Category Archives: Film News

Black Label Media Picks Up Best-Seller “First Comes Love” from Emily Giffin

first-comes-love excerptBlack Label Media has picked up the film rights to First Comes Love, the latest New York Times best-seller from author Emily Giffin. Rachel Smith is overseeing the project for BLM.

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Patrick Wilson Boards Action Thriller “The Commuter” Starring Liam Neeson

patrick-wilson-excerptThe Hitchcockian-esque thriller The Commuter has added Patrick Wilson to its star-studded manifest which includes his Conjuring co-star Vera Farmiga as well as Liam Neeson.

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“Harry Potter” Scribe Steve Kloves and Scott Silver Tapped To Rewrite “White Boy Rick” For Darren Aronofsky, Studio 8 (EXCLUSIVE)

steve k excerptThe writer who helped bring Harry Potter to the big screen, Steve Kloves, and 8 Mile scribe Scott Silver have been brought on to rewrite White Boy Rick. The project comes from a spec by Logan and Noah Miller that was featured on the 2015 Hit List.

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“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” To Make Its World Premiere At The New York Film Festival

bill-lynns-excerptAng Lee’s adaptation of the Ben Fountain novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is set to have its world premiere at the 54th annual New York Film Festival on October 14. For everyone else who won’t be able to make it to New York for the fest, the feature will open in theaters in November.

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Jon Bernthal, Imogen Poots, And More Board Thriller “Sweet Virginia”

bernthal-poots-excerptThe cast of the Jamie Dagg-directed thriller Sweet Virginia is starting to take shape with an impressive roster of actors including Jon Bernthal, Imogen Poots, Christopher Abbott, Rosemarie Dewitt, and Odessa Young.

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POWER Review: “The Right Decision”

Power ExcerptIn this week’s episode of Power, Lobos is dead, Ghost has risen, and the show continues to build towards an unforgettable season finale.

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Michael Pena Tapped to Star in Horror Thriller “The Bringing”

Michael Pena ExcerptBased on the story of Elisa Lam, a woman who was found dead in a water tank on the roof of the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles, actor Michael Peña is attached to star in The Bringing. Frequent BBC director Jeremy Lovering is set to helm the thriller from Columbia Pictures.

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Mark Wahlberg Thriller “Home Invasion” Steals Director Patrick Hughes (EXCLUSIVE)

patrick-hughes excerptThe Expendables 3 helmer Patrick Hughes is set to direct Mark Wahlberg in the thriller Home Invasion for Paramount Pictures. The script comes from Aaron Guzikowski.

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John Cho, Parker Posey, And More Join Kogonada Drama “Columbus”

cho-posey-excerptSouth Korean director Kogonada has tapped John Cho and Parker Posey for his upcoming Indiana-set drama Columbus. The two are joined by Haley Lu Richardson, Michelle Forbes, and Rory Culkin.

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Sully — Official IMAX Trailer (Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, Aaron Eckhart)

sully-tom-hanksThe story of “Sully” Sullenberger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of his 155 passengers.

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Ben Affleck To Direct Adaptation of “Witness For The Prosecution”

ben-affleck-excerptAgatha Christie’s short story and play, Witness For the Prosecution is set to hit the big screen with Ben Affleck attached to direct and star. This marks the second movie adaptation of Christie’s story. The first iteration was made in 1957 and was directed by Billy Wilder and starred Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, and Charles Laughton.

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Robert Rodriguez Developing Horror Feature “Blood” with Bold Films

141476-robert-rodriguezFlorida-set horror film Blood is in the works with Robert Rodriguez and Bold Films. Jeff Buhler has been brought on to write the script, working off previous drafts from Misha Green.

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Justin Lin to Produce Mob Movie from “American Ultra” Director Nima Nourizadeh (EXCLUSIVE)

Justin Lin Nima Nourizadeh ExcerptComing off directing Star Trek Beyond, Justin Lin and his production company Perfect Storm Entertainment are set to produce Revenge at a Wedding, a new dark comedy helmed by Nima Nourizadeh.

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Tali Shalom Ezer to Direct Ellen Page & Kate Mara in “Mercy”

ellen-pageIsraeli filmmaker Tali Shalom Ezer is set to helm Mercy, starring Ellen Page and Kate Mara as lovers-at-odds. The film also stars Amy Seimetz, Pablo Schreiber, and Elias Koteas.

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Jared Leto Rounds Out Cast Of The “Blade Runner” Sequel

jared-leto-excerptDenis Villeneuve’s simmering Untitled Blade Runner Sequel has added a “joker” to the cast. Jared Leto is the latest (and last) actor to be added to the all-star cast of the follow-up to the 1982 Ridley Scott sci-fi classic.

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Taylor Kitsch Joins Michael Keaton In “American Assassin”

Taylor-Kitsch-excerptFriday Night Lights alum Taylor Kitsch has been tapped for the CBS Films and Lionsgate’s big screen adaptation of American Assassin. Kitsch is set to join Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton in the pic based on the bestselling novel by Vince Flynn.

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Exclusive Footage Of “Hidden Figures,” “Black Mirror” & “Transparent” Episodes To Premiere At Toronto International Film Festival

hidden-figures-excerptIt seems that the 41st annual Toronto International Film Festival can’t stop announcing amazing additions to their program — which is already incredibly robust to begin with. The festival will present a first look at Hidden Figures as well as episodes from critically acclaimed television series Black Mirror and Transparent.

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20th Century Fox Acquires Rights to Donner Party Book Proposal “The Hunger”

20th Century Fox20th Century Fox acquires the rights to book proposal The Hunger, a riff on the Donner Party tale with a zombie twist. The film will be written and directed by Luke Scott.

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Jennifer Carpenter Joins Vince Vaughn For “Brawl In Cell Block 99”

jennifer-carpenter-excerptFormer Dexter star Jennifer Carpenter has signed on to star opposite Vince Vaughn in the indie thriller Brawl in Cell Block 99. Bone Tomahawk scribe and Hit List alum S. Craig Zahler is set to direct from his own script.

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“Pacific Rim” Actor Rob Kazinsky and Maggie Lawson Join New Film “Spivak” (EXCLUSIVE)

Rob Kazinsky ExcerptFrom the minds of Pumpkin directors Adam Larson Broder and Tony R. Abrams comes a brand new feature film, Spivak, which has found its first two cast members in actors Rob Kazinsky and Maggie Lawson. The film is in production at BN Films and Super Crispy Entertainment, with Broder and Abrams set to both write and direct.

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Trio of Actors Join Whitney Cummings in “The Female Brain”

jamesWhitney Cummings-starrer The Female Brain has added James Marsden, Lucy Punch, and Toby Kebbell. They join previously Sofia Vergara in the comedy based on the book by Louann Brizendine.

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Fox Searchlight Lands Ridley Scott-Produced “The Aftermath” With Keira Knightley & Alexander Skarsgard

the aftermath excerptIn a competitive situation, Fox Searchlight has won The Aftermath, the adaptation of the 2013 novel by Rhidian Brook. Ridley Scott is producing, with Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgard in talks to star.

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Leslie Odom Jr. May Board “Murder on the Orient Express” from Kenneth Branagh

Leslie Odom Jr ExcerptHaving successfully stepped away from Hamilton with a Tony Award under his belt, Leslie Odom, Jr. is currently in talks to join Murder on the Orient Express, a new film adaptation of the classic 1934 Agatha Christie story. Thespian Kenneth Branagh is helming the remake, as well as starring as detective Hercule Poirot.

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Ray Fisher Set To Appear in “The Flash” As Cyborg

ray-fisher-excerptAs DC Entertainment walks away from the polarizing remnants of Suicide Squad, they continue to forge ahead with their slate of movies including The Flash, which will include an appearance from the seldom seen hero Cyborg played by Ryan Fisher.

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THE GET DOWN Review: Episodes 4-6

The Get Down ExcerptThe Get Down delivers one spectacular scene at the end of its last episode. Unfortunately, it’s too little, too late as the show wastes too much of the viewers’ time.

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Nicole Perlman And Alex Hirsch In Talks To Pen “POKÉMON” Movie “Detective Pikachu” For Legendary

nic gravi excerptGuardians of the Galaxy scribe Nicole Perlman and Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch are in talks to write the live-action Pokemonmovie for Legendary Pictures with the first feature in what is expected to be a franchise centered on the character of ‘Detective Pikachu’.

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Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman Option Film Rights for “Truly Madly Guilty”

Nicole Kidman Reese Witherspoon ExcerptActors Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are teaming up with their production companies, Pacific Standard and Blossom Films, respectively, to develop Truly Madly Guilty. They have optioned the film rights for the novel by Australian author Liane Moriarty.

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Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly to Bring Comedy Spin to “Sherlock Holmes”

will-ferrell-john-c-reillyComedy cohorts Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are reuniting for Etan Cohen’s Holmes & Watson. The laffer is inspired by the infamous tales penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that follow Sherlock Holmes.

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Lady Gaga Confirmed For Bradley Cooper Directorial Debut “A Star Is Born” At Warner Bros.

lady-gaga-performance-mirrors-billboard-650It’s official: Lady Gaga will star opposite Bradley Cooper in Cooper’s remake of the classic film about an aspiring Hollywood actress and the fading movie star who helps launch her career.

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20th Century Fox Gets A “Clue” And Will Produce Classic Board Game Remake With Hasbro (EXCLUSIVE)

clue excerpt

The long-in-development Clue remake from Hasbro has landed at 20th Century Fox. The story is expected to move out of the parlor and make it a game of “worldwide mystery” with action-adventure elements.

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