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Now You See Me sequel gets June 2016 date

Summit Entertainment will release Now You See Me 2, the sequel to the 2013 hit, on June 10, 2016. The film will star Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. Currently the only other film on that date is the action adventure Uncharted, from Columbia.  

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Dirty Grandpa to arrive on Christmas 2015

The Lionsgate comedy, tentatively titled Dirty Grandpa, starring Robert De Niro and Zac Efron, will open in wide release on December 25, 2015. Other films currently scheduled for that weekend: Joy (20th Century Fox) Kung Fu Panda 3 (20th Century Fox) Mission Impossible 5 (Paramount) The Revenant (20th Century Fox) – limited

Todd Haynes to direct Peggy Lee biopic 0

Todd Haynes to direct Peggy Lee biopic

Todd Haynes is set to direct the untitled Peggy Lee biopic, which has Reese Witherspoon starring as the legendary singer. The project was originally developed with Nora Ephron writing and directing but after her death in 2012, it was put on hold. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright signed on to do a rewrite of the screenplay...

Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom join the cast of Unlocked 0

Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom join Unlocked

Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom have signed on to join the cast of Unlocked, an intelligence action-thriller that is set to star Noomi Rapace. Michael Apted has taken over directing duties from Mikael Håfström, who was originally attached to direct. The story follows a CIA interrogator who unwittingly provides information to terrorists, triggering a race against...

Steve Coogan to star in Boswell for the Defence 0

Steve Coogan to be Boswell for the Defence

Steve Coogan is set to star as 18th century lawyer, James Bowell, in Boswell for the Defence, an adaptation of Patrick Edgeworth‘s play. Gregor Jordan (“Unthinkable”) has signed on to direct from a script by Edgeworth. The story focuses on an impossible case Boswell takes in the twilight of his career and life, a case no one...

Matt Damon to star and Kenneth Lonergan to direct Manchester-by-the-Sea 0

Matt Damon to move to Manchester-by-the-Sea

Matt Damon will star in family drama Manchester-by-the-Sea, reuniting with his Margaret director, Kenneth Lonergan. Lonergan has also written the screenplay about a ne’er-do-well plumber who lives in Boston and is forced to return home to Manchester-by-the-Sea after he learns his brother passed away. There, he finds himself thrust into the care of his 16-year old nephew....

Keanu Reeves to star in Daughter of God 0

Keanu Reeves to star in Daughter of God

Keanu Reeves has signed on to star in Daughter of God, where he will play a police detective who searches for the truth behind his partner’s death. Ana de Armas, who just starred with Reeves in Knock Knock, will play a young Latino woman who experiences strange happenings. Gee Malik Linton has written the screenplay and...

Mike and Dave to seek Wedding Dates on the big screen 0

Mike and Dave to seek Wedding Dates on the big screen

Jake Szymanski (“Funny or Die” videos) is in talks to direct Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates for 20th Century Fox. He is replacing Jonathan Levine who was once attached to direct. The comedy is based on the true story of Mike and Dave Stangle, two brothers from Albany, NY, who tried to get dates for...

Julia Roberts joins The Secret in Their Eyes remake 0

Julia Roberts joins The Secret in Their Eyes remake

Julia Roberts has joined the cast of The Secret in Their Eyes, a remake of the 2010 Argentinian original. Chiwetel Ejiofor will play a former MI-5 agent who returns to Boston on a joint task force with the FBI. Roberts will star as his friend and former partner whose daughter is murdered. The ex-agent digs up...

James McTeigue to direct Alien Sleeper Cell 0

James McTeigue to tackle Alien Sleeper Cell

James McTeigue (“V for Vendetta”) has signed on to direct Alien Sleeper Cell, an alien invasion thriller for ScanBox Studios. Morgan Davis Foehl (“Cyber”) has written the script for the sci-fi project, whose plotline is not kept under wraps but is believed to be in the vein of films such as The Bourne Identity. Prime Universe...

Robert De Niro and Zac Efron to star in Dirty Grandpa 0

Robert De Niro to be Zac Efron’s Dirty Grandpa

Robert De Niro and Zac Efron are in early talks to star in Dirty Grandpa, a road-trip comedy about a young man who is tricked into driving his grandfather, a perverted former Army general who thinks his grandson is about to marry the wrong woman, to Florida for spring break. Dan Mazer (writer of “Borat” and...

Morten Tyldum to direct Pattern Recognition 0

Morten Tyldum to work on Pattern Recognition

Morten Tyldum, director of this year’s awards contender The Imitation Game, has signed on to helm sci-fi thriller Pattern Recognition for New Regency Productions. Based on a novel by William Gibson, the story follows a marketing consultant with a psychological sensitivity to corporate symbols who is hired to seek the creators of film clips anonymously posted...