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The Last of Us Part II
A listing on Peruvian retailer LawGamers may have accidentally revealed the rough release date for the highly-anticipated sequel to Naughty Dog’s acclaimed game “The Last of Us”. Originally announced as in development back in 2016, the game could be arriving before the end of the year with the listing suggesting an October 2019 release. Several other comments and remarks from those involved in the game have all previously suggested a 2019 release. [Source: Heroic Hollywood]

Mafia X
“Den of Thieves” helmer Christian Gudegast is set to follow that up by directing and co-writing the high concept action thriller “Mafia X” for Thunder Road Pictures (“Sicario”) and Pioneer Pictures (“Lucky Number Slevin”).

The project is said to be inspired by the true stories of organized crime groups banding together to fight terrorism. JP Davis will co-write the script while Basil Iwanyk, Robert Kravis, and Karl Herrmann will produce. [Source: Deadline]

The Wrong Missy
Lauren Lapkus, Geoff Pierson, Sarah Chalke, Molly Sims, Nick Swardson, Jackie Sandler and Chris Witaske will join David Spade in the comedy “The Wrong Missy” for Netflix. Adam Sandler produces. Tyler Spindel helms the film which hails from “The Do-Over” scribes Chris Pappas and Kevin Barnett.

Spade plays a man who meets his dream girl (Sims) and invites her to his company’s corporate retreat. However, when a crazy blind date from his past shows up for the weekend getaway, he learns too late that he’s been accidentally texting the wrong girl (Lapkus). [Source: Deadline]

V.F.W.
Stephen Lang (“Avatar,” “Don’t Breathe”) will reportedly star in filmmaker Joe Begos’ action-horror film “V.F.W.” which is dubbed “The Wild Bunch meets Night Of The Living Dead”. Max Brallier and Matthew McArdle pen the script.

In the film, elderly Vietnam vets must defend their local V.F.W. post – and an innocent teen – against a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of punk mutants in what will be the longest night of their lives. Josh Ethier, Dallas Sonnier and Amanda Presmyk are producing. [Source: Bloody Disgusting]

Holidate
Emma Roberts is set to star in the romantic comedy “Holidate” for Wonderland Productions and Netflix. John Whitesell (“Malibu’s Most Wanted”) helms from a script by Tiffany Paulsen. McG will produce and shooting aims to kick off later this year.

The story follows Sloane (Roberts) and Jackson, two perpetual singles who hate the holidays since their continual lack of a significant other subjects them to the judgment of their family members or stuck with clingy, awkward dates. They soon pledge to be each other’s plus-ones for each holiday celebration over a year. [Source: Broadway World]