10 Breaking Bits


1. Michael Shannon will reteam with his “Take Shelter” and “Mud” helmer Jeff Nichols on a contemporary science fiction chase film for Warner Bros (Deadline)

2. Omar Miller will co-star in the Dwayne Johnson HBO pilot about retired athletes (Deadline)

3. Alicia Vikander (“A Royal Affair”) is in talks to play the female lead in Guy Ritchie’s “The Man from U.N.C.L.E” opposite Tom Cruise and Armie Hammer (Deadline)

4. Pierce Brosnan, Jessica Alba and Kristin Scott Thomas will star in “How to Make Love Like An Englishman”, shooting in September. “Brosnan plays a Cambridge University professor who is forced to reexamine his hedonistic lifestyle after meeting a great gal (Thomas). Things get complicated when he impregnates her grad student stepsister (Alba).” (Deadline)

5. “21 Jump Street 2” will open June 13, 2014.

6. Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones”) will play the Prince in Kenneth Branagh’s live-action “Cinderella” movie (Deadline)

7. TNT has picked up the Sean Bean-starring series “Legends” (Deadline)

8. Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams and Evan Bird have joined the ensemble cast of David Cronenberg’s next “Map to the Stars”. (Variety)

9. Director Harald Zwart and stars Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower are returning for the next “Mortal Instruments” movie (Examiner)

10. Watch the two Spock’s battle it out in a new commercial for Audi :