Comedian Rebel Wilson has confirmed that the Chris Addison-directed “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” remake, in which she stars with Anne Hathaway, has scored the new title of “The Hustle” which replaces the previous one of “Nasty Women”.
MGM has also moved up the film’s release by over a month with the movie now bowing on June 29th. Wilson and Hathaway play women from different walks of life teaming up to con a tech billionaire (Alex Sharp) in his early 20s. [Source: Twitter]
Cowboy Ninja Viking
Eric Pearson (“Thor: Ragnarok,” “Marvel’s Agent Carter”) has been set to pen a rewrite of Michelle MacLaren’s comic adaptation “Cowboy Ninja Viking” for Universal Pictures. Pearson takes over an earlier draft written by Craig Mazin, who rewrote the original by Paul Wernick & Everett David Reese. Pratt stars as an assassin who manifests the toughest skills of the three different personas of the title. [Source: Deadline]
Filmmaker David F. Sandberg has confirmed that Zachary Levi’s look as the title hero in the “Shazam” film will be akin to the character’s appearance in “Justice League: War,” a direct-to-DVD animated feature which saw the character donning a white hood and cloak.
He also says once official photos have been released: “I can tell you more about where the inspirations came from and why certain choices were made.” The movie is currently in production ahead of an April 2019 release. [Source: Reddit]
Call of Duty
“Sicario 2: Soldado” director Stefano Sollima has revealed that he would love to have “This Mean’s War” stars Tom Hardy and Chris Pine as the leads in the upcoming film adaptation of the “Call of Duty” video game series which Sollima is tipped to helm. [Source: Metro]
Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Following yesterday’s trailer, Netflix has released several new stills from the upcoming second season of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”. Most focus on the hard-drinking titular detective (Krysten Ritter), but there’s also shots of characters like Jeri Hogarth, Trish Walker, Malcolm Ducasse and the late Kilgrave.