Apple Studios has locked in its deal to acquire Top Gun: Maverick helmer Joseph Kosinski’s Formula One racing film, starring Academy Award winner Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood). The streamer entered exclusive negotiations to pick up the project back in January, as we told you first.
The as-yet-untitled film will have Pitt playing a driver who comes out of retirement to compete alongside a rookie against the titans of his sport.
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Bong Joon Ho’s follow-up film to his Oscar-winning Parasite is gaining quite the ensemble, as sources tell Deadline that Toni Collette and Mark Ruffalo (whose deals are in final negotiations), along with Naomi Ackie, are joining Robert Pattinson in Bong’s next feature at Warner Bros. The untitled film is based on the novel Mickey7 by Edward Ashton.
Bong will write, direct and produce for his production company Offscreen, alongside Kate Street Picture Company’s Dooho Choi and Plan B’s Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, as part of the latter’s overall deal with Warner Bros. The film reteams Bong and Choi with Brad Pitt’s Plan B following their successful collaboration on the director’s 2017 film Okja.
Amazon Studios and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment are developing a limited series based on “The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. The United States of America,” historian Eric Cervini’s New York Times bestseller. The book tells the story of Frank Kameny, a Department of Defense astronomer in the 1950s who became a leading figure in the fight for LGBTQ civil rights when he sued the federal government after being fired because he was gay.
Tony-winning playwright Matthew López (“The Inheritance”) is set to adapt, Variety has exclusively learned.
Nia DaCosta is confirmed to direct the film adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ debut novel “The Water Dancer” for MGM, as reported on April 18.
“The Water Dancer” follows Young Hiram Walker, who was born into bondage, per an official synopsis. As a child, Hiram loses his mother and, over time, all memory of her. Now a young man, Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a mysterious power he never realized he had and struggles to understand.
Author Coates co-produces with Maceo-Lyn along with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment.
Plan B, the production company owned by actor Brad Pitt, has boarded the long-gestating “Beetlejuice” sequel.
The film, which has been in development for the better part of twenty years, has been on-and-off Warner Bros’s dance card for years. At one stage a Seth Grahame-Smith script commissioned by WB indicated that the project may be inching forward.
That Grahame-Smith script is no longer being used as the template for the film, with Plan B said to be starting from scratch.
Clifton Collins Jr., Michael Gandolfini, Josh Hamilton and Brooklynn MacKinzie are rounding out the cast for Cory Finley’s movie adaptation of M.T. Anderson’s young adult novel Landscape With Invisible Hand for MGM, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Annapurna Pictures
They join an ensemble cast that already added Asante Blackk, Tiffany Haddish and Kylie Rogers. Collins Jr. appears in Guillermo Del Toro’s Nightmare Alley, while Gandolfini most recently starred in The Many Saints of Newark, directed by Alan Taylor and written by David Chase, where he played the role of his late father’s character Tony Soprano.
• The BP Press section (2021) with the latest Miraval interview by Brad’s business partner Damien Quintard.
• The Plan B page was updated.
• The Movies section has been updated. I added the latest movies: Deadpool 2, Ad Astra & Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
And I have been working hard at some gallery updates. Expect some BP Media updates again too. Check out the nice one below this post.
• x045 October 06, 2019 – GQ Photoshoot
• x003 Photoshoot (2019)
• x039 October 27, 2014 – Between Two Ferns
• x053 May 16, 2017 – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
• x033 September 19, 2019- Jimmy Fallon
• x067 September 20, 2019 – The Ellen Show
PS. The videos of the above screencapped interviews/clips can be found at the BP Media section.