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Liam Payne in advanced talks to star in Steven Spielberg remake of musical West Side Story

Liam Payne in advanced talks to star in Steven Spielberg remake of musical West Side Story

BREAKING into films have to be a difficult prospect for the One Course lads after Harry Types set the bar so excessive together with his debut in WW2 epic Dunkirk.

However Liam Payne could also be about to match the achievements of his bandmate’ together with his first appearing job — a task in Steven Spielberg’s remake of hit musical West Side Story.

 Liam Payne is in advanced talks to start in the Hollywood movie remake of West Wide Story

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Liam Payne is in advanced talks to begin in the Hollywood film remake of West Large Story

I can reveal Liam is in advanced talks with the filmmaker’s group to safe a singing half in the flick, which is tipped to start capturing subsequent yr.

Starring in the film can be an enormous coup for Liam, who’s eager to increase his ­appearing CV. A movie supply stated: “Liam was approached and was naturally flattered to be thought-about.

“Casting agents have been ordered to find singers between the ages of 15 and 25 who can also dance, while also being able to deliver lines. Liam sees the opportunity to work with Spielberg as an exciting prospect and one too good to turn down.”

Film bosses are contemplating a quantity of well-known faces to function in the flick together with Harry, who has additionally been sounded out. Spielberg spent 15 years making an attempt to seal rights for the movie reboot, which would be the director’s first ever musical. The unique 1961 film gained ten Oscars together with Greatest Image.

 Landing a part in the musical will come as good news for Liam as he deals with his split from Cheryl

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Touchdown an element in the musical will come as excellent news for Liam as he offers together with his cut up from Cheryl

Official trailer for the basic musical West Side Story
 Billionaire moviemaker Steven Spielberg is undoubtedly the best in the business

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Billionaire moviemaker Steven Spielberg is undoubtedly one of the best in the enterprise

 The singer is thought to be keen to try out acting as well as focus on his music

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The singer is assumed to be eager to check out appearing in addition to give attention to his music

 Harry Styles was the first One Direction member to land a part in a blockbuster Hollywood movie when he played in Dunkirk

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Harry Types was the primary One Course member to land an element in a blockbuster Hollywood film when he performed in Dunkirk

 Liam has been busy attending shows at Milan Fashion Week


Liam has been busy attending exhibits at Milan Style Week

 The singer was spotted at a party with Winnie Harlow and Adwoa Aboah


The singer was noticed at a celebration with Winnie Harlow and Adwoa Aboah

 West Side Story was originally released in 1961

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West Side Story was initially launched in 1961

Liam’s position is believed to be in the Jets gang who’ve an ongoing ­pressure with the Sharks, made up of Puerto Rican immigrants.

After the previous 12 months of ­fixed touring and heartbreak surrounding his cut up from Cheryl, a brand new focus will come as a ­welcome aid for Liam.

Music will all the time be his fundamental precedence, but when the West Side Story position comes off and launches additional alternatives in ­Hollywood, that’s a tempting profession change.

It’s going to additionally kill off any lasting hope of a full-scale 1D reunion.


Celine Dion has introduced she is going to finish her Las Vegas residency after eight years on June eight, 2019.

She stated: “Every show we do at the Colosseum through this fall, and right up until the final one, will feel very special.”

Brad dodged Glasto sore head

HANGOVER star Bradley Cooper feared nursing a, er, hangover of his personal finally yr’s Glastonbury – however not from a four-day pageant booze bender.

 Bradley Cooper was worried he may be attacked with bottles while filming A Star Is Born

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Bradley Cooper was nervous he could also be attacked with bottles whereas filming A Star Is Born

The actor admitted he was terrified he would get bottled on stage whereas performing as nation artist ­Jackson Maine for brand spanking new film biopic A Star Is Born.

In an unique chat, Bradley stated: “I didn’t know if they were going to throw bottles at me. I was very nervous about Glastonbury as that is a tough crowd. (People were saying) ‘Who is this guy? What is happening? Where’s Kris Kristofferson?’.”

To make issues worse, because the director of A Star Is Born, he additionally didn’t let his track play out by means of the sound system.

He added: “They couldn’t hear the music. We didn’t put anything through the PA system because we didn’t want the songs to go out, so the first five rows hear it.”

 Bradley stars alongside Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born

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Bradley stars alongside Woman Gaga in A Star Is Born

Bradley and co-star Woman Gaga are already scorching favourites as Oscar nominees with their musical remake after the pop star put him by way of private vocal coaching. Brad stated: “That’s all Gaga.

Once I approached her, she stated, ‘You are going to have to sing live as I cannot stand those lip synch-type movies.’ It was the scariest factor, however I actually loved it.”

On her film debut, Gaga performs Ally, who’s found by famed crooner Jackson. He then falls in love and introduces Ally to the luxuries of personal planes and tour buses earlier than he descends deeper into alcoholism, shattering their relationship.

As a world-famous singer, she gained’t have had to do a lot technique appearing for that.


Christine and the Queens are difficult for No1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart.

The French ­star’s second album Chris is holding off Suedes’s The Blue Hour with fewer than 2,000 mixed gross sales separating them.

Em passes must-er

EMILY Ratajkowski cuts the mustard in this revealing yellow gown.

 Emily wore a slinky yellow dress with cutouts at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards

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Emily wore a slinky yellow gown with cutouts at the Inexperienced Carpet Trend Awards

The mannequin wore the slinky ­yellow quantity as she attended the Inexperienced Carpet Trend Awards at Teatro Alla Scala in Milan on Sunday.

She was joined on the star-studded bash by Colin Firth and his spouse Livia, Cate Blanchett and Paloma Religion.

Nevertheless, Emily ditched the gown for a low-cut leopard print go well with for designer Domenico Dolce’s 60th birthday celebration on the 4 Seasons Lodge in the Italian metropolis later that day.

Her cabinet have to be like one thing out of The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe.

HRVY eager to assist Beckhams’ boy Cruz rating music objective

IT has been virtually two years since Victoria and David Beckham’s son Cruz launched his debut single If On a regular basis Was Christmas.

 Cruz is eager to make it in the music industry, seen here with his eldest brother Brooklyn

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Cruz is keen to make it in the music business, seen right here together with his eldest brother Brooklyn

However his music profession might have been given a well timed and much-needed increase.

Teen favorite HRVY has revealed he’s eager to work with the singer, after Cruztold how he was a fan of his tunes.

When requested if he would really like to collaborate, HRVY, who final week launched new single I Want You Have been Right here, stated: “100 per cent. Undoubtedly. I do know he’s doing music and I see rather a lot of his stuff on his Instagram as properly, so I might love to do this.

“He’s really talented and passionate about it which is cool.” HRVY, far left, has but to meet the ­youngest Beckham boy, however revealed he has struck up a web-based friendship with Cruz’s older brother, Romeo. In an ­unique interview, he added: “I haven’t met them however I’ve spoken to Romeo earlier than. They’re actually cool guys.

 HRVY wants to help Cruz in the studio

HRVY needs to assist Cruz in the studio

“We talked about Fortnite, ­actually. I play ­Fortnite all the time. He’s a really nice kid.”

HRVY shouldn’t cease at Cruz – he ought to get Victoria in the studio for a tune, too.


Simon Fowl obtained into his justifiable share of rows in The Inbetweeners.

However ­Hollywood star Kevin Bacon comes to his help in a brand new EE advert to calm an argument over who has the perfect telephone. He’d undoubtedly have one of the best briefcase.

Good progress for Demi

IT’S nice to see Demi Lovato smiling after her near-fatal overdose in July.

 Demi was pictured smiling recently after taking a day break from rehab

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Demi was pictured smiling just lately after taking a day break from rehab

The US pop star chatted to a pal on Sunday after being given a day cross from rehab.

Demi had beforehand written an open letter telling followers she “must continue to overcome” her sickness. They are going to be delighted to see she seems to be making such good progress.


Counting Crows are to rejoice their 25th anniversary at London’s O2 Area.

The rockers will carry out tracks from debut album August And Every thing After, plus different massive hits once they headline BluesFest on Sunday, October 28.


X-Males’s Olivia Munn, who performs mind-reader Psylocke, peels off to give followers a glimpse of her very particular powers off-screen

 Olivia showed off her enviable figure in a two-piece white bikini


Olivia confirmed off her enviable determine in a two-piece white bikini


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