News Bits: Sirens, Wheel, Wire, Hearts, Hitler

Gotham City Sirens
David Ayer has re-confirmed via Twitter that he’s still directing the “Suicide Squad” spin-off “Gotham City Sirens” rather than the ‘Squad’ sequel following reports last week that the project was moving on without him.

Wonder Wheel
Amazon is set to release Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel” on December 1st, with the film marking the first time they’ve released a film theatrically without bringing in a distribution partner.

Justin Timberlake plays a lifeguard on 1950s Coney Island who tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator (Jim Belushi) and his beleaguered wife (Kate Winslet) who are visited by their estranged daughter (Juno Temple). [Source: Screen]

High Wire Act
Bleecker Street has scored U.S. distribution rights to the Brad Anderson-directed and Tony Gilroy-penned political thriller “High Wire Act”. Jon Hamm plays a top diplomat on a dangerous mission in Lebanon, while Rosamund Pike plays a CIA operative. [Source: Bleecker Street]

Hearts Beat Loud
Nick Offerman will star opposite Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner, and Toni Collette in Brett Haley’s upcoming musical drama “Hearts Beat Loud”.

Clemons will play the daughter of Offerman’s character as they form a songwriting team during the summer before she leaves for college. Filming begins in New York City in August. [Source: Variety]

The Man Who Killed Hitler Then The Bigfoot
Caitlin Fitzgerald will star opposite Sam Elliott and Aidan Turner in Robert Krzykowski’s “The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot”. Fitzgerald will play the schoolteacher girlfriend of the younger WW2 version of the main character.

The story follows a legendary American war veteran in 1987 named Calvin Barr (Elliott) who, decades after serving in World War II and assassinating Adolf Hitler, is contacted to lead the charge on hunting down the fabled Bigfoot in the Canadian wilderness. [Source: Deadline]