Hollywould: ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music,’ ‘Black Mirror,’ and ‘Castle Rock’
The film and television business moves at a mile a minute, so keeping up with the latest news can be a little daunting. Not to worry—we have your back. In Hollywould, we’ll round up the industry developments you need to know. Here’s what you may have missed:
Bill & Ted Face the Music
Rejoice, fans. William Sadler’s back as Death, reprising his role from Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.
— Bill & Ted 3 (@BillandTed3) March 25, 2019
Deadline reports that Anthony Mackie and Aquaman‘s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II have joined the fifth season of Black Mirror.
In other Yahya Abdul-Mateen II news, he may not be playing Tony Todd’s version of the character after all— according to director Nia DaCosta:
“Well, it’s been slightly misreported. I can’t say what’s happening in the film because we want it to be a surprise, but he’s not replacing Tony Todd. That’s been reported, and I was just like, ‘I don’t know what to say about this. This is not right.’”
According to Variety, Christopher Nolan’s upcoming “event film” has just signed Elizabeth Debicki and Robert Pattinson who will be joining John David Washington.
Amazon’s Dark Tower pilot has found its Gunslinger and Man in Black, per Variety. Sam Strike will play a young Roland Deschain, and Jasper Pääkkönen will portray the Man in Black.
Speaking of Stephen King projects, Deadline has the skinny on the upcoming season of Hulu’s Castle Rock, and there’s a lot. Lizzy Caplan is playing Annie Wilkes, the deranged fan from Misery; Eighth Grade‘s Elsie Fisher will play Wilkes’ daughter, Joy (a new creation for the show); Tim Robbins joins as Reginald “Pop” Merrill, a figure from a number of King works; and Garrett Hedlund will play his son, a local bully and heir apparent to Ace Merrill. On top of that, the plot involves the nearby town of Jerusalem’s Lot (yes, that one).
No, not the Amazon upcoming series from Jordan Peele. It is the Universal and Blumhouse project of the same name from Damon Lindelof who has added GLOW star Betty Gilpin to its cast; she joins Ike Barinholtz, Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, and Glenn Howerton for the film that is directed by Craig Zobel. Deadline says the movie deals with “escalating aggressiveness between the political right and left in America.”
Death is My BFF
Syfy has enlisted writer Lindsey Rosin to pen a pilot based on the YA series Death is My BFF. Per Deadline, the series tracks an “undeniably sexy Grim Reaper” as he works to stop a teen girl who is destined to balance the scales of good and evil.
Hulu has renewed Marvel’s Runaways for a third season.
The Deadwood movie is real! There’s a release date and everything:
John Wick: Chapter 3 has guns. Lots of guns:
Have not one, but two Twilight Zone trailers:
The Last Black Man in San Francisco will surely have you talking: