Movie News: Frank Grillo to Star in Crime Thriller 'Into the Ashes'; Watch Alicia Vikander Rock New 'Tomb Raider' Trailer

Movie News: Frank Grillo to Star in Crime Thriller 'Into the Ashes'; Watch Alicia Vikander Rock New 'Tomb Raider' Trailer

Jan 19, 2018

The Purge: Election Year

Into the Ashes: Frank Grillo (Captain America: Civil War; The Purge: Election Year, above) will star in Into the Ashes. Luke Grimes (American Sniper) and Robert Taylor (TV's Longmire) have also joined the cast of the crime thriller; Aaron Harvey wrote the script and will direct. Grimes will play an ex-con who is still adjusting to life outside prison when his past comes back to haunt him; Grillo's role sounds menacing, as he will portray someone "who threatens to pull [the lead character's] world apart." [Deadline]

 

Ron Cephas Jones

Shazam!: Veteran actor Ron Cephas Jones (above), known for TV's This Is Us, is in talks to join the cast of Shazam! If things work out, he would play a character known as the Wizard; in the DC comic books, the Wizard grants power to teenage Billy Batson (Asher Angel), enabling him to transform into the titular superhero (Zachary Levi). Mark Strong will also star as the primary villain; David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation) is directing. [The Wrap]

 

Danny Strong

Oliver!: Danny Strong (above), whose many credits include writing two Hunger Games installments, cocreating TV's Empire and directing Rebel in the Rye, will write the screenplay for Disney's Oliver!. The new musical version is drawn from Charles Dickens' classic tale about a young orphan who becomes a pickpocket; reportedly, it also takes inspiration from the same-titled 1960 stage musical and the 1968 film version. Ice Cube will star. [Deadline]

 

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider Trailer: A new Tomb Raider trailer finds Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) still mourning the loss of her father (Dominic West), years after he mysteriously disappeared, so she decides to find out what happened to him. Daniel Wu and Walton Goggins also star; the action-adventure opens in theaters on March 16. [Movieclips]

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