Movie News: Ava DuVernay Will Make 'A Wrinkle in Time;' Jean-Claude Van Damme to Star in TV Comedy

Movie News: Ava DuVernay Will Make 'A Wrinkle in Time;' Jean-Claude Van Damme to Star in TV Comedy

Feb 24, 2016

Ava DuVernay

A Wrinkle in Time: Ava DuVernay (Selma) will direct A Wrinkle in Time, based on Madeleine L’Engle's classic fantasy novel about a 13-year-old girl who searches for her missing scientist father. Jennifer Lee (Frozen) wrote the latest draft of the screenplay. DuVernay was first touted for the job earlier this month; she is also in negotiations to direct Intelligent Life, a sci-fi movie written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly (Jurassic World) that will star Lupita Nyong'o. [Deadline]


Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jean-Claude Van Johnson: Jean-Claude Van Damme will star in Jean-Claude Van Johnson, a comedy series for the Amazon streaming service. He will be portraying "a famous actor and martial-arts pro who comes out of retirement to resume his alter-ego: an undercover private contractor." Dave Callaham (The Expendables) will write the script for the pilot episode. If the show is picked up, it will be Van Damme's first TV series. [THR]


Jon Bernthal

Baby Driver: Jon Bernthal (TV's The Walking Dead) has joined the cast of Baby Driver, which has just begun production under the direction of Edgar Wright. Kevin Spacey stars as a crime boss who forcibly enlists the services of a young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort); Jon Hamm, Lily James, Eiza Gonzales and Jamie Foxx also star. [Deadline]


Rise of the Legend

Rise of the Legend Clip: Longtime Hong Kong action star Sammo Hung stars as a vicious crime lord in an exciting new clip from Rise of the Legend. Eddie Peng (above) stars as an orphan who seeks to restore justice in his hometown. It opens in theaters on March 11. [Movieclips]

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