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McQueen is directing from a script he’s co-writing with “Gone Girl” screenwriter and novelist Gillian Flynn. Emile Sherman and Iain Canning of See-Saw Films, which produced “Lion,” are producing along with McQueen. Film4 is co-financing.
“Widows” is based on the 1983 British mini-series about a caper terribly gone wrong. The story follows four armed robbers who are killed in a failed heist attempt, leaving their widows to finish the job.
Canning and Sherman teamed with McQueen on “Shame,” and also produced the best picture Oscar winner “The King’s Speech.” The movie marks McQueen’s first feature since he won the best picture Academy Award for “12 Years a Slave” in 2014.
“Get Out” has been over-performing at the box office »
- Dave McNary
Hot off the buzz surrounding Jordan Peele’s racial horror movie Get Out, Deadline reports that star Daniel Kaluuya is set to head up the latest film from 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen. Kaluuya—whose past credits include Sicario and Kick-Ass 2—will co-star in Widows, McQueen’s new movie about four women who hope to complete a bank heist originally planned by their four late husbands. Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Erivo are also set to star, while McQueen wrote the script with Gone Girl’s Gillian Flynn.
Get Out has gotten strong reviews for its mixture of racial microaggressions and macro horror, and is expected to do well at the box office this weekend. Meanwhile, Kaluuya is keeping busy, currently filming on Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther film.
- William Hughes
Image Source: Universal Pictures In October, we got introduced to a terrifying new horror movie by Jordan Peele. It's called Get Out, and the creepy trailer is enough on its own to turn you off of white suburbia for good. But there's something else. The more time we spent watching the trailer and looking forward to the film, the more we began to feel like star Daniel Kaluuya looked very, very familiar. And then, it clicked! Kaluuya actually appears in the first season of Black Mirror. He stars in the second episode, called "Fifteen Million Merits." The story tells of a futuristic dystopian society that revolves around 24-hour TV and the shallow entertainment of reality shows. In this world, civilians must cycle to power the society, earning a kind of currency known as Merits. We don't want to give too much away, but you might argue that it's a different »
- Ryan Roschke
Joe Carnahan is a busy man at the moment. He’s writing Shawn Levy’s Uncharted movie, prepping his next directorial effort Bad Boys for Life, and recently announced a remake of The Raid with Frank Grillo.
Well, we can now add another project to his slate, as Collider is reporting that Carnahan is currently scripting an X-Force adaptation for 20th Century Fox. The site states that at present, he is only contracted for the screenplay, but could potentially direct should Fox like his script.
X-Force revolves around a team of mutants who adopt a more militant approach to that of the X-Men. In the comic books, the team has had a revolving roster of members, »
- Gary Collinson
While initially considered a huge risk, despite only costing $58 million to produce, Deadpool paid off in a huge way for 20th Century Fox, becoming not only the highest grossing X-Men movie, but also the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, with a worldwide gross of $783.1 million. We reported last month that its sequel, Deadpool 2, will start production this summer, although a specific release date hasn't been set at this time. Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are coming back to write the sequel, with the writers revealing in a new interview that this follow-up will help set the table for 20th Century Fox's X-Force movie.
The studio's X-Force movie was first set up in 2013, with Kick-Ass 2 filmmaker Jeff Wadlow coming aboard to write the script, based on the comics by Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld. Just before Deadpool hit theaters, Ryan Reynolds revealed in an interview that getting »
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