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Laurence Fishburne Says He Still Doesn't Know Why He's Not in 'Matrix 4'

Laurence Fishburne is getting candid about his absence from The Matrix 4.

The 59-year-old actor spoke with Collider about his latest movie, The Ice Road, and shared that he’s still unsure as to why he wasn’t asked to reprise his role as Morpheus in the upcoming installment in the franchise.

Click inside to read what he said…More Here! »

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Liam Neeson Battles Bad Guys On A Frozen Lake in 'The Ice Road'

Liam Neeson is back on screen battling the bad guys in the first trailer and images for Netflix’s The Ice Road.

Here’s a summary of the film: After a remote diamond mine collapses in far northern Canada, a ‘big-rig’ ice road driver must lead an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the trapped miners.

Contending with thawing waters and a massive storm, they discover the real threat is one they never saw coming.

Laurence Fishburne, Benjamin Walker, Amber Midthunder and Marcus Thomas also star in the film.

Speaking with EW, Liam revealed that they shot the movie on Lake Winnepeg when it had frozen over.

“It’s inspired by the French film, Wages of Fear, which is this classic French black-and-white movie,” he told the magazine. “Our film is set on frozen Lake Winnipeg, where there’s been a collapse up in the mine in Northern Canada and there’s miners trapped. Because of the weather, the only way they can transport the pieces used to extract the miners is by road and these big trucks across Lake Winnipeg.”

He added, “The only thing is it’s the dead of winter, and the ice is usually eight-to-ten-feet thick, but in ours the thaw is happening so the ice is only three feet thick — and so s*** happens.”

The Ice Road will premiere on June 25 on Netflix.

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Laurence Fishburne Wasn't Asked Back for 'Matrix 4'

One iconic character will not be returning for The Matrix 4Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus.

“I have not been invited,” he told New York Magazine. “Maybe that will make me write another play. I wish them well. I hope it’s great.”

“It is probably the role that I’ll be best remembered for, which is great; it’s not the only thing I’ll be remembered for, which is better,” he added.

“What I get with him is I’ve got Darth Vader in this hand, and I’ve got Obi-Wan in that hand,” he continued. “I’ve got Bruce Lee, I’ve got Muhammad Ali shuffled in there, and I’ve got kung fu.”

Original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann Moss will return for the fourth film.

Find out when the movie will hit theaters after being postponed due to COVID-19.

Nick Jonas & Laurence Fishburne Set To Star in Thriller Movie 'The Blacksmith'

Nick Jonas has joined Laurence Fishburne in the action-thriller movie, The Blacksmith.

According to Deadline, Nick is set to play Wes Loomis, a ‘Blacksmith’ – the intelligence community’s go-to weapons expert.

When his clandestine lab is destroyed and his colleagues murdered, he must go on the run with only his unique set of technological skills and the help of a brilliant, young CIA analyst Noelle Hazlitt to keep him alive.

They seek out Mather (Fishburne), a retired blacksmith and Wes’ mentor, to help guide them.

AGC Studios’s Stuart Ford, who will be producing, says of the movie, “The Blacksmith provides a fresh, highly contemporary new take on the espionage genre and it’s exciting to pair an exhilarating young talent like Nick with seasoned heavyweights such as Pierre [Morel] and Laurence.”

“We’ll soon be announcing an equally outstanding young female actor to play across from Nick and then we will have all the ingredients for a major new film franchise built around a very modern breed of action hero,” he added.

Stay tuned for more casting details on the movie!

'Contagion' Cast Then & Now - See Photos from 2011 vs Now!

The 2011 movie Contagion has been ranking on all of the top movie rentals charts amid the current health crisis and the cast even reunited for a new PSA the other day.

While it hasn’t been that long since the release of the movie, we decided to take a look back at photos of the cast promoting the movie vs. their most recent red carpet appearances.

Contagion had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2011 before hitting theaters in the U.S. on September 9, 2011.

The movie ended up grossing $136.5 million worldwide and it definitely is making a big sum of money these days with those rentals. You can either buy or rent the movie now on iTunes!

Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Ehle, Elliott Gould, Singaporean actor Chin Han, and Sanaa Lathan were all part of the star-studded cast.

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See First Look of Darren Criss in Broadway's 'American Buffalo' & Find Out How to Score Cheap Tickets!

Darren Criss is returning to Broadway this year in a new production of David Mamet‘s play American Buffalo and the first look of him in costume has been revealed!

The Emmy-winning actor is joining legendary stars Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell in the play, which begins preview performances on March 24 ahead of an official opening on April 14.

American Buffalo is a play about loyalty and greed in which three small-time hustlers want a bigger cut of the American dream.

The producers of American Buffalo have announced how to score cheap tickets to see the play on Broadway, if you buy them at the Circle in the Square box office. Beginning at 10am on Thursday, February 20, the first ten pairs of tickets are available to purchase at $15 each, the price of tickets during the original 1976 production of American Buffalo. The next ten pairs at the box office will be able for purchase at $32 each, the price of tickets during the 1983 Broadway revival. The next ten pairs will be available for purchase at $52 each, the price of tickets during the acclaimed 2015 London revival.

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Courteney Cox, Camilla Belle & More Celebrate 'The Last Ship' Opening Night Performance!

Courteney Cox keeps it cool and casual while hitting the red carpet at the opening night performance of The Last Ship held at Ahmanson Theatre on Wednesday (January 22) in Los Angeles.

The 55-year-old Friends actress was joined at the event by Camilla Belle, Rachel Bloom, Iain Armitage, Melanie Griffith, Laurence Fishburne, Shaggy, Carrie Ann Inaba, Keala Settle, Michelle Kwan, and Pierce Brosnan with wife Keely Brosnan.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Courteney Cox

Joining them at the event was lead star Sting, who plays shipyard foreman Jackie White in the musical, and was accompanied at the opening by wife Trudie Styler.

The Last Ship‘s score was written by Sting based on a book of the same name by author Lorne Campbell. It’s opening night in Los Angeles follows a UK national tour and subsequent six week run at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto.

The story was inspired by Sting‘s childhood experiences in the shipbuilding industry in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear. It received two Tony Award nominations in 2015, for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations.

READ MORE: Fans Are Noticing This One Tweet That Courteney Cox ‘Liked’ About Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt

FYI: Rachel is wearing NYDJ jeans.

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