Category Archives: Attachments (Film)

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

Radio Silence to Direct Genre Film “Family Ritual” for Fox Searchlight (Exclusive)

Radio Silence Family RitualPlot details remain under wraps, but sources say the script was written by Guy Busick and Ryan Murphy, and describe it as being in the vein of Jordan Peele’s hit Get Out.

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“Casino Royale” Director Martin Campbell Taking on “The Treasure of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves”

campbellalibabaTNSix years after the relative failure of his Green Lantern movie for Warner Bros., the director of two James Bond movies and the upcoming The Foreigner with Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan is looking to take on the epic tale from 1001 Arabian Knights.

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“Insecure” Star Yvonne Orji Joins Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish in Comedy “Night School”

Yvonne Orji Night SchoolMalcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip) is directing the Universal movie, which follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they’ll pass the GED exam.

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Gary Oldman Lining Up Possible Post-Oscar Role in Supernatural Thriller “Mary”

GaryOldmanTNThe British actor is getting almost universal raves for his role as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour, currently playing the festival circuit, and he also co-stars in Lionsgate’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which has been doing very well in theaters.

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Casey Affleck to Star in Joe Wright’s Adaptation of John Williams’ “Stoner” for Blumhouse

casey-affleck-excerptEthan Hawke will serve as an executive producer on the indie movie, which follows a dirt-poor farmer turned academic who emerges as an unlikely existential hero while making his way through the first half of the 20th century.

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“The Big Sick” Director Michael Showalter Takes on “The Last Ride of Cowboy Bob” for Fox Searchlight

showalterTNThe former member of The State comedy group previously co-wrote and starred in Wet Hot American Summer and directed Sally Field in Hello, My Name is Doris.

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Paul Bettany Reunites With Director Ron Howard for Mysterious Role in “Han Solo” Movie

ronPaul200It’s unclear whether Bettany is coming in to replace Michael K. Williams, who was unable to return to the Star Wars set due to a scheduling conflict, or whether Bettany has been cast as an entirely different character.

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Sam Rockwell in Talks to Play George W. Bush in “Cheney” Biopic from Adam McKay

rockwellbushTNRockwell would play the President opposite Christian Bale as Vice President Cheney, Amy Adams as Cheney’s wife Lynne and Steve Carell as Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

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“Dracula” Reunion Coming, as Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder Wrap Indie Comedy “Destination Wedding”

DraculaDirector Victor Levin (5 to 7) wrote the original script, which follows two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests who develop a mutual affection despite themselves.

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Female-Driven “Lord of the Flies” Remake In the Works at Warner Bros.

Lord of the FliesThe Deep End filmmakers Scott McGehee and David Siegel have signed on to write and direct a new adaptation of William Golding’s timeless novel about a group of young boys stranded on an island.

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Two of “Spider-Man: Homecoming’s” Six Credited Writers Will Return to Pen the Tom Holland-Led Sequel

MTMP Spider-Man HomecomingJon Watts is in talks to return to direct the film, which will see Tom Holland reprising his role as Peter Parker. The question is, who will be the next villain to tangle with Spider-Man?

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Jon Bernthal to Cap Off Impressive Summer By Joining Damien Chazelle’s “First Man” (Exclusive)

Jon Bernthal First ManBernthal is in negotiations to play Dave Scott, who walked on the moon in July 1971 as part of Apollo 15, making him one of only a dozen men to have set foot on its surface. He was also a member of NASA’s 1969 Apollo 9 mission.

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“Maleficent 2” Moves Forward as Disney Taps “Spectre” Scribe Jez Butterworth to Rewrite Sequel (Exclusive)

Jez Butterworth Maleficent 2Joe Roth is producing the sequel, which will see Angelina Jolie reprise her role as the iconic Sleeping Beauty villain. Plot details remain unknown at this time, and any potential release date would depend on Jolie’s schedule.

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“Nutcracker” Actor Nick Mohammed to Voice Piglet in Disney’s “Christopher Robin”

Nick Mohammed PigletJim Cummings will return to voice Winnie the Pooh, and joining him and Mohammed will be three-time Emmy winner Brad Garrett as the voice of Eeyore. The studio is still searching for the voice of Tigger.

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“Race” Star Stephan James in Talks for Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk”

StephenJamesTN Having starred in the Fox mini-series Shots Fired earlier this year, the talented actor would join Jenkins’ immediate follow-up to his Oscar Best Picture winner Moonlight.

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Ben Affleck in Talks to Direct Afghanistan War Movie “Red Platoon” for Sony (Exclusive)

ben affleck excerptAffleck’s brother, reigning Oscar winner Casey Affleck, is being eyed for the lead role, according to insiders. Ben previously directed Casey in his first film, Gone Baby Gone, though the two haven’t worked together since.

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“Game of Thrones” Star Aidan Gillen to Play James Joyce in Robert Mullan’s “James and Lucia”

gillenjoyceTN Best known as “Littlefinger” on the popular HBO show, Gillen will follow the likes of Ewan McGregor and Robert Gill in playing the famous Irish novelist and poet whose daughter Lucia suffered from schizophrenia.

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“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” Directors Are the Best Warner Bros. Can Do for Harley Quinn-Joker Movie

HQJokerDescribed as a “criminal love story” in the vein of Natural Born Killers, this project would come on the heels of the characters’ reunion in Suicide Squad 2, and it’d be separate from the Joker origin story that was revealed on Tuesday.

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Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth to Star in Drew Goddard’s “Bad Times at the El Royale”

Jeff Bridges Chris Hemsworth Bad Times at the El RoyaleGoddard is courting Cailee Spaeny (Pacific Rim: Uprising) for the contained thriller, and he already offered one of the roles to Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland, who passed on the project.

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Eddie Marsan, Director David Leitch Reunite for “Deadpool 2”

marsandeadpool2TNThe prolific British actor recently appeared in Leitch’s solo directorial debut, the Focus Features political thriller Atomic Blonde, co-starring Charlize Theron, but Marsan has become better known among Americans due to his role on Showtime’s Ray Donovan.

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Will Ferrell to Star in “The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” for CBS Films

Will Ferrell The 100 Year-Old ManThe Tracking Board also hears the SNL alum is circling a project titled American Huckster in which he would play Chuck Blazer, the controversial and flamboyant central figure in the recent FIFA scandal, who died in July.

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Adrian Askarieh, Prime Universe Hire Justin Monjo To Rewrite “Alien Sleeper Cell” for James McTiegue

aliensleepercellTNThe writer of the upcoming survival thriller Jungle starring Daniel Radcliffe has been extremely prolific writing and producing in Australia, and his next project Storm Boy is currently filming with Geoffrey Rush and Jai Courtney.

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Maya Rudolph Reunites with Melissa McCarthy for STXfilm’s “The Happytime Murders”

mayarudolphTNThe two friends first appeared together in Paul Feig’s blockbuster comedy Bridesmaids and they’ll also appear in Warner Bros.’ Life of the Party due out next summer. Their new comedy centers on a detective who teams up with a puppet to solve a murder.

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Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman Returning for the Denzel Washington Sequel “The Equalizer 2”

leopullmanTN The actors originally played the Plummers, friends to Denzel Washington’s Robert McCall, in the 2014 crime thriller hit based on the eighties television show, which starred the late Edward Woodward.

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Director Dan Mazer Set to Direct Graphic Novel-Based Supernatural Comedy “Anya’s Ghost”

mazeranyaTNThe long-time Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator will direct the supernatural comedy based on Vera Brosgol’s Eisner-winning graphic novel, which has been adapted by Patrick Ness of A Monster Calls and Chaos Walking.

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David Oyelowo Joins Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley in Doug Liman’s Sci-Fi Movie “Chaos Walking”

david_oyelowoTNThe acclaimed star of Ava Duvernay’s Selma will play one of the film’s antagonists along with Mads Mikkelsen. Lionsgate is planning to release the film on March 1, 2019.

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Bill Pullman Joins Dick Cheney Movie From Adam McKay

BillPullmanPullman will play the 41st Vice President, Nelson Rockefeller who served under President Gerald Ford from 1974 to 1977, and previously as the 49th Governor of New York.

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Todd Phillips, Martin Scorsese Developing a “Joker” Movie That Won’t Star Jared Leto

Joker Todd Phillips Martin ScorseseWarner Bros. is creating a new label that will expand the canon of DC properties to give the studio a bit more freedom in terms of storytelling, casting and last but not least, budget.

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Sonoya Mizuno & Julia Garner join Emma Stone-Jonah Hill Netflix Series “Maniac”

ManiacFilming for Maniac recently began in New York. The dark comedy will consist of 10 episodes for Netflix.

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Michael K. Williams Cut From “Han Solo” Movie Due to Scheduling Conflict Stemming From Production Delay

Michael K Williams Han SoloIt seems the culprit behind the conflict was the independent spy movie The Red Sea Diving Resort starring Chris Evans, Haley Bennett, Greg Kinnear and Ben Kingsley.

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