Charlize Theron and Daniel Craig to star in Two for the Money

Apple Original Films is in works developing a film starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron and James Bond icon Daniel Craig. The film titled, Two for the Money, is expected to be a heist thriller.

The film is directed by Justin Lin who will also back the project.

Two for the Money is based on the original idea developed by Justin and writer Dan Mazeau Theron. In the film, Charlize and Daniel will play the role of career thieves and three big commitments they have professionally. The film is under development at Justin's Perfect Storm Entertainment, Charlize's Denver & Delilah, and Jeff Kirschebaum and Joe Roth’s RK Films.

Meanwhile, Charlize was seen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and F9: The Fast Saga and working in The Old Guard 2 for Netflix. On the other hand, Daniel who retired from his Bond role with No Time to Die, was seen in Knives Out. He will also be seen in Queer.

Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale to reunite for Best of Enemies

Actors Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale who once shared the screen space in American Hustle, are set to reunite once again for an upcoming film titled Best of Enemies. The film will be based on the book Best of Enemies: The Last Great Spy Story of the Cold War written by Eric Dezenhall and Gus Russo.

The film will be written by Eric Warren Singer who also penned the script for American Hustle. Best of Enemies will be backed by Charles Roven under the banner Atlas Entertainment. Best of Enemies will revolve around two Cold War spy agents, Jack and Gennady who form an unlikely friendship posing a grave danger to both of them.

Madison Weireter and Ryan Sanak of the banner will also be part of the production. The project is yet to be attached to a streamer or studio. While it is still unknown who will helm the film, possibilities linger that Bradley can wield the microphone following his directorial Maestro.

First look of Apple TV's psychological thriller series Constellation out 

Apple TV+ released the first image of its upcoming psychological thriller series Constellation. The series will consist of eight parts and stars Noomi Rapace and Jonathan Banks.

Created and written by Peter Harness, the cast also includes James D'Arcy, Julian Looman, William Catlett, Barbara Sukowa among others. Constellation is directed by Michelle MacLaren, Oliver Hirschbiegel and Joseph Cedar. The series will premiere on February 21, 2024 with first three episodes, followed by one episode weekly.

Constellation stars Rapace as Jo — an astronaut who returns to Earth after a disaster in space — only to discover that key pieces of her life seem to be missing. The action-packed space adventure is an exploration of the dark edges of human psychology, and one woman's desperate quest to expose the truth about the hidden history of space travel and recover all that she has lost,” reads the synopsis of the series.

The series is backed by Turbine Studios and Haut et Court TV, and executive produced by David Tanner, Tracey Scoffield, Caroline Benjo, Simon Arnal, Carole Scotta and Justin Thomson.

JK Simmons joins the cast of Juror No 2

Actor JK Simmons known for his roles in Whiplash, Spider-Man trilogy, and Juno, has joined the cast of the upcoming film Juror No 2. The film stars Nicholas Hoult and Toni Collette and is directed by veteran actor Clint Eastwood. The project is attached to Warner Bros.

The filming is currently underway in Atlanta. Others part of the cast include Gabriel Basso, Zoey Deutch, Leslie Bibb, Chris Messina and Kiefer Sutherland.

Juror No 2 has script by Jonathan Abrams. It follows the life of Justin Kemp played by Nicholas who is torn amid the ethics of his job as a juror. A particular verdict which is on his hands can swing eitherways as he is faced with the dilemma on how to judge.

Clint is also backing the project under his banner Malpaso, along with Tim Moore, Jessica Meier, Matt Skiena.

Julia Roberts still hopes for My Best Friend’s Wedding sequel

Actor Julia Roberts was asked if there was one film from her career that she’d like to see given a potential sequel and she replied "My Best Friend’s Wedding", which was released in 1997.

“I think, maybe, My Best Friend’s Wedding,” Roberts said on a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

She added: “Because there’s so many people in it, and to see what they’re doing and how Kimmy and Michael’s marriage is going and…”

“Follow up,” host Andy Cohen said. “Who do you think Michael should’ve married in My Best Friend’s Wedding?”

“Well, I mean, of course, Jules. But he married Kimmy,” Roberts said, reported Deadline.

Roberts isn’t the sole advocate for a My Best Friend’s Wedding sequel. Dermot Mulroney, who portrayed Michael, voiced his openness to revisiting the character during an appearance on The Talk in November 2018.

Roberts starred in the film as Julianne, a woman who discovers that she’s in love with her best friend Michael (Dermot Mulroney) only after he announces he’s going to marry college student Kimberly (Cameron Diaz). She then attempts to sabotage their special day and win Michael back. Directed by P.J. Hogan, the film gained global popularity for its humorous take on the complexities of love and friendship. 

Ryan Gosling opens up on sequel to Barbie

Actor Ryan Gosling opened up about the sequel to Barbie and shared that he wants a slight variation in his character Ken, according to People.

“Oh, I’m not going anywhere near that. We really know nothing,’ Gosling remarked at a panel discussion on the smash hit film with his co-star America Ferrera at London’s BFI Southbank, according to Variety.

The two stressed that they do not know whether Barbie will receive a sequel from writer-director Greta Gerwig or its star Margot Robbie, who also produced the film. If a sequel did happen, Gosling joked about fresh versions of his Ken persona.

“Can it be a husky Ken? Can I play Husky Ken, like Sandwich Ken? Can I play that Ken next time?” he said, per the outlet.

According to People, though Barbie grew into the highest-grossing film of 2023 (and Warner Bros.’ biggest movie ever!) at over $1.44 billion worldwide following its July release, there are no official plans for a sequel. At the London Q&A, Ferrera, who plays Gloria in the movie, emphasized that both Gerwig, 40, and Robbie, have each stated “they did not set out to make a franchise.”

“They put it all out on the table. Every bit of it that they loved and that they knew to do, they did,” Ferrera said, per the outlet. “Which is refreshing, right? We’re not setting it up for 20 years of Barbie movies. But then again, I know nothing, so there might be 20 years [of Barbie]… or a Ken spinoff?”

Robbie recently discussed the prospect of a Barbie sequel with Cillian Murphy on Variety Actors on Actors, and she refused to rule out the notion.

“We put everything into that movie and it’s so good, that I’m like, ‘oh, no!’ ” And I was also so proud of the fact that it wasn’t a sequel or a prequel or a remake, which is getting rarer and rarer these days… that part of me is like ‘oh, no, if we do a Barbie 2…’ I don’t know,” she said.

“But at the same time, I would do anything to be back on that set and I’d do anything to be on set with Greta again and Ryan again and playing Barbie again,” she added. “It’s just so joyful. . . So it’s not no, but also, it would take a lot [for it to live up to expectations].”

Gerwig, who is next set to make two adaptations of The Chronicles of Narnia book series for Netflix, told People earlier this year that she hopes the movie “is the launch of a world and a bunch of different Barbie movies.” “There’s a tone and a humor and a joy, and obviously the world is so beautiful,” she added. “I want to go back to Barbie Land.” 

Tom Blyth cast in adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms novel 

Actor Tom Blyth who was last seen in Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, will be next seen in the upcoming feature film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's novel A Farewell to Arms. The film will be written and directed by Michael Winterbottom.

In A Farewell to Arms, Tom will play the central character and ambulance driver of Italian Army during World War, Frederic Henry. As he gets hurt, Frederic meets a nurse with whom he falls in love with. It will be produced by Fremantle, Revolution Films and Passenger, and go on floors in Italy in 2024.

“Hemingway believed in paring a story down to the bare bones. He argued that a novel could be like an iceberg: the reader only sees the tip above the water but feels the bulk and weight of what lies below the surface. I want our film to be true to Hemingway’s approach — immediate, raw and natural — and I think in Tom Blyth we have found the perfect person to be Frederic Henry,” Michael said in a statement.

A Farewell to Arms is one of the renowned works of Ernest Hemingway and borrows from his life experiences of being an ambulance driver. The literary work was adapted in 1932 and 1957 as a feature film, and as a miniseries in 1966.

Austin Butler and Jodie Comer’s The Bikeriders gets a release date

Earlier we reported that Austin Butler and Tom Hardy's The Bikeriders got postponed. Now the makers have announced that the film will hit theatres on June 21, 2024. 

Disney and 20th Century were originally set to open the film on December 1, but its backer, New Regency, opted in October to take the film off of its release calendar. One day after it was announced that Disney dropped the movie, Focus Features swooped in to acquire the rights. Universal Pictures International will handle global distribution.

The film is inspired by the 1967 book of the same name by photographer Danny Lyon. The book documents the bike riders and their lifestyle across the US through a series of photographs. The Bikeriders is helmed by Jeff Nichols, who directed Matthew McConaughey in the 2012 film Mud.

New Regency is producing The Bikeriders along with Sarah Green and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, who are co-producing it under the banner of Tri-State. Set in the 1960s, The Bikeriders revolves around the Midwestern motorcycle club and the rise of biker culture, as seen through the eyes of the members of the club. As the club gathers more members, it evolves into a violent biker gang, thereby threatening the lifestyle of the original members.

Olivia Wilde to helm Christmas comedy film Naughty

Actor and filmmaker Olivia Wilde will be next helming a Christmas film titled Naughty. The film, expected to be a comedy, will be backed by Margot Robbie's production banner LuckyChap.

Naughty is penned by writer Jimmy Warden who wrote Cocaine Bear. The film will revolve around a single mother Mallory who is on the mission to find Santa Claus and make him testify in order to get custody of her son amid her divorce proceedings. Besides Margot, Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara will also serve as producers.

Information on the cast and crew, along with the release date of the film are yet to be announced.

Olivia's latest film was Don't Worry Darling which starred Florence Pugh and Harry Styles as married couple. On the other hand, Margot is fresh off the success of Barbie in which she starred and backed under her banner.

Ray Romano to star in Netflix series No Good Deed

Actor Ray Romano is set to star in the upcoming dark comedy series for Netflix titled No Good Deed. The series comes from Dead to Me creator Liz Feldman.

“The series follows three families vying to buy the same house that they think will solve all their problems. But as the sellers have already discovered, the home of your dreams can be a total nightmare,” reads the synopsis of the series.

Ray will play the role of Paul, a contractor who wants to clear his debts and retire. The series will consist of eight episodes and be executive produced by Liz, Will Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum under Gloria Sanchez Productions. Christie Smith will direct the episodes.