Category Archives: Jeff Sneider

All articles written by Jeff Sneider.

“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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Gemima Kirke Is Put to the Test as Zoe Kravitz’s Assistant in Trailer “Gemini” (Video)

Zoe Kravitz Gemini TrailerThe latest film from Aaron Katz (Land Ho!) concerns a heinous crime that tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant (Kirke) and her Hollywood starlet boss (Kravitz). As the assistant unravels the mystery, she must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth, and celebrity.

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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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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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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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Sony Takes “Bad Boys 3” Off the Schedule as “Barbie,” “Sicario 2” Get New Dates

Bad BoysThe studio will attempt to launch a comedy franchise with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s Holmes and Watson, which was pushed back from Aug. 3, 2018 to Nov. 9, 2018.

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“Meet the Movie Press”: Speculation Swirls Around “Venom,” “The Terminator” and “The Last Jedi” (Video)

Riz CarnageThe guys also talk about Chris Pratt’s Cowboy Ninja Viking and the Tom Holland-Daisy Ridley movie Chaos Walking, as well the new trailers for Darren Aronofsky’s mother! and the Robert Redford-Jane Fonda film Our Souls at Night.

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The 25 Best Movies From 25 Years Ago: “Reservoir Dogs” Highlights the Underrated Class of 1992

1992SmallThey just don’t make movies like they used to. Seriously. 1992 isn’t generally regarded as a landmark year for cinema but you’d be wrong to dismiss it. The films are still very much part of the culture, starting with Quentin Tarantino’s directorial debut and A Few Good Men.

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Daniel Pancotto, Jon Kanak Exit Magnet Management, Join LINK Entertainment (Exclusive)

LINK Entertainment LogoYoung and Hungry star Jonathan Sadowski and The Flash actors Tom Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes are among the clients joining them at their new company.

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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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“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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“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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The Coen Brothers Are Streaming, As “Buster Scruggs” Lands at Netflix

Coens Brothers ScarfaceThe streaming service confirmed our July scoop about Tim Blake Nelson playing the title character, but it didn’t mention any additional members of the sure-to-be esteemed ensemble.

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Robert Redford, Jane Fonda Get Cozy in “Our Souls at Night” Trailer (Video)

Our Souls at Night TrailerBruce Dern, Matthias Schoenaerts, Judy Greer and Iain Armitage co-star in the film, which Ritesh Batra directed from a script by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who adapted Kent Haruf’s 2015 novel.

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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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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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“mother!” Trailer Arrives & This Headline Is About Darren Aronofsky, Not Jennifer Lawrence, SEO Be Damned (Video)

Darren Aronofsky mother!Aronofsky’s latest directorial effort is a horror movie about some “new people and new ideas.” But enough from us. As the trailer says, “seeing is believing.” And it’s not kidding around!

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“Thirst Street” Trailer Warns of the Dangers of Sleeping With Crazy Flight Attendants (Video)

Thirst StreetOscar winner Anjelica Huston narrates the film, which is said to be inspired by European erotic dramas from the ’70s as it explores the delirious extremes some of us go to for love.

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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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“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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Legendary Michael Jordan-Magic Johnson Exhibition Game at Center of Hot Spec “The Tape” (Exclusive)

Magic Johnson and Michael JordanThe legendary game was played to determine whether His Airness or the Lakers champ was the greatest basketball player of all time, and while the tape is real, the rest of Chase Pletts’ script is a work of fiction.

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“Wet Hot American Summer”: Has One Cast Ever Produced So Many Directors?

WHASexcerptWith the debut of Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later on Netflix this week, one can look back at the cast of the series so far and how many of them have gone on to become successful directors.

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