Movie News: Colin Farrell Touted for Sofia Coppola's 'Beguiled'; Watch First 'Boo! A Madea Halloween' Trailer

Movie News: Colin Farrell Touted for Sofia Coppola's 'Beguiled'; Watch First 'Boo! A Madea Halloween' Trailer

Jul 15, 2016

Winter's Tale

The Beguiled: Colin Farrell (Winter's Tale, above) is in talks to star in a remake of The Beguiled. If things work out, he would join Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning in the drama; Sofia Coppola is set to direct. The 1971 original starred Clint Eastwood as an injured Union soldier during the Civil War who finds refuge in a Confederate boarding school for girls. [Variety]

 

Gypsy

Gypsy: A new version of Gypsy, set to star Barbra Streisand as the ultimate stage mother, is moving forward, according to writer Richard LaGravenese (Streisand's The Mirror Has Two Faces). He adapted the script based on the acclaimed Broadway stage musical, working alongside Streisand. He says the casting process should be underway, with production aiming to begin early next year. Barry Levinson will direct. [Playbill]

 

Susannah Grant

Helen Gurley Brown: Academy Award-nominated Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich) will write a screenplay about Helen Gurley Brown, who became editor of Cosmopolitan magazine in 1965 and transformed the publication into "a key voice during the sexual revolution and the emergence of the women’s liberation movement." [Variety]

 

Boo! A Madea Halloween

Boo! A Madea Halloween Trailer: The first trailer for Boo! A Madea Halloween showcases Tyler Perry, who wrote and directed and also plays multiple roles, including the popular titular character. This time, Madea must fend off mayhem and monsters while keeping an eye on a group of unruly teenagers on Halloween. The movie will open in theaters on October 21. [Movieclips]

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