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Tony Revolori To Lead Indie Thriller ‘EXCHANGED’

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Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tony Revolori will lead independent thriller EXCHANGED for Meyers Media Group.

Geoff Haley, who worked as a camera operator on Fast & Furious 7, American Hustle and Star Trek Beyond, will be making his directorial debut from a script he co-wrote with David Chisholm.

Lawrence Steven Meyers and Randy Dannenberg will produce for Meyers Media Group. John Evangelides and Jonathan Tybel will executive produce.

Revolori will play an autistic American high school senior who travels to Germany for a student exchange program, only to learn that members of his host family are terrorists. Unable to report them for fear of his own family’s safety, he is coerced into becoming an accomplice to their plan.

Meyers said of the announcement:

“We are excited at the prospect that Tony will be joining our production, as he possesses a certain level of sensitivity needed for this role, besides having a strong and commanding presence, as we have seen in his previous roles.”

Revolori is known for playing lobby boy Zero in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and starring in Rick Famuyiwa’s comedy Dope. He will be seen next playing Flash Thompson, a high school nemesis to Tom Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man and in the wedding comedy Table 19 opposite Anna Kendrick.

Jeremy Irons Joins Spy Thriller ‘RED SPARROW’

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Jeremy Irons and Matthias Schoenaerts has joined FOX’s spy thriller RED SPARROW .

Irons and Schoenaerts joins the previously announced Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton.

Francis Lawrence will direct the adaption, based on Jason Matthews’ novel of the same name. Justin Haythe rewrote the script, originally by Eric Warren Singer. Chernin Entertainment will be producing.

Red Sparrow is set in modern-day Russia in the intelligence bureaucracy with a young woman drafted against her will to become a “sparrow”, a trained seductress assigned to operate against a first-tour CIA officer who handles the agency’s most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers fall into a spiral of attraction and deception that results in her leading life as a double agent.

Red Sparrow hits theaters on November 10, 2017.

Irons will be seen next in Assassin’s Creed and reprises his role as Alfred Pennyworth in Warner Bros. Justice League. 

Schoenaerts was seen in Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl and A Bigger Splash. He’s also in Netflix’s upcoming movie Our Souls at Night with Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.

 

Kristen Stewart’s Short Film ‘COME SWIM’ Will Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival

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Kristen Stewart will be making her directorial debut with the short film, COME SWIM, which will screen at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Written and directed by Stewart, the short is a diptych of one man’s day, half impressionist and half realist portraits.

The short was created as part of Refinery29’s women-helmed Shatterbox Anthology series and will screen alongside 67 other short films.

Shailene Woodley To Lead ‘ADRIFT’

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Shailene Woodley is set to lead ADRIFT with Baltasar Kormakur (Everest) to direct.

Aaron and Jordan Kandell wrote the spec script, which is based on the true story of a woman and her fiancé who, after setting sail from Tahiti, find themselves in the middle of a massive hurricane. After being knocked unconscious, the woman finds her boat in ruins and her fiancé missing, now lost at sea. The rest of the story follows her 1,500 mile journey back to Hawaii while battling the elements.

Woodley recently starred in Open Road’s Snowden alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and will be seen next in HBO’s Big Little Lies adaption.

Kormakur recently directed the Icelandic pic Eiourinn, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, and has been developing several films prior to attaching himself to this project.

 

Warner Bros. Moves ‘KING ARTHUR’ Starring Charlie Hunnam

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Warner Bros. Pictures announced that they’ve moved KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD, starring Charlie Hunnam two months, to May 12, 2017.

The studio has also moved two August movies forward: CHiPS, a comedy which was set for August 11, will now open on March 24, and the romance drama EVERYTHING EVERYTHING starring Nick Robinson and Amanda Stenberg will now open on May 19.

King Arthur has been pushed several times. Originally it was dated for a July 22, 2016, but got moved to the Presidents Day weekend on February 17, 2017, then moved back to March 24.

Directed by Guy Ritchie, the film also stars Astrid Berges-Frisbey as Guinevere, Jude Law as the villain, Djimon Hounsou and Katie McGrath. Akiva Goldsman, Ritchie, Joby Harold, Tory Tunnell and Hunnam produce. Village Roadshow co-produce and co-finance.

King Arthur will open up against FOX’s Mother/Daughter starring Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer.

CHiPS stars Dax Shepard and Michael Peña, an action-comedy based on the 70s television series. Shepard directs from his own script. It will go up against Lionsgate’s Power Rangers and Sony’s sci-fi movie Life, starring Rebecca Ferguson and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Lastly, Everything Everything is directed by Stella Meghie and written by J. Mills Goodloe. MGM developed the movie with Warner Bros.

 

Chiwetel Ejiofor Joins Netflix’s Religious Drama ‘COME SUNDAY’

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Chiwetel Ejiofor has joined Netflix’s upcoming religious drama, COME SUNDAY, opposite the previously announced Robert Redford.

Joshua Marston directs from a script by Marcus Hinchey, based on a 2005 This American Life radio episode.

Ejiofor will play Carlton Pearson, a popular evangelical minister of the Higher Dimensions Family Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, whose services drew as many 5,000 people. He was deemed a heretic by his peers in 2004 as a result of his decision to begin preaching the doctrine of universal salvation– based on the concept that there is no hell– as what he called “the gospel of inclusion.”

Condola Rashad will play Pearson’s wife Gina, who filed for divorce from his last year, citing “imcompatibility issues”.

Meanwhile, Robert Redford will play Oral Roberts, an early pioneer of TV evangelism who reached millions of followers worldwide over more than six decades, served as Pearson’s mentor.

Engame Entertainment’s James D. Stern will be producing alongside Ira Glass and Alissa Ship of This American Life.

Rashad reunites with Marston after they worked on Complete Unknown, which he directed and co-wrote.

 

The Trailer For ‘A UNITED KINGDOM’ Starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike

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Check out the trailer that Fox Searchlight Pictures has released for their upcoming film, A UNITED KINGDOM, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, which can be seen down below!

Directed by Amma Asante (Belle) and written by Guy Hibbert (Eye in the Sky), A United Kingdom stars Oyelowo and Pike. Richard McCallum, Oyelowo, Brunson Green, Peter Heslop, Justin Moore-Lewy and Charlie Manson produce. Pathé, BBC Films, the BFI and Ingenious Media finance and produce.

A United Kingdom tells the true story of the forbidden love of King Seretse Khama of Botswana (Oyelowo) and Ruth Williams (Pike), a white woman from London, which caused an international uproar when they decided to marry in the late 1940s just as the apartheid was being introduced in South Africa. It was a decision that altered the course of African history.

A United Kingdom hits theaters on February 17, 2017.