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Film Casting: Christopher Miller & Phil Lord directing Han Solo STAR WARS Film

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Star Wars, Ghostbusters, The Comedian, 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.

Han Solo Star Wars Film

Christopher Miller and Phil Lord…will direct a standalone “Star Wars” anthology film…Set for May 25, 2018

The duo…will direct a feature about a young Han Solo, the iconic character played by Harrison Ford in the original films. [Lawrence Kasdan] and Jon Kasdan will write the screenplay.

The story will focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief and scoundrel Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encounter in the cantina at Mos Eisley.

Brain on Fire

Producer Charlize Theron and Broad Green Pictures are teaming up to adapt the best-selling memoir “Brain on Fire,” with Chloe Grace Moretz, Jenny Slate and Thomas Mann (“Me and Earl and The Dying Girl”) to star.

Moretz will play the author and New York Post journalist who begins to hear voices and experience seizures, leading her down a path of insanity and a desperate search for a diagnosis. Gerard Barrett (“Glassland”) will direct the 2016 release


Neil Casey has been set to play the villain in Ghostbusters

Details of Casey’s character, Rowan, are being kept under wraps, but he does look a bit like Peter MacNicol, who played the rather harmless bad guy Dr. Janosz Poha in Ghostbusters II.

The Kaiser’s Last Kiss

Jai Courtney will star opposite Lily James and Christopher Plummer in The Kaiser’s Last Kiss…director David Leveaux will make his feature debut with the spy thriller set in the early years of World War II, in the aftermath of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in 1940. Living there is former monarch Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile since 1917. In an effort to thwart the Nazis, the Dutch resistance work covertly with Winston Churchill to insert an agent into the Kaiser’s household. A lethally dangerous love affair ignites between a German officer (Courtney) and a young Jewish Dutch woman (James) with devastating consequences as the Nazis race to identify and eliminate the agent behind the potentially disastrous defection of their former Emperor to England.

Written by Simon Burke and based on the novel by Alan Judd

The Comedian

It will be Taylor Hackford who directs Robert De Niro in his passion project The Comedian, the Art Linson-scripted drama

De Niro will play a toxic insult comic on the order of a Don Rickles…and the stand-up material was written by Jeffrey Ross, a staple of Friars and celebrity roasts on Comedy Central who usually outshines the rest of the dais.

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