Casting : Yeoh, Damon & Affleck, Witherspoon, Craig

Some exciting announcements today!

Likely Oscar nominee Michelle Yeoh will star in the movie take on Wicked. The Star Trek alum will play Madame Morrible, the headmistress of Crage Hall at Shiz University, in Jon Chu’s two-part feature adaptation of the Broadway musical. The Universal Pictures releases are due 2024 and 2025, respectively. [More…]

Good Will Hunting co-star Matt Damon and Casey Affleck will reunite for director Doug Limanā€™s The Instigators for Apple Original Films. Based on a script by Chuck Maclean, the drama also marks a reunion between Damon and Liman, who collaborated on The Bourne Identity. [More…]

Reese Witherspoon will be back as Tracy Flick in a sequel to Alexander Payne’s cult comedy classic Election. Paramount Pictures will release Tracy Flick Can’t Win direct to their Paramount+ service. The Payne adapted sequel is based on a book of the same name centering on a grown-up Flick. [More…]

Daniel Craig will headline the film adaptation of William S. Burroughs novel Queer, which Bones & All helmer Luca Guadagnino is set to direct. The former 007 will play “Lee, who recounts his life in Mexico City among American expatriate college students and bar owners surviving on part-time jobs and GI Bill benefits. Lee is self-conscious, insecure and driven to pursue a young man named Allerton, who is based on Adelbert Lewis Marker (1930-1998), a recently discharged American Navy serviceman from Jacksonville, FL, who befriended Burroughs in Mexico City.” [More…]

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Another director change on Bee Gees biopic