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, […]
EXCLUSIVE: For the first time in The Conjuring universe, the Ed and Lorraine Warren characters will appear in one of the film series’ spinoff titles, Gary Dauberman’s untitled Annabelle project. To date, the paranormal investigators have appeared in the core Conjuring 1 and 2 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 Annabelle threequel. Annabelle 3, the sixth title in Th…
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 […]
Musician will play himself in film about singer-songwriter who discovers he's only person in the world to remember the Beatles.
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.
EXCLUSIVE: Alec Baldwin is boarding Todd Phillips’ Joker movie at Warner Bros in a supporting role, Deadline has learned. Cameras roll on September 10. While Warner Bros has not confirmed what role, buzz is that Baldwin is poised play the role of Thomas Wayne, who in DC canon is Bruce Wayne/Batman’s father. Thomas Wayne was first introduced in Detective Comics #33 (Nov. 1939) and he is respected physician and philanthropist in Gotham City. Wayne and his wife are murdered…
Fox is developing “How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions” as a movie with Ben Affleck attached to direct and Matt Damon starring.
Timothee Chalamet has lined up his next gig. The Academy Award-nominated actor is in negotiations to star in Legendary’s “Dune.” Denis Villenueve, who helmed “Blade Runner: 2049” and “Arrival,” is directing from a script by Eric Roth. Legendary closed a deal with the Frank Herbert estate in 2016 for his iconic novel, granting the studio […]
Harrison Ford is in negotiations to star in “Call of the Wild,” Variety has learned. If a deal is reached, the “Star Wars” actor will play John Thornton, a prospector braving the Yukon on the hunt for gold, accompanied by his team of dogs.
Keri Russell is headed to a galaxy far, far away. Sources tell Variety that the “Felicity” alum is in early talks to join J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which Abrams is writing and directing. Russell and Abrams last collaborated on 2006’s “Mission: Impossible III.” The role calls for action-heavy fight scenes. Russell has shown her ability to […]
Idris Elba is in final negotiations to play the main villain in “Hobbs and Shaw,” the “Fast and Furious” spinoff starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.
Spider-Man’s web just got wider. Sony has tapped Jared Leto to star in the spinoff “Morbius,” based on the Spidey villain of the same name.