The Crucifixion, Jack Reacher 2, Underworld 5, 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.
Lara Pulver has joined the cast of the upcoming, still-untitled fifth installment in the Underworld series…It will be directed by Anna Foerster from a script written by Cory Goodman.
“The Crow” director Corin Hardy is in danger of flying the coop as a result of the Relativity Media bankruptcy, according to producer Edward R. Pressman
…Pressman claims that he’s “in danger of losing the services of the director of the picture … who is widely regarded as a key creative element. Thus, the production of the picture is imploding even as the time to make the picture is running out under the Crow contract.”
Michael Shannon and Nick Kroll have joined the cast of Jeff Nichols‘ interracial marriage drama “Loving” along with Jon Bass (“Big Time in Hollywood, FL”), Marton Csokas (“The Equalizer”) and Bill Camp (“Black Mass”).
Kroll will play Bernie Cohen, Bass will play Phil Hirschkop, Csokas will play Sheriff Brooks and Camp will play as Frank Beazley. Shannon will play Grey Villet, the LIFE Magazine photographer who shot the iconic images of the Lovings in 1965.
Scott Waugh is set to helm Outlaws Inc., a fact-based drama about military men who turn to mercenary work. The script is by Banshee co-creator David Schickler
Outlaws Inc. is based on a true story penned by journalist Matt Potter. He documents his exploits following a gang of military men, who find themselves without work or prospects in the 1990s, and buy a decommissioned plane to start an international cargo delivery business.
East Texas Hot Links
Samuel L. Jackson is helping to bring Eugene Lee’s Pulitzer-nominated play East Texas Hot Links to the big screen with Lee as director.
Eugene LeeEast Texas Hot Links is the story of how a single night at a “colored only” bar in Jim Crow era East Texas tests the strength and loyalty of a small African-American community and changes their lives. Lee’s play, which initially bowed in 1991, was a one-act, 90-minute performance set in the pre-civil rights era in Texas at a little eatery called Top o’ the Hill Cafe which was designated as “for coloreds only.” The world outside the cafe in 1955 America was considered dangerous and redneck Klan.
Casting is currently underway with John Beasley (The Soul Man) in the role of Boochie Reed.