Emily Blunt has already been cast in the upcoming Netflix crime-drama, Pain Hustlers, and now we are learning Chris Evans is just moments away from joining her.
Deadline is reporting that the 41-year-old actor is in final negotiations, which basically means it’s a done deal.
The movie, which is being directed by David Yates, was picked up by Netflix for a cool $50 million. It’s clear they have extreme faith in this project.
The movie centers on Liza Drake (Blunt), a high-school dropout dreaming of a better life for her and her young daughter. Liz lands a job with a failing pharmaceutical startup in a yellowing strip mall in Central Florida. Her charm, guts and drive catapult the company and her into the high life, where she soon finds herself at the center of a criminal conspiracy with deadly consequences.
The script was written by Wells Tower. Production is scheduled to begin in August, so this deal with Evans should be finalized real soon.
According to insiders, this movie is supposed to have a similar feel to American Hustle, The Big Short and The Wolf of Wall Street.
We’ll keep you posted as more casting news comes out.
When Jerry Seinfeld asks you to be in a movie, you apparently have to say yes. The 68-year-old actor/comedian has managed to put together a star-studded cast for his upcoming Netflix comedy film, Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story.
Seinfeld’s hands are all over this project. Not only is he directing, but he also co-wrote the script and will co-star in the movie.
Joining him will be Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer, Jim Gaffigan, Hugh Grant, James Marsden, Tom Lennon, Max Greenfield, Bobby Moynihan and Christian Slater.
That’s an impressive cast. The story will focus on the race between Kellogg’s and Post to unleash the Pop-Tart on the world.
Unfrosted is set in 1963 Michigan. It will watch as sworn cereal rivals Kellogg’s and Post race to create a pastry that will change the face of breakfast forever. Information on the roles to be played by Seinfeld and the newly introduced members of his ensemble has not been disclosed.
Netflix won the rights to this film in a very competitive bidding situation last year. Of course, they probably already had the upper hand, thanks in large part to Seinfeld’s relationship with them. He signed a $100 million deal with the streaming giant in 2017, which included the rights to his Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee series and two stand-up specials.
No word on when the movie is scheduled to be released, but we’ll keep you posted.
It’s been a minute since we’ve seen Ryan Gosling in a huge blockbuster, but thankfully that’s about to change.
The 41-year-old actor is set to co-star alongside Chris Evans in the upcoming Netflix action-thriller, The Gray Man. It’s the streaming giant’s biggest-budget film ever, costing a ridiculous $200 million to make.
The movie stars Gosling as Court Gentry, aka the Gray Man, a freelance assassin and former CIA operative who is hunted across the globe by Lloyd Hansen (Evans), a former cohort at the CIA. Court happens to have some dark secrets about the agency that are not supposed to see the light of day.
The project is actually based on Mark Greaney’s 10-book series, so it’s not a completely original piece of work from the Russo Bros. They co-directed and co-wrote the screenplay alongside Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
In addition to Gosling and Evans, this movie stars Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Billy Bob Thornton and Julia Butters.
The Gray Man will hit theaters on July 15, and then streaming will begin just one week later on Netflix.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.