Siegfried and Roy biopic

We’ve got news of not one but two exciting upcoming biopics. O.J. Simpson lawyer Johnnie Cochran and magicians Siegfried & Roy are getting their own movies.

Although Courtney B. Vance most recently portrayed the late Cochran in FX’s thoroughly entertaining The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, the Cochran biopic, which will star Anthony Mackie, won’t focus on the O.J. Simpson trial. Meanwhile, Siegfried & Roy’s film will tell the pair’s life story.

Below, learn more about the Johnnie Cochran and Siegfried & Roy biopics.

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The moral of recent CIA movies like Fair Game and Red is that leaving the agency is never a good thing. That’s what Aaron Eckhart will soon learn in The Expatriate, a thriller he just signed to star in directed by Philipp Stolzl (a music video director whose last feature was the 2008 film North Face) from a script by by A.E. Amel. Eckhart plays an ex-CIA agent who leaves the spy game to rebuild a relationship with his 15-year-old daughter. He takes a job as a security expert at a corporation only to find out the whole place is a front in order to kill him. So father and daughter go on the run, putting their shaky relationship back on the rocks. Think The Professional meets Red with a little To Kill a Mockingbird sprinkled across. We’ve got more info after the jump. Read More »