Frances McDormand has reportedly turned down the role of playing The Joker’s mother in a film that serves as an origin story for Batman villain. Joaquin Phoenix stars as the Clown Prince of Crime in the film which is being directed by Todd Phillips for Warner Bros. Pictures.
No reasons have been given as to why McDormand might have passed, but it’s expected the film is going for a name actress like McDormand for the role. Budgeted at around $55 million, the project is expected to offer a dark and risky take on the material. [Source: El Mayimbe]
Netflix has renewed its reality series “Queer Eye” for a third season which is set to begin production in Kansas City on Monday, just days after the show was nominated for four Emmy awards. Co-hosts Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness, and Tan France will return for the new season which will premiere next year on the service. [Source: Variety]
The Woman in the Window
Wyatt Russell (“Everybody Wants Some,” “Ingrid Goes West”) has been cast alongside Amy Adams in Joe Wright’s “The Woman In The Window,” an adaptation of A.J. Finn’s best-selling novel, at Fox 2000. Adams plays an agoraphobic child psychologist who lives alone in a New York suburb and spies on her neighbors and sees a crime take place in the house across the park. [Source: Deadline]
The Tax Collector
Chelsea Rendon (“Viva,” “The Fosters”) has scored the supporting role of Lupe in Cross Creek Pictures’ “The Tax Collector” which will reteam her with “Bright” director David Ayer who also wrote the screenplay. Shia LaBeouf and Bobby Soto also star in the film which will begin production this summer in Los Angeles and plot details are under wraps. [Source: Deadline]
Josh Hopkin (“Quantico,” “True Detective”) has been set to star in writer/director Joel Souza’s “Crown Vic”. Anjul Nigam, Alec Baldwin, Maxx Tsai and Gregg Bello are producing.
The story follows one explosive night in the life of a seasoned LAPD veteran (Thomas Jane) as he takes a young cop out on patrol and shows him the brutal reality of life behind the wheel. Hopkins plays an unhinged veteran LAPD officer running loose in Jane’s patrol zone. [Source: Variety]