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Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Molly’s Game’ Adds to Cast

Jessica Chastain, Michael Cera, and Idris Alba have all been tapped to star in the upcoming film, Molly’s Game, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. Borys Kit, writing for The Hollywood Reporter:

Chastain is starring as the film’s title character, a skier who, after her Olympic dreams are dashed, heads to Los Angeles and becomes a cocktail waitress. But she rises through the social circuit to became an organizer of underground poker games for the Hollywood elite, with players including Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. The real-life Bloom’s poker games came to an end when she was arrested by the FBI.

‘Zombieland 2’ in the Works

It looks like a sequel to Zombieland is in the works:

“That is breaking news that we’re on Zombieland 2 right now,” they said. “We’re sitting with Woody [Harrelson]tomorrow and are going to sort of walk him through some of the stuff we want to do. All the cast is pretty excited.”

Rihanna Joins ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ Spin-Off

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Rihanna has joined the Ocean’s Eleven spin-off Ocean’s Ocho.

Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett — both of whom have been long rumored to star in the movie — will head up the cast of the Gary Ross-helmed heist film that is scheduled to begin production in October in New York.

Like the Oceans Eleven films, the rest of the ensemble is stacked with major stars including Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter. Mindy Kaling also is joining the cast, with music stars Rihanna (Battleship) and Awkwafina (Neighbors 2) rounding out the group.

‘The Rocketeer’ Reboot in the Works From Disney

The Hollywood Reporter, with news of a Rocketeer revival:

The new take keeps the story in a period setting and offers a fresh view on the characters. Set six years after the original Rocketeer and after Secord has vanished while fighting the Nazis, an unlikely new hero emerges: a young African-American female pilot, who takes up the mantle of Rocketeer in an attempt to stop an ambitious and corrupt rocket scientist from stealing jet-pack technology in what could prove to be a turning point in the Cold War.

Marvin Gaye Documentary Announced

Leo Barraclough, writing for Variety, on how a documentary on Marvin Gaye has been approved by his family for the first time ever:

Noah Media Group and Greenlight are developing a documentary movie about the life of soul musician Marvin Gaye. “Marvin, What’s Going On?” centers on Gaye’s creation of his seminal 1971 album “What’s Going On” and marks the first time that his children — Nona, Marvin III and Frankie Gaye — along with his former wife, Janis Gaye, have supported and contributed to such a project.