The French Dispatch
Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” with plans for release some time in 2020. Dubbed a love letter to journalists, the story is set in an American backed newspaper’s French offices. Benicio Del Toro, Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Timothee Chalamet, Lea Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Mathieu Amalric, Lyna Khoudri, Stephen Park, Owen Wilson and Bill Murray star. [Source: Deadline]
Disney Pictures is in development on the live-action family-adventure movie “Knights” which is set in the European Middle Ages. Matt Orton (“Operation Finale”) penned the script for the project which is likely to go theatrical rather than straight to Disney+. The feature will follow a headstrong young woman who joins a knight on his quest to destroy a world-threatening artefact before it falls into the wrong hands. [Source: io9]
“Hacksaw Ridge” producer David Permut and Walden Media are developing another film about a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient – Civil War Union Army surgeon Dr. Mary Edwards Walker. Rosalind Ross will pen the script based on Mercedes Graf’s novel “A Woman of Honor”.
The story follows Walker’s journey during the Civil War as she struggled to be accepted and compensated in the same manner as her male counterparts in the medical field and ultimately became the first and only female recipient to receive the Congressional Medal Of Honor. Jimmy Hawkins will also produce. [Source: Deadline]
Spider-Man: Far from Home
Sony Pictures has had some fun with “Spider-Man: Far From Home” by crafting up both a gag reel and a trailer for “Night Monkey,” a superhero film using clips from Tom Holland’s scenes in his stealth Spider-Man suit. The clips come in time for the Digital HD release and ahead of the film’s disc release on October 1st.