Casting: Stanfield, Keoghan, Chan, Camp, Brown

Lakeith Stanfield Gets His Knives Out

The Photograph
Lakeith Stanfield (“Sorry to Bother You”) and Issa Rae (“Insecure”) will star in Stella Meghie’s romantic drama “The Photograph” for Universal Pictures. Will Packer will produce. The story centers on intertwining love stories in the past and present. James Lopez will produce [Source: Variety]

Green Knight
Barry Keoghan (“Dunkirk”) and Ralph Ineson (“Ready Player One”) have joined David Lowery’s fantasy epic “Green Knight” for A24. Dev Patel is in talks to star in the adaptation of one of the most famous tales in early English literature – Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Lowery, Toby Halbrooks, and James M. Johnston are producing. [Source: Deadline]

Climbers
Hong Kong legend Jackie Chan and Chinese box-office champion Wu Jing are set to co-star in the epic action film “Climbers” about the first Chinese mountaineers to summit Mount Everest. Hong Kong filmmaker Daniel Lee will helm the story of the real-life expedition of Chinese climbers Wang Fuzhou, Gonpo and Qu Yinhua, who made a historic ascent up Mount Everest’s North Ridge in 1960 – the first to successfully climb the mountain’s incredibly perilous north side. The film is aiming for a Chinese New Year 2020 release. [Source: THR]

Desperados
Anna Camp (“Pitch Perfect”), Robbie Amell (“The Flash”), Nasim Pedrad (“SNL”) and Jason Mitchell (“The Chi”) will all star in Netflix’s romantic comedy film “Desperados” which will shoot in April in Mexico. Ellen Rapoport wrote the script.

Lauren Palmigiano helms the project in which Pedrad plays a woman who falls for the perfect guy, but when he doesn’t return a call she sends him a ranting email. When she learns he has been stuck in a Mexican hospital with numerous injuries, she grabs her friends for a trip south to delete the email from his computer. [Source: THR]

The Thing About Jellyfish
“Stranger Things” actress Millie Bobby Brown and Kenyan film director Wanuri Kahiu are teaming up on a film adaptation of Ali Benjamin’s acclaimed young adult novel “The Thing About Jellyfish” for Universal Pictures. Bruna Papandrea, Gigi Pritzker, Rachel Shane and Reese Witherspoon are producing

Playwright Molly Smith Metzler penned the script about a young girl (Brown) in seventh grade who believes the cause of her former best friend’s drowning wasn’t an accident but rather a rare jellyfish sting. She retreats into a silent world of her imagination and begins crafting a globe-trotting plan to prove her theory. [Source: THR]