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Film Casting: LEGO MOVIE 2, COLONIA, Paul Greengrass Directing THE TUNNELS

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The Lego Movie 2, Colonia, The Tunnels, and other films have all 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 Tunnels

FilmNation Entertainment has acquired film rights to Greg Mitchell’s book proposal for Berlin Wall drama “The Tunnels” and attached “Captain Phillips” director Paul Greengrass to helm.

“The Tunnels” is the true story of a great escape before the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. The story focuses on a group of West Germans trying to get their loved ones out of East Berlin, with the unlikely help of American news networks, who funded their expedition. A German made-for-TV version was released theatrically in the U.S. in 2005.

The Lego Movie 2

Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed on with Warner Bros to write The Lego Movie sequel. They wrote and directed the first film…No word on whether they’ll direct it.


Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl will be joined by Mikael Nyqvist (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) in German helmer Florian Gallenberger’s period pic Colonia…The thriller is inspired by true events and sees Brühl’s Daniel and Watson’s Lena entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. When Daniel is abducted by Pinochet’s secret police, Lena tracks him to a sealed-off area called Colonia Dignidad. The Colonia presents itself as a charitable mission run by a lay preacher (Nyqvist), but is in fact a place from which no one has ever escaped. In order to find her beloved, Lena decides to join the cult. Also just added to the cast are Richenda Carey (Separate Lies), Vicky Krieps (A Most Wanted Man), August Zirner (The Counterfeiters) and Martin Wuttke (A Most Wanted Man, Inglourious Basterds).

The Condemned

WWE Studios is…tapping Randy Orton to star in “The Condemned 2: Desert Prey”

Roel Reine (“Death Race: Inferno,” “The Scorpion 3″) will direct the actioner from a script by Alan McElroy (“The Marine 4?).

Film follows a former bounty hunter who finds himself on the run as part of a revamped Condemned tournament, in which convicts are forced to fight each other to the death as part of a game that’s broadcast to the public.


DreamWorks has tapped…Mark Rylance to play the title character in Steven Spielberg’s The BFG.

Spielberg will direct the film, an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel of the same name

Published in 1982, The BFG tells the tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG, who set out on an adventure to capture the evil man-eating giants who have been invading the human world.

Melissa Mathison, who last teamed with Spielberg and Kennedy on E.T., has written the screenplay.

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Source: Hollywoodreporter, Variety, Deadline

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