Japanese-English actress Haruka Abe has been set for an undisclosed role in the forthcoming “G.I. Joe” spin-off film “Snake Eyes” at Paramount Pictures. Henry Golding leads the cast in the title role, while Andrew Koji, Iko Uwais and Ursula Corbero co-star as Storm Shadow, Hard Master and the Baroness respectively.
Robert Schwentke helms the film from a script by Evan Spiliotopoulous. Snake Eyes is a ninja commando and highly skilled martial artist who can be just as dangerous unarmed. The film premieres on October 16th 2020. [Source: The Wrap]
Escape Room 2
Isabelle Fuhrman (“Orphan,” “The Hunger Games”) has joined the cast of the “Escape Room” sequel at Sony Pictures. The original followed six strangers who found themselves in a sadistic battle to survive an elaborate maze of deadly rooms. Original film stars Taylor Russell and Logan Miller will return for the sequel. Adam Robitel helms from a script by Bragi F. Schut and the new film opens August 14th 2020. [Source: Collider]
All My Life
“Glee” actor Harry Shum Jr. will star opposite Jessica Rothe in “All My Life” at Universal Pictures. The film’s bittersweet story is inspired by the life of Jenn Carter and her husband Solomon Chau who were faced with devastating news as they were planning their wedding in Toronto – leaning that Chau had liver cancer. They raised more than $52,000 through a GoFundMe account and were married for four months before he died. Marc Meyers will direct the project from a script by Todd Rosenberg. [Source: THR]
Nia Long will produce and star in “Fatal Affair” alongside Omar Epps and Stephen Bishop, Peter Sullivan is directing the feature from a script he co-wrote with Rasheeda Garner and filming will begin this month in Los Angeles.
The story follows a woman who tries to mend her marriage after a brief encounter with an old friend, only to find that he is more dangerous and unstable than she’d realized. [Source: Deadline]
“Empire” star Terrence Howard is joining Brett Leonard’s feature “Triumph” opposite RJ Mitte. Colton Haynes, Grace Victoria Cox and Jonathon Schaech co-star and production is currently underway in Los Angeles.
Mitte plays a bright and determined teen with mild cerebral palsy as he strives to be a wrestler on his high school team while going to humorous lengths to win over the heart of a classmate, the girl of his dreams. Michael D. Coffey wrote the film based on his life story. [Source: Deadline]