According to The Hollywood Reporter, Emily Blunt (‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Jungle Cruise’) will star in a crime thriller from the director David Yatesresponsible for the trilogy ‘fantastic beasts‘.
Entitled ‘Pain Husttlers‘, the feature is the result of a partnership between the producers Gray Matter Productions and Wychwood Pictures, and will be shot from August this year.
Written by Wells Tower (‘The True American’), the plot follows a high school dropout who gets a job at a bankrupt pharmaceutical startup in a Florida shopping mall. After helping to take the company to the next level, the young woman finds herself at the center of a criminal conspiracy with deadly consequences.
For now, there is still no premiere forecast, as the project will be presented to potential buyers (distributors or streamings) in the next edition of Cannes Film Festivalwhich happens between 17 and May 28th.
As the project is in the early stages, there is also no information about the rest of the cast, but updates should be released after production begins.
In the meantime, it’s worth remembering that the latest film from yachts It’s ‘Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets‘.
The sequence managed to surpass the mark of the $365 million at the worldwide box office – with more than 75% of the revenue being invoiced internationally.
In the US, the film has already raised $87 million. In the international market, $278.4 million.
In total, production has already raised $365.4 million worldwide.
Despite the numbers, the feature is far from being considered a success. Because of the gigantic budget of $200 million (disregarding marketing costs) and poor domestic returns from production, the franchise’s future remains uncertain.
Please note that ‘Dumbledore’s Secrets‘ recorded the franchise’s WORST debut at the North American box office: only $43 million in its first weekend – which represents almost $20 million less that the debut of the criticized ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald‘ (US$62.1M) in the country.
The feature is scheduled to reach the catalog of HBO Max in day May 30th.
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David Yates (‘The Legend of Tarzan’) directs.
Many years after the tragic events of ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald‘, Newt Scamander gets involved in a new plot that will take him to Rio de Janeiro and Berlin, in addition to the involvement of the wizarding world with the Second World War.
The cast has Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, William Nadylam, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, Victoria Yeates, Poppy Corby-Tuech, Fiona Glascott, Katherine Waterston, Maria Fernanda Candido, Richard Coyle and Oliver Masucci.
And in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Mikkelsen talked about this change and how the whole process happened: “It was all quite chaotic”. According to him, the producers gave the actor just two days to decide whether or not to play the villain.
“You don’t want to copy anything Depp was doing – that would be creative suicide. Even if the paper is perfectly made, you want to make it yours. But it still has to build some kind of link between what came before.”commented Mikkelsen.
Remembering that Johnny Depp has already been a controversial choice since he was cast to play Grindelwald, replaced by controversies related to his troubled divorce and serious accusations against him by the actor’s ex-wife, also actress Amber Heard.
Among many complaints, Heard reports that the first scenes of violence took place in 2015, in Australia, during the filming of the fifth film ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. The defense emphasizes that Johnny Depp became a monster when he used medication mixed with cocktails of alcohol, cocaine, ecstasy and hallucinogenic mushrooms – where the actress released a video of that moment.
At the time, Amber claimed that Johnny “violently attacked” her and threw a phone in her face with “extreme force”. The actor denied the abuse.
Days before the trial, the former couple released a note stating that they had resolved the matter. “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always based on love. Neither party made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intention of physical or emotional harm,” they said.
Already Mads Mikkelsen has a career with several prominent roles, such as ‘007: Casino Royale‘, ‘The hunt‘ and the series ‘Hannibal‘.
‘Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets‘ shows the adventures of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who along with his allies is instructed by Dumbledore (Jude Law) to investigate the growing army of the dark wizard Grindelwald.