Movie News: Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell May Reteam; Shia LaBeouf Unretires; 'Back to the Future' Musical Heads to London

Movie News: Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell May Reteam; Shia LaBeouf Unretires; 'Back to the Future' Musical Heads to London

Jan 31, 2014

David Russell and Jennifer Lawrence

Joy Mangano: David O. Russell is in talks to write and direct a movie based on the real-life, rags-to-riches story of Joy Mangano, a single mother from Long Island, New York, who invented the Miracle Mop. And Russell wants Jennifer Lawrence, with whom he worked on Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, to star as Mangano. [Deadline]

Rock the Kasbah: Shia LaBeouf recently stated that he was "retiring from all public life," which led to speculation that he was retiring from the entertainment business. Instead, he will be joining Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel and Danny McBride in Rock the Kasbah for director Barry Levinson. Murray will play a burned-out music manager who discovers a young girl in Aghanistan with a fantastic voice and enters her in a TV singing competition show. [The Wrap]

Back to the Future: A musical version of a classic time-travel movie is heading to the London stage. Back to the Future - The Musical is scheduled to premiere in 2015, with a book to be written by Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale and Jamie Lloyd, who will direct. Alan Silvestri, the original composer, will write music and Glen Ballard will write the lyrics for new songs. Lloyd commented: "The production will include illusions, skateboarding and many other surprises that will capture the spirit of the film but freshly interpret it for a new audience." [Collider]

Make Your Move Trailer: Modern dance movies may be a tiny subgenre, but director Duane Adler is a veteran -- he wrote Step Up and Save the Last Dance -- and Make Your Move, his latest effort, appears to fit effortlessly into the NYC groove, at least according to the first trailer. Derek Hough (younger brother of Julianne Hough) and Korean pop star BoA make their feature debuts; the movie opens on April 18. [Yahoo]


                MORE FROM AROUND THE WEB:

                ZergNet

blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

Facebook on Movies.com

The Burning Question

In the movie The Fluffy Movie, what is the name of the character played by Martin Moreno

  • Susanne
  • Scarlett's Father
  • Pervert #2
  • Lead Investigator
Get Answer Get New Question

Pervert #2