Movie News: 'Star Wars' Movie Seeks New Director; Watch a TV Spot for Cameron Crowe's 'Aloha'

Movie News: 'Star Wars' Movie Seeks New Director; Watch a TV Spot for Cameron Crowe's 'Aloha'

May 04, 2015

Josh Trank

Star Wars Anthology: The second installment in the Star Wars Anthology standalone series now needs a director. Josh Trank (Fantastic Four), who had been attached to the project as director for more than a year, announced he was stepping aside. "I’m making a personal decision to move forward on a different path," he stated. "I know deep down in my heart that I want to pursue some original creative opportunities." The movie is still expected in 2018. [StarWars.com]

 

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Part 1

The Long Home: Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games series) will star in The Long Home, an independent drama to be directed by James Franco. The two previously teamed for In Dubious Battle, based on a John Steinbeck novel; the new project is drawn from a novel by William Gay and is set in rural Tennessee during the 1940s, revolving around a bootlegger who hires a young man to build a honkytonk. [Variety]

 

Aloha

Aloha TV Spot: A new extended TV spot for Aloha features Bradley Cooper as a military contractor getting chewed out by Alec Baldwin. But things are not all bad; Cooper ends up in Hawaii as part of a romantic triangle, with Emma Stone as a new flame and Rachel McAdams as an ex-girlfriend. The comedy hits theaters on May 29. [Movies Coming Soon]

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