Freeze frame; Little Women; Ed Skrein; Oliver Stone; James McAvoy; 6 Underground

Laura Dern is in negotiations to join Greta Gerwig’s Little Women. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Big Little Lies star will share screen space with Meryl Streep and Emma Stone in the big screen adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott classic. The film also reunites Gerwig with her debut directorial Lady Bird stars — Saoirse Ronan and Timothee Chalamet. Florence Pugh and James Norton are also part of the cast. The story follows sisters Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg and their mother in Civil War-era Massachusetts as they navigate first love and their first holiday without their father, a travelling minister. Among many takes on celluloid, Alcott’s book was last adapted into a feature in 1994, which starred Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst and Christian Bale. 

  • Published 20.08.18
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Laura Dern is in negotiations to join Greta Gerwig’s Little Women. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Big Little Lies star will share screen space with Meryl Streep and Emma Stone in the big screen adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott classic. The film also reunites Gerwig with her debut directorial Lady Bird stars — Saoirse Ronan and Timothee Chalamet. Florence Pugh and James Norton are also part of the cast. The story follows sisters Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg and their mother in Civil War-era Massachusetts as they navigate first love and their first holiday without their father, a travelling minister. Among many takes on celluloid, Alcott’s book was last adapted into a feature in 1994, which starred Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst and Christian Bale. 

Actor Ed Skrein has come aboard the cast of World War II drama Midway. The film, to be directed by Roland Emmerich, is about the Battle of Midway and follows the soldiers and aviators who helped turn the tide of the war in June 1942. Skrein, 45, best known for the Deadpool and The Transporter Refueled, joins Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore, Luke Evans and Patrick Wilson in the project, reported Variety. 

Oliver Stone is set to work with frequent collaborator Benicio Del Toro in White Lies. The actor-director duo will reunite after 2016’s Snowden. They have also previously worked in Savages. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the New York-set drama will film on location in spring next year. Del Toro plays Jack, a child of divorce who is now repeating his parents’ mistakes in his own marriage and with his troubled son. He embarks on a lust-filled journey to free himself only to end up being more lost. Stone will direct from his own script. 

James McAvoy has been injured while he was shooting for the sequel of hit horror blockbuster It. McAvoy, who will play adult Bill Denbrough in the follow-up, revealed he had suffered a “slight double thigh strain”. “In the wake of underwhelming public concern but a couple of weirdly concerned internet celeb sites I’d like to let you all know that I’m doing just fine,” McAvoy wrote on Instagram while sharing a photo which shows him on a chair using “Compresse Froide”. “Slight double thigh strain, caught it early. No worries. Pennywise look out,” he added. The second movie of the two-part film adaptation also features Jessica Chastain, Jay Ryan, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone, and Andy Bean as the adult versions of The Losers Club. Bill Skarsgard will reprise his role as Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the Andy Muschietti-directed film. 

Inglorious Basterds star Melanie Laurent has joined the cast of Ryan Reynolds-starrer, 6 Underground, reported Variety. The plot for the film revolves around six billionaires who fake their own deaths and form an elite team to take down bad 
guys. Apart from Laurent, Payman Maad has also joined the cast. 

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