Freeze frame: Alicia Vikander; John Krasinski; Daniel Craig; Richard Madden;  Jennifer Esposito

Alicia Vikander has been announced as a narrator of the documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. The documentary, directed by Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky, explores the impact that mankind has left on earth, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Alicia’s exceptional voice, and her considerable talent in knowing how to use it, has elevated our film enormously and brings a beauty and hope to the narration that is crucial,” said co-director Baichwal in a statement. The film recently had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. 

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Tomb Raider star Alicia Vikander has been announced as a narrator of the documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. The documentary, directed by Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky, explores the impact that mankind has left on earth, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Alicia’s exceptional voice, and her considerable talent in knowing how to use it, has elevated our film enormously and brings a beauty and hope to the narration that is crucial,” said co-director Baichwal in a statement. The film recently had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. PTI

Actor-director John Krasinski has hinted that he might give up directing duties of A Quiet Place sequel. Krasinski directed and starred in A Quiet Place, and Paramount Pictures had green lit a sequel. In an interview with The Independent, the actor, 38, said he might make way for another director to helm the project. “I could totally see myself handing over the reins to someone else. It’s really just about finding the right story,” he said. “I know Paramount announced it and really want to do one. I really credit them with allowing us to very gently get in the water; it’s really nice of them to do because a lot of places would just make it,” he added. The nearly dialogue-free original centres on a family (led by Krasinski and his real-life wife, Emily Blunt) as they struggle to survive in a world of monsters that hunt by sound. PTI 

Bond star Daniel Craig has signed on as lead in the murder mystery Knives Out. The indie thriller will be directed by Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, reported Deadline. Craig, 50, will portray a detective assigned to solve a murder case. “I have been a huge fan and always wanted to work with him and as I worked on the script, trying to get it right, Ram and I were wringing our hands over who could be the detective,” Johnson said. “...He’s an actor of extraordinary range, and we are looking forward to the fun of finding that modern detective, and collaborating with Daniel on creating a new Poirot,” he added. Knives Out will begin shooting in November. PTI  

Game of Thrones star Richard Madden has said he was not paid much for his role in the HBO epic fantasy series.  In an interview with The Sunday Times, the actor, 32, who played Robb Stark, in two seasons of Game of Thrones, said as he was relatively new to acting, he was not paid at par with others during his stint on the show. “People think I am (loaded) because of Game Of Thrones, but you know, when I signed up for that I was 22, with f**k all on my CV, so I was paid f**k all,” Madden said.   

Blue Bloods and NCIS star Jennifer Esposito has been roped in to join the cast of the supernatural thriller, Mary, that will also star Gary Oldman and Emily Mortimer, an insider source told The Wrap. Mary centres around a struggling family that buys an old ship at an auction with hopes of starting a charter business, only to discover her horrifying secrets once in isolated open waters. Michael Goi of American Horror Story fame is directing the film from a screenplay by Anthony Jaswinski, who wrote The Shallows. The film is scheduled to open in theatres in 2019.

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