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D A T E L I N E :   1   M A Y . . .

Amy Adams will star in AT THE SEA, as a woman who leaves rehab and, without a job to go back to, decides to enter a whole new chapter in her life, seeking a new identity by moving into her family's holiday home on the beach. Kornel Mundruczo is directing from a script by Kata Weber.


Jennifer Aniston will produce a remake of 9 TO 5, the iconic 1980 comedy about three secretaries who decide to get even against a sexist boss who ignores and harasses them and steals their ideas. So they kidnap him and expose his embezzlement scam. Diablo Cody is writing the script.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson will join Jodie Comer, Ralph Fiennes and probably a returning Cillian Murphy in 28 YEARS LATER, the third in the trilogy set during a zombie apocalypse in Great Britain. Director Danny Boyle and writer Alex Garland are back. And Garland is writing two more films in the series after this one.
Julia Garner will join Josh Brolin in WEAPONS, a multi-strand horror involving witchcraft and missing children. Details about the project remain under wraps. Writer-director Zach Cregger starts filming in Atlanta next week. Garner will also star in APARTMENT 7A, a prequel to the 1968 classic demonic pregnancy thriller Rosemary's Baby.
Mary J Blige, Brian Tyree Henry, Missy Elliott and Andre Benjamin are joining the cast of Michel Gondry's ATLANTIS, a musical biopic about a pivotal summer in the life of Pharrell Williams. The film stars Kelvin Harrison Jr, Da'Vine Joy Brown and Halle Bailey; Williams is producing.
Allison Williams is joining Charlie Day in KILL ME, a blackly comical thriller about a man who wakes up after an apparent suicide attempt but doesn't believe he did it. So he teams up with an emergency operator to find the truth. Peter Warren is writing and directing.
Noomi Rapace will star in the thriller RECKONER, about a wealthy woman whose carefully constructed life is upended by a young man who is connected to an event from her past that she is determined to keep secret. Nissar Modi (Z for Zachariah) is writing and directing.
Jessica Rothe says that a third film in the HAPPY DEATH DAY series is on its way. In the 2017 original, she played a university student who begins repeatedly reliving the day she was murdered. Filmmaker Chris Landon has apparently already written the script.
Australian actors Ben Hall, Callan McAuliffe, Matt Day, Clayton Watson, Jordan Fraser-Trumble, Gerard Lepkowski and Arthur Angel will star in THE GUNS OF MUSCHU, based on the true story about a WWII mission during which soldiers from Australian and New Zealand were forced to survive in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. Matthew Holmes is directing.
Alexander Payne will try his hand at documentary filmmaking with FINEST FILM PROFESSOR IN THE WORLD, which focusses on ground-breaking cinema scholar Jeanine Basinger, who built a highly rated film studies programme while writing 13 books about the movies.
John Logan is the latest writer who will take a stab at adapting Cormac McCarthy's epic 1985 novel BLOOD MERIDIAN, a Western about a 14-year-old boy facing violence on the Texas-Mexico border in 1850. John Hillcoat, who previously adapted McCarthy's The Road, is directing.
And Aaron Sorkin is writing a film about the fatal January 2021 insurrection during which a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol and tried to stop the peaceful transition of presidential power. Sorkin is describing the film as a sequel to his 2010 Facebook biopic The Social Network, tracing the rise of misinformation and its deadly consequences.

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D A T E L I N E :   2 8   A P R I L . . .

Keanu Reeves is joining the ensemble cast of THE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM IS DOWN, a new dark social satire from Ruben Ostlund (Triangle of Sadness). This one is set on a long-haul flight, where passengers become increasingly angry because, well, the entertainment system is down.


LaKeith Stanfield will produce and star in EL PASO ELSEWHERE, based on the retro-style vampire-hunting videogame. The film is about a guy grappling with both his messy self-worth issues and an ex-girlfriend who is planning to release monsters that will destroy the world.
Toni Collette, Andy Garcia, Alex Pettyfer, Eva De Dominici and Rob Estes will star in the romantic comedy UNDER THE STARS, about a struggling novelist in a dying relationship who travels to Italy for inspiration and finds the girl of his dreams. Director Michelle Danner is currently filming in Puglia from a script by Victoria Vinuesa.
Al Pacino and Dan Stevens will star in THE RITUAL, based on the true story of two priests, one of whom is questioning is faith while the other is dealing with a difficult past. They team up to perform a series of exorcisms on a possessed young woman. Ashley Greene and Abigail Cowen costar, with David Midell directing.
Diane Kruger will reteam with In the Fade director Fatih Akin for AMRUM, a coming-of-age story set on an island in northern Germany at the end of WWII. Costars include Jasper Billerbeck. Kian Koppke, Laura Tonke and Matthias Schweighofer. The story is based on the real-life experiences of author Hark Bohm, who cowrote the screenplay with Akin.
Derek Luke will play notorious lawyer Johnnie Cochran in MICHAEL, Antoine Fuqua's Michael Jackson biopic starring Jaafar Jackson alongside Colman Domingo, Nia Long, Miles Teller and Laura Harrier. Production is underway on the film, which was written by John Logan.
Meanwhile, Paris Jackson and Shameik Moore will star in ONE SPOON OF CHOCOLATE, about an ex-con who leaves the city for a small town, where he finds both love and trouble. The film is written and directed by Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, aka RZA.
Rita Ora, Jack O'Connell and Marshawn Lynch have joined Joe Cole in the action thriller HE BLED NEON, about a guy who stumbles into a criminal underworld when he travels to Las Vegas following his brother's mysterious death. Drew Kirsch is directing from a script by Tim Cairo and Jake Gibson.
Meanwhile, Lynch, Mustafa Shakir, Cam Gigandet, Andre Eriksen and Lio Tipton are joining the cast of the action movie WITH LOVE, which also stars Ke Huy Quan, Ariana DeBose and Daniel Wu. Plot details are under wraps. Veteran stunt coordinator Jonathan Eusebio is making his directing debut.
And Post Malone will team up with Michael Bay to create a graphic novel and adapt it into a film. Apparently, the story is set in medieval Europe and involves a marauding army of demons, as well as a mysterious big truck that seems to have been sent from heaven.

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gosling
turner-smith
anderson
manganiello

D A T E L I N E :   2 4   A P R I L . . .

Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving, Terence Stamp and filmmaker Stephan Elliott will be back for a 30-years-later sequel to the cult classic THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, THE QUEEN OF THE DESERT. Apparently, the story centres on the adult son of Weaving's character. And it will of course feature lots of disco classics.


Helen Mirren, Pierce Brosnan and Ben Kingsley will star in THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB, about a group of 70-somethings who enjoy solving cold cases for fun, then stumble into a mysterious death very nearby. Chris Columbus is directing.
Ryan Gosling will star in PROJECT HAIL MARY, about a school teacher who becomes an astronaut on a deep space mission. But when he wakes up from suspended animation, he can't remember his mission. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directing.
Jodie Turner-Smith will join Margot Robbie and Colin Farrell in A BIG BOLD BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY, which follows the an unexpected connection between two strangers. Kogonada is directing from a script by Seth Reiss (The Menu).
Pamela Anderson is set to star opposite Liam Neeson in the remake of THE NAKED GUN, rebooting the film franchise that sprang out of the now-classic Police Squad TV series. Akiva Schaffer is directing from a script by Seth MacFarlane and various other writers.
Joe Manganiello will produce and star in MOUNTAIN MAN, a thriller based on the book series about a man who remains isolated to survive a zombie apocalypse, then discovers another survivor, a woman who poses a very different kind of threat. John Lee is directing from a script by Matt Deller.
Charlie Day, Billy Eichner, Gabby Beans, Talia Ryder and Jacnier have joined the cast of HONEY DON'T, the comedy starring Margaret Qualley, Aubrey Plaza and Chris Evans. Director Ethan Coen and writer Tricia Cooke won't reveal the plot, but the film is the second in a pulpy triptych that started with Drive-Away Dolls. Filming is underway in New Mexico
Pruitt Taylor Vince and Neva Howell will play Clark Kent's parents in James Gunn's new take on SUPERMAN, which stars David Corenswet, Rachel Brosnahan, Nicholas Hoult, Wendell Pierce, Isabela Merced, Nathan Fillion and Skyler Gisondo. Filming is underway.
Guillaume Canet will write, produce and star in AD VITAM, an action thriller about a man trying to rescue his wife from a group of armed men who are connected to his past. Director-cowriter Rodolphe Lauga is currently filming in Paris.
And plans are afoot to develop SPACE MOUNTAIN, a sci-fi family adventure based on Disney's space-themed indoor rollercoasters. Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) are working on the script.

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garfield
butler
domingo
jones
ahmed

D A T E L I N E :   2 1   A P R I L . . .

Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio are being lined up to play Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra in a biopic directed by Martin Scorsese. There's no word yet on the approach the film will take, but rumour has it that the Sinatra family estate has yet to approve the project.


Meanwhile, Andrew Garfield and Miles Teller are leading the cast of Scorsese's other new project, A LIFE OF JESUS, which is based on the Shusaku Endo book. Filming is set to take place later this year in Israel, Egypt and Italy.
Austin Butler will produce and star in CITY ON FIRE, based on the novel about a young man who gets caught up in an escalating war between the Irish and Italian criminal mobs who control New England. The script is by Justin Kuritzkes (Challengers). David Heyman is also producing.
Rumour has it that Colman Domingo, Dev Patel and Jonathan Bailey are lined up to join Scarlett Johansson in JURASSIC CITY, which is expected to begin a new trilogy in the franchise. Director Gareth Edwards is set to start filming in Britain this summer. The script is by David Koepp.
Felicity Jones and Denis Leary are joining the cast of OH. WHAT. FUN., the holiday comedy starring Michelle Pfeiffer as a woman who plans a special Christmas for her family, but they forget her. Costars include Chloe Grace Moretz and Dominic Sessa. Michael Showalter is directing.
Meanwhile, Sessa, Ariana Greenblatt and Justice Smith are joining the cast of NOW YOU SEE ME 3, alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo and Morgan Freeman. Ruben Fleischer is once again directing the film, which follows the continuing escapades of four thieves who use magic shows to pull off elaborate heists.
Riz Ahmed is joining the ensemble cast of Wes Anderson's new film THE PHOENICIAN SCHEME, an action comedy that also stars Bill Murray, Benicio Del Toro, Michael Cera and Mia Threapleton. There's no word yet on the plot. Anderson wrote the script with Roman Coppola.
Zachary Levi will star in FREE FALL, an action thriller about a man trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter during a rock climbing trip in New Zealand, where things become perilous after an accident and a shift in the weather. Stunt expert Zoe Bell is making her feature directing debut.
Paul Walter Hauser will star in a biopic about the comedian Chris Farley, who was a member of Second City, rose to fame on Saturday Night Live and starred in several movies before his untimely drug-related death at 33 in 1997. Josh Gad is making his directing debut on the project.
And Keanu Reeves will play Shadow in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 3, joining a voice cast that includes Ben Schwartz, Idris Elba and Colleen O'Shaughnessey. Returning in the live-action cast are Jim Carrey, James Marsden and Tika Sumpter. Jeff Fowler is back as director.

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ALSO: Ain't It Cool News. British Film Institute. CNN. Empire. Entertainment Weekly. Evening Standard.
Film Threat. The Guardian. indieWire. Screen International. Sight and Sound. Variety.

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