Blade Runner 2, Brewster’s Millions, The Crowded Room, and other movies 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.
Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) has joined the previously announced Jeremy Irons in Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore’s romantic drama The Correspondence. The film…follows the love affair between a professor and a younger woman working in the same field.
Blade Runner 2
Denis Villeneuve is in negotiations to direct the sequel to Blade Runner, with Harrison Ford previously asked but now confirmed to be reprising his role as Rick Deckard.
Hampton Fancher — who co-wrote the original with David Peoples — and Michael Green have written the original screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Scott. The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 film
All I See Is You
Marc Forster has set Blake Lively and Jason Clarke to star in All I See Is You, an SC International Pictures-funded indie that Forster wrote with Sean Conway…Pic’s a psychological drama that tells the story of a blind woman and her husband who upon restoration of her sight begins to discover previously unseen and disturbing details about themselves, their marriage and their lives.
Looking for Alaska
Temple Hill Entertainment and screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber…have signed on to Paramount’s adaptation of Green’s first novel, Looking for Alaska.
Neustadter and Weber will write the screenplay for the film, which centers on a teen named Miles who goes to boarding school for his junior year. There, he meets a enigmatic student named Alaska and begins to fall for her.
The Crowded Room
Leonardo DiCaprio is…set to star in New Regency’s multiple personality tale “The Crowded Room”
DiCaprio has committed to play the first person to successfully use multiple personality disorder as a defense in a court of law. Milligan was put on trial in the late 1970s after being accused of raping three women at Ohio State University, as well as committing robbery.
Milligan had 24 personalities including Adalana, a lesbian who took responsibility for the rapes; Ragen, a Yugoslavian communist who confessed to the robbery; and Arthur, an uptight Englishman.
Milligan’s lawyers argued that his alternate personalities committed the crimes without his knowledge, and he subsequently became the first person to be acquitted using the defense of a multiple personality disorder diagnosis. Milligan died last December, perhaps paving the way for Hollywood to finally tell his story.
Screenwriters Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg will adapt Daniel Keyes’ nonfiction book about Milligan
Robert Townsend has come on board to direct a new version “Brewster’s Millions”
The adaptation was written by Michael William Schmidt and follows Monty Brewster, who is set to inherit $1 billion – with one key caveat: he must spend $100 million in one week, or end up with nothing more than the clothes on his back.
Untitled Kelly Reichardt Project
Kristen Stewart has joined Michelle Williams and Laura Dern in the hot indie drama known as the Untitled Kelly Reichardt Project. Written and directed by Reichardt, the film is a series of vignettes that revolve around the lives of people in small-town Montana.
Stewart will play a young lawyer from Boise who takes a teaching job several hours from her house. Despite her nerves about teaching, she’s determined to prove to herself that she can do it. Soon after taking the job, Beth develops a close friendship with Jamie, a local woman who’s auditing her class. James Le Gros and Jared Harris (Mad Men) also have been cast in the ensemble project
Dern is set as Laura Wells, a lawyer in Helena who keeps going back into a bad relationship with Ryan Lewis (Le Gros), a married man who couldn’t care less for his wife and daughter. Williams portrays Ryan’s wife, Gina Lewis, who works in advertising with her philandering husband. Finally, Harris is a former construction worker who was injured in a work-related accident and starts plotting a hostage attempt.
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