Gambit, Colossal, Like a Virgin, 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.
The Incredible Case Of The P.I. Moms
Lynn Shelton will direct a movie about a scandalous true story of a private investigation agency comprised of soccer moms that was actually a front for drugs and crooked cops, headed by an ex-cop-turned P.I. agency owner trying to realize his dream of mounting a reality series for Lifetime.
It is a crazy story that starts with a young mom getting a job at a P.I. agency staffed entirely by attractive soccer moms, run by a charismatic ex-cop named Chris Butler who treated his employees like they were Charlie’s Angels, working cases that included insurance scams and cheating husbands. The agency and its fetching detectives made it a magnet for press coverage, but while media including Dr Phil broadcast pieces about the soccer mom agency, the enterprise was actually committing more crimes than it was solving. It turned out Butler was in cahoots with a local drug enforcement official to sell drugs that had been confiscated by the police. One reasons the gumshoe needed money? To fund a proposed reality show about the agency that got picked up by Lifetime and was promptly shut down when the scandal was exposed. The soccer moms were said to be oblivious to the drug conspiracy, though even they were growing uncomfortable with the increasingly seedy things they were asked to do in order to entrap cheating spouses and the like, with TV cameras chronicling the stings. Key to uncovering this was Crooks, who started out with the intention of writing a positive story until he was contacted by a source who was involved in the sordid secret drug business.
A Dog’s Purpose
Bradley Cooper is in negotiations to voice the title character in A Dog’s Purpose…being directed by Lasse Hallstrom…with a cast that includes Britt Robertson and Dennis Quaid.
Purpose is not a talking-dog movie, but the dog’s inner voice, which Cooper will provide, is the through line of the story.
The inspirational movie centers on a devoted dog that is reincarnated several times and — even as he helps his many owners — always has the aim of being reunited with his original owner and best friend.
Rosario Dawson will be a member of the Bat-family in Lego Batman
Will Arnett is reprising the Caped Crusader role he originated in Lego Movie. Michael Cera is voicing the hero’s sidekick, Robin, while Zach Galifianakis is in negotiations to play the Joker.
Dawson will voice Barbara Gordon, the daughter of police commissioner James Gordon who later becomes the crime-fighting heroine Batgirl.
Chris McKay, the animation supervisor on Lego Movie, is directing the project, which has a script written by author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith.
Robin Hood: Origins
Eve Hewson has landed the role of Maid Marian in Lionsgate’s Robin Hood: Origins, the Otto Bathurst-directed film
Tim Blake Nelson has joined the cast of Colossal, the indie sci-fi actioner from writer-director Nacho Vigalondo…Nelson will play Garth, who has a drug problem that he doesn’t do a particularly good job of hiding.
Channing Tatum’s forthcoming X-Men franchise spinoff Gambit…may be calling in some high-profile help from…Doug Liman.
Liman has “an inside track” on the film.
Like A Virgin
Gemma Arterton has been set to star in Catherine Shepherd’s directorial debut Like A Virgin…The story follows the character of Mary, who is visited by the Angel Gabriel while off her head following a night out. Gabriel tells her that she has been chosen by God to give birth to the next Messiah. The film looks at what happens when a girl who isn’t ready to grow up is chosen to save the world[.]
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