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The Eternals, Avatar Sequels, A Quiet Place 2, and more Film Casting News

The Eternals, Avatar Sequels, A Quiet Place 2, and more movies have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States and abroad. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.

False Positive

Ilana Glazer, Pierce Brosnan, Justin Theroux, Zainab Jah, Gretchen Mol, Sophia Bush, and Josh Hamilton have been cast in unspecified roles.

Glazer and John Lee wrote the screenplay for John Lee-directed the horror film.

Avatar 2-3

Brendan Cowell has been cast as Mick Scoresby, captain of a private sector large-scale marine hunting vessel on Pandora.

This actress joins already cast: Edie Falco, Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Joel David Moore, Dileep Rao, Stephen Lang, Matt Gerald, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Oona Chaplin, Stephen Lang, and Jack Champion.

Avatar 2 will be released in U.S. theaters through 20th Century Fox on December 18, 2020. Avatar 3 will be released in U.S. theaters through 20th Century Fox on December 17, 2021. “Filming will then begin on Avatar 4 and Avatar 5, which will be released on December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025, with Cameron’s caveat that they won’t make 4 and 5 if 2 and 3 aren’t successful.”

Hustlers

Madeline Brewer have been cast as Dawn, “an exotic dancer who is part of the crew of savvy former strip club employees.”

Frank Whaley has been cast in unspecified role.

This actress and actor join already cast: Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Cardi B, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Mercedes Ruehl, Trace Lysette, and Mette Towley.

Hustlers‘ plot synopsis: the film “follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.”

Lorene Scafaria wrote the screenplay and is directing the film.

Free Guy

Taika Waititi and Utkarsh Ambudkar have been cast in unspecified roles.

These actors join already cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Kerry, and Lil Rel.

Free Guy‘s plot synopsis: the film is about “a bank teller who discovers that he’s actually a player inside a video game.”

Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn wrote the screenplay for the Shawn Levy-directed film.

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

Rosario Dawson has been cast as Becky. She previously played this role in Clerks II.

Joey Lauren Adams has been cast as Alyssa Jones. She previously played this role in Chasing Amy.

These actresses join already cast Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes.

Kevin Smith wrote the screenplay for the film and he will be directing it.

The Eternals

Angelina Jolie is in negotiations to star in an unspecified role in The Eternals. It is speculated that she will be playing the role of Sersi. Sersi is “Sersi is a member of the seemingly immortal Eternals who made a life for herself in New York City. During the early ’90s, Sersi joined the Avengers and remained with the team for four years.”

Matthew Firpo and Ryan Firpo wrote the screenplay for the Chloe Zhao-directed film.

Macbeth

Denzel Washington has been cast as Macbeth.

Frances McDormand has been cast as Lady Macbeth, the wife of Macbeth.

Joel Coen wrote the screenplay for the film and will be directing the film.

Macbeth‘s plot synopsis: “A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself.”

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley Biopic

Tom Hanks is in negotiations to play Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley’s manager. “Parker discovered Presley when he was just an unknown and quickly moved in as his lone representation.”

Baz Luhrmann will write write and direct the film.

1917

Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Richard Madden, and Mark Strong have been cast in unspecified roles.

These actors join already cast: Andrew Scott, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Jamie Parker, Nabhaan Rizwan, Claire Duburcq, George MacKay, and Dean-Charles Chapman.

1917‘s plot synopsis: “the film that focuses on a single day in the life of two British soldiers at the peak of WWI.”

Krysty Wilson-Cairns wrote the screenplay for the Sam Mendes-directed film.

The Water Man

David Oyelowo has been selected as the director of this film. This will be the actor’s first time directing.

Oyelowo has also been cast as the patriarch of the main family in the film.

This film stars: David Oyelowo, Rosario Dawson, Lonnie Chavis, Amiah Miller, Alfred Molina, and Maria Bello.

The Water Man‘s plot synopsis: “the film will focus on a young boy (Chavis) who attempts to save his mother (Dawson) from terminal cancel by way of “the town’s boogeyman,” the titular Water Man, who has apparently conquered death.”

Emma Needell wrote the screenplay for the film.

Space Jam 2

Sonequa Martin-Green is in negotiations to star in Space Jam 2 as LeBron James‘ wife.

Terence Nance is directing the film.

Space Jam 2 will be released in U.S. theaters through Warner Bros. on July 16, 2021.

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Tom Hopper has been cast as Magnusson, a bodyguard.

This actor joins already cast: Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas, Frank Grillo, Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Salma Hayek.

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard‘s plot synopsis: “The sequel follows bodyguard Michael Bryce as he was enlisted by Jackson and Hayek’s characters to join them on a mission along the Amalfi Coast.”

Tom O’Connor wrote the screenplay for the Patrick Hughes-directed film.

The Line

Alex Wolff has been cast in an unspecified role.

This actor joins already cast: John Malkovich, Scoot McNairy, Jessica Barden, and Lewis Pullman.

The Line‘s plot synopsis: the film “a coming-of-age thriller at a university that encapsulates both the wild excitement of being young, and the dangers of living without fear of consequences.”

Ethan Berger and Alex Russek wrote the screenplay for the Ethan Berger-directed film.

Castle in the Ground

Neve Campbell, Tom Cullen, and Keir Gilchrist have been cast in unspecified roles.

This actress and actors join already cast Alex Wolff and Imogen Poots.

Castle in the Ground‘s plot synopsis: “The movie centers on a teenager who, while dealing with the untimely death of his mother, befriends his charismatic but troubled next-door neighbor. Soon, he becomes embroiled in a world of addiction and violence, which comes just as an opioid epidemic takes hold of their small town.”

Joey Klein wrote and will direct the film.

Methuselah

Michael B. Jordan has been cast as Methuselah, a Biblical figure who is referenced as having lived for over 900 years. This incarnation of Methuselah “would be centuries old in spite of looking relatively young. He would be a highly-skilled survivor who also possesses impressive intelligence as a result of his long life allowing him to accumulate more knowledge than the average human.”

Bill & Ted Face the Music

William Sadler has been cast in the film. He will reprise his role as Death from Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.

He joins already cast Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter.

Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon wrote the screenplay for the Dean Parisot-directed film.

Bill & Ted Face the Music will be released in U.S. theaters through Orion Pictures on August 21, 2020.

The Hunt

Betty Gilpin has been cast in an unspecified role.

This actress joins already cast: Ike Barinholtz, Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, and Glenn Howerton.

The Hunt‘s plot synopsis: (Note – this is scuttlebutt at this point), the film will “explore the escalating aggressiveness between the political right and left in modern-day America.”

Damon Lindelof wrote the screenplay to the Craig Zobel-directed film.

The Hunt will be released in U.S. theaters through Universal Pictures on October 18, 2019.

A Quiet Place 2

Cillian Murphy is in talks to star in A Quiet Place 2.

If cast, this actor will join already cast: Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe.

John Krasinski is directing the film.

A Quiet Place 2 will be released in U.S. theaters through Paramount Pictures on May 15, 2020.

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