Jurassic World 2, Neighbor 2, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, 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.
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
Angelina Jolie Pitt has signed on to direct an adaptation of “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers”
The film is based on the memoir by Cambodian author and human-rights activist Loung Ung, and revolves around surviving the Khmer Rouge regime. Loung Ung was five years old when the Khmer Rouge assumed power over Cambodia in 1975 and began a four-year reign of terror and genocide in which nearly two million people died. Forced from her family’s home in Phnom Penh, Ung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans while her six siblings were sent to labor camps.
Jolie Pitt and Ung adapted the book into a screenplay together.
Chloe Moretz will join Zac Efron in Universal’s comedy sequel “Neighbors 2”
Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne will return for the film
Nicholas Stoller returns to direct from a script he co-wrote with Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brien, Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
Jurassic World 2
Jurassic World…will reunite stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. The film will hit theaters Friday June 22, 2018.
the first film’s director Colin Trevorrow to write the screenplay with Derek Connolly.
No director has been announced
Jena Malone has signed on join her “Hunger Games” co-star Josh Hutcherson in “The Rusted,” a short psychological thriller that Kat Candler will write and direct
“The Rusted” tells the story of a brother and sister who begin renovating their childhood home into a recording studio, when strange happenings force them to face memories of the past.
The Scent of Rain and Lightning
Maika Monroe, Maggie Grace, Brad Carter have been cast in the indie drama The Scent of Rain and Lightning
Kong: Skull Island
Brie Larson is in talks to play the female lead in Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island.
Carter Blanchard to adapt Steelheart, the first leg of a three-book trilogy by Brandon Sanderson that is being developed as a potential directing vehicle for Shawn Levy.
[On the book]…the idea of what happens if the handful of all-powerful people lord their powers over everyone else and enslave them. The tale begins with a burst in the sky that gave some ordinary people extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics, but with incredible gifts came the desire to rule. In what was once Chicago, an astonishingly powerful Epic named Steelheart installed himself as emperor. Nobody fights back but the Reckoners, a shadowy group of ordinary humans who spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. The book centers on David, who wants in the group because Steelheart killed his father, and he alone knows the Epics’ true weakness. The second book centers on the aftermath of that battle and even more questions for David, who has found a new foe that will require a quest darker and even more dangerous.
Come And Find Me
Garret Dillahunt is set to star opposite John C. McGinley in the youth baseball drama Rounding Third and appear with Aaron Paul in the thriller Come And Find Me. McGinley stars in Rounding Third as the win-at-all-costs coach of a kids baseball team on which his son plays. Dillahunt will play the new assistant coach. The coaches butt heads as they scrap through a season despite different personal circumstances and philosophies about the game and how to motivate their team. Robert Deaton and George Flanigen are directing
Come And Find Me, from writer-director Zack Whedon, stars Paul as David, who must track down his missing girlfriend (Annabelle Wallis) after he realizes she’s not who she was pretending to be. Dillahunt plays the girlfriend’s former handler with the government who attempts to give David incriminating evidence that the woman was holding against him.
Speech & Debate
Kal Penn has joined the cast of Speech & Debate, director Dan Harris’ adaptation of Stephen Karam’s acclaimed off-Broadway play. It follows three misfit high schoolers (Liam James, Sarah Steele and Austin McKenzie) in a very small Oregon town who are frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers and the school board. Banding together, they revive a defunct school debate club to take on the world. Penn will play the James character’s father, a member of the school board who is caught between wanting to do the right thing for his son and the kids and having to deal with family pressures from his wife (Kimberly Williams-Paisley).
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