Movie News: J.J. Abrams and Meryl Streep to Team for TV Show; Watch New, More Scary 'Ouija: Origin of Evil' Trailer

Movie News: J.J. Abrams and Meryl Streep to Team for TV Show; Watch New, More Scary 'Ouija: Origin of Evil' Trailer

Sep 09, 2016

Meryl Streep / J.J. Abrams

The Nix: Meryl Streep will star in a small-screen series based on Nathan Hill's popular novel The Nix. The book is centered around a mother who grew up in the hippie era; she becomes famous after she throws rocks at a conservative presidential candidate, prompting her estranged son to pen "a scathing profile" of her in a bid to get out of debt. Streep will also produce the project in partnership with J.J. Abrams, who is expected to direct some of the episodes. [Deadline]

 

Colossal

Colossal: Anne Hathaway is featured in the first photo from Colossal. She portrays a party girl who discovers she has a mysterious connection with a giant monster causing havoc in Korea. Jason Sudeikis (pictured above) and Dan Stevens also star; Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes) directed. The movie debuts at the Toronto International Film Festival tonight. [EW.com]

Colossal

 

Green Room

Marc Webb: Callum Turner (Green Room, above) is in negotiations to star in a movie to be directed by Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man). If things work out, Turner will replace Miles Teller, who recently dropped out due to a scheduling conflict. Written by Allan Loeb, the movie follows a young man who discovers that his father is having an affair and then ends up involved with the woman himself. Jeff Bridges is also in negotiations for the movie, which was formerly titled The Only Living Boy in New York. [Variety]

 

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Ouija: Origin of Evil Trailer: A new trailer for Ouija: Origin of Evil reveals more about how a little girl accidentally unleashes evil into the home of a family that runs a scam seance business. Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso, Lulu Wilson and Henry Thomas star. The horror thriller will open in theaters on October 21. [Movieclips]

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