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]
Black Label Media has optioned rights to Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice, and will make a film about the true story at the center of Adam Makos’ 2015 book about two Korean War Navy pilots — one from an affluent white New England family, the other the black son of a Mississippi sharecropper — who became two of the top pilots in U.S. history.
Glen Powell, who played John Glenn in the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures, will star in the pic and develop the script with Jake Crane and Jonathan Stewart, whose Black Winter made the Black List in 2014. Black Label’s Molly Smith, Rachel Smith, Thad Luckinbill and Trent Luckinbill will produce, with Jon Schumacher executive producing.
Makos’ novel digs into an unexplored chapter in American combat history. Set during the Korean War in an era fraught with racial disparity, Tom Hudner decided to forgo Harvard to join the Navy, while Jesse Brown became the first black man in U.S. Naval history to become a fighter pilot. Despite their differences, an unbreakable bond was forged and the two would become known as the U.S. Navy’s most celebrated aviator duo. Powell will play Hudner. [More at Source]
Zoey Deutch is set to reunite with Glen Powell, joining her “Everybody Wants Some” costar in Netflix’s romantic comedy “Set It Up.”
The story follows two overworked assistants who try to get their horrible bosses out of their hair by setting them up together. Claire Scanlon is directing the film, which will start production this summer.
Katie Silverman penned the script with Justin Nappi of Treehouse Pictures, who also produces.
The film, originally titled “The Set Up,” was initially set up at MGM. [Source]
Mike Newell just added a number of new actors to his film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society which is underway in the UK. Glen Powell (Hidden Figures), Michiel Huisman (The Age of Adeline, Game of Thrones), Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game, Downton Abbey), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Tom Courtenay (45 Years) and Penelope Wilton (The BFG, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) have joined Lily James in the film.
James stars as journalist Juliet Ashton who forms a bond with a secret book society formed during German occupation of the Channel Islands during WWII. The free-spirited Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,when she decides to write about the club.
The screenplay was adapted from the Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows international best-selling epistolary novel of the same name; the book was published by Random House and sold 7.5M copies in 37 countries. [Source]