New Lady Gaga Project, Jodie Foster Returns to Acting, New Spider-Verse Movie, Star Wars News, More

Lady Gaga has found her first acting role since her well received feature debut A Star Is Born in the shape of an upcoming Ridley Scott project about the assassination of Maurizio Gucci. Gaga will reportedly play Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of the murdered grandson of the fashion label’s founder and the woman tried and convicted of orchestrating his murder. The film will be based upon the book “The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed” by Sara Gay Forden.

Deadline – 1st Nov 2019

Jodie Foster, Shailene Woodley and Tahar Rahim will support Benedict Cumberbatch in a new movie from The Last King of Scotland director Kevin Macdonald titled Prisoner 760. The film will be a drama based on a real story about a suspected terrorist kept in Guantanemo Bay.

THR – 1st Nov 2019

Sony Pictures Animation have announced that a sequel to their hugely popular Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Oscar-winning animated film will be released worldwide on 8th April 2022.

Twitter – 1st Nov 2019

Get Out stars Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield are set to star in a yet-to-be-titled drama from Warner Bros. about the activist and Black Panther member Fred Hampton. ‘Euphoria’ star Algee Smith will also star.

THR – 28th Oct 2019

2019 Oscar nominee Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) will play iconic actress Elizabeth Taylor in a film from Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy and directors Bert & Bertie (Troop Zero). The film will focus on Taylor’s AIDS activism in the 1980s and will be titled A Special Relationship.

THR – 28th Oct 2019

Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed has signed on to direct a third Ant-Man film for Marvel Studios.

THR – 1st Nov 2019

Former Spider-Man lead actor Andrew Garfield has been cast as the lead in the directorial debut of Lin-Manuel Miranda for Netflix Original film tick, tick… BOOM!, an adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical off-broadway show.

Empire – 30th Oct 2019

Paul Schrader, the screenwriter behind Taxi Driver (1976) and the screenwriter-director behind First Reformed (2017), has cast Oscar Isaac as the lead in his next film The Card Counter. The picture will see Isaac play a gambler who seeks to reform a young man out for revenge.

THR – 29th Oct 2019

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was a special guest at the UFC BMF championship weigh in on Friday to announce that he’ll be working alongside the Ultimate Fighting Championship to make a film on famed MMA fighter Mark Kerr. Johnson, who was himself a professional wrestler, will star as the lead and produce the film.

ESPN – 1st Nov 2019

Channing Tatum will star in and produce Soundtrack of Silence from Paramount Pictures. The project will re-team the filmmaker with the screenwriters and producers of his 2010 movie Dear John, and tells of the real-life story of a student who learns he is going deaf and memorises his favourite songs to help remember the most important memories in his life.

Variety – 1st Nov 2019

Oscar-winning actor Casey Affleck is set to star in new Christine Jeffs (Sunshine Cleaning) film Every Breath You Take, a thriller set to co-star Sam Claflin, Michelle Monaghan and Veronica Ferres.

Variety – 31st Oct 2019

‘Game of Thrones’ creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have quit a partnership with Lucasfilm that would see the duo helm a trilogy of live-action Star Wars movies. The pair told of how they couldn’t dedicate themselves to the partnership given their commitments to Netflix in a statement released Monday.

THR – 28th Oct 2019

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is reportedly still in discussions with Lucasfilm to helm his own trilogy of Star Wars movies, stating “we’re still engaged with Lucasfilm so we’ll wait and see”.

Deadline – 2nd Nov 2019

Patrick Schwarzenegger and Ike Barinholtz have joined the cast of upcoming Amy Poehler Neflix Original Moxie, which is set to be led by Hadley Robinson. The film is based upon the book of the same name by Jennifer Mathieu.

THR – 29th Oct 2019

A sequel to Netflix Original movie The Princess Switch has been given the go ahead, with production set to begin in the UK next month ahead of a 2020 release date. The film titled The Princess Switch: Switched Again will tell of Duchess Margaret (Vanessa Hudgens) unexpectedly inheriting the throne of Montenaro.

THR – 29th Oct 2019

Tank 432 director Nick Gillespie has assembled an ensemble of British TV and film talent for his next film Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunch Break, with Alice Lowe (Sightseers), Kris Marshall (Love Actually) and Johnny Vegas (‘Benidorm’) heading up a group that also includes Tom Meeten, Katherine Parkinson, Kevin Bishop, Mandeep Dhillon, Craig Parkinson, Steve Oram and Pippa Haywood.

THR – 28th Oct 2019

Bill Condon, the director behind Dreamgirls (2006) and Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast remake, is to re-team with the “house of mouse” to make a new musical adaptation of famed novel “A Christmas Carol“. The picture, titled Marley, will focus on the perspective of character Jacob Marley and will have music written for it by Pocahontas Oscar-winning writer Stephen Schwartz.

THR – 28th Oct 2019

And finally…

Delta Air Lines this week came under criticism for cutting same-gender sexual acts from their cuts of popular 2019 releases Rocketman and BooksmartThe airline has since apologised and vowed to restore the scenes to their original films.

Deadline – 1st Nov 2019

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