Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week!
While reshoots are commonplace for blockbuster films, Mark Ruffalo says Avengers 4’s reshoots scheduled to take place this month are going to “finish the movie.” “We don’t know what [Avengers 4] is gonna be yet,” said Ruffalo regarding the plot. “I don’t even know that [the Russo brothers] really know exactly.” (Comicbook)
Halle Berry is making her directorial debut with Bruised, “a mixed martial arts action drama” in which Berry will also star. The film follows Jackie “Justice,” a MMA fighter struggling to excel in her sport while trying to be a mother to her son, Manny, who she walked out on when he was 6. (Deadline)
After The Nun’s scary-good performance at the box office this past weekend, The Conjuring Universe is gearing up for another installment. The Conjuring 3 is prepared to start production in 2019, and already has a screenplay penned by David Lindsay Johnson. Chances are the third Conjuring will be ready to hit theaters in 2020. (CinemaBlend)
Jordan Peele is in talks to produce a Candyman remake. Sticking with horror, Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions team would bring the 1992 Clive Barker adaptation back to the big screen. Peele is currently focused on his Get Out follow-up, Us. (ScreenRant)
20th Century Fox is excited for fans to see young adult novel adaptation The Hate U Give, so much so that they moved its select theaters release date up two weeks to October 5. The film will open wide on October 19 as previously slated. The announcement also came with a new clip and featurette. (/Film)
Hugh Jackman’s The Front Runner will continue its festival tour in Austin. The story of Gary Hart’s 1988 failed campaign for President will close the Austin Film Festival on November 1. The Front Runner joins several films vying for Oscar nominations including The Favourite (Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz) and Everybody Knows (Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz). (Deadline)
I, Tonya distributor Neon bought the rights to Natalie Portman’s pop star drama Von Lux. According to IndieWire, Neon plans to release the movie before the end of the year to enter the Oscars conversation. Neon has not revealed exactly when the film will be released. (IndieWire)
Do you know a Star Wars fan that would fancy Han Solo’s jacket? Or maybe you’re a Back to the Future fanatic interested in Marty McFly’s hoverboard? These items and more are up for auction at London’s Prop Store. The most expensive item available is the aforementioned jacket valued at over $1 million. (New York Times)
Click below to watch the latest clips.
- The House with a Clock in its Walls (September 21)
- The Predator (September 14)
- The Hate U Give (October 19)
- The Predator: When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe’s most lethal hunters’ return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
- A Simple Favor: A SIMPLE FAVOR, directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town.
- White Boy Rick: The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
- Lizzie: A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family.
- The Children Act: As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.