Steve Jobs Biopic, Longest Night, Neighbors, Miss You Already, and 13th Grade have all made recent film casting and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings and directors are subject to change.
The Steve Jobs Biopic
Sony Pictures is in talks with Danny Boyle to direct the biopic of the late Apple Computer co-founder. Boyle is said to have approached Leonardo DiCaprio to star.
deals aren’t quite done at this point, and DiCaprio just committed to star in The Revenant for Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu. That film starts shooting in September, so this biopic likely won’t get off the ground until 2015
Marshall will direct a shipwreck drama called The Longest Night at Paramount [Pictures]…Lethal Weapon 4 writer Jonathan Lemkin scripted the film which is based on the article of the same name by Sean Flynn that appeared in a December 2008 issue of GQ
director [Nicholas Stoller] revealed his next gig with most likely be a buddy cop comedy with [Seth] Rogen and Kevin Hart about the first interracial cop pairing in history…The untitled pitch was picked up by Paramount a few years ago. It’s written by former Late Show with David Letterman head writer Rodney Rothman
It’s basically about the first white cop, black cop pairing in history. That takes place in the late ’40s and they have to bust jazz musicians for weed. It’s kind of a Baz Luhrman world mixed with Tarantino shit. It’s a lot of things.”
Miss You Already
helmer Catherine Hardwicke is boarding comedy/drama Miss You Already, with Rachel Weisz and Toni Collette attached to star. The pair will play lifelong best friends whose relationship is tested as they confront a crisis.
Andy Tennant will direct 13th Grade, about a disillusioned NYC journalist who is passed up for a promotion and abandoned by his girlfriend, forcing him to move back to his mother’s house in suburban Chicago, where he settles for a job teaching at his former high school.
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