Movie News: Cate Blanchett Joins 'Thor 3'; Steven Spielberg Recommended J.J. Abrams for 'Star Wars'

Movie News: Cate Blanchett Joins 'Thor 3'; Steven Spielberg Recommended J.J. Abrams for 'Star Wars'

Dec 11, 2015


Thor: Ragnarok: Cate Blanchett (above in Carol) is in talks to join Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok. She would play one of the female leads in the superhero sequel opposite Chris Hemsworth as the Norse god, Tom Hiddleston as Thor's adopted brother Loki and Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk. Taiki Waiti will direct; Stephany Folsom was recently hired to work on the script. The movie will open in theaters on November 3, 2017. [Variety]


Steven Spielberg / J.J. Abrams

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: In an upcoming interview to be aired on 60 Minutes, Steven Spielberg says that he recommended J.J. Abrams as director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, telling producer Kathleen Kennedy: "There’s only one director that really should undertake this daunting, epic task, and that’s J.J. Abrams.” Spielberg produced Abrams' Super 8 in 2011. [Deadline]


Charlize Theron

American Express: David Oyelowo, Amanda Seyfried and Joel Edgerton are "circling" roles in American Express. Charlize Theron will star and Nash Edgerton (Joel Edgerton's brother) is set to direct the indie drama. Reportedly, Amazon Studios will finance, produce and distribute the movie, which is aiming to start production early in 2016. [The Wrap]


The Brothers Grimsby

The Brothers Grimsby Trailer: As the first trailer reveals, Sacha Baron Coen plays a normal family man in The Brothers Grimsby. He reunites with his long lost brother Mark Strong, now an assassin, for a globetrotting adventure. Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson and Penelope Cruz also star; look for the movie in theaters on March 11. [Movieclips]

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