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Film Casting: Hugh Hefner Biopic, MALEFICENT 2, Kate Winslet in AVATAR Sequels

Trial By Fire

Chris Coy has been cast in an unspecified role.

Emily Meade has been cast as the wife of Cameron Todd Willingham, mother to the three small children that Cameron was convicted of killing.

Both join Jeff Perry, David Wilson Barnes, and Carlos Gomez in the Ed Zwick-directed film.

Geoffrey Fletcher wrote the script for the film.

Trial By Fire‘s plot synopsis: “The pic centers on the account of Cameron Todd Willingham (O’Connell), a poor, uneducated devotee of heavy metal who is convicted of arson and triple homicide when a fire rips through his home and his children are trapped inside. Willingham ultimately spends 12 years on death row. Meade plays Willingham’s wife and mother to their three small children. Dern co-stars as Elizabeth Gilbert, a Texas housewife who forms an unlikely bond with Willingham and fights magnificently for his freedom.”

The Turning

Mackenzie Davis has been cast in an unspecified role.

Floria Sigismondi is directing the film, from a script written by Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes. The Turning is based in the novella by Henry James.

Dick Cheney Biopic Film

Don McManus has been cast as David Addington, “former Chief of Staff to [Vice President] Dick Cheney.”

Dick Cheney Biopic Film‘s plot synopsis: “It details the career of Dick Cheney, from Halliburton CEO to the most power Vice President in history.”

Adam McKay is directing the film.

Spiral Farm

Piper De Palma has been cast as “a 17-year-old girl (De Palma) growing up on an intentional community.”

She joins Amanda Plummer, Teo Halm, Jade Fusco, and Cosimo Fusco.

Alec Tibaldi wrote and is directing the film.

Spiral Farm‘s plot synopsis: “the coming-of-age story of a 17-year-old girl (De Palma) growing up on an intentional community. The tranquility of the commune is disrupted by the arrival of two outsiders, a father and son, who cause her to question her future on the farm.”

Maleficent 2

Joachim Rønning is in talks to direct Maleficent 2.

Angelina Jolie has already been cast in the film.

Jez Butterworth and Linda Woolverton are currently writing the script for the film.

 

Avatar Sequels

Kate Winslet has been cast as Ronal. The character was not described at the time of press.

Along with Winslet, Avatar 2 will also star Stephen Lang, Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Matt Gerald, Sigourney Weaver, Cliff Curtis, and Oona Chaplin.

James Cameron is directing the Avatar sequels.

Avatar 2 will be released on December 18, 2020, Avatar 3 will be released on December 17, 2021. Avatar 4 will be released on December 20, 2024. Avatar 5 will be released on December 19, 2025.

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