Watch Miles Teller, Chris Hemsworth And Jurnee Smollett In First Trailer For Netflix Thriller ‘Spiderhead’

Netflix just dropped the first trailer for the comedic psychological thriller ‘Spiderhead’ starring Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett.

The film was directed by Joseph Kosinski, who is set to have a pretty hot summer with the upcoming release of his other film, Top Gun: Maverick.

Spiderhead stars Hemsworth as the visionary owner of a state-of-the-art penitentiary.

Where inmates wear a surgically attached device that administers dosages of mind-altering drugs, in exchange for commuted sentences. There are no bars, no cells or orange jumpsuits. In Spiderhead, incarcerated volunteers are free to be themselves. Until they’re not. At times, they’re a better version. Need to lighten up? There’s a drug for that. At a loss for words? There’s a drug for that, too.

Gotta be honest, I’m confused already, but we’re sure the movie will do a better job of explaining everything.

‘Deadpool’ writers Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese wrote the script based on George Saunders’ New Yorker short story, Escape from Spiderhead.

Spiderhead is set to premiere on Netflix on June 17. Check out the trailer below…

Kevin Hart And Woody Harrelson’s Action-Comedy ‘Man From Toronto’ Headed To Netflix

It looks like the action-comedy ‘Man From Toronto‘ starring Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson will not premiere in theaters after all.

It was originally supposed to be released in August via Sony Pictures, but now we have learned the studio sold the worldwide rights to the film to Netflix. The surprising transfer falls under the exclusive first-look deal Sony signed with the streaming giant last year.

The film revolves around a case of a mistaken identity after the world’s deadliest assassin, known as the ‘man from Toronto’ (Harrelson), and a stranger (played by Hart) run into each other at an Airbnb. Chaos soon follows as the assassin’s world comes crashing down on Hart.

Netflix has plans to drop the movie on their streaming platform later this year. We do not know an exact date yet.

I do believe (could be wrong though) that they were doing test screenings of this film recently, so it’s entirely possible the movie did not perform well. Sony might have gotten the impression it would flop at the box office and decided a streaming play was best.

It’s a shame, because the premise, combined with the obvious differences between Harrelson and Hart, should have created some hilarious scenes.

In any event, it’ll be dropping on Netflix now. We’ll update you when they share a firm release date.

Netflix Drops First Trailer For Action-Comedy ‘The Takedown’

Who doesn’t love a buddy cop action comedy? Netflix has a brand new one for us, dropping the first trailer for the upcoming film, The Takedown.

The movie stars Omar Sy and Laurent Lafitte as two cops with very different styles…

When the unlikely pair is reunited for a criminal investigation that takes them across France, what seemed to be a simple drug deal turns out to be a high level case wrapped in danger and unexpected comedy. Izia Higelin also stars.

The Takedown was directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Stephane Kazandjian. Apparently, Letterier and Omar Sy love working together, so when Letterier read Stephane’s screenplay, he knew exactly who to call.

I found Stéphane Kazandjian’s script extremely funny and dynamic on topical subjects that are difficult to tackle in a comedy. We wanted to position ourselves between the buddy movies of Francis Veber and the sum of American action cinema of the 80s and 90s — the film pays homage to Lethal Weapon, Bad Boys, 48 Hours but also the French film La Chèvre.

Certainly sounds like it has potential to be a great little flick. It’s expected to premiere on Netflix across the globe on May 6.

Check out the trailer below…

Jennifer Lopez’s Netflix Documentary ‘Halftime’ Set To Open Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival is expected to kick off with a bang with the upcoming Jennifer Lopez Netflix documentary, Halftime.

The movie follows Lopez as she reflects on her career as a global recording artist and movie star. It will also, of course, show her preparation for her Super Bowl halftime performance back in 2020.

The documentary is directed by Amanda Micheli and will offer an intimate peek behind the curtain following Lopez as she readies herself for her Super Bowl Halftime show, as well as her performance at the recent presidential inauguration.

The 2022 Tribeca Film Festival is expected to start on Wednesday, June 8. Micheli, the director of the movie, expressed gratitude that the festival organizers decided to kick things off with her film.

It’s an honor to be selected for the opening night of Tribeca, and so fitting to be celebrating this critical milestone in Jennifer’s life and career just miles from where she grew up! To have the opportunity to share this film on the big screen with a New York audience is a dream come true.

It’s been a huge year for Lopez. Not only does she have this documentary premiering, she also just got engaged to Ben Affleck.

Safe to say, things are very good for Lopez right now. In fact, this might be the happiest time of her life. And that’s saying a lot because she’s had a ridiculous amount of success in life.

Nancy Meyers Sets Deal With Netflix To Write/Direct New Movie!

Chances are, you’ve seen a Nancy Meyers film without even realizing it. The filmmaker has created some of the most beloved romantic comedies, including The Holiday, Something’s Gotta Give, What Women What, The Parent Trap and Father of the Bride.

She’s a legend in Hollywood, but sadly it’s been seven years since her last feature. Meyers hasn’t directed a feature film since the 2015 movie, The Intern, starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway.

Thankfully though, it looks like her vacation is about to end. She has just landed a deal to write/direct/produce a new film for Netflix. No details on the plot, but sources say it’s an ensemble comedy, which checks out for Meyers.

This deal comes after Meyers and Netflix partnered in 2020 to release Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish) That was a short film released on Netflix social channels, bringing together the cast of Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II as well as Robert De Niro, Florence Pugh and Ben Platt.

We don’t know when this movie is scheduled to enter production or when it might be released, but we’ll of course keep you posted.

With Meyers involved, and the freedom Netflix allows its creators, this should be a great film.

Netflix Is Backing Away From Planned Will Smith Feature ‘Fast and Loose’

Netflix was in development on a feature film titled ‘Fast and Loose’, which was set to star Will Smith, but now it looks like they are putting the project on ice.

Sources say the project is no longer a priority for the streaming giant, and while this likely has at least a little to do with Will Smith’s outburst at the Oscars, there’s more going on behind the scenes.

One week before Will Smith became a villain, David Leitch pulled away from the film. He was on board to direct, but for some reason decided to pivot to direct the upcoming Ryan Gosling feature, Fall Guy.

So the project had already suffered a setback, and now you add in the Will Smith drama, it makes sense that Netflix is putting it on the back burner.

The story of ‘Fast and Loose’ would follow a criminal who loses his memory after an attack. After mysteriously waking up in Tijuana, the character is forced to discover the clues of his past, leading him to learn that he has led two identities — one as a wealthy crime lord, the other as an undercover CIA agent.

I’ll be honest, doesn’t really sound like we’re missing out on much. I think Netflix can keep this one in their pockets for the time being.

Don’t feel too bad for Smith, his next film ‘Emancipation‘ is scheduled to be released sometime this year via Apple TV Plus.

Netflix Is Now Developing A ‘Spy Kids’ Reboot

Want more Spy Kids? You got it! The spy family action-adventure series is the latest franchise to be rebooted by Hollywood.

According to a new report, Netflix has closed a deal to reboot the franchise, which first premiered back in 2001. Skydance Media had actually optioned the rights originally, but for some reason, their vision didn’t work out and now Netflix is in control.

Spyglass Media owns the ‘Spy Kids’ franchise and remains on board. Robert Rodriguez, who created the original series, has returned for the upcoming reboot, which he will write and direct. Plot details have not been revealed, but the next generation of ‘Spy Kids’ will revolve around the activities of a multicultural family.

It’s not clear if the original stars of the film will play any part in this reboot, but we’ll keep you posted.

For those who don’t remember, this franchise was very popular back in the early 2000s. The original film made nearly $150 million at the box office in 2001. There were a total of three sequels. In total, the franchise has brought in over $550 million worldwide.

Fun fact, Daryl Sabara, the kid who played Juni in the franchise, is now married to Meghan Trainor. Last year, they welcomed their first baby together.

Daniel Kaluuya Is Writing/Producing Upcoming Netflix Dystopian Thriller ‘The Kitchen’

We all know Daniel Kaluuya for his incredible acting talent, but now it looks like he’s trying his hand at writing as well.

Netflix has just hopped on board the upcoming UK dystopian thriller, The Kitchen, which Kaluuya co-wrote/produced.

The pic is set in London, 2044, a future where the gap between rich and poor has been stretched to its limits. All forms of social housing have been eradicated and London’s working classes have been forced to live in temporary accommodation on the outskirts of the city. The story follows Izi, a resident of who is desperately trying to find a way out and 12-year-old, Benji, who has lost his mother and is searching for a family, as they battle to survive.

Kibwe Tavares will make his feature directorial debut on the project. He has previously directed a handful of short films, including the award-winning film ‘Jonah’ which starred Kaluuya back in 2013.

‘The Kitchen’ will star Kane Robinson and Jedaiah Bannerman. It will reportedly be filmed in London and Paris and is currently scheduled to be released on Netflix in 2023.

In the meantime, you can watch Kaluuya show off his acting skills in the upcoming Jordan Peele flick, Nope, which is set to hit theaters on July 22, 2022.

Netflix Is Turning ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’ Into A Feature Film

Well, it was just a matter of time. Taylor Jenkins Reid’s super popular novel, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, is finally getting turned into a feature film.

The book, which spent 54 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller Paperback list, follows reclusive Hollywood legend Evelyn Hugo, who selects an unknown reporter, Monique Grant, to tell her life story.

Evelyn recounts her time in the Golden Age of Hollywood, her rise to fame, and her seven marriages — revealing stunning secrets and lies. But through it all one question remains: Why has she chosen Monique for her final confession?

It’s being reported by Deadline that Liz Tigelaar will write the script. She previously adapted ‘Little Fires Everywhere‘ for television back in 2020. She’s also adapting another one of Reid’s novels, Malibu Rising, for Hulu.

This project was originally set up at Freeform as a series, with Reid attached to write the scripts, but for whatever reason that deal fell apart, and it’s now with Netflix.

At just 38-years-old, Reid is one of the most popular novelists in the world. She has a net worth of around $70 million and it’ll likely be over $100 million in just a year or two.

No word on a potential release date for this adaptation, but it’s possible it could be as early as 2023.

Kid Cudi Set To Make His Directorial Debut With Upcoming ‘Teddy’ Film

After dipping his toes in the acting world, Kid Cudi now wants even more space in the Hollywood water.

The musician just announced on his Instagram account that he’ll be directing his first feature later this year. The movie, ‘Teddy‘ is a project he’s been writing and working on since 2013.

it first started as a TV show idea years ago, but has since turned into a feature film, which Cudi will write, direct, produce and star in.

The road has been long, from it being a tv show for years to finally being a film. So it means so f**kin much to finally be able to bring it to the screen next year, and I cant wait for u all to meet Teddy, his friends, his family and take a walk in his world for a bit.

So what is this movie about? Well, he teased the premise, saying if he could sum it up in one sentence, he’d say…

It’s as if I took the song ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ [his hit 2009 track] and wrote a movie about it. I added a lot of my own personal struggles and experiences in it, so this film is very close to my heart.

Pursuit of Happiness was a super popular song. It’s unclear how he plans to make a whole damn movie out of it, but considering he’s been working on it since 2013, we’re going to trust him on this.

Cudi claims it’s a comedy, but “it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t sprinkle in some real sh*t in there.”

The movie is already backed by Netflix, so you know, it’s legit happening. Congrats to Cudi!