Movie News Wrap Up: 'Pitch Perfect 2,' 'Agent 47' & More

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This Week:

The Indonesian horror film Killers gets a domestic release; San Andreas nabs Alexandra Daddario; Hannah Ware joins Agent 47; The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen signs on to helm Risk; and Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson will return for Pitch Perfect 2.


Horror aficionados better pay attention, because a real treat is headed our way later this year. Well Go USA has just announced they will distribute the Indonesian film Killers to US theaters in Q4 of 2014.

Killers US Distribution Release Date

Killers is yet another disturbing horror flick orchestrated by the Mo Brothers, Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel. It follows two men, one a journalist and the other a Japanese killer, in a sinister game of cat and mouse. The film premiered at last month's Sundance Film Festival where it generated a ton of buzz.

Part of the film's high profile stems from producer Gareth Evans (The Raid: Redemption) who, coincidentally, worked with Timo Tjahjanto on the "Safe Haven" segment in V/H/S/2. Needless to say, this is a horror film built for fans, and one to keep an eye out for.

Source: The Wrap


Percy Jackson and True Detective star Alexandra Daddario will join Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in San Andreas.

Alexandra Daddario Cast San Andreas

The film features Johnson as a chopper pilot searching for his daughter after a massive California earthquake. Daddario will play the daughter character.

While few would have recognized Alexandra Daddario a few years ago, her star has been on the rise in recent months. San Andreas looks to be a big step up for the actress, and an intriguing action vehicle for Johnson, so we'll see how it all comes together.

Source: Deadline


Relative newcomer Hannah Ware has signed on for an unknown role in Fox's Hitman reboot, Agent 47, which also features Zachary Quinto and Rupert Friend. Could she be villain, assassination target, or love interest?

Hannah Ware Cast Agent 47

Most of Ware's prominent on-screen credits have been on TV with roles in the ABC series Betrayal and Kelsey Grammar's Boss. And coincidentally her most recent film credit is a role in the Oldboy remake, meaning she's no stranger to "re-dos."

While Fox's first Hitman film wasn't an outright disaster, it left a lot to be desired as far as video game adaptations go. However, with both a Need for Speed and an Assassin's Creed film on the docket, Agent 47 could come around at just the right moment.

Source: Deadline


Once prominent action director Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious, XXX) has signed on to helm Risk.

Rob Cohen Direct Jewel Heist Film Risk

Thankfully, Risk is not an adaption of the popular board game but is instead a jewelry heist caper. The film follows a former thief broken out of prison and tasked with the trademark "last job." However, a contentious relationship with his boss and partner puts the thief on a different path.

While Cohen's track record has been less than stellar in recent years, he is poised to make a splash with Risk. The project is currently seeking distribution and stars, and is targeting a summer 2014 shoot date.

Source: THR


Universal Pictures has announced stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson will reprise their roles as Beca and Amy in Pitch Perfect 2. The studio followed up the news with the below poster.

Anna Kendrick Rebel Wilson Return Pitch Perfect 2

This news comes not long after word broke that producer Elizabeth Banks would take over as director for the a capella sequel. In all honesty, it was practically a foregone conclusion that Kendrick and Wilson would return, especially given how successful the first film was. Not to mention, both actresses have seen huge bumps in their public profile since starring in Pitch Perfect, so it's only fair that they give back.

Also returning for Pitch Perfect 2 is screenwriter Kay Cannon who is hard at work on the sequel's script. All we ask is that the creatives come up with at least one new hit song so we can get "Cups" out of our heads.

Pitch Perfect 2 will hit theaters on May 15, 2015.

Source: Coming Soon

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