Movie News: Jessica Chastain Hopes to Join 'It: Chapter Two'; Young Star Found for 'Shazam!'

Movie News: Jessica Chastain Hopes to Join 'It: Chapter Two'; Young Star Found for 'Shazam!'

Nov 07, 2017

Mama

It: Chapter Two: Asked about the possibility of joining the cast of It: Chapter Two, Jessica Chastain says: "I hope we can make it happen." She previously worked with It director Andy Muschietti and producer Barbara Muschietti on horror thriller Mama (above) and notes: "They're like my family." It: Chapter Two is slated for release on September 6, 2019. [ScreenRant]

 

Andi Mack

Shazam!: Asher Angel (Disney's TV show Andi Mack, above far right) is the latest addition to DC's superhero adventure Shazam! He will play the key role of young Billy Batson, who can transform into a superhero -- to be played by Zachary Levi -- by uttering a single word. Mark Strong and Grace Fulton are in talks to join the cast as well. Director David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation) confirmed the news on social media (below). [THR/Instagram]

 

I was hoping to break the news about @asherdovangel last week with this photo but had to wait a bit ??

A post shared by David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) on

 

The Mummy

True History of the Kelly Gang: Russell Crowe (above in The Mummy) will star in True History of the Kelly Gang. It's based on an award-winning novel by Peter Carey about famed Australian outlaw Ned Kelly. Nicholas Hoult, Essie Davis and George MacKay (Captain Fantastic) lead the supporting cast; Justin Kurzel (Assassin's Creed) will direct. [Deadline]

 

Coco

Coco Trailer: In the final trailer for Disney's Coco, young Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) finds himself in the Land of the Dead, where he sets off on an adventure to discover the real story of his family's history. Gael Garcia Bernal and Benjamin Bratt lead the voice cast; the animated movie opens in theaters on November 22. [Movieclips]

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