Wild Mountain Thyme
The first photo has been released from John Patrick Shanley’s “Wild Mountain Thyme” starring Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan and based on the play “Outside Mullingar”. Filming just wrapped on location in Ireland and New York.
The story follows obstinate star-crossed lovers, whose families are caught up in a feud over a hotly contested patch of land that separates their two farms. Jon Hamm, Dearbhla Molloy and Christopher Walken co-star. [Source: Variety]
Fandango and Atom Tickets have both announced that Disney’s upcoming “Frozen” sequel is proving to be a monster with the title’s first day of pre-sales eclipsing those for all other animated films. As a result, tracking estimates for the film have been raised higher from $100 million to $125 million in some circles. The film also reportedly did as much presale business in two days as “Toy Story 4” did in a week. [Source: Fandango]
Seven Bucks Productions, 101 Studios, A Really Good Home Pictures, Coonskin Cap Productions, Gary Lewis, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia are all teaming to produce “Unstoppable” which deals with single-legged sports hero Anthony Robles. John Hindman will pen the script.
Born to a single-parent family on the wrong side of the tracks, Robbes overcame every obstacle to become an undefeated collegiate wrestling star, three-time All-American, 2011 NCAA National Champion, two-time ESPY Award winner and a National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee. [Source: Variety]
City of Girls
Sue Kroll will produce a film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling novel “City of Girls” for Warner Bros. Pictures. Michelle Ashford (“Masters of Sex”) will pen the screenplay which is set in 1940s NYC, following artists, showgirls, and theater barons while charting one young woman’s journey of self-discovery. [Source: Variety]
Del & Charna
Kay Cannon (“Blockers”) has been tasked with directing the feature “Del & Charna”. The film will focus on eccentric improv legend Del Close and feisty comedy theater owner Charna Halpern, comedians who engaged in a tumultuous 19-year relationship, which saw them as friends, saviors, and soulmates. The pair ultimately establish improv as an art form, launching the careers of some of our most beloved comedians, writers, and directors. Rich Talarico (“Key & Peele”) and Alex Fendrich (“Teachers”) will pen the script. [Source: Collider]