Happy Sunday movie fans! Here’s the best and brightest movie news from the past week.
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Riz Ahmed working on Netflix’s modern day ‘Hamlet’
Riz Ahmed has been having a bit of a moment of late. Along with recent successes including Nightcrawler, The Night Of and Jason Bourne, he also became only the second Asian actor in history to win an Emmy.
The British-Pakistani actor’s latest project is a modern day Hamlet, transporting the Shakespeare classic to contemporary London, and will look at a family/vengeance drama against the backdrop of political and economic uncertainty.
Netflix will be funding the film, though it is yet to find a director.
Hilary Swank confirmed for ‘I Am Mother’
Hilary Swank is set to start in I Am Mother, a sci-fi thriller based on the concept of a new generation of humans being raised by robots. Grant Sputore is directing and the film is in the process of shooting as we speak, though has no confirmed release date.
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) October 17, 2017
Ron Howard reveals Han Solo movie title
Another development in the Star Wars universe this week – we were treated to a wee video where director Ron Howard (with some help from a certain Wookie) confirmed the title for the upcoming Han Solo spin off film.
Surprise surprise – it’s ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’. Perhaps not the biggest curveball in movie history but one that was to be expected, keeping consistent with last years Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
New Justice League poster
The wait is almost over, folks. The Justice League film will finally reach our eyeballs next month, and to whet our appetite that little bit more, the folks of DC have released a new poster.
Decidedly more bright and colourful than we’ve previously seen the DCEU, we’re hoping this implies a little more light-heartedness than previous films in the franchise.
Mark your calendars – it’s out on November 17th.
Morgan Freeman to play Colin Powell
With history of playing politicians, including Nelson Mandela, Freeman should have plenty to sink his teeth into with the telling of Powell’s story. Previously an army general, he was recruited by George W. Bush’s administration to become the first African-American Secretary of State.
New character posters from Churchill biopic ‘Darkest Hour’
They include Kristin Scott Thomas as Churchill’s wife Clementine, Ben Mendelsohn as King George VI, Lily James as Churchill’s secretary Elizabeth Nel, and Stephen Dillane as foreign secretary Lord Halifax.
The film will focus on the the early phases of World War II, and is released in UK cinemas on January 12th. We reckon award nods could be on the cards…
That’s it folks! We’ll see you next week.
- Empire Online
- The Verge
- Empire – Justice League Poster News
- Empire – Darkest Hour Posters