News Bits: Macbeth, Zemeckis, Shot, Everything

A big batch of new photos have been released from Justin Kurzel’s new film adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play “Macbeth” which scored rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival and is scheduled to hit several overseas countries over the next month or two. [Source: Empire]

Untitled Robert Zemeckis Project
Writer Steven Knight says that Robert Zemeckis’ next project, a sweeping romantic espionage thriller set against the backdrop of World War II Britain, will start filming in January.

Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard are set to play assassins who fall in love during a mission in Casablanca to kill a German ambassador. A game of espionage ensues as matters are further complicated. [Source: Collider]

Long Shot
WWE Studios has acquired the rights to adapt Franklin Martin’s 2013 documentary “Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story” into a feature film. “Soul Surfer” scribe Kara Holden will pen the story of Laue, the first player missing a limb to play NCAA Division I basketball.

A search for a director is now underway. WWE Studios will handle worldwide rights and use its platforms to market the film. [Source: Deadline]

Everything Everything
MGM has optioned the rights to Nicola Yoon’s debut young adult novel “Everything, Everything”. J. Mills Goodloe (“The Best of Me,” “The Age of Adaline”) will pen the adaptation.

The story follows Maddy, a teen who has severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a rare disease that causes her to be allergic to practically everything. When a boy moves in next door, she begins to fall in love. [Source: THR]