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Uncharted, Assassin’s Creed, Live!, 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.

Wilson

Judy Greer and Cheryl Hines have joined the cast of “Wilson,” starring Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern

The film, an adaptation of Daniel Clowes graphic novel directed by Craig Johnson (“The Skeleton Twins”), follows a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope named Wilson (Harrelson) who reunites with his estranged wife (Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabelle Amara) he has never met.

 the film written by [Daniel Clowes]

Assassin’s Creed

Ariane Labed has landed the role in “Assassin’s Creed” opposite Michael Fassbender that was once earmarked for Alicia Vikander

Uncharted

Seth Gordon has exited “Uncharted,” Sony’s adaptation of the popular video game series

Sony chief Tom Rothman had been weighing the fate of the project since he took over the reins of the studio. Rather than slash the budget, he decided to take the project in a new creative direction, which prompted Gordon’s exit.

Mark Boal penned the most recent draft of the script

The Circle

Emma Watson is set to play the lead opposite Tom Hanks in James Ponsoldt’s next movie “The Circle”

Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”) adapted the novel written by Dave Eggers

Watson will play a young woman who’s hired for a big job in an Internet monopoly called the Circle, which links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. It’s there that she meets a mysterious older man, who will be played by two-time Oscar winner Hanks.

Miss Stevens

Lily Rabe (“American Horror Story”), Timothee Chalamet (“Interstellar”), Lili Reinhart (“Kings of Summer”), Anthony Quintal (“Lohanthony”) and Rob Huebel (“The Descendants”) are set to star in Julia Hart’s directorial debut “Miss Stevens”

Hart co-wrote the script with Jordan Horowitz

When high school teacher Rachel Stevens (Rabe) chaperones three of her kids (Chalamet, Reinhart, Quintal) on a weekend field trip to a regional drama competition, nothing turns out the way she thought it would.

The Last Race

Joseph Fiennes is set to star in The Last Race, an unofficial follow-up to multi-award winning Brit epic Chariots of Fire, that takes the story of Scottish runner Eric Liddell through the latter parts of his life. The film, to be directed by Stephen Shin and Michael Parker, will follow Liddell after his win at the 1924 Paris Olympics…to look at his life in China, where he worked as a missionary and died in 1945 in a Japanese internment camp.

the project…will shoot in China….with co-stars Xiao Dou, who will play Liddell’s friend and fellow prisoner Xu Niu. Elizabeth Arends also stars.

 

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