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Tiffany Haddish and Billy Crystal will star in the comedy HERE TODAY, about a veteran comedy writer who befriends a New York street singer. Crystal is also directing the film, which he cowrote with Alan Zweibel.
Tom Hanks will star in a movie about MAJOR MATT MASON, the astronaut action figure who lives on the moon fending off various alien attacks. Akiva Goldsman is adapting the script based on a short story by Michael Chabon.
Meanwhile, Will Smith will reteam with Goldsman for BRILLIANCE, based on the trilogy of novels about a gifted federal agent who can predict people's moves based on body language. His latest assignment is to prevent a civil war.
Justin Timberlake will return to acting for PALMER, a drama about an ex-con who returns to his hometown to try to get his life back on track, then finds himself taking care of an abandoned young boy. Fisher Stevens is directing from a Black List script by Cheryl Guerriero.
Rooney Mara is joining Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett in NIGHTMARE ALLEY, based on the 1946 novel about a con-man who teams up with a psychiatrist to trick people into handing over their cash. Guillermo del Toro is directing and writing with Kim Morgan.
Indya Moore, Tom Felton, Tamara Smart and Oona Laurence will star in BABYSITTER'S GUIDE TO MONSTER HUNTING, based on the book series about a first-time babysitter trying to rescue a child taken by the Boogeyman. Rachel Talalay is directing.
Maggie Q is joining Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce in LONG GONE HEROES, an action thriller about an ex-soldier mercenary who is hired to return to track down the missing daughter of a politician in Burma, where he has to face an old nemesis. Santiago Manes Moreno is directing.
Alexandra Daddario, Olivia Munn, Travis Fimmel and Diego Boneta will star in DIE IN A GUNFIGHT, about a couple in New York City facing serious tensions because their fathers are at war with each other. Collin Schiffli is directing .
Mary Lynn Rajskub and Edwin Hodge have joined the cast of GHOST DRAFT, a thriller set in the future, as scientists draft soldiers from the past to fight aliens. Chris Pratt, JK Simmons, Yvonne Strahovski, Betty Gilpin and Theo Von costar. Chris McKay is directing.
And Iko Uwais is joining the cast of SNAKE EYES, the GI Joe spinoff starring Henry Golding as the eponymous ninja commando and Andre Koji as his blood brother/nemesis. Robert Schwentke is directing from a script by Evan Spiliotopoulos. Filming starts soon in Vancouver and Tokyo.
Emily Blunt and Jon Hamm are joining Jamie Dornan and Christopher Walken in WILD MOUNTAIN THYME, which John Patrick Shanley will adapt from his play Outside Mullingar. It's about couple whose respective families are involved in a feud over contested land ownership. Filming starts in Ireland later this month.
Mark Rylance, Jeremy Strong, Frank Langella and possibly Michael Keaton will join Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jonathan Majors in THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7. After a blip in financing, Aaron Sorkin is now back-on-track with his drama about the 1969 anti-war protesters who were charged with conspiracy by the US government.
Carey Mulligan is joining Ralph Fiennes in THE DIG, a drama set at the end of World War II. It's about a widow who thinks her land contains valuable buried history, and the archaeologist who looks into it. Simon Stone is directing.
Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao and Adarsh Gourav will star in THE WHITE TIGER, based on the award-winning novel that follows the life of a village tea-shop worker who becomes a successful big city entrepreneur. Rahmin Bahrani is writing and directing.
Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton will star in a body-swap action thriller about a vicious assassin who switches places with a teenage girl, and they only have 24 hours to figure out how to get back into their own bodies. Christopher Landon is directing.
Peter Capaldi and Pete Davidson are the latest new cast members for THE SUICIDE SQUAD, James Gunn's sequel once again starring Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman and Jai Courtney. Also on board are Idris Elba, Storm Reid, Taika Waititi and Nathan Fillion.
Dylan O'Brien is joining Mark Wahlberg in INFINITE, Antoine Fuqua's action thriller about a group of men and women who have been reincarnated over the centuries. Sophie Cookson costars in the film, which begins production later this month.
Katheryn Winnick and Juan Pablo Raba are joining Liam Neeson in THE MINUTEMAN, an action thriller that starts filming next week in New Mexico. It's about a rancher trying to help a young boy who's being hunted by a cartel hitman. Robert Lorenz is directing.
Zazie Beetz, Adam Devine, Rachel Bloom and Ken Jeong will join Catherine O'Hara to voice characters in EXTINCT, an animated comedy adventure by David Silverman (The Simpsons Movie). It's about two donut-shaped animals that time-travel from the 1830s to present-day Shanghai, where they get a chance to save their species.
And Alicia Vikander will be back for a second TOMB RAIDER movie, which will rather surprisingly be directed by Ben Wheatley from a script by his usual cohort Amy Jump. There's no word on the plot, but let's hope for something a little more unhinged.
Shailene Woodley has joined the cast of AFTER EXILE, a drama about an ex-con (Shia LaBeouf) who teams up with his father (Robert De Niro) to rescue his drug-addict younger brother. Joshua Michael Stern is directing.
Ben Platt, Beanie Feldstein and Blake Jenner will star in a film version of the Stephen Sondheim musical MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, which traces in reverse order the two-decade career of a composer who abandons Broadway to find fame in Hollywood. Richard Linklater is writing and will spend 20 years directing the film.
Morgan Freeman and Frank Grillo will team up for the action drama PANAMA, based on real events from 1989, as an ex-marine is sent into a civil war to make a deal with untrustworthy enemies. Daniel Adams is directing and cowriting with William Barber.
Anna Kendrick will star in UNSOUND, a thriller about a New England state trooper who is going deaf as she investigates a conspiracy surrounding the recent prison escape of a notorious mob boss. Bharat Nalluri is directing.
Queen Latifah, Dennis Quaid and Madalen Mills will star in TIGER RISING, about a 12-year-old Florida boy whose mother has recently died. Then he discovers a Bengal tiger held captive in the woods and decides to set it free. Ray Giarratana is directing.
Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz, Bill Skarsgard, Tony Hale and Benedict Wong will star in NINE DAYS, a thriller about a reclusive hermit who interviews candidates who are actually human souls looking for the privilege of being born. Edson Oda is directing.
Himesh Patel (Yesterday) has joined the cast of Christopher Nolan's next film TENET, as espionage thriller currently in production with John David Washington, Elizabeth Debicki, Robert Pattinson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kenneth Branagh, Clemence Poesy and of course Michael Caine.
Joel McHale, Amanda Brugel and Robert Maillet will join Kevin James in the action thriller BECKY, about a feisty 14-year-old (Lulu Wilson) who takes on a group of escaped convicts at her family's lake house. Jonathan Millott and Cary Murnion are directing.
Hiroyuki Sanada, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Lewis Tan and Chin Han are the latest additions to the cast of MORTAL KOMBAT, a new adaptation of the hand-to-hand fighting videogame. Also on board are Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Joe Taslim, Ludi Lin and Sisi Stringer.
And after making three awful Transformers movies together, director Michael Bay and writer Ehren Kruger are teaming up again to make BLACK 5, a thriller about an elite military team that uses advanced tech on their missions. Bay is also developing a videogame based on the idea.
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