Pattinson 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 beloved magazine will return to print as a collectible quarterly this Halloween, and the deal also includes the assets and trademarks to out-of-print publications such as Starlog and Gorezone.
Written 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.
Jonathan Stewart and Eyal Podell wrote the script, and Carla Hacken (Hell or High Water) will produce the film via her Paper Pictures banner.
Ozzy was never a member of Motley Crue, but served as the headliner on one of the band’s early tours. His antics on the road were even more outrageous than theirs — no easy feat, mind you.
From Glee to American Horror Story to American Crime Story, this is one producer who knows what he’s doing… and now he’s going to do it for Netflix. Look out, world!
Lindsey Beer (Chaos Walking) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel) have been tapped to write the superhero movie, which is being directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.
Statham will play a veteran assassin who takes out a hit on himself after being diagnosed with a painful terminal illness. The catch? It turns out he was misdiagnosed, and now he must fend off the onslaught of fellow assassins out to cash in on the contract.
The movie will co-star David Hasselhoff, who appeared in the original short film, which was a record-breaking success on Kickstarter and has earned over 40 million views worldwide.
Parsons will play the role of Miss Tracy Mills, a veteran drag queen who coaches the protagonist in the art of performing, transforming him from a washed-up Elvis impersonator to a show-stopping Florida drag queen.
In other news, Babak Anvari is teaming with screenwriter Mary Laws (The Neon Demon, Preacher) on an elevated horror anthology for Annapurna Television and Two & Two Pictures, and that project has multiple bidders.
Is it Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay, or someone else entirely? Either way, change could be coming to a galaxy far, far away sooner than you think.
Emily Blunt stars opposite her husband John Krasinski in Paramount’s thriller A Quiet Place, which could make some noise this April. Also, see the new trailer for Jennifer Lawrence’s steamy thriller Red Sparrow.
Ron Howard directed the big-budget origin story, which co-stars Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton and Paul Bettany, and remains on schedule for a May 25 release.
Based on the bestselling novel by Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked is a comic account of life’s second chances. Jesse Peretz directed from a script by Tamara Jenkins, Jim Taylor and Evgenia Peretz.
Towards the end of the episode, the guys delve into the Dumbledore drama that had the internet up in arms this week, and Jeff also reveals some of his favorite films from Sundance.
The fast-rising Australian actor discusses the audition process with Ryan Murphy, why he admires actors like Cilliany Murphy and Richard Jenkins, and why he’s wary of social media.
Pratt is also a producer on the film, and sources say he was a big part of the push for a female director on Cowboy Ninja Viking, as Jennifer Yuh Nelson was also a finalist for the action-heavy gig.
Like Sundance before it, female filmmakers are well represented at SXSW, and a quick glance at the lineup reveals such potential gems as Julia Hart’s Fast Color starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lynn Shelton’s Outside In starring Jay Duplass, and Hannah Marks and Joey Power’s Shotgun starring Maika Monroe.
Leo Sharp was an award-winning horticulturist and decorated WWII veteran known for his prized day lilies when he was busted for running drugs for Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, and sent to prison at the age of 90. He was transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan in his beat-up old pickup truck when he was arrested by the DEA.
Roughly 40-45 percent of the Paramount film has already been shot, but the crew has been told to find other work, since production is unlikely to resume for another five months, if not longer.
Several scripts have already been written about Christa McAuliffe and the crew of the Challenger, as well as the Rogers Commission, which was formed by the government to investigate the disaster, but no one has ever written a script about Bob Ebeling and Roger Boisjoly, whose story is fascinating in its own right.
While at Sundance, Groth helped champion acclaimed titles such as Whiplash, Fruitvale Station, Hard Eight, Pi, Memento and Napoleon Dynamite.
Marielle Heller will direct You Are My Friend, which is inspired by the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and award-winning journalist Tom Junod.
Sam Taylor-Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) is directing the adaptation of James Frey’s book, and the cast also includes Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Juri, Charlie Hunnam, Giovanni Ribisi and David Dastmalchian.
Boots Riley’s directorial debut stars Get Out‘s Stanfield as an Oakland-based telemarketer who discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe.
Craig William Macneill directed from a script by Bryce Kass, and Sevigny produced the film with Naomi Despres and Liz Destro.
Iain Reid’s bestselling novel follows a young woman who is thinking of ending things with her boyfriend while on a road trip to meet his parents on their secluded farm. When her boyfriend makes an unexpected detour, leaving her stranded, a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty, and sheer terror ensues.
The four-part miniseries will follow the 18th century Russian monarch at the end of her reign, and explore her affair with Grigory Potemkin.
Julius Onah directed Bad Robot’s sci-fi movie, which boasts a strong international cast including David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth Debicki and Zhang Ziyi.