Quick News: Shazam, Stan, Glass, Lowry, Eli

Warner Bros. Pictures has confirmed that David F. Sandberg’s upcoming “Shazam” film, based on the DC Comics title, has scored an official release date of April 5th 2019. The film, which will also be shown in IMAX, has that date to itself for now.

Asher Angel is set to star in the film as teenager Billy Batson with Zachary Levi taking on the titular hero and his alter ego. Mark Strong will play the villain, Doctor Sivana. Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen and Jovan Armand co-star. [Source: Warner Bros. Pictures]

Stan Against Evil
IFC has announced that they’ve renewed horror-comedy series “Stan Against Evil” for a third season slated to air in the fall of 2018. The second season ended with Stan Miller (John C. McGinley) and Sheriff Evie Barret (Janet Varney) accidentally opening a portal into the past, allowing 17th century demons to create new mayhem in their quaint town. [Source: IFC]

The Glass Room
Carice Van Houten (“Game of Thrones,” “Valkyrie”) has joined the cast of the Julius Sevcik-directed film adaptation of Simon Mawer’s Man Booker Prize finalist novel “The Glass Room”. Hanna Alstrom, Karel Roden, Alexandra Borbely, Roland Moller and Claes Bang co-star.

The love story follows the relationship between two women set in an iconic modernist house in Czechoslovakia built by celebrity architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The story spans almost eighty years and covers much of modern history. Filming begins next month across Europe. [Source: Variety]

Mrs. Lowry & Son
Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave will head the cast of the Adrain Noble-directed “Mrs. Lowry & Son” which examines the relationship between early 20th century British painter L.S. Lowry and his overbearing, bedridden and depressed mother Elizabeth. Filming takes place from mid-January in Greater Manchester and London. [Source: Variety]

Lili Taylor has joined Ciaran Foy’s “Eli,” the first feature of Paramount’s new Paramount Players label and based on David Chirchirillo’s 2015 Black List script with revisions from Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing.

Charlie Shotwell plays a young boy who undergoes treatment for his rare disease in a secluded clinic, which becomes a haunted prison. Taylor will play Dr. Isabella Horn, the immunologist who treats him. The film opens January 4th 2019. [Source: Deadline]