Category Archives: Attachments (Film)

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

Common Joins Cast of YA Adaptation of “The Hate U Give”

Common joins Amandla Stenberg in The Hate U Give adaptation for Fox. Common was recently seen in the surprise breakout comedy Girls Trip.

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“Star Trek” Scribes JD Payne, Patrick McKay Adapting “A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising” for Fox

paynemckayexcerptThe in-demand writers also have Dwayne Johnson’s Disney movie Jungle Cruise on their plate, as well as Deadliest Warrior with Paramount. They were also once involved with developing a Flash Gordon film for Matthew Vaughn to direct.

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Lionsgate Buys Sci-Fi Pitch “Big Five” From Jason Pagan, Andrew Deutschman

pagandeutschmanexcerptThe writers of Paramount’s Project Almanac and one of the Paranormal Activity movies will team with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura for the story from creative collective Section 9 about a mission to Africa involving endangered species and A.I.

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Pedro Pascal from “Narcos” In Talks to Play Villain in Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer 2”

pedroexcerpt Pascal first got attention appearing on HBO’s Game of Thrones, but his starring role on Netflix’s drug cartel series has gotten him more roles, such as a role in Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

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Numan Acar from “Homeland” Joins Disney’s “Aladdin” as Hakim

hakimexcerptThe Turkish-born actor has appeared both on Homeland and Prison Break, and he also co-starred with Diane Kruger in the Cannes award-winning German film In the Fade.

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Bryan Singer Casts Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy as Queen Members Brian May, Roger Taylor in “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Queen BandRami Malek is set to star as Queen singer Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991 at age 45 due to complications from AIDS. Production will start this fall, and Fox will release the film on Dec. 25, 2018.

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“Stranger Things” Director Rebecca Thomas Attached to Helm “Intelligent Life”

rebeccathomasexcerptThe in-demand director has already been signed to direct a live action retelling of The Little Mermaid for Universal, John Green’s Looking for Alaska at Paramount and a movie based on a James Wan graphic novel Malignant at Fox.

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Jessie T. Usher, Samuel L. Jackson To Unite for New Line’s “Son of Shaft” Sequel

usherjacksonexcerptWith plans to start production in the fall, the Tim Story-directed action film brings together the stars of the two previous Shaft movies, including the 1971 action classic, starring Richard Roundtree.

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Michael B. Jordan Circling Remake of Korean Crime Movie “A Bittersweet Life” at Fox

Michael B. Jordan A Bittersweet LifeShould Jordan sign on and the film proves to be a hit, Fox could find itself with a nice mid-sized franchise on its hands similar to Sony’s The Equalizer — another character-driven franchise boasting diversity both in front of and behind the camera.

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Tiffany Haddish Parlays Breakout Turn in “Girls Trip” Into Starring Role in Kevin Hart Comedy “Night School”

Tiffany Haddish Night SchoolHaddish has been around for a while, but at 37 years old, her movie career has just begun to catch fire following her outrageous comedic performance in Girls Trip. Not since Melissa McCarthy and Bridesmaids has it been so obvious I was watching a major star in the making.

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“Star Wars” Universe: Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie In the Works With Stephen Daldry Eyed to Direct

Obi-Wan KenobiNow just because Obi-Wan is getting his own movie doesn’t mean it’ll happen anytime soon. There’s no script yet, nor has it been decided whether Ewan McGregor will return to reprise his role from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

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Alan Arkin Boards Disney’s Live-Action “Dumbo”

AlanArkinThe original film tells the story of a young elephant with oversized ears who grows up at the circus. The live-action remake will follow Colin Farrell as Holt Farrier, a former circus star who is assigned to look after Dumbo.

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“American Sniper” Writer Jason Hall Will Direct George Washington Biopic “The Virginian”

jasonhallexcerptThe Oscar-nominated screenwriter, whose directorial debut Thank You For Your Service comes out in October, will rewrite and direct the movie that is meant to show a rougher origin story for the country’s first President as he tries to survive on the American frontier.

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Channing Tatum to Star in Universal’s “Bloodlines,” a Drug War Drama Involving Horse Racing

Channing Tatum BloodlinesThe Logan Lucky star will play Scott Lawson, a rookie FBI agent assigned to a sleepy Texas border town where he writes reports about the drug war… until he’s presented with an opportunity to infiltrate the cartels themselves.

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Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky to Make Directorial Debut With Seth Rogen-Produced Comedy “Good Boys”

Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky Good BoysIn the vein of R-rated comedies such as Superbad and Sausage Party, the film follows four 12-year-olds caught between childhood innocence and lewd teenage corruption, who embark on an epic quest from Tarzana to the Sherman Oaks Galleria.

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Cate Blanchett in Talks to Join Jack Black in Eli Roth’s “The House With a Clock In Its Walls”

Cate BlanchettThe two-time Oscar winner would play a witch in the film, which Supernatural creator Eric Kripke is adapting from the 1973 gothic horror novel by John Bellairs.

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Jennifer Aniston to Star in Raunchy Suburban Comedy From “My Blind Brother” Filmmaker

Jennifer Aniston DumplinThe “Friends” alum will play one half of an over-scheduled, over-burdened suburban couple who go to great lengths to try to recapture the fun of their youth.

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“Dear White People” Creator Justin Simien to Direct “Bad Hair,” a “Love Letter to Black Women”

Justin Simien Bad HairThe horror satire follows an ambitious young woman who gets a weave in order to survive the image-obsessed world of music television. Her professional success comes at a higher cost than anticipated, however, when she discovers that her new hair may have a mind of its own.

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Sanaa Lathan, Haifaa Al-Mansour Team for “Nappily Ever After” Movie at Netflix

Nappily Ever AfterThe project actually doubles as a reunion of sorts between Lathan and screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood, who previously worked together on Love & Basketball.

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Tom Holland to Spy on Nazis in “Spider-Man” Producer’s WWII Drama “Beneath a Scarlet Sky”

Beneath a Scarlet SkyAverie Huffine, a creative executive at Pascal Pictures, found the book and will shepherd the project for the company, which is currently producing Steven Spielberg’s surefire awards contender The Papers starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.

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“License to Drive” Remake In the Works Featuring Female Leads, “Superbad” Tone

License to DriveThe original 1988 comedy starred the late Corey Haim as a teen who takes his grandfather’s prized 1972 Cadillac out for a night on the town with his friend (Corey Feldman) — despite the fact that he failed his driver’s test. The joyride leads to all kinds of trouble, including a messy encounter with a young Heather Graham.

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Geneva Robertson-Dworet Brought in for “Captain Marvel” Rewrites

captainmarvelexcerptWith Mississippi Grind directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck on board to direct Marvel Studios’ March 2019 release and Brie Larson starring, a new writer was bound to be brought in for rewrites.

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Brad Garrett to Voice Eeyore in Disney’s “Christopher Robin” Movie Starring Ewan McGregor

Brad Garrett Eeyore Winnie the PoohJim Cummings will return to voice Winnie the Pooh, while Mark Gatiss, who plays Mycroft Holmes on the hit BBC series Sherlock, will play the boss of the title character.

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“Scream” Star Jamie Kennedy Joins Brad Pitt in James Gray’s “Ad Astra”

jamiekennedyexcerptAfter nearly a decade of lower profile projects, the actor and comedian, who starred in Son of the Mask and Malibu’s Most Wanted, returns to the big screen with a number of roles in prominent feature films.

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Paramount Pictures Has Come Out Ahead in the Deal for DiCaprio’s “Leonardo da Vinci” Movie

Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo Da VinciUniversal is believed to have made a very strong offer for the project, but Paramount is well within its right to match it under the terms of its deal with Appian Way. The only reason Paramount wouldn’t come away from this book battle victorious is if its war chest is running low — which it very well could be following a failed financing deal with China’s Huahua Media.

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Donald Sutherland Joins Brad Pitt in James Gray’s Sci-Fi Movie “Ad Astra”

donaldexcerptThe multiple Golden Globe-winning actor, who has yet to convert those awards to an Oscar, will be joining Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones and recently announced Oscar-nominee Ruth Negga in the outer space adventure from Gray and the team behind 12 Years a Slave.

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The Russo Brothers Launch Production Company with Morten Tyldum-Directed “Exit West”

russostyldumexcerptThe filmmakers behind two Captain America movies and the two upcoming Avengers films will team with the Oscar-nominated director of The Imitation Game for an adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s acclaimed novel.

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Gillian Jacobs Eyed to Star in Morgan Neville’s “A Beautiful Game” (Exclusive)

Gillian Jacobs A Beautiful GameDescribed as being similar to Election in tone, A Beautiful Game is a coming-of-age story about a high school soccer star who develops a relationship with a teacher (Jacobs) in the days leading up to an important game.

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Nick Jonas Joins Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley in Doug Liman’s “Chaos Walking”

nickjonasexcerptThe former Jonas Brother and successful solo artist continues to make his foray into acting with a role in the post-apocalyptic thriller, based on Patrick Ness’ Y.A. trilogy. Jonas will play the son of Mads Mikkelson’s army leader, who is also the film’s primary bad guy.

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“Rogue One” Star Riz Ahmed in Talks to Join Tom Hardy in “Venom” as Popular Marvel Character

Riz Ahmed VenomAhmed is a bit of a… chameleon, and we’ve been fans ever since we saw him go toe-to-toe with Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler.

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