Movie News: Roland Emmerich Touted for Sci-Fi Thriller 'Dark Matter'; Watch Nicolas Cage as Crazed Villain in 'Arsenal' Thriller

Movie News: Roland Emmerich Touted for Sci-Fi Thriller 'Dark Matter'; Watch Nicolas Cage as Crazed Villain in 'Arsenal' Thriller

Dec 16, 2016

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Dark Matter: Roland Emmerich (Independence Day: Resurgence; 2012, above) is in early talks to direct Dark Matter, based on a popular novel by Blake Crouch (Wayward Pines). The book follows a college professor who is kidnapped into an alternate world where transferring between dimensions is a reality. [Deadline]

 

Toni Erdmann

Academy Awards: German comedy Toni Erdmann (above) leads the short list of nine movies for Best Foreign Language Film at the upcoming Academy Awards. Other possible nominees include The Salesman (Iran), A Man Called Ove (Sweden) and My Life as a Zucchini (Switzerland). Eighty-five films were submitted for consideration; the five nominees will be selected by specially invited committees and announced on January 24. [Oscars.org]

 

Alllison Janney

I, Tonya: Allison Janney (above) is in talks to portray the eccentric mother of infamous ice skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya. Margot Robbie is set to play the titular character and Sebastian Stan has been cast as Harding's ex-husband Jeff Gillooly; the two plotted an attack against rival skater Nancy Kerrigan in 1994. Janney costars on TV comedy Mom and recently appeared in The Girl on the Train. [Variety]

 

Arsenal

Arsenal Trailer: In the upcoming thriller Arsenal, Nicolas Cage costars as the same character he played in 1993's Deadfall. The new movie stars John Cusack, Jonathan Schaech and Adrian Grenier in a tale of kidnapping and the Southern crime scene. It opens in theaters on January 6. [Movieclips]

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