Rosario Dawson has joined season 2 of "The Mandalorian" in a role which will have "Clone Wars" fans brimming with excitement. The "Briarpatch" star has been cast in the guest starring role of Ahsoka Tano, Variety has confirmed. Tano is Anakin Skywalker's apprentice and one of the central characters in the popular animated "Star Wars" series. […]
Timothee Chalamet is in talks to play Bob Dylan in the Fox Searchlight film "Going Electric," directed by "Ford v Ferrari" filmmaker James Mangold, Variety has learned. The movie will follow Dylan as he rises in fame on his way to become a folk music icon. The news comes after a busy year for Chalamet, […]
Christian Bale is in talks to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe and join Chris Hemsworth in “Thor: Love and Thunder,” TheWrap has confirmed.Bale last wore superhero spandex in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy.Taika Waititi will return to write and direct. The filmmaker directed the third film in the installment, “Thor: Ragnarok,” which was written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher L. Yost. Waititi also portrayed Korg in “Ragnarok” and “Avengers: Endgame.”Also Read: 'Ford v Ferrari' Film Review: Christian Bale and Matt Damon Drive Steady Through Underwritten Le Mans TaleThe plot remains under wraps, but in “Avengers: Endgame,” as the film is wrapping up, one moment of sorely-needed levity after so many gut-punches comes when Thor leaves New Asgard on Earth and hitches a ride to parts unknown with the Guardians of the Galaxy. As they get ready to depart, Thor jokingly refers to the group as the “Asgardians of the Galaxy,” leading to a funny exchange with Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) about who really leads the team. So we know at least where Thor might be when he returns.“Thor: Ragnarok” grossed $854 million at the worldwide box office since its debut in November of 2017, and scored rave reviews from critics, achieving a 93 percent “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as an “A” CinemaScore.A four time Oscar nominee who won a best supporting actor Oscar for 2010’s “The Fighter,” Bale can currently be seen in “Ford v Ferrari.” Bale is repped by WME.“Thor: Love and Thunder” will hit theaters Nov. 2021.Marvel had no comment.Collider first reported the news.“Thor: Love and Thunder” will hit theaters Nov. 2021.Read original story Christian Bale in Talks to Join Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ At TheWrap
Queen Latifah is set to star in and executive produce an “Equalizer” reboot currently in development at CBS.Described as a reimagining of the 1985 CBS series starring Edward Woodward, the reboot centers on Queen Latifah as “an enigmatic figure who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.”“Castle” and “Take Two” duo Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller will serve as writers and showrunners on the reboot, which has a pilot production commitment at the network.Also Read: Jim Lanzone to Exit CBS Interactive; Marc DeBevoise to Become President and CEOExecutive producers also include the project John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment; Debra Martin Chase of Martin Chase Productions; Richard Lindheim, co-creator of the original “Equalizer” TV series; and Shakim Compere of Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment.The reboot is produced by Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios.The original “Equalizer” ran from 1985 to 1989 on CBS and centered on a retired U.S. intelligence agent who sought to atone for his past by putting his skills to work as a vigilante acting on behalf of the innocent. A film adaptation of the series starring Denzel Washington and directed by Antoine Fuqua was released in 2014, followed by a sequel in 2018.Read original story Queen Latifah to Star in ‘Equalizer’ Reboot in the Works at CBS At TheWrap
Paul Dano is in talks to join Robert Pattinson in Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. "The Batman," sources tell Variety. Though the studio would not confirm the role, insiders believe that Dano would be playing the classic comic book villain The Riddler. Dano's casting comes on the heels of Jonah Hill turning down an offer […]
Neil Patrick Harris is the latest addition to the ensemble cast for the upcoming fourth installment of the “Matrix” franchise. He joins Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, who will be reprising their roles in the film, as well as Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who was tapped as one of the leads last week. Plot details are […]
The 'American Woman' stars that the push to cast people in roles of the same background is becoming "fascistic."
"Crazy Rich Asians" star Henry Golding is in early talks to star in Paramount, Skydance and AllSpark's “G.I. Joe” spinoff, “Snake Eyes,” sources tell Variety. "The Captain" director Robert Schwentke is helming and Brian Goldner is producing. Evan Spiliotopoulos, who wrote “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” penned the script. Snake Eyes […]
Ridley Scott looks to have his next directing job, as he has signed on to direct "The Last Duel" with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck attached to star. Damon and Affleck co-wrote the script with Oscar-nominated Nicole Holofcener. Scott, Damon and Affleck all producing along with Scott's producing partner Kevin Walsh. Drew Vinton is also […]
Showrunner Lauren S Hissrich explained Cavill put himself forward for the role before casting started.
“Game of Thrones” and “Bodyguard” star Richard Madden is in talks to star opposite Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani in Marvel’s “The Eternals,” which focuses on a group of ancient human beings, an individual with knowledge of the project exclusively told TheWrap. Details about Madden’s character is being kept under wraps.“The Rider” director Chloe Zhao will direct the film. Matthew and Ryan Firpo (“Ruin”) are writing the script. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is producing. TheWrap also first reported South Korean actor Ma Dong-seok, also known as Don Lee, will make his American film debut in the film. Created by comic legend Jack Kirby in 1976, the Eternals are a race of ancient human beings created a million years ago by the cosmic entities known as the Celestials.Also Read: Marvel Studios Taps Ma Dong-seok for 'The Eternals' (Exclusive)According to ComicVine, the Celestials accelerated the evolution of a handful of subjects and gave them the genetic potential to mentally manipulate limited quantities of cosmic energy, as well as other superhuman traits.The story will focus on the female Eternal known as Sersi, (no, not the character on “Game of Thrones”), several insiders have told TheWrap. Angelina Jolie is currently in talks for the role.“We have started working on what are the films post-phase 3,” Feige previously told TheWrap, referencing the forthcoming fourth part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s slate of movies after the wind-down of franchises based on the original Avengers.Best known for playing Robb Stark on “Game of Thrones,” and following that up with BBC thriller “Bodyguard,” Madden will next be seen in Paramount’s Elton John biopic “Rocketman,” playing John’s longtime manager, John Reid.Madden is repped by WME and Troika.Marvel had no comment.Read original story Richard Madden in Talks to Join Marvel Studios’ ‘The Eternals’ (Exclusive) At TheWrap
EXCLUSIVE: Fresh from playing the African warrior king Black Panther in Avengers: Endgame, Chadwick Boseman has officially aligned himself to play Yasuke, the first African samurai to swing a sword in Japan. Erik Feig’s Picturestart has teamed with Mike De Luca and his De Luca Productions banner, Stephen L'Heureux and his Solipsist banner, and Boseman […]
Leonardo DiCaprio is in negotiations to star in Fox Searchlight's "Nightmare Alley," Guillermo del Toro's follow-up to his Oscar-winning film "The Shape of Water." Del Toro will direct the pic and co-wrote the script with Kim Morgan. "Nightmare Alley" is being produced and financed by del Toro and J. Miles Dale with TSG Entertainment, with […]
"Edge of Tomorrow" is officially getting a sequel. Warner Bros. is moving ahead with its follow-up to the Tom Cruise-Emily Blunt time-travel tale "Edge of Tomorrow," with "Invention of Lying" scribe Matthew Robinson writing the script. The 2014 original, directed by Doug Liman, grossed $370.5 million worldwide, including $100.2 million in the U.S. "Edge of […]
Josh Brolin is joining the A-list ensemble of Legendary's "Dune" reboot. He boards a cast that includes Timothée Chalamet, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, and Charlotte Rampling, with Oscar Isaac and Zendaya in talks to join. Brolin will portray Gurney Halleck, the warmaster for Chalamet's family and a mentor to his character. […]
CBS All Access is officially moving forward on the development of a standalone "Star Trek" series starring Michelle Yeoh, Variety has learned. The series would see Yeoh reprise the role of Philippa Georgiou, expanding on the character's current position as a member of Section 31, a shadowy intelligence agency operating within the Federation. Yeoh is also set […]
Jamie Lee Curtis has joined the A-list ensemble of Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out.” The new role comes on the heels of Curtis’ success at the box office, with “Halloween” slashing records last weekend, The movie stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, and Ana de Armas. Johnson will write and direct, as […]
Idris Elba is in final negotiations to join the film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Cats.” Tom Hooper will direct the star-studded movie, also starring Ian McKellen, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, and Taylor Swift. This marks Elba’s second feline role following his take on Shere Khan in 2016’s “The Jungle Book.” The Universal Pictures epic, […]
<strong>EXCLUSIVE: </strong>For the first time in <em>The Conjuring </em>universe, the Ed and Lorraine Warren characters will appear in one of the film series’ spinoff titles, Gary Dauberman’s untitled <em>Annabelle </em>project. To date, the paranormal investigators have appeared in the core <em>Conjuring 1 and 2 </em>movies. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will return to play Ed and Lorraine, but as we understand it, they’ll be in a supporting capacity in the <em>Annabelle </em>threequel. <em>Annabelle 3, </em>the sixth title in <em>Th…</em>
Malcolm McDowell has been tapped to play News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch in Annapurna’s upcoming drama about disgraced former Fox News chief Roger Ailes and the women who brought him down.
Oscar-nominated actress Margot Robbie is attached to star in “Barbie,” Mattel’s feature film based on its globally recognized doll. Robbie is also on board to produce with Mattel president Robbie Brenner. The film was previously set up at Sony, but after the option passed, Mattel took back the rights. It’s now likely to head to […]
Oscar nominee Michelle Williams has signed on to play Christa McAuliffe in “The Challenger,” a true-story drama about the infamous NASA space shuttle that exploded just over a minute after launch. McAuliffe was a New Hampshire school teacher who was selected as part of a NASA program to include teachers among the astronauts participating in the space shuttle program. McAuliffe was set to become the first teacher in space and was planning to teach two classes to her students from space.
Another Tom Clancy character is headed to Hollywood. Paramount Pictures has tapped Michael B. Jordan to play Clancy hero John Clark in a new film series, Variety has learned. Sources tell Variety that Paramount is developing two pics based on the Clancy books “Rainbow Six” and “Without Remorse,” both novels in which Clark is the main […]
From the Whoniverse, to Buckingham Palace, to a galaxy far, far away. Sources tell Variety that “The Crown” star Matt Smith is joining “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which is currently in production in the U.K.