Movie News: Indiana Jones Recasting; Meryl Streep Teaming with Diablo Cody; 'Let's Be Cops' Trailer

Movie News: Indiana Jones Recasting; Meryl Streep Teaming with Diablo Cody; 'Let's Be Cops' Trailer

Mar 26, 2014

American Hustle / Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones: The latest rumor concerning Indiana Jones is that a younger actor might be cast instead of Harrison Ford in the role if the fifth installment isn't ready by a certain date. That's pretty nebulous, but not really surprising; Ford will turn 72 this summer, and retirement from the role is inevitable. The new wrinkle is that Bradley Cooper is at "the top of the list" of actors being considered; also, Frank Darabont has reportedly pitched an idea for the sequel. [Latino Review]

Ricky and the Flash: Meryl Streep is attached to star in a new project written by Diablo Cody (Juno). In Ricky and the Flash, Streep would play a mother who left her family to pursue a career as a rock star; decades later, she attempts to reconnect with her estranged children. Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs), who worked with Streep on the remake of The Manchurian Candidate, is attached to direct. While no deal has been made yet for financing the movie, it certainly sounds like a very potent package. [The Wrap]

Men vs. Women: Lest you think that only Hollywood studios remake movies from other countries, two episodic Italian-language romantic comedies will be remade as one movie in China. Romantic comedies are quite popular in China, spurring the Mandarin-language remake, which will combine episodes from both movies -- Men vs. Women and its sequel, Women vs. Men -- focusing on the ones that will translate well culturally in China. [Screen Daily]

Let's Be Cops Trailer: At a turning point in their lives, Jake Johnson and Daman Wayans Jr. dress up as cops for a party and then decide to impersonate police officers full time. The first, red-band (NSFW) trailer for Let's Be Cops reveals that breaking the law can be very, very funny. The movie opens in theaters on August 13. [YouTube]

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