News Round-Up: Morgan Freeman Joins ‘Ted 2’; ‘Terminator’ Reboots Get Release Dates; and More
Happy Thursday following this week’s trailers, poster, and photos. In today’s post, I’ve got some casting, some release date bits, and a new project. In all, Ted 2, Live By Night, Man Down, a couple Terminator sequels, Now You See Me 2, Dirty Grandpa, and 23 Jump Street are featured today.
For more info, you’ll just have to read on!
Morgan Freeman, at age 77, is still going strong in Hollywood. Freeman has joined, of all things, Seth MacFarlane’s Ted 2. He’ll be alongside Mark Walhberg, who is reprising his role, and Amanda Seyfried (A Million Ways to Die in the West). Freeman is apparently playing a civil rights lawyer so I’m excited to see how this one turns out. Ted 2 hits theaters June 26, 2015. (Source: Variety)
Ben Affleck’s (Argo) Live By Night adaptation added a few names. Sienna Miller (Layer Cake), Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Elle Fanning (Super 8) all joined the adaptation of the crime novel by Dennis Lahane (who wrote “Gone Baby Gone”). Affleck is super (ha ha) busy with this little Batman v Superman movie, but the addition of these three has me optimistic about the movie. Watch for this movie come October 17, 2016. (Source: Collider)
Next in line is Man Down which added Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara (Shooter), and Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises). The thriller will be directed by Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints) and takes place in post-apocalyptic America. I don’t know a lot more about the film but it will start production in October. A release date is coming later. (Source: LA Times)
Terminator: Genisys isn’t coming out until July of next year, but Paramount still dated two sequels for May 19, 2017 and June 29, 2018. However, we don’t know much about the sequels (like whether director Alan Taylor or stars Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, or Arnold Schwarzenegger will return). Check back for more on this one as well. (Source: Variety)
Now You See Me 2 also got a release date – June 10, 2016. The sequel will bring back the entire crew (including the aforementioned Morgan Freeman) but will see Jon Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) taking over the directing duties. Expect more on this film once it actually gets closer to principal photography. (Source: EW)
I also wanted to pass along the release date for Dan Mazer’s Dirty Grandpa. It may sound like a sequel to Bad Grandpa but it is instead a movie about an uptight guy (played by Zac Efron) that goes on a trip with his foul-mouthed granpda (played by Robert De Niro). Sound promising? Well you’ll have to wait until December 25, 2015 to find out. (Source: EW)
To me it was foregone conclusion we’d eventually get 23 Jump Street. Well now it is all but confirmed as news came down the pike we’d be getting the third movie in the franchise. I’m all for the film if Phil Lord and Chris Miller return as director but nothing has been confirmed yet. Cross your fingers and hold on for more news. (Source: Comingsoon)
That’ll do it for this week. Come back tomorrow for another Clip Mania.
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