Forest Whitaker, most recently seen on the big screen in Arrival, has landed a role in the upcoming 2Pac / Notorious B.I.G. murder drama Labyrinth. The film stars Johnny Depp as the disgraced L.A.P.D. detective unable to solve the cases of the two rap icons. Deadline reports that Whitaker will play a journalist who joins the cop on the investigation. Brad Furman will direct.
Willem Dafoe, no stranger to superhero films playing the Green Goblin in the 2002 Spider-Man movie, will reportedly appear in the next Justice League film. Dark Horizons reports that Dafoe will reprise his role as Vulko, the trusted advisor of Aquaman (Jason Momoa). Dafoe was already confirmed to play Vulko in the solo Aquaman film, and both he and Amber Heard (who plays Queen Mera) will reportedly appear in the Justice League film alongside Momoa. Justice League is set for a Nov. 17, 2017 release, while Aquaman will follow on July 26, 2018.
According to Deadline, the latest Sherlock Holmes film update starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly is starting to flesh out the cast. Holmes & Watson will also include Rob Brydon as Scotland Yard Inspector Lestrade, while Kelly McDonald is on board as housekeeper Mrs. Hudson. Rebecca Hall will appear in the film as Dr. Grace Hart, the first female doctor to practice in London. Ferrell will star as Holmes, while Reilly is Watson in the comedy, which is being directed by Etan Cohen.
We’ve seen Robin Hood in many incarnations over the years, and the latest film will take a look at his youth. According to Screen Rant, Robin Hood: Origins will star Taron Egerton in the titular role, with a March 23, 2018 now expected.