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Film Casting: POSTCARD KILLINGS; BLONDE; James Gunn rehired as director of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3; & More

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The Postcards Killings, Blonde, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and more Film Casting News

The Postcards Killings, Blonde, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, 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.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

James Gunn has been rehired as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 by Walt Disney Studios President Alan Horn. Gunn will begin filming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after he finishes filming The Suicide Squad.

James Gunn posted this on Twitter following the announcement of his rehiring:

Countdown

Elizabeth Lail has been cast as unnamed nurse in the film.

Countdown‘s plot synopsis: “centers on a young nurse who after downloading an app that predicts exactly when a person is going to die and discovers she is supposed to die in three days must figure out why her time is running out and who or what is the mysterious figure following her.”

Justin Dec wrote the screenplay and will direct the film.

Countdown will be released in U.S. theaters through STX Films.

Blonde

Ana de Armas is in early negotiations to be cast as Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.

Blonde‘s plot synopsis: “Blonde will follow the rise of actress Norma Jean Mortenson and her eventual transformation into Marilyn Monroe…despite her immense [Hollywood] success, a series of bad relationships and tragedy ultimately led to drug addiction and death.”

Andrew Dominik wrote the screenplay and will direct the film.

The Postcard Killings

Denis O’Hare, Naomi Battrick, and Ruairi O’Connor have been cast in unspecified roles.

These actors and actress join already cast: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Connie Nielsen, and Cush Jumbo.

The Postcard Killings‘ plot synopsis: based on the novel by James Patterson and Liza Marklund, the story “centers on a New York detective investigating the death of his daughter who was murdered while on her honeymoon in London. During his investigation, similar crimes are reported across Europe with each killing accompanied by a postcard sent to a local journalist.”

Andrew Stern and Liza Marklund wrote the screenplay for the Danis Tanovic-directed film.

The Thing About Jellyfish

Millie Bobby Brown has been cast as Suzy, a seventh grader who loses her best friend to a drowning accident.

The Thing About Jellyfish‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by Ali Benjamin, “Jellyfish tells the story of a young girl named Suzy as she enters seventh grade. When her former best friend dies in a drowning accident — and not believing her mother who says that sometimes “these things happen” — Suzy becomes convinced that the true cause of the tragedy was a rare jellyfish sting. She retreats into a silent world of her imagination and begins crafting a globe-trotting plan to prove her theory, with the book exploring the ideas of life and death, the frailty of friendships and the potential of hope right next door.”

Molly Smith Metzler wrote the screenplay for the Wanuri Kahiu-directed film.

Button Man

Brian Helgeland has been hired to direct the film.

Button Man‘s plot synopsis: based on the graphic novel by John Wagner and Arthur Ranson, “tells the story of ex-military contractor Harry Exton, considered the first true hero of the post-truth age. Exton’s is a proxy in a clandestine competition among the super-rich. Paid to fight to the death in modern-day gladiatorial contests, Exton sets out on a relentless journey to use these twisted elites’ own dark machine to bring their corrupt world crashing down.”

Little Things

Denzel Washington has been cast as Deke, “a burned out but gifted Kern County deputy sheriff who teams with a crack Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detective, Baxter, to capture a serial killer.”

John Lee Hancock will write the screenplay and may direct the film.

The Hunt

Ike Barinholtz has been cast in an unspecified role.

This actor joins already cast: Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, and Glenn Howerton.

Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse wrote the screenplay for the Craig Zobel-directed film.

The Hunt will been released in U.S. theaters through Universal Pictures on October 18, 2019.

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