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Daily Podcast: A Magic Kingdom TV Universe, Blue Beetle Movie, and That Time Dracula Impersonated Satan

On the February 23, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Disney’s Magic Kingdom TV universe, a Blue Beetle movie, The Great Gatsby animated movie, and an Easy Rawlins TV show. Opening […]

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‘The Great Gatsby’ to Be Adapted as Animated Feature From Dneg Animation

Author William Joyce is set to direct an animated version of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel “The Great Gatsby.” Brian Selznick, who wrote and adapted 2017’s “Wonderstruck,” will work on the screenplay.Michael Siegel and Dneg Senior VP Creative Production David Prescott join Joyce as producers on the animated feature film. Dneg Feature Animation will […]

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Elizabeth Debicki to Star in World War II Spy Thriller Limited Series ‘Code Name Hélène’

Just recently, The Great Gatsby and Tenet star Elizabeth Debicki was cast as Princess Diana for the last two seasons of The Crown. But an upcoming limited series will take her even further back into history. Elizabeth Debicki will bring her towering, elegant stature to the new international limited series Code Name Hélène, which will […]

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Rufus Sewell to Play Elvis Presley’s Father in Baz Luhrmann’s Musical Drama (Exclusive)

Rufus Sewell will portray the reserved, soft-spoken Vernon Presley, the King of Rock and Roll’s father, in Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis,” sources tell Variety.The Warner Bros. film stars Austin Butler in the title role and Tom Hanks as Elvis Presley’s manger, Colonel Tom Parker.Luhrmann co-wrote the script with Craig Pearce. The movie revolves around the veteran […]

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Maggie Gyllenhaal to Play Elvis Presley’s Mom in Baz Luhrmann’s Biopic (Exclusive)

Maggie Gyllenhaal will play Gladys Presley, the King of Rock and Roll’s mother, in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic “Elvis.”The Warner Bros. film stars Austin Butler in the title role and Tom Hanks as Elvis Presley’s manger, Colonel Tom Parker.Luhrmann co-wrote the script with Craig Pearce. The movie revolves around the veteran manager and the young singer, […]

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Joel Edgerton Praises Korea’s Top Film Directors

Joel Edgerton, star of “The Great Gatsby” and “Star Wars,” heaped praise on South Korea’s top film directors Tuesday during a visit to the Busan International Film Festival.Edgerton, Timothee Chalamet and director David Michod are in Busan for a public screening of Michod’s “The King.” They were accompanied by producer Dede Gardner.Edgerton said that ahead […]

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NewportFILM Unveils Summer Slate

NewportFILM will screen documentaries by Morgan Neville, Matt Tyrnauer, Nathanel Kahn, and Andrew Solomon as part of its annual summer series.The festival has become something of an institution in the posh seaside community — Newport, Rhode Island is an old world resort, with Gilded Age mansions that are straight out of an Edith Wharton novel. […]

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Ashleigh Powell to Adapt YA Fantasy Novel ‘The Hazel Wood’ for Columbia Pictures (Exclusive)

Ashleigh Powell has signed on to adapt the YA fantasy novel “The Hazel Wood” for Columbia Pictures, TheWrap has exclusively learned.Powell previously wrote “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” for Disney. Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher (“Divergent,” “The Great Gatsby”) at Red Wagon are producing. VP Lucas Wiesendanger is overseeing for Red Wagon.“The Hazel Wood,” […]

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