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'Captain America' Chris Evans plans to retire, plus more movie buzz

Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers in Marvel's

Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers in Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," theaters April 4, 2014. Credit: Marvel / Zade Rosenthal

WHO Chris Evans

THE DEAL The star of the "Captain America" franchise says he plans to retire from acting after fulfilling his six-film contract to play the Marvel superhero. "If I'm acting at all, it's going to be under Marvel contract, or I'm going to be directing," he recently told Variety. "I can't see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I'm contractually obligated to do." Evans already has completed three Marvel films, including "Captain America," "Marvel's The Avengers" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," which is due in theaters April 4. He'll soon head to London to film his fourth, "Avengers: Age of Ultron."


WHO Bella Thorne

THE DEAL The 16-year-old Disney Channel star is set to appear in a new "Amityville Horror" film, according to TheWrap. Thorne, best known for playing young dancer CeCe Jones on the Disney sitcom "Shake It Up," will reportedly join a cast that includes Jennifer Jason Leigh as a mother who moves her three children into an unwelcoming home. Thorne already has three movies due for release this year: the thriller "Home Invasion," the Adam Sandler comedy "Blended" and a Disney adaptation of the children's book "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day."


WHO Kevin James

THE MOVIE "Pixels"

THE DEAL The Stony Brook-raised actor and longtime collaborator Adam Sandler are set to star in this effects-driven film from Sony, which is scheduled to begin filming in Toronto May 28, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Based on an Internet short by Patrick Jean, "Pixels" tells the story of video game experts recruited by the government to save New York City from an attack by 1980s video game characters. The cast includes Josh Gad, recently heard in Disney's animated hit "Frozen." Chris Columbus, of "Home Alone" and "Harry Potter" fame, will direct.

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