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One Long Night, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Waldo, and more movies have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States and abroad. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.

Waldo

Clancy Brown has been cast in an unspecified role.

This actor joins already cast Mel Gibson, Charlie Hunnam, Eiza Gonzalez, and Dominic Monaghan.

Waldo‘s plot synopsis: based on the book by Howard Gould, “Waldo introduces a new hero in disgraced former LAPD detective Charlie Waldo (Hunnam), currently living the life of a minimalist in the woods. His quiet life comes to a startling halt when he is roped back into working as a private eye to investigate the murder of an eccentric TV star’s wife.”

Tim Kirby is directing the film.

Nightmare Alley

Bradley Cooper is in negotiations for the starring role.

Nightmare Alley‘s plot synopsis: based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham, the novel “follows the exploits of Stanton Carlisle, a ruthless hustler who learns the tricks of the carny trade and uses them to establish himself as a spiritual guru, preying on the wealthy and the weak.”

Guillermo Del Toro and Kim Morgan wrote the screenplay for the Del Toro-directed film.

In the Heights

Lin-Manuel Miranda has been cast as Piragua Guy.

In the Heights‘ plot synopsis: based on the play by Lin-Manuel Miranda, “In the Heights is set in Washington Heights in New York City and focuses on a bodega owner who is closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother’s fortune.”

Quiara Alegría Hudes wrote the screenplay for the Jon M. Chu-directed film.

In the Heights will be released in U.S. theaters through Warner Bros. on June 26, 2020.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Richard E. Grant has been cast as a former drag queen who mentors Jamie New.

Sharon Horgan has been cast a Miss Hedge, “Jamie’s teacher.”

This actor and actress join already cast Sarah Lancashire and Shobna Gulati.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie‘s plot synopsis: based on the book and play by Tom MacRae, “the film is inspired by the true story of Jamie Campbell, a 16-year-old who doesn’t quite fit in, is terrified about the future, but nonetheless is on the path to stardom. Thanks to the support of his friends and family, Jamie is able to triumph over prejudice all the way into the spotlight.”

Tom MacRae wrote the screenplay for the Jonathan Butterell-directed film.

Insane

Jon Turteltaub has been selected as director.

Insane‘s plot synopsis: “The film…will focus on his cousin Sam E. Antar, who was CFO of Crazy Eddie’s and complicit in its illegal activities…The discount appliance/electronics store Crazy Eddie was one of the more prominent retailers in the New York area in the 1970s thanks to a number of in-your-face commercials featuring comedian Jerry Carroll screaming about “Insane” prices. Behind the scenes, things weren’t as robust, as one Eddie Antar, who started his first Crazy Eddie store in Brooklyn before expanding to 43 stores, skimmed money and falsified inventory to inflate his company’s stock value after taking it public.

Eventually, Antar’s schemes were discovered and he quickly fled to Israel only to be extradited three years later. He served time in prison until 1999, was ordered to pay $150 million in fines and eventually lost his business. Antar died in 2016.”

Richard Jewell

Kathy Bates has been cast as Bobi Jewell, “Richard [Jewell]’s mother who worked as an insurance claims adjuster.”

Richard Jewell‘s plot synopsis: based on the Vanity Fair article by Marie Brenner, “Richard Jewell will tell the true story of the innocent security guard who helped save lives during the 1996 Olympic bombing in Atlanta who was later accused of plotting the attack. Eric Robert Rudolph pled guilty to the crime, along with several other bombings, in 2005…Even though the FBI cleared Jewell as a suspect…the true American hero never fully got his reputation back or his confidence in himself, and his health was forever damaged. Jewell, who later became a police officer, died in 2007 of a heart attack at age 44.”

Billy Ray wrote the screenplay for the Clint Eastwood-direct film.

Force of Nature

Emilie Hirsch has been cast as a cop during a hurricane that helps an apartment resident defend his apartment complex against criminals.

This actor joins already cast Mel Gibson.

Force of Nature‘s plot synopsis: “Force of Nature focuses on Gibson’s retired detective who must protect the residents of a building being overrun by criminals in the middle of a hurricane.”

Cory Miller wrote the screenplay for the Michael Polish-directed film.

Two Kisses for Maddy

Anthony Carrigan has been cast as the “quirky best friend” of Matt Logelin.

This actor joins already cast Kevin Hart.

Two Kisses for Maddy‘s plot synopsis: based on the novel by Matt Logelin, “The novel…followed Logelin as he and his daughter Madeline move to India for two months when his wife and her mother Liz and their experiences living in another state, along with Logelin’s struggles with solo parenting so early into Maddy’s life.”

Dana Stevens wrote the original screenplay (before it was re-written) for the Paul Weitz-directed film.

Clifford the Big Red Dog

David Alan Grier, Rosie Perez, and Kenan Thompson have been cast in unspecified roles.

These actors and actress join already cast: John Cleese, Sienna Guillory, Darby Camp, and Jack Whitehall.

Clifford the Big Red Dog‘s plot synopsis: based on the books by Norman Bridwell, “Emily (Camp)[,] struggling to fit in at home and at school, discover[s] a small red puppy who is destined to become her best friend. When Clifford magically undergoes one heck of a growth spurt, becomes a gigantic dog and attracts the attention of a genetics company, Emily and her Uncle Casey (Whitehall) have to fight the forces of greed as they go on the run across New York City. Along the way, Clifford affects the lives of everyone around him and teaches Emily and her uncle the true meaning of acceptance and unconditional love.”

Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Annie Mumolo, and Stan Chervin wrote the screenplay for the Walt Becker.

Clifford the Big Red Dog will be released in U.S. theaters through Paramount Pictures on November 13, 2020.

One Long Night

Chad Michael Murray, Shea Buckner, Tyler Olson, Lydia Hull, and Jessica Abrams have been cast in unspecified roles.

These actors and actresses join already cast Bruce Willis.

One Long Night‘s plot synopsis: “two ruthless criminals…break into a disgraced doctor’s home to be given medical attention after one of them is shot during a robbery gone wrong. Knowing that he lacks the expertise to patch up the injured trespasser, the doctor must protect his family at all costs.”

Doug Wolfe wrote the screenplay for the Matt Eskandari-directed film.

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