Quick News: Spontaneous, Ferryman, War, Devil

Charlie Plummer (“All the Money in the World”) is in final negotiations to star opposite Katherine Langford in the Brian Duffield-directed sci-fi fantasy film “Spontaneous”. Specifics of his role in the project, based on Aaron Starmer’s young adult novel, are unknown.

Langford plays a woman whose life is forever changed when students in her senior class explode for no discernible reason. As students continue to pop like blood balloons and the town descends into both chaos and apathy, she and her friends stay close together as they await possible combustion. [Source: Variety]

Legendary Entertainment has acquired worldwide film and graphic novel rights to Claire McFall’s young adult novel trilogy “Ferryman” with plans for a franchise. A modern update of the Greek myth of Charon, the story follows a young girl who dies in a train crash on an empty Scottish hillside.

Now in a dangerous limbo, she eventually meets a mysterious boy who is her ‘ferryman’ who will guide her through the wasteland and into the afterlife. They fall in love, with perilous consequences. [Source: Deadline]

A Private War
Stanley Tucci will join Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan and Tom Hollander in the film “A Private War” about famed war correspondent Marie Colvin (played by Pike). Tucci will star in UK scenes in the film which just moved its shoot from Jordan to London.

American-born Brit Colvin was tragically killed in Syria in 2011 and the film explores her fearless work in war-torn locales including Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria, which are juxtaposed with her home life back in London. [Source: Variety]

The Devil and Father Amorth
William Friedkin’s feature-length documentary “The Devil & Father Amorth” has been acquired by The Orchard for a theatrical release this Spring. The doco follows an exorcism of an Italian woman by the Vatican’s Father Gabriele Amorth – his ninth and final exorcism. A worldwide digital release will follow an April 20th theatrical run. [Source: The Orchard]