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Film Casting: DIRTY GRANDPA, BAIN, John Lee Hancock directing THE FOUNDER

John Lee Hancock

Dirty Grandpa, Bain de minuit, The Founder, 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.

Dirty Grandpa

Zoey Deutch has landed a role opposite Zac Efron and Robert De Niro in Lionsgate comedy Dirty Grandpa. The road trip pic follows uptight Jason (Efron) as he drives to Florida for spring break ahead of his wedding, with his grandfather (De Niro), a foul-mouthed former Army general, in tow. Deutch will play Shadia, an earthy environmental advocate and love interest to Efron’s character.

Dan Mazer is directing from a screenplay by John Phillips

Story of Effa Manley

Penny Marshall will take a swing at the subject of women in baseball again. The director of A League of Their Own will helm a film about the story of Effa Manley, the first woman to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Manley rose to fame in the sport while managing the National Negro League’s Newark Eagles in the 1930s and ’40s. Byron Motley wrote the screenplay.

The Founder

John Lee Hancock is in negotiations to direct The Founder, the story of the rise of the McDonald’s fast food empire.

Written by Robert Siegel (Big Fan), The Founder is a drama that tells the true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself in a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

Bain de minuit

Benoit Jacquot…has lined up a stellar cast including Gerard Depardieu, Vincent Lindon and Sandrine Kiberlain for his next movie, a mystery drama titled “Bain de minuit.”

Gilles Taurand…is writing the script of “Bain,” which is an adaptation of George Harrar’s “Reunion at Red Paint Bay.”

Set in Red Paint, a small town in Maine, the book centers around a sturdy family man working as newspaper editor. His picture-perfect life starts to unravel after he starts receiving postcards from a mysterious stalker who is threaten him and his family and revealing dark secrets from his past.

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Source: Hollywoodreporter, Deadline, Variety

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