Movie News: Liam Neeson Set for 'The Revenger'; Michael B. Jordan and Jonah Hill Touted for Def Jam Bio-Pic

Movie News: Liam Neeson Set for 'The Revenger'; Michael B. Jordan and Jonah Hill Touted for Def Jam Bio-Pic

Sep 16, 2015

Liam Neeson

The Revenger: Liam Neeson is set to star in The Revenger, an action-comedy from the writing team of Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night at the Museum). The duo sold the movie on the strength of their pitch, which is being kept under wraps; now they need to write the script. Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) will direct. [Deadline]

 

Michael B. Jordan / Jonah Hill

Def Jam: Reportedly, Michael B. Jordan (Creed) and Jonah Hill have been considered by Universal as possible candidates to star as Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin, respectively, in a movie about the early years of influential record label Def Jam Recordings. The project is still in the preliminary stages, but the studio recently enjoyed big success with the musical bio-pic Straight Outta Compton. The 1985 film Krush Groove featured a fictionalized version of the label's founding. [Deadline]

 

In Time

Trolls: Justin Timberlake will lend his voice to the animated musical Trolls. He will voice a character named Branch, described as a "hilariously hardcore" survivalist; Anna Kendrick stars as Princess Poppy. The movie is based on the Troll dolls, which became popular in the 1960s; it's heading for release in theaters on November 4, 2016. [Variety]

 

War Pigs

War Pigs Clip: In a new clip from War Pigs, Mickey Rourke tries to convince Luke Goss to join his merry band of misfits as they go behind enemy lines on a dangerous mission during World War II. Dolph Lundgren then makes an appearance as a member of the French Foreign Legion. The movie will be released on September 18. [Movieclips]

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