- Marc Webb’s return to his drama roots after The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hit a boon with the addition of Chris Evans. The Captain America lead will star in Gifted, helmed by Webb and written by Tom Flynn, about a man suing for custody of his precocious niece. Production begins this fall. [Deadline]
- Rory Culkin and Lin Shaye are the newest adds to Jack Goes Home. Directed written by actor Thomas Dekker (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Jack traces a man in his 20s (Culkin) set to face parenthood. After his father dies and his mother (Shaye) gets injured in a car crash, Jack returns home and uncovers some deep, disturbing family secrets. Culkin and Shaye join a cast already boasting Britt Robertson (The Longest Ride) and Nikki Reed (Thirteen). Filming kicks of this week in New York.
•Cobie Smulders in talks to star opposite Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher 2
•J.K. Simmons, Terry Bradshaw sign on for Bastards
•Aaron Eckhart joins Tom Hanks in Clint Eastwood’s Sully Sullenberger movie
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