Devil’s Gate, Independence Day 2, Blade Runner 2, 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.
Just days after Wonder Woman lost director Michelle MacLaren, it’s found a new one. Patty Jenkins will now direct the Warner Bros. pic, which stars Gal Gadot as the DC Comics superhero.
The studio raced to replace MacLaren in order to stick to their planned timetable.
The Limehouse Golem
Alan Rickman (Harry Potter), Olivia Cooke (Me And Earl And The Dying Girl) and Douglas Booth (The Riot Club) have boarded Jane Goldman’s adaptation
The film…will be directed by Juan Carlos Medina (Painless)
Alloy Entertainment has attached Jane The Virgin star Gina Rodriguez and The Sessions writer-director Ben Lewin to Purple Hearts…Written by Kyle Jarrow
Blade Runner 2
Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to star in Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner, the film that will be directed by Prisoners helmer Denis Villeneuve…Harrison Ford, who starred in the original film, reprises his role as replicant hunter Rick Deckard.
Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green have written the original screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Scott.
Army Of One
Russell Brand, Denis O’Hare, Ken Marino, Paul Scheer and Rainn Wilson have lined up for director Larry Charles…The film was written by Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph
The Last Of The Tribe
Paul Haggis is circling The Last Of The Tribe, a fact-based jungle thriller scripted by Mark Bailey
The film is based on a compelling true story: It’s estimated that more than 40 undiscovered indigenous tribes make their home in the Brazilian Amazon. The constitution says that if there’s even one surviving Indian, the surrounding land becomes a preserve that cannot be exploited commercially. When one such Indian was discovered in 1996, big money interests tried to kill him, while a small group tried to save him.
Milo Ventimiglia and Amanda Schull of SyFy’s 12 Monkeys are set to star in the suspense thriller Devil’s Gate
The indie will mark the directorial debut of commercial director and Dawn of the Dead’s second unit director Clay Staub. Staub also wrote the story and screenplay for the film along with Peter Aperlo.
The film is set in a small town where an FBI Agent, played by Schull, comes to investigate the missing wife and son of a local rancher, played by Ventimiglia. The film will also feature X-Men actor Shawn Ashmore as the local deputy forced to collaborate with the outside investigator in his town, and Jane the Virgin’s Bridget Regan as the missing wife that sets the mystery into action. Jonathan Frakes, of Star Trek: The Next Generation fame, will play a sheriff who is uncomfortable with the interference of the FBI in his town.
Independence Day 2
“Independence Day” original cast member Judd Hirsch is the latest to board sequel “Independence Day 2”
Hirsch is reprising his role as Jeff Goldblum’s character’s father.
Newcomers Liam Hemsworth and Jessie Usher will play Pullman’s son-in-law and Fox’s son, respectively. Travis Tope will play Charlie, though character details were not immediately available.
Steve Carell is signing on to star in Robert Zemeckis‘ feature adaptation of Jeff Malmberg’s 2010 documentary “Marwencol”
Caroline Thompson (“Edward Scissorhands”) wrote the screenplay, which follows Mark Hogancamp, whose memory was wiped away by a vicious assault. He finds comfort in building a miniature village populated by dolls whose identities are very real to him, as their actions help him cope with what happened to him.
Mike Leigh’s next project will look at Peterloo — the 1819 massacre by British government forces at a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St. Peter’s Field in Manchester, England, when 700 people were injured, and 18 killed.
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