Newsreel (W/e 28 July 2013)

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Adrien Brody & Brian Blessed is set to star in the Kenneth Grahame biopic Banking on Mr Toad.

 

Sacha Baron Cohen has dropped out of the planned Freddie Mercury biopic due to creative differences with the remaining members of Queen.

 

Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys is to become a TV series.

 

Christopher Walken set to star in director Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys.

 

A feature film version of the video game series Gran Turismo is on the way from Sony Pictures.

 

Paul Greengrass is set to direct Aaron Sorkin-scripted The Trial of the Chicago Seven.

 

Danny McBride set to join Bradley Cooper & Emma Stone for Cameron Crowe’s next untitled movie.

 

Rocky spinoff Creed is set to star Michael B Jordan & Sylvester Stallone.

 

V For Vendetta director James McTeigue has signed on to direct a Bloodsport while Kickboxer remake is to be directed by Stephen Fung.

 

Ewan McGregor & Gwyneth Paltrow are in talks to join Johnny Depp in director David Koepp’s Mortdecai.

 

Zombieland’s Abigail Breslin joins Arnold Schwarzengger for Zombie movie Maggie.

 

Ryan Gosling & Zac Efron rumoured to be in the running for Star Wars Episode VII.

 

Soap star MacKenzie Mauzy has been cast as Rapunzel in Disney’s Into The Woods.

 

Rosamund Pike will play the lead in David Fincher’s Gone Girl.

 

Melissa McCarthy to retrain with director Paul Feig for a female-driven spy comedy, Susan Cooper.

 

Rhys Ifans, Jennifer Aniston, Will Forte, Austin Pendleton, Cybil Sheppard & Owen Wilson cast in Peter Bogdanovich’s Squirrels to the Nuts.

 

Paramount Pictures & Eddie Murphy set to bring back Axl Foley after the failed TV series attempt with a fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie.

 

A Dolphin’s Tale 2 is now in development.

 

The Wolverine scratches it’s way to the top of the U.S. box-office.

 

R.I.P. Dennis Farina

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