News Bits: Nolan, Hunger, Riverdale, Fist, Beasts

Christopher Nolan
Cinematographer Will McCrabb just dropped a tweet with the following news about the famed “Inception” and “The Dark Knight” director – it seems he’s ready to move on his follow-up film after “Interstellar”.

McCrabb says Nolan has finished a “comprehensive draft” of the screenplay for the. Sadly there’s no further details available. [Source: Twitter]

The Hunger Games 5
“The Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson may have gotten into trouble during an interview with Conan O’Brien last night. There have been rumors about Lionsgate potentially continuing the franchise beyond “Mockingjay Part 2” in some way, though it’s not sure how.

O’Brien asked if they’d heard anything to which Hutchinson started saying: “There is…” before covering his mouth and then saying “I’m sorry, I can’t say that. We’ll see what happens” as a wide-eyed Jennifer Lawrence looked on. O’Brien pressed him further but nothing more came out. [Source: Team Coco]

The CW has taken over “Riverdale,” the upcoming and subversive one-hour drama series based on the iconic Archie comic book characters which was originally being developed at Fox.

Archie, Betty, Veronica, as well as Josie and the Pussycats are all expected to appear in the new series which “Afterlife with Archie” author Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is penning the pilot for. The move is a coming home for executive producer Greg Berlanti who has “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” running at the same network. [Source: Deadline

Fist Fight
Richie Keen (“Shameless”) is in talks to direct Ice Cube and Charlie Day in the comedy “Fist Fight” for New Line. Van Robichaux and Evan Susser penned the script while Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, Billy Rosenberg and Max Greenfield are producing.

Day plays a mild-mannered English teacher who is put to the test when a colleague (Ice Cube) who thinks he is trying to get him fired challenges him to a fist fight after school. [Source: Title]

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
Dan Fogler (“The Good Wife,” “Hannibal”) has joined the cast of David Yates’ upcoming “Harry Potter” spin-off trilogy starter “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” which J.K. Rowling herself has penned.

Fogle will play Jacob, a non-magical person whom Newt (Eddie Redmayne) befriends while on his adventure in New York.Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller and Alison Sudol also star. [Source: Deadline]