Ethan Hawke, John Goodman cast in Luc Besson adaptation of Valerian and Laureline
- Director Luc Besson added a pair of names to his Valérian and Laureline adaptation. Ethan Hawke and John Goodman are on board the sci-fi blockbuster. Hawke’s role is unknown, but Goodman will voice a computer-generated alien. The movie is based from Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres‘ 1967 novel, which has been an ongoing comic. Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne lead, with Clive Owen and Rihanna also appearing. Production is slated to begin in January, eyeing a July 21, 2017 release. [The Wrap]
- Kate Upton has landed another film gig. The model-turned-actress will appear in James Franco‘s cinematic adaptation of The Disaster Artist, a book about the making The Room, a.k.a. “the Citizen Kane of bad movies.” Ari Graynor, Jacki Weaver, Hannibal Buress, and Andrew Santino also join the project. Greg Sestero, one of the original movie’s stars, penned a 2013 book of the same name detailing the shooting of the cult classic. The Room director and star Tommy Wiseau will also appear in Franco’s film, along with Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, and Josh Hutcherson. [The Hollywood Reporter]
- Kim Coates is the latest to join Kevin James‘ new Netflix feature. The former Sons of Anarchy heads to the currently filming The True Memoirs of an International Assassin. Jeff Wadlow‘s movie, set from Jeff Morris’ screenplay, pits James as an accountant whose fictional novel is published as nonfiction, spurring him to go on the run. Memoirs will premiere on the streaming giant next year. [Deadline]
- Ryan Rottman has been enlisted for Billionaire Boys Club. The remake of a 1987 miniseries, based on a true story, details the up and downs of Dean Karny (Taron Egerton) and Joe Hunt’s (Ansel Elgort) titular Ponzi scheme. After Ron Levin’s (Kevin Spacey) investment fell through, Hunt killed Levin and was convicted of murder. Rottman will play an early investor into the club. Suki Waterhouse (Insurgent) also stars in James Cox‘s (Wonderland) picture. [The Hollywood Reporter]
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