Neon has acquired the North American rights to the Aretha Franklin documentary “Amazing Grace” a month after the film premiered at DOC NYC. An early 2019 theatrical release is being targeted.
The film, shot in 1972 by Sydney Pollack at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, was originally planned by Warner Bros. Pictures as a companion documentary to a best-selling album, but technical issues prevented the release of the pic. [Source: Variety]
The Newton Brothers, musician duo Andy Grush and Taylor Stewart, are set to compose the score for “Doctor Sleep” at Warner Bros. Pictures. The Newton Brothers previously collaborated with the film’s director Mike Flanagan on both “Gerald’s Game” and “The Haunting of Hill House” both for Netflix. [Source: Heat Vision]
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan (“Hunstman: Winter’s War”) has been hired to direct the upcoming Netflix assassin thriller “Kate”. Umair Aleem (“Extraction”) penned the script while Bryan Unkeless and Kelly McCormick are producing and filming begins next year.
The story follows a female assassin who gets poisoned and finds out she has less than 24 hours to live. This sets her on a manhunt through the streets of Tokyo so she can exact vengeance on those who poisoned her before she succumbs to its effects and dies. [Source: THR]
The Helicopter Heist
Oscar-nominated screenwriter and “Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight has been set to pen “The Helicopter Heist,” a drama feature based on the book by Swedish author Jonas Bonnier about a 2009 robbery in Stockholm.
At last report Jake Gyllenhaal is attached to star and produce the true story of four young Swedes who pulled off one of the most spectacular daylight heists of all time and the first robbery involving a helicopter to be perpetrated in Sweden. [Source: Deadline]
Brian K. Vaughan
“Y: The Last Man” and “Runaways” creator Brian K. Vaughan has set an overall deal with Legendary Entertainment to develop film and TV projects for the studio. Vaughan said he would pursue adaptations of some of his previous comic creations as well as new projects for Legendary. That doesn’t include the “Y: The Last Man” pilot which is in production for FX. [Source: Variety]
Following a panel having taken place at CCXP in Brazil, a new poster for the “Captain Marvel” film has gone up and sports Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers in her comic accurate costume. The character is also a key part of “Avengers: Endgame,” but she wasn’t seen in the recently launched trailer for that film.
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