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Dev Patel will star in a drama about the origin of the Los Angeles strip club Chippendales, which started as a female mud-wrestling venue but found international fame with its male dancing troupe. But this was followed by a series of horrific murder scandals. Craig Gillespie is directing.
Michael B Jordan will produce and perhaps appear in STATIC SHOCK, based on the comic about a teenager who transforms into an electromagnetically charged superhero. Filmmaker Reginald Hudlin is also involved in the project.
Queen Latifah, Robert Duvall and Ben Foster are joining Adam Sandler in HUSTLE, about a basketball scout who discovers a promising player abroad, but he has a dodgy past. Jeremiah Zagar is directing from a script by Will Fetters.
Harrison Ford and Ed Helms will team up for THE MISERABLE ADVENTURES OF BURT SQUIRE ABOARD THE HORN HIGH YO, a comedy based on the true story of a man who is shipwrecked with an unhinged skipper while on his dream sailing trip.
Stanley Tucci and John Bradley are joining the cast of MOONFALL, Roland Emmerich's sci-fi epic about a mysterious force that knocks the moon out of its orbit and sends it heading to Earth. Costars include Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson and Charlie Plummer.
Sally Hawkins and Rhys Ifans are joining Mark Rylance in the comedy-drama THE FANTASTIC FLITCROFTS, based on the true story of an optimist who gained a spot in the 1976 British Open, then became a folk hero when he shot the worst round of golf in Open history. Craig Roberts is directing from a script by Simon Farnaby.
Matt Smith, Christopher Abbott, Marie-Josee Croze and Alex Jennings are joining THE FORGIVEN, John Michael McDonagh's film based on the novel about the reverberations of an accident in Morocco on both tourists and the locals. The film stars Ralph Fiennes, Jessica Chastain, Said Taghmaoui and Caleb Landry Jones.
Mel Gibson and Cole Hauser will star in PANAMA, an action thriller about a former Marine sent by his former commanding officer on a dangerous mission that takes a bad turn. Director Mark Neveldine plans to start shooting in December in Puerto Rico.
Krysten Ritter, Winslow Fegley and Lidya Jewett will star in the horror fantasy NIGHT BOOKS, based on the children's book series about a boy obsessed with scary stories who is captured by a witch in New York. David Yarovesky (Brightburn) is directing.
And Tom Stoppard is writing SHOCKWAVE, a drama about the atomic bomb America dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. It's based on the book documenting three weeks leading up to the nuclear explosion from various perspectives. Cary Joji Fukunaga is directing.
Joaquin Phoenix will play Napoleon Bonapart in Ridley Scott's new film KITBAG, which is being described as a personal explorations of Napoleon's relationship with Josephine and his ruthless ambition to become emperor. The script is by David Scarpa (All the Money in the World).
Gal Gadot and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins will reteam for CLEOPATRA, a new historical biopic about the iconic Greek-Macedonian queen of Egypt. This is the project that has previously had actresses from Angelina Jolie to Lady Gaga connected with it. The script is by Laeta Kalogridis.
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds are being lined up to reunite on-screen in LOST CITY OF D, which is being described as a romantic comedy and action adventure, like Romancing the Stone. Adam and Aaron Nee are directing from a script by Dana Fox.
Kate Winslet will reteam with Contagion writer Scott Z Burns, who is also directing FAKE, based on the true story of Jen McAdam, who with her family lost a fortune in a cryptocurrency scam, after which two of the scheme's managers ended up in prison.
Stephan James, Marisa Tomei and Paul Walter Hauser will star in the drama DELIA'S GONE, about a convict who escapes from his care home and embarks on a journey to find the truth about his sister. Robert Budreau is writing and directing.
Anya Taylor-Joy will play the title role in MAD MAX: FURIOSA, the Fury Road prequel/spin-off that presumably won't feature Max at all. And she'll be joined by Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. George Miller is directing from a script by Nick Lathouris.
Mindy Kaling, Ben Kingsley and Lucy Boynton are joining the cast of LOCKDOWN, Doug Liman's all-star thriller about couple (Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor) who plan an elaborate jewellery heist at Harrod's. Costars include Ben Stiller, Stephen Merchant, Dule Hill, Mark Gatiss and Jazmyn Simons.
Michael Jai White has landed the lead role opposite Mickey Rourke in THE COMMANDO, as a federal drugs agent who is traumatised by a mission that goes wrong. And now he has to protect his family from a recently released criminal. Asif Akbar is directing.
Tom Felton, Val Kilmer, Ewen Bremner, Elias Koteas and Bronson Webb will star in CANYON DEL MUERTO, a biopic about archaeologist Ann Axtell Morris (Abigail Lawrie), who was involved in discovering the ruins of North America's very first civilisation. Coerte Voorhees is writing and directing.
And Selena Gomez will produce and star in DOLLHOUSE, a Black Swan-style psychological thriller set in the New York fashion scene. The script is by Michael Paisley, but plot details are under wraps. Shawn Levy is also producing.
Isabelle Huppert, Lesley Manville, Jason Isaacs and Lambert Wilson will star in MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS, about a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London who becomes obsessed with buying a couture Dior gown. Director Anthony Fabian started filming this week in Budapest.
Angelina Jolie and Christoph Waltz are lined up to star in EVERY NOTE PLAYED, based on the novel about a concert pianist struggling to deal with his ALS diagnosis, so he tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter and ex-wife. Michael Sucsy is directing.
John David Washington will join Christian Bale and Margot Robbie in David O Russell's next movie, which will be filmed in Los Angeles. Details about the film are all being kept under wraps, but Emmanuel Lubezki will be the cinematographer.
Allison Williams will star in M3GAN, a horror thriller about a robotics expert who uses artificial intelligence to develop a realistic doll that can be a child's best friend. Gerard Johnstone (Housebound) is directing from a script by Akela Cooper (Malignant).
Barry Pepper and Colm Feore are joining the action thriller TRIGGER POINT, about a former government operative who forms a team that secretly eliminates the world's worst villains. But now he's been framed and has to clear his name. Brad Turner is directing from a script by Michael Vickerman.
Richard Kind, Casper Van Dien, Arianne Zucker, Gabrielle Haugh and Camille Kostek will star in MONSTERS OF CALIFORNIA, about a group of teens investigating a series of paranormal events. Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge is directing and cowriting.
Sabrina Carpenter (Work It) will produce and star in a new musical reworking of ALICE IN WONDERLAND, which will be set around a present-day music festival. Ross Evans (Catch the Moon) is writing the script.
Ian Martin (Veep) is writing TEAR DOWN THIS WALL, a satirical comedy set around the 1986 summit in Reykjavik between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, which led to the dismantling of the Soviet Bloc. It's loosely based on the novel An Impossible Dream.
Charlie Kaufman will write the script while Reed Morano will produce and direct THE MEMORY POLICE, based on the acclaimed novel about a young novelist who begins to realise that there's a force deleting memories, so she and her editor make a plan to protect the past.
And Benedict Cumberbatch will make an appearance in the next SPIDER-MAN movie, opposite Tom Holland, just before he starts filming his own sequel DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS. Also returning to join Holland are Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Tony Revolori and Jacob Batalon.
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