Movie News: Penny Marshall Returning to Baseball with 'Effa'; Sean Penn in Action-Filled Trailer for 'The Gunman'

Movie News: Penny Marshall Returning to Baseball with 'Effa'; Sean Penn in Action-Filled Trailer for 'The Gunman'

Dec 12, 2014

A League of Their Own

Effa: Actress-turned-director Penny Marshall, who helmed 1992's A League of Their Own starring Geena Davis (above), is finally making another baseball movie. She'll direct Effa, based on the life story of Effa Manley, co-owner and business manager of the Newark Eagles of the Negro National League in the 1930s and 1940s -- and the first woman inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. [Deadline]

 

Empty Socks

Empty Socks: Long thought to be lost, Walt Disney's first Christmas movie has turned up in Norway. Empty Socks, a short animated film featuring Oswald, the Lucky Rabbit, was released in 1927; it was one of 26 shorts Disney made for Universal Studios before striking out on his own the following year with a new character: Mickey Mouse. [The Guardian]

 

The Gunman

The Gunman Trailer: Sean Penn stars in an apparently straightforward action role for the first time in his career in The Gunman, which opens wide in theaters on March 6. Penn plays an espionage agent who must clear his name when he comes under suspicion by his own people; Idris Elba, Ray Winstone and Javier Bardem also star. [Yahoo]

 

[REC] 4: Apocalypse

[REC] 4: Apocalypse Trailer: In [REC] 4: Apocalypse, the fourth and final installment of the Spanish horror series, TV reporter Manuela Velasco wakes up on a ship at sea, ostensibly for her own safety as the authorities examine survivors of a zombie outbreak. But safety is only an illusion as the ship quickly gets overrun by bloodthirsty dead people. The thriller will open in theaters on January 2. [MovieClips]

 

 

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