Kong: Skull Island, Slash, Mother’s Day, 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.
Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis are poised to reunite for “Mother’s Day,” an ensemble comedy from director Garry Marshall that also has Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson attached to star
Anya Kochoff-Romano and Lily Hollander wrote the script, which follows several interlocking stories about mothers as their special holiday grows near.
Thank You for Your Service
Jason Hall is in negotiations to make his directorial debut on another war-themed movie, DreamWorks’ PTSD drama “Thank You for Your Service”
Hall already adapted “Thank You for Your Service”
“Thank You for Your Service” follows three U.S. soldiers who return from Iraq and struggle to integrate back into their civilian lives with their families since they are still haunted by the horrific memories of war.
Kong: Skull Island
Michael Keaton and JK Simmons have both exited Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island. Scheduling conflicts are believed to be the principal reason behind both actors’ ankling. The project…pushed back its production start by a few weeks from the fall to before the end of the year. That, and the fact that it is likely to be a demanding shoot in terms of time, didn’t match up with their other commitments. Tom Hiddleston remains on-board.
Michael Ian Black (The State, Wet Hot American Summer, They Came Together) and Missi Pyle (Gone Girl) have joined the indie comedy ‘Slash…The cast also includes Sarah Ramos (Parenthood), Peter Vack (Mozart In The Jungle), Jessie Ennis (Veep) and Matt Peters (Orange Is The New Black).
Directed by Clay Liford (Earthling), who also wrote the screenplay, the coming of age drama focuses on a teenage erotic fan fic author; the title is a reference to the fan fiction genre that imagines sexual relationships between fictional characters who aren’t canonically an item (think Kirk/Spock or Spider-Man/Batman). Michael Johnston (Teen Wolf) and Hannah Marks (Necessary Roughness) star.
God’s Not Dead 2
Hayley Orrantia is set to lead God’s Not Dead 2, sequel to the hugely profitable 2014 religious drama. As with its predecessor, God’s Not Dead 2 depicts the debate between a skeptic and an evangelical Christian who come into conflict in an educational setting, but in this outing the roles will be reversed. Orrantia will star as “Brooke,” a high school student whose teacher, played by Melissa Joan Hart, quotes bible verses in class, causing Brooke’s parents to sue.
Ashley’s War: The Untold Story Of A Team of Women Soldiers On The Special Ops Battlefield
Abi Morgan to adapt the Gayle Tzemach Lemmon book Ashley’s War: The Untold Story Of A Team of Women Soldiers On The Special Ops Battlefield…expectation is that Reese Witherspoon will play a major role. Book tells the story of the creation by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command of a pilot program that allowed elite women soldiers on the battlefield with Green Berets and Army Rangers in Afghanistan in 2010. The unit, CST-2, brought together a hand-picked group of women from the Army, and that included 1st Lt. Ashley White, who would become the first CST member killed in action.
The Charnel House
Callum Blue and Nadine Velazquez will star opposite Makenzie Moss and Erik LaRay Harvey in Siegal Entertainment’s The Charnel House…Craig Moss is directing Emanuel Isler and Chad Israel’s script, which follows an accomplished British architect (Blue) who finally achieves his dream of converting the long-abandoned Fairmont Meat Company slaughterhouse into ultramodern lofts. His family and tenants will be exposed to a decades-long mystery that cannot be covered up by the building’s high-tech makeover. Danielle Lauder, Andy Favreau and Kate Linder co-star
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