Author Archives: Jeff Sneider
Jim Orr will take over Carpou’s post, while Peter Levinsohn will take on an expanded role at the studio, which is having a strong year thanks to microbudget hits such as Split and Get Out.
One intriguing potential replacement would be Patty Jenkins, who still hasn’t closed her deal to direct Wonder Woman 2. It sure would be interesting if she handed that superhero sequel off to someone else to make Star Wars history as the franchise’s first female filmmaker.
Scott Cooper directed the film, which co-stars Rosamund Pike, Ben Foster, Jesse Plemons, Rory Cochrane, Stephen Lang, Timothee Chalamet, Adam Beach, Bill Camp, Q’orianka Kilcher and Peter Mullan.
Set in the near future, the sci-fi drama follows an artificially intelligent robot who decides to propose to his human girlfriend. However, a series of events show him just how unequal he still is in society, and hint at a coming revolution amongst those like him.
CAA and WME signed a trio of up-and-coming actresses in Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time), Grace Van Patten (Tramps) and Letitia Wright, the latter of whom will be seen in Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Ready Player One and the fourth season of Black Mirror.
The guys also discuss the likelihood of Ben Affleck directing the war movie Red Platoon for Sony, Drew Goddard’s starry cast for Bad Times at the El Royale, and the Brawl in Cell Block 99 trailer featuring Vince Vaughn beating up a car.
While it’s a bit unclear whether Jason Momoa and Corin Hardy remain attached to respectively star in and direct the film, insiders suggest both men are still part of the studio’s plan, as both are on the rise.
One of the programmers of TIFF’s Midnight Madness is quoted as saying the film is “absolutely deranged,” and judging from Vaughn’s transformative turn here, it seems hard to argue.
Last year’s crop of acting nominees featured seven performers of color, but expect a regression on the diversity front this year even though Denzel Washington seems like a shoo-in for Roman Israel, Esq.
James Van Der Beek, Orlando Jones, Nat Wolff, Mae Whitman, Philip Baker Hall, Keir Gilchrist, Meloni Diaz, Karan Soni, Tony Todd and Jay Duplass are among the actors who have appeared in the first season of the show.
Talia Gonzalez, David Hoffman and T.A. Snyder share their experience in terms of entering competitions and working as professional writers, and they also offer great insight into writer room dynamics.
Upcoming releases from WB and New Line include It (Sept. 8), Ninjago (Sept. 22), Blade Runner 2049 (Oct. 6), Geostorm (Oct. 20), Justice League (Nov. 17) and Bastards (Dec. 22).
The untitled project follows a rookie African-American female cop whose body cam records her fellow Detroit police officers murdering several drug dealers. Her colleagues hunt her down in order to destroy the incriminating footage, while the dealers’ gang comes after her too, demanding answers.