Category Archives: Attachments (Film)

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

“Dope” Filmmaker Rick Famuyiwa to Write, Direct “Black Hole” Adaptation Produced by Brad Pitt

Rick Famuyiwa Black HoleSet in the ’70s in the Pacific Northwest, Charles Burns’ acclaimed graphic novel follows a group of high school kids who contract a mysterious STD known as “the Bug” that causes physical mutations, leaving the community to deal with the fallout.

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Chris Hemsworth in Talks to Star in “Men in Black” Reboot, Which Will Also Have a Black Female Lead

Chris Hemsworth MIBFrankly, this is a smart decision by Sony, and should a deal close, a good decision for Hemsworth, who could use another franchiVacation reboots, not to mention Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, which is rife with laughs.

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“Baby Driver’s” Ansel Elgort Circling an Original Stephen Schwartz Musical for Fox 2000

AnselElgortStephenSchwartzThe untitled original musical, Schwartz’s first since writing Wicked, would revolve around fairy tale author Hans Christian Anderson being trapped in a fantasy world.

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James Badge Dale to Star in Militia Drama “The Incident at Sparrow Creek Lumber”

James Badge Dale The IncidentA complex tale of moral ambiguity and social isolation, Henry Dunham’s screenplay was featured on the 2015 Black List under the title Militia. The script mixes the locked-room paranoia of Reservoir Dogs with the gritty intrigue of classic espionage fiction.

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“Doctor Strange” Star Benedict Wong Joins Will Smith in Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man”

Benedict Wong Gemini ManClive Owen will co-star as the villain, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead will play the female lead in the Paramount film, which hails from producers Jerry Bruckheimer and David Ellison.

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Antoine Fuqua in Talks to Direct “Scarface” Remake, But Diego Luna Is Likely Out

Scarface Trio“I can’t say whether the next actor will be an improvement or not, but given Fuqua’s knack for outside-the-box casting — remember a wheelchair-bound Snoop Dogg in Training Day, along with Macy Gray and Dr. Dre? — I’m confident that he’ll be able to find someone else who is more appropriate for this iconic role,” writes Jeff Sneider.

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Hot Off “Girls Trip,” Queen Latifah to Star in Alcon’s Inspirational Drama “Hope’s Wish”

Queen Latifah Hopes WishThis moving true story follows Hope Stout, a precocious 12 year-old girl who, when diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, set out on a mission to fund the wishes of 155 other health-challenged children with the help of dedicated Make-A-Wish Foundation executive Toni Dubois (Latifah) and the community of Charlotte, North Carolina.

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“Captain Marvel” Adds Gemma Chan, the “Humans” Star Who’s Poised for a Breakout Year in 2018

Gemma Chan Captain MarvelThe star of AMC’s Humans will play Minn-Erva in the Marvel movie, which will arrive on the heels of WB’s adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians and Focus’ period piece Mary Queen of Scots.

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Gina Rodriguez to Star in Netflix Rom-Com “Someone Great” From Creator of “Sweet/Vicious”

GinaRodriguezGettyThe directorial debut by the creator of MTV’s Sweet/Viscious is looking to start production in April with its story of “the everlasting bond of female friendships.”

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Matt Reeves to Produce “Life Sentence” for Netflix After Streamer Wins Bidding War for Short Story

Matt Reeves Life SentenceThe story follows a criminal who decides to enroll in a futuristic program that erases his memories rather than go to jail, forcing him to reconcile his past actions and relationships.

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Amazon Acquires #MeToo-Themed Novel “The Wife” by Alafair Burke

The Wife Alafair BurkeThe twist-filled story follows a woman named Angela who learns that her celebrity husband may be a sexual predator after his intern accuses him of sexual harassment. When a second alleged victim comes forward, Angela is forced to confront a deep-seated trauma from her past, and eventually, someone winds up murdered.

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Tim Blake Nelson Fills Out “Angel Has Fallen” Cast

TimBlakeNelsonThe third installment of Gerard Butler’s action franchise puts his Secret Service agent Mike Banning on the run from his own agency after being framed for an assassination attempt on the President.

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Joss Whedon Exits DC’s “Batgirl” Movie: “I Really Didn’t Have a Story”

Joss Whedon ExcerptShould the superhero project movie move forward, Warner Bros. and new DC chief Walter Hamada plan to hire a female filmmaker for Batgirl, who has never had her own movie despite the character’s popularity.

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Oscar Nominee Sam Rockwell Voicing the Title Gorilla in Disney’s “The One and Only Ivan”

SamRockwellGoldenGlobesA week before potentially winning his first Oscar, the prolific character actor takes on a voice role in the Katherine Applegate adaptation already starring Angelina Jolie.

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Kiersey Clemons to Star in Jonás Cuarón’s New Zorro Movie Opposite Gael Garcia Bernal

Kiersey Clemons ZorroThe Dope actress is coming off last year’s Flatliners reboot and Marc Webb’s The Only Living Boy in New York, and she remains poised to play Iris West in the solo Flash movie.

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Father-Son Serial Killer Thriller “Anderson Falls” Lures French Director Julien Seri

Julien Seri Anderson FallsStarry Eyes executive producer Giles Daoust wrote the script and will produce for Title Media alongside Luke Barnett and Vincent Masciale of Lone Suspect and Mike Macari of Koji Productions.

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Lupita Nyong’o To Star in “Born A Crime” Based on Trevor Noah’s Memoir

LupitaExcerptLupita Nyong’o can currently be seen in Marvel/Disney’s record smashing hit Black Panther.

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With “Nightwing” Less of a Priority for DC Films, Chris McKay Enters Talks to Direct “Dungeons & Dragons” for Paramount

Chris McKay D&DDC already has Matt Reeves’s Batman, Todd Phillips’s Joker standalone with Joaquin Phoenix, Joss Whedon’s Batgirl in the works, and The Flash solo film directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, plus the upcoming Aquaman and Shazam!, and sequels to Wonder Woman and Suicide Squad.

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“Bond 25”: Danny Boyle Is Frontrunner to Direct Daniel Craig’s Last Movie as 007

Danny Boyle Bond 25Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle is the frontrunner to direct the next film in the James Bond franchise, casually known as Bond 25, an agency source has told the Tracking Board.

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Viola Davis to Star in Amazon Film “Troupe Zero”

violaexcerptThe Taxidermist helmers Bert & Bertie are attached to direct from a script by Lucy Alibar, with Todd Black producing.

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“It” Girl: Jessica Chastain to Star as Adult Beverly in “It: Chapter Two”

Jessica Chastain It SequelChastain has been in discussions to play Beverly for months, but her team had been waiting to see if she’d receive an Oscar nomination for Molly’s Game, which would’ve upped her quote and likely given her more leverage in any negotiation.

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Anne Hathaway in Talks to Team with “Mudbound’s” Dee Rees for “The Last Thing He Wanted”

Anne Hathaway ExcerptThe political thriller based on Joan Didion’s 1996 novel would star Hathaway as a Washington Post reporter who gets entrenched in the world of arms dealing.

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Olivia Wilde Sets Up Directorial Debut “Booksmart” at Annapurna, Starring Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein

OliviaWildeKatilynDeverBeanieFeldsteinWritten by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins with revisions by Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman, the comedy is about two high school seniors who realize they spent too much time studying and not enough time partying.

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Scott Eastwood Joins Morgan Freeman in Nick Cassavetes’ Thriller “The Manuscript”

Scott Eastwood The ManuscriptThe indie film follows a jailed genius (Freeman) who writes and sends chapters from a mysterious novel to an aspiring young writer (Eastwood), ensnaring him in a high-stakes ploy to recover $100 million in stolen diamonds.

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Post-“Fifty Shades,” Jamie Dornan to Star in Action Thriller “Borderland” From “Game of Thrones” Director

Jamie Dornan BorderlandSam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) is set to co-star in the film, which is set in London in the 1970s, and is described as being in the vein of Michael Mann’s Heat.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Joins Michael Fassbender in “Kung Fury” Movie

Arnold Schwarzenegger Kung FuryThe Kung Fury short film, which co-starred David Hasselhoff, was a record-breaking success on Kickstarter, and has gained over 40 million views worldwide. The feature, which will be a sequel to the original short, will shoot this summer.

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Robert Pattinson to Star in Fantasy-Horror Movie “The Lighthouse” From the Director of “The Witch”

Robert Pattinson The LighthousePattinson and Robert Eggers nearly worked together once before, as we heard the director wanted to cast him alongside Anya Taylor-Joy in his Nosferatu remake. We’re glad the duo were able to find a project to work on together, as they strike us as a strong fit on paper.

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“The Villainess” Director Jung Byung-Gil Tapped for Gerard Butler’s “Afterburn”

AfterburnJungByungGilBased on the limited series published by Red 5 Comics, the film would put Butler in the role of a treasure hunter, working with a female weapons expert to steal the Mona Lisa after a solar flare takes out security systems in Europe.

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LeBron James to Produce Basketball Movie “Hustle” After Legendary Wins Auction for Hot Spec Script

LeBron HustleWritten by Taylor Materne, the story follows a washed-up basketball scout who discovers a Chinese streetball phenom and talks him into coming to Los Angeles to train for the NBA draft. The young phenom is overwhelmed by the transition and struggles with being away from his family, while the scout deals with his own family problems.

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“Wonder” Filmmaker Stephen Chbosky to Direct Dr. Seuss Movie

Dr. Seuss and wife Helen PalmerJonathan Stewart and Eyal Podell wrote the script, and Carla Hacken (Hell or High Water) will produce the film via her Paper Pictures banner.

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