Quick News: September 25th 2017

Red Dead Redemption 2
Rockstar Games has revealed that they will make an announcement in regards to “Red Dead Redemption 2” on Thursday, September 28th at 11am US-EST.

Rockstar will reportedly drop the first big reveal for the game following on the teaser trailer released a few months back. The game itself is due for release in the Spring.

Dog Days
Finn Wolfhard (“IT,” “Stranger Things”) has joined the Ken Marino-directed film “Dog Days” at LD Entertainment. Wolfhard will play Tyler, an altruistic and thoughtful pizza delivery boy.

Elissa Matsueda and Erica Oyama penned the story of interconnected humans brought together by their canine counterparts as each faces hardships in life with their trusty pets at their side. Filming begins next month in Los Angeles.

Trollhunters
Mark Hamill, Lena Headey and David Bradley have joined the recurring voice cast for the second season of Netflix’s acclaimed animated series “Trollhunters” from Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation TV.

Set in the fictional suburb of Arcadia, unlikely hero Jim and his two best friends make a startling discovery that beneath their hometown lies a hidden battle between good trolls and bad, the outcome of which impacts their lives forever.

Our Kind of People
FOX has ordered a script for a drama series based on Lawrence Otis Graham’s non-fiction novel “Our Kind of People”. Wendy Calhoun will write the project and executive produce. Ben Silverman and Montrel McKay will also executive produce.

The multi-generational family drama series is chronicles a black upper class Chicago dynasty with a dark secret threatening to rip it apart.

Untitled CBS Legal Drama
CBS is developing an untitled drama series based on real-life attorney Carrie Goldberg. The story follows a young lawyer in Brooklyn who, after enduring vicious online and offline slander, opens her own firm.

The goal of the film? Defending victims of crimes in the age of the Internet where the law hasn’t yet caught up with technology. Jennifer Cecil (“Private Practice”) will write and executive produce.

Bohemian Rhapsody
Aaron McCusker has been cast as Freddie Mercury’s lover Jim Hutton in Bryan Singer’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” at 20th Century Fox. Production is underway ahead of an Xmas 2018 release.

Hutton was a hairdresser and boyfriend who was with Mercury for the last six years of Queen frontman’s life. Hutton nursed him when he was ill and was by his side when he died.

Nicole
Billy Eichner (“Billy on the Street”) is in negotiations to join Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader in Disney’s female Santa Claus film “Nicole”. “Miss Congeniality” scribe Marc Lawrence is directing and writing the script.

The story revolves around Santa’s daughter being forced to take over the family business when her father retires and brother ends up getting cold feet. Eichner’s role is unknown. Filming begins in the Fall ahead of a November 2019 release.

The Walking Dead
A new promo is out for the upcoming eighth season of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, setting the stage for the ‘All Out War’ which will take place between Negan’s Saviors and the communities led by Rick Grimes. The new season returns next month.

Black Eyed Susans
Voltage Pictures is in advanced negotiations to acquire Rod Lurie and Kyra Davis’ screenplay “Black Eyed Susans” based on Julia Heaberlin’s novel. Lurie will direct.

The psychological thriller begins with a 16-year-old who has been found with a scattering of bones in a field of black-eyed Susans, barely alive, with no memory of how she got there. It cuts to the present in which she fears she has helped put the wrong man on Death Row for the crimes.

Queers
BBC America has released a first trailer for “Queers,” the upcoming eight episode BBC short series commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act which partially decriminalized gay sex in the UK.

Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, Fionn Whitehead, Gemma Whelan, Ian Gelder and Russell Tovey among others star in the series of monologues from different figures throughout the fifty years. The series premieres on the BBC America on October 11th – National Coming Out Day.

Sources: Twitter, Deadline, THR, Variety.