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Anne Hathaway, Robert DeNiro, Donald Sutherland and Oscar Isaac will join Cate Blanchett in ARMAGEDDON TIME, a coming-of-age drama set in the early 1980s, just as Ronald Reagan is elected president. Writer-director James Grey based the story on his own childhood.
Meanwhile, Bill Murray and Robert Duvall will join Hathaway in BUM'S RUSH, a drama that centres on the relationship between a boot maker and a stray dog who both need a break. Aaron Schneider (Greyhound) is directing from a script by C Gaby Mitchell.
Julianne Moore will produce and star in SHARPER, in which she'll play a con artist who takes on billionaires in Manhattan. The script is by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka (The Sitter).
Almost 30 years since Batman Returns, Michael Keaton is reprising his role as Batman for THE FLASH, the feature film starring Ezra Miller. This essentially confirms that the film's narrative will centre around the multiverse, offering different realities and timelines for the characters. Andy Muschietti is directing from a script by Christina Hodson.
Common and Jonny Lee Miller will join Keke Palmer in ALICE, a thriller based on the true story of a slave in a 19th century Georgian plantation who escapes from her owner and discovers that it's actually 1973. Krystin Ver Linden is directing.
Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn may reunite for a sequel to their 2005 comedy WEDDING CRASHERS, catching up on the characters in their 40s as they are single again. Director David Dobkin is developing the script, and says he wants to do something new with the characters.
Constance Wu and Sam Heughan are joining MR MALCOLM'S LIST, a romantic-comedy about a society lady who plots revenge after being rejected by London's most eligible bachelor for lacking one item on his list of requirements. The film also stars Freida Pinto, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Sope Dirisu. Emma Holly Jones is directing.
Saturday Night Live costars Pete Davidson and Colin Jost are teaming up for WORST MAN, a comedy about a bride and groom contending with their family and friends in the days leading up to their wedding. Jost cowrote the script with Matthew Bass and Theodore Bressman.
Barry Jenkins will write and Leonardo DiCaprio will produce VIRUNGA, a narrative feature based on the acclaimed documentary about rangers in Africa who risk their lives to protect mountain gorillas on the verge of extinction.
And Ruth Wilson, Rosamund Pike and Cush Jumbo will star in GREATEST DAYS, based on the stage musical The Band, about five lifelong friends reminiscing about the night of their life when they saw they favourite boy band on-stage. The story is woven together from Take That hits. Coky Giedroyc is directing from a script by Tim Firth.
John Boyega and filmmaker Joe Cornish may reteam for a sequel to the 2011 cult hit ATTACK THE BLOCK, about a group of teens trying to prevent an alien invasion in a London apartment building. The original costarred Jodie Whittaker, Luke Treadaway, Nick Frost and Franz Drameh.
Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates and Laura Linney will team up for THE MIRACLE CLUB, about a group of unruly women from Dublin who make a pilgrimage to Lourdes in southern France. Thaddeus O'Sullivan (Silent Witness) is directing.
Hugh Jackman is being lined up to star in Michael Mann's FERRARI biopic, which is being described as a Godfather-style drama about the Italian family at a pivotal point in both their personal lives and the company in 1957.
Lily James will star in THE PARIS TRAP, a thriller about a young woman on a visit to France who, due to a case of mistaken identity, becomes entangled in an international government operation. Pablo Trapero is directing from a script by Daniel Taplitz.
Lin-Manuel Miranda will write the songs for the animated movie musical ENCANTO, about a young Brazilian girl who is the first person in her family who doesn't have magical powers. Byron Howard and Jared Bush (Zootopia) are writing and directing.
Olivia Munn will produce and star in REPLAY, about a woman who uses untested technology to change the past and rescue her husband after he was kidnapped and murdered. Jimmy Loweree is directing.
Malin Akerman will produce and star in WITH TEETH, about a group of influencers who become trapped in a billionaire vampire's mansion and turn to a gamer (Kara Hayward) for help to escape. Costars include Lydia Hearts and Jack Donnelly. K Asher Levin is directing.
Gerard Butler will star in KANDAHAR, an action thriller reteaming him with director Ric Roman Waugh. It's about a CIA operative in a hostile part of Afghanistan when his cover is blown in an intelligence leak. So he has to fight his way out of the desert.
Jonathan Tucker, Andre Royo and Owen Teague are the latest to join the cast of TO LESLIE, a drama about a single mother who burns through her lottery winnings and struggles to rebuild her life. The film stars Andrea Riseborough, Allison Janney and John Hawkes. Michael Morris is directing.
And producer Judy Craymer says that a third MAMMA MIA! movie is on its way, and that it will feature new songs by Abba. Amanda Seyfried says she's up for it, but no word yet from Meryl Streep, Cher, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Christine Baranski, et al.
Kristin Stewart will play Princess Diana in SPENCER, a biopic that is set over a momentous three days from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day in the early 1990s as Diana realises that her marriage is never going to work, and she's never going to be queen. Pablo Larrain (who made the similarly offbeat biopic Jackie) is directing from a script by Steven Knight.
Will Smith will star in the thriller EMANCIPATION, based on the true story of a runaway slave who outwitted hunters in the Louisiana bayou while trying to reach the Union Army. Antoine Fuqua is directing the film from a script by William Collage.
Oscar Isaac will star in the sci-fi movie LONDON, based on a short story by novelist Jo Nesbo. The film is being described as a high-concept thriller, although plot details are being kept under wraps. Ben Stiller is directing from a screenplay by Eric Roth.
Kaitlyn Dever is lined up to play a lead role in DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Stephen Chbosky's adaptation of the acclaimed stage musical with songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Ben Platt will reprise his role as the title character.
Gabrielle Union will produce and star in THE PERFECT FIND, about a fashion journalist who discovers that her new boyfriend is the son of her antagonistic new boss. Numa Perrier (Jezebel) is directing from a script by Leigh Davenport.
Lily James will star in PEGGY JO, a true-crime drama about a woman in the rural American South who posed as a man to support her family, and became a legendary bank robber who never carried a gun. Phillip Noyce is directing from a script by Robert Knott.
Matthias Schoenaerts will star in WILDLANDS, about a jaded bomb disposal specialist who finds new purpose when he's sent to Angola to clear minefields. Kim Mordaunt is directing and cowriting with John Collee. Tom Hardy is producing.
Diana Rigg, Tom Felton, Ian Hart, Niamh Algar and Tom Glynn-Carney will team up for BURIAL, about a group of Russian soldiers at the end of WWII who are tasked with delivering Hitler's remains to Stalin in Moscow. Ben Parker is writing and directing.
Elijah Wood will star in NO MAN OF GOD, based on the transcripts of prison conversations between FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier and serial killer Ted Bundy over the course of five years. Amber Sealey is directing from a script by C Robert Cargill.
And Bear Grylls is producing a remake of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, an action adventure set in present-day Afghanistan. This take on the story centres on two special forces soldiers dealing with their camaraderie and rivalry while on a mission. Tom Williams (Kajaki) is adapting the script.
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