This week in SEAN, Big Sean himself reunites with Shirley Bassey, James McAvoy and Alan Cumming are set to appear in New York, David Tennant teases with his Dr. Who finale and Craig Ferguson takes the lead in Late Night. As always, Saba has all the latest below:

Sean Connery and Shirley Bassey together again


Sean Connery has signed on to CGI animated movie Sir Billi while Shirley Bassey will sing the film’s theme song Guardian of the Highlands. Bassey sang the theme songs for Bond films Goldfinger and Diamonds are Forever.

According to THR, “the movie centers on a retired, skateboarding veterinarian who lives in a remote Scottish village and who spearheads the rescue of an illegal fugitive who also happens to be a beaver.” Connery is also an executive producer on the film. After five years of development, husband-and-wife team Sascha and Tessa Hartmann will bring the independent film to the big screen in 2010. Scottish actor Alan Cumming also lends his voice to the film.

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James McAvoy and Alan Cumming to appear in New York

The New York Times will be hosting its Eighth Annual Arts and Leisure Weekend in New York City featuring Alan Cumming and James McAvoy. Alan will appear will appear on Saturday, January 9 2010 from 6pm EST to 7:15pm EST at the TimesCenter Stage in New York. Tickets are available here. James will appear to discuss The Last Station on Sunday, January 10, 2010 from 4pm EST to 5:15pm EST at TimesCenter Stage in New York City. You can order tickets for James’ appearance here. The Arts & Leisure Weekend runs through January 8-11.

The Last Station opens in New York and Los Angeles on December 4 for a week to qualify for the Oscars and then opens wider on January 15. Below is the US poster for the film:


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US air date for ‘Doctor Who: The End of Time’ revealed

The last two Doctor Who specials, The End of Time, Part One and The End of Time, Part Two will air on BBC America with Part One airing on December 26 at 9pm ET/PT. Part Two’s air date will soon be announced. A preview of Part One aired during Friday’s Children In Need:

Ewan McGregor’s ‘The Electric Slide’ shows signs of life


Ewan McGregor had reportedly been in talks to star in The Electric Slide way back in February, but there has been no word on the film until now:

In the wake of the American Film Market, Myriad Pictures has racked up sales in multiple territories…as well as presales for the Ewan McGregor starrer “The Electric Slide.”

Carey Mulligan was also in talks to star in the movie. Based on a true story, The Electric Slide centers around the life of furniture salesman Eddie Dodson, a man who became a notorious bank robber. Dodson owned a furniture boutique in Hollywood during the 1980s and tried robbing a bank to impress his new girlfriend. Dodson robbed over 70 banks in Los Angeles before he was arrested by the FBI. Ewan might play Dodson with Carey Mulligan playing his love interest in the movie.

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New DVD releases: ‘Rome’ and ‘Darwin’s Darkest Hour’

Both Rome: The Complete Series DVD featuring Kevin McKidd and Darwin’s Darkest Hour with Henry Ian Cusick are now out on DVD.

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Craig Ferguson beats Jimmy Fallon for the first time


This is exciting:

In a first in the late-night talk show world, CBS’ Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson beat NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in the coveted 18-49 demo, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Ferguson has been inching closer to this for a while: In five of the last seven weeks, he’s tied Fallon. But this is the first time since Ferguson’s 2005 premiere that he’s beaten his competitor from NBC in the advertiser-coveted demo. Jimmy Kimmel Live! managed to tie Late Night last week, too. [EW via ONTD!]

Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 11/23: Margaret Cho, Carl Edwards
Tu 11/24: Maria Bello, Peter Capaldi, Ben Harper & Relentless7
We 11/25: Robin Wright Penn, Wolfgang Puck
Th 11/26: Toby Keith, Michelle Monaghan (R 10/16/09)
Fr 11/27: Sherri Shepherd, Alex Dryden (R 10/26/09)

www.cbs.com/late_late_show

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