Casting: Bakalova, Richters, Cole, Safdie, Long
Bodies, Bodies, Bodies
“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” breakout Maria Bakalova is teaming with Amandla Stenberg (“The Hate You Give”), Pete Davidson and Myha’la Herrold on the new ‘secret slasher’ thriller “Bodies, Bodies, Bodies” at A24. Halina Reijn is set to direct while David Hinojosa will produce, and plot details are being kept top secret. [Source: Deadline]
Professional bodybuilder turned actor Olivier Richters (“Black Widow,” “Gangs of London”) will play Krom, the leader of the psycho bandits that rule Pandora in Eli Roth’s film adaptation of the video game franchise “Borderlands”.
He joins a cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ariana Greenblatt, Florian Munteanu, Haley Bennett, Edgar Ramirez and Jack Black. [Source: Heat Vision]
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (“Bumblebee”) and Tosin Cole (“Doctor Who”) are in negotiations for the leads in Calmatic’s reimagining of the 1990 cult comedy “House Party” at New Line. LeBron James and Maverick Carter will produce. Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori (“Atlanta”) wrote the script. [Source: Deadline]
Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret
Benny Safdie has been set to star in the adaptation of Judy Blume’s 1970 novel “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” at Lionsgate.
The story follows a sixth-grader who is questioning everything about adolescence and puberty, and is searching the universe for whatever answers she can find. Safdie will play Margaret’s father, Herb, in the film which also stars Abby Ryder Fortson, Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates. [Source:
Nia Long, Joaquim de Almeida, Ken Leung, Amy Landecker, Daniel Henney, Megan Suri and Tim Griffin will join Storm Reid in the next installment of “Searching” at Sony’s Stage 6 Films.
The story will feature a new set of characters where the story plays out on the screens of the characters’ devices in the Screenlife format. Shooting begins in the spring. Will Merrick & Nick Johnson direct from a script they wrote. [Source: Deadline]