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Bette Midler and Sharon Stone to star in The Tale of the Allergist's Wife 0

Bette Midler and Sharon Stone to star in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife

Bette Midler and Sharon Store have signed on to co-star in the odd-couple comedy The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, based on the play of the same name. Andy Flickman (“Game Plan”) will direct. The story centers on Marjorie Taub, an upper-middle-class, Upper-West-Sider, in the midst of a later-life crisis. Her loving husband, an acclaimed allergist to the...

Alicia Vikander to star in psychological thriller The Marsh King's Daughter 0

Alicia Vikander to star in psychological thriller The Marsh King’s Daughter

Morten Tyldum will direct the psychological thriller The Marsh King’s Daugher, based on Karen Dionne’s best-selling novel. Alicia Vikander will star as Helena, a woman living a seemingly ordinary life, but hiding a dark secret within: that her father is the infamous “Marsh King”, the man who kept her and her mother captive in the wilderness for...

Jim Parsons to star in the Legend of Georgia McBride 0

Jim Parsons to star in the Legend of Georgia McBride

Jim Parsons has signed on to produce and star in The Legend of Georgia McBride, for Fox 2000 Pictures. An adaptation of Matthew Lopez‘s play, the story follows Miss Tracy Mills, a veteran drag queen who coaches a broke young man in the art of performing, transforming him from a washed-up Elvis impersonator to a show-stopping drag queen....

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.

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...

Chris Pine to star in A Wrinkle in Time 0

Chris Pine to star in A Wrinkle in Time

Chris Pine has joined the cast of sci-fi adventure A Wrinkle in Time, which Ava DuVernay is directing for Disney. Based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle, the story follows a young girl whose government scientist father has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called a tesseract, which involves being transported to a fifth...

Jennifer Lawrence to play Zelda Fitzgerald 0

Jennifer Lawrence to play Zelda Fitzgerald

Jennifer Lawrence is in talks to star as Zelda Fitzegald in Ron Howard’s biopic. Based on Emma Frost’s screenplay, the film will follow the socialite, writer and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife and muse. Later in life, she became mentally ill and died in the South. Allison Shearmur Productions and Imagine Entertainment are producing.

Byrne, O'Dowd and Hawke to star in Juliet, Naked 0

Byrne, O’Dowd and Hawke to star in Juliet, Naked

Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd and Ethan Hawke are in talks to star “Julia, Naked“, an adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel. Jesse Peretz (“My Idiot Brother”) is attached to direct the romantic dramedy, from a screenplay by Tamara Jenkins (“The Savages”) and Jim Taylor (“Sideways “) with revisions by Phil Alden Robinson and Evgenia Peretz. Byrne will...

Leonardo DiCaprio to star in Sam Phillips biopic 0

Leonardo DiCaprio to star in Sam Phillips biopic

Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘N’ Roll, about the music producer and Sun Studio founder. Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star and produce through Appian Way. The book details the life and career of the music pioneer who helped make stars of artists as diverse as Elvis...

New photos from Denzel Washington's Fences 0

New photos from Denzel Washington’s Fences

Paramount has sent over the first images from Denzel Washington’s FENCES! Directed by Washington and also starring Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Willimason, Saniyya Sidney, Fences is in theaters December 25, 2016.  

Josh Hartnett to star in spy thriller The Last Draw of Jack of Hearts 0

Josh Hartnett to star in spy thriller

Josh Hartnett is attached to star in The Last Draw of Jack of Hearts, an independent spy thriller. Guy Moshe has written the screenplay and will direct. The story follows Jack, the former top dog of an elite mercenary outfit, who is shot in the back and left for dead during a covert operation in Africa....

DeHaan and Delevingne to star in Valerian 0

DeHaan and Delevingne to star in Valerian

Luc Besson is moving on with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, his big screen adaptation of sci-fi graphic novel series, Valerian, planning to direct from his own script. Dane DeHaan has been cast as the titular character, a space and time-traveling agent from a futuristic Earth. Cara Delevingne has also joined the cast...

Liam Neeson to star in A Willing Patriot 0

Liam Neeson to star in A Willing Patriot

Liam Neeson is in final talks to star in spy action-thriller, A Willing Patriot, set to be directed by Martin Zandvliet and written by Jason Keller. The story follows a CIA agent who tries to outsmart and capture a terrorist who is planning an attack. MadRiver Pictures is producing the project and will announce a domestic...

Cornish and Mulroney to star in Lavender 0

Cornish and Mulroney to star in Lavender

Abbie Cornish and Dermot Mulroney have signed on to star in the psychological thriller, Lavender. The story centers on a photographer struggling with severe memory loss. Strange clues amongst her photos begin to suggest that she may be responsible for the deaths of family members she never knew she had. Diego Klattenhoff has also joined the...