News Shorts: August 2nd 2017

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
For its 35th Anniversary, Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures is bringing “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” on Sunday, September 10th and Wednesday, September 13th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time each day.

Moviegoers throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy this event, which will screen the digitally remastered Director’s Cut, in more than 600 select movie theaters. [Source: Fathom Events]

Christopher Robin
Hayley Atwell (“Agent Carter”) will play the wife of Ewan McGregor’s titular character in Marc Forster’s “Christopher Robin” for Disney Pictures.

Allison Schroeder is writing the film in which McGregor plays a grown-up version of the Winnie the Pooh character whose adult life has caused him to lose the joy he had as a young man. Pooh pays the adult Christopher Robin a visit to remind him of the magic of the Hundred Acre Wood.

Dragged Across Concrete
Don Johnson, Jennifer Carpenter, Michael Jai White and Tattiawna Jones will join S. Craig Zahler’s crime thriller “Dragged Across Concrete” which is currently being shot in Vancouver.

Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles and Laurie Holden lead the film about a pair of cops who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arming tactics goes viral who descend into the criminal underworld to gain their just due.

Samuel L. Jackson has confirmed that “Glass,” M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming sequel to both “Unbreakable” and “Split,” will begin rehearsals on September 18th ahead of filming on September 25th. [Source: Collider]

Filmmaker Olivier Assayas will re-team with his “Clouds Of Sils Maria” star Juliette Binoche on “E-book” which the filmmaker dubs a “part film, part narrative, part essay”.

Guillaume Canet, Vincent Macaigne, Christa Theret and Pascal Gregory also star in this film which explores the affairs of middle-aged characters.

White Girl Problems
Danielle Macdonald (“Patti Cake$”) has scored the lead role in Lauren Palmigiano’s “White Girl Problems” based on Babe Walker’s bestselling book for Lionsgate

The pseudo-memoir follows a young woman with a huge social media following who melts down one afternoon after spending $250,000 in Barney’s and ends up in shopping rehab, where she decides to write about her life of excess and meaningless problems.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower
GKIDS has acquired the North American distribution rights and scheduled a U.S. winter release for Studio Ponoc’s Japanese animated film “Mary and the Witch’s Flower” which has been directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (“The Secret World of Arrietty”).

Swen Releasing has announced openings in New York City on October 6th and Los Angeles on October 13th for Benedict Andrews’ “Una”. Rooney Mara plays a young woman who decides to pay a visit to the (much) older man (Ben Mendelsohn) with whom she had a sexual relationship when she was 13.

Tragedy Girls
Gunpowder & Sky has acquired rights to Tyler MacIntyre’s horror-comedy “Tragedy Girls” starring Alexandra Shipp and Brianna Hildebrand. The distributor is planning a theatrical release this year.

The pair play two death-obsessed teens who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small midwestern town into frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.

Byron Mann and Hannah Quinlivan have been cast in Rawson Marshall Thurber’s 3D action thriller “Skyscraper” starring Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell and Chin Han.

Johnson plays a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader, now assessing security for skyscrapers, who becomes a wanted man when he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze. Universal opens the film July 13th.

Kelvin Harrison Jr., Courtney Love and James Jagger have signed on to join the Justin Kelly-directed biopic “JT” about the JT Leroy literary scheme. Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern and Diane Kruger also star in the film, which is currently in production in Canada.

The Last Full Measure
Jeremy Irvine, Ethan Russell, Zach Roerig and Cody Walker have joined the cast of Todd Robinson’s true story tale “The Last Full Measure” at Foresight Unlimited. The present-day cover-up investigation film follows a young Pentagon investigator looking into one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

The group join the ensemble led by Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Samuel L. Jackson, Amy Madigan, John Savage and Bradley Whitford.

See You Soon
Harvey Keitel, Liam McIntyre and newcomer Jenia Tanaeva are all set to star in David Mahmoudieh’s independent romantic drama “See You Soon” which is currently filming in Europe and Russia.

The story follows a U.S. soccer star who, after suffering a career-threatening injury in the run-up to the 2018 World Cup, embarks on an unexpected journey of self-discovery and gives true love a chance. Poppy Drayton, Oleg Taktarov, Carles Puyol, and Larissa Malevannaya also star.

Untitled Robert Zemeckis Project
British actor Neil Jackson will join Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger and Janelle Monae in Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming biopic based on the 2010 documentary “Marwencol” for Universal.

The original follows a brain-damaged man who finds recovery in the form of a sixth-scale World War II-era town he’s built in his backyard. Jackson will play Kurt, a rough and poorly mannered guy.

Lydia Hearst (“Beneath the Leaves,” “South of Hell”) is set to star in “Beautiful” after optioning the movie rights to Katie Piper’s memoir. Orian Williams is producing

The true story follows a young and beautiful woman who was on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a model when a mysterious man she met on Facebook turned her life into a nightmare.

Sources: TV Line, Screen, Variety, THR, Deadline