Category Archives: Attachments

A place to find all film attachments (talent, writers, directors, etc).

Ralph Fiennes Announces Next Directing Project as Biopic of Russian Dancer Rudolf Nureyev

Ralph Fiennes ExcerptCoriolanus and The Invisible Woman director Ralph Fiennes has announced his newest directing project as THE WHITE CROW, a biopic based on the life of Soviet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. David Hare is adapting the script, which is based on Julie Kavanagh’s book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life.

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Donald Glover, James Earl Jones to Star in Jon Favreau’s “Lion King” Movie

Donald Glover James Earl Jones Lion KingJones voiced Mufasa in the original animated Lion King, while Glover continues his incredible year by landing the lead in this ambitious “reimagining.”

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“Annabelle 2” Director David F. Sandberg In Talks to Helm “Shazam”

sandberg-excerptThe gestating adaptation of the DC superhero Shazam is circling Annabelle 2 director David F. Sandberg to helm comic book movie at New Line Cinema. The movie will introduce the superhero to the DCEU, joining his Justice League comrades Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.

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Disney Veteran Angela Lansbury Joins Cast of “Mary Poppins Returns”

Angela Lansbury ExcerptThe latest casting announcement for the Disney sequel Mary Poppins Returns comes from within, as Mouse House veteran Angela Lansbury has been tapped for a role in the film, which is currently shooting at Shepperton Studios.

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“Straight Outta Compton” Writer Andrea Berloff to Adapt and Direct New Line’s Female Mob Film “The Kitchen”

The Kitchen ExcerptOscar-nominated writer Andrea Berloff has been tapped by New Line Cinema to adapt and direct The Kitchen, the Tracking Board has confirmed. This will be the directorial debut for Berloff.

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Jared Leto to Make Feature Directorial Debut With Crime Movie “77”

Jared Leto 77Law & Order maestro Dick Wolf is producing the Paramount project, which involves the kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst.

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“Newsroom” Scribe Matthew Lopez to Rewrite “Chaos Walking” Starring Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland (Exclusive)

Matthew Lopez Chaos WalkingDoug Liman will direct the YA movie, which is based on the first book in Patrick Ness’ best-selling trilogy.

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“Moonlight’s” Mahershala Ali Moving From Drug Dealer to Drug Drama “Triple Frontier”

Mahershala Ali Triple Frontier Director J.C. Chandor and writer-producer Mark Boal have recruited the Oscar-nominated actor for Paramount’s crime thriller.

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Niki Caro to Direct Disney’s “Mulan” Movie, Taking Her Out of Contention for “Captain Marvel”

Niki Caro MulanOriginal Wonder Woman director Michelle MacLaren and her eventual replacement, Patty Jenkins, were both reportedly considered for the gig, but Caro is the more thoughtful choice.

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Robert Downey Jr. Goes From Iron Man to Con-Man in Richard Linklater Movie Based on Podcast

robert-downey-jr-excerptMarvel superstar Robert Downey Jr. and indie film maestro Richard Linklater are teaming up for a yet-to-be-titled film based on an episode of the popular “Man of the People” podcast from Gimlet Media.

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Kyle Killen to Write R.L. Stine’s “Fear Street” Movie for Fox, Chernin (Exclusive)

Fear StreetThe big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series is just around the corner, as 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment have hired Kyle Killen to write the script.

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Oscar Isaac To Play a Double Agent in WWII Thriller “The Garbo Network”

isaac-excerptForce Awakens star Oscar Isaac will take a break from his X-wing piloting to play the real-life double agent Juan Pujol Garcia in the upcoming World War II thriller The Garbo Agent.

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Matt Reeves to Replace Ben Affleck as Director of “The Batman” — Why He’s the Perfect Choice

Matt Reeves The BatmanWarner Bros. is letting the right one into the Batcave.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Saddles Up For Indie Western “The Sisters Brothers”

jake-gyllenhaal-excerptThe Jacques Audiard-directed adaptation of Patrick deWitt’s The Sisters Brothers has added Jake Gyllenhaal to its A-list cast. The Academy Award-nominated actor will join the western noir starring Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly.

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Thandie Newton Joins “Han Solo” Movie, Adds Diversity to “Star Wars” Spinoff

Thandie Newton Star Wars She’s the first actress of color to land a key role in Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars spinoffs.

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From Marvel to Michael Jackson: “Thor: Ragnarok” Director Taika Waititi to Tackle “Bubbles”

Taika Waititi Bubbles The stop-motion animated feature follows the King of Pop’s pet chimp as he journeys through the jungle of human life and tries to make sense of the world.

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Coen Brothers Join “Scarface” Remake Starring Diego Luna, Director Search Narrows

Coens Brothers Scarface The Oscar-winning scribes have come on to polish the script as Universal narrows down its list of potential directors.

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“Halloween” Reboot Takes Shape With Danny McBride, David Gordon Green

Halloween 200 Kenny Powers gives you permission to freak out about this news!

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Mike Myers to Play His Own Comedy Mentor Del Close in New Movie “Del”

Del Close Mike MyersSometimes, in the world of comedy, the student surpasses the teacher. Other times, like this one, the student becomes the teacher. Thus, Mike Myers is set to play his own comedy mentor, Del Close, in an upcoming indie movie simply titled Del.

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Kerry Washington to Star in and Produce TriStar’s Adaptation of “The Perfect Mother”

kerry-washington-excerptIn a massive deal, TriStar has acquired the rights to Aimee Molloy’s thriller novel The Perfect MotherScandal star Kerry Washington is expected to star in and produce the film with her banner Simpson Street, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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Harriet (Mann) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA biopic of famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman, the American hero who escaped the shackles of slavery and subsequently helped free others from servitude through a channel of safe houses and secret routes known as the Underground Railroad.

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Jack Nicholson, Kristen Wiig to Star in “Toni Erdmann” Remake at Paramount

Jack Nicholson Kristen Wiig Toni ErdmannThose who feared that Jack Nicholson’s last film would be 2010’s forgettable How Do You Know? can rest easy, because’s Jack’s back, baby!

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Dwayne Johnson to Produce Wrestling Flick “Fighting with My Family” with Stephen Merchant Writing and Directing

<> on July 14, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida.Upcoming Baywatch star and former wrestler Dwayne Johnson is getting back into the ring — on screen, that is. He will executive produce and have a cameo in Fighting with My Family, a new film from writer-director Stephen Merchant.

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Sylvester Stallone’s “Escape Plan 2” Secures Director Steven C. Miller (Exclusive)

Escape Plan After working with Emmett/Furla/Oasis on three films, Steven C. Miller has been hired to direct the company’s Sylvester Stallone-starring sequel Escape Plan 2.

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“Sleight” Director JD Dillard Casts “The Flash” Star Kiersey Clemons in Horror Movie “Sweetheart”

kiersey-clemons-excerptJD Dillard’s Sleight was one of the best films I saw at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, so it comes as no surprise that Blumhouse is staying in business with the director on his follow-up film Sweetheart, which will star Kiersey Clemons (Dope).

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Ellen Burstyn to Make Directorial Debut at 84 with “Bathing Flo”

Ellen Burstyn ExcerptOscar-winning actor Ellen Burstyn is set to make her directorial debut at the age of 84 with the comedy Bathing Flo, to be produced and financed by QC Entertainment.

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Matthew McConaughey Learned Nothing From “Surfer Dude,” Will Star in Stoner Comedy “The Beach Bum”

Matthew McConaughey ExcerptHarmony Korine (Spring Breakers) is directing the indie movie, which is being produced by John Lesher (Birdman) and Steve Golin (Spotlight).

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“Trolls” Director Mike Mitchell Tapped for “LEGO Movie” Sequel

The LEGO Movie ExcerptThe LEGO Movie 2 has found its director in Mike Mitchell, who most recently helmed the DreamWorks animation feature Trolls, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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“Moana” Actor Temuera Morrison Eyed to Join “Aquaman” Cast

morrison-excerptThe cast of DC’s Aquaman is starting to take shape and Temuera Morrison is the latest name to be thrown into the mix. The actor, who recently voiced the patriarch in Disney’s Moana, is in talks for another fatherly role in the James Wan-directed adaptation of the popular comic book character.

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Natalie Portman Taps Mimi Leder to Direct Ruth Bader Ginsburg Movie “On the Basis of Sex”

Natalie Portman Nearly 20 years after directing 1998’s Deep Impact — which domestically, was the highest-grossing film ever directed by a woman at the time — Mimi Leder has been hired to direct Natalie Portman’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg drama On the Basis of Sex.

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