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Tom to star in Russo Brothers’ ‘Cherry’

Tom to star in Russo Brothers’ ‘Cherry’

With the culmination of the “Avengers” storyline on the horizon, Spider-Man actor Tom Holland is in talks to star in the Russo brothers’ “Cherry,” which is expected to be the directing duo’s first feature non-Marvel gig. “Avengers: Endgame” helmers Joe and Anthony Russo will direct from a script by Jessica Goldberg, who adapted the novel “Exit West” for the brothers’ studio AGBO and was creator and EP of Hulu series “The Path.” AGBO acquired the rights to Nico Walker’s book, “Cherry,” in August, with plans to shoot over the summer.

“Cherry” parallels the true life story of the author, a former Army medic who returned from Iraq with extreme undiagnosed PTSD, fell into opioid addiction and began robbing banks. Walker was caught and convicted in 2011 and is scheduled to be released in 2020.

The brothers will produce along with AGBO’s Mike Larocca. AGBO has made its presence known as it continues to build its development slate. After it won the rights to “Cherry” following a highly competitive bidding war last summer, the pic became a top priority at the upstart studio. Holland became an easy choice for the lead role due to the trio’s involvement in “Captain America: Civil War” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Holland is reprising his role as Peter Parker in “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” which bows this summer, and stars in Lionsgate tentpole “Chaos Walking.” Both the Russo brothers and Holland are repped by WME. Holland is also repped by The Curtis Brown Group.

Tom to star in Disney Pixar’s movie ‘Onward’

Tom to star in Disney Pixar’s movie ‘Onward’

Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios announced the title of its next feature-length project: Onward. The film will star Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer.

At last year’s D23, Pixar revealed that the plot would follow a world of “suburban fantasy,” populated by beings of fantasy stories like trolls, elves, centaurs and more. In this world, machines take the place of magic — so elves use cell phones and centaurs eat fast food. Instead of being mysterious, glamorous creatures, unicorns are racoon-like pests. Anthropomorphic trees grow in the middle of parking lots. “At Pixar we try to create stories that come from some kind of personal truth, this film was inspired by my own relationship with my brother.” said director Dan Scanlon (Monsters University) in a press release.

The plot will follow two teenage elf brothers (presumably voiced by Pratt and Holland) as they embark on a quest to see if there’s any magic left in the world.

Onward comes to theaters on March 6, 2020.

Tom in Talks to Star In ‘1917’

Tom in Talks to Star In ‘1917’

Spider-Man star Tom Holland is in talks to take on the lead role in 1917, a World War I drama from director Sam Mendes. The movie is set to begin production in April 2019 and will have a $100 million budget.

There are currently no plot details at this time. Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners gained the rights to project with Universal distributing. Paramount, Sony and New Regency were also pursuing the project.

Mendes co-wrote the script for 1917 with Wilson-Cairns in London while he was working on Jez Butterworth’s London stage debut of The Ferryman, and he explained to Deadline that he’s not only excited to finally get the movie produced (he had been working on the script for over a year), but he “couldn’t be happier to be back working with Amblin and Steven Spielberg again.”

1917 is set to hit theaters in December 2019.

Tom in talks for ‘The Devil All The Time’

Tom in talks for ‘The Devil All The Time’

Christine and Simon Killer director Antonio Campos has set up his next film just in time to be a hot Toronto sales package. Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, Chris Evans and Tracy Letts are in talks to star in The Devil All the Time. The pic is an adaptation of Donald Ray Pollock’s 2011 novel that Campos and Paulo Campos penned. Antonio Campos will direct. The film will be produced by Randall Poster, and Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker of Ninestories Productions.

The novel’s plot: In a place called Knockemstiff, Ohio, a forgotten backwoods of this country – a storm of faith, violence and redemption brews. Out of desperation to save his dying wife, our protagonist Willard Russell turns to prayer which succumbs to sacrifice. His son Arvin (Holland) is growing from a kid bullied at school into a man who knows when to take action. The cast of characters includes a serial killer couple, a faith-testing preacher and a corrupt local sheriff (Evans) in a story told across two decades.

Production is set to get underway in February 2019.

Marvel Studios 10-Year Anniversary Celebration Class Photo

Marvel Studios 10-Year Anniversary Celebration Class Photo

Today Marvel Studios kicks off the year-long Marvel Cinematic Universe 10-Year anniversary celebration with an iconic class photo featuring talent and filmmakers from over the last ten years.

On October 7th, 2017 a group of more than 80 actors and filmmakers all came together in secret in Atlanta, Georgia, on the set of Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” to memorialize the last ten years with a photo and to celebrate the accomplishments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Marvel Studios’ 10th anniversary begins with the release of “Avengers: Infinity War” and covers an impressive decade of Marvel Studios’ blockbusters released from 2008 through the “Avengers” untitled film in 2019. In celebration of the anniversary, fans can expect exclusive consumer products and collectibles, along with in-theater events and much more in the coming months. Marvel Studios’ unprecedented success over the last ten years is reflected in its cumulative box-office receipts of over $13.5 billion worldwide. Legions of fans—both old and new—have enjoyed the live-action exploits of favorite Marvel Super Heroes in films that express the unique vision and creativity of the filmmakers, and deliver spectacle and thrilling action with relatable characters.

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Tom joins Robert Downey Jr. On Doctor Dolittle Film

Tom joins Robert Downey Jr. On Doctor Dolittle Film

With Universal’s feature The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle set to begin production later this month in England, we have reports from The Hollywood Reporter and Variety of some names set to join the film.

It is reported that Tom Holland, Selena Gomez, Emma Thompson, and Ralph Fiennes will join the lead Robert Downey Jr. who is playing the physician with the ability to talk to animals. They are reported to have signed on for voice-starring roles in the film. Also joining the cast in a live action role is Antonio Banderas and Michael Sheen, who is still in talks to join the film.

This film based on the 1920’s children’s book written by Hugh Lofting will be written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, who wrote Traffic and Syriana. Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum will work on the film as producers via their Roth/Kirschenbaum Films, along with Susan Downey for Team Downey.

Currently, Holland is set to voice the Blue Sky feature Spies in Disguise and his highly anticipated role in Disney’s Avengers: Infinity War as he returns as Spider-Man.

With Downey Jr. set to star in this film, there is no doubt that this will be quite different from Eddie Murphy’s Doctor Dolittle. Overall it looks like a solid cast, we’ll see as trailers and image are released.

Universal’s The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle will be released in theaters April 12, 2019.

Avengers: Infinity War [Trailer]

Avengers: Infinity War [Trailer]

The first trailer for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War dropped this morning, unveiling a superhero-stuffed look at what Disney calls “An unprecedented cinematic journey 10 years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.” Check it out below (and be sure to stick around for the very end).

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Infinity War is billed as the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. In the story, the Avengers and their superhero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos (Josh Brolin) before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Thanos isn’t your everyday intergalactic despot. Emerging from the cosmic shadows, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment — the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

“Evacuate the city. Engage all defenses. And get this man a shield!”

This will be the 19th film in the MCU (Black Panther opens in February) and the third in the Avengers ensemble pics after Marvel’s The Avengers and Avengers: Age Of Ultron which grossed $1.5B and $1.4B worldwide, respectively. Kevin Feige produces Infinity War which begins international rollout on April 25, 2018 before hitting domestic cinemas on May 4.

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