By Jenny Priestley
★ You may have read this week about a plan for a sequel to Mrs Doubtfire. Apparently Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus are on board but there's no script or deal in place yet. Well, one of the stars of the original film has announced she definitely won't be back. Mara Wilson has tweeted that she has no plans to reprise her role as the film's "cute kid" Natalie Hillard. “I’ve been in some mediocre movies, but I’ve never been in a sequel. And I have no interest in being in one now,” Wilson wrote. “Sequels generally suck unless they were planned as part of a trilogy or series. I think Doubtfire ended where it needed to end.” She does admit no-one has asked her to be in the planned film ...
★ The stars of X-Men: Days of Future Past will be walking the red carpet at the film's UK premiere on May 12. The film itself is out on May 22.
★ Steven Spielberg has added another film to the ever-growing list of what he might direct next. This time it's a religious drama written by Tony Kushner (Munich, Lincoln). The film's called The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara and is the story of an Italian Jew taken from his parents at the age of seven by authorities of the Papal States and raised as a Catholic, who went on to become a priest in the Augustinian order. Spielberg is definitely producing the film but hasn't decided whether to direct yet.
★ Giancarlo Esposito, who was nominated for an Emmy for his work on Breaking Bad, is being honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The actor, who played Gustavo "Gus" Fring on the awards-laden drama, will receive the honour on April 29.
★ Former Twilight star Kellan Lutz will be in London to promote his new film on Thursday. Lutz will be at the Apple store on Regent Street to discuss ha new film, Tarzan 3D. Apparently the classic story has been "completely reimagined" for a new generation. Hmm...
★ A quick date for your diary: the 87th Academy Awards will take place on February 22, 2015. Nominations are announced January 15.
★ As well as lining up a second Karate Kid movie, son-of-Will Jaden Smith is to co-star with Liev Schreiber in a drama about slavery. (You know what Hollywood is like, a slave drama wins the Oscar so now all the studios want one.) The Good Lord Bird follows the story of Henry Shackleford who is living as a slave in 1857. He meets John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, who argues with Henry's master. The young man is forced to leave town with Brown, who believes he’s a girl.