News Round-Up: Jennifer Lawrence Cast in ‘The Dive’; ‘Southpaw’ Release Date; and More
Come one, come all to today’s News Round-Up. After a busy week of new trailers, posters, and photos, I’ve combined all the biggest news breaks from the last week. Below you can find casting, release date, and misc. news about The Dive, Captain America: Civil War, an Eddie “The Eagle” biopic, Southpaw, X-Men: Apocalypse, and The Huntsman. I also included some information about Amazon’s latest movie announcement.
More information can be found below for each piece!
Jennifer Lawrence looks like she’ll be joining Francis Lawrence’s post-Hunger Games project, The Dive. Lawrence will apparently be one of two freedivers in the real-life movie that’s based on the record-breaking diving attempt by Audrey Mestre. James Cameron will produce the movie that doesn’t have a production or release date yet. (Source: The Verge)
The next one isn’t really a casting announcement but more of a confirmation. Scarlett Johansson will indeed be in the next Captain America movie. The Russo Brothers (who will direct again) confirmed this recently and she’ll again be alongside Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, and Robert Downey, Jr. when the movie releases on May 6, 2016. Daniel Bruhl will also appear in Captain America: Civil War. (Source: Comingsoon)
Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton (who is set to star in the upcoming Kingsman: The Secret Service) joined the untitled Eddie “The Eagle” biopic. The ski jumping movie will be produced by Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Secret Service) with Dexter Fletcher (Wild Bill) set to direct. A production or release date aren’t known yet for this movie either. (Source: Comingsoon)
There weren’t a lot of release dates this week; however, I did find out that Southpaw will be debuting on July 31st of this year. We haven’t seen a lot outside the first photo showing the jacked-up version of Jake Gyllenhaal. The boxing film is directed by Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer) and could be a movie to keep tabs on this busy summer. (Source: IMDb)
I usually don’t report on people dropping out or being excluded from a movie but I thought the news involving Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart’s involvement in X-Men: Apocalypse was particularly notable. Both apparently won’t be in Bryan Singer’s next X-Men film (which will star Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Oscar Isaac). Apocalypse releases on May 26, 2017. (Source: Yahoo)
Frank Darabont was originally slated to direct the Snow White and the Huntsman prequel (simply titled The Huntsman) until this past week. It now appears Cedric Nicolas-Troyan will direct. Kristen Stewart won’t be returning but it appears Emily Blunt may take over as the female lead with Chris Hemsworth set to return. As of now, the movie should release on April 22, 2016. (Source: Comingsoon)
Finally, I have some interesting news out of the Amazon camp. With their continued attempts to get into the entertainment market, Amazon announced they’d start producing movies. While this might not be big enough news on the surface, it was also revealed this could help indie films out (which I’m always okay with). The ramifications go further when you start to think about the potential for streaming On Demand movies. It’s something to keep an eye on because it could continue to shape how we see movies in the future. (Source: Yahoo)
Come back tomorrow for the latest movie clips.
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