Category Archives: Attachments (Film)

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

Chris Columbus Adapting, Directing Video Game “Five Nights at Freddy’s” for Blumhouse

ColumbusFiveNightsThe popular mobile game has led to six video games, books and other merchandise that’s right in line with some of Columbus’ past work including Gremlins, Night at the Museum and the first two Harry Potter movies.

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Alicia Vikander, Morten Tyldum Join Together for “The Marsh King’s Daughter”

VikanderTyldumMarshKingThe 2017 novel by Karen Dionne would put the Oscar-winning Swedish actor in the role of a woman born from the union of her mother with the man who kidnapped her, and Vikander’s character decides to get revenge for their treatment.

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Metallica Frontman James Hetfield Reunites with Joe Berlinger for “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile”

jamesHetfieldThe singer of the influential rock band will be playing his first dramatic role, filling up the impressive cast that already includes Zac Efron, Lilly Collins and John Malkovich.

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Ansel Elgort and Zendaya Lead Brian Helgeland Crime-Thriller “Finest Kind”

GyllenhaalElgortZendaya30West and STXinternational are teaming to finance and handle international sales with STX distributing the film in the UK and Ireland and bringing it to the European Film Market in Berlin to seek out buyers. CAA and Endeavor Content are handling U.S. sales.

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Elisabeth Moss to Play Rose Kennedy in Ritesh Batra-Directed “A Letter from Rosemary Kennedy”

ElisabethMossRoseKennedyThis is the third project Moss has signed onto since winning the Emmy for her role on Hulu’s award-winning show. Emma Stone was originally attached to play the troubled eldest sister of John K. Kennedy.

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Angus Macfadyen Reprising “Braveheart” Character “Robert the Bruce” for New Historic Drama

MacFadyenRobertTheBruceCo-written by Macfadyen with Eric Belgau and directed by Richard Gray (Sugar Mountain), the cast will include Jared Harris, Patrick Fugit, Zach McGowan and more.

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Timothée Chalamet Playing Henry V in David Michôd’s Netflix Film “The King”

sundance-timothee-chalametBoth Chalamet and Michod are reuniting with Plan B Entertainment following previous films, while Michod’s directing his second movie for Netflix after 2016’s War Machine.

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“Phantom Thread” Star Vicky Krieps Joins “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”

VickyExcerptAlso starring is Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049) as Salander’s twin sister, and Claes Bang (The Square) as the villain.

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“Muppets,” “Flight of the Conchords” Director James Bobin Attached to “Action Man” Movie for Paramount Players

BobinActionManHasbro’s British counterpart to G.I. Joe is being developed by Robbins’ Paramount imprint that has been lining up many projects in the past year.

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Joaquin Phoenix in Talks to Play the Joker in Todd Phillips’ Villain Origin Story

<> on January 19, 2018 in Park City, Utah. Phoenix is in talks to play the Joker in an origin story of the iconic Batman villain. Phillips will direct as well as co-write the film with Scott Silver.

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Russell Brand Cast as Hitman in “Butterfingers”

RussellBrandGettyThe action-comedy directed by Barnaby Southcombe will begin production in the UK in July, and it will be brought to next week’s Berlin Film Festival to sell to potential distributors.

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Julianne Moore to star in “After the Wedding” Remake

JulianneExcerpt Bart Freundlich is set to write and direct the film that reimagines the two lead roles as women, creating a story of motherhood and family in New York.

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Armie Hammer to Star in Untitled Annapurna Thriller From “Under the Shadow” Director

Armie Hammer AnnapurnaIn other news, Babak Anvari is teaming with screenwriter Mary Laws (The Neon Demon, Preacher) on an elevated horror anthology for Annapurna Television and Two & Two Pictures, and that project has multiple bidders.

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Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Glen Keane Tapped to Direct “Over the Moon” for Pearl Studio, Netflix

GlenKeanePhotoThe animated musical adventure is set to debut on Netflix and in China theaters in 2020. Keane’s short Dear Basketball about Kobi Bryant is a current Oscar nominee.

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Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen and More Added to Robert Downey Jr.’s “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle”

BanderasSheenDolittleEmma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes and Tom Holland will provide their voices to some of the animals to which Downey’s title character will speak. Production will begin later this month in London to prepare for an April 2019 release date.

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Kate Bosworth, Alfred Molina Join Edward James Olmos’ “The Devil Has a Name”

BosworthMolinaThe dark comedy based on a true story has already begun filming in L.A. with Molina and Bosworth playing the CEO and director of an oil company responsible for poisoning the water on David Strathairn’s farm.

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Hilary Duff to Star in “The Haunting of Sharon Tate”

HilaryDuffExcerptThe Haunting in Connecticut helmer Daniel Farrans will write and direct the film that takes a look at the last days leading up to Tate’s murder from her perspective.

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Amber Heard Cast as Lead in Thriller “Run Away With Me”

AmberHeardGettyDirected by Fred Grivois from a screenplay by Matthew Ian Cirulnick, XYZ Films and Sentinel Pictures hoping to start production this fall.

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Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg Writing “Jumanji” Sequel for Sony

pinknerrosenbergjumanji2Once again produced by Matt Tolmach, this will be another attempt for a sequel to catch lightning in a bottle and recapture the magic that made the Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart adventure comedy such a huge worldwide hit.

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Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin & Gugu Mbatha-Raw Joining Edward Norton’s “Motherless Brooklyn”

WillisBaldwinGuguNorton has been trying to adapt Jonathan Lethem’s New York crime novel into a movie for over 15 years, and it’s now filming in New York.

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Willem Dafoe Signing On for Edward Norton’s Long-in-Development “Motherless Brooklyn”

DafoeNortonThe three-time Oscar nominee Dafoe will play the brother of a greedy developer who might be able to help Norton’s private eye solve the murder of his mentor.

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Adam Shankman Directing Taraji P. Henson in “What Men Want”

ShankmanHensonShankman recently directed the pilot for Step Up: High Water which premiered on YouTube Red and will likely follow this comedy with Disenchanted, the sequel to the Amy Addams musical for Disney.

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“Hunger Games” Writer Peter Craig Adapting M.A. Bennett Y.A. Novel “S.T.A.G.S.”

PeterCraigSTAGS2The author/screenwriter of Blood Father and co-writer of The Town and 12 Strong will adapt the novel that was just released earlier this week.

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Octavia Spencer to Reunite with “The Help” Director Tate Taylor on Blumhouse Thriller “Ma”

OctaviaExcerpt The film will be produced by Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, which has been on a hot streak with Happy Death Day, Split and Oscar-nominated Get Out.

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F. Gary Gray in Talks to Direct Sony’s Planned “Men in Black” Spin-Off

F Gary Gray ScarfaceThe director of Fate of the Furious and Straight Outta Compton is the frontrunner for the franchise reboot, which has already been scheduled for June 14, 2019.

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Michelle MacLaren to Direct Chris Pratt Action Movie “Cowboy Ninja Viking” for Universal

Michelle MacLaren Cowboy Ninja VikingPratt is also a producer on the film, and sources say he was a big part of the push for a female director on Cowboy Ninja Viking, as Jennifer Yuh Nelson was also a finalist for the action-heavy gig.

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Clint Eastwood Circling 90-Year-Old Drug Courier Tale “The Mule” at Warner Bros., Imperative (Exclusive)

Clint Eastwood The MuleLeo Sharp was an award-winning horticulturist and decorated WWII veteran known for his prized day lilies when he was busted for running drugs for Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, and sent to prison at the age of 90. He was transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan in his beat-up old pickup truck when he was arrested by the DEA.

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Bill Nighy, Chris Geere Join Legendary’s Live-Action “Detective Pikachu”

BillNighyChrisGeereRyan Reynolds, Ken Watanabe, Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton have already been cast in the first live-action film in the Pokémon franchise, which will be distributed by Universal everywhere but Japan.

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Emily Blunt Joins Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in Disney’s “Jungle Cruise”

EmilyBluntJungleCruiseThe Oscar-nominated actress is joining the Disney action-adventure based on the popular Walt Disney theme park attraction. Plans are to start production in Atlanta and Hawaii in May.

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Denzel Washington Might Direct “A Journal for Jordan,” Adapted by “Mudbound” Co-Writer Virgil Williams

WashigntonJournalforJordanThe newly Oscar-nominated screenwriter got his start on shows like ER and Criminal Minds, and it would be Washington’s first film as a director since the Oscar-nominated Fences if he commits to direct.

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