Movie News: Viola Davis Joins Steve McQueen's 'Widows' Remake; First Look at Nick Jonas in 'Jumanji'

Movie News: Viola Davis Joins Steve McQueen's 'Widows' Remake; First Look at Nick Jonas in 'Jumanji'

Sep 28, 2016

Widows: Viola Davis will star in the next movie from Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave). It's a heist thriller based on the 1983 British miniseries Widows, in which a group of women take on a robbery their husbands died attempting (there was already an American remake for TV in 2002). McQueen is writing the script with Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn. [Variety]

 

Jumanji: Dwayne Johnson continued his behind-the-scenes coverage of his Jumanji sequel by sharing a first look at Nick Jonas in the movie on Instagram. "He's gonna kill this role like I kill things with my bare hands," Johnson wrote of the singer-turned-actor. Jonas looks to be playing a pilot of some kind and, like Johnson, probably one of the avatars of the video game within the movie. [Instagram]

 

Untitled Talk Show Host Movie: Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson are teaming up for a movie being described as The Devil Wears Prada meets Broadcast News. Kaling wrote the untitled script and will play the first woman writer for a veteran late-night talk show host, played by Thompson, who is on the verge of losing the program. Scott Rudin (The Social Network) is producing. [Variety

 

Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids Trailer: Following its hit debut at the Toronto International Film Festival this month, Jonathan Demme's latest concert film has a shiny new trailer. Focused on Justin Timberlake and his group the Tennessee Kids as they perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in January 2015. You can catch the documentary on Netflix beginning October 12. [Netflix]

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