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The Downslope, Midnight Sun, Imagine Agents, 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.

Chasing Phil: The World’s Greatest Con Man, Two Undercover FBI Agents, And Their Amazing Around The World Adventure

Warner Bros. has preemptively acquired author David Howard’s book proposal “Chasing Phil: The World’s Greatest Con Man, Two Undercover FBI Agents, And Their Amazing Around The World Adventure” for Robert Downey Jr. to produce and potentially star

The book proposal details the FBI’s first foray into white collar crime-fighting and its use of agents as long-term, undercover operatives. The story follows two young FBI agents as they infiltrate the world of Phil Kitzer, the charismatic mastermind behind dozens of multi-million dollar schemes and his international network of associates known as The Fraternity.

The role of Phil Kitzer will be tailored for Downey, who typically plays the charismatic hero in big studio movies.

The Downslope

Stanley Kubrick‘s original screenplay “The Downslope,” a sweeping, historical action-drama he wrote in 1956, is being developed as a feature trilogy with Marc Forster (“World War Z”) attached to produce as well as direct the first film in the series

The story chronicles a bitter, strategic series of Civil War battles in the Shenandoah Valley between Union General George Armstrong Custer and Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby, known as the Gray Ghost for his stealth and elusiveness. His cavalrymen, known as Mosby’s Rangers, continually outsmarted the much larger enemy forces in a sequence of raids, which enraged Custer and eventually created a fierce cycle of revenge between the two men.

The succeeding stories will expand upon Kubrick’s original story and journey west, as post-war Americans settled the new frontier, delivering on the country’s unbending ambitions and dreams of Manifest Destiny.

Midnight Sun

Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger have been cast as the leads of Midnight Sun…Scott Speer (Step Up: Revolution) is set to direct the pic from a script by Eric Kirsten.

Based on a 2006 Japanese film, Midnight Sun centers on Katie (Thorne), a 17-year-old sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie (Schwarzenegger) and they embark on a summer romance.

Untitled Girl’s Trip Project

Screenwriters Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver are re-teaming with Malcolm D. Lee for the Untitled Girl’s Trip Project at Universal.


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