Michael Stahl-David (“Cloverfield”) has joined the cast of Rob Reiner’s “LBJ” in the role of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy who despised Lyndon B. Johnson.
Joey Hartstone’s script focuses on the political upheaval that Vice President Johnson (Woody Harrelson) faced when he was thrust into the presidency in November 1963 after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. [Source: Deadline]
Bridget Jones’ Baby
Patrick Dempsey is in final negotiations to join the cast of “Bridget Jones’ Baby” for Working Title, though his role is being kept under wraps. Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce. Sharon Maguire helms from a script by Helen Fielding and David Nicholls.
The third installment in the series sees Renee Zellweger reprising her role as the mishap-prone British publishing executive as she enters her 40s, while Colin Firth also returns as love interest Mark Darcy. [Source: Deadline]
Isla Fisher is in talks to join Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Aaron-Taylor Johnson and Armie Hammer in Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals” at Focus Features. Fisher will play the wife of one of the characters.
The story follows a woman (Adams) who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, who she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second half revolves around a man (Gyllenhaal) whose family vacation turns violent. [Source: Variety]
Bruce Willis, Christopher Meloni and Dave Bautista will star in Steven C. Miller’s action thriller “Marauders” for Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Lionsgate Premiere. Michael Cody and Chris Sivertson penned the script and production begins later this month in Ohio.
The story follows an FBI agent on the trail of bank robbers who gave the stolen loot to charity. As he delves further into the investigation, the lawman discovers the trail of secrets that the owner of a bank (Willis) has protected. [Source: Deadline]