Quick News: Unforgiven, Pieces, Firestarter, Record

Quick News Unforgiven Pieces Firestarter Record

Unforgiven
Oscar-winner Viola Davis, Rob Morgan (“Just Mercy”), and Aisling Franciosi (“The Fall”) are set to co-star with Sandra Bullock in Nora Fingscheidt’s remake of the three-part British miniseries “Unforgiven”. Christopher McQuarrie is penning the new take.

Bullock plays Ruth Slater who is released from prison after serving a sentence for a violent crime and re-enters a society that refuses to forgive her past. Facing severe judgment from the place she once called home, her only hope for redemption is finding the estranged younger sister she was forced to leave behind. [Source: Deadline]

Pieces of a Woman
“The Last Black Man in San Francisco” breakout Jimmie Fails has signed on to join Shia LaBeouf, Vanessa Kirby, Ellen Burstyn, Molly Parker and comedian Iliza Shlesinger in the indie drama “Pieces of a Woman”. “White God” helmer Kornel Mundruczo directs from a script by Kata Weber. S hooting will begin this month in Montreal.

When a home birth goes tragically awry, a grieving woman (Kirby) is thrust into an emotional inner journey by trying to come to terms with her loss while also dealing with the ramifications in her interpersonal relationships with her husband (LaBeouf) and estranged mother (Burstyn). [Source: Collider]

Firestarter
Keith Thomas (“The Vigil”) has reportedly been tapped to direct the new adaptation of the Stephen King novel “Firestarter” for Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions and Weed Road Productions.

“Halloween” revival scribe Scott Teems is adapting the screenplay and King’s original story follows a young girl who develops pyro-kinetic abilities and is abducted by a secret government agency that wants to harness her powerful gift as a weapon. [Source: Variety]

Permanent Record
“Crazy Rich Asians” and “G.I. Retaliation” director Jon M. Chu will produce and is also in talks to direct a feature adaptation of Mary H.K. Choi’s young adult romance novel “Permanent Record” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

The story follows college dropout and deli worker Pablo Rind and social media influencer Leanna Smart. The pair meet at 5am at a bodega in the dead of winter and soon become ‘a thing’ with the story following the complications of that and their self-discovery. Choi will pen the adaptation. [Source: Deadline]