Owen Wilson is in negotiations to star alongside Joaquin Phoenix in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” at Warner Bros. Pictures. Wilson’s role is being kept secret.
An adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s soft-boiled crime novel, the story follows pot-smoking 1970s L.A. private detective Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) as he investigates the case of a kidnapped girl he used to date. [Source: The Wrap]
Laurence Fishburne and Brenton Thwaites will star in Will Eubank’s indie sci-fi thriller “The Signal” at FilmDistrict. Shooting begins next week in New Mexico.
The story centers on three college freshmen becoming the targets of a rival computer hacker and being lured to an abandoned shack in the middle of the desert. [Source: Variety]
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
William Fichtner has joined the cast of the reboot of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” at Paramount Pictures.
Fichtner is said to be playing a leading role with “iconic stature” in the Turtles’ mythology. Could he be Shredder? [Source: Deadline]
Vince Vaughn has set Etan Cohen’s comedy “Daddy’s Home” at Paramount as his next film. Vaughn is expected to shoot this project next, before New Regency’s “Business Trip”.
The story follows a mild mannered radio exec (Will Ferrell) whose life gets chaotic when his wife’s ex-husband (Vaughn) re-enters the picture and he must compete to vie for his step-children’s affections. [Source: Variety]