Quick News: Wain, SNL, God, Becky, Aladdin

Quick News Wain Snl God Becky Aladdin

Louis Wain
The first photo is out of Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy in the biopic “Louis Wain” about the early 20th-century English artist known for his paintings of cats. StudioCanal is producing the project which just added Stacy Martin, Hayley Squires, Sharon Rooney and Aimee Lou Wood to its cast. Toby Jones, Andrea Riseborough, Adeel Akhtar, Julian Barratt and Asim Choudry also star. Will Sharpe directs and co-writes the film. [Source: Collider]

“Saturday Night Live” regular Leslie Jones will be leaving the NBC late-night sketch comedy program after five seasons. Jones reportedly made the decision herself to leave early from her contract. That’s not all though as co-star Kate McKinnon, whose contract was up in May, has decided to come back for what will be her eighth season. [Source: Deadline]

Joel McHale (“Community”), Amanda Brugel (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and Robert Maillet (“American Gods”) will join Kevin James and Lulu Wilson in the indie action-thriller “Becky”. The story follows a spunky, rebellious fourteen-year-old brought to a weekend getaway at a lake house by her father (McHale), in an effort to try to reconnect after her mother’s death.

The trip immediately takes a turn for the worse when a group of convicts on the run, led by James’ merciless character, suddenly invade the lake house. Becky decides to take matters into her own hands in the film, described as ‘teen girl John Wick’. Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion (“Cooties”) direct. [Source: Variety]

God Save the Queens
Peter Facinelli (“Twilight”), Michelle Visage (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”) and Kelly Mantle (“Lucifer”) have been set to star in “Eureka” star Jordan Danger’s drag queen dramedy “God Save The Queens” which will film next month in Los Angeles.

The story follows three different Drag Queens, in LA, New York and Las Vegas, all navigating their way through their careers and personal struggles. Denny McAuliffe, Vicky Vox, Honey Davenport and J.P. Moraga co-star. [Source: Deadline]

Disney has debuted ‘Desert Moon’, a deleted song from this year’s live-action “Aladdin” adaptation which is a duet between Jasmine (Naomi Scott) and Aladdin (Mena Massoud) with the song taking place after the pair have met and are initially separated. The film is currently available on Digital HD and will hit shelves on Blu-ray and DVD on September 10th.