Anna Kendrick will headline the Trolls movie; Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal circle a POW drama; Teresa Palmer may join Point Break; and Colin Firth is no longer voicing Paddington.
Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick has signed on for the lead role in Fox's Trolls movie.
Kendrick will play Poppy, a Trolls princess who takes off on an adventure of some sort. Poppy also reportedly has a knack for singing, which makes Kendrick a
pitch perfect fit for the voice role.
The Trolls movie will reportedly delve into the origins of the dolls' colorful and outlandish hairstyles. Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After) will direct.
Trolls is set to hit theaters on November 4, 2016.
Source: The Wrap
Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal are reportedly working on a feature film about POW Bowe Bergdahl.
The duo, which previously collaborated on the Oscar nominated dramas The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, have been eyeing the story for a while and are now ready to pull the trigger. It just so happens that there is also a competing film about Bergdahl in development at Fox Searchlight, so it behooves them to move quickly.
For those who might not be familiar, Bowe Bergdahl was an Army sergeant who was held captive by the Taliban for five years in Afghanistan. Not exactly uncharted territory for Boal and Bigelow, but if it ain't broke…
Teresa Palmer is in talks to join the Point Break remake.
Palmer is reportedly up for the love interest role in the film, opposite male lead Luke Bracey. Bracey will be playing a hotshot young cop, named Johnny Utah, who tries to infiltrate a group of criminals led by adrenaline junkie Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez).
For all intents and purposes, it sounds like the Point Break remake isn't stepping too far outside the original's shadow. That could prove to be the film's key to success, or its downfall; we'll have to wait and see.
Point Break hits theaters on August 7, 2015
Colin Firth is out as the voice of Paddington in the upcoming animated film.
The news comes just days after the first full trailer for the film, an adaptation of the Michael Bond children's books, hit the Net. However, both Firth and Studiocanal report the split was amicable, although no official reason is given.
While we may never learn why the Oscar winner dropped out, it's hard not to think the decision had something to do with the trailer. Strangely, though, that first footage, which had a decidedly slapstick tone to it, did not feature any of Firth's performance. Regardless, the hunt for a new Paddington voice is on.
Paddington releases December 25, 2014.