Quick News: Midway, Dolls, Warning, Overlord

Quick News Midway Dolls Warning Overlord

“Glee” and “American Crime Story” star Darren Criss has joined the increasingly impressive ensemble cast of Roland Emmerich’s WWII action film “Midway” which is now in production. Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Eckhart, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Nick Jonas, and Keean Johnson also star.

Based on the true story of the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II, the film chronicles the heroic and harrowing exploits of the soldiers and aviators who achieved the unbelievable to turn the tide of the war. The film opens November 8th next year. [Source: Deadline]

Ugly Dolls
Comedians Gabriel Iglesias and Wanda Sykes will join Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, and Pitbull in the voice cast of its highly-anticipated “UglyDolls” animated family adventure film based on the beloved toy brand.

Set in the adorably different town of Uglyville, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDolls friends confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing. [Source: STXFilms]

Lana Condor, Benedict Samuel, James D’Arcy, Alex Pettyfer, Laura Harrier, Charlotte Le Bon and Mena Massoud are all set to co-star in the sci-fi thriller “Warning” at Avona Pictures.

The story explores loneliness, death and the meaning of life when vastly disparate lives collide in interweaving stories set in a near future Earth. Agata Alexander will make her directorial debut on the film and wrote the original screenplay alongside Rob Michaelson and Jason Kaye. [Source: Variety]

Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Productions has released the new poster “Overlord,” the upcoming zombie war thriller from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot company. In the film, set on the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success.

But as they approach their target, they begin to realise there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. Wyatt Russell, Iain de Caestecker and Bokeem Woodbine star in the film which opens November 9th.