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Road House, War of the Planet of the Apes, Cold War 2, 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.

Road Show

Nick Cassavetes will direct Ronda Rousey in MGM’s remake of “Road House”

Cassavetes, who will also write the script

Wes Anderson’s next animated film

Jeff Goldblum will lend his voice to Wes Anderson‘s next animated film

Goldblum said he’ll be joining Bob Balaban, Edward Norton and Bryan Cranston in the “Fantastic Mr. Fox” director’s stop-motion animated film about a pack of dogs.

War of the Planet of the Apes

Steve Zahn has been cast as a new ape in the third installment of 20th Century Fox’s “Planet of the Apes” franchise

M. Night Shyamalan’s next thriller

Anya Taylor Joy, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula and Haley Lu Richardson have joined James McAvoy in M. Night Shyamalan’s next thriller.

Joy and Buckley are signing on for lead roles opposite McAvoy, while Sula and Richardson will round out the cast in supporting roles.

Shyamalan will write, direct and produce along with Jason Blum.

Cold War 2

Chow Yun-fat (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) will star in “Cold War 2”

Production recently began with co-directors Longman Leung and Sunny Luk again at the helm. Also returning are major cast members Aaron Kwok, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Charlie Young, Eddie Peng Yuyan and Aarif Rahman.

Escape for New York remake

Reported by Jeff Sneider, Luther creator Neil Cross has been hired to write the newest draft. Cross isn’t a stranger to morally ambiguous characters, so he’s a fine match for Snake Plissken.

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