The official runtime for “Doctor Sleep,” the upcoming Stephen King adaptation that serves as a sequel to “The Shining,” has reportedly landed at a runtime of 152 minutes – six minutes longer than the original 1980 Kubrick adaptation. Mike Flanagan helms the new film based on the 2013 novel with Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson leading the cast. [Source: Box-Office Mojo]
Less than two weeks before it was scheduled to open, the hidden camera comedy feature “Bad Trip” has been delayed six months from October 25th to April 24th 2020. Kitao Sakurai helms the film which follows two best friends as they go on a cross-country road trip and pull zany inventive pranks, while pulling its real-life audience into the mayhem. Eric Andre, Tiffany Haddish, Michaela Conlin and Lil Rel Howery star. [Source: Box-Office Mojo]
Alicia Vikander, Mark O’Brien, Linh Dan Pham and Emory Cohen are set to star in “Ms. Purple” filmmaker Justin Chon’s new Asian familial-centric drama feature “Blue Bayou” for MACRO and Entertainment One.
Chon pens, directs, produces and stars in the true events inspired film which follows Antonio, a Korean adoptee raised in the U.S. who is forced to confront his distant past, and what it means for his own future as well as his family’s, as he suddenly – and unexpectedly – faces deportation. Filming begins this month. [Source: Deadline]
Sky Blue Academy
August Media Holdings, Synergy88 Entertainment, and Minoria Absoluta are teaming to produce “Sky Blue Academy,” a 26-episode animated series set inside the training academy of reigning English Premier League champions Manchester City. The show will follow a diverse group of boys and girls living and playing at the soccer squad’s training academy and focus on themes of discipline, teamwork, and inclusiveness. [Source: Variety]
Justin Kirk (“Weeds,” “Angels in America”) is set for a key recurring role opposite John Lithgow, Matthew Rhys and Tatiana Maslany in HBO’s limited series reboot of “Perry Mason” which hails from Team Downey. Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald serve as showrunners.
Set in 1932 Los Angeles and while the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression, this city is booming. The story follows the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason (Rhys), when the case of the decade breaks down his door and reveals a fractured city and a pathway to redemption for himself. [Source: Deadline]
Lauren Tsai (Legion”) will co-star in Netflix’s new Amy Poehler-directed coming-of-age comedy film “Moxie” alongside Hadley Robinson and Lauren Tsai. Penned by Tamara Chestna (“After”), Robinson stars as from a small town who is inspired by her mother’s riot-girl past and starts a feminist revolution at her high school. Poehler, Morgan Sackett and Kim Lessing are producing and shooting is set to begin later this month. [Source: THR]
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Kelvin Harrison Jr. (“Luce,” “The Wolf Hour”) has been added to the cast of Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” at Paramount Pictures, joining the likes of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Frank Langella, Mark Rylance and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
The story is based on the infamous 1969 trial of seven defendants charged by the federal government with conspiracy and more, arising from the countercultural protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. [Source: Deadline]