Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell are re-teaming with the filmmakers behind Set It Up for a new Netflix romantic comedy.
Tentatively titled Most Dangerous Game, the movie comes from Set It Up scribe Katie Silberman. She will produce alongside Juliet Berman and Justin Nappi of Treehouse Pictures. Along with Set It Up, Treehouse’s credits also include the Michael B. Jordan starrer That Awkward Moment and Iraq war drama Sand Castle, starring Henry Cavill and Nicholas Hoult.
Most Dangerous Game will go into production in early 2020, with Deutch and Powell also on board as exec producers.
This is the latest rom-com reteaming for Netflix, which has already set sequels for The Kissing Booth and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. But, while plot details are not yet known, Most Dangerous Game will not be a follow-up to Set It Up.
“While it was clear that audiences were clamoring for a sequel, we are excited by the thought of creating a new, distinct film that explores different romantic comedy tropes while still being anchored in everything that we loved about the first movie,” said Nappi.
“It will be exciting to see Glen and Zoey do something completely different,” added Berman. “We all talked about what we could do again and [Most Dangerous Game] was something that Katie brought to us that was creatively exciting as a next project and we jumped on it.” [More at Source]
Glen Powell already is set to play a Korean War fighter pilot in Devotion, now he’s ready for takeoff in a more modern vehicle. The Hidden Figures and Everybody Wants Some!! actor is in negotiations to join the cast of Top Gun: Maverick, Paramount’s sequel to the 1986 smash.
Powell is joining Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer from the original pic, along such franchise rookies as Jennifer Connolly and Miles Teller, who’ll play the son of ace pilot Goose, who was played by Anthony Edwards in Top Gun. Whether he works in a cockpit for this pic in unclear as his role is marked top secret for now.
Joe Kosinski (Oblivion, Tron: Legacy) is directing. Jerry Bruckheimer produces with Cruise and Skydance CEO David Ellison. Top Gun: Maverick opens on July 12, 2019. [Source]
Nicholas Hoult, Glen Powell and Miles Teller are the frontrunners for a key role in Top Gun 2.The long-awaited sequel to the seminal 1980s movie once again stars Tom Cruise, reprising his role as the hot-shot pilot with the call sign Maverick.
Joseph Kosinski, who directed Cruise in sci-fi thriller Oblivion, is directing the movie, which is also bringing back Val Kilmer’s rival pilot code-named Iceman.
But the highly coveted role for the young men of Hollywood this time around is the son of Maverick’s wingman and best pal, Goose. Played by Anthony Edwards in the Tony Scott-directed original, the character provided an emotional spine to the movie when he is killed by accident and Maverick blames himself.
The original featured Goose’s son as a young boy, with Meg Ryan playing his mother.
Producers — who include Cruise, Jerry Bruckheimer and Skydance’s David Ellison — have been testing actors for several weeks, winnowing the list down to Hoult, Powell and Teller. Dylan O’Brien and Austin Butler were among those in the mix in a previous stage.
Insiders say some of the final round of testing took place earlier this week in Clearwater, Fla., where Cruise lives and is prepping to launch his press tour for Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Clearwater is also a Scientology headquarters. [Source]