Ant-Man, Urge, a Boston Bombing movie, and other films have all made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.
Danny Masterson has joined Pierce Brosnan in the thriller feature Urge…Aaron Kaufman (Machete Kills, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Chef) is making his directorial debut with the film, about a group of friends on holiday on an island who get caught up in a dangerous new designer drug that makes them lose their ability to control their urges. Masterson will play Neal, the cutthroat but secretly lonely hedge fund tycoon who treats his friends to the island getaway…Script was penned by Kaufman, Jason Zumwalt (Flock of Dudes), and Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight).
Untitled Paranoid Thriller
Gore Verbinski will direct Steve Carell in an untitled paranoid thriller…The script was written by Steve Conrad
Tim Roth is the latest major casting piece to fall into place for Mr. Right, the action-comedy-romance being helmed by Paco Cabezas (Neon Flesh) from a Max Landis script. Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick lead the story of a woman whose unlucky streak in love seemingly ends when she meets the perfect guy, who turns out to be a hitman. Rapper RZA recently joined the cast as a rival marksman and Roth will play Hopper, Mr. Right’s former mentor turned nemesis, as filming commences next week in New Orleans.
Is He The One
MGM has acquired Is He The One, a romantic comedy…as a star vehicle for Emmy-nominated Scandal star Kerry Washington…The film will be directed by Malcolm D. Lee…The script is by DJ Richardson and Michelle Morgan
The comedy begins with a woman dressing for her wedding, and it ends with a walk down the aisle. Washington plays the bride, and the story is told in flashbacks that cycle through the three major relationships of her life. The big question: Who’s at the end of that final walk, waiting for her at the altar?
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
IM Global has optioned the book The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs, and attached Fuqua as the director.
The true story centers on Peace, a young African-American man who left the crime-ridden streets of Newark to attend Yale. There, he studied molecular biochemistry and biophysics and excelled at school, but the troubles from his upbringing continued to plague him until his violent and all-too-soon end. Hobbs was his college roommate and friend.
Martin Donovan…has been added to the cast of Marvel’s Ant-Man.
Donovan’s role is being kept under wraps, but sources say it is pivotal to the story.
Gabriel Ferrari, Andrew Barrer and Adam McKay penned the screenplay for Ant-Man
2013 Boston Marathon bombing film
Casey Affleck is attached to star and produce a film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
Based on the book “Boston Strong” by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, the spec was written by “The Fighter” scribes Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy and follows the massive manhunt to apprehend the two men believed to be responsible for the bombings, as well as examining the city’s reaction following the events.
Tom Wilkinson has joined Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer in Lionsgate’s adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel “The Choice.”
Ross Katz is directing the pic with Bryan Sipe penning the script.
People Places Things
Jemaine Clement…James C. Strouse for indie feature People Places Things. New Zealander Clement stars as a newly single, under-employed graphic novelist navigating life, his young twin daughters, a case of writer’s block, a classroom full of students, and a new love while letting go of the woman who left him.
Strouse recently wrapped principal photography, directing from his own script. Regina Hall, Stephanie Allynne, and Jessica Williams round out the cast of People Places Things.
Charlie Shotwell has been cast as the young son of Shia LaBeouf and Kate Mara’s characters in Man Down.
The film, to be directed by Dito Montiel from a screenplay by Adam Simon, stars LaBeouf as an Afghanistan war vet searching for his family in a post-apocalyptic America. Jai Courtney, Gary Oldman and Terrence Howard also star.
Bryan Cranston is attached to star in…“The Infiltrator.” Brad Furman (“The Lincoln Lawyer”) will direct.
Cranston will play customs and excise agent Robert Mazur, and his undercover alias, Bob Musella.
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