Movie News: Jordan Peele's Now Writing Next Film, Will Direct Later This Year; Anne Hathaway to Team with 'Mudbound' Director Dee Rees

Movie News: Jordan Peele's Now Writing Next Film, Will Direct Later This Year; Anne Hathaway to Team with 'Mudbound' Director Dee Rees

Feb 20, 2018

Get Out

Jordan Peele: Actor and writer Jordan Peele (above) made his feature directorial debut with last year's spectacularly successful Get Out. Now he's writing his next feature film and says he'll direct it later this year for Universal Pictures: "One thing I know is that this is genre; and playing around with the thriller, horror, action, fun, genre of intrigue is my favorite. That's my sweet spot. So I think tonally it should resemble Get Out. That said, I want to make a completely different movie. I want to address something different than race in the next one." [THR]

 

Colossal

The Last Thing He Wanted: Anne Hathaway (Colossal, above) is in negotiations to star in The Last Thing He Wanted, based on a novel by Joan Didion. First published in 1996, the book follows an American journalist who quits her job to help her father and then finds herself on an island swamped by "arms dealing, covert action, and assassination." Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Dee Rees (Mudbound) will direct from a screenplay by Marco Villalobos. [Variety]

 

Three Billboards

Three Billboards: The British Academy of Film and Television handed out their annual awards and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (above) won five top prizes, including Best Film, Best British Film, Best Actress (Frances McDormand) and Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell). Gary Oldman received the award as Best Actor for Darkest Hour, while Guillermo del Toro was named Best Director for The Shape of Water. Allison Janney was recognized as Best Supporting Actress for I, Tonya. [BBC]

 

Where Is Kyra?

Where Is Kyra? Trailer: Michelle Pfeiffer stars in Where Is Kyra? as a woman who struggles to survive in New York after she loses her job. Kiefer Sutherland also stars in the drama, which will open in theaters on April 6. [Movieclips]

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