Quick News: Oath, Angel, Bixby, Will, Peaky

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The Oath
Sony Crackle has set a Thursday, February 21st second season premiere date for its crime drama series “The Oath” created by Joe Halpin and executive produced by Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson. The new season picks up with the Ravens attempting to free themselves from their debt to the cartel. [Source: Crackle]

Angel Has Fallen
Lionsgate has announced that “Angel Has Fallen,” the third film in the “Olympus Has Fallen” action series starring Gerard Butler, will open on August 23rd 2019. Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick and Piper Perabo co-star. The third film in the series follows Mike Banning (Butler) as he becomes the target of a terrorist attack, this time while mid-flight on Air Force One. [Source: Lionsgate]

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day
Gunpowder & Sky has acquired the screen rights to John David Anderson’s novel “Ms. Bixby’s Last Day” with Linsey Stewart and Dane Clark penning the script adaptation. The company will pair with Walden Media on the production. The story centers on a trio of students who come up with a plan to give Ms. Bixby a day that she deserves after she unexpectedly announces that she won’t be able to finish the school year due to illness. [Source: Variety]

Gary Ross (“The Hunger Games”) has closed a deal to rewrite the script for the dramedy “Will” at Paramount Pictures and Gary Sanchez Productions. Ross plans to direct the project once the script is done, he’ll be re-writing an earlier draft by Demetri Martin. The film is a dramatic comedy that examines the tension between free will and destiny, and the occasional joy of being alive. Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, and Kevin Messick are producing. [Source: Variety]

Peaky Blinders
The first photo has been released of actor Sam Claflin filming the fifth season of the period gangster epic “Peaky Blinders” which hails from creator Steven Knight. Brian Gleeson and Anya Taylor-Joy also join the cast this season alongside regulars Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson.

The new season sees the Shelby family saga finding the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. When Tommy Shelby MP (Murphy) is approached by Claflin’s charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.