News Bits: War, Half, Hannibal, Revenant, Pride

War Machine
Brad Pitt has once again dyed his hair gray to shoot scenes for Netflix’s “War Machine” which was in production in Berlin today. Pitt shot scenes in front of the Adlon hotel for the original Netflix feature which will debut on the streaming service sometime next year. [Source: Just Jared]

Ain’t No Half-Steppin’
Charles Stone (“Drumline”) is set to direct the upbeat comedy “Ain’t No Half Steppin” for Broad Green Pictures. Chuck Hayward penned the script for the film about an ambitious black sorority girl who, in order to get admitted to the law school of her dreams, agrees to cross culture lines and teach the exclusive art of black Greek stepping to a band of wild, Kardashian-obsessed white sorority girls whose charter is about to be revoked. Matt Alvarez, Lena Waithe and Benjamin Cory Jones are producing. [Source: Deadline]

Obviously shot around the same time as the standalone coda for the series finale of NBC’s now-cancelled “Hannibal,” it seems showrunner Bryan Fuller and star Gillian Anderson used the unique opportunity of the memorable scene to shoot a PSA for PETA about going vegan. It’s a cute piece that’s timed well ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend next week.

The Revenant
Alejandro G. Inarritu’s wilderness survival drama “The Revenant” reportedly has a 156 minute runtime. Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy star in the film about a man who seeks vengeance after being left for dead, a film which is expected to be a major awards contender come the end of the year. [Source: Twitter]

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Lionsgate has released a one-sheet for the upcoming film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”, a period horror parody of the Jane Austen classic. Lily James and Sam Riley feature front and center on the one-sheet opens in February.