Quick News: Angels, Bells, Little, Women, Harriet

Quick News Angels Bells Little Women Harriet

Charlie’s Angels
Elizabeth Banks, who both stars in and helms the upcoming new take on the “Charlie’s Angels” franchise, has posted a photo of herself with the film’s main trio of ‘Angels’ this time – Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska. Patrick Stewart and Djimon Hounsou co-star in the film which opens November 1st. [Source: Twitter]

The Bells
Amblin Partners and producers Roy Lee and Jon Berg are teaming for “The Bells,” a film adaptation of Tony Lunedi’s Reddit article series turned supernatural novel “The Spire in the Woods”. The story centers on a teen boy searching for the cause of a friend’s suicide and finds himself captivated by the same alluring but deadly ghost story. [Source: Variety]

Little Monsters
Australian director Abe Forsythe explains his new zombie comedy feature “Little Monsters” in a new featurette for the film which premiered at Sundance. The first footage from the project, which NEON and Hulu will distribute, has been released as part of the clip. Lupita Nyong’o, Josh Gad and Alexander England co-star in the story of a love triangle amongst kindergarten teachers and a sudden zombie outbreak causing all sorts of problems.

Women in Sunlight
“Under the Tuscan Sun” author Frances Mayes’ bestseller “Women in Sunlight” has been picked up by Water’s End Productions to turn into a film. The story follows three American women who meet at an orientation for an upscale retirement community. The trio subverts expectations of a predictable future by leasing a villa in Italy where they are surprised by the adventures, passions, and challenges that await them. [Source: Deadline]

Bohemian Rhapsody
“Bohemian Rhapsody” director Bryan Singer has been removed from his film’s BAFTA Awards nomination due to the recent sexual misconduct allegations surrounding the former “X-Men” franchise steerer. The film remains nominated for the Outstanding British Film award this coming Sunday, but Singer’s personal nomination has been suspended and will remain so “until the outcome of the allegations has been resolved”. [Source: BBC]

Focus Features has released the first photos of Cynthia Erivo (“Widows,” “Bad Times at the El Royale”) as freedom fighter Harriet Tubman in the upcoming biopic “Harriet” which hails from celebrated filmmaker Kasi Lemmons (“Eve’s Bayou”) and opens later this year.

Tubman escapes from slavery and subsequently set out on missions to free dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity. Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Janelle Monae, Jennifer Nettles and Vondie Curtis-Hall co-star.