Movie News: Ben Affleck to Serve as 'Justice League' Exec Producer; Michael Shannon Touted for Guillermo del Toro's Next

Movie News: Ben Affleck to Serve as 'Justice League' Exec Producer; Michael Shannon Touted for Guillermo del Toro's Next

May 09, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Justice League Part One: Ben Affleck will serve as executive producer on Justice League Part One. The film has already begun production under the direction of Zack Snyder; in his expanded role, Affleck will work with the director and writer Chris Terrio "behind the scenes to make the film the best it can be." Affleck will star as Bruce Wayne, also known as Batman, in the movie, which is due for release on November 17, 2017. [Deadline]

 

Midnight Special

Cold War Romance: Michael Shannon (Midnight Special, above) is in talks to star in a romantic movie that will be directed by Guillermo del Toro. The 'otherworldly' tale is set in 1963 during the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Rumored to be titled The Shape of Water, the cast already includes Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer and Michael Stuhlbarg. [The Wrap]

 

Martin Scorsese

The Irishman: In the works for years, Martin Scorsese's The Irishman may finally be coming together. It's based on I Heard You Paint Houses, a book by Charles Brandt that told the story of a mob hitman who claimed he knew what really happened to union leader Jimmy Hoffa, who went missing in 1975. Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci have been rumored for the project; the rights are currently in the process of negotiation. [Deadline]

 

Ma Ma

Ma Ma Trailer: Penelope Cruz stars in the first trailer for Ma Ma as a woman who must raise her child alone after her husband leaves her. To complicate matters, she learns she has cancer. The drama opens in theaters on May 20. [Movieclips]

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