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Kerry Washington and Sterling K Brown will produce and star in SHADOW FORCE, an action thriller about a husband and wife who are in a dangerous business together. The script by Leon Chills has been described as in the style of Mr & Mrs Smith.
Meryl Streep and Gemma Chan are teaming up for LET THEM ALL TALK, which filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is now shooting in New York. Details of the plot are being kept under wraps.
Aubrey Plaza will produce and star in HOPE, a new comedy from Kiwi directors Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami (The Breaker Upperers). The script is by Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith (Legally Blonde).
Chris Pine will play John Dean in a biopic about the White House lawyer who turned whistleblower against Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal. Billy Ray is producing the film, which is being written by Evan Parter.
Tommy Lee Jones is joining the cast of the thriller WANDER, about a mentally unstable private eye (Aaron Eckhart) who thinks his current case is linked to his daughter's death. Costars include Katheryn Winnick and Heather Graham. April Mullen is directing.
Emily Hampshire, Francois Arnaud and Christian Convery will star in HOME, a psychological thriller about a family that finds themselves terrorised following a personal tragedy. Adam O'Brien is directing from a script by Philip Kalin-Hajdu.
Thomas Dekker, Jessica Rothe, Owen Campbell and Peter Green are joining the cast of BODY BROKERS, based on the true story of a group of former addicts who auction off rehab patients to the highest bidder. The film stars Melissa Leo, Michael K Williams, Frank Grillo, Jack Kilmer and Alice Englert.
Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Joe Taslim, Ludi Lin and newcomer Sisi Stringer have joined the cast of the MORTAL KOMBAT reboot, about fighters from different realms who face each other in an epic tournament. Simon McQuoid is directing
Colman Domingo and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett have joined the cast of Jordan Peele's CANDYMAN sequel/reboot, which has just started filming in Chicago. The film also stars Tony Todd, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Teyonah Parris.
And Kyle Chandler is joining George Clooney and Felicity Jones in an untitled post-apocalyptic thriller about an Arctic scientist trying to contact the crew of a spacecraft to warn them not to come back to earth. Clooney is also directing from a script by Mark L Smith (The Revenant).
Awkwafina will star in THE LAST ADVENTURE OF CONSTANCE VERITY, based on the novel about a young woman who has been battling the supernatural and saving the world since she was born. Now she just wants a boyfriend and a normal job. The script is by John Raffo.
Harris Dickinson, Joe Alwyn and Charlie Heaton joined the cast of THE SOUVENIR PART II, the second chapter of Joanna Hogg's drama, which began with a look at a 1980s film student who gets into a toxic relationship. Honor Swinton Byrne, Tilda Swinton, Ariane Labed and Richard Ayoade reprise their roles.
Kevin Hart will produce and star in NIGHT WOLF, a superhero comedy from screenwriters Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit (Detective Pikachu). It's about a guy who meets his future father-in-law for the first time and discovers that he is secretly a super-powered crime-fighter.
Dave Bautista will produce and star in the action thriller TRAPHOUSE, about two undercover federal agents on a cat and mouse chase with their own teen children, who robbed a drug cartel using information stolen from their parents. Gary Scott Thompson is writing the script.
Henry Golding is up for the lead role in SNAKE EYES, a spin-off within the GI Joe franchise about a silent ninja character who carries off solo missions with his pet wolf. Ray Park played the role in two previous GI Joe movies. Robert Schwentke is directing.
Gabrielle Union will star in a romantic comedy about a black woman who has drunken one-night stand with a recently divorced Asian man, which evolves into a relationship that surprises their friends and family. Chester Tam is writing and directing.
Sophie Cookson will join Mark Wahlberg in the action thriller INFINITE, based on the novel The Reincarnationist Papers, about an ancient secret society of people who can recall their past lives. Antoine Fuqua is directing.
Russell Brand is up for a role in DEATH ON THE NILE, Kenneth Branagh's follow-up to Murder on the Orient Express. The cast also includes Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, Letitia Wright and Tom Bateman, with Branagh again playing Detective Hercule Poirot.
Vanessa Bell Calloway, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, Louie Anderson and John Amos will reprise their roles opposite Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in COMING 2 AMERICA, the sequel to the 1988 comedy about an African prince in New York. New characters are played by Leslie Jones, Wesley Snipes, Jermaine Fowler, KiKi Layne and Luenell.
And mixed martial artist Francis "The Predator" Ngannou will add more muscle to FAST & FURIOUS 9, currently filming with director Justin Lin. Returning cast includes Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges and Jordana Brewster.
Rumour has it that Sylvester Stallone will star in the fifth and supposedly final installation in THE PURGE series. Producer Jason Blum and writer-director James DeMonaco have been hinting at the possibility.
Robert De Niro and Shia LeBeouf will star in AFTER EXILE, based on the true story of a wrongly accused murder who returns home and works with his criminal-alcoholic father to save his younger brother from a life of crime. Joshua Michael Stern is directing.
Djimon Hounsou is lined up to star in A QUIET PLACE PART II, replacing Brian Tyree Henry, who had to drop out for scheduling reasons. Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe star in the film. John Krasinski is writing and directing.
Joel Fry has landed the role as Jasper in CRUELLA, the origin story of the 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella de Vil (Emma Stone), who hires Jasper and Horace (Paul Walter Hauser) to kidnap the dogs so she can make a coat from their fur. Craig Gillespie is directing.
Christian Camargo, Michael Chernus and Barbara Colen are set to star in ONA SUR, a surreal comedy about two women in Mexico City, an Italian architect and a musician from Belize, who help each other defy the trauma of their bad break-ups. Begona Colomar is writing and directing.
David Zayas (Dexter) is joining FORCE OF NATURE, the thriller about a group of thieves who plot a major heist during a hurricane. The film stars Mel Gibson, Kate Bosworth and Emile Hirsch. Director Michael Polish is currently shooting in Puerto Rico.
James Jordan (Destroyer) will join Angelina Jolie in THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD, based on the novel about a teen who is hidden in a wilderness skills programme after witnessing a brutal murder. Taylor Sheridan is writing and directing.
James Wan will produce THE TROOP, based on the novel about a group of teen boys in the Canadian wilderness who are infected by a mysterious illness. EL Katz is directing from a script by Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald.
Pablo Trapero will direct ROADWORK, based on Stephen King's novel set in the 1970s about the increasing instability of a newly single man is grieving the death of his son when he learns that his home and workplace are being demolished to extend a highway. Andy Muschietti (It) is producing.
And Pamela Anderson, David Hasselhoff, Carmen Electra, David Chokachi, Nicole Eggert, Alexandra Paul, Erika Eleniak and others will reunite on the big screen for BAYWATCH: THE DOCUMENTARY, a look at the cultural impact of the long-running hit series. Matthew Felker and Brian Corso (Public Figure) are directing.
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