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Hollywood’s Biblical movie trend continues. According to a report in Deadline, actor Hugh Jackman has signed on to star in a new epic called Apostle Paul. The Wolverine star isn’t the only Hollywood A-lister involved with the New Testament project: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are among the team producing the film. Though in a 2009 interview with Parade magazine Jackman said that he finds “evangelical church too, well, restrictive” and is a follower of the School of Practical Philosophy not traditional Christianity, he is familiar with the church. Jackman told the magazine that his father is a devout Christian who would take him to Billy Graham crusades frequently growing up. Not many details about Apostle Paul’s plot have been made available yet, but considering Paul’s story of radical conversion and the major role he played in the early church, filmmakers will have a lot to work with ... Discuss

When Jason Pavlige and James Hodges—police officers in Michigan—pulled over a family for a traffic violation, they decided to take a different route than just slapping the driver with a ticket. The report was called into the police when a woman was spotted holding a 10-month-old in her arms in the passenger seat instead of in a car seat. The officers talked to the family and found out they didn’t have enough money to buy a car seat, so Hodges left Pavlige with the family and went to buy one. Then they helped the family install the seat. “The father was, I think, almost in shock,” Hodges told Good Morning America. “They didn’t say much but were just very appreciative.” The incident happened back in February, but only came to light recently when a Walmart employee called the police station to share the story ... Discuss

Who needs new movie scripts when remaking old ones is so profitable? Following the success of new adaptations of classic children’s movies like Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella, Disney has announced that a live action remake of their late-‘90s hit Mulan is now in the works. The film joins big-budget, live action adaptations of The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast in the new-ish line-up of old Disney movies being remade for a fresh generation of parents to spend money taking their kids to see ... Discuss

Google is getting their April Fools Day festivities off to an early start by turning Google Map locations into Pac-Man levels. Just click on the Pac-Man icon in the bottom left corner and say goodbye to the rest of your afternoon ... Discuss

Netflix has teamed with the director of the acclaimed documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi to create a new series about some of the world’s most exclusive and exotic restaurants, and the chefs who run them. Even if you’re not a foodie, the cinematography, score and crazy locations featured in the trailer are still pretty impressive. Chef’s Table releases on April 26. Warning: You’re going to get hungry after watching this ... Discuss