News Round-Up: Gary Oldman Joins ‘Criminal’; ‘The 5th Wave’ Release Date; and More
Coming off this week’s trailers, posters, and photos, we can shift gears and look farther into the future. In this week’s post, you’ll find a variety of different things, including casting news (for Criminal, Truth, Big Hero 6, and The Jungle Book), release dates (The 5th Wave and The Revenant), and a new directing gig (for Ron Howard).
All the specific details are below! Read on.
Gary Oldman just came off Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (and RoboCop earlier this year) but that hasn’t stopped him from booking future projects. In fact, it was announced just this week that he’ll be starring alongside Kevin Costner in Criminal. The thriller will be directed by Ariel Vromen (The Iceman) and come out next year presumably. (Source: THR)
Both Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett were added to the film Truth this past week. The duo will play news anchor Dan Rather and Mary Mapes (his producer) respectively. James Vanderbilt’s directorial debut will focus on the CBS scandal revolving around accusations of preferential military treatment for George W. Bush. The scandal nearly destroyed both Rather and Mapes, so I can see this being a very interesting project. Based on Mapes’ memoir, the movie currently doesn’t have a release date. (Source: Deadline)
Disney and Marvel’s first superhero collaboration, Big Hero 6, firmed up its voice cast this past week. Coming into this week, I knew Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids), T.J. Miller (HBO’s Silicon Valley), and Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch) were involved, but we can officially add James Cromwell (Still Mine), Damon Wayans Jr. (FOX’s New Girl), Alan Tudyk (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story), Genesis Rodriguez (The Last Stand), and Daniel Henney (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) to the voice cast list. Check out Don Hall and Chris Williams’ (Bolt) film on November 7th. (Source: Deadline)
Jon Favreau’s (Chef) adaptation of The Jungle Book added the one (and only) live-action character. The one character will be newcomer Neel Sethi who won the role after thousands of auditions around the world. Voice actors Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba (Pacific Rim), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), and Ben Kingsley are also featured in the film that’ll hit theaters October 9, 2015.
A teaser photo came out promoting The 5th Wave, but the biggest takeaway was a release date: January 19, 2016. For those that don’t know, The 5th Wave is based on a book by Rick Yancey and will star Chloe Grace Moretz. J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed) will serve as director. (Source: Comingsoon)
I also wanted to update you on Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s (Babel) future project The Revenant. Inarritu is currently gearing up for his release of Birdman (which has the potential to be one of this year’s bests), but we’ll see The Revenant come December 25, 2015. As a fan of his work, I’m excited to know I’ll see two Inarritu films in two years. To make things better, the movie is going to star Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, which they’ll need to contend against Mission: Impossible 5 and Joy (the next David O. Russell-Jennifer Lawrence film) next Christmas. (Source: IndieWire)
Lastly, I wanted to update you on Ron Howard. I feel like it is a monthly thing with Howard, but it now appears he’ll be taking on The Beatles. Howard will direct a Beatles documentary that’ll include some pretty cool interviews with the remaining Beatles, Yoko Ono, and more. The untitled project will hit theaters, tentatively, in late-2015. (Source: Rolling Stone)
Come on back tomorrow for this week’s newest movie clips and a full weekend release date schedule.
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