Long Gone Heroes
“Iron Man 3” co-stars Guy Pearce and Ben Kingsley are attached to star in the political action thriller “Long Gone Heroes” from first-time feature director Santiago Manes Moreno. Ines Mongil-Echandi, Moreno and Noli Mollakuqe are producing.
The story follows a special forces soldier for hire who’s given up country, religion and hope. He is brought back for a mission to track down a female reporter in a combat zone who has becoming entangled in a political scandal. All the while, his former comrades are hunting him down. [Source: THR]
The Language of Flowers
Nick Robinson (“Love, Simon,” “Jurassic World”) and Kiersey Clemons (“Dope”) are teaming for the upcoming film “The Language of Flowers” based on the bestselling novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Michael Mayer (“The Seagull”) helms this adaptation of the Peter Hutchings’ best-selling novel and filming begins this Summer in South Africa and San Francisco.
The story follows a young woman with a troubled past who discovers she has an extraordinary gift for flowers which helps change the lives of others for the better. When she meets a mysterious vendor at the market (Robinson) who was also raised speaking the language of flowers, however, she is forced to confront her past and ask herself whether she’s willing to take a second shot at happiness. [Source: Variety]
Rachel McAdams is in talks to re-team with “Wedding Crashers” director David Dobkin and co-star Will Ferrell for the feature comedy “Eurovision” at Netflix. The story is set around the annual Eurovision Song Contest but further details aren’t available. Ferrell wrote the script with Andrew Steele and is producing with Jessica Elbaum and Chris Henchy. [Source: Moviefone]
Pink Skies Ahead
Emmy winner Henry Winkler and “Alita: Battle Angel” star Rosa Salazar have come aboard “Pink Skies Ahead” at Stampede. Jessica Barden, Lewis Pullman and and Devon Bostick also star in the Kelly Oxford penned and directed project which begins shooting this June in Los Angeles. The story follows a young woman who discovers she has an anxiety disorder after dropping out of school and moving back home. [Source: Deadline]
Colin Hanks has confirmed he’s set to cameo in the next “Jumanji” film, the actor reprising his role following a brief appearance in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”. Hanks, who shot all his scenes in Atlanta, played the grown-up version of Nick Jonas’ character avatar Alex in the 2017 film – a teenager who had been stuck in the game for decades. [Source: THR]