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Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan, Timothee Chalamet and Florence Pugh are lined up for roles in a new movie based on the classic novel LITTLE WOMEN. Greta Gerwig is writing and directing.
Sterling K Brown, Lucas Hedges, Kelvin Harrison Jr and Taylor Russell will star in WAVES, a dramatic musical about two teen couples who come of age as they fall in love. Trey Edward Shults is writing and directing, with music by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
Scarlett Johansson is courting controversy once again by taking the lead role in RUB AND TUG, the true story of Tex Gill, a trans man who took on the mob in 1970s Pittsburgh. The film reunites Johansson with Ghost in the Shell director Rupert Sanders. The script is by Gary Spinelli.
Judi Dench, Eddie Izzard, Jim Broadbent, James D'Arcy, Carla Juri and Celyn Jones have just started filming SIX MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT, based on the true story of a teacher who controversially educated the daughters of Nazi officials in 1939 England. Andy Goddard is directing.
Jared Leto is set to play the title role in MORBIUS, a spinoff about the Spider-Man villain, a top biochemist who is turned into a vampire when an experiment involving bats goes wrong. Daniel Espinosa is directing.
Matt Damon may star in THE KING OF OIL, based on the true story of billionaire oil commodities trader Marc Rich, who was indicted in 1983 on 65 criminal counts. John Krasinski is producing and may also direct.
Miles Teller is joining the cast of the TOP GUN sequel, playing the son of Goose, who died in the first film. Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer are back, with Joseph Kosinski directing. Filming is underway.
Vanessa Kirby is lined up to star alongside Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in the Fast & Furious spin-off HOBBS AND SHAW, which traces the continuing action between the FBI agent and the criminal mastermind. Helen Mirren may return as well. David Leitch is directing.
Luke Evans, Mandy Moore and Woody Harrelson will star in MIDWAY, a new film about the naval battle at the eponymous Pacific island, which was a turning point in WWII. Roland Emmerich is directing.
Gillian Anderson and David Strathairn will lead the cast of UFO, a low-budget sci-fi thriller about a top university student who had an encounter with aliens as a child and now gets involved in a series of unexplained sightings across America.
And Emmy-winning director Alan Taylor is working on THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK, a film prequel to iconic TV series The Sopranos. The story is set amid race riots in the 1960s, and will feature younger versions of characters from the series.
Tiffany Haddish, Benedict Cumberbatch and Peter Dinklage are being lined up for SPAMALOT, a film of the stage musical that was based on the 1975 comedy classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Eric Idle is writing the script, while Casey Nicholaw will direct.
Allison Janney will join Hugh Jackman in BAD EDUCATION, based on the true story of a school superintendent who is working to improve classrooms while also embezzling funds to pay for his lavish lifestyle. Cory Finley (Thoroughbreds) is directing.
It's official: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas will all be back for a JUMANJI sequel, which will continue the action comedy fantasy adventure. Also returning are director Jake Kasdan and cowriters Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg.
Will Ferrell will star in EUROVISION, a comedy about the long-running song contest. There's no word on the plot, but it is most likely to be a spoof of something that's almost a spoof itself. Ferrell is also writing the script with Andrew Steele.
Michael C Hall and Boyd Holbrook will star in the thriller IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON, about two detectives who are also brothers-in-law looking into a series of murders that defy explanation. Jim Mickle is directing.
Meanwhile, Maura Tierney has joined Hall in the cast of THE TORTURE REPORT, based on the true story of the CIA's interrogation programme following the 9/11 attacks. The film also stars Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Matthew Rhys, Tim Blake Nelson, Ben McKenzie and Jennifer Morrison.
Heather Graham, Jodi Balfour, Sophie Nelisse and Abigail Pniowsky will star in THE REST OF US, about four women struggling with secrets in their past that are affecting to throw their future in question. Aisling Chin-Yee is directing.
Alfie Allen has two new film projects. First is JOJO RABBIT, Taika Waititi's WW2 satire starring Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell. And he'll also join Coky Giedroyc's HOW TO BUILD A GIRL, about an overweight girl (Beanie Feldstein) who reinvents herself as a music critic to escape her hometown.
Beau Knapp, Kurt Russell, Alexis Bledel, Luke Hemsworth, Vincent Kartheiser and Jeremie Harris will star in CRYPTO, a thriller about a federal agent investigating a complex money-laundering racket in his small hometown in Upstate New York. John Stahlberg is directing.
And Dr Dre is putting together a film biopic about the iconic singer Marvin Gaye. Several other filmmakers have tried, but he's the first one to secure rights to the songs. Gaye had a string of timeless hits before being killed at 44 in a 1984 family dispute. Dre also produced Straight Outta Compton.
Gal Gadot will reteam with Dwayne Johnson for the action thriller RED NOTICE, about an interpol agent who is chasing the world's most-wanted art thief. The film reteams Johnson with his Skyscraper director Rawson Marshall Thurber.
Julia Roberts will produce and star in LITTLE BEE, based on the novel about a young Nigerian asylum-seeker who meets a British magazine editor in Africa. They're then reunited in England years later. Kathleen Robertson is writing the script.
Ben Affleck is reuniting with The Accountant director Gavin O'Connor for THE HAS-BEEN, about a former professional basketball player who has lost everything due to addiction and is trying to redeem himself by coaching his high school's team. The script is by Brad Ingelsby.
Eddie Murphy will play Rudy Ray Moore in a biopic about the iconic actor who started as a stand-up comic in the 1970s, then became the star of the kung fu blaxploitation film series Dolemite. Craig Brewer is directing from a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
Ellen Burstyn is joining the cast of Noah Hawley's now-untitled drama about an astronaut (Natalie Portman) who, after returning from a mission, begins an affair with a colleague (Jon Hamm) and loses her connection with her family. Costars include Dan Stevens and Zazie Beetz.
Al Pacino, James Marsden and Julia Butters are the latest members of the sprawling cast for Quentin Tarantino's multi-strand 1969 drama ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD. The film also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Burt Reynolds, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch and Timothy Olyphant.
Paul Hogan will be back for THE VERY EXCELLENT MR DUNDEE, in which he will play himself as an actor who is on the brink of receiving a knighthood when his life spirals out of control. Dean Murphy is directing.
Francis Lawrence will direct CONSPIRACY, a drama about the legal battle between Hulk Hogan and Gawker, who published his sex tape online. The script by Charles Randolph (The Big Short) will explore the complexities of the case, which was funded by tech mogul Peter Thiel.
James Wan and Frank Marshall will produce a remake of ARACHNOPHOBIA, Marshall's 1990 thriller about Venezuelan spiders that go on a murderous rampage in small-town America. The original starred Jeff Daniels and John Goodman.
And Doug Liman may direct a reboot of the CANNONBALL RUN franchise. The 1981 original was a star-packed action comedy about an illegal cross-country car race. Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant are writing the script.
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