Category Archives: Attachments (Film)

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

“The Big Sick” Director Michael Showalter Tapped for Chastain-Spencer Holiday Comedy

showalterTNMichael Showalter, fresh off his 2017 independent hit, has been tapped to direct Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer in their untitled holiday comedy for Universal.

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“Fresh Off the Boat” Showrunner Nahnatchka Khan Directing Netflix Rom-Com Starring Randall Park, Ali Wong

NahnatchkaKhanParkWongThe trio have been working on the ABC sitcom, Wong as a writer and Park as the star, with it already being renewed for a fourth season. Plans are to make the Netflix film during the summer break.

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Joel Edgerton Joins Timothée Chalamet in David Michod’s Shakespearean “The King”

EdgertonChalametBased on the Shakespeare plays Henry IV and Henry V, this will be the third collaboration between Edgerton and Michơd since first teaming for 2010’s Animal Kingdom.

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Kyra Sedgwick, Jeffrey Donovan Join Berk and Olsen’s Comedic Thriller “Villains”

SedgwickDonovanVillainsBill Skarsgård and Maika Monroe play amateur criminals who break into a suburban home to discover the dark secret of the homeowners, whom Sedgwick and Donovan will play.

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“Taken” Director Pierre Morel, “The Square” Breakout Star Claes Bang Teaming for Sci-Fi Thriller “The New Mrs. Keller”

PIerreMorelClaesBangMorel is reteaming with Lakeshore Entertainment, who produced his upcoming action film Peppermint starring Jennifer Garner, which will be released by STXfilms on Sept. 7.

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Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough in Talks for Netflix Noir Thriller “The Earthquake Bird”

AliciaVikanderRileyKeoughSusanna Jones’ award-winning novel was initially set-up at Amazon Studios, but Netflix comes on board with hopes to start filming the Japan-based story in May.

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“Thor: Ragnarok” Reunion In the Works as Tessa Thompson Joins Chris Hemsworth in “MIB” Spinoff

MIB Spinoff ThorKeep in mind that while the original MIB was a two-hander starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, the spinoff is being designed as an ensemble piece that is more global in nature, so there’s more casting to come, and sources aren’t necessarily describing Thompson as the co-lead of this film.

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Dakota Johnson & Zazie Beetz Join Armie Hammer Thriller

DakotaExcerptThe film follows a New Orleans bartender (Hammer) whose life begins to unravel after a series of disturbing and unexplainable events transpire when he picks up a phone left behind at his bar.

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Amy Poehler Making Feature Directorial Debut with Netflix Comedy “Wine Country”

Written by SNL vets Emily Spivey and Liz Cackowski, the film will co-star Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph and of course, Tina Fey. As the title suggests, it involves a trip to Napa, California.

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“Insecure” Star Natasha Rothwell to Write Amnesia Comedy “Bridal Recall” for Paramount

Natasha RothwellThe story follows a woman who wakes up with amnesia, only to discover it’s her wedding day. She has to remember who she is, figure out who she’s marrying, and decide whether to go through with the ceremony.

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Kumail Nanjiani to Join Dave Bautista in Fox’s Action Comedy “Stuber”

Kumail NanjianiNanjiani will play a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu who picks up a grizzled cop (Bautista) and gets sucked into his hunt for a vicious killer. Can he survive the chase and keep his five-star rating intact?

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Michael B. Jordan to Produce WWII Drama “The Liberators” for Warner Bros.; Will Studio Adopt Inclusion Rider?

Michael B. Jordan A Bittersweet LifeThe studio has picked up the spec from Madison Turner and set Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell of Safehouse Pictures to produce alongside Jordan’s Outlier Society.

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“LEGO Ninjago” Director Charlie Bean Signs Up for Live Action “Lady and the Tramp”

CharlieBeanLadyandTrampThe CG/live-action hybrid based on the Disney animated classic from 1955 is being produced for Disney’s new digital service.

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Fresh Off “The Irishman,” Gino Cafarelli Joins Tom Hardy in Al Capone Movie “Fonzo” (Exclusive)

Gino FonzoJosh Trank (Chronicle) is writing and directing the film, which co-stars Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon and Kyle MacLachlan as Capone’s wife, his best friend and his doctor, respectively.

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Mark Ruffalo, Kumail Nanjiani in Talks to Star in Annapurna Drama “The True American” (Exclusive)

True AmericanKathryn Bigelow was previously set to direct the film, which once had Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed attached to star. Bigelow is now producing alongside Annapurna’s Megan Ellison and Matthew Budman, as well as director Pablo Larrain’s producing partner Juan de Dios Larraín.

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“Handmaid’s Tale” Star Elisabeth Moss Joins Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish in “The Kitchen”

Elisabeth Moss ExcerptAndrea Berloff is directing the crime drama from her own screenplay, which is based on the DC/Vertigo comic book series of the same name.

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“Star Wars” Hero Oscar Isaac Joins J.C. Chandor’s “Triple Frontier” as Ben Affleck Returns and Filming Begins

OscarIsaacGettyIsaac joins Affleck, who has returned to the project after departing last year, as well as Charlie Hunnam and Garret Hedlund. Netflix will release the film sometime in 2019.

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MacLachlan, Dillon, Cardellini and Narducci Join Tom Hardy in Al Capone Biopic “Fonzo”

FonzoCastingWritten and directed by Josh Trank (Fantastic Four), the film will cover Capone’s later years when he was suffering from dementia while in prison.

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Lucas Hedges in Talks to Join Shia LaBeouf in Indie Movie “Honey Boy” (Exclusive)

Lucas Hedges Honey BoyAlma Har’el (Bombay Beach) is directing the movie, which is based on LaBeouf’s childhood and his explosive relationship with his father, an ex-con and recovering drug addict.

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“Moonlight” Star Ashton Sanders to Play Bigger Thomas in A24’s “Native Son” Movie

Native SonRichard Wright’s celebrated novel emphasizes the systemic inevitability behind Bigger’s crimes, and the protagonist’s lawyer argues that his client cannot escape his destiny, as he’s a product of a society that has told him since birth who, exactly, he is supposed to be.

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“Stranger Things,” “Annabelle” Producers Team for Coming-of-Age Slasher Movie at Netflix

There's Someone Inside Your HouseBased on the bestselling novel by Stephanie Perkins, the Nebraska-set story follows a young girl whose high school friends begin to die in a series of gruesome murders.

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Ridley Scott in Talks to Direct Spy Thriller “Queen & Country” for Fox

Ridley Scott ExcerptEllen Page was once attached to star in the adaptation of Greg Rucka’s award-winning graphic novel, which follows a British female intelligence agent who is used as bait to lure the mastermind behind a terrorist attack in London out of hiding.

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Ava DuVernay to Direct “The New Gods” for WB and DC, But Is This Where We Saw Her Career Going?

Ava DuVernay ExcerptThis seems like the kind of superhero movie that could be made by anyone, not material that’s crying out to be turned into an Ava DuVernay movie — whatever that means, these days.

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“Luke Cage’s” Mike Colter Joins Joyce Smith’s “The Impossible” for Fox 2000

MikeColterTheImpossibleChrissy Metz stars in the faith-based drama directed by Roxann Dawson based on Smith’s story about saving her 14-year-old son through prayer after he was declared dead after falling through ice.

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“Logan” Co-Writer Scott Frank Reunites with James Mangold for Don Winslow’s “The Force”

FrankMangoldTheForceFrank and Mangold recently shared an Oscar nomination with Michael Green for their work on the Fox superhero blockbuster retiring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.

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“Belle” Director Amma Asante Helming Thriller “The Billion Dollar Spy” for Walden Media

AmmaAsanteBillionDollarSpyThe British director of Belle and A United Kingdom has been honored with many awards including an MBE from the Queen of England.

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Danny Boyle Confirms He’s Attached to Write & Direct Bond 25

dannyExcerptBoyle broke the news Wednesday night at a special screening in New York for his new FX series Trust.

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Demián Bichir, Andrea Riseborough Cast in Sony’s New Take on “The Grudge”

TheGrudgeCastingThe reboot of the Japanese horror hit will be written and directed by Nicolas Pesce, whose Eyes of my Mother was a disturbing and chilling debut that received quite a bit of critical acclaim.

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Jordan Peele & Keegan-Michael Key Reunite for Stop-Motion Feature “Wendell & Wild” at Netflix

key and peeleAcademy Award nominee Henry Selick is set to direct. Selick previously directed the stop-motion animated films Coraline and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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Kristen Stewart to Play Icon Jean Seberg in Political Thriller “Against All Enemies”

KristenExcerpt The timely political thriller tells the story inspired by true events about the Breathless actress who in the late 1960s was targeted by the illegal FBI surveillance program COINTELPRO.

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