Posted on Monday, September 7th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
We’re enjoying an extended weekend thanks to Labor Day, so the Best Stories of the Week comes in a little later than usual this weekend. The blockbuster summer season has wrapped up, and the newsflow has slowed down considerably as a calm before the storm that is awards season, but we’ve still got some good stuff worth checking out.
This past week brought a casting shortlist for Ready Player One, news of Nickelodeon looking to revive some of their 90s Nicktoons, some big changes at Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, some power restructuring at Marvel Studios and the unfortunate passing of Wes Craven.
As far as trailers go, we’ve got a tease of the BBC TV movie The Gamechangers with Daniel Radcliffe, a new look at Goosebumps, Eddie Redmayne shooting for another Oscar in The Danish Girl, Will Smith‘s football drama Concussion and more.
Check out the Best Stories of the Week below!
#34. Vincent Cassel Leads a Cult in Partisan Trailer
The indie arrives on October 2nd.
#33. Nicholas Hoult to Play JD Salinger in Rebel in the Rye
Mad Max: Fury Road and X-Men: Days of Future Past star Nicholas Hoult is heading into biopic territory with Rebel in the Rye. The film will see Hoult playing Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger in a film that aims to chronicle the author’s life on the big screen, from his military service to his literary success and more. Read out full story for more.
#32. Black Mass Early Buzz: Johnny Depp is Back in a Big Way
Some early reviews are in for the new crime thriller Black Mass, and it sounds like Johnny Depp has delivered the amazing performance that many have been waiting for. Find out what critics have to say about Black Mass right here.
#31. Nicolas Cage Looks into a Halloween Conspiracy in Pay the Ghost Trailer
The thriller arrives in theaters and on VOD on September 25th.
#30. Netflix Renews Narcos for a Second Season
The streaming service’s drug trafficking drama series has just been given a second season order, joining the ranks of Netflix’s successful original programming such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. Read our full story for more.
#29. Idris Elba Shapes Kids into Soldiers in Beasts of No Nation Trailer
The film hits theaters and Netflix on October 16th.
#28. Did Sony Make Changes to Concussion to Avoid Clashing with the NFL?
A report has emerged citing e-mails that seem to indicate that Sony Pictures may have made some changes to their drama Concussion in order to avoid clashing with the NFL. Are they playing it too safe, or did they do what they needed to do in order to keep themselves from getting sued by the football organization? Get the details in our original post.
#27. Cary Fukunaga Explains Why His Adaptation of It Didn’t Move Forward
If you’re bummed that we won’t see Cary Fukunaga‘s adaptation of Stephen King’s It, and you want some answers as to why, the writer/director has opened up a bit about what happened. Basically, it sounds like the studio had tons of notes that Fukunaga wasn’t willing to comply with. Find out what Fukunaga had to say right here.
#26. Keanu Reeves Terrorized by Two Women in Knock Knock Trailer
The thriller arrives on October 9th.