This week’s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering new titles such as Beyblade, Kraven the Hunter, and new roles for Tom Brady, Robert Downey Jr., and Bill Murray.
This WEEK’S TOP STORY
TOM BRADY GOES TO THE BIG GAME & THE BIG SCREEN IN 80 FOR BRADY
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Perhaps more than any other professional sport. There is a long historyMany professional football players have made it to television and film stars. Jim Brown (The Dirty Dozen), Terry Crews (TV’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Alex Karras (Blazing Saddles), Bubba Smith (Police Academy), Carl Weathers (Rocky), and most notoriously, O.J. Simpson (The Naked Gun). It took only a few days. Officially retiring from the NFLTom Brady, the ex-quarterback of the New England Patriots (and Tampa Bay Buccanneers), is the latest football superstar to make the leap. Brady is producing, and will co-starParamount Pictures’ road trip comedy called 80 for Brady. Inspirational stories 80 for BradyThe story will follow four older actresses, who are best friends. They take a roadtrip to Houston in 2017 to see Tom Brady. Burt Reynolds, Burt Reynolds and Sally Field all made an appearance in the film. Smokey and the Bandit), Rita Moreno, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin (the latter two of whom are also the stars of both 9 to 5, and Netflix’s Grace and Frankie).
Other top headlines
1. CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S OPPENHEIMERENSEMBLE ADDS TROIS
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Director Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer(7/21/2023), His debut film for Universal Pictures. Moving awayHis long tenure at Warner Bros. was always billed as an ensemble and a biopic about J. Robert Oppenheimer’s life. Before this week featured a cast. OppenheimerCillian Murphy played the title role, Emily Blunt was his wife, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr. Rami Malk Florence Pugh Dane DeHaan Josh Hartnett Matthew Modine Jack Quaid, and Benny Safdie all were included. Now we can. Three more, starting with Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story) and David Krumholtz (Private Ryan Savings), followed a few hours later by Death on the NileKenneth Branagh is an actor and director. Kenneth Branagh news was also included. The first official imageCillian Murphy portrays J. Robert Oppenheimer in a black & white still that appears to be a direct homage on the book’s cover American Prometheus: J. Robert Oppenheimer’s Triumph and TragedyKai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. Filming of OppenheimerThis month begins in New Mexico where the first nuke-bomb was tested. The Manhattan Project.
2. CLASSIC SPIDER-MAN VILLAIN JOINS KRAVEN THE HUNTER
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As of Spider-Man, There’s No Way Home(Certified Fresh at 93%), There have been eight live actions Spider-Man solo films, featuring a rogue’s gallery of over a dozen of Spider-Man’s classic comic book villains. Despite How many of them? have been on screen to date, something that has long been curious is that Spider-Man’s very first super villain, the Chameleon (first appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man#1 in 1963) never made the big screen. That’s finally about to change, but it’s not actually going to happen in a Spider-Man movie, as Fred Hechinger (The White Lotus) has been cast as the Chameleon in Sony’s Kraven the HunterThe film stars Aaron Taylor Johnson as the title role. Russell Crowe was recently cast. The announcement was mentioned that the cast of characters would include members of Kraven’s family, and Kraven the Hunter and the Chameleon are half-brothers in the comics, so the inclusion makes sense. J.C. Chandor (Triple Frontier) is directing Kraven the HunterSony has already made plans for the movie’s release on January 13, 2023.
3. JAMES MANGOLD WILL DIRECT A BURSTER KEATON BIOPIC
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An early high point of Robert Downey Jr.’s acting career was the 1993 biopic Chaplin(Fresh @ 60%), which received three Academy Award nominations, including Best Actor in Downey. Although there have been many (or maybe hundreds) biopics of movie stars, there have been few biopics of movie stars. The silent eraFilms about silent movie stars are often fictionalized. This market remains relatively underexplored. So far, Chaplin is the only Hollywood biopic feature filmmaker to have received one. Chaplin could soon make this a major change. James Mangold (Logan, Ford v Ferrari) Is currently developingBiopics are about me as both a producer, and as a director. Buster Keaton (Steamboat Bill Jr, The General). The biopic, which was produced by 20th Century Studios is an adaptation of the book. Buster Keaton – Get to the ChaseMarion Meade is the author. According to reports, adaptations were a top priority at the studio prior to Mangold’s signing on. Buster Keaton is an actor known for his daring stunt work. The role is not known. Additionally, Ford v Ferrari, James Mangold’s most notable prior biopic was the Academy Award winning Johnny Cash project Follow the Line(Certified Fresh at 82%) This news comes as Mangold’s next film, Indiana Jones 5It enters the long post production phase one year before it’s released next summer, June 30, 20,23.
4. ROBERT DOWNEY JR. CHARACTER CLASSIC TYIF PARKER
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Some weeks, one star will be everywhere in the news cycle, and this week, that star was Robert Downey Jr. We’ve already discussed his presence in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, and James Mangold’s Buster Keaton biopic called to mind Downey’s role in Chaplin. But it’s this third story that is actually specifically Everything about him. Robert Downey Jr. has reuniting with his Kiss Kiss Bang Bang(Certified Fresh at 86%) screenwriter and director Shane BlackAmazon Studios is currently in the process of a new project. The title of the movie isn’t yet known, but it’s believed to be an adaptation of One of the 24 novelsDonald E. Westlake’s film, in which Parker, his popular thief, was featured. Parker (no first names) appeared in many films, including Point Blank(Fresh at 92%). The Outfit (under a different character name), Mel Gibson’s Payback(Rotten at 55% and the film by Jason Statham 2013 simply called Parker (Rotten at 40%). Parker will likely be played in the movie adaptation of whatever novel it is by Downey.
5. CHANNING TATU TO STARIN GERMAN DRAMA SYSTEM CREASER
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Channing Tatum’s latest film, Dog(Certified fresh as 76%) was released to theaters last week. This week, Tatum was mentioned in the news again. Tatum is Attached to star in MGM’s English-language remake of the 2019 German drama System Crasher(Fresh at 95%). The original film focused on a nine-year old girl who was struggling. “fresh at 95%).” “system crasher”Social workers were concerned about Tatum’s inability to stay peacefully in foster homes. That role in the remake doesn’t appear to be cast yet, but Tatum is likely to be playing an anger management coach who helps her.
6. AZIZ ANSARI ENLISTS MURRAY DIRECTORIAL DUBT
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Aziz Ansari’s Netflix comedy series Master of NoneThe third season was over in 2021. We now know what he will do next. Ansari Will make his feature film director’s debutWith an untitled “dramedy”Searchlight Pictures, in which he will also star alongside Bill Murray. Ansari also adapts the screenplay taken from the nonfiction novel. The End of Being Mortal: Medicine, Death and the End Of LifeAtul Gawande, a doctor. This #1 New York Times Bestseller focuses on the challenges faced physicians in improving quality of life. “the process of its ending.” The characters to be played by Ansari and Murray aren’t confirmed, but this writer’s guess is that perhaps the former is a stand-in for Dr. Gawande and the latter might be playing one of his patients, though the dynamic could just as plausibly be the opposite. Searchlight Pictures plans on releasing the film in 2023.
7. PRODUCER JERRY BRUCKHEIMER BACKING & MANGAMOVIE BEYBLADE
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In recent years, it has become a very popular assertion that “Marvel movies”They are a powerful force and a major influence in pop culture. There are, however, signs of what might be coming in the future, especially if you’ve been paying attention to actual Comic book sales in America lately. Simply put, Japanese manga has become very popular in the USA. In fact, it was responsible in 2021 for 76.7%. Assuming that today’s children will grow up to want to see their favorite manga characters in movies, it makes sense for a smart producer to grab the rights to some of the most beloved franchises. Jerry Bruckheimer is the man who has had the most hits. Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun, Bad Boys, Armageddon, Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Bruckheimer joins in the manga (and other related-toy) bandwagon With Beyblade. Initialy, it was a Japanese-based line “spinning toys,” BeybladeMany manga series were inspired by the manga series. Paramount was pleased to sign Bruckheimer’s deal. BeybladeMultifilm franchises seem to have high ambitions. Although the article focuses on the original toys, some of the pre-existing narrative material may be adaptable.