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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, Godzilla, Apostle Paul, and other films have 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.

Donald Crowhurst biopic

Rachel Weisz (The Light Between Oceans) is in talks to star opposite Colin Firth in director James Marsh’s untitled Donald Crowhurst biopic.

Metal Gear Solid

Jay Basu has closed a deal with Sony Pictures to write the feature adaptation of fanboy favorite video game Metal Gear Solid…Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings Of Summer) is attached to direct.

the game…follows the fortunes of Solid Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from Foxhound, a renegade special forces unit. Snake must liberate two hostages — one the president of a major arms manufacturer — confront the terrorists, and stop them from launching a nuclear strike.

Book of Henry

Colin Trevorrow…has signed on to direct Book of Henry for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

The script is an original work by Gregg Hurwitz

The Neon Demon

Desmond Harrington has joined the cast of Nicolas Winding Refn’s horror film “The Neon Demon”

“Neon Demon” stars Elle Fanning along with Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Abbey Lee (“Drive”), Jena Malone and Bella Heathcote (“Dark Shadows”).

Refn and Mary Laws penned the script, which is about an aspiring model who moves to Los Angeles, only to have her youth and vitality devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women.


Stephen Dorff is taking the lead role of Hartman in the Millenniums Films’ Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel Leatherface.

Leatherface was written by Seth M. Sherwood and will be directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle 2

Stephen Amell is…in negotiations to play vigilante Casey Jones in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle 2”

Alessandra Ambrosio will make her big-screen debut with Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.

Ambrosia and TMNT star Will Arnett were photographed kissing at a New York Knicks game on March 25. But the lip-lock didn’t signal a new couple. Instead, the pair were filming a scene for the sequel. Ambrosia will play herself and the love interest of Arnett’s character in the film.

David Green is taking over directing duties on the sequel from Jonathan Liebesman.

Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec are returning to write and executive produce the sequel


Bill Hader has joined the case Steven Spielberg directed The BFG and will star as one of the giants in the tale about a little girl who leads a friendly giant and the Queen of England on an adventure to stop other mean giants from gobbling up others.


Gillian Flynn has joined Steve McQueen to co-write the New Regency heist thriller Widows, which McQueen will also direct.

The story kicks off when four armed robbers are killed during a failed heist and their surviving widows join forces and resolve to pull off the raid themselves.

The Billionaire’s Vinegar

Matthew McConaughey has become attached to star in The Billionaire’s Vinegar…Script is by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas

The Magnificent Seven

Vincent D’Onofrio is in talks to play the villain in MGM and Sony’s “Magnificent Seven” remake starring Denzel Washington.

The script was most recently reworked by John Lee Hancock after “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto wrote the previous draft.

Mallrats 2

Kevin Smith has convinced original “Mallrats” lead Jeremy London to return for the sequel, and has just four more actors from the 1995 comedy to go until he completes the cast.

“T.S. Quint will be there! JEREMY LONDON is going back to the MALL, ya’ll! 8 down, 4 to go! Collect ‘em all,” Smith wrote on his Facebook page on Friday morning.

Smith’s announcement comes on the heels of the news that Jason Lee — a regular in Smith’s View Askew movie universe — will return to play Quint’s best friend, Brodie Bruce.

Ethan Suplee, Shannen Doherty, Jason Mewes, Michael Rooker and even Stan Lee will be returning, as well.

Force Majeure

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is in negotiations to star in a remake of Force Majeure

No director or writers are attached at this stage. Sources say Louis-Dreyfus will also be involved as a producer.


Aimee Teegarden has joined Matilda Lutz and Alex Roe in Paramount’s Rings…It’s directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez from a script by David Loucka, Jacob Aaron Estes, and Akiva Goldsman.

The Lake

Clemens Schick is joining EuropaCorp’s The Lake…Schick will play the villain, Petrovich.


Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi will team up to co-direct “Godzilla 2016”, the new Japanese version of the iconic Godzilla monster movie franchise.

Anno will also be responsible for the screenplay while Higuchi will oversee the picture’s VFX.

Suicide Squad

Scott Eastwood and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje have joined Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad”

Eastwood will cameo as Scott Trevor, a character who would later become a love interest in the “Wonder Woman” movie. As for Akinnuoye-Agbaje…will play Killer Croc in the pic.

Baby Driver

Ansel Elgort has closed a deal to star in Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver”

Wright will write and direct “Baby Driver”

Apostle Paul

Hugh Jackman will star in and produce faith-based drama “Apostle Paul” for Warner Bros.

Matt Cook is writing the screenplay about Paul, who had been persecuting Christians as Saul of Tarsus. According to Biblical accounts, as he neared Damascus a light from heaven flashed around him and he heard a voice say, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

Paul became an apostle of Christianity, is said to have written 14 of the 27 books in the New Testament and founded many churches.

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