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Regina King and Jonathan Majors will join Idris Elba in THE HARDER THEY FALL, a Western thriller about an outlaw stalking the man who killed his parents two decades ago and just got out of prison. Also joining the cast are Lakeith Stanfield, Zazie Beetz, Delroy Lindo, RJ Cyler and Laz Alonso. Jeymes Samuel is directing.


Harry Styles will star alongside Florence Pugh and Chris Pine in DON'T WORRY DARLING, a thriller set in an isolated 1950s desert community that isn't what it seems to be. Olivia Wilde is directing and costarring. The script is by Katie Silberman.
Sandra Oh, Muchelle Yeoh, Bowen Yang, Brandon Soo Hoo, Sherry Cola and Kheng Tua Tan are joining Henry Golding in the voice cast of the animated adventure THE TIGER'S APPRENTICE, about a boy who is introduced to a magical world by a shape-shifting tiger. Carlos Baena is directing.
Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Sarah Silverman, Chloe Coleman and singer Maluma are starring in the romantic comedy MARRY ME, about a power couple planning their wedding as their pop single climbs the charts when everything falls apart, leading to an unexpected twist. Kat Coiro is directing.
Luke Bracey is joining the cast of Baz Lurhrmann's ELVIS biopic, which stars Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rufus Sewell. The story centres on Presley's relationship with his manager Colonel Tom Parker; filming is currently underway in Australia.
Dylan Minnette, Kyle Gallner, Marley Shelton, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding and Mikey Madison have joined the cast of SCREAM 5, alongside Jack Quaid, Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega, plus returning stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette. Radio Silence is directing.
Zachary Laoutides, Jaime Zevallos, Marius Iliescu, Emmanuel Isaac and Alexander James Rodriguez will star in WHERE SWEET DREAMS DIE, a thriller about a man who blames a Middle Eastern immigrant for the failure of his restaurant and his wife's terminal illness. Mirza Esho is directing.
TikTok star Addison Rae Easterling has landed the lead role in HE'S ALL THAT, a gender-swapped remake of the 1999 teen comedy She's All That, which was basically George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion in high school. Mark Waters is directing from a script by original screenwriter R Lee Fleming.
Percy Jackson author Rick Riordan is developing his novel series THE KANE CHRONICLES into a series of movies that are centred around ancient Egyptian mythology. While Percy Jackson is descendant from Greek gods, the protagonists of this series have pharaohs as ancestors.
And Michelle Rodriguez has confirmed Chris Ludacris Bridges' rumour that F9, aka Fast & Furious 9, is going into outer space. Other returning cast members include Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Lucas Black and Helen Mirren. Justin Lin directed the film, which has had its release put back to next April.

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Anne Hathaway will star in LOCKDOWN, a romantic-comedy set during the global pandemic. Director Doug Liman plans to start filming later this month, before he takes on that Tom Cruise-in-space movie. The script is by Steven Knight.


Robert De Niro and John Malkovich have joined Machine Gun Kelly and Quavo in the cast of WASH ME IN THE RIVER, about a recovering opioid addict trying to get revenge against the people responsible for his fiancee's death. Randall Emmett is directing from a script by Adam Taylor Barker.
Before that, Tyrese Gibson and Michael Jai White are joining Malkovich in RED 48, an action thriller currently filming in New England with director Jon Keeyes (The Harrowing). It's about an ex-Marine trying to save an immigrant child from a hostage situation.
Jessica Chastain will play Tammy Wynette in GEORGE & TAMMY, chronicling the country music star's relationship with George Jones. The project was originally developed as a feature film, but is being adapted instead as a limited series by writer Abe Sylvia.
Anthony Hopkins and Johnny Flynn will star in ONE LIFE, based on the true story of Nicholas Winton, who rescued hundreds of refugee children from Czechoslovakia in the early years of WWII. Hopkins plays Winton reuniting with the children decades later. Aisling Walsh is directing.
Dan Stevens is starring in I AM YOUR HUMAN, a German-language drama that is currently shooting in Berlin and Copenhagen. Stevens plays a "partnership robot" that's assisting a scientist (Maren Eggert). Costars include Sandra Huller, Hans Low and Wolfgang Hubsch. Maria Schrader (Unorthodox) is directing.
Rob Morgan is joining Jennifer Lawrence in DON'T LOOK UP, about two junior astronomers who are trying to warn mankind that a large asteroid is on target to collide with Earth. Adam MacKay is writing and directing.
Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People) will star in FRESH. The project is being described as a social thriller, but there's no more word on the plot. Mimi Cave is making her feature directing debut from a script by Lauryn Kahn. Adam McKay is producing.
Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Josephine Langford will be back for two more sequels to their hits After and After We Collided, based on the novel series about a young woman who falls for a guy with a dark secret. Plans are to shoot AFTER WE FELL and AFTER EVER HAPPY back-to-back.
And Brooke Shields and Cary Elwes will star in the romantic-comedy A CASTLE FOR CHRISTMAS, about a famous American author who decides she wants to buy a Scottish castle, but the aristocratic owner is reluctant to sell. Mary Lambert is directing.

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Daisy Ridley, Kristin Scott Thomas and Nina Hoss will star in WOMEN IN THE CASTLE, based on the best-seller set in the ruins of WWII Germany as three women grapple with some difficult decisions they made. Jane Anderson is writing and directing.


Jason Statham is reteaming with Guy Ritchie for the spy thriller FIVE EYES, about a British agent who teams with a CIA techie on a globe-hopping mission to stop the sale of a world-changing new weapon. The script is by Ivan Atkinson (Cash Truck) and Marn Davies.
Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell will star in DEVOTION, a drama about a Navy fighter pilot who is shot down over foreign soil in 1950, at the very beginning of the Cold War. JD Dillard is directing the film, which is based on a novel.
Chloe Grace Moretz will star in MOTHER/ANDROID, a thriller about a young woman and her boyfriend who are expecting a child as they flee from their homeland, which has been invaded by a robot army. Mattson Tomlin is directing.
Liev Schreiber, Javier Camara, Matilda De Angelis, Laura Morante and Giancarlo Giannini will star in ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES, based on the Ernest Hemingway novel about an American serving in WWII Italy who escapes from battle on a weekend in Venice. Paula Ortiz is directing.
Bridget Everett, Charles Barkley and Chris Eubank have joined the voice cast of the animated adventure RUMBLE, set in a world where monster wrestling is a global sport. Also on board are Geraldine Viswanathan, Will Arnett, Terry Crews, Ben Schwartz, Tony Danza and wrestlers Becky Lynch and Roman Reigns.
Actors Natalie Morales and Cyrina Fiallo will write, produce and star in a comedy about a Cuban-American woman who returns home to Miami for a christening, quinceanera, wedding and funeral. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are also producing.
Jordan Claire Robbins, Shane West and Theo Rossi will star in ESCAPE THE FIELD, a thriller about six strangers who wake up unexpectedly in a vast cornfield and discover that something is hunting them. Emerson Moore with Michael Philip (The Doorman) are directing.
RJ Mitte, Dove Cameron and musician Dawn Richards will star in ISAAC, about a young man who begins talking with a diner waitress, and they decide to commit a revenge murder together. Josh Webber is directing from a script he wrote with Christopher Neil.
And Stephen Moyer will direct and possibly star in the cosmic musical MOBIUS, based on the true story of the unexpected romance between American cosmologist Janna Levin and British musician Warren Malone. It's based on Levin's story and performance Life on the Mobius Strip. Tom Dean is writing the script.

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Event: Positively Offensive
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Killing Eve, The Politician, more...

SCREEN: Summer TV Roundup Part 1 - Hollywood, The Great, Run, Dave, Upload, The Eddy, Dead to Me...

SCREEN: Spring TV Roundup - Schitt's Creek, Tiger King, Picard, Devs, Unorthodox, Quiz and more...

STAGE: Sending out an SOS - Message in a Bottle at The Peacock

EXHIBITION: Dancing queens - Abba: Super Troupers at the O2 until 31st August 2020...

STAGE: Supernatural fluidity - Alina Cojocaru at Sadler's Wells...

STAGE: Grappling with intimacy - Undetectable at the King's Head...


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NEWS SOURCES: Dark Horizons. Digital Spy. The Hollywood Reporter. Deadline. The Wrap. BBC. IMDb. Rotten Tomatoes.
ALSO: Ain't It Cool News. British Film Institute. CNN. Empire. Entertainment Weekly. Evening Standard.
Film Threat. The Guardian. indieWire. Screen International. Sight and Sound. Variety.

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