Ansel Elgort confirms there is a script for Baby Driver 2

Ansel Elgort has confirmed Edgar Wright is working on a script for a Baby Driver sequel.Written and directed by the British filmmaker, the 2017 action film followed Elgort as a young getaway driver who is coerced into working for a crime boss and finds…

Ansel Elgort has confirmed Edgar Wright is working on a script for a Baby Driver sequel.

Written and directed by the British filmmaker, the 2017 action film followed Elgort as a young getaway driver who is coerced into working for a crime boss and finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

The movie also had appearances from Lily James, Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzalez, Jamie Foxx, and Kevin Spacey, and while Wright has yet to officially confirm a follow-up, Elgort divulged in a new interview that he has read the script already.

“He has shared it with me… Yes, I think it’s going to happen. I think there will be a Baby Driver 2,” the 25-year-old told MTV News. “It has a different title, actually. You’re gonna have to have to ask Edgar that, though.”

Baby Driver was well received by audiences and critics, leading it to earn $226 million (£186 million) at the box office worldwide, making it director Wright’s highest-earning movie at the box office.

And while the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World filmmaker has never directed a traditional sequel before, he previously noted that he was open to making one for Baby Driver.

“It is one of the ones that I might do a sequel to because I think there is somewhere more to go with it in terms of the characters, especially (Elgort’s getaway driver character) Baby,” he shared in an interview with Empire magazine’s film podcast. “I sort of have an idea that if you did another one you would subvert his involvement in the crime in a different way so he’s not kind of the apprentice anymore.”

Wright is currently in the post-production phases of animated project Shadows and is also filming Last Night in Soho with Anya Taylor-Joy and Matt Smith.

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Abigail Breslin joins Matt Damon in Stillwater

Abigail Breslin is “so excited” to play Matt Damon’s daughter in the upcoming drama Stillwater. In Tom McCarthy’s drama, The Bourne Identity actor will play Bill, an oil rig roughneck from Oklahoma who travels to Marseille in France to visit his estr…

Abigail Breslin is “so excited” to play Matt Damon’s daughter in the upcoming drama Stillwater.

In Tom McCarthy’s drama, The Bourne Identity actor will play Bill, an oil rig roughneck from Oklahoma who travels to Marseille in France to visit his estranged daughter who is in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit.

The Little Miss Sunshine actress has been cast as the imprisoned daughter, and Breslin shared her excitement on social media when the casting news was announced by Variety on Monday.

“One of those so-excited-you-can-barely-breathe-ultra-grateful-dunno-how-I-got-So-lucky-moments. #STILLWATER,” she wrote on Instagram besides a screenshot of the publication’s report.

In the film, Damon’s character must battle language barriers, cultural differences and a complicated legal system in a bid to exonerate his daughter.

McCarthy, who won an Oscar for writing 2015’s Spotlight, which also won Best Film, approached the Ocean’s Eleven star with the Stillwater script and Damon jumped at the opportunity, because they had been very interested in working together previously.

McCarthy co-wrote the script with Thomas Bidegain and Noe Debre, and will also serve as a producer alongside Liza Chasin, Jonathan King, Jeff Skoll, and Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda.

The project, which has been acquired by Participant Media, is reportedly due to begin filming in August.

Breslin, 23, will next be seen reprising her character of Little Rock in Zombieland: Double Tap, a sequel to the 2009 hit, alongside original co-stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Emma Stone. She has also completed filming the comedy Saturday at the Starlight.

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Melissa McCarthy pokes fun at rumours she’ll play Ursula in The Little Mermaid

Melissa McCarthy has poked fun at rumours suggesting she’ll play Ursula in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.It was reported back in June that the Bridesmaids actress was in talks to star as the villainous sea witch in the upcoming film, and…

Melissa McCarthy has poked fun at rumours suggesting she’ll play Ursula in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

It was reported back in June that the Bridesmaids actress was in talks to star as the villainous sea witch in the upcoming film, and during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night, she hilariously teased fans over the speculation.

“I read that you are going to be a part of the live-action remake of Little Mermaid,” host Kimmel began, before McCarthy interrupted and jokingly asked: “What’s that?”

She then quipped, “I hadn’t heard about that. It seems like it will be an awfully fun thing to do. I’d love if Disney gave me a little ringy ding ding… We’ll see. If it did happen, it would be very wonderful.”

McCarthy then went on to explain that the role of Ursula would be perfect for her, as she watched the 1989 Disney animated classic “every single night for about a year-and-a-half” when she worked as a babysitter in her youth.

“I know it to my core and I weirdly still love it,” the 48-year-old said, before adding that her daughters Vivian, 12, and Georgette, nine, would probably advise her not to embarrass them with her portrayal of the iconic Disney villain.

Rob Marshall is set to direct the live-action remake, with Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda working on the score with original The Little Mermaid composer, Alan Menken.

Halle Bailey has been confirmed to play mermaid Ariel, Harry Styles is reportedly in early negotiations to star as Prince Eric, and Javier Bardem is in talks to take on the role of King Triton.

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George Takei open to role in Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek film

George Takei would love to reprise his role as Sulu in Quentin Tarantino’s mooted Star Trek movie – if the script meets his standards. Takei’s castmate William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in the original 1960s Star Trek series, has alrea…

George Takei would love to reprise his role as Sulu in Quentin Tarantino’s mooted Star Trek movie – if the script meets his standards.

Takei’s castmate William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in the original 1960s Star Trek series, has already indicated he’d love to return for a cameo, and Takei has now said he’d like to work with Tarantino too.

“It depends on the script,” the 82-year-old told a reporter from The Blast, but added that the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood director is “a great filmmaker”.

Warming to the idea, he expressed an interest in joining the cast – but only if he fits in with the 56-year-old’s vision for the project.

“Well, it all depends,” he explained. “He is a very individualistic filmmaker, so he will decide how he envisions it, who he is gonna cast.”

Plans for an R-rated Tarantino-directed Star Trek were first revealed last year, although the director is not officially on board and a script has not been finalised.

That has not stopped Shatner issuing a plea to the director to bring him back as the original Captain Kirk.

“Quentin Tarantino said something in the paper that somebody said to me, that he loved me,” he told Reuters. “And Quentin, I love you. If you’re going to do Star Trek 50 years later, a few pounds heavier, come on. Not a problem!”

Although a new Star Trek movie would likely feature younger actors, like the reboot trilogy J.J. Abrams launched in 2009 with Chris Pine playing Kirk, there is a precedent for bringing back members of the original cast for cameos – the late Leonard Nimoy appeared as Spock in Abrams’ Star Trek and the follow-up Star Trek Into Darkness.

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Bruce Lee’s daughter slams ‘uncomfortable’ portrayal of her father in Quentin Tarantino movie

Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon has criticised the portrayal of her father in Quentin Tarantino’s film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Actor and martial arts expert Lee, who died in 1973 aged 32, rose to fame in the early ’70s after the success of his Hon…

Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon has criticised the portrayal of her father in Quentin Tarantino’s film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Actor and martial arts expert Lee, who died in 1973 aged 32, rose to fame in the early ’70s after the success of his Hong Kong-produced martial arts films, which included The Big Boss and Fists of Fury, after struggling with stereotypical roles in Hollywood.

Shannon has accused the director, who cast actor Mike Moh to play her father, of representing him “as an arrogant a*shole” in his film, which is set in ’60s Hollywood.

“(Bruce Lee) comes across as an arrogant a*shole who was full of hot air, and not someone who had to fight triple as hard as any of those people did to accomplish what was naturally given to so many others,” she told the movie website The Wrap. “It was really uncomfortable to sit in the theatre and listen to people laugh at my father.”

In the film, Moh’s Lee challenges stunt performer Cliff Booth, played by Brad Pitt, to a fight, in an encounter in which Booth gets the better of him, slamming him into a car door. According to Lee, her father would never challenge someone who was not versed in martial arts to a fight.

“I understand that the two (lead) characters are antiheroes, and this is sort of like a rage fantasy of what would happen … and they’re portraying a period that clearly had a lot of racism and exclusion,” she said. “I understand they want to make the Brad Pitt character this super-bada*s who could beat up Bruce Lee. But they didn’t need to treat him in the way that white Hollywood did when he was alive.”

Lee, who is president of the Bruce Lee Foundation and CEO of Bruce Lee Entertainment, added: “What I’m interested in is raising the consciousness of who Bruce Lee was as a human being and how he lived his life. All of that was flushed down the toilet in this portrayal, and made my father into this arrogant punching bag.”

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