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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Jennifer Lawrence Picks Next Movie: A Drama With Acclaimed Theater Director by Justin Kroll

Jennifer Lawrence will star in an untitled film for IAC FILMS and A24 to be directed by acclaimed theater director Lila Neugebauer, who will make her feature film debut. The script was writt…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:00PM
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Toni Collette, Jessie Buckley and David Thewlis Join Charlie Kaufman’s Netflix Movie (EXCLUSIVE) by Justin Kroll

Toni Collette, Jessie Buckley, and David Thewlis are joining the cast of Netflix’s film “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” sources tell Variety. Charlie Kaufman is writing and directin…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:00PM
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Denzel Washington to Star in Cop Thriller ‘Little Things’ for Warner Bros. (EXCLUSIVE) by Justin Kroll

Denzel Washington is in talks to star in the thriller “Little Things” for Warner Bros., sources tell Variety. “The Blindside” and “Highway Men” director John Lee Hancock is board…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:18PM
Friday, March 1, 2019

Elisabeth Moss Circling Universal’s ‘Invisible Man’ (EXCLUSIVE) by Justin Kroll

Universal is in talks with Elisabeth Moss for the actress to star in its retelling of “Invisible Man.” Sources say the negotiations are in the extremely early stages, but if they were to…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:49PM
Monday, December 17, 2018

CAA Signs ‘Ferryman’ Actress Laura Donnelly (EXCLUSIVE) by Justin Kroll

CAA has inked Laura Donnelly for representation. Donnelly, who was most recently represented by ICM Partners, won the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award for best actress this year for her pe…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:35PM
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Robbie Fairchild to Play Munkustrap in ‘Cats’ Movie Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE) by Justin Kroll

Robbie Fairchild has joined the cast of Universal Pictures and Working Title’s film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Cats,” in which he will play the character Mu…

SOURCE: Variety at 05:59PM

Broadway Musical ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Getting Movie Treatment by Justin Kroll

Tony Award-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen” is making its way to the big screen. Universal Pictures has acquired film rights to the Broadway hit, with “Wonder” dire…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:12PM

Broadway musical 'Dear Evan Hansen' getting movie treatment by Justin Kroll

Tony Award-winning musical "Dear Evan Hansen" is making its way to the big screen. Universal Pictures has acquired film rights to the Broadway hit, with "Wonder" director Stephen Chbosky…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 01:47PM
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Jonny Sun to Write Live-Action/Animated Family Film ‘Paper Lanterns’ by Justin Kroll

Fox Family, the division of 20th Century Fox that focuses on a wide range of family film projects, and Chernin Entertainment are teaming on the live-action/animated family movie “Paper…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:44PM
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Eddie Redmayne in Talks to Star in Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Trial of the Chicago 7’ (EXCLUSIVE) by Justin Kroll

“Fantastic Beasts” actor Eddie Redmayne is in early talks to star in Amblin Entertainment’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” sources tell Variety. Aaron Sorkin is …

SOURCE: Variety at 02:25PM
Friday, October 26, 2018

Aaron Sorkin to Direct ‘Trial of the Chicago 7’ With Sacha Baron Cohen in Talks to Star (EXCLUSIVE) by Justin Kroll

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment’s long-awaited political drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7” looks to be closer than ever to getting off the ground, with a new…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:53PM
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Anthony Ramos to Star in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Movie (EXCLUSIVE) by Justin Kroll

Anthony Ramos, the “Hamilton” alum who recently appeared alongside Lady Gaga in “A Star Is Born,” has found his next project. Sources tell Variety that Ramos is in ta…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:29PM
Friday, May 18, 2018

Bradley Cooper to Star With Clint Eastwood in ‘The Mule’ (EXCLUSIVE) by Justin Kroll

Bradley Cooper may be reuniting with Clint Eastwood in his next film. Sources tell Variety that Cooper is in talks to join Eastwood in “The Mule,” Eastwood’s next directi…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:21PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Paramount Closes Deal for Leonard Bernstein Life Rights for Biopic Starring Bradley Cooper by Justin Kroll

Paramount Pictures and Amblin Partners have finalized a deal to secure the music and life rights from Leonard Bernstein’s estate, with Bradley Cooper in talks to direct, produce, and star …

SOURCE: Variety at 01:56PM
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Bradley Cooper to Star in and Direct Leonard Bernstein Biopic by Justin Kroll

As buzz builds on his directorial debut, “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper looks to have found his next directing vehicle. The A-lister will helm and star in the Leonard Bernstein…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:06PM
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Jordan Peele Reveals Title of Next Film; Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss Eyed to Star (EXCLUSIVE) by Justin Kroll

Following the enormous success of his directorial debut “Get Out,” Jordan Peele is gaining momentum on his next film, which is now being called “Us.” Peele announced …

SOURCE: Variety at 08:04PM
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Amber Heard Joins Elisabeth Moss in Drama ‘Her Smell’ (EXCLUSIVE) by Justin Kroll

Amber Heard is set to join Elisabeth Moss in Bow and Arrow Entertainment’s “Her Smell,” with Alex Ross Perry directing from his own script. Gayle Rankin is also on board, with …

SOURCE: Variety at 07:19PM
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

‘Mulan’ Live-Action Disney Reboot Casts ‘Rogue One’ Star Donnie Yen by Justin Kroll

Donnie Yen is set to star opposite Liu Yifei in Disney’s live-action adaptation of “Mulan.” Niki Caro is directing, and Chris Bender, Jason Reed, and Jake Weiner are producing the movi…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:53PM
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Hugh Jackman Eyes ‘Bad Education’ as Next Pic From ‘La La Land’ Producer Fred Berger (EXCLUSIVE) by Justin Kroll

Hugh Jackman looks to have found his next project as the A-list star is in talks to star in the Automatik pic “Bad Education.” “I Think We’re Alone Now” scribe …

SOURCE: Variety at 09:29PM
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Ben Platt Lands First Film Lead Post ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ (EXCLUSIVE) by Justin Kroll

Following his Tony award-winning performance in the Broadway hit “Dear Evan Hansen,” Ben Platt has found his next feature film, signing on to star in Black Label Media’s &#…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:58PM
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Emily Blunt to Star With Dwayne Johnson in Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ (EXCLUSIVE) by Justin Kroll

Emily Blunt is set to star alongside Dwayne Johnson in Disney’s “Jungle Cruise,” sources tell Variety. Jaume Collet-Serra is on board to direct the film based on the Walt D…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:54AM
Monday, January 29, 2018

Sam Raimi to Direct ‘Kingkiller Chronicles’ for Lionsgate and Lin-Manuel Miranda (EXCLUSIVE) by Justin Kroll

Sam Raimi is in negotiations to direct Lionsgate’s adaptation of “The Kingkiller Chronicles,” based on Pat Rothfuss’ classic novels. In 2016, Lionsgate tapped “…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:57PM
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Ridley Scott in Talks to Direct ‘Merlin Saga’ Adaptation at Disney (EXCLUSIVE) by Justin Kroll

Ridley Scott might have found his next directing project: “The Merlin Saga” for Disney. Scott’s production company Scott Free is also in negotiations to produce along with …

SOURCE: Variety at 06:16PM
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Disney and Kenneth Branagh Find Star of ‘Artemis Fowl’ Movie by Justin Kroll

Ferdia Shaw has been tapped to play the title role in Disney’s “Artemis Fowl,” which is being directed by Kenneth Branagh. Branagh and casting director Lucy Bevan met with …

SOURCE: Variety at 02:24PM
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Kevin Spacey to Be Replaced by Christopher Plummer in ‘All the Money in the World’ by Justin Kroll

Following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey, Sony and director Ridley Scott are planning on replacing the Oscar-winning actor, who plays John Paul Getty, in thei…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:42PM
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Beyonce Confirms Role as Nala in Disney’s Live-Action ‘The Lion King’ by Justin Kroll

Beyonce is set to voice Nala in Disney and Jon Favreau’s live-action “The Lion King.” Beyonce confirmed the role on her Facebook account in a post that contained the rest o…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:51PM
Friday, September 22, 2017

Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga’s ‘Star Is Born’ Moves to May 2018 by Justin Kroll

Warner Bros.’ “A Star Is Born” remake starring Stefani Germanotta (Lady Gaga) and Bradley Cooper, who is also directing, is moving up its release to May 18, 2018. The pic w…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:30PM
Monday, September 18, 2017

Elisabeth Moss to Star in Simon Curtis’ Women Rights Drama ‘Call Jane’ by Justin Kroll

Hot on the heels of her Emmy win for best actress in a drama series for her role in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Elisabeth Moss has found her first feature follow-up to the hit s…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:39PM
Monday, August 21, 2017

‘Narcos’ Star Pedro Pascal to Play Villain in ‘Equalizer 2’ Opposite Denzel Washington (EXCLUSIVE) by Justin Kroll

Pedro Pascal is in negotiations to play the antagonist in Sony and Escape Artists’ “The Equalizer 2” starring Denzel Washington. Antoine Fuqua is returning to direct. Todd …

SOURCE: Variety at 02:53PM
Thursday, August 17, 2017

‘Shot Caller’ Director on Getting His Movie to Theaters: ‘This Was One Massive F—ing Boulder’ by Justin Kroll

Ric Roman Waugh is no stranger to the examining the American criminal justice system. The stunt-man-turned-director’s latest prison film, “Shot Caller,” shows how even the …

SOURCE: Variety at 05:09PM

‘Star Wars’ Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie in Early Development at Disney by Justin Kroll

With Disney’s untitled Han Solo “Star Wars” standalone film approaching the finish line, Disney is now looking to tell the story of another iconic character in a galaxy far…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:19PM

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