Steven Spielberg. Hot from the critical success of The Post and with virtual reality adventure Ready Player One waiting in the wings, the feted director will now be tackling his first-ever musical, scheduled for a 2019 release. (The closest he's come before is the Kate Capshaw-performed opening sequence to Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.)

An open casting call for lead characters Tony, Maria, Anita and Bernardo went out via Twitter, which also reveals the movie is being adapted by Lincoln writer Tony Kushner.


What do you make of Spielberg tackling West Side Story? Let us know @Cineworld.


New trailer for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Fetch those dungarees and call out an SOS – because we've got a brand new look at the Mamma Mia sequel.

Released on 27th July, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again coincides with the 10 year anniversary of the original Mamma Mia! blockbuster. That film was of course adapted from Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus' long-running West End smash, and went on to gross more than $600 million at the global box office. Only now, we're going back in time.

Darkest Hour's Lily James plays the younger incarnation of Meryl Streep's Donna in this hit-laden sequel that explores how the character met the three men in her life. Jeremy Irvine, Hugh Skinner and Josh Dylan play the fresh-faced precursors of Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard, all of whom reprise their roles alongside Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski.

There's also a showstopping entrance reserved for a certain Cher... Check out the trailer for Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again.


First look at Brie Larson's Captain Marvel costume

Tearing up the boys' own rulebook in 2019, Captain Marvel will become the first female-fronted adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Room Oscar winner Brie Larson is Carol Danvers, elite Air Force pilot turned superhero after her DNA is spliced with that of the alien Kree race.

Directed by indie stalwarts Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the filmmaking duo responsible for Ryan Gosling's Oscar nominated performance in Half Nelson, this is set to expand the MCU in dynamic ways. Now fans have been treated to the first look at Larson in both her superhero costume and Air Force uniform – check out the shots below.

Fans have been quick to point out that Danvers' navy and teal get-up doesn't quite mesh with the 'traditional' red Captain Marvel look.


However, the character's look has in fact been through several iterations. Many fans have pointed out that Larson's costume could be a nod to the original Captain Marvel, aka Mar-Vell, who wore a green suit before he switched it out for a red and blue one.


Let us know what you make of the decision @Cineworld. Captain Marvel is released on 8th March 2019.