Jared Leto’s marvel-ous film is moving to the fall…
Sony Pictures’ Morbius, starring the 49-year-old actor and singer, has been moved back by seven months, from March 19 to October 8.
With COVID-19 cases raging as we await a calmer administration to set foot in Washington and deal with the nation’s health crisis, many are expecting this year’s first quarter theatrical releases to move.
Morbius moves to a release date currently occupied by United Artists Releasing’s animated sequel The Addams Family 2.
This is a major Marvelmovie for Sony, and the studio is protecting it rather than sending the film to PVOD.
In Morbius, Biochemist Michael Morbius (Leto) tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.
Daniel Espinosa directs off a screenplay by Matt Sazama and Buck Sharpless.
The 48-year-old part-Spanish American actor and Oscar-winner is in early talks to star in the Apple TV+ series WeCrashed, an adaptation of the popular podcast.
Deadline.com reports the deal is far from closed and may not go forward but discussions are ongoing. Directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are on board to helm.
Lee Eisenberg and Drew Crevello will pen the series and are executive producing.
Hosted by David Brown, the podcast series told the tale of WeWork and its founders. The company was valued at $47 billion, it was ready for a huge IPO, and its charismatic CEO Adam Neumann thought it was going to change the world. Neumann had a prophet-like vision for WeWork that he sold to some of the world’s savviest investors — but did his vision ever match the company’s reality?
Leto would play Newmann in the series, which mark Leto’s return to television after his star-making role in the short-lived 1990s ABC series My So Called Life.
He’s currently developing a handful of projects including a sequel to Tron: Legacy, which has him attached to star and Garth Davis on board to direct. He also is on board to be a part of the A-list ensemble in Ridley Scott’s Gucci.
Leto can be seen next in the Warner Bros thriller The Little Thingsopposite Denzel Washington and Rami Malek and also has the Spider-Manspinoff Morbius.
It looks like Jared Leto could be landing a fashionable new role…
Ridley Scott is reportedly in talks with the 48-year-old part-Spanish American Oscar-winning actor/singer to star in his next project, MGM’s Gucci.
Leto forms part of Scott’s all-star cast wish list that includes Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Jack Huston and Reeve Carney.
Lady Gaga is already attached to star as Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci, who was tried and convicted of orchestrating his assassination on the steps of his office in 1995. She served 18 years in jail before being let out in 2016.
Maurizio had two daughters with Reggiani, but he left her for another woman. She’d had a brain tumor removed, and her children blamed it for her actions; the media took a darker view of her during a sensationalized affair, depicting her as a hot-blooded woman scorned and dubbing her “Black Widow.” She was originally handed a sentence of 29 years.
It’s Gaga’s first starring role since her Best Actress Oscar nomination in 2018’s A Star Is Born. She won an Academy Award for writing the song “Shallow.”
MGM landed the rights to the film back in April with plans to go into production after Scott finishes shooting his current project The Last Duel.
Scott’s partner Giannina Scott long has been passionate about the cinematic prospects for a film about the tumultuous Gucci family’s fashion dynasty and the murder of the grandson of founder Guccio Gucci.
The Gucci murder tale is scripted by Roberto Bentivegna, based on Sara Gay Forden’s book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed.
The 48-year-old part-Spanish Oscar-winning actor and Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman will star in the next installment of Disney’s sci-fi franchise Tron.
The film will be directed by Garth Davis, who directed the critically acclaimed 2016 drama Lion, which received six Oscar nominations including one for Best Picture.
Jesse Wigutow wrote the most recent draft of the script. Leto is producing along with Justin Springer and Emma Ludbrook.
The original 1982 film starring Jeff Bridges was set inside the computer program called the Grid, where a computer hacker is abducted and forced to participate in gladiatorial games. The film wasn’t a hit and received mixed reviews, even though its special effects were seen as game-changing at the time. The cult following that swelled around the film in years to come as it played on cable only helped grow its popularity, to the point where Disney decided to move forward with a sequel, Tron: Legacy, in 2010, with Bridges reprising his role and Garret Hedlund and Olivia Wilde joining the franchise.
That film did go on to have box office success, bringing in $400 million globally, but even so plans for a sequel were pushed while Disney figured out how to move the story forward.
The studio eventually scrapped plans for a direct sequel to Tron: Legacyand has been taking time to figure out next steps for this project.
Leto, who earned an Academy Award for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club, will next be seen in Morbius and The Little Things. His previous credits include Suicide Squad, Blade Runner 2049, Phone Booth and Panic Room.
The half-Chilean filmmaker has agreed to develop and direct the Good Films Collective’s The Execution.
The narrative drama focuses on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Arabian-born dissident and Washington Post columnist who was killed and dismembered after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to get a marriage license.
The film will explore how it happened, why it happened and what happened in the aftermath.
Petter Skavlan is attached to write the script.
Espinosa’s previous directing credits include Safe House, Life, Child 44 and Easy Money.
His next project to hit the big screen is the upcoming film Morbius with Jared Leto.
Khashoggi was killed by a Saudi hit team that was closely connected to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The Puerto Rican actress has joined the cast of The Little Things, the Warner Bros. thriller that stars Oscar winners Denzel Washington, Jared Leto, and Rami Malek.
John Lee Hancockwrote and is directing the film, which centers around Deke (Washington), a burned-out Kern County, CA deputy sheriff who teams with Baxter (Malek), a crack LASD detective, to nab a serial killer. Deke’s nose for the “little things” proves eerily accurate, but his willingness to circumvent the rules embroils Baxter in a soul-shattering dilemma. Meanwhile, Deke must wrestle with a dark secret from his past.
Arraiza will play Baxter’s wife.
Her previous credits include television appearances on Pearson, Elementary and The Oath.
The 34-year-old Cuban American actress has joined the cast of Warner Bros.‘ The Little Things opposite Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Rami Malek.
The film follows Deke (Washington), a burned-out Kern County, CA. deputy sheriff who teams with Baxter (Malek), a crack LASD detective, to nab a serial killer. Deke’s nose for the “little things” proves eerily accurate, but his willingness to circumvent the rules embroils Baxter in a soul-shattering dilemma. Meanwhile, Deke must wrestle with a dark secret from his past. Jared Letois in talks to join in the role as the serial killer in the project from writer-director John Lee Hancock.
Morales will play a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department detective working for Baxter.
She most recently starred on NBC’s Abby’s sitcom. The Parks and Recreation alum also starred in Fox’s Stuber alongside Kumail Nanjiani. She also appeared in Fox Searchlight’s Golden Globe-nominated Battle of the Sexesopposite Emma Stoneand Steve Carell. Morales was a regular on Fox’s The Grinder. She also recently directed her second episode of Room 104 for HBO.
Jared Leto is paying attention to the little things…
The 47-year-old part-Spanish Oscar-winning actor and singer is in talks to join the cast of Warner Bros’ Little Things, a cop thriller starring fellow Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Rami Malek.
John Lee Hancockis directing his script.
Washington is playing Deke, a burned-out Kern County sheriff who teams with an LA County Sheriff’s Department detective, Baxter (Malek), to reel in a wily serial killer, the role Leto is circling. Deke’s nose for the “little things” (hence the title of the movie) proves eerily accurate, but his willingness to circumvent the rules embroils Baxter in a soul-shattering dilemma. All the while, Deke wrestles with a dark secret from his past.
Mark Johnson is producing and the film is looking to begin production next month.
Leto won an Academy Awardfor his performance as a transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club. His other film credits include Suicide Squad, Fight Club, Requiem for a Dream, American Psychoand Blade Runner 2049.
He’s also the lead singer of the rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars.
The 47-year-old part-Spanish American actor/singer appears opposite singer Lana Del Rey in Gucci’s new Forever Guilty campaign.
In the video, Leto and Del Rey go about mundane tasks like folding laundry and food shooping. Being a Gucci ad, things get a little surreal when an ostrich starts walking down the grocery store aisles and a tiger is roaming around the laundromat.
Courtney Lovemakes a surprise cameo as a waitress at a diner — one of the stops the duo makes during their day of running errands.
The campaign by Glen Luchford depicts the pair as “individuals who live and love outside of social conformism to embody the #GucciGuilty fragrances,” according to a Gucci Beauty Instagram post.
Del Rey and Leto were announced as the faces of the campaign and even attended the Met Galatogether last year.
Adria Arjona could be heading to the Spider-verse…
The 26-year-old Guatemalan and Puerto Rican actress is in talks to portray Martine, the female lead in Sony Pictures’ feature film Morbius, which stars Jared Leto.
Daniel Espinosa is directing the Spider-Man Universe spinoff based on Marvel Comics’ antihero Morbius the Living Vampire.
Created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane, the renowned biochemist Dr. Michael Morbius first debuted in the 1970s The Amazing Spider-Man#101 issue. He attempts to cure a fatal blood disease by injecting himself with a treatment serum derived from bats, which transforms him into the anti-hero Morbius. He has all the qualities of a vampire, including a taste for human blood.
In the comics, Martine, who is engaged to Morbius, becomes a potential victim to his bloodlust as he grapples with the transformation that has made him a weird laboratory version of the supernatural vampires of lore.
Sony has declined to comment on Arjona’s possible casting.
Arjona, who made television history as the first Latina and bilingual Dorothy in NBC’s short-lived series Emerald City, was most recently seen on the big screen in Universal’s Pacific Rim Uprising and the Melissa McCarthy-starrer Life of the Party.
Her upcoming projects include Netflix’s Michael Bay movie Six Underground opposite Ryan Reynolds and Corey Hawkins and Triple Frontierwith Ben Affleck, as well as Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens series at Amazon.