Newsreel (W/e 2 June 2013)

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Attack the Block’s Joe Cornish is in the running to direct Star Trek 3.

 

Lionsgate have hired visual effects specialist Zach Lipovsky to direct the Leprechaun reboot with WWE’s Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl to star.

 

Josh Brolin is set to join the cast of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice.

 

Shrek Forever After’s Mike Mitchell is set to direct Dreamworks Trolls.

 

Nicolas Winding Refn, Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, David Yates, Shane Black & Sam Mendes are in the short list to direct Bond 24.

 

Danny Huston is in talks to join the cast of Tim Burton’s Big Eyes.

 

Control’s Anton Corbijn is to direct Life, the dramatisation of James Dean & photographer Dennis Stock’s relationship.

 

Kon-Tiki’s Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg are set to direct Pirates of the Caribbean 5.

 

Glenn Close has joined the cast of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy as a leading member of the intergalactic Nova Corps. While Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan will play the villain.

 

The Flintstones will return as an animated movie featuring the voices of WWE wrestling talent in 2015.

 

Grumpy Cat the movie is on the way.

 

The Muppets’ James Bobin in talks to direct in Alice in Wonderland 2.

 

Melissa Leo is joining the cast of director Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer.

 

Entourage creator Doug Ellin will rewrite the current screenplay and is in line to potentially direct Bad Santa 2.

 

Forest Whitaker is in talks to take on the role of Martin Luther King Jr in Memphis.

 

Johnny Depp has left the gangster Whitey Bulger biopic, Black Mass.

 

Green Lantern screenwriter Michael Green in talks to rewrite Blade Runner sequel.

 

Fast & Furious 6 tops, but After Earth bombs at the U.S. Box-office.

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