Movie News: 'Shaun the Sheep 2' on Its Way; Scarlett Johansson Wants to Play Zelda Fitzgerald, Too

Movie News: 'Shaun the Sheep 2' on Its Way; Scarlett Johansson Wants to Play Zelda Fitzgerald, Too

Oct 26, 2016

Shaun the Sheep Movie 2

Shaun the Sheep Movie 2: A sequel to the delightful animated adventure Shaun the Sheep Movie is on its way. Pre-production on Shaun the Sheep Movie 2 will begin in January 2017; Richard Starzak will once again direct. No details on the story have been revealed yet; the original comedy saw the farm animals take a trip to the big city. [Aardman]


Hail, Caesar!

The Beautiful and the Damned: We just heard that Jennifer Lawrence may portray Zelda Fitzgerald and now comes word that Scarlett Johansson (Hail, Caesar!, above) also wants to play the socialite in a separate movie titled The Beautiful and the Damned. Hanna Weg wrote the script, inspired in part by recently uncovered information suggesting that Zelda's husband F. Scott Fitzgerald passed off some of her literary ideas as his own. [THR]



Alexander McQueen: Jack O'Connell (Unbroken, above) will portray famed fashion designer Alexander McQueen in an upcoming biographical drama. It's based on the book Blood Beneath the Skin by Andrew Wilson and will focus on the designer as he prepares for a career retrospective collection in 2009, shortly before he took his own life. Andrew Haigh (45 Years) will direct the currently untitled project. [The Guardian]


Man Down

Man Down Trailer: In an affecting new trailer for Man Down, Shia LaBeouf (featured in the poster above) portrays a soldier suffering from memories of a wartime incident. The post-apocalyptic tale follows the soldier as he searches for his missing wife and son. Gary Oldman, Kate Mara and Jai Courtney also star; the movie will open in theaters on December 2. [Movieclips]

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