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Toy Story 4: Patricia Arquette in talks to voice character in Pixar film

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  • Boyhood actress Patricia Arquette could be headed back to the parental realm. The Oscar winner is in talks to voice a hippie-ish mom in Toy Story 4, the Pixar sequel featuring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. John Lasseter, who directed the first two movies, is returning, with Rashida Jones and Will McCormack writing the script. Disney is set to release the film June 15, 2018. [The Wrap]
  • Speaking of Boyhood, the film’s director, Richard Linklater, is looking to team up with Cate Blanchett on Where’d You Go, Bernadette. Blanchett is in advanced negotiations to play the title role in the adaptation of the Maria Semple novel about a reclusive architect who disappears before a family trip to Antarctica. Linklater is working from a script by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. The project is set up at Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures. [The Wrap]
  • Class is in session for Middle School. CBS Films’ adaptation of the James Patterson book series has added Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, Adam Pally, Thomas Barbusca, Andrew Daly, Efren Ramirez, Isabela Moner, and Alexa Nisenson to its ensemble. Griffin Gluck was previously cast in the lead role of a kid enduring the slings and arrows of adolescence. Steve Carr (Paul Blart: Mall Cop) is directing the film, which is due in theaters next fall. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • The Leftovers actress Margaret Qualley is in talks to play the female lead in the horror movie Death Note, opposite Nat Wolff of Paper Towns. Adam Wingard (The Guest, You’re Next) is helming the Warner Bros. project, about a student (Wolff) who obtains a mysterious notebook that allows him to kill anyone by writing their name down and then takes it upon himself to rid the world of evil. Qualley is the daughter of actress Andie MacDowell. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Abhi Sinha has been enlisted to help Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson in The Conjuring 2. The Social Network and Blackhat actor will play the assistant to a fellow ghost-hunting team in the spooky sequel being directed by James Wan. It’s scheduled to hit theaters next June. [The Wrap]
  • Andy Garcia is on board to play a Venezulan revolutionary leader in True Memoirs of an International Assassin, the Netflix comedy starring Kevin James as a mild-mannered accountant and aspiring author who is mistaken for a contract killer. Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) directs from Jeff Morris‘ script, which landed on the 2009 Black List of hot unproduced projects. Genesis Rodriguez costars in the movie, which starts shooting this month. [Deadline]
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee, the Australian actor who’s set to play Nightcrawler in X-Men: Apocalypse, is nearing a deal to star in The Solutrean, a survival epic from the upstart production company Studio 8. Written by Dan Wiedenhaupt and directed by Albert Hughes (Book of Eli, Menace II Society), the film is an Ice Age adventure centering on a young man’s quest to find his way back to his tribe. Sony will distribute Solutrean, which is expected to shoot later this year or early next. [The Hollywood Reporter]