Movie News: Ryan Reynolds Touted for 'The Rosie Project'; Angelina Jolie's 'Cleopatra' Moves Forward

Movie News: Ryan Reynolds Touted for 'The Rosie Project'; Angelina Jolie's 'Cleopatra' Moves Forward

Apr 07, 2016

Criminal

The Rosie Project: Ryan Reynolds (Criminal, above) is considering a lead role in The Rosie Project. Written by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber (Paper Towns), the romantic comedy follows a genetics professor who creates a scientific survey to find the perfect mate, only to have his plans foiled by a beguiling woman named Rosie. Jennifer Lawrence was once touted for the lead before she exited, followed by director Richard Linklater. [Deadline]

 

Angelina Jolie

Cleopatra: David Scarpa has been hired to write a new draft of the screenplay for Cleopatra, based on the popular book Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff. Angelina Jolie is still set to play the lead role. No director is currently attached, though both James Cameron and David Fincher considered the project in the past. [Deadline]

 

Bella Thorne

Be Here Now: Bella Thorne (The Duff) is in talks to star in Be Here Now. It's described as a coming-of-age story about young people at a music festival and chance encounters that change their lives forever. If negotiations are successful, Thorne would play a photographer seeking to establish her reputation as an artist at the festival. [The Wrap]

 

The Ones Below

The Ones Below Trailer: A couple expecting their first child make friends with new neighbors, but soon discover that the friendship is fraught with peril. The first trailer for suspense thriller The Ones Below is atmospheric and frightening. The movie, starring Clémence Poésy, will be released on May 27. [Movieclips]

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