Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week.
Is Luke Skywalker going to the dark side? New international posters for Star Wars: The Last Jedi fuel rumors as Skywalker can be seen alongside Captain Phasma and Kylo Ren. (Coming Soon)
Grammy-winner Chance the Rapper is taking his talents to the big screen in Slice, a pizza-themed slasher movie to be released by A24. Watch the trailer, released Halloween morning, which was heavily inspired by the classic online game Line Rider. While there is no specific release date yet, the film will premiere in 2018. (Slash Film)
Neon released the Red Band trailer for I, Tonya, the biopic of Olympic skater Tonya Harding starring Margot Robbie. The film opens in NY and LA on December 8, 2017. (Coming Soon)
Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad are about to face a zombie apocalypse. The pair will star in Little Monsters, a comedy in which Miss Caroline, played by Nyong’o, must protect her schoolchildren from a zombie outbreak during a class field trip. Gad will play Teddy McGiggle, a famous kid’s show personality with an interest in Miss Caroline. (Hollywood Reporter)
Adonis Creed is getting back in the ring. Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone will return to theaters on November 21, 2018 in Creed 2. (ScreenRant)
The Brother Grimsby’s Isla Fisher is set to star in Beach Bum alongside Matthew McConaughey. Fisher will play McConaughey’s wife in the Harmony Korine-directed film. (Variety)
Indie distributor Bleecker Street announced that Beirut, starring Jon Hamm, will hit theaters April 13, 2018. Previously titled High Wire Act, the political thriller centers on Hamm as a US diplomat returning to Lebanon in the 1980s after his wife is killed to “negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.” (Hollywood Reporter)
Adam Sztykiel has been hired as the new screenwriter for Black Adam, a comic book film starring Dwayne Johnson as comic book antihero Black Adam, the counterpart to Shazam (who will be played by Zachary Levi in a now separate film titled Shazam). Sztykiel’s background of comedy writing for Undateable and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip suggests a comedic tone for an otherwise serious comic series. (Slash Film)
comScore confirmed that The Weinstein Company has removed Polaroid from their release schedule without explanation. The horror-thriller was slated for released on November 22. (Variety)
Crazy Rich Asians, directed by Jon M. Chu, is coming to theaters in Summer 2018. The Warner Bros. film follows an American-born Chinese economics professor, played by Constance Wu, who travels to Singapore with her boyfriend (played by Henry Golding) and finds out that he is an incredibly wealthy eligible bachelor. (Hollywood Reporter)
- Thor: Ragnarok: Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.
- A Bad Moms Christmas: A Bad Moms Christmas follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas.
- Last Flag Flying: Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry “Doc” Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.
- Lady Bird: The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.