After playing the “designated survivor” on the ABC (and subsequently Netflix) series of the same name, Kiefer Sutherland is heading back into spy territory for his next show.
Sutherland, who memorably spent nine seasons violently interrogating people and attempting to foil terrorist plots as CTU agent Jack Bauer on the Fox staple 24, is set to star in this untitled drama on the newly rebranded Paramount+ streaming service. John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, the duo behind movies like Crazy Stupid Love and the Will Smith/Margot Robbie con artist film Focus, will executive produce and direct this series. Get more details below.
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Fede Alvarez, the filmmaker behind Don’t Breathe and the remake of Evil Dead, has a new thriller in the works. He’ll tackle 16 States, a zombie pandemic thriller (timely!) which was written by the guys behind Crazy Stupid Love and Bad Santa. Lionsgate just secured the rights to the script after a bidding war. Get the details below. Read More »
I always love it when actors test their limits and push themselves to try things they’ve never done before. That’s why I’m thrilled that Samuel L. Jackson will be playing – get this – a retired hitman in a new untitled movie from the directors of Focus. Jackson as a hitman? What a concept! Read More »
The Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix has everyone talking, but don’t forget: there’s another Joker movie in the works. This film would be set within the current DC Extended Universe as we know it and feature Jared Leto‘s Joker and Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn. While this Joker/Harley movie hasn’t begun production yet, we now have an idea of what the film is about, thanks to writers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. The screenwriting duo dropped some info about the prospective film, claiming it’s going to (somehow) play out like Bad Santa meets This Is Us. Read More »
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s surprising news that Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment were developing an origin movie for The Joker that would be directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover) and produced by Martin Scorsese, yet another project featuring The Clown Prince of Crime has been revealed, and this time he’s bringing his Clown Princess with him.
A new report says Warner Bros. has tapped Crazy Stupid Love filmmaking duo Glenn Ficarra & John Requa to direct and write a film focusing on the criminally insane romance between The Joker and Harley Quinn. Unlike yesterday’s Joker origin movie, this one will take place within the DC Extended Universe, as it will star Jared Leto and Margot Robbie reprising their Suicide Squad roles as The Joker and Harley Quinn respectively. Read More »
John Requa and Glenn Ficarra may tell the story of WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. The directors of Crazy, Stupid, Love. and Whisky Tango Foxtrot are currently in talks to direct Pandemonium, a biopic that now has McMahon’s blessing. It’s unclear which part of his life Craig A. Williams‘ (Underdog) script focuses on, but it’s probably safe to assume it’s about how he turned World Wrestling Entertainment into the spectacle it became.
Below, learn more about the Vince McMahon biopic.
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Scott Alexander and Larry Krzyzewski‘s biopics are typically great, stranger than fiction stories about artists. The duo behind Big Eyes, Man on the Moon, and Ed Wood normally don’t write about conventional figures, and that’s true for a new project they have in the works, King of the Jungle, which John Requa and Glenn Ficarra will direct, with Johnny Depp attached to star as John McAfee.
Below, learn more about John McAfee movie.
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Posted on Thursday, December 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
As Sisters prepares to go head-to-head with Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the box office this weekend, Paramount has dropped the first trailer for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Tina Fey leads the war comedy about a journalist sent to Afghanistan on assignment. Initially out of her element, she adjusts to the wild, adrenaline-fueled atmosphere.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is based on the memoir by former Chicago Tribune reporter Kim Barker, and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love.) Also starring are Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfred Molina, and Christopher Abbott also star. Hit the jump to see the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot trailer. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, February 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
Focus is only a few days away from opening, but that’s still enough time to squeeze in one last trailer. Will Smith and Margot Robbie play two con artists with a romantic history — which proves quite inconvenient when she shows up just as he’s trying to pull off his biggest con yet. Flirty smiles, longing looks, and conflicted emotions ensue. Watch the latest Focus trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, December 22nd, 2014 by Angie Han
Before Will Smith and Margot Robbie team up in Suicide Squad, they’ll go head-to-head in Focus. The “comedy-caper-love story” stars the future supervillains as two con artists with a complicated history. Three years after their last encounter, they cross paths again in Buenos Aires, where Nicky (Smith) is planning to pull off his biggest scheme yet.
See the new Focus trailer and posters after the jump. Read More »