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Rebel Wilson And Charles Melton Set To Star In Road Trip K-Pop Comedy Film

Right before the holiday weekend, a new package hit the market, and several studios are reportedly very interested.

It’s being reported that Rebel Wilson and Charles Melton have signed on to star in a road trip comedy film titled K-Pop: Lost in America.

South Korean filmmaker JK Youn is directing and was written by Jeff Kaplan & Ian Springer, with a current draft by Karen McCullah & Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith.

The story follows a K-pop group that find themselves stranded in Waco, Texas, just days before their scheduled American debut inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Left with no phones, no money and no transportation, the group must overcome their differences and a host of crazy obstacles to make it to New York City. Along the way, they learn to love Texas, and Texas learns to love them back.

It does sound like an entertaining premise that could have a lot of laughs, if done right. And hopefully it ends with the group not making it to New York City, but instead playing some concert on a ranch in Texas or something. SOME HEARTWARMING SH*T, OKAY?

Filming is expected to begin this fall, so it could be released sometime in 2023. We’re sure more casting news will be released in the future, so we’ll keep you posted.

Tim Allen Talks About Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ Film For The First Time, Says He Knew About Idea Years Ago

You probably all know about the controversy surrounding the recent Pixar film, Lightyear. The movie, which is about the “real” astronaut who inspired the Buzz Lightyear toy from the Toy Story film franchise, hit theaters last month.

Many people were excited about a new entry into the Toy Story universe, but unfortunately this story wasn’t really connected to Toy Story at all. In fact, Tim Allen (the voice of Buzz) was not in the film at all.

And for the first time, Allen is talking about the project. He spoke to Extra this week and talked about how he first heard about this idea years ago during a conversation with the studio.

We talked about this many years ago. It came up in one of the sessions. I said, ‘What a fun movie that would be.’ But the brass that did the first four movies are gone. This is a whole new team that really had nothing to do with the first movies.

And don’t get it twisted, Allen ain’t trying to be a hater. He said Lightyear was a wonderful little story, it just had nothing to do with Toy Story.

It’s a wonderful story. It just doesn’t seem to have any connection to the toy, and it’s a little…I don’t know. It just has no relationship to Buzz. It’s just no connection. I wish there was a better connection.

I think everyone wanted that, even the critics. The movie did not perform well with critics or the general audience. It was released back on June 17, and as of June 29, it had only grossed $156 million worldwide against a significant $200 million budget, not including marketing.

So yeah, this film was not a success, and it looks like Pixar should have attempted to connect this film to the Toy Story universe a little more.

Cole Sprouse And Kathryn Newton Set To Co-Star In Diablo Cody-Scripted Film ‘Lisa Frankenstein’

Diablo Cody is perhaps one of the better known screenwriters, thanks in large part to the 2007 film ‘Juno’ which actually won her an Oscar for best original screenplay.

Since then, she’s gone on to write a number of films, including Jennifer’s Body, Young Adult and Tully. And now, she’s ready for her next script to come alive.

According to multiple reports, Cole Sprouse and Kathryn Newton will star in Cody’s upcoming film, Lisa Frankenstein.

Set in 1989, the film follows an unpopular high schooler who accidentally re-animates a handsome Victorian corpse during a lightning storm and starts to rebuild him into the man of her dreams using the broken tanning bed in her garage.

Sounds entertaining enough, and perhaps a little different than Cody’s typical work, so it should be interesting.

Zelda Williams is directing the film, and it will be her feature directorial debut. The movie is described as a “bonkers” horror comedy.

Filming is expected to begin later this summer, which means the movie will likely get a release sometime in 2023, or it might go the festival route, which could push back a release.

We’ll keep you posted.

Cameron Diaz Coming Out Of Retirement To Star In Action-Comedy With Jamie Foxx

Back in 2018, Cameron Diaz shocked the world by announcing she would be taking a step back from Hollywood. She didn’t exactly come out and say, “I’ll NEVER star in another movie ever again” but she made it clear that acting was no longer on her to-do list.

But just four years later, Diaz is coming out of retirement to star in an upcoming action-comedy film with her friend Jamie Foxx.

It’s a reunion of sorts. Foxx and Diaz worked together on the 1999 film Any Given Sunday and the 2014 ‘Annie‘ remake, which just so happens to be Diaz’ last feature film role.

Foxx shared the news on his Twitter account, even sharing an audio clip from the phone call with Diaz, when the deal was made official.

The movie is already set up with Netflix, and as Foxx mentioned above, filming is expected to begin later this year, which means a release date in 2023 is likely.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but once some information is leaked, we will share it with you.

According to the reports, Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) is directing the movie. He co-wrote the script with Brendan O’Brien.

Julia Roberts And George Clooney Star In First Trailer For Rom-Com ‘Ticket to Paradise’

We told you earlier this year that Julia Roberts was making her return to the rom-com genre with the upcoming film, Ticket to Paradise.

And now, we finally have proof! Universal released the first trailer for the upcoming romantic comedy, in which Roberts co-stars alongside George Clooney.

They star as two long-divorced parents who impulsively married each other. When their daughter Lily (Kaitlyn Dever) heads on a post-graduation trip to Bali and decides to marry a local, the two fly out to Indonesia to talk her out of making the same mistake they once did.

Sounds like a fairly standard plot for a rom-com, but we’re sure Clooney and Roberts will make it special just by being freaking George Clooney and Julia Roberts.

Ol Parker directed the movie, from a script he co-wrote with Daniel Pipski. Both Roberts and Clooney will serve as producers as well, which is pretty standard when you’re as beloved as them in Hollywood.

Ticket to Paradise will hit theaters on October 21, 2022, which is a little surprising, considering Halloween time is not typically thought of as “rom-com” time inside theaters.

Watch the trailer below…

Watch Sam Rockwell And Saoirse Ronan In Official Trailer For Murder Mystery ‘See How They Run’

Searchlight Pictures has surprised fans today by dropping the first official trailer for the upcoming murder mystery film, See How They Run.

The movie, which is set in the 1950s, stars Sam Rockwell as the “world-weary” Inspector Stoppard, and Saoirse Ronan as the eager rookie Constable Stalker.

The pair team up to solve a murder most foul in London’s West End theater district during the 1950s, investigating the seedy underbelly of England’s glamorous of artists and turning over a litany of brash, creative suspects.

The ensemble cast also includes David Oyelowo, Adrien Brody, and Ruth Wilson. Tom George directed this flick, he previously directed all 19 episodes of the British sitcom, This Country.

In a statement last summer, he talked about how thrilled he was to work with this impressive cast.

[Working with] this incredible cast has been a total dream. I’m so excited to bring this thrilling, smart, funny murder mystery to audiences. Doing so with the company behind such brilliant ensemble films as ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Birdman’ and ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ has really been the perfect fit.

See How They Run will run into theaters starting September 30, 2022. Check out the trailer below…

Watch The First Official Trailer For ‘Hocus Pocus 2’

The witches are back! The troublesome trio of Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy have returned for the upcoming sequel, Hocus Pocus 2.

Disney is bringing back the beloved Sanderson sisters one more time.

It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are looking for revenge. Now it is up to three high-school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow’s Eve.

The movie will debut on Disney+ on September 30, just in time to get you ready for the Halloween season.

This sequel will co-star Sam Richardson, Doug Jones, Tony Hale and Hannah Waddingham. Hale apparently plays two characters in the movie.

And recently, he talked about how fun filming was:

Another surreal experience. That movie is a Halloween classic, and meeting Bette, and Sarah Jessica and Kathy Najimy, who was on ‘Veep’ with me… it was really fun.

Check out the trailer below…

The First Trailer For Ron Howard’s ‘Thirteen Lives’ Has Dropped, Thai Cave Rescue Drama

Amazon Prime Video has released the first trailer for the upcoming drama/thriller, Thirteen Lives, from director Ron Howard.

The film is based on the events from the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue.

In June and July 2018, the members of a junior football team were trapped for 18 days in Thailand’s Tham Luang Nang Non cave, after heavy rainfall flooded the cave system and blocked their way out. As the team – who ranged in age from 11-16 years old – and their coach remained trapped for weeks, the situation attracted global interest and an international rescue team was assembled to locate them.

This upcoming film will chronicle the events of the rescue and focus on the efforts of the divers who worked to save the team members.

Colin Farrell and Viggo Mortensen lead the cast. They’ll be starring as Rick Stanton and John Volanthen, the British cave divers who volunteered their expertise to help find the team members. Joel Edgerton and  Sahajak ‘Poo’ Boonthanakit also star.

This flick was originally set with MGM, and was set for a release date in November, but now that it’s with Amazon, it’s scheduled to have a limited run in theaters starting on July 29, before a release on Prime Video on August 5.

Check out the trailer below…

Watch The First Trailer For ‘The Most Dangerous Game’ Starring Bruce Dern And Tom Berenger

Back in 1932, a little film titled ‘The Most Dangerous Game‘ was released. It was an adaptation of the 1924 short story of the same name by Richard Connell. The plot centering around a big game hunter who deliberately strands a group of luxury yacht passengers on a remote island, so he can hunt them for sport.

Sounds interesting, yeah? Well, the classic film was just remade by director/writer Justin Lee, who has directed a plethora of action/thriller flicks.

This remake stars Bruce Dern, Tom Berenger, Chris “CT” Tamburello and Judd Nelson.

The original ‘man hunting man’ story gets a twist as father and son are washed ashore after their steamership explodes. The men find refuge on a mysterious island where their nefarious host, Baron Von Wolf, reveals to them that the island is his game preserve where human beings serve as the ultimate hunt.

This film was shot in the Pacific Northwest and is expected to have an initial release inside select theaters on August 5, 2022.

Check out the trailer below…

‘Elvis’ Has JUST ENOUGH To Beat ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ At The Box Office

We told you last week that ‘Elvis’ would be battling ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ at the box office, which is not exactly a battle people expected a month ago. After all, the ‘Top Gun’ sequel entered theaters a month ago. It should be on its way out, but the flick has had incredible staying power.

And this past weekend, it came super close to beating Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’ biopic.

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ brought in $29.6 million in its fifth weekend inside theaters. Meanwhile, Elvis managed to grab $31.1 million in its box office debut.

Although ‘Elvis’ ultimately took the box office crown, both films were able to post a strong result. For ‘Elvis,’ a $31 million debut is promising for an adult-skewing drama since its core demographic does not traditionally rush out to see a movie on opening weekend.

But still, the studio spent $85 million on this film (not including marketing) so they’ll need to continue to perform well at the box office for weeks to come.

Meanwhile, Top Gun: Maverick has made $520 million at the domestic box office, but perhaps more importantly, it crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide. That’s a huge achievement, typically reserved for superhero flicks.

By the way, the Ethan Hawke horror flick ‘The Black Phone‘ also had a decent opening this past weekend, bringing in $23.3 million.

Safe to say, theater owners have been happy the past month or two. Hopefully the trend continues.