Angelina Jolie to star in thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead

Angelina Jolie is set to star in Taylor Sheridan’s upcoming thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead.The Oscar-winning actress has taken a hiatus from major Hollywood projects in recent years, and was last seen onscreen in 2015’s By the Sea with her former husb…

Angelina Jolie is set to star in Taylor Sheridan’s upcoming thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead.

The Oscar-winning actress has taken a hiatus from major Hollywood projects in recent years, and was last seen onscreen in 2015’s By the Sea with her former husband Brad Pitt, as well as directing 2017 biographical drama First They Killed My Father.

But according to editors at Deadline, Jolie has now lined up her next feature, an adaptation of Michael Koryta’s 2014 novel of the same name.

Sheridan will be directing and penning the script, which will be set against the backdrop of the endless miles of desolate Montana mountains. It has not yet been confirmed which character Jolie will play, though shooting is expecting to begin in May (19) after Sheridan completes work on the second season of his TV series Yellowstone. No other casting details have been announced.

Jolie has several other films in the pipeline, as she recently wrapped filming on Disney’s Maleficent 2, in which she reprised her role as Maleficent from the 2014 movie. She is also in the post-production phases of animated flick The One and Only Ivan, where she voices the character of Stella.

In addition, the 43-year-old will play Rose in Brenda Chapman’s Come Away, which has been described as a prequel to the stories of Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland.

Meanwhile, Sheridan has carved a name for himself in the gritty thriller genre, having written the screenplays for 2015’s Sicario and its follow-up movie Sicario 2: Soldado. He also wrote the story for 2016’s Hell or High Water and 2017 crime-drama Wind River, on which he made his directorial debut. It is unclear whether or not he is still making an action-thriller titled Fast, which was set to feature Chris Pratt as an ex-special forces commander.

Maleficent 2 is set for release in May 2020.

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John Krasinski played the aliens in A Quiet Place

John Krasinski has revealed that he played the fearsome aliens in his hit movie A Quiet Place.The 38-year-old directed and helped write the screenplay for the horror film, in which he also alongside his wife of eight years, Emily Blunt. In the feature,…

John Krasinski has revealed that he played the fearsome aliens in his hit movie A Quiet Place.

The 38-year-old directed and helped write the screenplay for the horror film, in which he also alongside his wife of eight years, Emily Blunt. In the feature, a family are forced to live as quietly as possible in order to protect themselves from a clan of extraterrestrial creatures which hunt by sound. And as if John didn’t have enough jobs to do, he also secretly agreed to portray the monsters on screen.

“Nobody knows it because I’ve kept it quiet,” Krasinski said when he appeared as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday (16Oct18), before going on to explain that he wore a full-body motion capture suit in order to provide much of the physical performance.

His extra role came at the suggestion of his co-workers on set, who believed John would be the best person to help bring the characters to life.

“The amazing people at (Industrial Light and Magic, a visual effects company) asked, ‘So how does the creature move?’,” the film star recalled. “And I said, ‘Well, this is how I think he’s gonna crawl’, and they said, ‘Well, why don’t you throw on the suit?’ And I was like, ‘Totally!’

“Then they took that picture and I thought I was auditioning for Lion King,” he added with a laugh.

The father-of-two also admitted that he was slightly apprehensive about working with his wife in a professional capacity. However, after the Sicario star insisted that she read the script while the couple were on a plane together, there was no going back.

“It was like a romantic comedy, where she was like proposing to me. She was like, ‘You have to let me play this part.’ And I think I just screamed ‘yes’ on this flight,” John smiled.

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Oliver Stone & Benicio Del Toro reteam for White Lies

Oscar winners Oliver Stone and Benicio Del Toro are teaming up again for a new movie drama. The Born of the 4th of July director and Sicario star Del Toro have signed on for White Lies, which Stone will adapt from his own screenplay. Set in New York,…

Oscar winners Oliver Stone and Benicio Del Toro are teaming up again for a new movie drama.

The Born of the 4th of July director and Sicario star Del Toro have signed on for White Lies, which Stone will adapt from his own screenplay.

Set in New York, the drama will follow a struggling husband and father’s desperate attempts to free himself from his troubled upbringing.

Production is scheduled to begin in New York in the spring (19), according to Deadline.

Stone and Del Toro previously worked together on 2012 thriller Savages.

The actor, who has already had a busy year on the big screen in Sicario 2: Day Of The Soledado, Avengers: Infinity War, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will next be seen in Ben Stiller’s new limited cable series Escape At Dannemora.

Meanwhile, Stone most recently produced and directed TV interview series The Putin Interviews. His last movie was 2016’s Snowden, which starred Joseph Gordon Levitt as whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The filmmaker had planned to work on Guantanamo with The Weinstein Company, but he pulled out of the project last year (17) as the sex assault scandal surrounding company boss Harvey Weinstein reared up.

Allegations surfaced about the movie mogul’s alleged predatory behaviour towards young actresses and journalists as a long list of women came forward with stories of sexual harassment and even rape.

After first defending Weinstein, Stone backtracked and revealed he had refused to work with the producer.

“After looking at what has been reported in many publications over the last couple of days, I’m appalled and commend the courage of the women who’ve stepped forward to report sexual abuse or rape,” Stone wrote in a Facebook post in October (17). “I’ll therefore recuse myself from the Guantanamo series as long as the Weinstein Company is involved.”

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Emily Blunt’s Sicario character didn’t fit into new sequel

Emily Blunt didn’t return for the Sicario sequel because there was no place for her character’s “moral guidance” in the new crime thriller, according to director Stefano Sollima. The British actress portrayed FBI agent Kate Macer in the 2015 original,…

Emily Blunt didn’t return for the Sicario sequel because there was no place for her character’s “moral guidance” in the new crime thriller, according to director Stefano Sollima.

The British actress portrayed FBI agent Kate Macer in the 2015 original, which was shot by Denis Villeneuve, but she is noticeably absent from the line-up for Sicario: Day of the Soldado, which reunites her co-stars Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro.

Filmmaker Sollima insists the decision had nothing to do with Emily’s herself – and it was simply about the gritty storyline.

“Emily Blunt is an amazing actress, but her role was sort of a moral guidance for the audience (in the 2015 release),” he told Business Insider. “In Soldado, we don’t have that. This is closer to my vision of storytelling. I prefer not to have a moral guidance for the audience.”

Both movies were written by Taylor Sheridan, and ironically, it’s the omission of Agent Macer from the follow-up which has divided opinion among fans and critics alike.

However, producer Trent Luckinbill isn’t ruling out a return for Blunt for the next planned instalment of the drug cartel franchise.

“I think Taylor certainly has some ideas about all of that, but we’re open to that world and certainly would love to bring Emily back,” Luckinbill recently told CinemaBlend. “We haven’t written the script yet, but yeah it would make a lot of sense. We’re all fans of the movie, we’ve all come to the same conclusion, which is, ‘It would be great to see her again.’ So I think we’re striking up those conversations now.”

Sollima has already declared he will not be directing the next sequel, although a replacement has yet to be announced.

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