“The Hunt” director Thomas Vinterberg is re-teaming with Mads Mikkelsen on “Druk” which follows a group of teachers that decide to experiment with the idea of being constantly drunk during the workday. Not unexpectedly, the experiment has drastic effects on some of the teachers. Magnus Millang, Maria Bonnevie and Helene Reingaard Neumann co-star in the project which is now filming.
Reinaldo Marcus Green (“Monsters and Men”) has been set to direct “King Richard” for Warner Bros. Pictures. The film stars Will Smith as the father of tennis champs Venus and Serena Williams and follows the women’s upbringing. Zach Baylin penned the script.
That’s not the only directing news today as “Little” director Tina Gordon has been hired to helm the musical drama “Praise This” for Universal Pictures and Will Packer Productions. Set in the world of youth choirs, Gordon will also write the film using an earlier draft by Camilla Blackett, Jana Savage, Brandon Broussard and Hudson Obayuwana.
Next up, Jon Turteltaub (“The Meg,” “National Treasure”) will helm “Insane,” a biopic about late 1970s New York consumer electronics king ‘Crazy’ Eddie Antar who was jailed for one of the greatest securities frauds in history. eOne will finance the project and Peter Steinfeld (“21”) wrote the script.
Finally, Paul Taylor is set to helm a feature adaptation of his own horror short film “The Blue Door” for Amblin Partners. Megan Pugh and Ben Clark, who wrote and produced the short, will write the feature script while Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona will produce. The story revolves around a nurse assigned to an elderly woman in a dilapidated home and she becomes the focus of a dark entity that is connected to a secret blue door that should not be opened.