Quick News: Lodge, DH, Light, Rain, Clemente

The Lodge
“IT” star Jaeden Lieberher along with Richard Armitage and Lia McHugh will join Riley Keough in “Goodnight Mommy” directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala’s English-language debut “The Lodge” at FilmNation. Filming began Wednesday in Montreal.

The story follows a soon-to-be-stepmom snowed in with her fiance’s two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations finally begin to thaw between the trio, strange and frightening events threaten to summon psychological demons from the woman’s strict religious childhood. [Source: THR]

Dark Horizons
If you had trouble accessing the site on Wednesday US Time and Thursday morning Australian time, you’re not alone. The site, along with others on the same provider, were subject to an apparent large scale cyber attack leading to intermittent service for around 10-12 hours. Engineers have been frantically working on the problem and, some hardware replacements and tweaks later, normal function has been restored. Our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience but this was unexpected to say the least.

The Light We Lost
Jill Santopolo will pen the adaptation of her bestselling debut novel “The Light We Lost” for Southpaw Entertainment. Richard B. Lewis and Gabrielle Jerou-Tabak will produce.

The story follows a young couple who meet at Columbia University on the morning of 9/11 and their relationship to one another – and to the world – is forged in the crucible of that day. They both decide that they want their lives to mean something quickly and become inseparable. [Source: Variety]

The Art of Racing the Rain
Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”) is in negotiations to star in the Simon Curtis-directed film adaptation of Garth Stein’s 2008 novel “The Art of Racing in the Rain” for Fox 2000. Neal Moritz, Tania Landau and Patrick Dempsey will produce.

The story focuses on a family dog named Enzo who evaluates his life through the lessons learned by his human owner, a professional race-car driver named Denny Swift. [Source: THR]

Roberto Clemente
“O.J.: Made in America” director Ezra Edelman is set to helm a biopic about famed baseball player Roberto Clemente for Legendary Entertainment. Rowan Ricardo Phillips will adapt David Maraniss’ 2006 novel “Clemente”.

Clemente was a Puerto Rican baseball player who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 to 1972. In December 1972, he boarded a heavily loaded plane plane en route from Puerto Rico to Nicaragua to assist with earthquake relief. The aircraft crashed and his body was never recovered. [Source: THR]