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Briefs : Halo, Dungeons & Dragons, Top Gun : Maverick, He-Man and more!

A bumper edition of briefs today.

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Jason Momoa has joined the cast of the tenth and final “Fast & Furious” movie. The “Aquaman” star has reportedly been cast as a villain. [More…]

 

Kyle Allen will play He-Man in the long-gestating “He Man and the Masters of the Universe” live-action movie. The Nee Brothers will direct the film which will be produced and distributed by Netflix. [More…]

 

Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”) will reprise her role as Carol aka Mrs Claus in the Tim Allen-starring “Santa Clause” series at Disney+. [More…]

 

Kevin Costner will star in, direct, produce and finance a new western titled “Distant Horizon”. The project, which films in Utah in August, chronicles a multi-faceted, 15-year span of pre-and post-Civil War expansion and settlement of the American west [More…]

 

Grant Gustin has signed a new one-year deal with Warner Bros Television that will see him return for a ninth – and possibly final – season of The CW’s “The Flash”. [More...]

 

The Paul Whittington-directed Keith Moon biopic “The Real Me” is set to film in the UK this June. [More…]

 

Christian Slater (“Broken Arrow”, “Heathers”) joins John Cena, Alison Brie and Juan Pablo Raba in director Pierre Morel’s action-comedy “Freelance”, shooting new in Colombia. [More…]

 

Eric Bana and Kiernan Shipka are to star in Jordan Scott’s Berlin-set thriller “Berlin Nobody”. Ridley Scott is a producer on the film, the story of an American social psychologist Ben Monroe (Bana) who investigates a local cult connected to a disturbing event, while his daughter (Shipka) becomes embroiled with a mysterious local boy. [More…]

 

Adam Brody, Maxim Jasper Swinton and Meara Mahoney Gross have joined the FX limited series “Fleishman Is in Trouble” starring Jesse Eisenberg, Claire Danes and Lizzy Caplan. [More…]

 

Laura Dern, Benedict Cumberbatch and Noah Jupe will star in “Snowtown” director Justin Kurzel’s sci-fi feature “Morning” for SunnyMarch. [More…]

 

While “Dominion” will wrap the current “Jurassic World” trilogy, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the last “Jurassic” movie, says producer Frank Marshall. [More…]

 

“Hocus Pocus 2” director Adam Shankman has revealed that the highly-anticipated sequel will premiere on Disney+ at Halloween. [More…]

 

Paramount+ has revealed the cast for it’s “Grease” prequel, “Grease : Rise of the Pink Ladies” : Marisa Davila is Jane, Cheyenne Isabel Wells is Olivia, Ari Notartomaso is Cynthia, Tricia Fukuhara is Nancy, Shanel Bailey is Hazel, Madison Thompson is Susan, Johnathan Nieves is Richie, Jason Schmidt is Buddy, Maxwell Whittington-Cooper is Wally and Jackie Hoffman is Asst. Principal McGee.

 

Saorise Ronan (“Little Women”) will star in “The Unforgivable” for director Nora Fingscheidt. Ronan will play Rona, a woman fresh out of rehab who, after more than a decade away, returns to Scotland’s wild Orkney Islands and to the sheep farm of her childhood, in the adaptation of Amy Liptrot’s best-selling memoir of the same name. Fingscheidt and Liptrot have adapted the book for the screen.[More…]

 

Rawson Marshall Thurber (“Red Notice”) will write and direct the pilot for a new live-action “Dungeon & Dragons” series for eOne. [More…]

 

Ryan Phillippe, Kat Graham and Jim Gaffigan will star in director Mukunda Michael Dewil’s “Collide”.An indie noir thriller it follows an ensemble of characters whose paths intersect over the course of a single evening inside an L.A. restaurant. [More…]

 

Focus Features and Gold Circle Entertainment have announced  Bobby Farrelly’s latest film CHAMPIONS. The film is directed by Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Mary, The Three Stooges), written by Mark Rizzo, and produced by Paul Brooks, Scott Niemeyer and Jeremy Plager, and executive produced by Woody Harrelson, Brad Kessell, Alexander Jooss, Luis Manso, Alvaro Longoria and Javier Fesser.  Production recently wrapped production. 

The film is centered around a stubborn and hotheaded minor league basketball coach who is sentenced to community service and forced to coach a Special Olympics team. The cast is led by Academy Award® nominated and Emmy Award winner Woody Harrelson (True Detective, Zombieland), Emmy Award nominated Kaitlin Olson (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Hacks), Grammy nominated Cheech Marin (Born in East L.A, From Dusk Til Dawn), Matt Cook (Man With a Plan, The Comeback), and is rounded out by a cast of more than 10 actors with intellectual disabilities who authentically tell the story, including Madison Tevlin, Joshua Felder, Kevin Iannucci, Ashton Gunning, Matthew Von Der Ahe, Tom Sinclair, James Day Keith, Alex Hintz, Casey Metcalfe, Bradley Edens, and Champ Pederson”.  

 

Tom Cruise premiered some “Top Gun : Maverick” footage during the AFC Championship football match over the weekend.

 

Paramount+ has premiered a full trailer for the new 10-episode series “Halo”, premiering in March.

 

The trailer for a blues-centric new doc titled “Blues on Beale“, releasing Feb 10, has been released by Epoch Studios.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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