Rebecca Romijn is set to star in the Chelsea Stardust-directed horror comedy feature “Satanic Panic” which also includes the likes of Hayley Griffith, Ruby Modine, Jerry O’Connell, Jordan Ladd and Michael Polish. Filming begins next week in Dallas.
Grady Hendrix’s script follows a pizza delivery girl (Griffith) at the end of her financial rope who has to fight for her life – and her tips – when her last order of the night turns out to be high society Satanists (led by Romijn) in need of a virgin sacrifice. Dallas Sonnier and Amanda Presmyk are producing. [Source: Deadline]
Emma Roberts has signed on to star in the ten-episode Netflix series “Spinning Out” which is set in the high-pressure world of figure skating. Samantha Stratton created the series about an up-and-coming, high-level single skater who falls off the competition track but scores a resurgence when she pairs with a talented bad-boy partner. At the same time, she risks exposing a fiercely kept secret that could unravel her entire life. [Source: TV Line]
“Insecure” co-creator Issa Rae is attached to star in the comedy “American Princess” at 20th Century Fox which Stella Meghie (“Everything, Everything”) is set to direct and Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”) will produce. Jessie Henderson and Brendan O’Brien will also produce.
Rae plays an American woman who moves to London where she;s drawn into a world of wealth and high society and falls in love in a very unexpected way. O’Brien penned the script which is going through a rewrite by Amy Aniobi. [Source: THR]
Godzilla vs. Kong
Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta,” “Widows,” “White Boy Rick”) has joined the cast of “Godzilla vs Kong” at Legendary and Warner Bros. Pictures, but specifics of his role are under wraps. Millie Bobby Brown, Danai Gurira and Julian Dennison lead the ensemble of the fourth film in the Legendary monster universe. Adam Wingard directs the project which has a May 22nd 2020 release date. [Source: Deadline]
In the Heights
Anthony Ramos (“A Star is Born,” “Hamilton”) is in talks to re-team with Lin-Manuel Miranda to star in the film adaptation of the 2005 Broadway musical “In the Heights.” Jon M. Chu is helming from a script by Quiara Alegría Hudes while Miranda, Anthony Bregman, Mara Jacobs, and Scott Sanders will produce..
The story follows the residents of largely Latino Upper Manhattan neighborhood Washington Heights – a bodega owner, a college student, a taxi driver, a beauty salon worker, and an old woman – aspire to better lives as gentrification begins to take hold. [Source: Variety]