Ivanhoe, The Trust, Barbershop 3, and other movies 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.
MGM is hiring The Best Man franchise director Malcolm D. Lee to direct Barbershop 3, the sequel that is coming together fast with deals being made for Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer to reprise their roles.
Untitled Edward Snowden Film
Timothy Olyphant will join Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley in the feature film about Edward Snowden that Oliver Stone is prepping in Munich. Ink isn’t dry on the deal, but he’s negotiating
Olyphant will play a CIA agent who befriended Snowden before the latter fled to Russia seeking asylum after making public more classified documents than anyone since Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War.
The Burning Woman
Scott Free has come aboard to produce The Burning Woman, a package that has Anne Hathaway circling to star in a spec script by Brad Ingelsby
In a small, blue-collar town in Pennsylvania, a 32-year-old woman’s teen daughter goes missing and she is left to raise her infant grandson alone. The story is told over the course of 11 years, from the time her daughter vanishes, through the the trials-and-tribulations of subsequent years looking for closure, leading up the long-awaited discovery of the truth. It’s a drama with thriller elements.
writer Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) and director Jon S. Baird (Filth) are re-teaming for a bold new adaptation of the classic Walter Scott adventure tale Ivanhoe.
Very much the standard bearer for the knight in shining armour genre, Ivanhoe follows the story of a worthy and noble knight who returns to England after the third Crusades. He fights to restore the good King Richard, believed to be held captive in an Austrian prison, and depose Richard’s wicked brother John.
Kellan Lutz and Gina Carano are set to join Bruce Willis in Extraction
Lutz plays CIA rookie agent Harry Turner, who sets out to find his kidnapped father (Willis) against the agency’s wishes. Carano plays Victoria, a tough field operative assigned to hunt down Harry. Lone Survivor‘s Dan Bilzerian, Lydia Hull and Tyler Olson also star.
Jerry Lewis has signed on to join Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood and Sky Ferreira in The Trust…Cage and Wood play two corrupt cops who are stuck working the evidence room of the Las Vegas police department. When one discovers there is a vault full of drug money sealed in the back of a convenience store, both cops team up to pull a heist. Lewis will play the father of Cage’s crooked cop character.
Ewan McGregor has been tapped to make his directorial feature film debut on American Pastoral…that stars McGregor, Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning.
[It was] adapted by The Lincoln Lawyer scribe John Romano.
The story follows Seymour “Swede” Levov (McGregor), a legendary high school athlete who grows up to marry a former beauty queen (Connolly) and inherits his father’s business. Swede’s seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter (Fanning) rebels by becoming a revolutionary and committing a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.
Morena Baccarin has nabbed the female lead in Deadpool, Fox’s action movie based on the Marvel character.
Baccarin was one of a handful of actresses shortlisted for the role of Reynolds’ character’s love interest. The character grapples with falling for a man with a hideously scarred face.
The film is based on a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
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