Destiny's Child reunite at Super Bowl

Plus: Meryl Streep headlines Into the Woods; Duncan Jones to direct Warcraft; Giamatti in talks to play villain in Spider-Man 2; Sam Mendes and Tori Amos set for UK National Theatre.

Destiny's Child perform during the half-time show of the NFL Super Bowl. Jeff Haynes / Reuters
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Beyoncé strutted and shimmied her way through Sunday's Super Bowl half-time show, where she reunited with her Destiny's Child bandmates. The singer called out to the crowd several times during her first songs, Love on Top, Crazy in Love, End of Time and Baby Boy, to emphasise that she was singing live after recently admitting to singing along to a pre-recorded track of the US national anthem at Barack Obama's inauguration. Beyoncé was later joined by Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, from her former girl group Destiny's Child, and they sang their hits Bootylicious and Independent Women as well as Beyoncé's Single Ladies. It was the trio's first public performance since 2006. Last month, the group released Nuclear, their first song in about a decade. – Reuters

Duncan Jones to direct Warcraft

The British filmmaker Duncan Jones has signed up to direct a movie based on the popular video game World of Warcraft – a major step up for the director behind the acclaimed low-budget space drama Moon (2009) and the sci-fi thriller Source Code (2011). On Twitter, the 41-year-old Jones, who is David Bowie's son, posted: "So the gauntlet was thrown down ages ago: can you make a proper movie of a video game. I've always said it's possible. Got to do it now!" The script is by Charles Leavitt, who wrote 2006's Blood Diamond. – Reuters

Giamatti in talks to play villain in Spider-Man 2

Paul Giamatti is in talks to join The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He will play the sequel's villain, The Rhino. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are reprising their roles as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy. Other newcomers include Jamie Foxx (as Electro), Shailene Woodley (Mary Jane Watson) and Dane DeHaan (Harry Osborne). The film, directed by Marc Webb, begins production this month. Giamatti is currently shotting the John F Kennedy assassination drama Parkland with Zac Efron and Jacki Weaver. – IANS

Meryl Streep headlines Into the Woods

Meryl Streep has been roped in to star in a big-screen adaptation of the hit Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods. The musical arranger David Krane says he can't wait to reunite with Streep after working with her on the 1977 stage production Happy End. "Disney is going to make the movie and I will do the arrangements. Meryl Streep will play the leading role of the witch," Krane told The film will be directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago and Nine). Other stars rumoured to be part of the movie are Christine Baranski, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Patrick Wilson. – IANS

Sam Mendes and Tori Amos set for stage

The return of the Skyfall director Sam Mendes and a musical by Tori Amos are among productions scheduled for the 50th anniversary season at Britain's National Theatre. Mendes will direct a production of Shakespeare's King Lear, starring Simon Russell Beale, opening next January. The 2013 season will also see The Light Princess, a musical adaptation of a 19th-century fairy tale, by Amos and the playwright Samuel Adamson. – AP