Rambo: Last Blood
The fans wanted it, and they got it with actor/writer Sylvester Stallone revealing today that the upcoming “Rambo: Last Blood” has earned a “hard R-rating” and promising that “what’s coming is going to be unlike anything you’ve ever seen …death is coming”.
In the fifth installment of the franchise, when the daughter of one of his friends is kidnapped, Rambo, who has been working on a ranch, crosses the U.S.-Mexican border and quickly finds himself up against the full might of one of Mexico’s most violent cartels. The new film opens September 20th. [Source: Bloody Disgusting]
FX has ordered ten episodes of the limited series remake of Hannah Fidell’s 2013 Sundance feature “A Teacher”. The series explores the story behind the mugshot of a female high school teacher, Claire (The Martian’s Kate Mara), caught in an affair with her male student, Eric (Love Simon’s Nick Robinson), revealing the complexities and consequences of these illegal relationships. Fidell will also write and direct the series in addition to serving as an executive producer alongside Mara, Michael Costigan and Jason Bateman. [Source: Yahoo]
Alfred Molina has been set to make his feature directorial debut on an adaptation of the Jill Gascoine novel “Lilian” for Cannonball Productions. Amy Lowe Starbin (“Kelly and Cal”) is writing the script and filming will begin in Los Angeles this Fall. Sean Hanish and Paul Jaconi-Biery are producing.
The film focuses on Jessica, who survives a battle with cancer, leaves her husband and grown children in England to visit a friend in the United States, in hopes of rediscovering the joy of life. Once there, she unexpectedly finds herself falling in love with another woman. [Source: Deadline]
Don’t Worry Darling
Following acclaim for her debut with “Booksmart,” actress-turned-filmmaker Olivia Wilde will both direct and star in the psychological thriller “Don’t Worry Darling” which has sparked a bidding war amongst studios in Hollywood.
Carey and Shane Van Dyke (“The Silence”) penned the film and while details are under wraps, it is said to be pertinent story for the Time’s Up era. Katie Silberman is planning to rewrite some of the script and will produce with Wilde and Roy Lee. [Source: Variety]
Showtime has handed out a straight-to-series order for “American Rust,” an adaptation of the Philipp Meyer novel “American Rust” with Jeff Daniels onboard to star in and executive produce along with Dan Futterman who will write multiple episodes (the pair previously worked on “The Looming Tower”). Michael De Luca will also executive produce.
The family drama will explore the tattered American dream through the eyes of complicated and compromised chief of police Del Harris (Daniels) in a Rust Belt town in southwest Pennsylvania. When the woman he truly loves sees her son accused of murder, Harris is forced to decide what he’s willing to do to protect him. [Source: Variety]