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Margot Robbie and Matthias Schoenaerts will team up for RUIN, set just after WWII as a concentration camp survivor teams up with a German captain to hunt down a Nazi death squad. Justin Kurzel is directing from a Black List script by Ryan and Matthew Firpo.
Penelope Cruz, Gael Garcia Bernal and Wagner Moura are set to join Pedro Pascal and Edgar Ramirez in WASP NETWORK, a thriller about Cuban spies working throughout North America in the 1990s with support from the American government. Olivier Assayas is writing and directing.
Alicia Vikander has recorded the narration for the documentary ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH, which explores the issue of climate change and specifically the impact of humans on the planet. It premieres later this month at the Toronto Film Festival.
Mary J Blige, Nat Wolff and Theo Rossi (Luke Cage) will star in BODY CAM, a thriller about a group of Los Angeles police officers who are haunted by the spirit of a young black man killed by two white cops who covered up their crime. Malik Vitthal is directing.
Rebecca Ferguson is lined up for a role opposite Timothee Chalamet in Denis Villeneuve's two-film remake of the classic novel DUNE, about the battle to control a desert planet that is the only source of a valuable spice that fuels space travel.
Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan will star in MILITARY WIVES, based on the documentary series about a group of misfit women who form a choir on a military base. Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty) is directing.
Gemma Arterton will play Dusty Springfield in the biopic SO MUCH LOVE, set at the peak of the singer's popularity in 1968 as she takes a stand against her male-dominated industry. Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy (Carol) is also making her directing debut.
Cristina Ricci and Christopher Walken are joining the cast of PERCY, a legal drama based on the true story of an activist who teams up with a small-town Saskatchewan farmer to protect his rights from a multinational corporation. Luke Kirby, Adam Beach and Martin Donovan costar; Clark Johnson is directing.
Alexandra Daddario, Logan Miller and Keean Johnson will star in WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS, which is unsurprisingly a horror thriller. Intriguingly, it's about a group of young Christian women plotting to murder death metal fans and make it look like the work of a satanic cult. Marc Meyers (My Friend Dahmer) is directing.
And Julia Louis-Dreyfus says that she's up for starring in FAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, a political satire Armando Iannucci is developing about an elaborate plot to kidnap Donald Trump and move him to a replica White House, where actors convince him that he's still running the country.
Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen will reprise their roles in WONDER WOMAN 1984, the sequel currently filming in London and Spain with Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal and director Patty Jenkins. Apparently, Lynda Carter has a role in this film too.
John Boyega will produce and perhaps costar in A SPRIGGAN, about a recently widowed mother who returns to to her isolated home village and discovers an ancient troll-like creature menacing the hotel owned by her father. Kier Burrows (Anti Matter) is writing and directing.
Daniel Craig will star in KNIVES OUT, in which he will play a detective assigned to solve a murder. Nothing else is known about the plot, but it's bound to be a bit more complex than that since the film is being written and directed by Rian Johnson.
Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Arnold, Mika Boorem, Paige Howard, Devin Ratray, Brian Krause and Cody Kasch will star in the comedy HOLLYWOOD.CON, about a struggling actress who accidentally steals the identity of a major producer, ending up entangled with a Guatemala drug cartel. Boorem is directing.
Bob Oedenkirk will star in NOBODY, about an average guy who comes to the rescue of a woman who's being harassed by thugs, then finds himself at war with a drug kingpin. Ilya Naishuller (Hardcore Henry) is directing from a script by Derek Kolstad (John Wick).
Michael Garza, Austin Abrams, Zoe Colletti, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur and Natalie Ganzhorn are joining SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, about a group of teens trying to solve a series of freaky deaths in their small town. Guillermo Del Toro is producing the film, which is being directed by Andre Ovredal.
Jake Busey, Matt Steele, Timothy Brundidge and Nicole Sullivan will star in DIVOS, a high school comedy about a musical theatre star who finds himself competing for roles against a talented baseball player. Ryan Patrick Bartley is directing from a script by Steele.
Michael Chiklis and Kyle Schmid will join Bruce Willis in 10 MINUTES GONE, a thriller about a thief who trying to recover the last 10 minutes of his memory after he was hit by a stray bullet when a heist was sabotaged. Brian A Miller is directing.
Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade) is joining the voice cast of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, the animated feature based on the iconic satirical comic strip. Oscar Isaac and Charlize Theron will voice Gomez and Morticia, plus Chloe Grace Moretz, Allison Janney, Bette Midler, Nick Kroll and Finn Wolfhard. Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan are directing.
And Steve Guttenberg says that a new POLICE ACADEMY movie is in the works, although there are no details. There were seven films in the series from 1984 to 1994, and a script has been in development for over a decade.
Dwayne Johnson will play the iconic Hawaiian monarch Kamehameha in KING, a historical epic telling the story of the first leader to unite the warring islands, fulfilling a prophecy made at his birth. Robert Zemeckis is directing from a screenplay by Randall Wallace.
Chris Hemsworth will star in DHAKA, a thriller in which he will play a man trying to conquer his personal demons as he sets out to rescue a kidnapped Indian boy. Director Sam Hargrave will shoot in Thailand and India from a script by Joe Russo.
Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Carl Lumbly, Alex Essoe and Zarn McClarnon are joining Ewan McGregor in DOCTOR SLEEP, based on the Stephen King novel. A sequel to The Shining, it continues the story after little Danny has grown up and is struggling with alcoholism and his messed up childhood. Mick Flanagan is directing.
Nick Jonas will voice a character in UGLYDOLLS, based on the line of toys that confront what it means to be different. Kelly Clarkson and Pitbull are also in the cast for the musical animated feature.
Imelda Staunton, Geraldine James, Tuppence Middleton and Stephen Campbell Moore have joined the ensemble for the DOWNTON ABBEY movie, which is now filming. The original cast will be back, including Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville. Michael Engler is directing from a script by Julian Fellowes.
Michelle Yeoh and Akwafina will reunite for EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE. There are no other plot details, aside from it being described as an inter-dimensional action movie. Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (Swiss Army Man) are directing.
Wesley Snipes says that plans are afoot to bring back his BLADE character as part of the Marvel universe. There's no firm project in the works yet, but he says two great ideas are swirling around, and Marvel confirms that they have their eye on the character.
Rumer Willis, Margaret Qualley and Damon Herriman are joining Quentin Tarantino's ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, which is set in 1969 Los Angeles. Herriman will play Charles Manson. The film also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Damian Lewis, James Marsden and Lena Dunham.
Ed Sheeran has a lead role playing himself in ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE, a new musical written by Richard Curtis and directed by Danny Boyle. Most of the film has already been shot, and it stars Himesh Patel as a musician who discovers that he's the only person who can remember The Beatles' iconic songs.
And the Road Runner's nemesis Wile E Coyote is getting his own movie, COYOTE VS ACME. The story apparently follows the character as he abandons his pursuit of the snarky bird and instead takes on the company responsible for making the gadgets that always fail for work for him. Jon and Joel Silberman are writing the script.
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