Untitled Josh Hamilton Biopic
Jack Reynor (“Transformers: Age of Extinction”) is being sought to star in Casey Affleck’s upcoming biopic about Josh Hamilton, a crack cocaine addict whose rehabilitation has since seen him become a baseball superstar. Basil Iwanyk, Kevin Walsh and Affleck will produce. [Source: Deadline]
Insidious Part 3
Dermot Mulroney (“August: Osage County”) has scored a leading role in the upcoming third film in the “Insidious” film franchise. Shooting on the new film begins July 7th with series writer Leigh Whannell taking over the directing reigns. [Source: Twitter]
Untitled Armored Car Project
Jason Sudeikis (“Hall Pass”) is in negotiations to play a hit man opposite Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig in Jared Hess’s untitled armored car project (formerly known as “Loomis Fargo”) for Relativity.
The true story tale follows four dim-witted Southerners who pulled off one of the biggest heists in American history, robbing almost $20 million from an armored truck. Production will begin July in North Carolina. [Source: THR]
Will Poulter (“We’re the Millers”) is in negotiations to co-star with Leonardo DiCaprio in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s revenge thriller “The Revenant”. Filming begins this Fall.
The story is based on the Michael Punke novel centering on a 1820s frontiersman on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling. [Source: Variety]
A House in the Sky
Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) will produce and possibly star in the abduction drama “A House in the Sky” for Annapurna Pictures. Megan Ellison will also produce.
The story follows Amanda Lindhout, a woman who was abducted in 2008 in Mogadishu, Somalia, by a rebel terrorist group and kept in captivity for more than a year where she is nearly starved and subjected to abuse. [Source: Variety]