Movie News: Jack Black Confirmed for 'Jumanji' Remake; Watch Kristen Stewart in 'Cafe Society' Trailer

Movie News: Jack Black Confirmed for 'Jumanji' Remake; Watch Kristen Stewart in 'Cafe Society' Trailer

May 12, 2016

Jack Black / Dwayne Johnson

Jumanji: Jack Black will join Dwayne Johnson in a new version of Jumanji. Johnson stated: "In our reimagining of the story of Jumanji, Jack brings that rare balance of cool with funny and edge with childlike joy. The 'Jumanji Breakfast Club' is coming together … myself, Jack (mf'n) Black and Kevin Hart." Johnson also noted that two key roles remain to be cast: "One bad ass girl. One semi-sorta bad ass dude." The movie is scheduled for release on Juy 28, 2017. [Instagram]

Jack Black / Dwayne Johnson

 

Submergence

Submergence: The first official photo from Submergence features James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander in an intimate pose. Directed by Wim Wenders, the romantic thriller follows an engineer and a bio-mathematician who meet at an isolated hotel before undertaking dangerous missions in different parts of the world. The film is currently in production. [Screen Daily]

 

Brenda Chapman

Come Away: Brenda Chapman (above), who codirected the Academy Award-winning animated film Brave, will make her live-action directing debut. Titled Come Away, the movie is described as a fantasy drama that's a prequel to both Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland; it imagines that the titular characters of those movies are brother and sister whose eldest brother dies in an accident. Thereafter they try to help their parents deal with the tragedy. [Deadline]

 

Cafe Society Trailer: Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg star in the first trailer from Cafe Society. Written and directed by Woody Allen, it follows a young man who moves to Hollywood in the 1930s, seeking work in the film industry, only to discover another star-filled society. Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Corey Stoll and Parker Posey also star; the movie will open in theaters on July 29. [Movieclips]

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