Briefs : Zellweger, Bautista, Trek, Season of Passage, Machine, Jackman, Tremblay & more!

A round-up of what’s happening in the biz since we last spoke!

Eros STX Global Corp. has picked up the Dave Bautista-starring sci-fi adventure pic “Universe’s Most Wanted”, from director Brad Peyton, for the U.S., the UK and India. [More...]

 

Renee Zellweger will star in Golf comedy “The Back Nine”, playing a former golfer who set her clubs aside to make way for her husband’s pro career and to raise her son, only to decide to turn pro during the “back nine” of her life after her marriage goes into free fall. [More...]

 

A guest star working on “Star Trek : Strange New Worlds” has tested positive for Covid-19, resulting in the crew members now having to quarantine. Production has reportedly not been impacted. [More…]

 

The Tiffany Haddish and Billy Crystal dramedy “Here Today” has been acquired by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions’ Stage 6 Films and will open in theaters on May 7. [More…]

 

Tom Cruise opted to delay “Top Gun : Maverick” because he intends on doing a global tour for the film, something that isn’t possible at this stage. [More…]

 

Young actor Jacob Tremblay (“Good Boys”, “Wonder”) will join Peter Dinklage in Legendary’s reboot of the classic Troma film “The Toxic Avenger”. [More…]

 

Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern will star in Florian Zeller’s “The Son”, a feature adaptation of Zeller’s stage play of the same name. Pic “focuses on Peter (Jackman) as his busy life with new partner Emma and their baby is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate (Dern) turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas. The young man is is troubled, distant and angry, playing truant from school for months. Peter strives to be a better father, searching to help his son with those intimate and instinctive moments of family happiness. But the weight of Nicholas’ condition sets the family on a dangerous course.” [More...]

 

Mike Flanagan will direct, produce and co-write a feature adaptation of the 1993 Christopher Pike novel “The Season of Passage” for Universal. It “centers around celebrity Dr. Lauren Wagner who was involved in a manned expedition to Mars. The whole world admired and respected her. But Lauren knew fear. Inside―voices entreating her to love them. Outside―the mystery of the missing group that had gone before her. The dead group. But were they simply dead? Or something else?” [More...]

 

Peter Atencio will direct Bert Kreischer and Mark Hamill in “The Machine”. Based on Kreischer’s hit viral story, it sees Bert’s drunken past catch up with him 20 years down the road when he and his father are kidnapped by those Bert wronged 20 years ago while drunk on a college semester abroad in Russia. [More…]

 

Susan Johnson will direct JoJo Siwa in Paramount Players’ “Bounce”. The pic tells the story ”of a teenage girl who wishes she could trade her family for a new one on Christmas Eve. Her wish is granted and she finds herself “bouncing” into the lives of other girls and living Christmas Day on repeat — learning the value of family, finding your voice and the power of love.” [More…]

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