Category Archives: Attachments (Film)

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

Margot Robbie Circling Queen Elizabeth Role in “Mary Queen of Scots”

margot robbieSuicide Squad star Margot Robbie is in negotiations to portray Queen Elizabeth in Mary Queen of Scots. Saoirse Ronan will take on the title role in the project from Focus Features and Working Title.

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Callum Turner in Talks to Join Eddie Redmayne for “Fantastic Beasts 2”

callum turner excerptNewt Scamander’s brother is set to join the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with Callum Turner in talks for the role. The film will see Eddie Redmayne return to play Newt and will be joined by Jude Law as Dumbledore.

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James Wan to Produce Alexandre Aja’s Killer Thriller “Smart House” for Lionsgate

James Wan Smart HouseBased on an original idea by Wan, Smart House follows a family in the witness protection program who are placed in the custody of a state of the art, autonomous ‘smart house.’ When a group of assassins locates the family, the house goes into lethal defense mode to protect them.

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Clint Eastwood Hops From a Plane to a Train for His Next Film “The 15:17 to Paris”

Clint Eastwood The 15:17 to ParisThe film tells the true story of three Americans who thwarted a terrorist attack on a train traveling from Brussels to Paris. The heroic trio were lauded for their bravery, and their story was covered by the international press.

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Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon to Star in “Fahrenheit 451” Movie in the Works at HBO

Michael B Jordan Michael Shannon Fahrenheit 451 HBOOriginally published in 1953, Fahrenheit 451 is set in a future where books are outlawed and “firemen” burn any that are found, though intellectual curiosity gets the better of the protagonist, who begins stashing books away to see if he can learn anything from them.

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“Hamilton” Director Thomas Kail to Helm Female-Centric WWII Drama “Silver Wings” for Fox 2000

Thomas Kail ExcerptFox 2000 has acquired the rights to The Women with Silver Wings, a non-fiction account of female pilots in World War II by Katherine Sharp Landdeck. Hamilton director Thomas Kail has been tapped to helm the project, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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Will Smith Circling Live-Action “Aladdin” for Genie Role

will smithSuicide Squad star Will Smith is in talks to take on the Genie role in Aladdin, the live-action remake of Disney’s animated film, directed by Guy Ritchie. The beloved character was previously played by the late Robin Williams.

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Philip Gawthorne Tapped to Write Adaptation of “Chrononauts” Graphic Novel

chrononauts-excerptsThe long-gestating adaptation of Mark Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy’s graphic novel series Chrononauts has nabbed playwright and screenwriter Philip Gawthorne to tackle the bromantic tale of Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly, two scientific geniuses chosen to go on the world’s first time-travel experiment.

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Amy Pascal Acquiring “Avengers”-Esque Spec “Princesses” to Produce at Sony (Exclusive)

Amy Pascal PrincessesThe script is described as being similar to Marvel’s The Avengers, but with princesses from classic fairy tales instead of superheroes. It remains a mystery as to which princesses appear in the action-adventure tale, though they’re likely iconic characters that have been popularized by Disney, but are still in the public domain.

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“Captain Marvel” Lands Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck as Directors

Anna Boden Ryan Fleck ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that Mississippi Grind helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have been tapped to direct Captain Marvel for Disney and Marvel Studios.

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“Nightcrawler” Reunion Set as Riz Ahmed Joins Jake Gyllenhaal in “The Sisters Brothers”

Riz Ahmed The Sisters BrothersJoaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly star in the indie film, which follows two brothers, Eli and Charlie Sisters, who are hired to kill a prospector who has stolen from their boss.

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Jason Clarke Joins Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey for “Serenity”

Jason Clarke ExcerptAustralian actor Jason Clarke has been added to the cast of IM Global’s Serenity, joining Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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Inside Marvel Studios, from “Ragnarok” Casting News to Comic-Con and Everything Fit to Print In Between

Inside Marvel StudiosWant updates on Black Panther? Thor: Ragnarok? Captain Marvel? Ant-Man and the Wasp? Spider-Man: Homecoming? Avengers: Infinity War? We’ve got you covered…

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James Gunn Returns to Write and Direct “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” for Marvel

James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3Vol. 3 will conclude the Guardians trilogy and “help catapult both old and new Marvel characters into the next ten years and beyond,” Gunn wrote on Facebook.

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Gina Rodriguez to Voice “Carmen Sandiego” for Netflix as Two Movie Studios Battle for Her Next Slot (Exclusive)

Gina Rodriguez Carmen SandiegoThe deal comes as the Golden Globe-winning star of Jane the Virgin negotiates for the lead role in Sony’s remake of Miss Bala and 20th Century Fox’s comedy Fire Me.

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“Beauty and the Beast’s” Bill Condon in Early Talks to Direct “The Bride of Frankenstein” for Universal

Bill Condon The Bride of FrankensteinThough it would’ve been nice to see Universal add a female filmmaker to its Monsters Universe, especially given reports of this project’s feminist bent, it’s hard to argue with the selection of Condon, whose horror roots run deep.

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Kevin Hart to Star in Action Comedy “Night School,” Which Tim Story Will Direct for Universal

Kevin Hart Tim Story Night School UniversalThe story follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes as they study for the GED exam. It certainly sounds closer to Rodney Dangerfield’s Back to School than Billy Bob Thornton’s School for Scoundrels .

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Fede Alvarez to Direct “Labyrinth” Spinoff for TriStar

Labyrinth ExcerptThe untitled Labyrinth spinoff of Jim Henson’s 1986 cult classic has found its director in Fede Alvarez, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Jay Basu will write the script for the project, which is a co-production between TriStar and The Jim Henson Co.

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Sony Taps Shameik Moore of “The Get Down” to Voice Spider-Man with Liev Schreiber as Villain

Shameik Moore ExcerptFilmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller have found their Spider-Man and his villain in Sony’s upcoming untitled animated project. Shameik Moore will lend his voice to hero Miles Morales and Liev Schreiber will play the villain.

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Paramount Hires Original “Coming to America” Writers to Pen Sequel for Eddie Murphy (Exclusive)

Coming to America 2Kevin Misher is producing the sequel to John Landis’ classic comedy, which grossed an astounding $288 million worldwide back in 1988.

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Dolph Lundgren to Play King Nereus in “Aquaman” Opposite Jason Momoa

Dolph Lundgren AquamanThe Rocky IV star will play King Nereus, the ruler of the aquatic kingdom of Xebel, who claims Mera as his own and has it in for Momoa’s Aquaman.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Talks to Star in “The Man in the Rockefeller Suit”

Benedict Cumberbatch ExcerptDoctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch is in negotiations to star in the adaptation of The Man in the Rockefeller Suit for Fox Searchlight, based on the true story of the infamous Rockefeller imposter.

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Kathleen Robertson to Pen “The Possibilities” Adaptation for Jason Reitman

kathleen robertson excerptFox Searchlight’s adaptation of Kaui Hart Hemmings’ novel The Possibilities has attached Kathleen Robertson to write the script. Helen Estabrook and Jason Reitman will produce with Reitman also set to direct.

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Sarah Polley Is the Best Kind of Filmmaker to Adapt “The Best Kind of People”

Sarah Polley The Best Kind of PeopleZoe Whittall’s acclaimed novel follows a respected prep school teacher who is arrested for a sex crime — news that devastates his family, who become social pariahs as their community turns on them even though there are still questions surrounding his guilt.

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Sylvester Stallone Signs On for “Escape Plan 3” as Titus Welliver, UFC Champ Tyron Woodley Join “Part 2”

Escape Plan Sylvester StalloneDirector Steven C. Miller works lean and mean, regularly completing more than 150 camera set-ups a day. It’s that kind of efficiency behind the camera that explains why EFO is bringing him back to direct the third film. By sticking to a tight schedule, Miller helps the company keep production costs down.

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Josh Brolin to Play Cable in “Deadpool 2” and Beyond, Sources Confirm Before Ryan Reynolds

BrolinCable_ExcerptSources say Brad Pitt was reluctant to sign a multi-picture deal that called for as many as five films. Brolin’s deal is reportedly for four movies — an issue that was surely a point of contention during negotiations.

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Jude Law to Play Young Dumbledore in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Sequel

Jude Law ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that British actor Jude Law will be taking up the mantle of Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel.

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Brad Pitt to Star in James Gray’s Secretive Sci-Fi Movie “Ad Astra,” And We’ve Got New Plot Details

Brad Pitt Ad Astra Gray has been vague regarding plot details but it is known that Pitt will play Roy McBride, an Army Corps engineer who embarks on a mission across the galaxy to discover the truth about his father, who disappeared in space 20 years earlier while searching for signs of alien life. But there’s more to it than that…

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“Spectacular” Reunion in the Works, as Miles Teller Will Join Shailene Woodley in STX’s Survival Thriller “Adrift”

Miles Teller Shailene Woodley AdriftBaltasar Kormakur (Everest) is directing Adrift, which is based on a true story about a couple who set sail for Tahiti when a massive storm ruined their boat, leaving them stranded at sea roughly 1,500 miles from Hawaii.

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Dick Cheney Movie Coming Together With Christian Bale as Former VP, But at What Cost for New Paramount?

Christian Bale Dick CheneyCan the Dark Knight star open a political movie like this, and does it make financial sense for Paramount to move forward given its new creative mandate?

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