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Chris Benoit Biopic CROSSFACE Scores Director

Lexi Alexander, the filmmaker behind ‘Green Street Hooligans’ and ‘Punisher: War Zone,’ has signed on to take the helm for ‘Crossface,’ the long-in-the-works biopic of late professional wrestler Chris Benoit. ...
michaelpena

Michael Pena Set For Horror Thriller THE BRINGING

Jeremy Lovering (‘In Fear,’ ‘Sherlock’) is to take the director’s chair for the horror thriller ‘The Bringing’ with Michael Peña attached to star. Per THR, the script follows a man (Peña) who is investigatin...
Romanek

Mark Romanek To Direct Romantic Comedy SEPTILLION TO ONE

Mark Romanek (‘Never Let Me Go,’ ‘One Hour Photo’) has signed on to take the director’s chair for the romantic comedy ‘Septillion to One,’ Deadline has learned. Based on a spec script by Adam R. Perlman and ...
shanghaidawn

SHANGHAI NOON Sequel Lands NAPOLEON DYNAMITE Director

The folks over at THR are hearing word that Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson are looking to saddle up for third entry in the ‘Shanghai Noon’ series, with Jared Hess (‘Napoleon Dynamite’) attached to direct. Based...
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Storm Reid Lands A WRINKLE IN TIME Lead

'12 Years a Slave' actress Storm Reid has scored the lead role in director Ava DuVernay’s upcoming adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic children’s book, ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’ The fantasy sci-fi follows y...
Alien Nation

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Helmer Takes ALIEN NATION Reboot

Jeff Nichols (‘Midnight Special,’ ‘Take Shelter’) is reportedly near to closing a deal to take the director’s chair for a reboot of the 1988 sci-fi ‘Alien Nation.’ Set in a future where 300,000 members of an...
jamesmcavoy

McAvoy Circles Sci-Fi Action/Thriller EXTINCTION

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ star James McAvoy is being courted for the lead in ‘Extinction,’ a sci-fi action/thriller said to be in the same vein as ‘The Sixth Sense’ and ‘Cloverfield.’ Per Deadline, the story follo...
tomhanks

Tom Hanks Developing WWII Drama GREYHOUND

Tom Hanks (‘Sully,’ ‘A Hologram for the King’) is developing the World War II drama ‘Greyhound,’ with an eye to starring, says Variety. ‘Get Low’ helmer Aaron Schneider is behind the camera for the story of ...
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Jamie Dornan Joins Cast of Emma Forrest’s UNTOGETHER

Jamie Dornan (‘Anthropoid,’ ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’), ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ actor Ben Mendelsohn, and sisters Jemima Kirke (‘Girls’) and Lola Kirke (‘Mozart in the Jungle’) have joined the cast of the i...
Fences

First Look At Denzel Washington’s FENCES Adaptation

Official stills from the eagerly awaited adaptation, directed and starring Washington. Based on August Wilson’s Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play, FENCES focuses on Troy (Washington), a former baseball play...