Category Archives: Attachments (Film)

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

Cate Blanchett in Talks to Join Jack Black in Eli Roth’s “The House With a Clock In Its Walls”

Cate BlanchettThe two-time Oscar winner would play a witch in the film, which Supernatural creator Eric Kripke is adapting from the 1973 gothic horror novel by John Bellairs.

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Jennifer Aniston to Star in Raunchy Suburban Comedy From “My Blind Brother” Filmmaker

Jennifer Aniston DumplinThe “Friends” alum will play one half of an over-scheduled, over-burdened suburban couple who go to great lengths to try to recapture the fun of their youth.

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“Dear White People” Creator Justin Simien to Direct “Bad Hair,” a “Love Letter to Black Women”

Justin Simien Bad HairThe horror satire follows an ambitious young woman who gets a weave in order to survive the image-obsessed world of music television. Her professional success comes at a higher cost than anticipated, however, when she discovers that her new hair may have a mind of its own.

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Sanaa Lathan, Haifaa Al-Mansour Team for “Nappily Ever After” Movie at Netflix

Nappily Ever AfterThe project actually doubles as a reunion of sorts between Lathan and screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood, who previously worked together on Love & Basketball.

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Tom Holland to Spy on Nazis in “Spider-Man” Producer’s WWII Drama “Beneath a Scarlet Sky”

Beneath a Scarlet SkyAverie Huffine, a creative executive at Pascal Pictures, found the book and will shepherd the project for the company, which is currently producing Steven Spielberg’s surefire awards contender The Papers starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.

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“License to Drive” Remake In the Works Featuring Female Leads, “Superbad” Tone

License to DriveThe original 1988 comedy starred the late Corey Haim as a teen who takes his grandfather’s prized 1972 Cadillac out for a night on the town with his friend (Corey Feldman) — despite the fact that he failed his driver’s test. The joyride leads to all kinds of trouble, including a messy encounter with a young Heather Graham.

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Geneva Robertson-Dworet Brought in for “Captain Marvel” Rewrites

captainmarvelexcerptWith Mississippi Grind directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck on board to direct Marvel Studios’ March 2019 release and Brie Larson starring, a new writer was bound to be brought in for rewrites.

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Brad Garrett to Voice Eeyore in Disney’s “Christopher Robin” Movie Starring Ewan McGregor

Brad Garrett Eeyore Winnie the PoohJim Cummings will return to voice Winnie the Pooh, while Mark Gatiss, who plays Mycroft Holmes on the hit BBC series Sherlock, will play the boss of the title character.

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“Scream” Star Jamie Kennedy Joins Brad Pitt in James Gray’s “Ad Astra”

jamiekennedyexcerptAfter nearly a decade of lower profile projects, the actor and comedian, who starred in Son of the Mask and Malibu’s Most Wanted, returns to the big screen with a number of roles in prominent feature films.

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Paramount Pictures Has Come Out Ahead in the Deal for DiCaprio’s “Leonardo da Vinci” Movie

Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo Da VinciUniversal is believed to have made a very strong offer for the project, but Paramount is well within its right to match it under the terms of its deal with Appian Way. The only reason Paramount wouldn’t come away from this book battle victorious is if its war chest is running low — which it very well could be following a failed financing deal with China’s Huahua Media.

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Donald Sutherland Joins Brad Pitt in James Gray’s Sci-Fi Movie “Ad Astra”

donaldexcerptThe multiple Golden Globe-winning actor, who has yet to convert those awards to an Oscar, will be joining Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones and recently announced Oscar-nominee Ruth Negga in the outer space adventure from Gray and the team behind 12 Years a Slave.

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The Russo Brothers Launch Production Company with Morten Tyldum-Directed “Exit West”

russostyldumexcerptThe filmmakers behind two Captain America movies and the two upcoming Avengers films will team with the Oscar-nominated director of The Imitation Game for an adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s acclaimed novel.

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Gillian Jacobs Eyed to Star in Morgan Neville’s “A Beautiful Game” (Exclusive)

Gillian Jacobs A Beautiful GameDescribed as being similar to Election in tone, A Beautiful Game is a coming-of-age story about a high school soccer star who develops a relationship with a teacher (Jacobs) in the days leading up to an important game.

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Nick Jonas Joins Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley in Doug Liman’s “Chaos Walking”

nickjonasexcerptThe former Jonas Brother and successful solo artist continues to make his foray into acting with a role in the post-apocalyptic thriller, based on Patrick Ness’ Y.A. trilogy. Jonas will play the son of Mads Mikkelson’s army leader, who is also the film’s primary bad guy.

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“Rogue One” Star Riz Ahmed in Talks to Join Tom Hardy in “Venom” as Popular Marvel Character

Riz Ahmed VenomAhmed is a bit of a… chameleon, and we’ve been fans ever since we saw him go toe-to-toe with Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler.

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“Deadpool’s” Tim Miller to Direct Cyberpunk Classic “Neuromancer” for 20th Century Fox

Tim Miller NeuromancerSimon Kinberg is producing the adaptation of William Gibson’s landmark novel, and the studio will soon hire a screenwriter to adapt the book.

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Chad Hartigan to Direct Sci-Fi Romance “Departure” for Good Universe (Exclusive)

Chad Hartigan DepartureWritten by Billy Ray, the story follows a man as he investigates how a 727 suddenly vanished into thin air, and then reappeared in the exact same spot just 10 minutes later. The investigation soon becomes personal for him.

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Melissa McCarthy to Play One of Boston’s First Female Cops in New Line Drama

Melissa Mccarthy excerptMcCarthy is no stranger to playing a Boston cop, having starred in The Heat opposite Sandra Bullock. Of course, that was a comedic take on law enforcement, while this project will allow McCarthy to flaunt the dramatic chops she showed in St. Vincent.

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Milla Jovovich Joins “Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen” as Titular Villain

bloodqueenexcerptThe star of the Resident Evil series will play the Blood Queen alongside Stranger Things star David Harbour in Neil Marshall’s reboot of Mike Mignola’s comic book character.

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Selena Gomez Joins Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning in New Woody Allen Movie

Selena Gomez Woody AllenGomez’s feature credits include Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, William H. Macy’s Rudderless, Rob Burnett’s The Fundamentals of Caring and James Franco’s In Dubious Battle.

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Jennifer Garner and STXfilms In Talks For Pierre Morel Revenge Thriller “Peppermint”

garnerxcerptThe new revenge thriller from the director of Taken and written by Chad St. John will be produced by Lakeshore Entertainment and STXfilms is in talk to release worldwide.

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Nicole Kidman in Talks to Star in Karyn Kusama’s Crime Thriller “Destroyer” (Exclusive)

Nicole Kidman DestroyerPlot details remain vague, but it’s known that Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi wrote the script and are producing with Kusama, with whom they previously worked on The Invitation and Aeon Flux.

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“Preacher” Duo Ruth Negga, Noah Taylor Join Brad Pitt, Dwayne Johnson Movies

taylorneggaexcerptNegga joins Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones in James Gray’s space epic Ad Astra, while Taylor joins “The Rock” in Rawson Marshall Thurber’s Skyscraper.

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“Luke Cage” Star Alfre Woodard to Voice Simba’s Mom in “Lion King” Remake

Alfre Woodard The Lion KingJohn Kani (Black Panther’s father in Captain America: Civil War) will voice Rafiki, while Beyoncé is still believed to be Disney’s top choice for Nala.

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Todd Haynes To Tackle the Velvet Underground in New Documentary

velvetundergroundexcerptAfter taking on fictionalized versions of Dylan, Bowie and Iggy Pop in his narrative features, I’m Not There and Velvet Goldmine, the popular auteur will explore Lou Reed’s influential early band in a non-fiction setting.

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Disney’s “Aladdin” Remake Finds Its Jafar as “SNL” Alum Nasim Pedrad Also Joins Cast as New Character

Jafar AladdinNewcomer Mena Massoud is set to play Aladdin, while Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) will play Jasmine. They’ll be joined by Will Smith, who will play the wish-granting genie.

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“Transparent” Director Nisha Ganatra Takes Over Mindy Kaling’s “Late Night”

ganatrakalingexcerptPaul Feig originally intended to direct Mindy Kaling’s movie project for Fox 2000 but had to leave due to scheduling conflicts, opening the director’s chair for the busy Canadian-born TV director, who previously worked with Kaling on The Mindy Project.

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“The Hateful Eight’s” Demián Bichir to Play Tom Holland’s Father in “Chaos Walking”

Demian Bichir Chaos WalkingDoug Liman is directing Lionsgate’s adaptation of Patrick Ness’ bestselling YA novel, which will co-star Daisy Ridley and Mads Mikkelsen.

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“This is Us” Scribe to Write Biopic About Civil Rights Activist Angela Davis

angela-davisDope producer Nina Yang Bongiovi and Sidra Smith are producing, while Forest Whitaker is executive producing along with Davis for Lionsgate.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor in Talks to Voice Scar in Disney’s Live-Action “Lion King” Remake

Chiwetel Ejiofor Lion KingThere’s still no word on the voices of Rafiki or Nala, though Beyoncé is still believed to be Disney’s top choice for the latter character.

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