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In the animated family film Arthur Christmas, hitting theaters on November 23rd, actor James McAvoy voices Arthur, the awkward but enthusiastic youngest son to Santa Claus (Jim Broadbent). When the ultra-high-tech Christmas gift delivery system fails, missing one child out of hundreds of millions, Arthur embarks on a rogue mission, with the help of his rather naughty Grandsanta (Bill Nighy) and a giftwrapping-obsessed elf (Ashley Jensen), to deliver the last present before Christmas morning.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, James McAvoy talked about his desire to want to do more films for kids because they’re the best audience around, that he responded to the integrity and humor in the story, the challenge of voicing a character that is always so enthusiastic and nice, and that, if given the choice, he would likely go with the simple and classic ways of doing things versus the high-tech ones. He also talked about how freaky it was to watch even 10 minutes of the Showtime remake of Shameless (he starred in the original), his hopes for the X-Men: First Class sequel, which has not been greenlit yet, the amazing experience he’s had working with director Danny Boyle on Trance, for which he has one day left of shooting, how good the action-thriller Welcome to the Punch turned out, and shooting the fantastic but twisted script for Irvine Welsh’s Filth, starting in January 2012.

Source: Collinder

Added 3 scans from Total Film November 2011 isssue, which features X-Men and The Conspirator.

Added new set pics from the set of Trance.

Sometimes being an arch-nemesis is a real drag.

Exhibit A: Consider this deleted scene from X-Men: First Class, included in the DVD out Sept. 9. It all starts innocently enough: Eric Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) and Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) are on a recruiting mission for their new, government-sanctioned mutant strike force.

Angel (Zoe Kravitz) is working as a stripper, and they want to get her to reveal how her dragonfly tattoos actually emerge from her body to form real wings. Magneto levitated a champagne bucket to show her his power, but Angel never quite got a demonstration of Professor X’s mindbending abilities. Now we see why that was left on the cutting room floor.

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Source: EW

I added a few new pics to the gallery photo shoots I never added and 1 I didn’t have. Have much more to come with a new layout as well.

Portrait Magazine has posted an article on James and he is featured on the cover. You can read their article on their site: James McAvoy: 20 Things You Need to Know About the First Class Star @ Portrait

James McAvoy is reportedly in early talks to star in Danny Boyle’s Trance.

The Scottish star is set to step in for his X-Men: First Class co-star Michael Fassbender, who had previously been attached to the role of a shady gang leader, said Variety.

The gritty thriller – which is due to start production in September – would tell the story of an auction house assistant who masterminds a heist, but things don’t go according to plan.

Oscar-winning director Danny is expected to start work on Trance before taking time off to focus on his Olympic duties, where he is acting as artistic director for the opening ceremony at the London 2012 games.

James – who plays Professor Charles Xavier in Matthew Vaughn’s superhero prequel – is due to start shooting British crime movie Welcome To The Punch.


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