Category Archives: Attachments (Film)

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

Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in and Produce “How to Stop Time” Adaptation with StudioCanal

Benedict Cumberbatch ExcerptSherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has determined his next film project: an adaptation of the upcoming book How to Stop Time by Matt Haig, to be published by Canongate Books in July. His production banner SunnyMarch is teaming with StudioCanal for the project.

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John Carroll Lynch Joins Paul Giamatti in Netflix Drama “Private Life” (Exclusive)

John Carroll Lynch Private LifeThe veteran character actor is coming off a banner year, and just saw his directorial debut Lucky premiere at SXSW to strong reviews.

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“Kingsman” Director Matthew Vaughn Eyed to Direct “Man of Steel 2”

Matthew Vaughn ExcerptAccording to reports, Warner Bros. is currently eyeing Kingsman and X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn to helm the untitled Man of Steel sequel, taking over the directing reigns Zack Snyder.

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Ridley Scott to Direct Black List Script “All the Money in the World” as Next Project

Ridley Scott ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that Scott is currently finalizing plans to direct All the Money in the World based on a Black List script by David Scarpa and Natalie Portman is being eyed for the lead role.

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“Godzilla Vs. Kong” Probably Doesn’t Need a Writers Room, But Now It Has One Anyway

Godzilla vs. Kong 200Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean) will lead the team, which includes Patrick McKay, J.D. Payne, Lindsey Beer, T.S. Nowlin, J. Michael Straczynski and Cat Vasko.

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Jaime King Lands Female Lead in Sylvester Stallone’s “Escape Plan 2” (Exclusive)

Jaime King Escape Plan 2Steven C. Miller (Marauders) will direct the action-packed sequel, which will co-star Dave Bautista of Guardians of the Galaxy fame.

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Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams Team for Syrian Refugee’s Survival Story “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea”

JJ Abrams, Steven Spielberg, A Hope More Powerful Than the SeaThe film follows Doaa Al Zamel, a 19-year-old Syrian woman who fled Egypt for a better life in Sweden, only to find herself stranded at sea with two small children.

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Danny DeVito Circling Role in Tim Burton’s Live-Action “Dumbo”

devito-excerptThe cast for Disney’s forthcoming live-action adaptation of Dumbo is slowly taking shape. The It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Danny DeVito is in talks to star in the film directed by Tim Burton about the beloved big-eared circus elephant, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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Kerry Washington to Produce “The Mothers” for Warner Bros.

The Mothers Kerry WashingtonWarner Bros. has optioned Brit Bennett’s debut novel The Mothers for Kerry Washington to produce under her Simpson Street banner along with Natalie Krinsky, the studio announced Thursday.

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“Atlanta” Star Zazie Beetz Announced as Domino in “Deadpool 2”

zazie-beetz-excerptTrue to form, Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter today and dropped a puzzling message written in domino dots that, when deciphered, announced that Atlanta star Zazie Beetz would be taking on the coveted role of mercenary Domino in Deadpool 2.

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“Mustang” Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven Joins Anne Hathaway on “The Lifeboat” at Focus (Exclusive)

Deniz Gamze Erguven The LifeboatCharlotte Rogan’s book follows Grace Winter (Hathaway), a young woman who recounts the tale of how she survived a shipwreck at sea while on trial for murder in 1914. The film explores the moral crisis that presents itself when she discovers there are too many people on board her lifeboat and if some don’t abandon ship, they’ll all perish.

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Drew Goddard to Direct “Bad Times At The El Royale” for 20th Century Fox

Drew Goddard Bad Times At The El RoyalePlot details are being kept under wraps, though sources say it’s a contained thriller with genre elements. Only top studio execs were given the opportunity to read the script, hence the vague nature of the titular “bad times.”

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Mandy Moore Set For Adaptation of YA Trilogy “Darkest Minds”

mandy-moore-excerptGolden Globe-nominated This is Us actress Mandy Moore is stepping into the world of YA novel adaptations with the forthcoming Darkest Minds. Moore is set to join Amandla Stenberg in the sci-fi thriller based on Alexandra Bracken’s YA trilogy, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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Tracy Morgan, Luke Wilson to Star in Macon Blair’s Dark Comedy “The Shitheads”

Tracy Morgan ShitheadsDanny McBride, David Gordon Green, Jody Hill and Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier are among the executive producers of Imperative Entertainment’s road movie.

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Anna Faris to Star in “Overboard” Remake That Comes With a Gender-Flipped Twist

Anna Faris OverboardThe Mom actress joins Instructions Not Included star Eugenio Derbez in the remake of the 1987 Kurt Russell-Goldie Hawn comedy.

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Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep to Star in Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers Drama “The Post”

Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, The PostHanks and Streep will play Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham respectively. Amy Pascal is the lead producer on the project, which will be co-financed by 20th Century Fox and Amblin Entertainment.

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“The Crown’s” Vanessa Kirby to Join “Mission: Impossible 6” in Lead Role

Vanessa Kirby ExcerptThe Impossible Missions Force (IMF) has found its new leading lady. Vanessa Kirby of Netflix’s The Crown is in final talks to join Mission: Impossible 6 as the female lead.

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“The Wire” Alum Michael K. Williams Circling Key Role in Han Solo Spinoff

williams-excerptThe Millennium Falcon might have to make room for another passenger. The Wire grad Michel K. Williams is in talks to join Disney-Lucasfilm highly-anticipated Han Solo spinoff.

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“Transformers” Spinoff “Bumblebee” Draws “Kubo and the Two Strings” Director Travis Knight

Bumblebee Travis KnightMichael Bay is finally handing the franchise reins to another filmmaker, though he’ll still produce alongside Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo Di Bonaventura.

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Tate Donovan, Golshifteh Farahani Join Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart in “Untouchable” (Exclusive)

Tate Donovan Golshifteh Farahani UntouchableNeil Burger is directing the Weinstein Company’s remake of the hit 2011 French film, which also stars Nicole Kidman and Aja Naomi King.

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“Spotlight’s” Tom McCarthy to Rewrite “Christopher Robin” for Disney (Exclusive)

Tom McCarthy Christopher RobinMarc Forster will direct the live-action fantasy film, which follows the human character from A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh stories.

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“Big Little Lies” Star P.J. Byrne to Join Dwayne Johnson in “Rampage” (Exclusive)

PJ Byrne Rampage 200Naomie Harris and Joe Manganiello co-star in New Line’s adaptation of the classic arcade game, which is being directed by Brad Peyton (San Andreas).

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“Ugly Betty” Star Ana Ortiz Joins Voice Cast of Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” Sequel (Exclusive)

Ana Ortiz Wreck It Ralph 2Plot details for the sequel have been sparse, but John C. Reilly has previously teased that Ralph will leave the arcade and wreck the Internet this time around.

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“Moonlight” Star Ashton Sanders in Talks to Join Denzel Washington in “Inner City” (Exclusive)

Ashton Sanders Inner CityDan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) is directing Sony’s legal thriller, which will co-star Colin Farrell.

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Vera Farmiga to Star in “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” With Kyle Chandler

Vera Farmiga Godzilla 2 The star of The Conjuring and Bates Motel will play the mother of Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown in Legendary’s monster movie.

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“Get Out” Star Daniel Kaluuya Joins Steve McQueen’s Heist Movie “Widows”

Daniel Kaluuya WidowsViola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo and Moonlight‘s Andre Holland will star in the New Regency film.

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“Vikings” Director Ciaran Donnelly Options Sulome Anderson’s Memoir “The Hostage’s Daughter” (Exclusive)

The Hostage's Daughter Ciaran DonnellyAuthor Sulome Anderson is the daughter of American journalist Terry Anderson, one of history’s most famous hostages. The Associated Press reporter was kidnapped in 1985 by Shiite Hezbollah militants and held until 1991. This is his story, as told through her eyes.

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“Captain Fantastic” Director Matt Ross Signs on to Helm Crime Thriller “Tomorrow and Tomorrow”

matt-ross-excerptTriStar has landed Captain Fantastic director and writer Matt Ross to helm the adaptation of Tom Sweterlitsch’s 2014 novel Tomorrow and Tomorrow. Mark Gordon from the Mark Gordan Company has signed on to produce the project alongside Entertainment 360 as well as Lynette Howell Taylor.

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Cameron Monaghan, “Shameless” Co-Stars Join Voice Cast of “My Love Affair With Marriage” (Exclusive)

Cameron Monaghan My Love Affair With MarriageSigne Baumane is writing, directing and producing the hand-drawn animated movie, which tells an adult story of love, gender and marriage.

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Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron to Star in Jonathan Levine’s Comedy “Flarsky”

Seth Rogen Charlize Theron FlarskyRogen will play a self-destructive, unemployed journalist who pursues his childhood crush and former babysitter — now one of the most powerful women in the world.

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