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Emily Blunt will reunite with Tom Cruise for LIVE DIE REPEAT AND REPEAT, which is both a sequel and a prequel to Edge of Tomorrow. Doug Liman will be back as director. Apparently, the idea for the story came from Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie.
Michelle Williams and Chris Pine will team up for ALL THE OLD KNIVES, a thriller about an estranged couple reliving their past as spies during a hijacking in which hundreds of people died. And the question is whether they're rekindling their romance or working on a case. James Marsh is lined up to direct.
Johnny Depp will star in RICHARD SAYS GOODBYE, a comedy-drama about a university professor who, after a medical diagnosis, decides to abandon all rules and conventions and indulge in every vice he can think of. Wayne Roberts is directing.
In addition to directing the Nureyev biopic THE WHITE CROW, Ralph Fiennes will also star in the movie as the dancer's mentor Pushkin. The cast also includes Oleg Ivenko, Sergei Polunin, Adele Exarchopoulos, Chulpan Khamatova, Laurent Lafitte, Raphael Personnaz, Calypso Valois and Louis Hofmann. The script is by David Hare.
John Cusack will reunite with his Misfortune director Lucky McKee for the thriller BROKEN RIDGE, about a cop and and his more criminal-minded brother who are investigating a series of unexplained murders in their small town in the Smoky Mountains. The script is by Raul Inglis and Joshua Wagner.
Kelly Macdonald and Irrfan Khan will star in PUZZLE, about a suburban housewife who discovers that she has an unusual gift for assembling jigsaw puzzles, and it changes her family's life. Costars include David Denman, Bubbe Weiler, Austin Abrams and Liv Hewson. Marc Turtletaub is directing.
Lee Pace, Jason Sudeikis and Timothy Olyphant will star in DRIVEN, about a con artist who becomes a drug informant for the FBI and ends up taking down car pioneer John DeLorean. Nick Hamm is directing from a script by Colin Bateman.
Dave Chapelle and Greg Grunberg have joined the cast of A STAR IS BORN, the latest remake of the 1937 classic. This time it's about a young pop singer (Stefani Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga) and her country music star mentor-boyfriend (Bradley Cooper). Cooper is also directing.
Break-out Logan star Dafne Keen has landed the title role in ANA, as a young girl who befriends an older man (Luis Guzman) and embarks on a road trip to rescue him from bankruptcy. Charles McDougall is directing from a script by Cris Cole.
And Jason Momoa will team up with Will Ferrell for a comedy about a has-been TV star who teams up with the now-grown actor who once played his son on a sitcom and has since become a blockbuster action hero.
Melissa McCarthy will star in THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS, the long-gestating action comedy from the Jim Henson Company. It's set in a world where humans and puppets coexist, and now the puppet stars of a 1980s TV series are being killed off one by one. Brian Henson is directing.
Susan Sarandon, Christine Baranski and Cheryl Hines are joining the sequel A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS. They're playing the moms of original stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn. Costars include Peter Gallagher, Justin Hartley and the returning Wanda Sykes, Jay Hernandez and David Walton.
Jeremy Renner will produce and star in a biopic about legendary gunslinger DOC HOLLIDAY, based on the two novels Doc and Epitaph. Holliday was an Atlanta dentist who fought alongside Wyatt Earp at the now-iconic OK Corral gunfight in Arizona in 1881.
Christina Hendricks and Nikolaj Coster Waldau are lined up to star in DOMINO, a thriller about a Copenhagen cop seeking justice for the murder of his partner. He and his partner's widow then get caught up in a CIA conspiracy that leads them to Spain. Brian DePalma is directing from a script by Petter Skavlan (Kon-Tiki).
Tyrese Gibson is planning to revisit his character from the acclaimed 2001 drama Baby Boy for a sequel, BABY BOY: COMING OF AGE. John Singleton may return as director, but there's no word on whether costars Taraji P Henson and Snoop Dogg will be back as well.
Shia LaBeouf will star in THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON, an adventure drama about an outlaw who befriends a young runaway who has Downs syndrome and is hoping to become a professional wrestler. Tyler Nilson and Mike Schwartz are writing and directing.
Liam Hemsworth will star in KILLERMAN, an action-thriller about a small-time criminal who is suffering from amnesia while being pursued by angry gangsters and dirty cops because of a deal gone wrong. Malik Bader (Cash Only) is writing and directing.
Sam Claflin will star in the crime thriller SEMPER FI, about a straight-arrow cop who helps his brother break out of prison with the help of his fellow Marine reservists. Director Henry-Alex Rubin (Murderball) plans to start filming this summer in Vancouver.
Rob Brydon will star in SWIMMING WITH MEN, a comedy based on a documentary about a middle-aged male amateur synchronised swimming team. Costars include Jane Horrocks, Daniel Mays, Jim Carter, Charlotte Riley, Rupert Graves, Thomas Turgoose and Adeel Akhtar. Director Oliver Parker started filming this week in London.
Kate Bosworth will star in NONA, the next film from her husband filmmaker Michael Polish. It's about a girl from Honduras who gets entrapped by human traffickers when she tries travel to the United States to reunite with her mother.
And Paris Jackson (daughter of Michael) will make her acting debut a darkly comical thriller about a businessman (David Oyelowo) who gets entangled with drug lords and the FBI while travelling in Mexico. Costars include Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton and Sharlto Copley. Nash Edgerton is directing.
Kevin Hart will star in a remake of the 1988 comedy THE GREAT OUTDOORS, about a family whose camping trip is turned on its head when the in-laws decide to come along. Randall Green (Scooby Doo) is writing the script.
George MacKay, Tom Felton and Clive Owen have joined the cast of OPHELIA, the Hamlet-inspired drama starring Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts. It's based on Lisa Klein's novel, which retells Shakespeare's 14th century story from the lady-in-waiting's perspective. Claire McCarthy is directing.
Gemma Arterton will star in the WWII drama SUMMERLAND, about an English woman who takes in boy who has been evacuated from London during the Blitz. And despite a rocky start, the two begin to bond. Jessica Swale is writing and directing.s
Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy will reteam to join Pierce Brosnan in H-BLOCK, based on the true story of 38 prisoners who escaped from Maze Prison in Northern Ireland. Jim Sheridan is directing.
Sylvester Stallone is lined up for the lead role in STARLIGHT, based on the comic about a retired space hero who is called back into action some 40 years after saving the universe. Gary Whitta is writing the script based on Mark Millar's six-issue series.
Rashida Jones, Theo James, Miranda Otto and Christina Aguilera are joining the cast of ZOE, the sci-fi romance starring Ewan McGregor and Lea Seydoux as scientists trying to develop technology that will help create a perfect relationship. Director Drake Doremus starts filming next week in Montreal.
Sofia Boutella is joining Jodie Foster in HOTEL ARTEMIS. Drew Pearce is writing and directing. There's no word so far on the film's plot. Boutella is also costarring with Charlize Theron in ATOMIC BLONDE.
Hannibal Burress, June Diane Raphael and Sarayu Blue have joined the cast of THE PACT, the comedy about parents who discover that their daughters plan to lose their virginity on prom night and set out to stop them. Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena star in the film, which is being directed by Kay Cannon.
Janeane Garofalo and Tyne Daly will star in THE BREAD FACTORY, a set of comedy-dramas set in a community arts centre. Also in in the ensemble are Jessica Pimentel, James Marsters, Nana Visitor, Glynnis O'Connor, Brian Murray, Amy Carlson and opera singer Martina Arroyo. Patrick Wang is writing and directing.
And Luke Grimes, Dax Shepard, Tim Allen, Vincent D'Onofrio, Kimberly Quinn and Jimmy O Yang are set for the dark comedy EL CAMINO CHRISTMAS, about a guy who sets out to find the father he never knew and ends up in a hostage situation in rural New Mexico on Christmas Eve. Dave Talbert is directing.
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