Update: 'Breaking Bad' Director Lands 'Wonder Woman'

Update: 'Breaking Bad' Director Lands 'Wonder Woman'

Nov 24, 2014

Michelle MacLaren / Gal Gadot

Wonder Woman: Update: It's now confirmed that Michelle MacLaren will direct Wonder Woman from a script that she will help develop, though the writers have not been named at this point.

Television veteran Michelle MacLaren, who has directed multiple stylish, memorable episodes of Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones, is in talks to helm Wonder Woman. Also on that list, according to THR, are Homeland director Lesli Linka Glatter and The Babadook director Jennifer Kent. Gal Gadot is set to debut as the character in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with a stand-alone Wonder Woman adventure due in theaters in 2017. [Variety]


THG: Mockinjay 1 / The Guest / Kick-Ass

Forty Thieves: The ever-busy Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb) will direct a new, comic version of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, titled simply Forty Thieves. Young actors Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), Dan Stevens (The Guest) and Evan Peters (Kick-Ass) are testing to play the lead, a character named Allen. [The Wrap]


Real-life 'Godfather' house

The Godfather: If you make an offer that cannot be refused, you may become the new owner of a home made famous in the film classic The Godfather. Located on New York's Staten Island, the English Tudor-style house was built in 1930 and is now for sale for some $3 million; it served as the home of the Corleone family in the famed gangster movie. According to the estate agent, "the kitchen is to die for." [Staten Island Advance]


The Cobbler

The Cobbler Trailer: Adam Sandler stars in The Cobbler as a sad-sack shoe repairman who discovers one night that he can inhabit the souls of his customers by putting on their shoes. The first trailer explores that idea to surprising effect; Dustin Hoffman, Steve Buscemi, Dan Stevens and Ellen Barkin also star; the movie is aiming for release next year. [YouTube]




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