Hollywould: ‘Us,’ Jason Momoa, and ‘Selena: The Series’
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:
/Film has a synopsis for Us, Jordan Peele’s first feature following Get Out.
“A mother (Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o from Black Panther, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and 12 Years a Slave) and a father (Winston Duke from Black Panther) take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends (including Emmy winner Elizabeth Moss from TV series The Handmaid’s Tale). But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.”
According to Variety, Rami Malek is “being eyed” to antagonize Daniel Craig as the film’s villain, but commitments to Mr. Robot may keep him away. Lea Seydoux, however, will reprise her role as Madeleine Swann from Spectre. Additionally, producers are looking for two more women for the film: an MI6 agent working with Bond and a “mystery woman.”
Speaking with HuffPost, Jason Momoa talked about the status of his DCEU costars:
“If they’re both out, then listen: It’s just the place they’re at in their careers. I mean, how many has Henry done? He’s done three? Yeah, I mean, like, you want to move on. I think if I did… shit, I have done three… I mean, Henry wants to just expand on something. Ben is an amazing director that is of age, and probably he’s done enough. I don’t know how to speak on behalf of them, but I had the time of my life [on ‘Justice League’].”
The Toxic Avenger
Legendary Entertainment has snagged the rights to the Troma classic, The Toxic Avenger. The gross-out hero flick will be produced by Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, as well as Legendary’s Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter. Bloody-Disgusting has more.
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Selena: The Series
Twenty-three years after her death, Selena Quintanilla is receiving an unexpected tribute: a Netflix original series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming giant is developing a scripted series about the pop sensation’s life. Selena: The Series is described as a coming-of-age story, not a biopic, and Moisés Zamora will script.
Selena’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla, made a statement via the press release:
“Selena will always have a lasting place in music history and we feel great responsibility to do justice to her memory. With this series, viewers will finally get the full history of Selena, our family, and the impact she has had on all of our lives.”
Bruce Willis will reprise his role as John McClane for Die Hard the prequel, McClane, according to /Film. I have serious concerns…
Producer James Gunn’s Brightburn gives a new twist on a classic superhero story:
While we’re on this unconventional take on superheroes, Netflix has a look at The Umbrella Academy:
Let’s go three for three on superheroes—here’s the newest trailer for Once Upon a Deadpool:
Are you a fan of big lizards beating the hell out of each other? Here, have a trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters:
True Detective is almost back for season three:
Do you like heists? A-list actors? Netflix? Triple Frontier is a triple threat:
Things get spooky for Sandra Bullock in Bird Box:
Finally, old glam rockers take on huge bugs in Dead Ant: