News Bits: Horns, Brownie, Devil, Mercy, Run

The first poster is out for Alexandre Aja’s upcoming thriller “Horns” which opens at Halloween. Daniel Radcliffe plays a young man who is the prime suspect in the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, though he’s innocent.

Soon, horns starting to grow from his own head – horns with the ability to make people confess their darkest sins and unspeakable impulses. He uses them on his quest to find the killer and learn the truth.

Brownie Wise
Oscar winner Sandra Bullock will star in Tate Taylor’s new film “Brownie Wise” for Sony Pictures. Bullock will play the home marketing pioneer and businesswoman who created the Tupperware home party strategy.

Taylor will write, produce and direct the film based on Bob Kealing’s non-fiction book “Tupperware Unsealed”. David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Tom Shelly will also produce. [Source: Screen]

The Devil In The Kitchen
Ridley Scott, Giannina Facio and Colet Abedi have optioned Marco Pierre White’s memoir “The Devil In The Kitchen” with plans to turn it into a biopic about the famed rock star chef’s life.

White had a tumultuous childhood upbringing but became a famed chef in 1980s London who trained the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Mario Batali. Along with being the first and youngest chef to win three Michelin stars, he was also the only one to ever give them all back. [Source: Deadline]

Mercy Road
Young Australian filmmaker Aaron Wilson, coming off the shot down WW2 pilot film “Canopy” which has scored some great early reviews, has been set to direct “Mercy Road” for Cheyenne Enterprises and DragonSlate Media.

Written by Roy Freirich, the real events inspired character-driven action thriller follows a small town sheriff who loses his daughter to cancer, then discovers she was given counterfeit medication. The project will shoot in the US and Malaysia next year. [Source: Deadline]

The Long Run
“Iron Man 3” and “Mission Impossible 5” co-scribe Drew Pearce will make his directorial debut on “The Long Run” for Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox.

Pearce penned the spec script and all that’s known about the story is that it is an original crime action comedy. [Source: Deadline]