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Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins will team up for THE FATHER, based on the stage play about a woman whose offers of help are rebuffed by her mischievous, ageing father. Florian Zeller is directing from a script cowritten by Christopher Hampton.
Lupita Nyong'o is reteaming with Australian writer-director Abe Forsythe (Little Monsters) for a sci-fi comedy that's being described as Men in Black meets Miss Congeniality. Nyong'o is both starring in the film and producing.
Jamie Foxx and Orlando Bloom are joining Mel Gibson and Colin Farrell in WAR PIGS, an action thriller set just after WWII, as a retired marine enlists his colleagues to take down the drug cartel that killed his brother. Brad Fuhrman is directing.
Jamie Dornan and Holliday Grainger will team up for WILD MOUNTAIN THYME, based on the Broadway hit Outside Mullingar, about lovers from feuding families in rural Ireland. John Patrick Shanley is writing and directing.
Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess and Shinobu Terajima will star in ONE THOUSAND PAPER CRANES, based on the true story of a young Hiroshima survivor who teamed up with a Western journalist to write an inspiring children's book. Richard Raymond is directing.
Evangeline Lilly and Ike Barinholtz will star in the comedy HAPPY LIFE, about a new mother who begins to think her workaholic husband is having an affair with an Instagram celebrity, leading her into a fling with a younger man. David Stassen is writing and directing.
Jacob Tremblay will star in an animated remake of Charlie Chaplin's 1921 classic THE KID set in a future Manhattan that has been divided in two by the rising sea level. it's about a boy who runs away from his safe uptown home and has an adventure with a kindly robot downtown. Christian Volckman is directing.
Emile Hirsch, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Michael Madsen, Jeremy Piven, Paz Vega and popstar Anastacia will star in AMERICAN NIGHT, a noir thriller about how a mafia don and an art dealer team up when a famous painting is stolen. Alessio Jim Della Valle is directing.
Betty Gilpin has joined Ed Helms and Taraji P Henson in COFFEE & KAREEM, a comedy about a Detroit cop who teams up with his girlfriend's 11-year-old son (Terrence Little Gardenhigh) to catch a notorious criminal. Michael Dowse is directing.
And Paul Giamatti has joined the cast of GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE, an action thriller about mother-daughter assassins (Lena Headey and Karen Gillan). Angela Bassett costars in the film, which directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado start filming next month in Berlin.
Robin Wright will star in and make her feature directing debut with LAND, about a grieving woman who decides to remove herself from society, moving to the most unpopulated area in the US and learning survival skills. The script is by Jesse Chatham and Liz Hannah.
Nicholas Hoult, Aidan Gillen, Jon Bernthal, Jake Weber and Tyler Perry are joining Angelina Jolie in THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD, based on the novel about a 14-year-old boy (Finn Little) who witnesses a murder and goes into hiding, while the killers hunt him down. Taylor Sheridan is writing and directing.
Shailene Woodley will star in MISANTHROPE, a thriller about a cop with personal issues who is recruited by the FBI to help track down a serial killer. Damian Szifron is directing from a script he wrote with Jonathan Wakeham.
Jennifer Garner has joined the cast of FANTASY CAMP, a musical comedy about a high school drama teacher who attends a musical theatre summer camp. Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein are writing and directing.
Rachel Brosnahan will star in I'M YOUR WOMAN, about a woman forced to make new friends while on the run with her children due to her husband's criminal activities. Julia Hart is directing and cowriting with producer Jordan Horowitz.
Lesley Manville, Booboo Stewart and Jeffrey Donovan joining Kevin Costner and Diane Lane in LET HIM GO, a thriller based on the novel about a retired couple who heads into the Dakota wilderness to rescue their young grandson.
Lili Taylor, Peyton List and Stefania LaVie Owen will star in PAPER SPIDERS, a coming-of-age drama about a teen girl struggling to help her mother cope with paranoid delusions. Inon Shampanier is directing.
Haley Bennett is set to join Amy Adams, Glenn Close and Gabriel Basso in HILLBILLY ELEGY, Ron Howard's film adaptation of the bestselling memoir about three generations of an Appalachian family.
Frank Grillo, Taryn Manning, Keith David and Mark Boone Junior are joining Olivia Munn, Shea Whigham and Bruce Dern in THE GETAWAY, a noir-style thriller about an alcoholic social worker who has been assigned to care for the daughter of a single mother. Michele Vicetta is directing.
And Zelda Williams (daughter of Robin) will make her feature directing debut with AMA (ASK ME ANYTHING), a cat-and-mouse thriller about a music superstar and a publicist who have their privacy dismantled by a hacker. The Black List script is by John Wikstrom.
Colin Farrell, Tye Sheridan, Fionn Whitehead and Lily-Rose Depp will star in VOYAGERS, a sci-fi thriller about a group of children facing chaos as they travel to populate a new planet. Neil Burger is writing and directing.
Chloe Grace Moretz is up for a lead role in a new live-action TOM & JERRY movie. She'll play an employee at a posh hotel who brings in cat Tom to catch pesky mouse Jerry before a wedding. As in the cartoon, the critters won't talk. Tim Story is directing.
Kevin Hart will star in EXTREME JOB, a remake of the Korean comedy about a team of narcotics detectives who go undercover in a fried chicken restaurant that has just become the most popular place to eat in town. Tracy Oliver (Little) is writing the script.
Luke Evans, Mia Kirshner, Martin Donovan and Michael Aronov are joining the cast of DREAMLAND, the three-strand dramatic thriller centred around the opioid crisis. The film also stars Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Gary Oldman, Greg Kinnear, Michelle Rodriguez and Lily-Rose Depp. Director Nicholas Jarecki is filming in Montreal.
John Cena is joining the cast of the ninth FAST & FURIOUS movie. Vin Diesel stars in the film, although it's unclear who else from the franchise will be back for this one. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are sitting this one out, as they've made the spin-off HOBBS & SHAW instead.
Gary Sinise is joining Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton and Reid Miller in GOOD JOE BELL, based on the true story of a man who walked across America with his son. Reinaldo Marcus Green is directing from a script by Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry.
Poorna Jagannathan (The Night Of), Nikohl Boosheri (The Bold Type) and Catharine Daddario will star in ALIA'S BIRTH, a drama about two women whose rocky relationship reaches the breaking point. Sam Abbas is writing and directing.
David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man) will play the villainous Polka-Dot Man in James Gunn's THE SUICIDE SQUAD, alongside Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Idris Elba and Jai Courtney. The film is apparently more of a reboot than a sequel.
Bill Pohlad (Love & Mercy) will direct DREAMIN' WILD, a biopic about the sibling musicians Donnie and Joe Emerson, who refinanced their family farm in the 1970s to produce their first album, which took 30 years to hit the charts.
And musician Lizzo is joining Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu in HUSTLERS, about a group of ex-strippers who plot revenge against their wealthy, abusive clients. Costars include Cardi B, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Mercedes Ruehl and Lili Reinhart. Filming is underway in New York.
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