BULLETIN: Emily Blunt in the new director’s movie “Fantastic Beasts”

Before the start of the Cannes film fair, producers and makers flood us with information about new projects. A brief overview of the most interesting can be found below.

EMILY BLUNT INTO THE BRIGHT WORLD OF PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES

Emily Blunt moves from “A Quiet Place” to the world of pharmaceutical companies. He will star in “Pain Hustlers”. The director of the “Fantastic Beasts” series, David Yates, will be behind the camera. The main character of the film is a woman who has not graduated from high school. Starts working at a failing pharmaceutical startup in Florida malls. Thanks to her, the company is quickly on track. And this will put her at the center of a criminal intrigue that could have fatal consequences for her. Shooting starts in August. [za: The Hollywood Reporter]

EMILE HIRSCH IS THE STAR OF THE MOVIE ON “CANCEL CULTURE”

Emile Hirsch will star and be one of the executive producers of the independent drama “My Time’s Up”. The film is directed by Michael A. MacRae, based on his own script. The film’s protagonist becomes a comedian who is canceled after a controversial stand-up performance. He returns to his hometown, where he will accompany young, ‘awakened’ comedians. [za: Deadline]

PATRICK SCHWARZENEGGER IN THE “THE BOYS” SERIES SPIN-OFF

Patrick Schwarzenegger will play the Golden Boy in the new series set in the world of “The Boys”. Commissions were also given to Sean Patrick Thomas as Polarity and Marco Pigossi as Dr Cardosa. The self-titled series takes place at Vought International’s youth university. There, future heroes compete for Vought’s attention and the most attractive contracts. [za: Deadline]

RALPH FIENNES, STANLEY TUCCI, JOHN LITHGOW CHOOSE THE POPE

Ralph Fiennes, John Lithgow, Stanley Tucci and Isabella Rossellini star in the thriller Conclave. Swiss Edward Berger (“Everyone I Love”) will be behind the camera. The film will be a screening of a novel by Robert Harris, published in Poland under the title “Conclave”. Pope who promoted the idea of ​​a poor church and was hated by the Curia dies in the Vatican. The mission of holding the conclave is for Cardinal Lomeli, the Dean of the College of Cardinals after a crisis of faith. One hundred and seventeen cardinals are eligible to participate in the election, but just before the vote begins, another, unknown Cardinal Benitez from the Philippines appears at the home of Saint Martha, who secretly holds the late Pope to this dignity from Vatican officials exalted. † [za: The Hollywood Reporter]

ROBIN WRIGHT WITH TOM HANKS AND THE CREATORS OF “FORRESTA GUMPA”

Robin Wright will rejoin the Forrest Gump team. She joined the cast of Here, starring Tom Hanks, director Robert Zemeckis and screenwriter Eric Roth. The film is an adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name. “Here” is an experimental story, the main character of which is a corner of a room in a modern house. Author Richard McGuire travels back in time to show the same location, from over 3 million years ago to 22,175. [za: Deadline]

SUSAN SARANDON DRUHNĄ AT BETTE MIDLER’S WEDDING

Susan Sarandon, Bette Midler and Megan Mullally will star in the comedy “The Fabulous Four”. Behind the camera is Jocelyn Moorhouse (“The Designer”). The film tells the story of two women who became bridesmaids at their college friend’s unexpected wedding. When they meet years later, their friendship will shine again. [za: Deadline]

GARRETT HEDLUND IN THE MAFI SERIES WITH SYLVESTER STALLONE

Garrett Hedlund has joined the cast of the Paramount+ series “Tulsa King” starring Sylvester Stallone. The series will be the story of Dwight “General” Manfredi – a New York mob capo who is released from prison after 25 years. As good morning, the hero is given a humiliating task by the boss: he must move to provincial Tulsa to look after the interests of the family there. The mobster – realizing that the bosses don’t care about his well-being – starts acting on his own. With the help of unexpected allies, he builds a new criminal empire. [za: Variety]

STRONG PULITZER Awarded ADAPTATION CAST AND LOTS OF ART

Sarah Paulson, Anthony Mackie, Martin Freeman, Uzo Aduba have joined the cast of “Clybourne Park”. Nick Robinson and Hillary Baack were previously engaged. The film is directed by Pam MacKinnon. The adaptation of the award-winning play tells the story of the residents of the Chicago neighborhood of the same name who organize a meeting to discuss a topic important to the entire community. The initially civilized discussion eventually turns into an open battle of words. The action takes place on two timelines: in 1959 and 2009. [za: Deadline]

BEN WHISHAW IN THE RUSSIAN KIRILLA SIERRIEBRIENNIKOWA’S ENGLISH DEBOT

Ben Whishaw will star in the movie “Limonov, The Ballad of Eddie”. The picture will be the English-language debut of Russian director Kiriłło Serebriennikov. Eduard Limonov will be the main character of the film. He was born in 1943 as the son of an officer. In his youth, he was arrested many times for robberies and theft. In Brezhnev’s time, he was an avant-garde idol in the USSR. When he immigrated to New York, he worked as a butler for a millionaire. In France he made a career as a writer. After the fall of communism in the USSR, he returned to Russia. He founded the National Bolshevik Party. In 2001, after the article was published, he was accused (and subsequently convicted) of terrorist activities, organizing an illegal armed group and trying to start a revolution in Kazakhstan. [za: Variety]

VANESSA HUDGENS WILL DRIVE THE WHEEL OF A TRUCK

Vanessa Hudgens will star and be one of the producers of “Big Rig”. It was written by Ryan Binaco and directed by To the Stars author Martha Stephens. It will be the story of a woman from a small town who, together with her husband, will do everything they can to give three children a dignified life. The woman decides to learn how to drive a TIR and starts working by traveling across the United States in a truck. He discovers freedom, makes new friends. Over time, however, she realizes that it is becoming increasingly difficult for her to return home… [za: The Hollywood Reporter]

RICHARD LINKLATER WILL RECORD A MOVIE ABOUT A POLICE WORKING AS A HITMAN

Richard Linklater will be behind “Hitman”‘s camera. The star and co-writer of the script is Glen Powell. Adria Arjona is also in the cast. The plot is inspired by the true story of a Houston police officer who was a sought-after hitman as an undercover cop. One day, he will break protocol to help a desperate woman escape a brutal boyfriend. [za: Variety]

DAVID DUCHOVNY WILL REGISTER A MOVIE ACCORDING TO HIS OWN STORY

David Duchovny becomes the director, writer and star of Bucky F*cking Dent, an adaptation of his own novel set in New York in 1978. Thirty-year-old Ted returns to his father (Duchovny) when he learns of Marty’s health seems to be declining. depend on how his beloved Red Sox team is doing. Each defeat equals another drop in health. Ted, with the help of his neighbors, decides to create an illusion for Martha that the Red Soksi are winning, hoping the cheers will cheer him up and make him feel better. [za: Variety]

STEPHEN ROOT AND TIM BLAKE NELSON IN DIRECTOR’S NEW MOVIE “PICNIC WITH BEARS”

Stephen Root and Tim Blake Nelson have joined the all-star cast of “Thelma,” which will be filmed by Ken Kwapis. The film tells the true story of the mother of John Kennedy Toole (Lewis Pullman), Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Fools’ Conspiracy. Toole committed suicide before finding a publisher for his work. His mother Thelma (Kathy Bates) swore to herself that the novel would be published. She eventually managed to hand the manuscript over to writer Walker Percy (John Malkovich), who helped fund the printing. The book hit the shelves in 1980, eleven years after Toole’s death, and then became a recognized classic. [za: Deadline]

LUC BESSON RECORDED A MOVIE IN A SECRET

Luc Besson spent his covid lockdown working on a secret movie we’re just now learning about. The plot is kept secret. The project is called “June and John” and was realized with a young, unknown cast. Besson made the film with his own money. [za: The Hollywood Reporter]

“BORATA” DIRECTOR WAS 10 YEARS WORKING ON A SERIES THAT WILL SHOW THE PEACOCK PLATFORM

The Peacock platform has taken over the series that Jason Woliner has been secretly preparing for 10 years. This comedy is said to be a groundbreaking project, quite unlike anything else done to date. It should combine facts with inventions to tell a great, completely crazy story. [za: The Hollywood Reporter]

THE YOUNG STARS OF “GUY BOYS” AND “C’MON C’MON” WILL TRY TO SURVIVE IN THE WILDLIFE OF ALASCAN

Jacob Tremblay and Woody Norman will star in the survival drama “The Skeleton Tree”. Behind the camera, Paul Barry will make his full-length debut. The film is an adaptation of Iain Lawrence’s novel of the same name. In a sailing accident, two boys are shipwrecked on the dangerous coast of Alaska. They are different like fire and water. They must learn to work together and to rely on themselves if they are to survive in difficult circumstances. [za: The Hollywood Reporter]

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