Quick News: Violent, Belly, Knives, Persephone

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A Violent Separation
Screen Media has acquired North American rights to Kevin and Michael Goetz’s crime thriller “A Violent Separation” starring Brenton Thwaites, Alycia Debnam-Carey and Ben Robson. A first-half 2019 day-and-date theatrical release is planned.

Claire Holt, Francesca Eastwood, Gerald McRaney and Ted Levine co-star in the film set in a small Midwestern town and centers on two brothers (Thwaites and Robson) who struggle with the terrible truth behind a tragedy that aims to tear three generations of family apart. Michael Arkof penned the script. [Source: THR]

Sweetness In The Belly
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is set to star opposite Dakota Fanning in the Zeresenay Berhane Mehari-directed film adaptation of Camilla Gibb’s novel “Sweetness In The Belly”. Laura Phillips (“Combat Hospital”) penned the screen adaptation.

Fanning plays Lilly Abdal who was orphaned in Africa as a child and escaped to England as a refugee, fleeing civil war. Lost in this cold new world, Lilly embraces the immigrant community in London, attempting to reunite people with their scattered families. Abdul-Mateen II plays an idealistic doctor who she falls for. [Source: Deadline]

Knives Out
Christopher Plummer is in negotiations to join the cast of Rian Johnson’s whodunit murder mystery film “Knives Out”. The high-profile cast of the all-star detective thriller includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette and Ana de Armas. Plummer’s role is under wraps for now and filming kicked off this week. [Source: Heat Vision]

Persephone
“Deadpool 2” actress Brianna Hildebrand will join Mary-Louise Parker, Malcolm McDowell, Lance Reddick and Emile Hirsch in the sci-fi thriller “Persephone” which is set in the late 22nd century onboard Colony One, a giant ship transporting 20,000 colonists from a dying Earth to a planet orbiting Alpha Centauri.

Jeffrey Morris wrote and is directing the project which follows three astronauts onboard. During a critical mission for survival, Hildebrand’s shuttle pilot character goes head-to-head with engineer Tanya Baxter (Parker) about the right course of action. [Source: Heat Vision]

The Front Runner
With the U.S. mid-term elections just days away, Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds has used the opportunity to both make fun of campaign ads and stir his friendly online rivalry with Australian actor Hugh Jackman, all whilst promoting Jackman’s new film “The Front Runner” and offering a tongue-in-cheek endorsement of the actor.

“Front Runner” stars Jackman as Gary Hart, the American senator whose 1988 campaign for the presidency was derailed by scandal. Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, Sara Paxton, Courtney Ford, Bill Burr, and Kevin Pollak co-star in the film opening November 21st.