Actor Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner, Teen Wolf) may be on the cusp of his second cinematic franchise with American Assassin, a film where he plays a CIA black ops recruit named Mitch Rapp. The project is based on Vince Flynn’s bestselling novel, and currently Flynn has penned 15 books centering on Rapp’s adventures.
Opening July 13, The Infiltratoris the true story of Federal Agent Robert Mazur’s (Bryan Cranston) attempts to take down Pablo Escobar’s drug trafficking empire in 1986. The project, directed by The Lincoln Lawyer filmmaker Brad Furman, co-stars John Leguizamo and Diane Kruger as the agents are also doing undercover work with Mazur.
Paramount Pictures has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to Anomalisa, a stop motion animated film from directors Charlie Kaufmanand Duke Johnson. The project, featuring Jennifer Jason Leighand David Thewlis, is set for a December 30, 2015 release in New York and Los Angeles.
ActorChiwetel Ejifor (12 Years a Slave, Redbelt) was in Los Angeles to promote his upcoming drama Z for Zachariah, a post apocalyptic drama based on the novel by late writer Robert C. O’Brien. During the interview I asked several questions about the first rate feature, which co-stars Margot Robbieand Chris Pine, and I’ll share these audio clips in the coming days (the movie comes out August 28).
But let’s start off with Ejiofor’s foray into another drama – Secret In Their Eyes.
Mistress America, another inspired collaboration between director Noah Baumbach and actress Greta Gerwig, centers on a college freshman (Lola Kirke) who bonds with her soon to be stepsister (Gerwig) in New York City.