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Film Casting: SPIDER-MAN, ANTHROPOID, Steven Spielberg & Jennifer Lawrence in ITS WHAT I DO

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Spider-Man Reboot, Anthropoid, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life Of Love And War, 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.

It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life Of Love And War

Warner Bros is closing a deal for It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life Of Love And War, a memoir by Lynsey Addario that has Steven Spielberg attached to direct and Jennifer Lawrence to star, with Andrew Lazar producing.

She is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists who went to Afghanistan during the post-9/11 invasion of Afghanistan and carved out a niche giving an identity to the victims of conflict. That includes how Afghans suffered during the Taliban regime, the Iraqi War, victims of genocide in Darfur, the rape of women in the Congo. Her work in dangerous locales included her being kidnapped by pro-Quaddafi forces in the Libyan civil war.

Spider-Man Reboot

Rumors lately had [Drew Goddard] as the likely candidate to script and direct the next installment of the Spider-Man franchise. I’m told he’s got a meeting and there’s optimism this will lead to a deal but that it’s a bit premature.

Sony still likes Goddard…The job isn’t his yet, but this will be the first Spidey film to involve Kevin Feige, who has put up an enviable record of success at Marvel and knows what he’s doing. He’ll produce with Amy Pascal in a deal that I’m told stopped the feverish ticking on the rights clock

The Lake

Luc Besson…and partner Christophe Lambert…just set Sullivan Stapleton…to star in The Lake, an action thriller that Besson wrote with The Equalizer scribe Richard Wenk, with Steven Quale (Into The Storm) directing.

He heads the cast in a thriller about a group of Navy SEALs who attempt to solve a long-forgotten mystery while they uncover an immense treasure hidden in a lake in war-torn Serbia.

The Magnificent Seven

Ethan Hawke is in negotiations to join what is shaping up to be an all-star cast of MGM’s remake of Western classic The Magnificent Seven

The move will reteam Hawke with director Antoine Fuqua and actor Denzel Washington

Chris Pratt and Haley Bennett…are also in the cast.

The movie tells of a woman (Bennett) who hires a disparate group of gunslingers to protect her town from rampaging bandits.

Mile 22

Rousey and “The Raid” star Iko Uwais are on board to star in “Mile 22”

The film explores the relationship between a CIA field officer and an Indonesian police officer forced to work together as they confront violent and extreme political corruption.

Graham Roland penned the script.

Anthropoid

“Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan and “Peaky Blinders” thesp Cillian Murphy will lead the cast of World War II movie “Anthropoid,” which Sean Ellis will direct.

The pic concerns an assassination attempt on Reinhard Heydrich, an SS general who led the Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia and gained the nickname “the Butcher of Prague.” Two soldiers from Czechoslovakia’s army in exile are trained by British forces, and parachuted into their homeland with the assignment, code-named Anthropoid, to kill Heydrich.

Screenplay is by Ellis

Neill Blomkamp’s Alien Film

Michael Biehn attended Pensacola Comic Con this last weekend, and while there he was asked about his potential involvement in the new film. The news comes from a Reddit user who apparently asked the actor two quick questions about his future with the franchise. According to the source, when he asked Biehn if he had been contacted about the new Alien film installment he “smiled and said, ‘Yes.'” He was then asked if he would be game to do it, and he reportedly said, “Looks like it!”

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Source: Geektyrant, Reddit, Deadline, Hollywoodreporter, Variety

 

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