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Charlie Hunnam is  going from the “Sons of Anarchy” to the “Son of a King” in the new Guy Ritchie flick King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

As one might imagine, Hunnam is kicking some major butt in the action-packed film based on the Arthurian Legend, but surprisingly, he’s not the only one.

According to Hunnam, his co-star Djimon Hounsou is a beast at sword fighting and kicked some major ass — on and off the screen.

“One day I walked in the stunt room to do some rehearsal and the stunt men were all smashed to pieces,” laughed Hunnam. “Guys were limping and holding their arms and they just looked like they had been in a cage fight or something, and I was like, ‘What happened?’ and they were like, ‘Djimon.'”

Hunnam added, “Apparently he’s formidable to shoot those scenes with and, while he is a good swordsman, he doesn’t pull any punches. I was very happy I didn’t have to fight Djimon.”

In the film, Hounsou plays Sir Bedivere, a helpful advisory and friend to King Arthur, and he told us he was happy to see Hollywood embracing diversity when casting the film.

“The call came in, I spoke to Guy Ritchie, I was thrilled,” explained the 53-year-old actor. “It was about King Arthur, I was extra thrilled because I thought this is a place where my kind doesn’t really exist and here I am a part of the making of this king.”

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword hits theaters May 12.

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What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Satellite



One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind: to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crises around the world, and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genus behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard Butler, told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at its core, it’s like, listen, ‘We gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of backbone, a message about climate change, and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the consciousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying, ‘Here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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