Newsreel (W/e 11 August 2013)

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A spinoff of DreamWorks Animation’s The Penguins of Madagascar is set to star Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich.

 

Sam Rockwell in talks to star in the Poltergeist reboot.

 

Christopher McQuarrie set to direct Mission: Impossible 5.

 

Steven Spielberg is no longer directing the biopic, American Sniper.

 

Jobs’ Josh Gad is to play comedian Sam Kinison in the biopic Brother Kinison, directed by Borat’s Larry Charles.

 

Meryl Streep & Robert De Niro are to star in the adaptation of best-selling novel The Good House.

 

Harrison Ford has joined The Expendables 3 while original star Bruce Willis will not be returning.

 

Leonardo DiCaprio is set to produce and possibly star in King Harald, a historical biopic about Harald Hardrada, 11th century Viking king.

 

A TV version of The Exorcist is in the works.

 

Arcade Fire to provide the soundtrack for Spike Jonze’s new movie Her.

 

Hugh Grant joins the cast of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

 

A Paranormal Activity spin-off to be released in January, then another sequel in October 2014.

 

Elysium tops the U.S. box-office.

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