There’s a lot of breaking news in Hollywood happening every minute. In the age of the blockbuster, it’s easy for some smaller movie and television news to slip through the crack. Last Week in Hollywood is our weekly series highlighting all the interesting news from the last week that we thought didn’t warrant its own post, but was still worth mentioning. It’s less personal opinions and more a hearty roundup of what you might have missed.
Rebecca Ferguson to Lead Best Served Cold
Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible franchise) is in final talks to star in Best Served Cold, a new film based on Joe Abercrombie’s bestselling book of the same name. Tim Miller (Deadpool) will direct for Skydance. Abercrombie adapted his novel for the screen.
“Best Served Cold tells the story of the legendary mercenary Monza Murcatto (Ferguson), the betrayal that ostracizes her, and her ensuing quest for revenge that will forever change a nation.” | Source: Deadline
Insidious Spinoff Film Announced
Mandy Moore and Kumail Nanjiani will lead Thread: An Insidious Tale, a new film in the Insidious universe from Screen Gems, Blumhouse, and James Wan’s Atomic Monster. Jeremy Slater will direct from his own script.
In the spinoff film, “a husband and wife (Nanjiani and Moore) enlist the help of a spell to travel back in time, such that they can prevent the death of their young daughter. The consequences, of course, prove to be severe.” | Source: Deadline
Dwayne Johnson Back for New Fast & Furious Spinoff
Dwayne Johnson is returning to The Fast and the Furious for a new spinoff film. The actor will reprise his role as Luke Hobbs for an untitled film, dubbed Fast X.5 by Johnson and the media, that will lead into Fast & Furious 11 (which Johnson might also star in). No word yet on plot details or who else from the franchise might return for the film.
Longtime Fast & Furious collaborator Chris Morgan wrote the screenplay. Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia will produce for their Seven Bucks Productions along with Vin Diesel and Samantha Vincent for their One Race Films. Johnson was last seen as Hobbs in Fast X. | Source: Deadline
Terrifier 3 Is a Go
France-based distribution outfit The Coven is launching world sales on threequel Terrifier 3, following the breakout box office success of Terrifier 2. Writer-director Damien Leone and producer Phil Falcone will return to oversee the next installment. David Howard Thornton (Art The Clown) and Lauren LaVera (Sienna) are also expected to return.
Filming is expected to get underway this November or December for release in late 2024. The budget will reportedly be in the low-to-mid-seven-figure range, a significant increase from the $250-thousand budget for Terrifier 2 (which ended up making $15 million worldwide).
“Terrifier 3 will be another boundary pushing addition to the horror genre, continuing the no holds barred, uncompromising exploits fans of the franchise have come to expect and celebrate,” Leone said in a statement. “If you thought Art the Clown’s reign of terror in part 2 was extreme, you haven’t seen anything yet.” | Source: Deadline
Other News to Know
- Disney+ is developing Hocus Pocus 3, with Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker expected to return as the Sanderson Sisters. (The New York Times)
- Thomas Kail, the Tony Award-winning director of Broadway’s Hamilton, will direct Disney‘s live-action remake of its 2016 animated classic Moana. (The Hollywood Reporter)
- Marvel Studios has retitled Captain America: New World Order. The upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film is now called Captain America: Brave New World. (Instagram)
That’s it for last week. What projects mentioned are you interested in seeing once completed? Tell us in the comments!