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I N   T H E   U K . . .
  1. > BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
  2. KONG: SKULL ISLAND
  3. > GET OUT
  4. LOGAN
  5. THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
  6. VICEROY'S HOUSE
  7. SING
  8. + SECRET CINEMA: MOULIN ROUGE!
  9. MOONLIGHT
  10. HIDDEN FIGURES
Still showing: PERSONAL SHOPPER. THE SALESMAN. LION. FIFTY SHADES DARKER. ELLE. THE LOVE WITCH. THE CHAMBER. DANCER. JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2. TRESPASS AGAINST US.

I N   T H E   U S . . .
  1. > BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
  2. KONG: SKULL ISLAND
  3. LOGAN
  4. GET OUT
  5. – THE SHACK
  6. THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
  7. > THE BELKO EXPERIMENT
  8. HIDDEN FIGURES
  9. JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2
  10. – BEFORE I FALL
Still showing: T2 TRAINSPOTTING. FRANTZ. THE DARK BELOW. LA LA LAND. FIFTY SHADES DARKER. PERSONAL SHOPPER. MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE. FAIR HAVEN. THE GREAT WALL. SPLIT.
 
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D A T E L I N E :   1 9   M A R C H . . .

Benedict Cumberbatch will star in the romantic epic HOW TO STOP TIME, based on the novel about a man who looks 40 years old but has been alive for centuries due to an unusual condition. Novelist Matt Haig is likely to write the script.


Real-life couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski will team up on-screen for A QUIET PLACE. The plot is being kept under wraps, but the supernatural thriller will also be written and directed by Krasinski. Michael Bay is producing.
Jennifer Aniston will star in DUMPLIN', a comedy about a teen who begins to doubt herself when she meets a hot new boy. So she enters a beauty pageant to boost her confidence and regain the respect of her mother. Anne Fletcher is directing from a script by Kristin Hahn.
Annette Bening is joining the cast of LIFE, ITSELF, the relationship drama starring Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Samuel L Jackson, Antonio Banderas, Olivia Cooke and Laia Costa. It's a multi-generational romance set in New York and Spain. Dan Fogelman (This Is Us) is writing and directing.
Common will star in the revenge thriller QUICK DRAW, from writer-director Harris Goldberg. The plot is under wraps, but the film is being touted as a combination of high-energy shootouts, car chases and hand-to-hand battles in Los Angeles.
Henry Cavill has joined the cast of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 6, which Christopher McQuarrie is writing and directing. Tom Cruise is back of course, along with Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Rebecca Ferguson.
Sam Claflin will star in NIGHTINGALE, a thriller set in 1825 Tasmania, where a young Irish convict (Aisling Franciosi) seels revenge for the brutal murder of her family. Damon Herriman, Ewen Leslie, Harry Greenwood, dancer Baykali Ganambarr and model Magnolia Maymuru costar; Jennifer Kent is directing.
Terrence Howard, Paula Patton and Mike Epps will star in .38, a crime thriller about a young St Louis cop who gets involved in a brutal killing on his first night on the job. Michael Carney is writing and directing.
Martin Sheen is joining the cast of PRINCESS OF THE ROW, the story of a 12-year-old girl who runs away from her foster home so she can live with her mentally unstable father on Los Angeles' Skid Row. Max Carlson is writing and directing.
And action stars Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Scott Adkins, Michael Jai White, Tiger Chen and ultimate fighting champ Michael Bisping will team up for TRIPLE THREAT, about three down-on-their-luck fighters who take a job protecting an heiress from kidnappers. Jesse Johnson is directing.

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D A T E L I N E :   1 5   M A R C H . . .

Natalie Portman is lined up to star in Ridley Scott's true drama ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD, about Gail Harris' attempt to get her father-in-law, billionaire John Paul Getty, to pay the ransom for her kidnapped son John Paul Getty III. The ordeal lasted for six months in 1973.


Steven Spielberg and JJ Abrams will team up to make a movie based on the book A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEE, the story of a Syrian refugee who fled from Egypt and, after a shipwreck, survived for days floating in an inflatable ring with her two young children in her arms..
Anne Hathaway will produce and star in THE LIFEBOAT, based on the true story of a woman who survived a 1914 shipwreck while she was on trial for murder, then realises that there are too many people in the lifeboat. Deniz Gamze Erguven is directing from a script by William Broyles.
Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion and Lea DeLaria have joined the voice cast for CARS 3, which opens this summer. In this one, Lightning (Owen Wilson) is pushed out of his sport by a new generation of super-fast racers.
Dave Bautista and Jaime King will star in a sequel to ESCAPE PLAN, the 2013 prison-break thriller starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Steven C Miller is directing from a script by returning screenwriter Miles Chapman.
TJ Miller and Jessica Henwick are joining Kristen Stewart in the disaster thriller UNDERWATER, about an undersea laboratory that's damaged by an earthquake. William Eubank (The Signal) is directing from a script by Brian Duffield.
Danny Glover is set to join Taraji P Henson in PROUD MARY, a thriller about an assassin who is forced to tap into her maternal side when she rescues a young boy. Babak Najafi (London Has Fallen) is directing from a script by John Stuart Newman and Christian Swegal.
Molly Shannon, Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti will star in PRIVATE LIFE, about a couple struggling to navigate the world of infertility treatment and adoption services. Tamara Jenkins is writing and directing.
Kevin Sorbo will star in another religious-themed drama, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, about a student whose protests against the removal of the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance have an impact on the presidential election. Lisa Arnold is writing and directing.
And 18-year-old singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes will make his movie acting debut in SUMMER OF LOVE, an original movie musical set on a road trip during the iconic summer of 1967. Ivan Reitman is writing and directing.

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D A T E L I N E :   1 2   M A R C H . . .

Hugh Jackman and Noomi Rapace are lined up to star in FERRARI, Michael Man's biopic about how Enzo Ferrari redefined Italian sports cars, in the process creating Formula One racing. Set in 1957, the story centres on the rivalry between Ferrari and Maserati.


Margot Robbie will star in MARIAN, a continuation of the Robin Hood story in which the vigilante's female sidekick takes over his role after his death. This movie isn't related to either of the Robin Hood movies currently in production.
Samuel L Jackson is joining the cast of THE LAST FULL MEASURE, reteaming with Avengers costar Sebastian Stan, plus Christopher Plummer, Bradley Whitford, William Hurt, Michael Imperioli and Linus Roache. It's about an investigator trying to get recognition for an unsung war hero. Todd Robinson is directing.
Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included) will star in a remake of the 1987 comedy OVERBOARD, about an heiress who loses her memory and falls in love with a carpenter. The remake reverses the gender, with Derbez playing a spoiled Mexican playboy. Rob Greenberg and Bob Fisher are directing.
Liam Neeson has joined the cast of Steve McQueen's heist thriller WIDOWS, which is based on a 1983 British miniseries about four women who complete the robbery in which their husbands were killed. Neeson will play the late husband of Viola Davis. Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Daniel Kaluuya and Andre Holland costar.
Uma Thurman will reteam with Lars von Trier for THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT, a thriller told from the perspective of a serial killer (Matt Dillon). Costars include Riley Keough, Bruno Ganz, Siobhan Fallon Hogan and Sofie Grabol. Filming is underway in Sweden.
Eva Green and Danny DeVito are up for roles in DUMBO, Disney's live-action style remake about a baby circus elephant who discovers that he can fly. Apparently, deals for Will Smith and Chris Pine to costar have now fallen through. Tim Burton is directing from a script by Ehren Kruger.
Jason Momoa will star in JUST CAUSE, based on the action-adventure videogame set around a CIA operative who also works as a mercenary to overthrow dictatorships. Brad Peyton is directing from a script by John Collee.
Geraldine Chaplin has joined the cast of the JURASSIC WORLD sequel, reteaming with her frequent director JA Bayona. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong are back from the previous film, along with Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Ted Levine and James Cromwell. Filming is underway.
And Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson are lined up to star in THE SH*THEADS, a black comedy about two idiots who are hired to escort a troubled teenage millionaire to rehab. Sundance winner Macon Blair is writing and directing.

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