Movie News: 'Straight Outta Compton' Star Heads to 'Kong: Skull Island'; 'Maze Runner' Director Taking on Norse Mythology

Movie News: 'Straight Outta Compton' Star Heads to 'Kong: Skull Island'; 'Maze Runner' Director Taking on Norse Mythology

Aug 26, 2015

Straight Outta Compton

Kong: Skull Island: Jason Mitchell, who delivered a captivating lead performance as Eazy-E in Straight Outta Compton, is heading to Kong: Skull Island. The actor is in negotiations to play "an easy-going pilot" in the King Kong spinoff adventure, which follows a team of explorers on an island filled with prehistoric creatures. If things work out, Mitchell would reunite with Straight Outta Compton star Corey Hawkins in the cast, led by Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and Toby Kebbell. The movie is due out in theaters on March 10, 2017. [THR]

 

Fall of Gods

Fall of Gods: Director Wes Ball (The Maze Runner, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials) will serve as one of the producers of Fall of Gods, a big-screen adaptation of an illustrated novel. The source material is inspired by Norse mythology, revolving around a warrior who has retired to become a farmer; he must return to action and fight powerful creatures after the love of his life disappears. [Heat Vision]

 

Trumbo

Why Him?: Bryan Cranston (Trumbo, above), who broke out as a sitcom star in Malcolm in the Middle before reestablishing himself as a dramatic actor with Breaking Bad, will star opposite James Franco in the comedy Why Him? The story finds a Midwestern father in conflict with his daughter's "brash new tech billionaire boyfriend." John Hamburg (Along Came Polly) will direct. It will be a reunion for Cranston and Franco, who star together in Franco's upcoming drama In Dubious Battle. [Variety]

 

When Animals Dream

When Animals Dream Trailer: In a mesmerizing new trailer for When Animals Dream, a teenage girl (Sonia Suhl) begins experiencing strange new sensations in her body, but it's far more potentially dangerous than ordinary puberty. The atmospheric horror movie will open in theaters on Friday, August 28. [Movieclips]

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