Quick News: Catcher, Boys, Dark, Walking

The Catcher Was A Spy
IFC has acquired U.S. rights to the Paul Rudd-led thriller “The Catcher Was a Spy” about a U.S. pro ballplayer who was a spy against the Nazis. Ben Lewin directed the film which premiered at Sundance.

The distributor has set a June 22nd release date for the film which also stars Sienna Miller, Jeff Daniels, Guy Pearce and Paul Giamatti. Robert Rodate wrote the script based on the Nicholas Dawidoff book. [Source: Deadline]

Good Boys
Universal Pictures’ Seth Rogen-produced, R-rated comedy “Good Boys” has set an August 16th 2019 release. Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver produce with Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky penning and directing.

Dubbed an R-rated coming-of-age story, Jacob Tremblay stars as the mischievous leader of a group of 12-year-old boys whose day of skipped school will become an all-day odyssey of awesomely bad decisions, fraught with comedic peril. [Source: Universal Pictures]

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
HBO Documentary Films have announced they have begun production on a documentary series based on Michelle McNamara’s true crime book “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark”. Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Liz Garbus will direct.

McNamara was a journalist determined to find a violent psychopath she dubbed ‘The Golden State Killer’ who terrorized California in the late 1970s and early 1980s and then disappeared for more than three decades. Ultimately a former cop was identified as the killer and captured two weeks ago. [Source: HBO]

The Walking Dead
AMC has announced that filming has begun on the ninth season of its zombie drama “The Walking Dead” which seemingly confirms the talk that the series is set to make a time jump, probably of a few years.

Long-time series writer Angela Kang is taking over as showrunner from Scott M. Gimple with the show’s Rick vs. Negan storyline having come to a conclusion. The ninth season premieres this Fall.