CinemaCon Briefs : IF, Smurfs, Final Destination 6, Paw Patrol, Smile 2

Bunch-o-bits from Vegas!


John Krasinski’s IF, the new family/comedy that the “Office” star will write and direct, has added Matt Damon, Jon Stewart, Emily Blunt, Maya Rudolph, Sam Rockwell, Sebastian Maniscalco, Christopher Meloni, Richard Jenkins, Awkwafina and Vince Vaughn to its voice cast, the actor and filmmaker announced at CinemaCon Vegas today. Krasinski, Ryan Reynolds, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Cailey Fleming, Louis Gossett Jr, Fiona Shaw, Alan S. Kim, Steve Carell and Bobby Moynihan were previously announced to be part of the hush-hush project, due for release on May 24, 2024. [More…]


Singer Rihanna will voice Smurfette in a new untitled Smurfs animated film for Paramount and Nickelodeon. In addition to also writing and performing original music for the film, the Bullet Train actress will also produce the Feb 14, 2025 release. “I get to show up in my PJs in my third trimester,” the mother-to-be told attendees at CinemaCon. “I hope this gives me cool points with my kids one day.” Chris Miller is directing. [More…]

Final Destination 6
The previously rumoured Final Destination 6 is officially in the works, Warner Bros. Discovery revealed at CinemaCon. Freaks directors Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein will direct a Jon Watts-penned script. [More…]

PAW Patrol : The Mighty Movie
Chris Rock will have a voice cameo in the upcoming movie, it was revealed during the Paramount presentation at CinemaCon. A new trailer for the September 29 release was also revealed. The Lethal Weapon 4 actor joins an ensemble cast that includes Taraji P. Henson, Kristen Bell, James Marsden, Serena Williams and Kim Kardashian. [More…]

Smile 2
A sequel to the hit horror film Smile is in the works, it was revealed at the Paramount Pictures panel at CinemaCon, with president and chief executive officer of Paramount Pictures Brian Robbins solidifying recent rumours that the film is in the works. [More…]

One-time Superman contender Matt Bomer joins Justice League film

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