News Bits: Joy, Prison, Forgive, Rogue

Joy
Some new photos are out from “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle” director David O. Russell’s new Jennifer Lawrence-led film “Joy” have gone online. Initially starting out life as a biopic of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano, the film now takes inspiration from numerous people about one woman’s fight through life. [Source: Empire]

Prison Break
Appearing at Comic Con for “The Flash,” actors Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell have confirmed reports from last month that FOX is planning an event series revival of its thriller series “Prison Break” on which they both starred.

Miller says despite his character’s death in the finale, it’s happening: “That’s in the offing, yeah. Conversations are happening… assuming Michael is still alive.” Purcell adds: “I mean, Sara was dead… The [concept] that I’ve heard is completely brilliant, so people will be fine.” [Source: TV Line]

Way Down Dark
Studio 8 has optioned James Smythe’s young adult sci-fi novel “Way Down Dark”. The first book in a planned trilogy, the story follows people stuck on a spaceship called Australia who are looking for an inhabitable planet.

The ship is now essentially a maze of gangs and violence as those onboard struggle to survive. The action follows a seventeen year-old average girl named Chan who tries to find a way to escape this dark world and save people. [Source: Deadline]

Can You Ever Forgive Me
Julianne Moore has dropped out of Nicole Holofcener’s drama “Can You Ever Forgive Me” at Fox Searchlight. The departure, just a week or so before filming began, is said to be due to creative differences. Chris O’Dowd remains onboard as co-star.

Holofcener is directing from her own script, based on the 2008 memoir of the same name by journalist Lee Israel. Israel sold letters that she had forged from deceased writers and actors. She soon turned to stealing the actual letters from library archives and sold them. [Source: Variety]

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
The five key cast members of the upcoming fifth film in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise have assembled for a new poster which you can see below. The film is slated to open in various cinemas worldwide on July 31st.