Danny Boyle’s Next
Universal Pictures and Working Title have revealed today that their untitled Danny Boyle comedy, written by Richard Curtis, will open September 13th 2019. Curtis and Boyle will also produce. That date comes two months before the opening of the next James Bond film which Boyle is also tipped to direct. [Source: Universal Pictures]
Entertainment Studios has acquired Joe Carnahan’s action-thriller “Boss Level” with plans for a wide theatrical U.S. release in 2019. Frank Grillo, Naomi Watts, Ken Jeong, and Mel Gibson star in the film produced by The Fyzz Facility and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films.
Grillo plays a retired U.S. Army Special Forces veteran trapped in a never-ending loop, resulting in him dying every day. In order to stop his endless suffering, he must figure out who is responsible. [Source: THR]
Angela Bassett and Patricia Arquette are in negotiations to star in Cindy Chupack’s comedy feature “Otherhood” for Netflix. Chupack and Mark Andrus penned the script based on William Sutcliffe’s novel “Whatever Makes You Happy”.
The story has been described as a romantic comedy about three mothers who leave their suburban life to reconnect with their estranged sons in NYC. A five-week shoot kicks off June 11th in New York City. Jason Michael Berman and Cathy Schulman produce. [Source: Deadline]
The Wrong Mans
Showtime has given a pilot commitment to an adaptation of the half-hour single camera British comedy series “The Wrong Mans” for the BBC and have set Ben Schwartz to star in one of the lead roles. James Corden and Matthew Baynton serve as writers on the series along with Ian Maxtone-Graham.
The action-comedy follows two ordinary office workers who have their menial existence turned upside-down by a chance phone call and a case of mistaken identity involving a kidnap victim. Corden, Baynton, Maxtone-Graham, J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson, and Jim Field Smith executive produce. [Source: Variety]
John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Veep‘s Reid Scott and Paul Walter Hauser will join Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson in the Nisha Ganatra-directed comedy feature “Late Night”. Filming is slated to begin next week.
Penned by Kaling, the story follows a late-night talk show host (Thompson) who is at risk of losing her long-running show right when she hires her first female writer (Kaling), who revitalizes her show and her life. [Source: Variety]