Category Archives: Attachments (Film)

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

Matt Damon Taps “The Dark Tower’s” Nikolaj Arcel to Direct “RFK” Movie for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

RFK BiopicRFK has been a longtime passion project of Damon’s, and the role could very well put him in the 2018 awards race, should the film debut before the end of next year.

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Jon Watts in Talks to Return for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” Sequel

Jon Watts ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that director Jon Watts is in talks with Sony and Marvel to return to helm Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, the currently untitled sequel slated for a July 5, 2019 release.

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Felicity Jones to Play Ruth Bader Ginsburg in “On the Basis of Sex,” Taking Over from Natalie Portman

Felicity Jones ExcerptBritish thespian Felicity Jones is stepping into the shoes of an iconic American figure: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the Mimi Leder-directed On the Basis of Sex.

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Steven Soderbergh, Claire Foy Team for Secret Movie Shot on iPhone (Exclusive)

Steven Soderbergh Claire Foy UnsaneEver since Bubble, Soderbergh has been more open to experimentation in both the production and distribution realms, so the idea that he has used his iPhone to shoot a secret movie with an up-and-coming actress isn’t as big a surprise as it might seem on the surface.

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Walton Goggins Joins Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” in Mysterious Role

Walton Goggins ExcerptMarvel is rounding out the cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp, tapping Walton Goggins for an undisclosed role in the sequel, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Peyton Reed returns to direct the follow-up to the 2015 feature.

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Darren Aronofsky to Direct Courtroom Drama Centered Around Artificial Intelligence for Paramount

Darren Aronofsky AI Courtroom DramaJoe Epstein wrote the script, and Aronofsky will produce under his Paramount-based Protozoa banner. The studio will release the director’s thriller mother! this fall.

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Warner Bros. to Release Pair of Mystery DCEU Movies in 2020

DC LogoDCEU titles that are currently without release dates include Suicide Squad 2, Wonder Woman 2, The Batman, The Flash, Shazam, Black Adam, Gotham City Sirens, Nightwing, Batgirl and Justice League Dark.

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“Game of Thrones” Scribe Vanessa Taylor to Rewrite Guy Ritchie’s “Aladdin” for Disney (Exclusive)

Vanessa Taylor AladdinHer feature credits include Divergent, Hope Springs and Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film The Shape of Water.

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Disney Moves “Mulan” to 2019 as “Nutcracker” Takes Its Place and “Dumbo” Gets a Date

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What Casting Drama? Disney’s “Aladdin” to Star Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

Mena Massoud AladdinThe rising stars join Will Smith, who will be playing the Genie. The studio will now turn its attention to casting the villainous Jafar and his henchman Iago.

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Pixar Sets New Movie Featuring Unicorns, Casts Taraji P. Henson in “Wreck-It Ralph 2”

Taraji P. Henson PixarThere’s also a new DisneyToons movie coming out on April 12, 2019 that looks like another Planes movie, but this one is set in space and is said to explore the future of aviation. 

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Katherine Waterston, Sunny Suljic to Star in Jonah Hill’s Directorial Debut “Mid-90s” (Exclusive)

Kat and Sunny Mid 90sThe lead role shouldn’t be too much of a stretch for Suljic, who just played a young skateboarder in Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, which co-stars Hill.

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Timothee Chalamet, Elle Fanning Eyed to Star in Woody Allen’s Next Movie (Exclusive)

Timothee Chalamet Elle Fanning Woody AllenFanning currently stars in Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, while Chalamet’s acclaimed Sundance drama Call Me by Your Name will hit theaters this fall.

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Leigh Janiak to Direct “Fear Street” Trilogy Based on R.L. Stine Books

Leigh Janiak Fear StreetSince making her directorial debut in 2014 with the well-received horror movie Honeymoon, Janiak has been busy developing a remake of The Craft at Sony.

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Shea Whigham in Negotiations to Join Ryan Gosling in Damien Chazelle’s “First Man” (Exclusive)

Shea Whigham First ManThe talented character actor is making a deal to play Gus Grissom, one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts.

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“Landline” Breakout Abby Quinn Joins “Transformers” Spinoff “Bumblebee”

Abby Quinn BumblebeeHailee Steinfeld and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. will play the two young leads in the film, which is expected to co-star Rachel Crow from Deidra & Laney Rob a Train.

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Lily James to Play a Young Meryl Streep in “Mamma Mia!” Sequel

Lily James ExcerptBaby Driver actor Lily James will be playing a young Donna in the sequel via flashbacks, the character whom Meryl Streep played in the original film and will reprise in the sequel as well.

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Blake Lively to Star in Spy Thriller “The Rhythm Section” From Producers of James Bond Franchise

Blake Lively Rhythm SectionLively will play Stephanie Patrick, whose family dies in a plane crash that should’ve claimed her life too. When she discovers the crash wasn’t an accident, she sets out to exact revenge, Jason Bourne-style.

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“Vegas Dave” Biopic In the Works About Star Sports Bettor Banned from Las Vegas Casinos (Exclusive)

Vegas DaveThe well-known sports bettor won $2.5 million when the Kansas City Royals won the 2015 World Series, and $2.3 million when the Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl in 2016.

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Rachel Crow in Talks for Key Role in “Transformers” Spinoff “Bumblebee” (Exclusive)

Rachel Crow BumblebeeHailee Steinfeld and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. will play the two young leads in the film, which Travis Knight is directing from a script by Christina Hodson.

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Why Jaume Collet-Serra Has Been the Right Director for “Suicide Squad 2” All Along

Jaume Collet-Serra Suicide Squad 2He’s a homegrown director for Warner Bros., where he made House of Wax, Orphan, Unknown and Run All Night. The studio also hired him to direct Akira at one point.

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Quentin Tarantino Courting Brad Pitt to Star in Charles Manson Movie

QT and Brad PittThe Oscar-winning filmmaker will no doubt put his own spin on the Manson family and its killing spree for his ninth movie.

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Clint Eastwood Flips the Script, Casts Real Life Heroes Instead of Actors in “The 15:17 to Paris”

Alexander Ludwig, Jeremie Harris, Kyle Gallner, Clint Eastwood MovieIt’s easier to sell three real heroes than three little-known actors, as it makes for a much sexier story, especially at a time when there seems to be more superheroes than real heroes on the big screen.

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John Oliver to Voice Zazu in Jon Favreau’s “Lion King” Remake at Disney

John Oliver The Lion KingIn the classic 1994 animated film, Zazu served as a key advisor to Mufasa, and later, his son Simba. The character was voiced by Rowan Atkinson.

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“Silence” Producer Brent Ryan Green to Direct “Teratorn” Spec Described as “Jaws” In the Sky

TeratornE. Niemi’s script follows a professor with a fear of heights who teams up with his ex-wife and estranged daughter to defeat an apex predator long thought extinct on a mountainous tropical island.

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“Moonlight” Director Barry Jenkins to Adapt “If Beale Street Could Talk” for Annapurna

barry jenkins excerptOscar-winner Barry Jenkins has set his first post-Moonlight feature film with an adaptation of If Beale Street Could Talk for Annapurna Pictures. The project is based on the novel by James Baldwin and has been an interest of Jenkins for years after he wrote the script in 2013.

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Horror Honcho Eli Roth to Produce “Extreme” Haunted House Movie “Haunt”

Eli Roth HauntSet on Halloween, the story follows a group of friends who get more than they bargained for when they enter a haunted house that preys on their deepest fears.

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Randall Park to Play SHIELD Agent Jimmy Woo in Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (Exclusive)

Randall Park Jimmy Woo AntMan 2Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will return to play the title characters, and they’ll be joined by Black Mirror actress Hannah John-Kamen, whose role remains a mystery.

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“Nurse Jackie” Alum Merritt Wever Joins Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis’ Next Movie (Exclusive)

Merritt Wever MarwencolBased on the documentary Marwencol, the film’s female-driven ensemble includes Leslie Mann, Janelle Monae, Diane Kruger, Gwendoline Christie and Eiza Gonzalez.

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Steve Buscemi Back With Adam Sandler for 13th Time in Netflix Comedy “The Week Of”

Sandman 200Production is set to start this summer on Long Island, and the film will premiere next year on Netflix.

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