Quick News: Fight, Parts, Bear, Dolittle, Money

The Good Fight
CBS All Access has announced a March 4th premiere date for the second season of its “The Good Wife” spin-off “The Good Fight”. New episodes of the spinoff’s thirteen-episode second season will be available weekly on Sundays.

The new season sees the firm under psychological assault when a client at another firm kills his lawyer for overcharging, which is then followed by a copycat murder. Diane also battles with a new partner at the firm, Liz Reddick-Lawrence (Audra McDonald) while Maia becomes tougher after her parents’ scandal puts her on trial. [Source: Deadline]

The Parts You Lose
Scoot McNairy will join Aaron Paul, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and newcomer Danny Murphy in Christopher Cantwell’s “The Parts You Lose” for The H Collective which is currently filming in Canada. Darren Lemke penned the script.

The dramatic thriller centers on the unlikely friendship that unfolds between a young deaf boy, Wesley (Murphy), and a fugitive criminal who takes refuge in an abandoned barn on a rural North Dakota farm. After forming a deep bond with the man, Wesley must decide where to place his allegiances. McNairy plays the boy’s father. [Source: Deadline]

The Silver Bear
Nickel City Pictures has optioned rights to Derek Haas’ critically acclaimed “Silver Bear” book series. The story follows Columbus, the most respected and feared hitman in the criminal underworld, and the support structure around him that allows him to work. The visceral and psychological thriller will be penned by Frank Baldwin and Production is being targeted for late 2018 or early 2019. [Source: Deadline]

The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle
Acting legend Jim Broadbent and newcomer Harry Collett (“Dunkirk”) have been cast in “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle” starring Robert Downey Jr. at Universal Pictures. Stephen Gaghan will helm the film from a script he and Tom Shepherd worked on.

Based on a 1920s series of children’s, the story follows a Victorian-era physician who opts to treat animals instead of humans because he’s able to speak with them. Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum will produce. [Source: Variety]

All the Money in the World
Though all the talk about Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World” in recent weeks has been about Christopher Plummer replacing Kevin Spacey, it’s easy to forget the film boasts two other key cast members with Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg.

Today, Wahlberg’s character of advisor and ‘fixer’ Fletcher Chase gets his own featurette which you can see below. The film is still slated to open in cinemas on Friday, December 22nd.