John Legend Set To Play Jesus In NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live’

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John Legend has been cast as Jesus Christ in NBC’s upcoming musical event Jesus Christ Superstar Live. NBC revealed the casting on Twitter Tuesday morning.

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“I’m thrilled to join the cast of this production of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!,” Legend said in a statement. “It’s such a powerful, meaningful musical and I’m humbled to be part of this performance. We’ve already formed an incredible team, and, as we finish casting, I’m certain we will put together some of the greatest talents around to do this work justice.” Continue reading

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Karen Gillan on ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ and Filming the ‘Avengers’ Sequels

From director Jake Kasdan, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle revisits the game from the original 1995 film while creating a brand-new adventure, as four teenagers in detention are sucked into a wild world. Transformed from a board game into a video game console, these unsuspecting players find themselves trapped in the jungle setting, in the bodies of the avatar characters they chose (hilariously played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan), and they have to figure out how to use their characters’ strengths in order to win or they’ll be stuck in the game forever. …

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