News Bits: X-Men, Girl, Huntsman, Patriot, Spies

X-Men: Apocalypse
Filmmaker Bryan Singer has posted a photo of himself on the under construction Cerebro set during filming of “X-Men: Apocalypse” in Montreal. Singer previously confirmed that the character of Caliban will appear in the film, but casting of the character has still not been confirmed. [Source: Twitter]

The Girl on the Train
Emily Blunt is in early talks for the lead role in Tate Taylor’s adaptation of “The Girl on the Train” at DreamWorks Pictures. Erin Cressida Wilson adapted the script from Paula Hawkins’ novel.

The story follows a lonely, alcoholic divorcee as she fantasizes during her daily commute about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. One morning, sees something shocking happen and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds. [Source: The Wrap]

The Huntsman
Filming has begun on “The Huntsman,” the prequel follow-up to 2012’s “Snow White and the Huntsman,” with the first set photos going online at Just Jared showing off Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chasten at work on the big-budget fantasy feature. Shooting is currently underway in Surrey, England.

A Willing Patriot
Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Martin Zandvliet’s thriller “A Willing Patriot” starring Liam Neeson, with plans for a 2016 wide release. Filming will take place in South Africa, Morrocco and Tunisia.

Neeson will play a CIA agent who engages in an elaborate cat-and-mouse game with a sinister terrorist who’s planning an imminent attack. Jason Keller penned the script. Open Road previously released the Neeson survival drama “The Grey”. [Source: Variety]

Bridge of Spies
Ahead of the trailer premiere tomorrow, Disney have unveiled the first poster for Steven Spielberg’s period drama “Bridge of Spies”. The DreamWorks-produced and Coen Brothers co-written project sees Tom Hanks play a Brooklyn lawyer who negotiated the release of a US pilot in Berlin during the darkest days of the Cold War. [Source: Facebook].