News Round-Up: Jason Sudeikis Joins ‘Race’; ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ Release Date; Edgar Wright News; and More
After yesterday’s photos, Tuesday’s posters, and Monday’s trailers, today is all about the different news breaks. With Comic-Con set to dominate the headlines later this week, this post unfortunately came before any huge breaks coming from San Diego (although I do have one). Instead, I have casting news for Race and Demolition, release dates for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, future Marvel projects, and Cameron Crowe’s untitled project, as well as directing gigs for both Edgar Wright (Baby Driver) and Mark Romanek (Overlook Hotel).
Everything you need to know and more can be found below.
The Jesse Owens biopic, Race, added a funnyman to their cast. Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses) is set to play Owen’s (Perfect Sisters’ Stephan James) coach Larry Snyder is Stephen Hopkins’ (Lost in Space) biopic. As of now, there isn’t a release date yet. (Source: Collider)
Naomi Watts (The Impossible) was also in the news for joining Demolition. Why should you be excited about this? Well, hot director Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club) is set to direct this one (after Wild releases). Also, Jake Gyllenhaal will be alongside Watts. This one also doesn’t have a release date. (Source: IndieWire)
In release date news, news came down the pike about Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. If you listen closely, you can hear my muted cries of distress. Luckily, Disney set the project way in advance (July 7, 2017). If you want some good news, the franchise will be bringing in new blood at the director (or in this case directors) department. Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) will be in charge of directing Johnny Depp and more. (Source: Deadline)
Marvel continued to look towards the future by gobbling up a bunch of release dates between 2017 and 2019. Unfortunately, all of these projects are still untitled and without any semblance of information other than speculation. These six movies are coming out (in order) on May 5, 2017, July 27, 2017, November 3, 2017, July 6, 2018, November 2, 2018, and May 3, 2019. (Source: Variety)
Cameron Crowe’s (Almost Famous) still untitled project, which was set to come out on Christmas Day this year, got delayed this week. Since it is now coming out May 29, 2015, the Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, and Rachel McAdams-starring film doesn’t look to be as big of an awards contender. We’ll see next year I suppose. (Source: Deadline)
One of the only bits of Comic-Con news I have involves director Edgar Wright. Wright (The World’s End) just dropped out of Marvel’s Ant-Man (sad face) but it looks like he has his next project in Baby Driver. Other details are nonexistent at this point, other than the fact that Wright also wrote the movie, so they’ll be plenty of updates going forward. (Source: Deadline)
The last bit of news is for The Shining fans. In the land of sequels, spin-offs, and prequels, it shouldn’t be surprising a Shining prequel, titled Overlook Hotel, is on the horizon. It looks like this project has a director (Never Let Me Go’s Mark Romanek), too. Overlook Hotel is based on the prologue to Stephen King’s “The Shining” that was cut before the book went to print. More details will come out later for this one as well. (Source: THR)
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