Good Times, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, The Divergent Series: Allegiant, 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.
Cecily Strong has been set to join the cast of Michelle Darnell, the Universal comedy that stars Melissa McCarthy. Ben Falcone is directing. Strong joins Kathy Bates, Peter Dinklage, Kristen Bell and Annie Mumolo in the cast.
McCarthy plays a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget. McCarthy created the character and wrote the script with Falcone and their Groundlings collaborator Steve Mallory.
Common has committed to star in the ensemble cast of Barbershop 3…He joins Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer, who are reprising, and The Best Man franchise director Malcolm D. Lee, who’s helming…The script is by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver.
Stefanie Scott is…booking a co-starring role in Voltage Pictures’ revenge thriller I.T. that stars Pierce Brosnan and is being directed by John Moore. She will play Brosnan’s daughter in the pic, about a successful owner of a private jet business who finds himself pitted against a disgruntled young I.T. consultant who begins stalking his daughter and using technology to threaten his family, business and life.
Moore came on as director in August with William Wisher (Terminator 2), who rewrote the script. The project originally was out to buyers at the 2013 AFM with Italian helmer Stefano Sollima attached.
The Six Billion Dollar Man
Damián Szifron is set to pen The Six Billion Dollar Man
Military officer Steve Austin becomes part of a top-secret government program after a horrific and near-fatal accident. Cutting-edge technology turns him into the world’s first truly bionic man: better, stronger, faster.
Break My Heart 1,000 Times
Hailee Steinfeld is set to star in supernatural romantic thriller Break My Heart 1,000 Times…Jason Fuchs will adapt the screenplay and Scott Speer is attached to direct.
It’s set following a cataclysmic event that has torn the barrier between our world and the next, leaving ‘Remnants’, ghost-like essences of the deceased, part of everyday life. After years of quiet coexistence with the living, a Remnant sends a threatening message to a young girl, propelling her on a mission with consequences that will forever change the course of her life.
Hilary Swank and Tom Wilkinson are attached to star in Denial, the David Hare-adapted drama based on Deborah E. Lipstadt’s book History On Trial: My Day In Court With A Holocaust Denier. The book recounts Lipstadt’s legal battle for historical truth against David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. It was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust actually happened and that Irving had manipulated data to make history vanish.
Mick Jackson will direct