Deadline reports that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have exited the Han Solo movie in the middle of filming. Not long over the move was made, it was announced that Ron Howard would step in to direct the film.
The next Jurassic World movie now has a title. A new poster arrived online via Twitter touting Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which is expected during the summer of 2018.
NBC Universal President Michael Edelstein reports that there is a Downton Abbey movie in the works. “It’s been in the works for some time. We are working on getting the script right and we’ve got to figure out how to get the [cast] together,” stated Edelstein. It’s his hope that the film will start shooting next year.
Kyle Chandler and Ryan Gosling will co-star in First Man, the new film about Neil Armstrong’s moon landing. Gosling’s La La Land director Damien Chazelle will oversee the film. Gosling plays Armstrong, while Chandler plays Deke Slayton, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts.
Deadline reports that the Joel Edgerton-written and starring film Boy Erased has been picked up by Focus Features. The film tells the story of a teen boy (Lucas Hedges) who is the son of a Baptist preacher who is outed to his parents and pressured into attending a gay conversion camp. Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman reportedly being courted for supporting roles.
Ben Kingsley has joined the cast of Operation Finale, the Chris Weitz-directed film about the hunt and capture of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. Deadline reports that Kingsley will play Eichmann opposite Oscar Isaac‘s Peter Malkin, the leader of an Israeli spy group tasked with hunting down Eichmann.
It’s a Nightcrawler reunion. Writer-director Dan Gilroy is tapping leading man Jake Gyllenhaal and leading woman Rene Russo in a still untitled film set in the art world.
It’s the year of Carrie Coon! On the heels of the season (and possible series) finales of Fargo and The Leftovers, the actress has joined the cast of Widows, the film centering on the wives of three robbers who decide to finish their husband’s job after they get killed during a heist. Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki and Michelle Rodriguez also star in the film.
Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively are in talks to star in A Simple Favor. Deadline reports that Paul Feig will direct the thriller which starts shooting in Toronto in August. The movie centers on a mommy blogger whose best friend suddenly vanishes.
Emily Ratajkowski feels pretty. The model-turned-actress has joined the cast of the Amy Schumer-starring film I Feel Pretty. The comedy also has cast Michelle Williams and Rafe Spall.
The last piece of the cast has been set for the ensemble film Tag. Leslie Bibb is joining the film, which centers on a group of friends who have become the focus of a Wall Street Journal article after playing a game of tag for over 30 years. Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Annabelle Wallis, Rashida Jones and Isla Fisher have also been cast.
Deadline reports that Eli Roth will direct The House With a Clock in Its Walls for Amblin Entertainment, with Jack Black attached to star. The film is based on a series of books, with this particular story centering on a recently orphaned boy who discovers a world of hidden passages and mystery in his uncle’s old house.
Neve Campbell will star opposite Dwayne Johnson in the new film Skyscraper. The 3D action thriller has Johnson as a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader who assesses the security for skyscrapers. While on the job in China, he discovers one of the tallest buildings on fire and himself being framed for it. It makes for a harrowing day in which he must escape capture while still trying to save a family trapped above the fire line.
Michael Ealy and Meagan Good will star as a couple who find themselves challenged in their remote new home by the former tenant (Dennis Quaid) in the psychological thriller Motivated Seller.
Armie Hammer and Jermaine Fowler have joined the new Boots Riley film, Sorry to Bother You. Deadline reports the film is about a timid black telemarketer who discovers a magical key to business success and must decided on whether or not to stand up or sell out to his corporate overlords.
Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer and Phoebe Robinson will star in the new Netflix film Ibiza. The movie centers on a woman (Jacobs) who goes on a work trip to Barcelona, but quickly gets sidetracked with her friends while hunting for a popular DJ.