Movie News: First Look at Dwayne Johnson in 'Central Intelligence'; 'Boondock Saints' Heading to TV

Movie News: First Look at Dwayne Johnson in 'Central Intelligence'; 'Boondock Saints' Heading to TV

Jun 09, 2015

Central Intelligence

Central Intelligence: Dwayne Johnson provides the first look at his role in the upcoming action comedy Central Intelligence. He plays a contract killer for the CIA who enlists the help of an old-school friend (Kevin Hart) to "foil a plan to sell military secrets." Johnson describes his character as "a grown man who's extremely childlike," yet also has "an extremely high I.Q. and is one of the most lethal men on the planet." The movie is due out June 17, 2016. [Instagram via Hey U Guys]

 

The Boondock Saints: All Saint's Day

The Boondock Saints: Troy Duffy, who wrote and directed the cult hit The Boondock Saints and its sequel, The Boondock Saints: All Saints Day, has written and will direct the first episode for a proposed TV series that would serve as a prequel to the films. The series would explore the origin story of lead characters Connor and Murphy MacManus as they navigate the tough South Boston neighborhood. [Deadline]

 

Akira

Akira: Marco Ramirez (TV's Daredevil) will write a new screenplay for a big-screen, English-language version of Akira. It's inspired by the much admired 1988 Japanese-language animated film, itself based on a manga set in the future and revolving around a biker gang and psychic powers. The Hollywood project has been in development for years; Leonardo DiCaprio remains on board as one of the producers. [The Wrap]

 

Ricki and the Flash

Ricki and the Flash Trailer: Meryl Streep rocks out in a new trailer for Ricki and the Flash. She plays a successful musician who comes home to help her estranged daughter (Mami Gummer, Streep's real-life daughter), and then must deal with a host of festering familial issues. Jonathan Demme directed, based on a script by Diablo Cody (Juno); the movie dances into theaters on August 7. [MovieClips]

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