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Children of Blood and Bone, Sylvie, A Quiet Place 2, and more Film Casting News

Children of Blood and Bone, Sylvie, A Quiet Place 2, and more movies have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States and abroad. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.

Let Him Go

Kevin Costner has been cast as retired sheriff George Blackledge.

Diane Lane has been cast as retired sheriff George Blackledge’s wife Margaret Blackledge.

Let Him Go‘s plot synopsis: based on the novel by Larry Watson, “Following the loss of their son, retired sheriff George Blackledge (Costner) and his wife Margaret (Lane) leave their Montana ranch to rescue their young grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family living off the grid in the Dakotas, headed by matriarch Blanche Weboy. When they discover the Weboys have no intention of letting the child go, George and Margaret are left with no choice but to fight for their family.”

Thomas Bezucha will write the screenplay and direct the film.

Hulk Hogan Biopic Film

Chris Hemsworth has been cast a Terry Gene Bollea a.k.a. Hulk Hogan.

Hulk Hogan Biopic’s plot synopsis (and what to expect): “the project will focus on Hogan’s rise and is described as an origin story of the [Hulk] and Hulkamania…Hogan began his career in the late 1970s in the Florida fighting circuit and when he started in the WWF frequently squared off against Andre the Giant as a villainous fighter. When Vince McMahon took over the company and began expanding it into a national presence, Hogan was its face and by then a hero persona. By the end of the ’80s, he was one of the Me Decade’s key personalities, gracing magazine covers, appearing on nightly talk shows, and even headlining a Saturday morning cartoon.”

Scott Silver wrote the screenplay for the Todd Phillips-directed film.

The Silver Bear

Gerard McMurray has been selected to write and direct the film. Frank Baldwin wrote the screenplay for the film.

Michael B. Jordan has been cast as Columbus a.k.a. The Silver Bear.

The Silver Bear‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by Derek Haas, “The Silver Bear is an incredible hunt-and-chase story about the most skilled and feared hitman in the underworld.”


Amy Poehler had been selected to direct the film.

Moxie‘s plot synopsis: based on the novel by Jennifer Mathieu, it “follows the story of a 16 year old teenage girl named Vivian Carter, who gets fed up with her high school’s sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, catcalls from guys during class, and the school administration constantly praising the football team as if they can do no wrong. When Viv discovers that her mom was part of a punk rock band called Riot Grrl in the 90s, she gets inspired and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to girls in her school. Soon, girls from different cliques and popularity rankings have started to respond, leading Viv to head a girl revolution.”

Tamara Chestna wrote the screenplay for the film.

Da 5 Bloods

Jonathan Majors has been cast in an unspecified role.

This actor joins already cast: Chadwick Boseman, Jean Reno, and Delroy Lindo.

Spike Lee, Danny Bilson, Paul DeMeo, and Matthew Billingsly wrote the screenplay for Spike Lee-directed film.

Da 5 Bloods‘ plot synopsis: “a Vietnam War drama produced by Netflix centered around a group of men returning to the jungle to reclaim their innocence.”


David Dastmalchian has been cast Spice-addicted Mentat Piter De Vries, a human with the computational abilities of a computer that works for Baron Vladimir Harkonnen.

These actors joins already cast: Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Timothee Chalamet, and Rebecca Ferguson.

Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts the screenplay for the Denis Villeneuve-directed film.

The Devil All the Time

Haley Bennett, Jason Clarke, and Riley Keough have been cast in unspecified roles.

These actresses and actor join already cast: Tom Holland, Mia Wasakowska, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgard, Eliza Scanlen, and Sebastian Stan.

The Devil All the Time‘s plot synopsis: based on the novel by Donald Ray Pollock, “In the forgotten backwoods of a place called Knockemstiff, Ohio, a storm of faith, violence and redemption brews. Out of desperation to save his dying wife, Willard Russell turns to prayer which succumbs to sacrifice. This sets our protagonist Arvin, Willard’s son, on his path from bullied kid to a man who knows when to take action. He interacts with a nefarious cast of characters: a serial killer couple, a faith-testing preacher, and a corrupt local sheriff in a story that is told across two decades.”

Antonio Campos and Paulo Campos wrote the screenplay for the Antonio Campos-directed film.

Bad Boys for Life

Kate Del Castillo has been cast in an unspecified role in the film.

This actor joins already cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Jacob Scipio, Paola Nuñez, Will Smith, and Martin Lawrence.

Bad Boys for Life‘s plot synopsis: “Hudgens, Ludwig, and Melton will play a modern, highly specialized police unit that collides with the old school Bad Boys (Smith and Lawrence) when a new threat emerges in Miami.”

Peter Craig, Joe Carnahan, and Chris Bremmer wrote the screenplay for Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah-directed film.

Bad Boys for Life will be released in U.S. theaters through Sony Pictures on January 2020.

The Old Guard

Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne have been cast in unspecified roles in the film.

The Old Guard‘s plot synopsis: based on the graphic novel by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez, “[The Old Guard] tells the story of old soldiers who never die…and yet cannot seem to fade away. Trapped in an immortality without explanation, Andromache of Scythia—”Andy”—and her comrades ply their trade for those who can find—and afford—their services. But in the 21st century, immortality is a hard secret to keep, and when you live long enough, you learn that there are many fates worse than death.”

Greg Rucka wrote the screenplay for the Gina Prince-Blythewood-directed film.

Last Night in Soho

Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie and Matt Smith have been cast in unspecified roles in the film.

These actors join already cast Anya Taylor-Joy.

Edgar Wright and Krysty Wilson-Cairns wrote the screenplay for Edgar Wright-directed film.

Journal for Jordan

Michael B. Jordan is in negotiations to star in the film.

Journal for Jordan‘s plot synopsis: “Journal for Jordan is based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dana Canedy’s love affair with First Sergeant Charles Monroe King. King kept a journal full of poignant life lessons for their newborn son, Jordan, while deployed overseas. He was killed in Iraq in 2006 when Jordan was just seven months old, but his spirit lives on in his messages of love to Dana and Jordan.”

Virgil Williams is writing the screenplay for the Denzel Washington-directed film.

Children of Blood and Bone

Rick Famuyiwa has been selected to direct the film.

Children of Blood and Bone‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by Tomi Adeyemi, “Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. Everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for an enemy.”

David Magee wrote the screenplay for the film.

A Quiet Place 2

John Krasinski is writing and directing the film.

Emily Blunt will star in the film.

Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe are in negotiations to reprise their roles.

A Quiet Place 2 will be released in U.S. theaters through Paramount Pictures on May 15, 2020.


Tessa Thompson have been cast as Sylvie.

Nnamdi Asomugha have been cast as Robert, an aspiring saxophonist.

Sylvie‘s plot synopsis: “It follows Sylvie (Thompson) who meets aspiring saxophonist Robert (Asomugha) when he takes a job at her father’s record store in Harlem. After a summer romance that comes to an end, the two fatefully reconnect several years later and find that their feelings for each other have never disappeared.”

Eugene Ashe wrote the screenplay and will direct the film.

Pop. 1280

Yorgos Lanthimos has been selected to write and direct the film.

Pop. 1280‘s plot synopsis: based on the novel by Jim Thompson, “A corrupt sheriff of a small town manipulates the people in his orbit in order to win the next election.”

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