Movie News: Ernie Hudson Returning in 'Ghostbusters'; Brie Larson Touted as Billie Jean King in 'Battle of the Sexes'

Movie News: Ernie Hudson Returning in 'Ghostbusters'; Brie Larson Touted as Billie Jean King in 'Battle of the Sexes'

Sep 21, 2015

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters: Ernie Hudson will make a cameo appearance in Paul Feig's new version of Ghostbusters. He joins original cast members Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, as well as new stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, not to forget Chris Hemsworth in a supportig role. Feig marked the film's wrap with a photo on social media (below). The movie is rolling toward release on July 15, 2016. [Heat Vision/Coming Soon]

Ghostbusters

 

Room

Battle of the Sexes: Brie Larson, who is winning plaudits for her dramatic performance in the upcoming Room (above), is in talks to play tennis star Billie Jean King in Battle of the Sexes. The movie dramatizes a well-publicized 1973 exhibition match between King and Bobby Riggs, to be played by Steve Carell. Emma Stone had previously been penciled in for the role but had to exit due to a scheduling conflict. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) are set to direct. [Variety]

 

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider: As we heard back in February, a new version of Tomb Raider will be based on the new series of video games, which positions the lead character as an "an ass-kicking survivalist archeologist with an axe to grind." Now a new report claims the director's shortlist has been narrowed to three women: Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker), Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), and Mimi Leder (Deep Impact). Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman) wrote the screenplay. [Tracking Board]

 

Heist

Heist Trailer: Robert De Niro plays a casino-owning gangster in Heist, and the first trailer reveals that he is not very happy when his casino is robbed by a gang that escapes on … a bus. (Yay, public transit?!) Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Gina Carano, Dave Bautista, and Kate Bosworth also star; look for it in theaters on November 13. [Lionsgate]

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