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Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin and director Ruben Fleischer will all be back for a ZOMBIELAND sequel, which will again be written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. This one sees the foursome travelling from the White House into Middle America to face a new breed of the undead.


Meanwhile, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Adam Driver, Selena Gomez, Chloe Sevigny, Rosie Perez and Steve Buscemi will star in Jim Jarmusch's zombie comedy THE DEAD DON'T DIE. The plot is being kept under wraps, while filming is underway in Upstate New York.
Harrison Ford will star in a new film version of the classic Jack London novel CALL OF THE WILD, about a prospector braving the elements during the 1890s gold rush in the Yukon. Chris Sanders (The Croods) is directing from a script by Michael Green (Logan).
Sterling K Brown and Evan Rachel Wood are joining the voice cast of FROZEN 2, alongside returning stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad. Specifics of the plot are being kept under wraps. Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck are directing.
Jamie Foxx is up for a lead role opposite Michael B Jordan in JUST MERCY, about a young lawyer who takes on a death row case against all odds. Destin Cretton is directing and from a script he wrote with Andrew Lanham.
Keri Russell is lined up to star in ANTLERS, a supernatural horror movie produced by Guillermo Del Toro. It's about a teacher who takes an interest in a shy student who turns out to be hiding a deadly secret. Scott Cooper is directing.
Barkhad Abdi, Amy Smart and Rory Cochrane will star in the drama TYSON'S RUN, about an autistic 15-year-old boy trying to heal a rift between his parents and pursue his dream to become an athlete. Kim Bass is writing and directing.
Zach Galligan, Kelli Maroney, Brooke Lewis, Bernard Robichaud, Lauren Francesca and Taylor Hay will star in TO AVENGE, a thriller about a woman who takes justice into her own hands after a young woman is brutally attacked. Nick Belial is directing.
Nicky Whelan, Miles Fisher, Daphne Zuniga and Leslie Easterbrook will star in the rom-com A CHRISTMAS ARRANGEMENT, about a holiday battle between two florists contending for a cash prize. Director Jake Helgren is currently filming in Los Angeles.
And it's official: a DOWNTON ABBEY movie is in production. The entire cast is back, including Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter and Penelope Wilton. Brian Percival is directing from a script by Julian Fellowes, picking up just after the season 6 finale.

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Chadwick Boseman will star in the drama 17 BRIDGES, about a disgraced policeman who gets a shot at redemption as he hunts down a cop killer. Brian Kirk (Game of Thrones) is directing, while Joe and Anthony Russo are producing.


Julianne Moore may join Amy Adams in THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, about a recluse living in a New York City apartment who witnesses a shocking event in an apartment across the street. Joe Wright is directing from a script by Tracy Letts.
Ben Affleck, Toby Jones, Rosie Perez, Edi Gathegi and Mel Rodriguez are joining the cast of THE LAST THING HE WANTED, which stars Anne Hathaway as a journalist who finds herself in a dangerous situation while covering the Iran-Contra scandal. Willem Dafoe costars; Dee Rees is directing.
Jessica Alba and Gary Oldman will star in KILLERS ANONYMOUS, a thriller about a shadowy group of hitmen trying to regroup after one of their members is killed during a botched assassination. Costars include Tommy Flanagan, Sam Hazeldine, Nicole Brown, MyAnna Buring, Tim McInnerny and Michael Socha.
Djimon Hounsou has joined the cast of SHAZAM as the Wizard, who gives a teenager (Asher Angel) powers that allow him to turn into an adult superhero (Zachary Levi). Previously cast in the role, Ron Cephas Jones had to leave due to a scheduling conflict.
Jon Cryer, Pete Davidson, Machine Gun Kelly and Oona Laurence will star in BIG TIME ADOLESCENCE, a coming-of-age comedy about a suburban teen (Griffin Gluck) navigating puberty with the help of his college drop-out best pal. Jason Orley is writing and directing.
Winston Duke (Black Panther) will play cage-fighting legend Kimbo Slice in the biopic BACKYARD LEGEND, which traces the champ's life from his childhood in the Bahamas to his death at 42 from a heart attack. The script is by Andy Weiss.
Brenda Vaccaro, James Remar, Spencer Garrett and Martin Kove are among the latest actors joining the cast of Quentin Tarantino's ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, the multi-strand 1969 drama with an all-star cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie.
Wagner Moura (Narcos) will star in SWEET VENGEANCE, a crime thriller that's being written and directed by Brian De Palma. The plot is being kept under wraps, but the plan is to film it in Montevideo, Uruguay.
And Kelly Clarkson has joined Pitbull in the voice cast of UGLY DOLLS, an animated musical comedy based on the toys that subvert traditional ideas of beauty. Clarkson will also perform original songs for the soundtrack.

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Idris Elba has landed the role as the villain in HOBBS AND SHAW, the Fast & Furious spinoff centring on the ongoing cat-and-mouse feud between the characters played by Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. David Leitch is directing.


It's official: Billy Dee Williams will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian for STAR WARS: EPISODE IX. Keri Russell is also up for a lead role alongside the returning Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver. JJ Abrams is back as director.
Kate Winslet and Diane Keaton are teaming up to play mother and daughter in the dark family drama BLACKBIRD. Not much is known about the plot, aside from the fact that it will be set in the USA but filmed in Britain by director Roger Michell.
Tiffany Haddish will star in LIMITED PARTNERS, a comedy about two best friends who build a successful company together then fall out over a buyout offer. Miguel Arteta is directing from a script by Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly.
Jeremy Renner is joining Jamie Foxx in a remake of SPAWN that will apparently shift the focus from Foxx's soldier-from-hell title character to Renner's detective, who is searching for his daughter's killer. Todd MacFarlane is directing.
Ralph Fiennes will star in MR VERTIGO, the next film from Terry Gilliam. It's based on the Paul Auster novel about an orphan in 1920s St Louis who is taught to walk on air by a mysterious Hungarian master.
Matthew Goode, Bill Bailey, Adrian Edmonson, Celia Imrie and Phil Jupitus will voice characters in THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES, an animated adventure set on a farm where a fox acts as mother to a variety of critters. Benjamin Ritter (Ernest & Celestine) and Patrick Imbert are directing.
JB Smoove has joined the cast of SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME, which is now filming in the UK with Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Keaton, Zendaya and Marisa Tomei. The plot sees Spidey taking on the villainous Mysterio. Jon Watts is directing.
Shawn Ashmore and Gary Cole will star in ANDERSON FALLS, a crime drama about a detective who becomes convinced that his wife's death was not a suicide. Director Julien Seri starts filming this month in Los Angeles.
And Jon Voight, Corbin Bernsen, John Schneider, Steve Guttenberg, William Forsythe, Robert Davi, Wade Williams and Richard Portnow will play the Supreme Court in the 1970s drama ROE V WADE. Most leading cast members quit the project when they discovered that first-time filmmakers Nick Loeb and Cathy Allyn have a secret anti-abortion agenda.

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