Berlin: Matthew McConaughey Boards Stoner Comedy ‘The Beach Bum’ From ‘Spring Breakers’ Director

Matthew McConaughey looks set to be returning to his comedic stoner roots, having been cast as the lead in The Beach Bum from Spring Breakers writer/director Harmony Korine. (THR)

Sony Pictures 2018 Schedule Shifts ‘Hotel Transylvania’, ‘Bad Boys’, ‘Goosebumps’ And More

The upcoming Sony Pictures schedule has shifted and, while it means delays for both Bad Boys for Life and Goosebumps 2, Genndy Tartakovsky’s animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 3 is now set to hit theaters more than two months earlier than originally planned.  (CS)

‘mother!’: Darren Aronofsky Drama Starring Jennifer Lawrence Gets Awards-Friendly Release Date

World War Z 2 and Friday the 13th, meanwhile, have been removed from Paramount’s schedule. (IW)

‘Mortal Engines': Hera Hilmar Scores A Lead Role

Producer Peter Jackson and director Christian Rivers are really gearing up Mortal Engines. Last week, they cast Robert Sheehan And Ronan Raftery and now Icelandic actress Hera Hilmar has been added to the ensemble. (EMP)

The Firm Grabs Corporate Thriller About A Big Pharma Whistleblower

The Firm has just picked up the untitled Big Pharma/Whistleblower, a corporate thriller from screenwriters Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi. (DH)

Alexander McQueen Movie Boarded By Embankment

Embankment Films is launching worldwide sales at Berlin’s European Film Market on McQueen, a feature-doc about Alexander McQueen. The film is directed by Ian Bonhote. (VAR)

Michael Sheen, Michelle Monaghan To Star In ‘The Price Of Admission’

Casey Affleck is executive producing the film that Radiant Films International will introduce to buyers in Berlin. (THR)

Rowan Blanchard Joins ‘The Goldbergs’ In First Post-‘Girl Meets World’ Role

Just over a month after Disney Channel announced the cancellation of Girl Meets World, its star has booked a guest spot on ABC’s The Goldbergs. (TVL)

‘Don’t Breathe’ Director Fede Alvarez Finds Post-Trump Company Name: Bad Hombre

Uruguayan filmmaker Fede Alvarez has partnered with Good Universe to form a new content company called Bad Hombre. (WRAP)

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