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John Boyega and Letitia Wright will team up for HOLD BACK THE STARS, based on the novel about a man and a woman remembering their happy life on earth as they are trapped in outer space with only 90 minutes of oxygen. Mike Cahill is directing.
Meanwhile, Wright will star in a remake of the French comedy LE BRIO, about a relationship between a poor young woman and a snobby professor who is coaching her for a speech contest. John Legend is producing.
Allison Janney will star in LOU, a dramatic thriller about a young woman and her landlady who team up to track down a girl who has been kidnapped by her estranged husband. Anna Foerster is directing.
Sam Worthington will star in FRACTURE, about a man whose wife and daughter disappear after going to a hospital emergency room. Brad Anderson is directing from a script by Alan B McElroy.
Marisa Tomei, Liev Schreiber and Alex Wolff will star in HUMAN CAPITAL, based on the novel about two families whose lives intertwine across an economic gap when their children begin a relationship. Mark Meyers is directing from a script by Oren Moverman.
Will Ferrell will star in and produce PRINCE OF FASHION, Gus Van Sant's film based on novelist Michael Chabon's article about taking his fashion-obsessed teen son to Paris Men's Fashion Week. the script is by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley.
Edgar Ramirez, Ed Harris, Geza Rohrig and Clemence Poesy are joining RESISTANCE, the World War II drama about how French mime Marcel Marceau (Jesse Eisenberg)helped save thousands of children orphaned by the Nazis. Writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz is currently filming in Prague.
Jacob Tremblay has joined the cast of DOCTOR SLEEP, based on Stephen King's sequel to The Shining. The film also stars Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Bruce Greenwood, Kyliegh Curran, Carl Lumbly and Alex Essoe. Mike Flanagan is directing.
Katherine Langford and Raul Castillo have joined the cast of KNIVES OUT. Rian Johnson's murder mystery also stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer, Michael Shannon, Ana de Armas, Don Johnson and Jaeden Lieberher.
And Spike Lee will direct FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW, based on Roger Guenveur Smith's one-man show about the escaped slave who became an activist, author and feminist. This is Lee's third film with Smith, after A Huey P Newton Story and Rodney King.
Chloe Grace Moretz and Jack O'Connell are set to play iconic outlaws Bonnie and Clyde in LOVE IS A GUN, which is being described as a character-based drama about the Depression-era robbers. Spanish filmmaker Kike Maillo is directing.
Sacha Baron Cohen may team up with writer-director Aaron Sorkin for THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7, which recounts the true story of activists who were charged after protests turned violent during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
Anna Kendrick will star in STOWAWAY, a thriller about a spaceship crew that discovers an accidental passenger when they are too far in their journey to Mars to turn back. Joe Penna is directing and cowriting with Ryan Morrison.
Alexander Skarsgard is the latest new cast member for GODZILLA VS KONG, the monster mash-up sequel, which also stars Millie Bobby Brown, Zhang Ziyi, Julian Dennison, Brian Tyree Henry, Demian Bichir and Kyle Chandler. Adam Wingard is directing.
Jamie Lee Curtis is the latest new cast member for KNIVES OUT, a present-day whodunit starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson and Ana De Armas. Rian Johnson is writing and directing.
Karen Gillan, Ben Mendelsohn, Rashida Jones, Masi Oka and DJ Khaled are joining the voice cast of the animated adventure SPIES IN DISGUISE. Set in a 60s-style Washington DC, it follows a suave spy (Will Smith) and his gadget-specialist sidekick (Tom Holland).
Charlie Hunnam, Mel Gibson and Eiza Gonzalez will lead the action thriller WALDO, based on the novel Last Looks, about a disgraced ex-cop who is hired as a private eye to solve the murder of a TV star's wife. Tim Kirkby is directing.
Liam Neeson will costar with his real-life son Michael Richardson in MADE IN ITALY, about a London artist who travels to Italy with his estranged son to sell a house they inherited from his late wife. James D'Arcy is directing.
Amy Ryan, Miriam Shor, Lola Kirke, Oona Lawrence, Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Corrigan, Dean Winters, Thomasin McKenzie and Reed Birney will star in LOST GIRLS, a true-crime thriller about a woman who makes a horrific discovery while searching for her missing daughter. Liz Garbus is directing.
And word has it that Tilda Swinton and Frank Grillo will appear in the forthcoming AVENGERS movie, reprising their roles as the Ancient One and Crossbones, respectively. Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why) has also joined the cast. The film opens next spring.
Allison Janney and Laura Dern will play sisters in the black comedy BREAKING NEWS IN YUBA COUNTY, about a woman whose husband dies when she discovers him having an affair. But she hides the body and becomes a celebrity for having a missing husband. Tate Taylor is directing.
Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton are set to team up for THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING. The plot is being kept under wraps, but it's apparently a love story that involves a genie. George Miller is writing and directing.
Kevin Hart will star in COPARENTING, about a house husband whose wife is a company CEO. Then she dumps him for a younger man. Chris Rock is directing the film, which is based on his own idea. The script is by Yamara Taylor.
Chris Pratt is lined up to star in FAST, about a retired special forces operative who is hired to lead a black ops team on a mission to take out drug dealers who are under CIA protection. Taylor Sheridan is writing and directing.
Michael Keaton and Seth Rogen will star in KING OF THE JUNGLE, a biopic about antivirus software pioneer John McAfee, who cashed in his fortune and built an enclave in the Belize jungle. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are directing from a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
Anya Taylor-Joy has landed the title role in a new film version of Jane Austin's novel EMMA, a wry comedy about a young woman who can't help meddling in the romantic connections of the people around her. Autumn de Wilde is directing.
Josh Gad, Jon Bernthal, Evan Peters and Charlie Plummer will star in SHOW PONIES, an action-comedy about a group of tough guys travelling across harsh landscapes to deliver a package. Darrin Prescott is directing.
George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman will play the lead roles in 1917, a drama that follows two young World War I soldiers as they trek across no man's land. Sam Mendes is directing from a script he wrote with Krysty Wilson-Cairns.
Emily Watson and David Tennant will reteam for QUICKSAND, a psychological thriller about a British couple whose idyllic life on a Mediterranean island turns horrific when their son is murdered and they get caught up in a cycle of revenge. Mark Brozel is directing.
And Pom Klementieff is joining the cast of UNCUT GEMS, about a New York jewellery store owner (Adam Sandler) whose life is upended after a robbery. Lakeith Stanfield, Idina Menzel and Judd Hirsch costar; Benny and Josh Safdie are writing and directing.
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