Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is out in theaters everywhere this week (read our review here), and in it Ben Mendelsohn plays the villainous Orson Krennic.
Mendelsohn is pretty darn good at taking on the role of a villain, and he continues to capitalize on that talent. It’s being reported that the Australian actor is currently in negotiations to play the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Origins, Lionsgate’s upcoming new take on the classic tale.
Ray, Collateral, and Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx has entered into negotiations to star in The Happytime Murders, an R-rated dark comedy puppet noir movie from The Jim Henson Company and STX Entertainment.
The movie, which has been in development for the better part of a decade now, will follow a pair of detectives attempting to solve the mysterious murders of the puppet stars of a popular TV show. It will be directed by Brian Henson, the chairman of The Jim Henson Co. and son of the legendary Jim Henson himself.
You can read a better description of the movie below.
We’ve all heard of the falling out between Edgar Wright and Marvel Studios. And while it may be a slight disappointment that we never got to see Wright’s vision in the MCU, the fallout may have been a blessing in disguise as the director was free to move onto Baby Driver. Early details revealed that the film would be about Baby, a young and talented getaway mute driver who suffers from a chronic ringing in his ears. However, Baby relies on the beat of his own soundtrack. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, and Eiza Gonzalez, are all strapped in for the movie. And now the film is going to add The Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal. There are also a few more plot details being revealed. Check out the full story below.
Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning Mad Men star Jon Hamm is the latest actor to join the cast of Baby Driver, the next project from Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright.
The movie centers on a mute getaway driver with an ear condition that requires him to always be listening to his own personal soundtrack in order to alleviate the constant ringing in his ears, who finds himself and the things most important to him in great danger when a job he does for a crime boss goes wrong. Hamm will play one of the film’s villains, a member of the gang and cop killer who used to work on Wall Street.
So after the huge fallout between Edgar Wright and Marvel Studios, the director is looking to get back to doing what he does best. His newest project, which he will write and direct, is Baby Driver. The movie is being described as “the ultimate rock-and-roll car chase film.” So far the only people to star in the film are Ansel Elgort (The Divergent Series: Insurgent, The Faults In Our Stars) and Lily James (Cinderella, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies).
While the young stars have yet to establish their names, Baby Driver will be adding some A-list talent to give the film some major star power. A new report says that Jamie Foxx will now be joining the cast of the film. More on the story below.