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Morgan Freeman cast in action movie Down to a Sunless Sea

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  • Morgan Freeman: the next big action star? He’s been tapped as a lead in Down to a Sunless Sea, an action movie akin to Air Force One. Other than that similarity, the plot details are unknown. David Gleeson wrote the script. [Deadline]
  • Bill Pullman can’t stay out of politics. The Independence Day president has agreed to join LBJ directed by Rob Reiner as Senator Ralph Yarborough. The film tracks President Lyndon B. Johnson taking over for John F. Kennedy in the White House, through his signing the Civil Rights Act. The movie also stars Woody Harrelson and Richard Jenkins. Filming is slated to take place in New Orleans, Dallas, and Washington, D.C. starting in September. [Deadline]
  • Ports of Call enlisted three stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Louis Garrel, and Pierre Niney. An adaptation of Amin Maalouf‘s novel, Atiq Rahimi‘s film follows the relationship between an Ottoman prince and a Jewish rebel, set in World War II Paris. Filming is set to begin in January 2016. [Deadline]

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