Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Auburn ("Proof") is in talks to write the screenplay for the reboot of the "Charlie's Angels" franchise at Sony Pictures.
A hit TV series in the 1970s, the premise followed three female detectives (Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith) who worked for a mysterious benefactor named Charlie (only heard as a voice) and his representative Bosley.
In 2000 the property was revived on the big screen with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu starring as the girls whilst the likes of Bill Murray and Bernie Mac played Bosley.
McG helmed both films in the series and though the first went well, the second was a dud and so no further entries were produced. The franchise was again revived in 2011 as a TV series, but it lasted only four episodes.
Elizabeth Banks came on board to direct the project in September last year and will produce with her husband Max Handelman. Auburn takes over from Evan Spilliotopoulos ("The Huntsman: Winter's War") who came onboard the film in December.
"Game of Thrones" and "X-Men: Apocalypse" actress Sophie Turner is set to join Dylan McDermott and Jack Kilmer in the independent drama "Huntsville".
The story follows a solitary man in a Florida town who develops a questionable relationship with a recently transplanted high school student. Eric England directs from a script by Anthony Ragnone which made the 2014 Black List.
Luisa Iskin, Kim Leadford, Kevin Matusow, Jeff Kalligheri, Stephen Bowen, Carissa Buffel, Steven Chester Prince, Ash Sarohia, and John Wunder are producing. Filming is set to begin this month in and around Los Angeles.
Sophie Turner is a damn good actress. I think she is pretty good as Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones.
Jennifer Carpenter To Star Opposite Vince Vaughn In Brawl In Cell Block 99
Dexter actress Jennifer Carpenter has been cast opposite Vince Vaughn in the independent film Brawl in Cell Block 99.
Bone Tomahawk director S. Craig Zahler will write and direct the project for XYZ Films. The story will follow a former boxer named Bradley who loses his job as an auto mechanic in the midst of his rocky marriage beginning to crumble. In order to make ends meet, the boxer begins working with an old friend as a drug courier. In turn, he is caught and sent to prison where his enemies from the business force him to engage in deadly battles.
Carpenter, best known for playing Debra Morgan on Dexter, most recently starred on the CBS television series Limitless as Rebecca Harris. Zahler's cannibal Western, Bone Tomahawk, earned commercial and critical praise last year, including two Independent Spirit Award nominations.
Brawl in Cell Block 99 is currently in pre-production with filming set to begin in September on Staten Island.
I thought Jennifer Carpenter was particularly good on Limitless, and had a great chemistry together with the other lead Jake McDorman. It was a shame the show got kicked into touch.
Speaking of Bone Tomahawk that was a weird movie equal parts charming, somewhat strange, unpredictable, and genuinely horrifying. But otherwise the film is ultimately sold by its cast, canny little movie.
Jared Leto is going from Arkham Asylum to futuristic Los Angeles.
The Suicide Squad star has officially signed on as the last cast member in the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, joining Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, and Robin Wright. Sicario director Denis Villeneuve is heading up the continuation of Ridley Scott's 1982 original, and although we know Ford is reprising his role as Rick Deckard, the rest of the story is being kept under wraps.
Set several decades after the events of the original Blade Runner, the untitled sequel is written by Michael Green and original Blade Runner co-writer Hampton Fancher. Other cast members include Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, David Dastmalchian, Hiam Abbass, Lennie James, and Dave Bautista.
The Blade Runner sequel is set for release on Oct. 6, 2017.
Seems to be very much in high demand this latest acquisition Jared Leto.
Billy Crudup ("Spotlight," "Watchmen") is set to play the father of Ezra Miller's Barry Allen in Rick Famuyiwa's upcoming "The Flash" film at Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films.
In both the comics and The CW TV series adaptation currently on the air, Dr. Henry Allen is framed for the murder of his wife Nora by the time-traveling villain Reverse-Flash. John Wesley Shipp, who played The Flash on TV in the 1990s, plays Henry Allen in The CW series.
Also onboard are Kiersey Clemons as Iris West and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. Miller and Crudup previously worked together on last year's "The Stanford Prison Experiment". Phil Lord and Chris Miller penned the script treatment for the project which opens in 2018.
Following the title reveal of "Blade Runner 2049" this morning comes word that Alcon Entertainment have announced the new division Alcon Interactive and are partnering with Oculus to distribute virtual reality experiences based on the upcoming sequel to the Ridley Scott sci-fi classic.
"The Blade Runner 2049 VR Experiences" will be exclusively distributed on the Oculus platform around the October 2017 release of the film. No word on what the experiences will entail or if fans will be able to go digitally smoking with Harrison Ford or hooking up with Ryan Gosling - in character of course.
The news comes following the Oculus Connect developer conference in San Jose today where new features and models were announced including a wireless portable headset that features inside-out tracking and new features that keep frame rates consistently at 90fps.
Anthony Mackie ("Captain America: Civil War"), Danny Huston ("Wonder Woman") and Margaret Qualley ("The Leftovers") are set to star in the Mandalay Pictures and Netflix original sci-fi film "10" which will release globally on the streaming service in 2017.
The coming-of-age story follows Sam Walden (Qualley), a teenager surviving as one of the last people on an abandoned post-cataclysmic Earth. She races to find a cure for her poisoned home world before the last shuttle off the planet to the distant human space colony leaves her stranded.
Mackie plays Micah, a complicated and mysterious refugee on his way to the imminent shuttle launch who makes Sam question whether she can really alter Earth's fate.
Jonathan Helpert ("House of Time") will direct from an original script by Clay Jeter, Charles Spano, and Will Basanta. Jason Michael Berman and Laura Rister are producing and production begins this week in France.
Could be interesting.
Via: THR Anthony Mackie arrives for the European film premiere of 'Captain America: Civil War' at Vue Westfield on April 26, 2016 in London, England.
'Black Panther' Adds 'Ready Player One' Actress Letitia Wright
Newcomer Letitia Wright has joined Marvel's "Black Panther" starring Chadwick Boseman.
Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong'o, and Danai Gurira are also on board. "Creed" helmer Ryan Coogler will direct. Marvel had no comment on the casting.
Boseman will play T'Challa, the prince of the African nation of Wakanda, who must take over the throne after his father's murder. Marvel unveiled the character in "Captain America: Civil War" in May and his standalone film hits theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.
Wright's role is unknown at the time.
The rising star got her start on TV in the British series "Doctor Who," "Cucumber," and "Chasing Shadows," She recently landed a key role in Steven Spielberg's upcoming big-budget tentpole "Ready Player One," beating out dozens of young actresses to co-star opposite Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke.
"Ready Player One" bows on Mar. 30, 2018. Wright was most recently seen in Michael Caton-Jones' crime drama "Urban Hymn."
So in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", Alan Tudyk plays an Imperial robot named K-2SO who "starts off as a bad guy who joins the Rebellion after being reprogrammed to serve the good guys". Not only is K-2SO a distant cousin of Summer Glau's TOK715 in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles but I have the feeling that droid is going to steal the show, much like Cameron did in TSCC.
Date: Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016, 01:22 | Message # 524
Skarsgard, Wolff Join "The Kill Team"
Nat Wolff ("The Fault in Our Stars") and Alexander Skarsgard ("Battleship") are set to star in Dan Krauss' feature film adaptation of his documentary "The Kill Team" for Temple Hill Entertainment.
The true story tale follows a young American soldier trapped between his conscience and survival when members of his platoon carry out a murderous scheme in the wasteland of Southern Afghanistan.
Wolff will portray Specialist Adam Winfield, an ambitious young soldier, who falls under the spell of a charismatic new squad leader (Skarsgard). But when a young Afghan farmer is killed under murky circumstances, his admiration becomes increasingly tainted and he's soon dragged into a dangerous match of psychological warfare with his own brothers in arms.
Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey will produce. Pre-production is now underway.
On a side-note, I quite enjoyed (Skarsgard) in "The Legend of Tarzan" also "The Fault in Our Stars" is an exceptional movie, mind you be warned you'll need a box of tissues, a genuinely moving story.
Date: Saturday, 12 Nov 2016, 03:45 | Message # 525
Jessica Chastain Is "Painkiller Jane"
Jessica Chastain is set to both star in and produce a film adaptation of Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada's iconic graphic novel series "Painkiller Jane" for Lotus Entertainment and Solipsist Films.
Chastain will play Jane Vasko, a New York City street cop who gets recruited by the FBI to infiltrate a major NYC drug and human trafficking ring. In a near death experience, Jane develops regenerative abilities that give her a unique indestructible advantage.
With nothing to live for and no way to die, Painkiller Jane becomes an unstoppable force of nature seeking revenge to those who destroyed her life as she leaves a path of death and destruction in her wake.
Lenny Beckerman and Stephen L'Heureux will also produce.
This sounds like a pretty awesome movie, and she's a phenomenal actress.