You can never have too many superheroes, especially if they’re played by Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer. The duo are teaming up on-screen in the action comedy Thunder Force to play best friends Lydia and Emily, respectively, who turn into unlikely crime-fighting heroes for their city and battle villains like The King, played by a smarmy Bobby Cannavale.
“Bridgerton” breakout Regé-Jean Page, Billy Bob Thornton and Alfre Woodard are set to star with Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in the next film from “Avengers: Endgame” directors Anthony and Joe Russo — a big-budgeted spy and espionage thriller called “The Gray Man” that the brothers will direct at Netflix. Ana De Armas, Wagner Moura, Jessica Henwick, Dhanush and Julia Butters round out the rest of the cast. Joe Russo wrote the script — with a polish by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely — based on the book and series “The Gray Man” by Mark Greaney. Also Read: Ana de Armas Joins Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in 'The Gray Man' at Netflix “The Gray Man” follows Court Gentry (Gosling), a legend in the covert realm, who is an expert at completing any lethal task and then disappearing. But he’s now being pursued by a former CIA colleague of his, Lloyd Hansen (Evans), once they feel that Gentry has outlived his usefulness. Its budget could exceed $200 million, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. The Russo Brothers’ AGBO will produce the film, brothers and Mike Larocca listed as producers along with Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum for Roth Kirschenbaum. “The Gray Man” — which has the potential to become a franchise at Netflix — hopes to begin production shortly. The book series dates back to 2009 and was followed by eight sequels. They were meant to be turned into a franchise in the past, including with “Mission: Impossible” director Christopher McQuarrie attached and in a separate project starring Brad Pitt as directed by James Gray. Best known for breaking out on the smash hit Netflix series “Bridgerton,” Regé-Jean Page will next star in the ensemble “Dungeons and Dragons” at Paramount. Thornton most recently wrapped production on the fourth season of his “Goliath” series over at Amazon. Woodard will next be seen in Sony’s “Fatherhood” opposite Kevin Hart. Regé-Jean Page is repped by CAA, Mosaic, The Artists Partnership, Ziffren Brittenham. Billy Bob Thornton is repped by WME, Media Talent Group and Myman Greenspan Rosenberg Mobasser Younger & Light. Alfre Woodard is repped by ICM Partners, Circle of Confusion and Gochman Law. Deadline first reported the news. Read original story Regé-Jean Page, Billy Bob Thornton and Alfre Woodard Join ‘The Gray Man’ Cast At TheWrap
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Jennifer Garner will star in a comedy for Netflix called “Family Leave” in which she and her entire family have swapped bodies with another family on the other side of the world. “Family Leave” is based on a book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal called “Bedtime For Mommy.” Krouse Rosenthal also wrote the book “Yes Day,” which Netflix has also made into an upcoming film that also stars Garner. In “Family Leave,” when the Brenners wake up to a full family body switch, they quickly realize the same thing has happened to a family on the other side of the world. They must unite with this group of strangers and determine how to undo the body switch, all while hilariously navigating daily life in a different body before it is too late. Also Read: Tim Burton-Directed Wednesday Addams Series Set at Netflix Victoria Strouse will write the screenplay. No director is attached. Garner will also produce “Family Leave,” as will Nicole King for Linden Entertainment and Lawrence Grey and Ben Everard for Grey Matter Productions. Jason Brian Rosenthal is executive producing. Garner’s “Yes Day” will debut on Netflix on March 12. She’s also set to star in “The Adam Project” from director Shawn Levy that co-stars Ryan Reynolds, Zoe Saldana and Mark Ruffalo. Read original story Jennifer Garner to Star in Body Switch Comedy ‘Family Leave’ at Netflix At TheWrap
“While not every single Indian person has to use a matchmaker, the whole point of this process is to celebrate your ability to choose,” he said.
78th edition of awards show makes history by nominating three female filmmakers in the Best Director category, but still stumbles when it comes to diversity and inclusion.
"To All the Boys" star Lana Condor talks about enduring the "brutal" miss on her opportunity to play Rose Tico in "Star Wars."
Neve Campbell has signed on for a leading role in “The Lincoln Lawyer” series that was recently announced at Netflix. She joins previously announced series Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, who will star as Mickey Haller, runs his law practice out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car. Campbell will play Maggie McPherson. Maggie is Mickey’s […]
“The Sandman” series at Netflix has set its main cast. Tom Sturridge is officially set to star as Dream, with the show also adding Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, and Sanjeev Bhaskar. The series is based on “The Sandman” comic book series created for DC by Neil Gaiman. It follows […]
John Boyega and Robert De Niro will star together in a crime thriller called “The Formula” at Netflix, and Gerard McMurray, the director of “The First Purge” and Netflix’s “Burning Sands,” will direct. McMurray will write, direct and produce the film based on an original idea but that’s reminiscent of “Drive” about a Formula One racing prodigy who becomes a getaway driver in order to care for and rescue his family. De Niro will also produce “The Formula” along with Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh. Rosenthal and Welsh have an overall deal with Netflix, and “The Formula” came together under that arrangement. Jason Michael Berman is executive producing the film, and Ephraim Walker, working under McMurray’s banner Buppie Productions, is co-producing, as is Sam Shaw. Also Read: Steve McQueen on How John Boyega's 'Star Wars' Experience Shaped His 'Small Axe' Role Boyega, who broke out in the latest “Star Wars” trilogy, most recently starred in one of the five installments of Steve McQueen’s “Small Axe” anthology, “Red, White and Blue.” He is currently at work on “They Cloned Tyrone” opposite Jamie Foxx. De Niro recently joined the cast of David O. Russell’s untitled next film at New Regency, and he’s attached to Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon.” He’ll also be seen in the thriller “Wash Me in the River” with John Malkovich and James Gray’s “Armageddon Time” with Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Oscar Isaac and Donald Sutherland. “The Formula” will be McMurray’s third feature and his follow-up to “The First Purge,” which grossed nearly $70 million domestically for Universal in 2018. He first directed “Burning Sands” for Netflix back in 2017. Boyega is represented by Identity Agency Group, De Niro is represented by CAA. McMurray is represented by WME and Artists First. Deadline first reported the news. Read original story John Boyega and Robert De Niro to Star in Netflix Crime Film ‘The Formula’ At TheWrap
Are you feeling lucky? Netflix is officially bringing “shuffle play” to customers worldwide this year — letting subscribers turn over the decision of what to watch next to the streamer’s algorithms. Netflix announced plans to roll out the feature, which it has been widely testing on connected TV platforms since last summer, to all customers […]
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix is to adapt YA graphic novel Heartstopper as an eight-part series with Doctor Who and Sherlock helmer Euros Lyn attached to direct. This comes 18 months after See-Saw Films, the company behind Top of the Lake and State of the Union, optioned the rights to Alice Oseman’s comic. The half-hour series will be […]
Netflix dropped the trailer for “Fate: The Winx Saga” on Tuesday, ahead of the YA fantasy series’ Friday launch. In the video, which you can view above, you’ll be introduced to Alfea, a school that will probably remind you quite a bit of “Harry Potter’s” Hogwarts — except that the students here are fairies, not witches. The story centers on Bloom (“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” alum Abigail Cowen), who is as much of an outsider as Harry was when he first showed up at his magical boarding school, because she comes from the human world, unlike the other fairies she meets at Alfea, who have been living with magic their whole lives. But as the “Fate: The Winx Saga” trailer shows, there is something special about Bloom that she — and everyone else around her, including her teachers — can’t quite put their fingers on, but Bloom is going to do all she can to figure it out. Also Read: Kiernan Shipka Still Wants to Do a 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'-'Riverdale' Crossover Meanwhile, the school is up against the threat of “The Burned Ones,” an evil enemy of the fairy folk that they have not faced in decades. It appears The Burned Ones are slowly coming back to wreak havoc, just as Bloom has come to school. Per Netflix, “The six part series follows the coming-of-age journey of five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school in the Otherworld where they must learn to master their powers while navigating love, rivalries, and the monsters that threaten their very existence.” “Fate: The Winx Saga” stars Cowen as Bloom, Hannah van der Westhuysen as Stella, Precious Mustapha as Aisha, Eliot Salt as Terra, Elisha Applebaum as Musa, and Sadie Soverall as Beatrix. The drama was created by Brian Young (“The Vampire Diaries”) and is a live-action reimagining of the Italian cartoon series “Winx Club,” which aired on Nickelodeon in the U.S., by Iginio Straffi. “Fate: The Winx Saga” launches Jan. 22 on Netflix. Read original story ‘Fate: The Winx Saga’ Trailer Welcomes You to Alfea – It’s Like Hogwarts, But for Fairies (Video) At TheWrap
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