Set It Up trailer

The romantic comedy genre has suffered tremendously over the past twenty years as mid-budget movies have practically ceased to exist, but with the proliferation of streaming services today, we may be in the midst of a rom-com mini-renaissance.

One of the most promising upcoming entries is a Netflix film called Set It Up, in which two overworked assistants (Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell) scheme to hook up their high-powered bosses (Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs) just so they can have a little time to themselves.
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There’s been some talk already about whether Harrison Ford might return for the Blade Runner sequel, but now Sean Young would like to express her interest in the new film as well. Read her comments after the jump. Also:

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  • Skyfall hits digital HD and then Blu-ray/DVD next month
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Taye Diggs Cast in Dead of Night

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Casting is finally starting to come together on the Dylan Dog live-action adaptation Dead of Night. Brandon Routh has been attached to the project for a while now, and just recently it was revealed that Sam Huntington would be playing Groucho, Dylan Dog’s sidekick. Shock has just learned that Taye Diggs will be playing the main villain of the film, the leader of a group of vampires. TMNT director Kevin Munroe will be making his live-action feature debut with the adaptation.

Based on the Italian comic book which was first published in 1986, and later brought to the United States by Dark Horse Comics, the film tells the story of a penniless nightmare investigator who specializes in the supernatural and wears a trademark red shirt, black jacket, and blue jeans. Dark Horse has released seven English volumes of the comic, and a new 680 page volume is being planned to tie in with the film.

A couple days ago (last year even) it was reported that Sacha Baron Cohen had been cast as Abbie Hoffman in Steven Spielberg’s The Trial of the Chicago Seven. I like many other movie journalists wondered when Speilberg was going to find the time for this project with Tintin, Lincoln and Interstellar on his plate. Jim Windolf mentions in the new Indiana Jones Vanity Fair article that Spielberg is hoping to direct Chicago Seven next, and follow up with Lincoln. I assume this means that Jackson, not Spielberg, will be directing the first Tintin film.

Windolf also got a glance at a table of headshots of actors under consideration for the film. The list of big name actors includes: Will Smith, Taye Diggs, Adam Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Sacha Baron Cohen, Philip Seymour Hoffman (as William Kunstler). Smith and Diggs are likely in contention for the part.