Quick News: Ghostbusters, Peele, Tender, Nezha
Sony Pictures’ horror-comedy sequel “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” has officially been given a PG-13 rating from the MPAA for “supernatural action and some suggestive references”. The film is still set for a November 11th theatrical release. [Source: Film Ratings]
Untitled Jordan Peele Feature
“Hustlers” and “Berlin Station” actress Keke Palmer has joined and “Widows” star Daniel Kaluuya is in talks to join filmmaker Jordan Peele’s next feature.
Next to nothing is known about the new movie from the “Get Out” and “Us” director other than it currently has a July 2022 release date and was once billed as a “horror event title”. [Source: Collider]
The Tender Bar
Lily Rabe (“American Horror Story”) has been cast as the female lead in George Clooney’s “The Tender Bar” at Amazon Studios. Rabe will play the mother of the lead character (Tye Sheridan).
This adaptation of the memoir by J.R. Moehringer recounts the writer’s adolescent years growing up on Long Island in search of a father figure among the patrons at the bar of his uncle (Ben Affleck). William Monahan wrote the script. [Source: THR]
New Gods: Nezha Reborn
Netflix has picked up exclusive worldwide streaming rights (excluding China) to mainland Chinese animated feature “New Gods: Nezha Reborn”. No release date for international availability is yet confirmed.
The film is a retelling of the classic mythological text “The Romance of the Gods” but modernized to allow Donghai City, a melting pot where gods and people from different cultures co-exist, to have a contemporary and futuristic look. The revised story tells the tale of young god Nezha who is reborn as a young daredevil delivery courier. [Source: Variety]