Movie News: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish to Star in Comic-Book Mob Drama 'The Kitchen'; 'Den of Thieves 2' on Its Way

Movie News: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish to Star in Comic-Book Mob Drama 'The Kitchen'; 'Den of Thieves 2' on Its Way

Feb 14, 2018

Ghostbusters

The Kitchen: Melissa McCarthy (Ghostbusters, above) is finalizing a deal to star with Tiffany Haddish in a big-screen comic book adaptation. The Kitchen, a comic book series by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle that was first published in 2014 by DC's Vertigo, is described as a "gritty drama," set in 1970s New York. The story follows what happens after mob leaders are arrested and their wives take over the criminal enterprise. Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) wrote the screenplay and will make her directorial debut. [Deadline]

 

Den of Thieves

Den of Thieves 2: A sequel to crime thriller Den of Thieves, which opened in theaters last month, is already on its way. Gerard Butler (above) will reprise his role as a government agent; O'Shea Jackson Jr. is in negotiations to costar once again as a big-money thief. Christian Gudegast, who wrote and directed the original, is writing the sequel, which will take place in Europe, and will also direct. Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is also confirmed to return as costar and producer. [Deadline]

 

Fifty Shades Freed

Detective Pikachu: Rita Ora (above in Fifty Shades Freed with Luke Grimes and Dakota Johnson) has joined the cast of Detective Pikachu, which is now in production. It's based on the Pokemon game franchise; Ryan Reynolds stars in the titular role alongside Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton. The supporting cast includes Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy and Suki Waterhouse. [THR]

 

Rampage

Rampage Trailer: When Dwayne Johnson's friend George experiences some unexpected issues, an entire city is placed in danger. Based on the classic video game, a new trailer for Rampage shows what happens when experiments on animals go very, very wrong. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello and Naomie Harris also star; the action adventure will open in theaters on April 20. [Movieclips]

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