Movie News: Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in Real-Life Cop Thriller 'The Black Hand'; Watch First 'Girls Trip' Teaser

Movie News: Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in Real-Life Cop Thriller 'The Black Hand'; Watch First 'Girls Trip' Teaser

Feb 01, 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio

The Black Hand: Leonardo DiCaprio will star in The Black Hand. Paramount Pictures will hire a writer to adapt the book by Stephan Talty, which follows a New York City police officer in the late 19th century who sought to stop a ruthless criminal enterprise from Italy. The gang kidnapped people and then extorted their families for ransom. [Deadline]

 

The Godfather

Francis & The Godfather: HBO will make Francis & The Godfather, based on the real-life drama behind the scenes of Francis Ford Coppola's famed adaptation of Mario Puzo's novel. Andrew Farotte is revising his own script, which focuses on the creation of the movie, from the hiring of writer/director Coppola to the casting of its stars to dealings with the Mafia in New York City. [Variety]

 

Olivia Wilde

Life Itself: Olivia Wilde (above), Olivia Cooke, Antonio Banderas, Laia Costa and Samuel L. Jackson have joined the cast of Life Itself. Oscar Isaac will star in the relationship drama; he and Wilde will portray a "lovestruck couple" who set the plot in motion. Dan Fogelman (TV's This Is Us) has written the original screenplay and will direct. [Deadline]

 

Girls Trip Teaser: As the first teaser suggests, Girls Trip follows longtime friends Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish and Queen Latifah as they head off on vacation to renew their friendships and have an excellent time. The movie will open in theaters on July 21. [Movieclips]

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