Welcome back to PCR’s weekly newsletter. This week, we’ve got a variety of film news for our lucky readers! Frozen returns from its icy slumber with a brand new trailer for the sequel, David Leitch’s film adaptation of the video game The Division gets a new home, and much more! Scroll down to read the latest news coming out of the second week of June! (June 10th – 14th)
Trailer: Love, Antosha
A trailer for Love, Antosha, a documentary honoring the life of late actor Anton Yelchin has officially been released. Arriving on August 2, the feature-length doc aims to show viewers a broader version of Yelchin outside of his acting career. Watch the trailer below:
Netflix Nabs The Division, Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Jessica Chastain
Netflix has picked up the rights for the live-action adaptation of Ubisoft’s massively popular video game title ‘The Division’. Announced previously, David Leitch is on board to direct the pic, with Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain currently attached to star.
The streaming giant has released an official synopsis for the film which reads as follows:
In the near future, a pandemic virus is spread via paper money on Black Friday, decimating the city of New York and killing millions. By Christmas, what’s left of society has descended into chaos. A group of civilians, trained to operate in catastrophic times, are activated in an attempt to save who and what remains.
Trailer: Frozen 2
Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven are back in theaters this fall, as Disney are finally ready to release the highly anticipated sequel to the global phenomenon that is Frozen! In the sequel, we see the gang embark on a journey to discover the origins of Elsa’s seemingly magical ice-making abilities, while also trying to save their kingdom. Watch the trailer below along with a look at the posters for the film:
Casting News: Paul Walter Hauser & Sam Rockwell Join The Ballad of Richard Jewell
Clint Eastwood’s next directorial effort, The Ballad of Richard Jewel, has just cast Paul Walter Hauser (BlacKkKlansman) to play the titular lead. The film, which is based on real-life events, follows Richard Jewell, a security guard whose life is flipped upside down after law enforcement leak information to a news reporter that points the finger at Jewell as a possible suspect for the pipe-bombing at Centennial Park during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. According to Variety, Sam Rockwell is in final negotiations to join the film. He will potentially be playing Jewell’s attorney.
War for the Planet of the Apes Cinematographer Boards Gunpowder Milkshake
Principal photography has already begun on Gunpowder Milkshake (which you can see in the photo above), with BAFTA-nominated Cinematographer Michael Seresin (Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle) shooting the pic. The film, which is being described as a female-fronted assassin thriller, boasts a star-studded cast comprised of Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh, and many more. Although the film doesn’t officially have a confirmed release date yet you should expect to see it released sometime next year, as shooting begun on the project last week.
Trailer: Doctor Sleep
Are you ready to return to the Overlook Hotel? Director Mike Flanagan (Gerald’s Game) is dragging us back into the nightmare landscape that is Danny Torrance’s life, almost forty years after Kubrick unleashed his horror masterpiece The Shining into the world.
Doctor Sleep follows an adult Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor), who meets a young girl with similar ‘abilities’ to his, as he tries to protect her from a cult that preys on children with abilities. Watch the trailer below along with a look at the hauntingly effective teaser poster:
Casting News: Kid Cudi Joins Bill & Ted Face the Music
According to THR, Scott Mescudi (or more popularly known as Kid Cudi) has joined the cast of Bill and Ted Face the Music. The Grammy-award winner will be joining a cast so far comprised of Brigette Lundy-Paine, Samara Weaving, and of course Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. The sequel is set for a release date of August 21, 2020.
Blumhouse Remaking Horror Cult-Classic Black Christmas
Early yesterday Blumhouse took to Twitter to announce that they’re actively in the process of a Black Christmas remake!
— Blumhouse (@blumhouse) June 13, 2019
The remake is deep into production with a cast already lined up. Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Brittany O’Grady, Lily Donoghue and Caleb Eberhardt are attached to star in the film. Blumhouse has set a timely release date of Friday the 13th of December for the pic.
Monsters and Men Director Helming King Richard Documentary
Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters and Men) has stepped on to direct King Richard, a documentary focusing on the father of tennis champs Venus and Serena Williams. Will Smith will be playing Richard Williams, with Warner Bros. handling the distribution.
Robert Pattinson Drops Out of The Souvenir Sequel
Robert Pattinson, who was previously attached to co-star in Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir sequel has had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. IndieWire, who broke the news on Tuesday, announced that the conflicts are due to him filming for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, the highly anticipated upcoming film from the auteur director.
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