Category Archives: Attachments (Film)

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

Dakota Johnson Joins Shia LaBeouf in “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” T-Bone Burnett to Produce Soundtrack

Dakota Johnson The Peanut Butter FalconNewcomer Zachary Gottsagen will co-star, as he lives with high-functioning Down syndrome and actually serves as the inspiration for the indie film.

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Jessica Chastain to Play “X-Men” Villain Empress Lilandra in “Dark Phoenix” as Core Mutants Return for Sequel

chastain-excerptSimon Kinberg will make his directorial debut with the comic book movie, which is bringing back James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence.

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Chris Colfer to Make Directorial Debut Adapting His “Land of Stories” at Fox

Chris Colfer ExcerptActor-turned-bestselling-author Chris Colfer has a big new project: adapting his own book The Land of Stories, which has been acquired by 20th Century Fox. Colfer will not only be penning the script, however, he’ll also be making his directorial debut.

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New Line Taps Isla Fisher as Latest Cast Member in Comedy “Tag”

Isla Fisher ExcerptIsla Fisher has joined the all-star cast of New Line’s upcoming comedy Tag, joining the likes of Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Rashida Jones, and Jon Hamm. The film is based on 2013 Wall Street Journal article.

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Michelle Monaghan Returning to “Mission: Impossible” Franchise in Next Installment

Mission Impossible 3 ExcerptAfter a brief appearance in Brad Bird’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Michelle Monaghan is set to reprise her role as Julia Meade in Mission: Impossible 6. Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie confirmed the casting on his Instagram account.

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O’Shea Jackson Jr., RJ Cyler to Star In Biopics of LSD-Loving Pitcher Dock Ellis, 2 Live Crew Frontman Luther Campbell

O'Shea Jackson Jr. and RJ Cyler Dock and The Book of LukeWritten by Joey Poach, Dock hails from producers David Permut, Jeff Kwatinetz and Ice Cube, who are currently searching for a director. Meanwhile, Craig A. Williams wrote The Book of Luke for Temple Hill.

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Zhang Ziyi Joins “Godzilla” Sequel and Legendary’s Monsterverse as Key Monarch Figure

Zhang Ziyi Godzilla 2 MonsterverseMichael Dougherty is directing the sequel, which will star Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford and Ken Watanabe.

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Melissa McCarthy to Make Musical Debut in Holiday Film “Margie Claus” for New Line

Melissa McCarthy ExcerptThe funny and talented Melissa McCarthy is crossing another film first off her list: the musical. The Tracking Board has confirmed she’s set to star in Margie Claus for New Line Cinema after they acquired the pitch from McCarthy and Ben Falcone, and co-writer Damon Jones.

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Forest Whitaker Joins Theo James in Netflix’s Action Thriller “How It Ends”

Forest Whitaker How It EndsThe story follows a young father who will stop at nothing to get home to his pregnant wife on the other side of the country following a mysterious apocalyptic event that turns the roads into mayhem.

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Bidding War Erupts Over Joel Edgerton’s Conversion Therapy Drama “Boy Erased” Starring Lucas Hedges

Joel Edgerton Boy ErasedBased on the memoir by Garrard Conley, Boy Erased is a provocative drama about a young gay man who is forced to undergo conversion therapy to “cure” his homosexuality.

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“Logan” Director James Mangold Sets New Film as “Disorder” Remake from Taylor Sheridan Script

James Mangold ExcerptAfter the financial and critical success of Logan, James Mangold is attached to direct Disorder, a remake of the 2015 French film from Sony and Escape Artists, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Taylor Sheridan wrote the script.

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Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan Re-Teaming for “Wrong Answer,” Ta-Nehisi Coates Penning the Script

Michael B Jordan and Ryan Coogler ExcerptFrequent collaborators Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan are re-teaming for a new movie, Wrong Answer, based on a 2014 The New Yorker article by Rachel Aviv with Ta-Nehisi Coates penning the adaptation.

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“Baywatch” Director Seth Gordon to Helm “Life in Rewind” Adaptation

Seth Gordon ExcerptAfter a less-than-great performance at the box office for his latest film, Baywatch director Seth Gordon is moving on to his next project. Middleton Media Group has tapped Gordon to helm their adaptation of Life in Rewind, based on the Terry Weible Murphy book.

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“Black Mirror” Up and Comer Hannah John-Kamen Lands Vital Role in “Ant-Man and the Wasp”

Hannah John Kamen ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed Hannah John-Kamen has been tapped for a key role in the upcoming sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp. Peyton Reed, who directed the first film, is back along with co-leads Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly.

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Jaume Collet-Serra to Direct “Waco” Movie Co-Written by Mark Boal for Annapurna

Jaume Collet-Serra Waco AnnapurnaAnnapurna will have to really up the star power to eclipse the Weinstein Company’s upcoming event series, and that starts with the role of David Koresh. Paul Dano or Shia LaBeouf would make for excellent casting, but so would Matthew Rhys or Billy Crudup.

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Universal Buys Workplace Comedy Pitch “24-7” for Kerry Washington, Eva Longoria to Star In and Produce

Kerry Washington Eva Longoria 24-7Plot details of Sarah Rothschild’s pitch are being kept under wraps, but the title sure sounds like it ups the ante on the 1980 workplace comedy 9 to 5.

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Steven Spielberg Pentagon Papers Pic Adds Bradley Whitford, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, and Others

pentagon-papers-excerptAlready toplined by awards season mainstays Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, the project at Fox has added Bradley Whitford, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Alison Brie, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Zach Woods.

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Jake Gyllenhaal to Produce and Star in World War II Drama “The Lost Airman” for Amazon

Jake Gyllenhaal ExcerptJake Gyllenhaal is set to produce and star in The Lost Airman for Amazon Studios, the Tracking Board has confirmed. The World War II project is based on the nn-fiction book by Seth Meyerowitz.

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X-Men Spinoff “New Mutants” Adds Newcomer Blu Hunt as Native American Telepath Moonstar

blu-hunt-new-mutants-excerptHunt, who is of Native American descent, will join the Twentieth Century Fox project that has been billed as a horror thriller. The genre bend to the movie is in line with how Logan had elements of a Western while Deadpool was an action-comedy that deconstructed the typical comic book movie.

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“Outlander” Star Sam Heughan to Join Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon in “The Spy Who Dumped Me”

Sam Heughan The Spy Who Dumped MeMcKinnon and Kunis will play best friends who become entangled in an international conspiracy once they discover that one of their ex-boyfriends was a spy. When he’s killed in the middle of a mission, they decide to take up the cause and finish it.

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“John Wick: Chapter 3” Taps Original Writer Derek Kolstad to Line Up New Victims for Keanu Reeves

John Wick ExcerptBasil Iwanyk is returning to produce Chapter 3, though plot details are being kept somewhere inside the Continental Hotel. It’s wise of Lionsgate to keep this creative team intact, because in Hollywood, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

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Carey Mulligan Set For Adaptation of Vietnam War Drama “On the Other Side”

mulligan-excerptAcademy Award-nominated actress Carrie Mulligan has been tapped to star in On the Other Side as Vietnam war correspondent Kate Webb. The film tells the true story of Webb, who was held in captivity by the Viet Cong for 23 days.

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Hailee Steinfeld in Talks to Star in “Transformers” Spinoff “Bumblebee”

Hailee Steinfeld BumblebeePlot details regarding the Bumblebee movie remain a secret, though the Oscar-nominated actress is expected to play a tomboy who works as a mechanic after school and inevitably crosses paths with the yellow-and-black Autobot.

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“Stranger Things” Star Charlie Heaton to Play Cannonball in “New Mutants”

Charlie Heaton New Mutants CannonballJosh Boone’s New Mutants will skew a bit darker than Fox’s other X-Men movies, as the studio aims to put a fresh spin on the superhero genre, similar to how Logan riffed on westerns and Deadpool deconstructed the genre.

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“Silicon Valley” Star Thomas Middleditch Joins “Godzilla: King of Monsters”

Thomas Middleditch ExcerptSilicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch is the latest actor to join the cast of Legendary and Warner Bros.’ Godzilla: King of Monsters, after voicing a small off-camera character in Kong: Skull Island.

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Adam Wingard to Direct “Godzilla vs. Kong” for Original “Death Note” Studio Warner Bros.

Adam Wingard Godzilla v KongWingard’s dark instincts should serve him well on Godzilla vs. Kong, which is slated for release on May 22, 2020. Plot details remain unknown, but expect the secret government organization Monarch to serve as a bridge between the two franchises.

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Rashida Jones to Join Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms in New Line Comedy “Tag” (Exclusive)

Rashida Jones TagJake Johnson, Hannibal Buress and Annabelle Wallis will co-star in the film, which follows a group of friends who have been playing a no-holds-barred version of the children’s game Tag for the last 30 years.

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Blake Lively to Star in and Exec Produce “The Husband’s Secret” from “Big Little Lies” Author

Blake Lively ExcerptBlake Lively is set to star in and executive produce CBS Films’ adaptation of The Husband’s Secret from Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty. This comes on the heels of HBO’s successful adaptation of Big Little Lies.

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Rosario Dawson in Talks to Join X-Men Universe in “New Mutants”

Rosario Dawson ExcerptDaredevil‘s Rosario Dawson is staying in the Marvel world. The actress is currently in talks to join Fox’s New Mutants alongside Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy.

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Gina Prince-Bythewood to Direct “Silver Sable and Black Cat” for Sony and Marvel

Gina Prince-Bythewood ExcerptSony and Marvel have tapped Gina Prince-Bythewood to direct Silver Sable and Black Cat, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Prince-Bythewood marks the first woman of color and the first woman to direct on her own for a Marvel film.

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