Movie News: 'Battlestar Galactica' Movie Moves Forward; Jennifer Lawrence Heads Toward Medical Drama

Movie News: 'Battlestar Galactica' Movie Moves Forward; Jennifer Lawrence Heads Toward Medical Drama

Jun 10, 2016

Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica: Lisa Joy (HBO's upcoming sci-fi series Westworld) has been hired to write the screenplay for a big-screen version of Battlestar Galactica. Director Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2) is said to be considering the project. Battlestar Galactica debuted as a rather goofy TV show in the late 1970s and then was reborn as a more serious drama on basic cable in 2003 (above). It's now considered a possible launching pad for a new movie franchise. [Deadline]

 

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence: Actress Jennifer Lawrence is attached to star in an untitled medical drama about a controversial blood-testing company. Lawrence would play Elizabeth Holmes, who founded a company that saw its value soar before plummeting after it came under investigation for inaccurate testing. Adam McKay (The Big Short) is attached to produce, write the screenplay and direct. [THR]

 

The People vs. O.J.. Simpson

Spider-Man: Homecoming: Kenneth Choi, who recently enjoyed fine critical notice for his performance on TV's The People vs. O.J. Simpson (above), has joined the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming, due in theaters on July 17, 2017. Reportedly, he will play a high school principal. Choi was also featured in Captain America: The First Avenger. [Deadline]

 

Kicks

Kicks Trailer: The first trailer for indie drama Kicks follows a young man (Jahking Guillory) whose prized sneakers are stolen, prompting him to embark on a dangerous mission to get them back. The movie will open in theaters on September 9. [Movieclips]

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