Movie News: Reese Witherspoon Developing Barbie Origin Story; Watch Season's Greetings From 'Angry Birds Movie'

Movie News: Reese Witherspoon Developing Barbie Origin Story; Watch Season's Greetings From 'Angry Birds Movie'

Dec 01, 2015

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon: Actress/producer Reese Witherspoon is developing a movie based on the origin story of the wildly popular Barbie doll. The source material is Robin Gerber's book Barbie and Ruth, revolving around the woman who created the doll as inspiration for her daughter; Witherspoon might star. The project is separate and distinct from a live-action movie based on the doll itself, which is scheduled for release on June 21, 2017; Diablo Cody is writing a new version of that script. [The Tracking Board]


Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible 6: Christopher McQuarrie has confirmed that he will be returning to direct the sixth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise. McQuarrie wrote and directed Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and was recently tapped to write the new movie; he's known for his concise, on-point scripts, and that's reflected in his social media message: "Mission: Accepted. #MI6." [Twitter]


The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Submergence: Alicia Vikander (above in The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) is in "advance negotiations" to star opposite James McAvoy in romantic drama Submergence, to be directed by Wim Wenders. Based on a novel by J.M. Ledgard, the story follows "two lovers, facing life-or-death situations and separated by thousands of miles, who find solace in memories of their romance." Production aims to get started in March 2016. [Variety]


The Angry Birds Movie

The Angry Birds Movie Video: Happy hatchlings from the upcoming The Angry Birds Movie send season's greetings in a new video by singing a merry melody until things get a bit cracked. The baby birds are voiced by a group of young children who were asked to sing "Deck the Halls," though none of them knew the words. The voice cast includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, and Danny McBride; the movie is due out in theaters on May 20. [Movieclips]

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