Briefs : Polly Pocket, Jellystone, True Love, Deadpoint, Interview with the Vampire & much more!

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Lily Collins will star as Polly Pocket in a Lena Dunham-directed film based on on the Mattel toy line. [More…]


Danny McBride, Gemma Chan and Benedict Wong are in talks to join John David Washington in Gareth Edwards’ “True Love”. Though reported to be a sci-fi story, the plot is being kept under wraps. [More…]


“Freaky” directors Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky have signed on to direct ”Deadpoint” at Spyglass. The pic will tell of a “young woman who sets out to complete the treacherous mountain climb that claimed her father’s life. Mid-journey, she stumbles upon a murder and becomes the target of a ruthless band of criminals that want to eliminate the only witness to their crime. Alone in the unforgiving wilderness, and clinging to a sheer rock wall, her only escape is…up.” [More…]


Steve Carell looks to headline “The Rabbit Factor”, based on the Antti Tuomainen novel about an insurance mathematician who inherits an amusement park. [More…]


Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonze, Phoebe Tonkin and Tobey Maguire have joined the cast of the star-studded “Babylon” from director Damien Chazelle. [More…]


HBO Max has released a new promo for Hanna Barbera series “Jellystone”. Set in the charming town of the same name, Jellystone! follows an ensemble of Hanna-Barbera characters as they live, work, play, and (as is often the case), destroy the town in some silly way together. Huckleberry Hound proudly serves as the town’s mayor; Cindy, Boo Boo and Yogi are the town’s medical staff; Jabberjaw works at Magilla’s clothing store where they supply all the bow ties and hats to the town’s citizens; and every character has a specific role in the community. Their paths cross in fun and ridiculous ways, turning everyday activities into hilarious pandemonium. 


Jake Gyllenhaal and Vanessa Kirby have been set to lead survival thriller ”Suddenly”, based on Isabelle Autissier’s French-language novel Soudain Seuls. The story? A couple who become stranded on an island in the South Atlantic must fight for survival when their dream journey becomes a nightmare. [More…]


Dolph Lundgren and Frank Grillo will star in “Operation Seawolf”, set in the last days of WWII when Germany and chronicling the story of one of the last German U-Boats on a final mission to cruise all the way to New York City and attack the U.S. mainland. [More…]


Disney+ has released a trailer for “Turner & Hooch”, the Josh Peck-starring spin-off of the Tom Hanks movie classic, which premieres on the streamer in July.


“West Side Story” breakout Rachel Zegler is set to star as Snow White in Disney’s live-action adaptation from director Marc Webb. [More…]


Scarlett Johansson will produce, with an eye to starring in, a film based on Disney’s “Tower of Terror” attraction. [More…]


Seinfeld will star in, direct and produce ”Unfrosted”, a comedy at Netflix inspired by a joke he told on the stand-up stage about the world-shaking invention of Pop-Tarts. [More…]


Alexander Skarsgård will star in Brandon Cronenberg’s “Infinity Pool,” which will be released by Neon in the U.S. Here’s the logline : “James and Em are young, rich, in love, and on vacation. Their all-inclusive resort boasts island tours and gleaming beaches. But outside of the hotel gates waits something much more dangerous and seductive, beyond the edge of paradise.” [More…]


AMC has officially picked up Anne Rice’s “Interview with the Vampire” series. The Mark Johnson EP’d series has snagged an eight episode order with an eye toward a 2022 debut on both AMC and AMC Plus. [More…]


“Black-ish” spin-off “#blackAF” may live on as a series of a National Lampoon-style movies. [More…]

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