Category Archives: Attachments (Film)

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

“Deadpool’s” Tim Miller to Direct Cyberpunk Classic “Neuromancer” for 20th Century Fox

Tim Miller NeuromancerSimon Kinberg is producing the adaptation of William Gibson’s landmark novel, and the studio will soon hire a screenwriter to adapt the book.

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Chad Hartigan to Direct Sci-Fi Romance “Departure” for Good Universe (Exclusive)

Chad Hartigan DepartureWritten by Billy Ray, the story follows a man as he investigates how a 727 suddenly vanished into thin air, and then reappeared in the exact same spot just 10 minutes later. The investigation soon becomes personal for him.

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Melissa McCarthy to Play One of Boston’s First Female Cops in New Line Drama

Melissa Mccarthy excerptMcCarthy is no stranger to playing a Boston cop, having starred in The Heat opposite Sandra Bullock. Of course, that was a comedic take on law enforcement, while this project will allow McCarthy to flaunt the dramatic chops she showed in St. Vincent.

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Milla Jovovich Joins “Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen” as Titular Villain

bloodqueenexcerptThe star of the Resident Evil series will play the Blood Queen alongside Stranger Things star David Harbour in Neil Marshall’s reboot of Mike Mignola’s comic book character.

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Selena Gomez Joins Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning in New Woody Allen Movie

Selena Gomez Woody AllenGomez’s feature credits include Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, William H. Macy’s Rudderless, Rob Burnett’s The Fundamentals of Caring and James Franco’s In Dubious Battle.

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Jennifer Garner and STXfilms In Talks For Pierre Morel Revenge Thriller “Peppermint”

garnerxcerptThe new revenge thriller from the director of Taken and written by Chad St. John will be produced by Lakeshore Entertainment and STXfilms is in talk to release worldwide.

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Nicole Kidman in Talks to Star in Karyn Kusama’s Crime Thriller “Destroyer” (Exclusive)

Nicole Kidman DestroyerPlot details remain vague, but it’s known that Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi wrote the script and are producing with Kusama, with whom they previously worked on The Invitation and Aeon Flux.

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“Preacher” Duo Ruth Negga, Noah Taylor Join Brad Pitt, Dwayne Johnson Movies

taylorneggaexcerptNegga joins Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones in James Gray’s space epic Ad Astra, while Taylor joins “The Rock” in Rawson Marshall Thurber’s Skyscraper.

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“Luke Cage” Star Alfre Woodard to Voice Simba’s Mom in “Lion King” Remake

Alfre Woodard The Lion KingJohn Kani (Black Panther’s father in Captain America: Civil War) will voice Rafiki, while Beyoncé is still believed to be Disney’s top choice for Nala.

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Todd Haynes To Tackle the Velvet Underground in New Documentary

velvetundergroundexcerptAfter taking on fictionalized versions of Dylan, Bowie and Iggy Pop in his narrative features, I’m Not There and Velvet Goldmine, the popular auteur will explore Lou Reed’s influential early band in a non-fiction setting.

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Disney’s “Aladdin” Remake Finds Its Jafar as “SNL” Alum Nasim Pedrad Also Joins Cast as New Character

Jafar AladdinNewcomer Mena Massoud is set to play Aladdin, while Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) will play Jasmine. They’ll be joined by Will Smith, who will play the wish-granting genie.

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“Transparent” Director Nisha Ganatra Takes Over Mindy Kaling’s “Late Night”

ganatrakalingexcerptPaul Feig originally intended to direct Mindy Kaling’s movie project for Fox 2000 but had to leave due to scheduling conflicts, opening the director’s chair for the busy Canadian-born TV director, who previously worked with Kaling on The Mindy Project.

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“The Hateful Eight’s” Demián Bichir to Play Tom Holland’s Father in “Chaos Walking”

Demian Bichir Chaos WalkingDoug Liman is directing Lionsgate’s adaptation of Patrick Ness’ bestselling YA novel, which will co-star Daisy Ridley and Mads Mikkelsen.

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“This is Us” Scribe to Write Biopic About Civil Rights Activist Angela Davis

angela-davisDope producer Nina Yang Bongiovi and Sidra Smith are producing, while Forest Whitaker is executive producing along with Davis for Lionsgate.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor in Talks to Voice Scar in Disney’s Live-Action “Lion King” Remake

Chiwetel Ejiofor Lion KingThere’s still no word on the voices of Rafiki or Nala, though Beyoncé is still believed to be Disney’s top choice for the latter character.

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“Fresh Off the Boat” Creator Nahnatchka Khan to Direct “Babe Walker” for Lionsgate (Exclusive)

Nahnatchka Khan Danielle Macdonald Babe WalkerDanielle Macdonald is incredible in Patti Cake$, and it’s very smart of Lionsgate and producer Elizabeth Banks to jump into business with her as her breakout film prepares to hit theaters.

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Disney, Lucasfilm Order New Draft of “Star Wars: Episode IX” Script From “Wonder” Scribe Jack Thorne

Jack Thorne Star Wars Episode 9Director Colin Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly penned the most recent draft of the script. which despite rumors, is not believed to have been based on a treatment written by Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.

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“American Gods” Star Ian McShane Joins “Hellboy” Reboot Starring David Harbour

IanNeil Marshall will direct the adaptation of Mike Mignola’s comic book Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, and given his history of creating hauntingly beautiful imagery, I think he’s a great choice to update the property.

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Maika Monroe Joining Neil Jordan’s “The Widow”

maikamonroeexceptThe star of It Follows and Independence Day: Resurgence will be joining Chloe Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert in the thriller about an unlikely friendship that turns dangerous.

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WWE Superstar John Cena to Join “Transformers” Prequel “Bumblebee”

cenaexcerptThe busy WWE wrestler continues his foray into acting with a key role in Paramount and Hasbro Pictures’ Transformers prequel, starring Hailee Steinfeld, which will now be released December 21, 2018.

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Skydance Media Hires Directors for First Two Animated Projects

skydanceanimatorssmFour months after announcing an animated division, Skydance Media has attached Shrek director to the movie Split and Kung Fu Panda 3 co-director Alessandro Carloni to Luck.

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Jaume Collet-Serra Passes on “Suicide Squad 2” to Direct Dwayne Johnson’s “Jungle Cruise”

Jaume Collet-Serra Waco AnnapurnaThe in-demand Spanish filmmaker directed many hit movies for Warner Bros. but now he’s heading to Disney to direct a film based on its theme park attraction.

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“Dog Eat Dog” Scribe Matthew Wilder to Adapt “Auto-da-Fé” for David Hillary’s Deviant Films (Exclusive)

Matthew Wilder Elias Canetti Auto-da-FeThe story follows a reclusive academic who lives in a world of books and ideas. When he marries his illiterate housekeeper, it is believed he is taking advantage of her, but her own secret power tilts their relationship in strange and unexpected directions.

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Nick Offerman to Headline Indie Film “Hearts Beat Loud”

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The music-driven indie film Hearts Beat Loud, has found its lead in Nick Offerman. The Parks and Rec alum will be reuniting with Brett Haley, reuniting the pair after working together on The Hero. Kiersey Clemons co-stars as Offerman’s daughter in the film.

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson to Replace Ben Foster and Join Chris Pine in Netflix’s “Outlaw King”

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Outlaw KingDavid Mackenzie’s period film won’t just be about ransacking castles, as the script is said to feature a prominent love story between Robert the Bruce and his Queen, Elizabeth de Burgh.

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“Han Solo” Movie Adds Ron Howard’s “Willow” Star Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis Han SoloDavis is no stranger to the Star Wars universe, having played Ewok Wicket in Return of the Jedi before appearing as various characters in The Phantom Menace, The Force Awakens, Rogue One and the forthcoming The Last Jedi.

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Jason Eisener, Simon Barrett, Fede Alvarez Team for Techno Thriller at Good Universe

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Story details are being kept under wraps, but Barrett and Eisener are the fanboy favorites behind You’re Next and Hobo With a Shotgun.

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Nicholas Hoult in Talks to Play “Lord of the Rings” Author J.R.R. Tolkien in Fox Searchlight Biopic

Nicholas Hoult JRR TolkienDome Karukoski will direct from a script by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford, and the film will be produced by Chernin Entertainment, which has been developing the project since 2013.

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Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone Reunite With “The Boss” Scribe for New Line Comedy “Super-Intelligence”

Melissa Mccarthy excerptScreenwriter Steve Mallory appeared in Identity Thief and Tammy before co-writing The Boss and co-producing the upcoming New Line comedy Life of the Party.

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Dwayne Johnson Taps Rick Famuyiwa to Direct “Son of Shaolin” for Sony

Rick Famuyiwa Son of ShaolinBased on the graphic novel by Jay Longino and Caanan White, Son of Shaolin is a modern-day kung fu epic that combines Shaolin mythology with urban gentrification.

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