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Long Story Short
Rafe Spall (“The Big Short,” “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”) will lead the cast of actor turned “The Little Death” director Josh Lawson’s romantic comedy “Long Story Short” for Studiocanal. Zahra Newman, Ronny Chieng, Noni Hazlehurst Dena Kaplan and Lawson himself co-star and filming begins Monday in Sydney, Australia.

The story follows Teddy (Spall), who wakes up the morning after his wedding to discover that every few minutes he’s jumping forward to the next year of his life. He must use every precious moment wisely to keep from losing the love of his life, and to learn to love the life he’s losing. [Source: Deadline]

Deep Blue Sea 3
A new listing on the Production Weekly website indicates a third film in the “Deep Blue Sea” franchise is in the works for Netflix. This would follow on from last year’s direct-to-video, low-budget sequel to Renny Harlin’s 1999 cult classic about smart sharks. The listing indicates the project is in early development and so there is no indication as to who is going to be writing/directing or if any cast members will return.

American Beauty
Actress Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men,” “Drive”) has revealed that twenty years ago, back at a time when she was a hand model, that she was the one whose hand you see holding a rose against another model’s stomach in the iconic poster for Sam Mendes’ Best Picture-winning film “American Beauty”. [Source: Instagram]

Birthday Cake
Shiloh Fernandez, Val Kilmer, Ewan McGregor, Lorraine Bracco, Ashley Benson and David Mazouz have all joined the mob crime drama “The Birthday Cake” which marks the directing debut of musician Jim Giannopoulos. Giannopoulos, Fernandez and Diomedes Raul Bermudez co-wrote the script.

Fernandez play Giovanni, who reluctantly continues the family tradition of bringing a cake to the home of his uncle Angelo (Kilmer) on the 10th anniversary of his father’s death. But Giovanni’s life changes that night after witnessing a murder and learning the truth about what happened to his father. Filming begins this fall in New York. [Source: THR]