Here's All Of The Movie News You Might've Missed This Week

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Let's begin with all of the new teasers and trailers that dropped this week, shall we?

1.First off, we got an official teaser for My Policeman, an upcoming romantic drama starring Harry Styles!

Based on the novel of the same name by Bethan Roberts, My Policeman is set in the 1950s and follows the story of a gay policeman named Tom (Styles) who is forced to hide his sexuality. He eventually marries a schoolteacher, Marion (Emma Corrin), while being romantically entangled with a museum curator named Patrick (David Dawson).

Two men and a woman stand in a museum looking at paintings
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Regarding the role and the intimate love scenes, Styles recently said, "It does feel vulnerable. I'd never kissed anyone on camera before, and it felt like giving a part of myself away in some ways. I wasn't naked in Don't Worry Darling. I was naked in My Policeman."

Harry Styles performing shirtless on stage
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My Policeman is slated to hit Amazon Prime Video on Oct. 21!

2.Next up, we got a look at Dakota Johnson as Anne Elliot in the Netflix adaptation of Jane Austen's iconic novel, Persuasion.

Eight years after Anne (Johnson) was persuaded by her family not to marry the love of her life, Frederick Wentworth, he comes crashing back into her world. As a result, Anne must decide to either move on from her past or take a possible second chance at first love.

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While the film clearly looks beautiful and very fun — frankly, it had me at "Henry Golding wearing a top hat."

Henry Golding wearing a top hat while standing next to to other gentlemen

Persuasion is slated to hit Netflix on July 15!

3.And Matilda's getting a musical makeover, also thanks to Netflix!

Based on equal parts Roald Dahl's classic book and the Broadway show, Matilda sees everyone's favorite child prodigy and telekinesis expert sing and dance her beloved story to new heights.

A young girl in a school uniform

Also, like, Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull?! SIGN. ME. UP.

A mean looking older woman glares

Matilda is slated to hit Netflix on Dec. 2!

4.Last but certainly not least, we got our first teaser for Netflix's highly anticipated Blonde!

The NC-17-rated biopic is adapted from Joyce Carol Oates's novel, Blonde, which is a fictionalized version of the life of actor and icon Marilyn Monroe, played here by Ana de Armas.

Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe stands over a sewer grate while her dress blows up

Of her performance, Ana's Knives Out costar Jamie Lee Curtis said: "I dropped to the floor. I couldn't believe it. Ana was completely gone. She was Marilyn."

Marilyn laughs while looking at herself in the mirror

Blonde is slated to hit Netflix on Sept. 23!

Next up, let's look at some fun and ~interesting~ little pre-production announcements and behind-the-scenes tidbits:

5.First, 2019's Joker very well might be getting a sequel — and, trust me, the news only gets wilder from there!

So...this week, the Hollywood Reporter reported that Lady Gaga is allegedly in early talks to star alongside Joaquin Phoenix. It's been posited that she'll possibly play this universe's Harley Quinn.

Lady Gaga sits in a gown smiling
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And, no, it doesn't stop there: It's also being reported that the sequel may be a musical.

The Joker dances atop some stairs

Listen, I know I sound skeptical, but you have to understand: I love Joaquin. I love Joaquin enough to remember when he tricked the world with I'm Still Here. So, you'll forgive me if I'm a little like, "Sure, Jan."

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6.In other casting news, there were some big announcements for the upcoming Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes!

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As reported by Deadline, Jerome Lance has been cast as Marcus, Ashley Liao has been cast as Clemensia Dovecote, Knox Gibson has been cast as Bobbin, Mackenzie Lansing has been cast as Coral, and Aamer Husain has been cast as Felix Ravinstill.

an older man sits, looking at someone off screen
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Also, Josh Andres Rivera has been tapped to play Sejanus Plinth. Josh will be reuniting with his West Side Story costar (and girlfriend!) Rachel Zegler, who's already been cast as Lucy Gray.

Josh Andres Rivera arrives for the premiere of Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" at the El Capitan Theatre
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7.And Paddington Bear is back and headed to Peru in the aptly named Paddington in Peru!

Paddington Bear rides an escalator
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Little is known about the sequel (threequel?) as of now, but we do know that Dougal Wilson has been tapped to direct the film, as Paul King — who directed the first two Paddington live-action films — is currently busy working on the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory prequel, Wonka, which stars Timothée Chalamet.

Paddington Bear looks upward
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Of directing the film, Wilson said, "As a huge fan of the first two films, I am very excited (if not a little intimidated) to be continuing the story of Paddington. It’s a massive responsibility, but all my efforts will be focused on making a third film that honors the love so many people have for this very special bear."

Paddington Bear looks down while hanging from a building
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8.And we got our first look at Ryan Gosling as Ken in Greta Gerwig's upcoming Barbie movie.

And you better believe the internet had all kinds of A+ jokes — like this one:

And also, this one:

9.The Hollywood Reporter reported that Paramount and Nickelodeon are planning three films based in the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

A young man with an arrow on his head looks off into the distance

According to the report, Lauren Montgomery is attached to direct the first of the three films, while Avatar co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino are signed on to produce.

A group of teens stand together looking at the camera

“As original creators Mike and Bryan expand the Avatar universe with us, we’re keeping it all in the family with Lauren bringing the same kind of expert, beautiful work she did on the original series to her new directing duties on the forthcoming theatrical," said Ramsey Naito, president of animation at Paramount and Nickelodeon Animation.

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10.And the Knives Out sequel finally has an official title, Glass Onion, likely referencing the classic Beatles tune of the same name.

"Something I love about Agatha Christie is how she never tread water creatively. I think there’s a misperception that her books use the same formula over and over, but fans know the opposite is true," director/writer Rian Johnson wrote on Twitter. "It wasn’t just settings or murder methods, she was constantly stretching the genre conceptually."

Rian Johnson stands in front of a chair made of knives
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"Under the umbrella of the whodunnit, she wrote spy thrillers, proto-slasher horrors, serial killer hunts, gothic romances, psychological character studies, glam travelogues," he continued. "When I made Knives Out, that’s what excited me about the prospect of making more mysteries with Daniel [Craig] as Benoit Blanc — to emulate Christie and have every film be like a whole new book, with its own tone, ambition, [and] reason for being."

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And finally, let's finish this all off with what's new in theaters (and on streaming!) this week:

11.Father of the Bride

an older man talks to a young bride

Starring: Andy Garcia, Gloria Estefan, Adria Arjona, Diego Boneta, Isabela Merced, and Chloe Fineman

When it premieres: June 16 on HBO Max


This reimagining doesn't stray far from the formula, following the father of the bride as he tackles his own feeling on his daughter's impending nuptials — but this version has added a few twists and turns along the way!

You can watch the trailer for the film here:


Buzz Lightyear flies his spaceship

Starring: Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, Peter Sohn, James Brolin, Taika Waititi, Dale Soules, Uzo Aduba, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Efren Ramirez, and Isiah Whitlock Jr.

When it premieres: June 17 in theaters


"Buzz Lightyear to Star Command, do you copy?!" The newest from Pixar offers the story of the man behind the toy, taking a very meta approach. As explained by Chris Evans himself, this movie is designed to be the movie Andy and his friends saw that launched 1,000 toy purchases, similar to how Woody's Round-Up was the show that made Woody's toy so popular!

You can watch the trailer for the film here:

13.Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

A woman dances freely with a man standing behind her

Starring: Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack

When it premieres: June 17 on Hulu

Searchlight Pictures

This film follows Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson) — a retired schoolteacher who is looking for a new life adventure...and, let's be frank, some good sex. Her plan involves hiring a young sex worker named Leo, and the two venture on a journey of self-discovery.

You can watch the trailer for the film here:

14.Cha Cha Real Smooth

A man looks at a woman standing in a doorway

Starring: Dakota Johnson, Cooper Raiff, Vanessa Burghardt, Brad Garrett, and Leslie Mann

When it premieres: June 17 on AppleTV+

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A bar mitzvah party host begins an unlikely but beautiful friendship with a woman and her teenage daughter. This one looks incredibly sweet and funny, and it's named after a lyric in maybe the best middle school dance jam of all time.

You can watch the trailer for the film here:

15.Last but not least, My Fake Boyfriend

three young people at a bar look at something in the distance

Starring: Keiynan Lonsdale, Dylan Sprouse, and Sarah Hyland

When it premieres: June 17 on Amazon Prime Video

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From BuzzFeed Studios and Lionsgate, we have this delightful rom-com! After a young man's toxic boyfriend dumps him, his best friends band together to create — you guessed it — the perfect fake boyfriend in order to keep his toxic ex truly an "ex" for good! However, as his very fake boyfriend starts to go viral and become an internet sensation, he's causing some very real problems.

You can watch the trailer for the film here:

Did we miss anything? What movie news excited you the most this week? Share in the comments below!