Quick News: Tully, Goldfinch, Hearst, Angel, Accused

Focus Features has unveiled the first photos from the upcoming comedy “Tully” which reunites “Juno” writer Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman. Charlize Theron stars as a mother of three, including a newborn, who is gifted a night nanny (Mackenzie Davis) by her brother (Mark Duplass) and soon forms a unique bond with her – even as she learns there’s more to her than meets the eye. “Tully” opens in cinemas on April 20th. [Source: People]

The Goldfinch
Jeffrey Wright is in negotiations to play Hobie in the film adaptation of “The Goldfinch” for Warner Bros. Pictures and Amazon Studios. Based on Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, the tory follows a young man named Theodore Decker (Ansel Elgort) who survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum — an attack that kills his mother.

From there, he tumbles through a series of adventures that finds him living in Las Vegas with his deadbeat father and, later, involved in art forgeries. Hobie is Welty Blackwell’s partner, who is Pippa’s legal guardian. Hobie eventually provides a stable life for Theo. [Source: Variety]

Untitled Patty Hearst Film
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (“Baywatch,” “The Greatest Showman”) will star with Elle Fanning in James Mangold’s untitled Patty Hearst movie for Fox 2000 and based on Jeffrey Toobin’s novel “American Heiress”. The screenplay was written by Larry Karaszewski & Scott Alexander and Mangold.

The story covers Hearst’s 1974 kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army, and re-emergence as a bank robber and member of the left-wing terrorist group. Abdul-Mateen will portray the SLA leader Donald DeFreeze, who was also known as Cinque Mtume and Field Marshal Cinque. [Source: Variety]

Angel Has Fallen
Holt McCallany (“Mindhunter,” “Justice League”) has joined the cast of “Angel Has Fallen,” the upcoming third film in the “Olympus Has Fallen” franchise alongside Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman in the Ric Roman Waugh-directed movie.

McCallany plays Wade Jennings, an old and close friend of Butler’s Secret Service agent Mike Banning called Wade Jennings. He’s ex-military man who is now the head of technology company and is playing more than one side. Filming begins next month in the UK. [Source: Deadline]

The Paramount Network has announced that they are partnering up with Sony Pictures Television to develop a US version of the hit BBC series “Accused”. “House” producer David Shore will executive produce.

The anthology series followed a different character as they make their way to court to hear whether they’ve been found guilty of a crime. As we approach the verdict, their backstories, personal journeys, and the events that led up to them being accused of the crime play out. [Source: Paramount Network]