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D A T E L I N E :   1 1   F E B R U A R Y . . .

Julianne Moore will star in AFTER THE WEDDING, a remake of the 2006 Danish drama about a charity worker who attends the wedding of a friend's daughter and unearths a deep secret. Moore's husband Bart Freundlich is writing and directing.


Dwayne Johnson is reteaming with writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber (Skyscraper) for the action comedy RED NOTICE. The actor would play an Interpol agent who is on the trail of the world's most-wanted criminals.
Noomi Rapace will star in ANGEL OF MINE, about a woman who becomes convinced that her long-dead daughter is still alive and living with strangers. Kim Farrant is directing from a script by Luke Davies (Lion) and David Regal.
Willem Dafoe will star in THE LIGHTHOUSE, a thriller about an isolated lighthouse keeper in Novia Scotia in the early 20th century. Robert Eggers (The Witch) is writing and directing.
Milo Ventimiglia is up for the lead role in THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN, based on the bestselling novel about a dog who evaluates his life based on lessons taught to him by his owner, a race-car driver. Simon Curtis is lined up to direct.
Milla Jovovich will star in HUMMINGBIRD, an action thriller about a black ops assassin forced by her latest assignment to confront her true identity. Marcus Kryler and Fredrik Akerstrom are directing from a script by John McClain.
Tye Sheridan will star in THE NIGHT CLERK, a crime drama written and directed by Michael Christofer. It's about a smart, autistic young man who uses secret cameras to videotape hotel guests to help him improve his social skills. Then he becomes a suspect in a murder case.
Stephen Merchant, Vicky Krieps and Synnove Macody Lund have joined the cast of THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB, the Dragon Tattoo sequel starring Claire Foy, Claes Bang and Sylvia Hoeks. Fede Alvarez is directing from a script by Stephen Knight.
Amber Heard will star in RUN AWAY WITH ME, a romantic thriller about a couple that gets caught up in the criminal underbelly of Europe's modelling industry, then encounters a mysterious woman in Paris. Fred Brigois is directing.
And Hilary Duff will play the title role in THE HAUNTING OF SHARON TATE, yet another movie based around the shocking Charles Manson cult murders in 1969 Los Angeles. Jonathan Bennett and Lydia Hearst costar in the film, which is being written and directed by Daniel Farrands.

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D A T E L I N E :   7   F E B U A R Y . . .

Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Willem Dafoe and Cherry Jones will join Edward Norton in MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN, based on the acclaimed novel about a private eye in 1954 investigating a developer who devalues property. Norton is also writing and directing.


Emma Thompson, Tom Holland, Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen and Ralph Fiennes are joining THE VOYAGE OF DOCTOR DOLITTLE, the new take on the classic story of a physician (Robert Downey Jr) who discovers he can talk to animals. Stephen Gaghan is writing and directing.
Meanwhile, Mindy Kaling will star with Thompson in LATE NIGHT, a comedy about a talk show host who hires her first female writer in an attempt to breathe new life into her long-running show. Nisha Ganatra is directing.
Matt Smith, Suki Waterhouse, Hannah Murray, Odessa Young, Marianne Rendon, Carla Gugino and Merritt Wever will star in CHARLIE SAYS, based on the story of three women sentenced to death as part of the Charles Manson cult murders. Mary Harron is directing.
Chrissy Metz (This Is Us) will star in the faith-based drama THE IMPOSSIBLE, based on the true story of a woman whose son fell through the ice on a winter lake. Doctors said he wouldn't survive, but she prayed by his bedside until he woke up. Roxann Dawson is directing.
Richard Kind will star in AUGGIE, as a man whose family life is jeopardised after he is put into early retirement and falls in love with an augmented-reality companion. Costars include Larisa Oleynik, Susan Blackwell and Christen Harper. Matt Kane is directing.
KJ Apa (Riverdale) will lead the cast of THE LAST SUMMER, an ensemble romantic comedy about a group of teens in Chicago whose lives intersect over the summer before they go to university. Bill Bindley is directing.
Riverdale costar Cole Sprouse will star in FIVE FEET APART, about two young people who fall in love while they are terminally ill, and decide to make every moment count. Justin Baldoni is directing.
Robyn Lively and Shanola Hampton will star in the psychological thriller THROUGH THE GLASS DARKLY, about a woman who teams up with a friend to investigate the disappearance of one of their daughters. Lauren Fash is directing.
James Mangold will direct a film about the true rivalry between Ford and Ferrari to build the fastest race car in the 1960s. Matt Damon and Christian Bale lined up to star in the film, which is being written by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth.
And Murray Fraser (Victoria) and Parisa Fitz-Henley (Jessica Jones) have been cast as Prince Harry and Megan Markle in HARRY & MEGAN: THE ROYAL LOVE STORY. The film traces their romance from their first date to their engagement, and is expected to premiere on Lifetime before their wedding in May.

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D A T E L I N E :   4   F E B R U A R Y . . .

Jim Caviezel will reprise his role as Jesus for the sequel THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST: RESURRECTION. The title kind of explains the focus of this follow-up, which will again be directed by Mel Gibson from a script by Randall Wallace.


Octavia Spencer, Luke Evans and Juliette Lewis will star in the psychological thriller MA, about a group of teens who befriend a lonely woman, with horrific results. The film reunites Spencer with The Help director Tate Taylor. Filming starts next week in Mississippi.
Clint Eastwood may return to acting for THE MULE, which would be the 87-year-old's first on-screen role since 2012. He's also lined up to direct the film, which is based on the true story of a WWII veteran who became a drug courier for a Mexican cartel.
Kaya Scodelario, Jim Parsons, Haley Joel Osment, Terry Kinney and Dylan Baker have joined the cast of EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE, the Ted Bundy thriller-style biopic starring Zac Efron, John Malkovich, Lily Collins and Angela Sarafyan. Joe Berlinger is directing.
Suki Waterhouse, Bill Nighy and Chris Geere are the latest new cast members for DETECTIVE PIKACHU, the live-action Pokemon movie starring Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton and Ken Watanabe. Director Rob Letterman just started filming in London.
Richard Dreyfuss, Colm Feore and Graham Greene will star in ASTRONAUT, about a lonely widower who is at war with his family when he wins a competition to travel into space. Shelagh McLeod is writing and directing.
Michael K Williams and Esai Morales have joined the cast of the SUPERFLY remake, about an African-American drug dealer who plans one major deal before getting out of the business. Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Lex Scott Davis and Andrea Londo co-star.
Toby Kebbell will star in a biopic about iconic 1920s English football star DIXIE DEAN, which will follow his career as well as his personal struggle with mental health issues. His daughter Barbara is a consultant on the film. Simon Aboud is directing.
Keisha Castle-Hughes (Game of Thrones) will star in and produce WELLWOOD, about a man who discovers alien technology that he thinks might cure his terminally ill wife. Lance Nichols, Camille Balsamo and Reid Collums costar. Eliza Hooper is directing.
And Harrison Ford will indeed be back for a fifth INDIANA JONES, with Steven Spielberg at the helm. There's no word on the plot, but this will be the first one after Disney bought Lucasfilm, so expect the launch of whole new franchise.

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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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