Movie News: James Corden Joins 'Ocean's Eight'; Directors Guild Nominates 'La La Land,' 'Lion' and More

Movie News: James Corden Joins 'Ocean's Eight'; Directors Guild Nominates 'La La Land,' 'Lion' and More

Jan 13, 2017


Ocean's Eight: James Corden (Trolls, above) has joined the cast of Ocean's Eight. Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter are set to star. Corden will play a suspicious insurance investigator in the crime caper spin-off, to be directed by Gary Ross. [Deadline]


La La Land

Directors Guild: Damien Chazelle (La La Land, above with Emma Stone), Garth Davis (Lion), Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By the Sea) and Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) have been nominated by the Director's Guild of America for their annual feature film award. Nominees for first-time features include Davis, Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen), Tim Miller (Deadpool), Nate Parker (The Birth of a Nation) and Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane). The awards will be presented on February 4. [DGA]


Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island Trailer: An awesome new trailer for Kong: Skull Island, prepared for the Japanese market, provides thunderous narration along with Japanese subtitles for the English dialogue. Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson star; the movie opens on March 10 in U.S. theaters. [Movieclips]



Sleight Trailer: Jacob Lattimore stars in Sleight as a street magician who must care for his little sister after the death of their parents. As the first trailer shows, however, he is soon drawn into a dangerous world, fraught with peril. The movie opens in theaters on April 7. [Movieclips]

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