Movie News: Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt Will Star in 'Passengers'; Eli Roth to Direct Giant-Shark Movie 'Meg'

Movie News: Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt Will Star in 'Passengers'; Eli Roth to Direct Giant-Shark Movie 'Meg'

Jun 17, 2015

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Passengers: Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are moving closer to starring together in the sci-fi romance Passengers. The project has not yet received an official "green light" to start production in September, but pre-production has begun. If it goes forward as expected, Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) would direct the big-budget film from an original screenplay by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) about two people on a years-long journey through space. [Heat Vision]

 

Eli Roth

Meg: Eli Roth is in talks to direct Meg, a thriller about a giant shark. It's based on the first in a series of novels by Steve Alten about a deep sea diver who discovers the modern-day existence of a Megaladon, a prehistoric, predatory sea creature that threatens California; in the movie, China will come under attack instead. [Variety]

 

True Detective

LBJ: Woody Harrelson will star in LBJ as U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Rob Reiner will direct; the drama will focus on Johnson's political battles with Congress after John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. Production is scheduled to get underway in September. [Deadline]

 

The Runner

The Runner Trailer: Nicolas Cage stars in The Runner as a New Orleans politician who gets caught up in scandal. Sarah Paulson, Connie Nielsen, and Peter Fonda also star; the drama is heading for release later this year. [MovieClips]

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