Movie News: Robert Pattinson Will Go to Space; Watch Trailer for All-Star Holiday Comedy 'Love the Coopers'

Movie News: Robert Pattinson Will Go to Space; Watch Trailer for All-Star Holiday Comedy 'Love the Coopers'

Aug 27, 2015

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson: Ever since concluding The Twilight Saga, Robert Pattinson has focused on working with indie filmmakers, and that trend continues with a movie in which he will play an astronaut. French auteur Claire Denis is writing the screenplay with British novelist Zadie Smith and Smith's writer/husband Nick Laird; the story is said to "take place beyond the solar system in a future that seems like the present." Production is expected to get underway on the not-yet titled project early next year. [Screen Daily]

 

Hawaii Five-O

Escaping North Korea: Daniel Dae Kim, best known for his roles on TV series Lost and Hawaii Five-O, will produce and star in a feature-film version of Escaping North Korea: Defiance and Hope in the World's Most Repressive Country, a memoir by Mike Kim that detailed his role in helping thousands of refugees flee from North Korea. Rosalind Ross (Matador) is set to write the screenplay. [Deadline]

 

Gideon Raff

Operation Brothers: Gideon Raff, who co-created the currently-airing TV show Tyrant as well as the Israeli series Prisoners of War -- which became Showtime's Homeland -- will write, produce, and direct Operation Brothers. Based on a true story, the film will detail a years-long mission by Israel's spy agency Mossad to rescue thousands of Ethiopian Jewish refugees from Sudan during the late 1970s and early 1980s. [Variety]

 

Love the Coopers

Love the Coopers Trailer: Diane Keaton and John Goodman invite their children (Marisa Tomei, Olivia Wilde, Ed Helms) home for the holidays in Love the Coopers. Perhaps predictably, comic chaos ensues, as well-depicted in the first trailer. Amanda Seyfried, Anthony Mackie, and Alan Arkin also star; the movie will open in theaters on November 13. [Movieclips]

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