Movie News and Rumors: 3-5-15
Alright, I know this isn’t exactly an A movie, but there’s some interesting additions to the cast. According to CNN, the casting crew decided to go after a real shark in Mark Cuban (Shark Tank), in which he has accepted. It’s also been announced that Bo Derek, Ann Coulter, Jerry Springer and NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick have been added alongside the Cube.
Independence Day 2
— Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) March 4, 2015
Announced this week was the addition of Liam Hemsworth and Jessie Usher alongside Jeff Goldblum, per The Independent. Usher is slated to play Will Smith’s all-grown-up son from the first film, while Goldblum is set to reprise his role as the nobody-believes-me scientist. Hemsworth’s role at this time is unknown. Of course, we’re all still waiting for Will Smith, who might decide to jump in after Focus took a nosedive.
According to Latino-Review, Drew Goddard is expected to write and direct Spectacular Spiderman, set to release in 2017. Other rumors surrounding the film include its involvement with Sinister Six, a fight with Iron Man as a test to join the Avengers, and the lack of a new origin story (the film expects to pick up with Spider-Man already being Spider-Man).
It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War
Warner Bros has closed a deal for the rights to the memoirs of photographer Lynsey Addario, who went into the most dangerous parts of the world post 9/11. She spent her time photographing victims of conflict, including those in Afghanistan, Iraq, Darfur, and the Congo. Her memoir became a hot topic for filmmakers after The New York Times Magazine ran an excerpt, and a bidding war erupted that included Working Title, Darren Aronofsky, Margot Robbie, and The Weinstein Company. In the end, Warner Bros won out with their inclusion of Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Lawrence (via Deadline).
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