Movie News: Spielberg/Hanks Spy Thriller Gets Title; Watch a Jolting 'Poltergeist' TV Spot

Movie News: Spielberg/Hanks Spy Thriller Gets Title; Watch a Jolting 'Poltergeist' TV Spot

Mar 19, 2015

Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies: Tom Hanks and director Steven Spielberg are teaming on a Cold War thriller that now has a new title, Bridge of Spies. Set in 1962, the movie tells the true-life story of an American spy plane pilot who was shot down over Russia. As depicted in the first official photo above, Hanks plays a lawyer who negotiates the pilot's release. Longtime Spielberg collaborator John Williams will not be composing the musical score, though, due to a health issue, and so Thomas Newman will fill that role. The movie opens in theaters on October 16. [Dreamworks]


Away From Her

Little Women: Sarah Polley, Academy Award-nominated for her Away From Her script, will adapt Louisa May Alcott's classic novel Little Women for the big screen. The actress turned filmmaker will focus on writing the screenplay before deciding whether she wants to direct as well. [The Wrap]


Gina Rodriguez

Deepwater Horizon: Gina Rodriguez, who has risen to fame as the star of TV's Jane the Virgin, is in talks to star opposite Mark Wahlberg in Deep Horizon. Peter Berg will direct the movie, which is based on the disastrous 2010 BP oil rig spill in the Gulf Coast. Rodriguez would play a machinery operator who attempted to contact the Coast Guard when things started to go wrong. The movie is set for release on September 30, 2016. [The Wrap]



Poltergeist TV Spot: The jolting first TV spot for Poltergeist squeezes a lot of thrills into 30 seconds, paying brief homage to the 1982 original before introducing a frightened little girl, her frightened father (Sam Rockwell), and a new tag line: "Help me." The remake hits theaters on May 22. [20th Century Fox]

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