Quick News: Guy, Spike, Dying, Independent
Though already available on the service overseas, the Ryan Reynolds-led comedy smash hit “Free Guy” will arrive on the U.S. version of Disney+ from February 23rd 2022. The date was revealed in a new video highlighting what else will be available on Disney+ in 2022. [Source: Disney]
Following their success together with “Da 5 Bloods” and the “She’s Gotta Have It” TV series, filmmaker Spike Lee has inked a multi-year feature deal with Netflix. Under the pact, Lee will direct and produce narrative films through his Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks banner. [Source: THR]
Sometimes I Think About Dying
Daisy Ridley is set to star in and produce the indie drama “Sometimes I Think About Dying” which recently wrapped filming in Oregon under the helm of Rachel Lambert.
The story follows Fran, a woman living a quiet life who regularly thinks about dying. When she makes the new guy at work laugh, it leads to more: a date, a slice of pie, a conversation, a spark. The only thing standing in their way is Fran herself. [Source: Deadline]
Emmy-winning actress Ann Dowd has joined Jodie Turner-Smith, Brian Cox and John Cena in the Amy Rice-directed political thriller “The Independent” at Relativity Media and Rogue Pictures. Filming is underway in New York ahead of a theatrical release in 2022.
Set during the final weeks of a presidential election, an idealistic young journalist (Turner-Smith) who teams up with her idol (Cox) to uncover a conspiracy. Cena and Dowd play opposing Presidential candidates. [Source: Deadline]