News Briefs : January 30, 2014

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“Great Gatsby” co-stars Leonardo Di Caprio and Tobey Maguire will reunite on a new haunted house movie. “Home” will star Maguire, and be produced by Di Caprio’s company, and will be directed Dennis Iliadis. Patricia Clarkson is in talks to co-star. Maguire plays a man who suspects the mansion he inherited from his parents is haunted.(Variety)

Felicity Jones is in talks to star in producer Shawn Levy’s revisionist “Romeo & Juliet” for Universal (The Hollywood Reporter).

January Jones (“Mad Men”) has joined Ethan Hawke on Andrew ‘Gattaca’ Niccol’s “Good Kill”. Based on a script by Niccol, the movie stars Hawke as “a fighter pilot-turned-drone operator, Zoe Kravitz (Divergent) and Jake Abel (The Host) play members of his flight crew, and Bruce Greenwood plays his superior officer. The tension comes from the stress of battling the enemy by drone. He fights the Taliban by remote control for 12 hours a day, then goes home to the suburbs and feuds with his wife and kids for the other 12. He starts to question his mission, asking himself if he is creating more terrorists than he is killing in a war seemingly without end.” (Deadline)

Daniel Craig is circling “The Whole Truth”, an indie courtroom drama that is being shopped at the European Film Market in Berlin (The Hollywood Reporter)

Richard Gere will star in the Oren Moverman-directed “Time Out of Mind”, “about a New Yorker who enters a shelter when he runs out of housing options, then struggles to put the pieces of his life back together and fix a troubled relationship with his estranged daughter.” (Deadline)

Four new images from “X-Men : Days of Future Past” are online.

The Superbowl spot for “Noah” has been released :

Anthony Anderson and Peyton List have joined indie thriller “Supreme Ruler”, also starring Ron Livingston, Natalie Zea, Vincent D’Onofrio, Marcia Gay Harden and Brian Geraghty. ”The story follows a small-town man (Livingston) who dreams of becoming “Supreme Ruler” of his local Buffalo Lodge, but is challenged by a hard-drinking womanizer (D’Onofrio). The two adversaries are forced to travel to the Buffalo National Convention in Chicago in order to win the support of the organization’s national leaders.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

CW’s “iZombie”, the “Supernatural” spin-off, and “The Flash” have all been picked up, while Fox has renewed “Bones” for a 10th season. (The Hollywood Reporter).

Goran Visnjic (“E.R”) and Michael O’Neill (“Dallas Buyers Club”) have joined the Steven Spielberg-produced series “Extant”, starring Halle Berry (The Hollywood Reporter).

Tea Leoni is playing the secretary of state in the Morgan Freeman-produced series “Madam Secretary” at CBS (The Hollywood Reporter).