Written by Ryan Riley, who previously saw his short story “Encyclopedia Dad” sell to WBTV and his feature spec “Take Back The Night” land with New Regency following a bidding war, the project is being pitched as a socio-political thriller that focuses on the world of tomorrow.
Story is based on the true story of Greville Wynne, a British businessman who helped the CIA penetrate the Soviet nuclear program during the Cold War. Wynne and his Russian source, Oleg Penkovsky, provided the crucial intelligence that ended the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Adam, an outcast queer teen living on the fringes of Hawaii, is sent from to live with his estranged mother in suburban Las Vegas following his grandfather’s death. Thousands of miles away from everything he knows, he’s forced to make sense of his offbeat new family and friends and face his mother’s bipolar disorder. Adam begins to shape a new gender identity that’s in the middle of what he’s known his whole life and what he has left to discover.
Natalie Reyes (Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas) and Diego Boneta (Scream Queens) have also been cast to star in the film. Both Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, two of the franchise staples, will return, joined by Mackenzie Davis from The Martian and Blade Runner 2049.
Written by Rachel Long and Brian Pittman, who previously wrote the Black List script The Civilian, the plot involves a cataclysmic event that erases humanity’s memories. When a woman wakes up with no memory of her young daughter, she uses her maternal instincts and clues that she left for herself to find her child amid the chaos.
Following the disappearance of the book fair money he was entrusted to protect, a lactose intolerant middle school student with an addiction to dairy items must hone his detective skills to investigate the “seedy” underbelly of his school. It’s a fun spin on classic detective tales like Maltese Falcon, but with the built in franchise potential of a series akin to Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Hader is in talks to play the adult version of Jaeden Lieberher’s Bill, while McAvoy would play Finn Wolfhard’s Richie. Plans are to start filming in Toronto this July.
Director James Wan took to Twitter on Thursday to announce that Park is joining Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dolph Lundgren and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman.
The controversial Toronto mayor was caught on camera smoking crack cocaine, and he died in early 2016 from cancer.
The series of science fiction novels have been influential on everyone from George Lucas to George RR Martin, but previous attempts to turn it into a feature film or television series have generally failed.
The actor who recently played Black Bolt on Marvel’s The Inhumans will play a popular character that appeared both in the original Star Trek series and in J.J. Abrams’ first two movies.
The prolific author’s short story first appeared in last year’s fantasy collection The Book of Swords, along with stories by George RR Martin, Robin Hobb and Garth Nix.
Having recently appeared with Sam Worthington, another Terminator vet, in Netflix’s The Titan, Boneta has been keeping busy since the end of Ryan Murphy’s Fox series.
The news comes after the departure of an original castmember from the series and the annuncement of the show’s renewal for season seven along with DC’s other superhero shows at the network.
The series centers on a group of vigilantes known informally as “the boys”, who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than their grit and willingness to fight dirty.
Rubin’s credits include directing episodes of Casual, SMILF, Grown-ish and Fresh Off the Boat as well as creating a number of popular webseries.
Jennifer Morrison is also in talks for the drama from the writer of Contagion and The Bourne Ultimatum that looks at the CIA’s interrogation procedures post-9/11.
George Tillman Jr. is directing the film, which is gearing up for reshoots in Atlanta. Those reshoots were deemed necessary after video surfaced of Lawley making racist remarks, and it’s sure hard to sell a topical movie like this one with that kind of cloud hanging over the film.
If the pilot goes to series, this would be the second series HBO does with author Tom Perrotta based on one of his works, following the cult hit series The Leftovers.
Based on Amor Towles’ novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel, the television film will be adapted by Tom Harper (War and Peace).
Jeremy Irvine from War Horse has also joined the cast of the directorial debut by Alice Waddington, which is currently filming in Spain.