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Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska will both be back for a sequel to ALICE IN WONDERLAND, but director Tim Burton isn't back on board. That job goes to James Bobin (The Muppets).
Gal Gadot (Fast Five) has landed the coveted role as Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder's BATMAN VS SUPERMAN, which stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in the title roles. This will be Wonder Woman's first appearance in a feature film.
Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson are apparently the strongest contenders for the role of Sarah Conner in the next TERMINATOR movie, which will be directed by Alan Taylor. Rumour has it that Tom Hardy is lined up to play John Conner.
Oscar Isaac will take over from Javier Bardem to star opposite Jessica Chastain in A MOST VIOLENT YEAR, about a Hispanic man who becomes a successful businessman in early 1980s America. Writer-director JC Chandor starts filming next month.
Sacha Baron Cohen will star in GRIMSBY, an action-comedy about a black ops agent who goes on the run with his long lost brother, a football hooligan. Louis Leterrier has just come on board to direct.
John Cusack, Jason Patric, 50 Cent and Rain have joined the cast of action thriller THE PRINCE, which stars Bruce Willis as a retired mob henchman who's forced to return to his old stomping grounds in Las Vegas when his daughter goes missing.
Aaron Paul will join Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried for FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS, about a New York novelist struggling with mental illness as he raises his daughter, then 25 years later she comes to term with her childhood. Gabriele Muccinio is directing.
Mary McCormack is joining the cast of THE CONSPIRACY ON JEKYLL ISLAND, about group of people trying to stop a cyber attack on America. Costars include Dianna Agron, Frank Grillo, Minnie Driver, John Leguizamo, Maggie Q and Ed Westwick.
Screenwriter Jeff Pope (Philomena) is working on STAN AND OLLIE, a biopic tracing the final UK tour of Laurel and Hardy in 1953, during which strains in their friendships built until Hardy's heart attack forced them to take a break. Casting is underway.
The cast and crew of THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE are in Australia this week for the start of filming on a sequel to the 2011 surprise hit comedy. Stars Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas are back on board. Creators Iain Morris and Damon Beesley are writing and directing.
Jennifer Lawrence will produce and perhaps appear in THE GLASS CASTLE, based on the Jeanette Wallis novel about a woman who grows up with an artistic mother and alcoholic father. Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12) is lined up to direct.
Idris Elba will star in the thriller BASTILLE DAY, about a US agent whose job is to interrogate an American boy suspected of a Paris terrorist attack, and then to make him disappear. But it turns out that he may be the only lead to the real villain.
Jason Statham will star in VIVA LA MADNESS, based on novelist JJ Connolly's sequel to Layer Cake, which was adapted into a 2004 film starring Daniel Craig. Statham is taking over the role as a gangster who's hoping to retire on a tropical island but ends up in the middle of a series of nasty criminal plots.
Dwayne Johnson will star in NOT WITHOUT HOPE, based on the memoir by former American football player Nick Schuyler, who was on a fishing trip with three friends in the Gulf of Mexico in 2009 when their boat capsized, leaving them stranded at sea for several days.
Zoe Saldana and Ewan McGregor have joined the cast of KILL THE TRUMPET PLAYER, which stars Don Cheadle as musician Miles Davis. The film traces Davis' decision to return to creating music after a five-year silent period. Cheadle is also making his directing debut with the film.
Dan Stevens will play the villain opposite Ben Stiller and Robin Williams in the third NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM movie, which will be set in London. Director Shawn Levy plans to start filming in February. In addition, Stevens will also star with Adam Sandler in Tom McCarthy's drama THE COBBLER.
Mark Strong will star in AD INEXPLORATA as an astronaut who undergoes rigorous training before heading off on a one-way mission to Mars. Newcomer Mark Elijah Rosenberg is writing and directing.
Richard Gere will star in the family comedy-drama OLD FIRES, about a famous architect who tries to repair his damaged relationship with his family after waking up from a coma.
Sam Worthington and Anthony LaPaglia will star in PAPER PLANES, based on the true story of a boy (Ed Oxenbould) raised by his father in rural Australia who wins a paper plane competition and heads to the world championships in Japan. Director Robert Connolly (Balibo) is currently filming in Perth.
And speaking of Aussies, Jacki Weaver and Noah Taylor will voice characters in a MAYA THE BEE movie based on the 1970s cartoon series about an intrepid little bee. Miriam Margolyes is voicing the queen of the hive, which is facing both an internal revolution and an invasion of hornets.
Reese Witherspoon and Robert De Niro are lined up to star in THE INTERN, about a fashion website editor who befriends an older intern in her company. Nancy Meyers is writing and directing the film, which was originally developed as a vehicle for Tina Fey.
Aaron Eckhart will star in FADE OUT, about a screenwriter who moves to a secluded tropical beach to recover from a breakdown. But as he begins work on a new murder mystery script, he becomes the main suspect in his wife's disappearance. The script is by Michael Cristofer.
Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters and Sarah Gadon will star in BROOKLYN, a romantic drama about a young Irish woman who, unable to find work at home, moves to New York in the 1950s. John Crowley is directing from a script by Nick Hornby.
Jay Baruchel, Gary Oldman and Thomas Kretschmann are lined up to star in PANZER 88, a World War II thriller about the defeated crew of a German tank that picks up a lost SS officer who is being chased by something supernatural.
Kit Harington, Jennifer Ehle and Peter Firth will star in SPOOKS: THE GREATER GOOD, based on the British spy series about MI5 agents trying to stop terrorist attacks.
Tom Cullen, Alex Kingston and Peter Firth have joined Sara Paxton and Janet Montgomery for IF YOU SEE HER, a comedy-drama about two estranged friends who reconnect with each otehr at a wedding. Filming is underway in Canada.
Kate Beckinsale, Daniel Bruhl and Cara Delevingne have started filming in Italy this week on THE FACE OF AN ANGEL, a fictional story about a film crew making a movie about a British student who is murdered in Tuscany, leading to the trial and conviction of her American flatmate and Italian boyfriend. Michael Winterbottom is directing.
Isla Fisher, Ellen Barkin and Jim Parsons are up for roles in the horror movie VISIONS, about a pregnant woman who begins to have increasingly realistic dreams. Kevin Greutert is directing.
Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane will star in the horror movie SOMNIA, about an orphaned child (Jacob Tremblay) whose nightmares come to life while he's sleeping. Director Mike Flanagan starts filming this week.
And William Moseley (The Chronicles of Narnia) has three projects in the works. First is RUN, a 3D thriller about a criminal parkour team. Then there's THE VEIL, a fantasy drama about an tribesman leading a princess on a war against oppression. And next comes UNFRIEND, a South African social-networking horror movie.
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