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Rebel Wilson will write, produce and appear in SEOUL GIRLS, a comedy set around a group of Korean-American teens who form a girl group and enter a competition to tour with the world's biggest K-pop boy band.
Aaron Eckhardt will star in AMBUSH, an action thriller based on the true story of a group of elite commandos on a subterranean mission deep into enemy territory during the Vietnam War. Mark Earl Burman is writing and directing.
Noah Hawley (Fargo) will write and direct the next STAR TREK movie starring the JJ Abrams crew of Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana. Meanwhile, Quentin Tarantino is working on a separate film in the franchise.
Meanwhile, Saldana will star in the fact-based thriller SABAYA, which traces a series of extraordinary circumstances that led to a 2015 US military raid during which a top Islamic State leader was killed. Reed Morano is directing from a script by William Monahan.
Don Cheadle, Josh Brolin and Sebastian Stan will star in KILL SWITCH, a crime drama set in 1950s Detroit about a group of thieves who begin to suspect they are being doublecrossed. Steven Soderbergh is directing from a script by Ed Solomon.
Sterling K Brown will provide the narration for the documentary ONE DAY AT DISNEY, which will highlight 10 people who are involved in the studio's most popular stories. The doc will be accompanied by a coffee table book and a series of short films for Disney's streaming service.
Alex Pettyfer, Mike Vogel, Jacques Colimon and Shakira Barrera will star in COLLECTION, about a grieving father who is locked in a struggle against manipulative debt collectors. Marianna Palka is directing from a script by Todd Friedman.
Keala Settle has joined the cast of ALL MY LIFE, based on the true story of a couple (Jessica Rothe and Harry Shum Jr) planning their wedding amid devastating news. Marc Meyers is directing from a script by Todd Rosenberg.
Dexter Fletcher has been set to direct the monster movie RENFIELD, centred around the mental hospital inmate who is secretly the servant of Count Dracula. Apparently, Ryan Ridley's script is set in the present day.
And after storming the box office, Joaquin Phoenix will be back for a sequel to JOKER, likely to be directed and cowritten by Todd Phillips. And it also emerges that Phillips is perhaps planning to tell another DC Comics origin story, although no one's saying what that is.
Nicolas Cage will play a fictional version of himself in THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT, which follows the actor's attempt to get a role in the new Quentin Tarantino movie while also dealing with money problems and a troubled relationship with his teen daughter.
Idris Elba and Jonathan Majors are set to star in THE HARDER THEY FALL, a Western thriller about an outlaw who discovers that the man who killed his parents is out of prison, so he forms a posse and sets out to get revenge. Jeymes Samuel (aka The Bullitts) is writing and directing. Jay-Z is producing.
Alexander Skarsgard is joining Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga and Andre Holland in PASSING, based on the novel about two light-skinned black women who choose to live in different communities in 1928 Harlem. Rebecca Hall is writing and directing.
Maggie Q and Frank Grillo will star in the thriller CUTMAN, about a has-been boxer who takes a job as an enforcer for a mobster and has his life turned around by a young girl whose mother is a junkie. Michael Mailer is directing from a script by Tiffany Heath.
Brendan Gleeson will play King Duncan in Joel Coen's new film version of Shakeskeare's MACBETH, which stars Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand as a couple determined to take over Scotland's throne. This is Coen's first film as solo writer-director.
Sam Worthington and David Hyde Pierce are joining Russell Crowe in THE GEORGETOWN PROJECT, a supernatural thriller about an actor whose life begins to unravel while shooting a horror movie. Costars include Ryan Simpkins, Samantha Mathis, Chloe Bailey and Tracey Bonner. Joshua John Miller is directing.
Lil Rel Howery, Dash Mihok, Kristen Connolly, Jacob Elordi and Jade Fernandez are joining the cast of the thriller DEEP WATER, based on the Patricia Highsmith novel about a couple playing mind games with each other. It stars Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Tracy Letts and Rachel Blanchard. Adrian Lyne is directing.
Pom Klementieff has joined the cast of the next two MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE movies, alongside the returning Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and director Christopher McQuarrie. The films will be shot back-to-back.
Joel McHale and Thomas Lennon will star in TREAT STREET, a Halloween adventure movie about a group of kids who get help from their parents to get even with the teens who have stolen their candy. Stimson Snead is directing.
And singer-actress Ryan Destiny will play Olympic champion T-Rex Shields in FLINT STRONG, a biopic about the first woman to win a gold medal in boxing. Cinematographer Rachel Morrison will make her directing debut. The script is by Barry Jenkins.
Aubrey Plaza and Scott Speedman are joining Michael Caine in the cast of BEST SELLERS, about a has-been author on a free-wheeling book tour with his young editor, who is desperate to save her father's publishing house. Lina Roessler is directing.
Mark Wahlberg will play Tom Holland's mentor in UNCHARTED, based on the videogame franchise about an intrepid treasure hunter. Travis Knight is directing. When the project was first set up many years ago, Wahlberg was attached to Holland's role.
Rising star Jonah Hauer-King has landed the role as Prince Eric in the live-action remake of THE LITTLE MERMAID. The film stars Halle Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem and Daveed Diggs. Rob Marshall is directing from a script by David Magee.
Vanessa Hudgens, Alexandra Shipp and Robin de Jesus have joined the cast of TICK TICK ... BOOM!, Lin-Manuel Miranda's film adaptation of the Broadway musical about an aspiring composer trying to create a hit musical. Steven Levenson is adapting the script.
Spike Lee will direct PRINCE OF CATS, a variation on Romeo and Juliet seen through the eyes of Juliet's cousin Tybalt. It's a hip-hop tinged romance based on a graphic novel that's set in a swordfighting underworld in 1980s Brooklyn.
Vincent D'Onofrio will play right-wing preacher Jerry Falwell in THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE, a biopic based on the 2000 doc about tele-evangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker (Andrew Garfield and Jessica Chastain). Michael Showalter is directing. Costars include Cherry Jones, Sam Jaeger and Gabriel Olds.
Juliette Lewis, Mia Goth, Grace Van Patten, Havana Rose Liu and Soko will star in MAYDAY, an action fantasy about a group of female soldiers who find themselves in a magical place that's full of surprises. Karen Cinorre is writing and directing.
Jordana Brewster will star in SHRINE, a dramatic horror film based on James Herbert's 1983 novel about a disgraced journalist investigating what looks like a series of miracles in a small New England town. Evan Spiliotopoulos is writing and directing. Sam Raimi is producing.
Scott Eastwood is joining the cast of CASH TRUCK, Guy Ritchie's remake of the French thriller Le Convoyeur, a heist action-thriller about an armoured van company. Jason Statham and Holt McCallany costar.
And Matt Lieberman (Scoob!) is writing the script for a new RIN TIN TIN movie, reviving the hero dog who appeared in 27 films almost a century ago. This time, the Alsatian will be an elite military dog who gets in a big action adventure as he thwarts a terrorism attack.
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beyond the big screen...
Stage: Detoxifying masculinity
Joe Moran's Arrangement at Lilian Baylos Studio, Sadler's Wells...
A heart-stopping moment
Engaging, haunting Stop Kiss
at Above the Stag, Vauxhall...
GEEK ALERT! I Am Monsters! on-stage
STAGE: Beyond the casting couch - Velvet at Above the Stag, Vauxhall
STAGE: From China With Love - Soul of Shaolin at the Troubadour, Wembley...
STAGE: More than a game - World's End at the King's Head, Islington
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