The Human Fly takes flight; Michael K. Williams shackles himself to Twelve Years A Slave; Rose Byrne is one of the Interns and Kevin Hart asks a few questions About Last Night.
It looks like The Human Fly is about to be buzzing in the direction of the box office. The rights to the former Marvel character (what did he do, retire?) have been bought by Paramount Pictures-based Eisenberg-Fisher Productions, who plan to produce the feature independently.
The Bill Mantlo created character, who only lasted for nineteen issues, but it looks like the thirst for superhero material means that even third and fourth-tier characters are being mined for potential box office gold.
I’m still waiting on a Bat-Mite movie!
Michael K. Williams has joined the cast of Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years A Slave.
Williams, who is best known for his work on The Wire and Boardwalk Empire will star alongside Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the adaptation of Solomon Northup’s novel.
Twelve Years A Slave is McQueen’s third pairing with Fassbender, having directed the Irish actor in emotionally taxing Hunger and Shame.
Rose Byrne is pondering signing on the dotted line to laugh-it-up with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in Interns.
The X-Men: First Class actress would ‘play a high-ranking executive who starts a relationship with Wilson’s character’ in the Shawn Levy-directed film which starts shooting on July 9th. Don’t worry about Vaughn though; he has JoAnna Garcia as his love interest.
Interns reunites the Wedding Crashing duo of Wilson and Vaughn, a combination which grossed over $209 million at the US box office in 2005.
Source: Source: EW
The 1986 film was based on the David Mamet play, Sexual Perversity in Chicago. Leslye Headland will write a script for this 21st Century redo. Rewriting Mamet – that’s a tough call.
That’s it for now. See you at the movies.