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D A T E L I N E :   1 7   J U L Y . . .

Christoph Waltz will be back as Blofeld, and Lashana Lynch will play a new 007 in the next JAMES BOND movie, currently filming in London with Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright and Lea Seydoux. Cary Fukunaga is directing.


Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Woody Harrelson are teaming up for KATE, an action thriller about an assassin who is poisoned and left with 24 hours to live, so she spends that time getting even. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is directing.
Steven Yeun will star in MINARI, as a father who moves his family to an Arkansas farm in the 1980s. Costars include Will Patton, Yeri Han, Youn Yuh-Jung and Scott Haze. Isaac Chung is writing and directing.
Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time) will play Idris Elba's daughter in THE SUICIDE SQUAD, James Gunn's sequel/reboot of the DC Comics movie again starring Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney and Joel Kinnaman, plus John Cena and David Dastmalchian.
Kristen Schaal and Holland Taylor are joining BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC, which is currently filming with Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves reprising their iconic roles. Costars include Anthony Carrigan, William Sadler and Samara Weaving. Dean Parisot is directing.
Leonor Varela, Hart Denton and Sarah May Sommers will star in AMERICAN CHERRY, a psychological thriller about a small-town teen trying to escape her dysfunctional family as she falls for the boy next door. Marcella Cytrynowicz is writing and directing.
Clifton Collins Jr is joining the cast of BREAKING NEWS IN YUBA COUNTY, about a woman who kills her cheating husband, then becomes a celebrity when everyone thinks he's just gone missing. The cast includes Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Regina Hall, Awkwafina, Juliette Lewis, Ellen Barkin and Wanda Sykes.
Jason Alexander has joined the cast of FAITH BASED, a comedy about two friends who decide to pitch a film to the lucrative Christian market. The cast includes Luke Barnett, Tanner Thomason, Lance Reddick and Danielle Nicolet. Vincent Masciale is directing.
Matthew Heineman is writing and directing the dramatic feature PARADISE, based on the true stories of survivors of the deadly 2018 Northern California wildfires. The film centres on a woman who gave birth by C-section just minutes before the hospital was engulfed in flames.
And Dexter Fletcher has taken on directing duties for the long-gestating SHERLOCK HOLMES 3, which will reunite Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law for another action-comedy whodunit. The first two films were in 2009 and 2011, and this third one was delayed due to Downey's Marvel commitments, which aren't a problem anymore.

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D A T E L I N E :   1 4   J U L Y . . .

After a 10-year break, Sofia Loren is returning to the big screen for THE LIFE AHEAD, a new adaptation of the novel about a Holocaust survivor who in this version develops a friendship with a 12-year-old Senegalese immigrant in present-day Italy. Loren's son Carlo Ponti is directing.


Millie Bobby Brown has joined the cast of THE ETERNALS, the Marvel adventure about a group of immortal beings. Also in the cast are Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani and Ma Dong-seok. Chloe Zhao is directing.
Felicity Jones is joining George Clooney in GOOD MORNING, GOODNIGHT, about an Arctic scientist trying to contact the crew of a spacecraft after earth's population is decimated. Clooney is directing from a script by Mark L Smith.
Gary Oldman is set to play screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz in the biopic MANK, David Fincher's first feature as a director in six years. The film will trace the turbulent development of Citizen Kane. The script is by Jack Fincher, David's 's late father.
Tyrese Gibson will star in the action thriller THE INSIDE GAME, about a Miami cop suspended for using excessive force who gets caught up in an extortion plot against his professional football-player brother. Gibson wrote the script with Ryan Jackson.
Hilary Swank is joining the cast of the political thriller THE HUNT, which also stars Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, Ike Barinholtz and Glenn Howerton. Craig Zobel is directing from a screenplay by Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse.
John Turturro returns to his Big Lebowski character some 20 years later character for THE JESUS ROLLS. Written and directed by Turturro, it's is also a remake of the 1974 French film Going Places, about three misfits on an offbeat journey. Costars include Susan Sarandon, Jon Hamm, Audrey Tautou, Bobby Cannavale and Pete Davidson.
Heather Graham is joining Aaron Eckhart and Katheryn Winnick in the thriller WANDER, about a mentally unstable private eye who becomes convinced that his current case is linked to a larger conspiracy that caused his daughter's death. Director April Mullen starts filming this month in Mexico.
Chris Messina is joining the cast of I CARE A LOT, which stars Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage and Dianne Wiest. It's about a woman who uses her role as a legal guardian to manipulate the law. J Blakeson is writing and directing.
And Kevin James will play the villain in BECKY, about a 14-year-old (Lulu Wilson) trying to reconnect with her father at a lake house after her mother's death. Then a group of convicts arrives. Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion (Bushwick) are directing.

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Samuel L Jackson, Max Minghella and Marisol Nichols are joining Chris Rock for the new SAW movie, which will centre on a detective investigating a series of grisly crimes. Darren Lynn Bousman returns as director. The script is based on a story by Rock.


Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren will be back for the ninth FAST & FURIOUS movie, which has just started filming. Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Lucas Black and Nathalie Emmanuel are all back, plus John Cena.
Ryan Reynolds will join Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot in RED NOTICE, a globe-hopping heist thriller that is being written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. Centred around an art thief, this is Johnson's third movie with Thurber, after Central Intelligence and Skyscraper.
Vanessa Kirby is apparently lined up to play Catwoman in THE BATMAN, Matt Reeves' all-new take on the Dark Knight, who will be played by Robert Pattinson. Word also has it that Andy Serkis is on board, reuniting with his Planet of the Apes director. Pre-production is underway.
Colin Jost is joining Chloe Grace Moretz and Michael Pena in the live-action TOM & JERRY movie, based on the classic animated shorts about a duelling cat and mouse. Tim Story is directing.
DeWanda Wise will join Kevin Hart in FATHERHOOD, a comedy-drama based on the true story of a father who feels overwhelmed by the fact that he has to raise his child on his own. Paul Weitz is directing, while the cast includes Alfre Woodard, Lil Rel Howery, Anthony Carrigan and Paul Reiser.
Yanic Truesdale (Gilmore Girls) is joining Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley in MY SALINGER YEAR, based on the true story of a young woman who gets a job working for JD Salinger's agent in the 1990s. Philippe Falardeau is writing and directing.
Newcomers Celeste O'Connor and Logan Kim have joined the cast of the GHOSTBUSTERS sequel, which reunites Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts, plus Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard. Jason Reitman is directing.
Andy Muschietti (It) is the latest director hired to helm THE FLASH, the much-delayed big-screen adventure for the DC Comics character played by Ezra Miller in Justice League. Apparently, a new script is being written by Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey).
And Sylvester Stallone is working on a script that would reteam him with his pals Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dolph Lundgren for a fourth EXPENDABLES movie. There's no word on who else from the ensemble might be back.

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