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Latest News Round-up

News is going slowly with “Disobedience” recently wrapping up filming and “Game Night” being in pre-production. We will round-up the latest news on both project in this post.

Variety is reporting that Lamorne Morris is in negotiations to join “Game Night“. Morris joins Rachel, Jason Bateman, Jesse Plemons and Kylie Bunbury. Bunbury and Morris will play one of the couples. Production is expected to start within the next few months.

• According to Project CastingGame Night” is having an open casting calls for the movie with the production expected to start in early April and filming taking place in Atlanta, Georgia.

According to an interview with Alan Corduner, “Disobedience” that the movie is expected to be released in the fall. Corduner is also set to co-star in the movie, which he describes as a low-budget movie set in North London’s Orthodox Jewish community. The movie is currently in post-production with no exact date has been announced.


“Disobedience”: It’s A Wrap!

According to several reports filming for “Disobedience” has wrapped. Screen Daily is reporting that director Sebastián Lelio flew to Berlin to attend the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival yesterday after wrapping up production on “Disobedience“. Last weekend the cast and crew attended a wrap party for the movie in London and according to a local report by the German newspaper Morning Post the director was expected to fly to New York last Sunday to continue production on the movie. Before the New York shoot, the cast and crew mainly filmed in (North) London, including in the Cricklewood area. Furthermore, local reports were also reporting Rachel visited the Hasmonean School to do research for her role. As we reported on twitter earlier this week the director of photography/cinematographer is Danny Cohen (The King’s Speech, Room, The Danish Girl). While an official release date has not yet been announced, Cohen’s agency is reporting a 2017 release for the movie. Furthermore, IMDB is also reporting the 2017 release date and recently added several (supporting) cast members to the cast list.

The movie is based on Naomi Alderman’s best selling novel with the same title and her father, who is also a consultant of the movie and has a small role, wrote an article on the movie for a local newspaper which you can find after the jump. He is praising both Rachel and her co-star Rachel Weisz: “Ronit is played by the incomparable Rachel Weisz and her lover Esti by the equally unrivalled Rachel McAdams”. He also confirms Rachel is wearing a sheitel (wig worn by married Jewish women) for her role.
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“Game Night” Casting Update

“Game Night” Casting Update

Variety is reporting that Kylie Bunbury (Pitch) is in negotiations to join Rachel, Jason Bateman and Jesse Plemons to star in “Game Night“. It was reported last week that Warner Bros will release the movie on February 16, 2018.

Kylie Bunbury, star of the freshman Fox series “Pitch,” is in negotiations to join Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams in the New Line comedy “Game Night.”

Jesse Plemons is also on board to topline with Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley — the directing duo behind the 2015 comedy “Vacation” — helming the movie. Bateman is producing alongside James Garavente for Aggregate Films, while John Davis and John Fox will produce for Davis Entertainment. Goldstein and Daley also wrote the latest version of the screenplay, based on Mark Perez’s original draft.

Further, they are also reporting that “production is expected to start within the next few months”. According to USA Casting News the movie will start filming in April in Atlanta with casting currently underway by Rich Delia.
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Reminder: “Doctor Strange” Available On Digital HD

We want to remind everyone that Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” is available on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere starting today (in the United States). Rachel co-stars as Christine Palmer alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. You can head over to Marvel.com to find your platform. The DVD/Blu-Ray will be released on February 28 and be sure to check out our previous post for more details. The movie is currently Rachel’s highest grossing movie of all time with over 670 million in total and still counting. The movie is currently #95 in the top 100 highest grossing movies of all time. Furthermore, the movie is currently also one of Rachel’s highest rated movies on Rotten Tomatoes (with 90%)


“Game Night” Gets February 2018 Release (US)

Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. will open New Line’s “Game Night” on February 16, 2018 in the United States. Rachel is expected to star alongside Jason Bateman.

Warner Bros. will open New Line’s Game Night on Feb. 16, 2018. Pic starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams centers around a group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery. Movie is directed and written by Vacation filmmakers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. The duo are also have credits on the script for Sony/Marvel’s Spider-man: Homecoming.

That’s Presidents’ Day weekend and Game Night will match wits against Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther and Universal/DreamWorks Animation’s Larrikins.

Bateman is to produce via his banner Aggregate Films and partner James Garavente. John Davis and John Fox will produce for Davis Entertainment.

Last month Variety reported that Jesse Plemons (Fargo) is in negotiations to join Rachel and Bateman with the production is expected to start sometime in the first quarter. As we previously reported filming will reportedly start in April but nothing has been confirmed yet. Let’s hope additional casting is under way!


“Doctor Strange” Digital HD/Blu-Ray/DVD Details

Marvel announced the details for the upcoming release of “Doctor Strange” on Digital HD/Blu-Ray/DVD. The digital HD release in the United States is set for February 14 while the Blu-Ray/DVD is set for February 28. You can head over to Marvel.com to find your prefered platform. Marvel’s official press release can be found after the jump, which includes details on the extras.

Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange,” the story of Dr. Stephen Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts, has mesmerized both audiences and critics, pulling in more than $658.3 million at the worldwide box office to date and earning a 90% critics consensus on Rotten Tomatoes. The biggest single-character introduction in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it also carries on Marvel Studios’ winning streak as the 14th consecutive MCU film to debut at #1 at the domestic box office.

On Feb. 14, “Doctor Strange” fans can bring home the critically acclaimed blockbuster early on Digital HD/3D and Disney Movies Anywhere, or on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, Digital SD, DVD and On-Demand on Feb. 28. The Blu-ray and Digital releases come packaged with over 80 minutes of fascinating, never-before-seen bonus materials, including five behind-the-scenes featurettes, five deleted scenes, hilarious outtakes, part two of the comical mockumentary “Team Thor,” audio commentary, and an exclusive look at the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Rachel Joins “Game Night”

Variety is reporting that Rachel and Jason Bateman will star in “Game Night“. THR is reporting Rachel is “in negotiations to star opposite Jason Bateman”, while EW also confirms the news by reporting that Rachel and Bateman will “headline the New Line comedy”. Rachel previously worked with Bateman on “State Of Play“. Daley confirmed the news on his official twitter account by writing, “very excited to announce this!”

Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams will star in the New Line Comedy “Game Night.”

“Vacation’s” directing duo of Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley will helm the movie with Bateman producing alongside James Garavente for Aggregate Films. John Davis and John Fox will produce for Davis Entertainment. Goldstein and Daley also wrote the latest draft of the screenplay.

“Game Night,” which has been in development at New Line since 2013 when Mark Perez wrote the original script, follows several couples who gather for their regularly-planned game night when something goes terribly wrong.

Although Bateman has only recently formally signed on to star, Aggregate has been producing this project since the pitch stage and brought on Goldstein & Daley. They were also instrumental in getting Rachel McAdams on board.
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2017 A Look Ahead

We want to wish everyone a happy new year! Our look ahead is turning into an annual post just like our year in review. Last year and the year before we gave you a look ahead of 2016 and 2015. We will give you a look ahead of what we can expect in 2017.

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“Disobedience” Casting Update

News is going slowly this past few weeks. Deadline reported earlier this month that actor Alessandro Nivola joined the cast of “Disobedience“. Nivola will play Rachel’s husband and seem to confirm the news by retweeting it on his official twitter account. As previously reported filming is expected to start after the holidays, on January 3.

Alessandro Nivola is in talks to join the cast of Disobedience, the Sebastian Lelio-directed drama starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams and based on Naomi Alderman’s 2006 novel.

Nivola will play McAdams’ husband, an orthodox rabbi in North London whose marriage is threatened by his wife’s forbidden romance with a lapsed Jewish woman (Weisz) returning to the community after years of self-imposed exile. The pic is being produced by Weisz, Element Pictures’ Ed Guiney, Film4 and Braven Pictures’ Frida Torresblanco. Lelio (Gloria) co-wrote the script with Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

FilmNation Entertainment is co-financing with Film4 and handling international sales.

Fun fact: Rachel was spotted in the audience of Othello at New York Theater Workshop New York earlier this week. This adaptation of Othello stars Rachel Weisz’s husband Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo.


“Wedding Crashers 2” Update

While Isla Fisher was on the Today Show she revealed a “Wedding Crashers” sequel might be happening, as we reported last weekend. Now, Deadline and Variety are confirming the news. The latter is reporting the movie is in “early development”. Both are reporting New Line found screenplay writers. No deal has been made, but Deadline is reporting they are planning or bringing back the original cast including Rachel.

Insiders say there is reason to be hopeful, even though it’s not near a green light because the stars need to sign off creatively and then make deals that will be pricey. I’m told is a sequel script has just been turned in by Evan Susser & Van Robichaux to New Line, and the plan is for David Dobkin to return as director, along with the original stars Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Fisher and Rachel McAdams. No word on whether they’ll try to bring back Will Ferrell, Bradley Cooper or Christopher Walken, each of whom had memorable moments in the first film. Andrew Panay is returning as producer.

New Line sparked to the writing team Susser & Robichaux after they scripted the upcoming Ice Cube-Charlie Day starrer Fist Fight, which the studio releases February 17. The writers competed for the open writing assignment, and their pitch for the sequel won them the job. The original grossed $285 million worldwide on a $40 million budget.

Writer Evan Susser confirmed the news on his twitter account.


“Wedding Crashers” Sequel In Development?

“Wedding Crashers” Sequel In Development?

Rachel’s co-star Isla Fisher stopped by the Today Show yesterday and she revealed the sequel to “Wedding Crashers” might happen. She told the hosts that she bumped to Vince Vaughn, she said “I bumped into Vince Vaughn at a party and he said apparently we are going to be making a sequel.I’m excited to see what happened to Gloria.” When asked if it’s a done deal, she replied she doesn’t know about a done deal, and that she “probably shouldn’t announce it on morning television,” but said “apparently some talk of it, which is fun.” You can find the interview segment of Isla talking about the possibility of a sequel after the jump. This is not the first time there were rumors about a sequel for the movie, back in 2011 it was reported there was a sequel in the works. Keep in mind that no confirmation or reports have been made thus far, but we will try to keep you posted.

The movie celebrated it’s 10 year anniversary last year and Rachel has always stated she probably had the most fun on-set of “Wedding Crashers“. She told the press in 2013: “People have asked me what film I had the best time on, and I’d say Wedding Crashers. It was an absolutely beautiful time of year, filming out on the Chesapeake.” A few years ago Rachel was asked if she would be open to reprising her role of Claire Cleary and told reporters, “In a heartbeat — yeah, I would. It’s actually one of the movies I’ve had the most fun on”, citing a “great cast” and “great energy” on set.

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