The historical drama is for the most part very different from its current competitors such as the Pixar animated movie 'Finding Dory' and the disaster film 'Independence Day: Resurgence.' Will the fact that it stands out from the crowd help or hurt it?
Yelchin was likely best known for starring as Pavel Chekov, the young navigator on the bridge of the starship Enterprise, in the new 'Star Trek' films. 'He was a true artist – curious, beautiful, courageous,' 'Trek' co-star John Cho wrote of the actor.
'Central' stars Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart as two high school acquaintances who team up to try to save the world when crisis threatens. 'Day one ... was really an indication of how the rest of the movie was, for us, just in terms of chemistry and in terms of friendship,' Johnson said.
Hayden Rolence takes the role over from Alexander Gould for the new film, which features the return of actors Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres. 'I mainly tried to make my voice sound like Alexander's voice,' Hayden says, 'because I thought he was such a good person to play Nemo.'
A film version of the hit musical will be released by Universal and the studio has announced the date on which it will hit theaters. The Broadway version of 'Wicked' starred Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth.
Contemporary Hollywood seems to be relying more on familiar stories and characters rather than big names to attract moviegoers. Are there still stars who can bring in audiences based on his or her name alone?