Hollywould: ‘Birds of Prey,’ ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot,’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’
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:
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
Margot Robbie took to Instagram to give a first look at Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey.
If that weren’t enough…a short teaser featuring the cast of Birds of Prey—including Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary—has popped up on YouTube:
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The Invisible Man
Universal has “tabled” its interconnected “Dark Universe” experiment and is starting fresh with a remake of The Invisible Man—according to Variety. Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) will direct, and Jason Blum of Blumhouse is on board as well. If you’re one of the three people who enjoyed 2017s The Mummy with Tom Cruise, have faith because the “Dark Universe” characters could still appear in some capacity in the future.
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
Deadline reports that Saban Films has acquired the rights to Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, which sees Smith and Jason Mewes reprise their roles as benevolent, drug-dealing manchildren. A sequel to Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, this film watches the pair return to Hollywood to stop a reboot of the Bluntman and Chronic franchise from happening.
Angel of Dust
The RZA will direct a script by Ghostface Killah based around supernatural murders in Staten Island— per Deadline.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Vanity Fair has a bevy of photos from Quentin Tarantino’s latest:
— The Film Stage 📽 (@TheFilmStage) January 25, 2019
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mackenzie Davis is in talks to join Kristen Stewart for a lesbian rom-com from Clea Duvall. The story centers on a marriage proposal that breaks down once a woman realizes her partner has yet to come out to her family.
Zombieland: Double Tap
The sequel to Zombieland officially has a title, and a new cast member to boot—per Deadline: Rosario Dawson joins the original cast, along with Zoey Deutch and Avan Jogia. “[T]he sequel centers on the comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland. The zombie slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. Most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.”
— Zombieland (@Zombieland) January 29, 2019
Sorry to Bother You‘s Lakeith Stanfield is reportedly in talks to join the Candyman reboot—per Super Bro Movies. Stanfield would be the film’s lead, “a socially pronounced artist in Chicago who researches the urban legend of Candyman. After investigating the killer’s last known whereabouts, strange killings begin to occur around Anthony. The protagonist will serve a role similar to that of Helen Lyle, the main character of the original movie.”
Zac Efron plays the murderer next door in a weirdly upbeat trailer for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile:
Bill Hader’s Barry might just be ready to step into the spotlight this season:
It’s all ships, sailors, and sirens in The Isle:
Need more McConaughey? The Beach Bum is the role he was born to play: