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Doug Liman to direct Unearthed 0

Doug Liman to direct Unearthed

Doug Liman is in talks to develop and direct Unearthed, a sci-fi adventured based on the novel by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, due for publication next year. Cross Creek Pictures acquired the rights to the novel, which follows Jules Addison and Amelia Radcliffe, two adventurers who join forces in a tomb-raiding race on a newly...

Kevin Hart to star in Dashing Through the Snow 0

Kevin Hart to star in Dashing Through the Snow

Kevin Hart is in talks to star as Santa Claus in Dashing Through the Snow, the family comedy Disney is developing. Rob Burnett has signed on to write the new draft of the screenplay, which follows a New York City detective whose difficult relationship with his son can only be repaired by Santa.

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Lee Toland Krieger to direct Blackfriars

Lee Toland Krieger (“The Age of Adaline”) has signed on to direct Blackfriars for Lakeshore. The comedy, written by Chris Bremner, is based on the true story of Walter Robinson, an uptight Boston police detective, who gets the case of his career when he is assigned to protect Bobby Zachary, the lone survivor of the infamous...

Catherine Keener joins crime thriller Soldado 0

Catherine Keener joins crime thriller Soldado

Catherine Keener has joined Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin in Soldado, a sequel to last year’s crime thriller Sicario. The sequel will follow Alejandro Gillick and CIA agent Matt Graver, who are hellbent on hunting down cartel kingpins,  and focus on what else is being smuggled across the border between Mexico and the U.S. in...

Gerard Butler to star in Angel Has Fallen 0

Gerard Butler to star in Angel Has Fallen

Gerard Butler has signed on to star in Angel Has Fallen, a follow-up to Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen. Millennium Films is developing the sequel and has set Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt to write the screenplay. Butler will once again portray Secret Service agent Mike Banning, who has spent his career keeping American...

Brody, Malkovich and Banderas to star in Unchained 0

Brody, Malkovich and Banderas to star in Unchained

Adrien Brody, John Malkovich and Antonio Banderas are set to star in Unchained, a crime thriller from Millennium Films. Paul Solet (“Grace”) has written the screenplay and will direct. The film will follow career criminals who trap themselves in a warehouse with the law closing in, and run into an attack dog named DeNiro. The story...

Helms and Morgan to star in TAG 0

Helms and Morgan to star in TAG

Ed Helms has signed on to star in TAG, a comedy about a group of friends who for 30 years played a bizarre cross country version of the kids game. Tracy Morgan is in talks to co-star. Director Jeff Tomsic will make his feature film debut for New Line Cinema. The story is based on a...

Fox Animation developing The Girl who Drank the Moon 0

Fox Animation developing The Girl who Drank the Moon

20th Century Fox Animation has acquired the rights to Kelly Barnhill’s children’s novel The Girl who Drank the Moon. Marc Haimes (“Kubo and the Two Strings”) is set to write the screenplay. BottleCap Productions is producing. The story: Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives...

Jack O'Connell to play Alexander McQueen 0

Jack O’Connell to play Alexander McQueen

Jack O’Connell has signed on to play Alexander McQueen in the untitled biopic by Pathe. Andrew Haigh (“45 Years”) will direct for a script by Chris Urch. Based on the book “Blood Beneath the Skin” by Andrew Wilson, the film will explore McQueen’s creative process in the months leading up to his 2009 show, providing an...