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Trade News Round-Up: Barack Obama, Woody Allen, Jordan Peele, Tim Burton, And Kate McKinnon Edition

By Pajiba Staff | Film | February 23, 2021 |

By Pajiba Staff | Film | February 23, 2021 |


A slew of new projects are coming from the likes of Barack Obama, Jordan Peele, Tim Burton, Bruce Springsteen, Regina King, Gareth Evans, Alice Lowe, Kerry Washington, and more! Plus we’ve got some bad news about Piers Morgan, Kate McKinnon, and bad news FOR Woody Allen.

Father’s Day has come early with news that former president Barack Obama and living rock legend Bruce Springsteen are teaming up for a podcast. (CNN)

Nearly 1,200 UK television freelancers and executives joined forces in accusing British TV personality Piers Morgan of bullying, in the wake of his harassing former, Adeel Amini, on Twitter. That’s not enough for his bosses to do f*ckall about it. (Yahoo)

The Raid writer/director, Gareth Evans, is teaming with Tom Hardy for a new Netflix movie called Havoc. The logline is: this will kick much ass. (Digital Spy)

Prevenge writer/director/star Alice Lowe is prepping a time-travel rom-com called Timestalker, in which she’ll co-star with Jacob Anderson, Sam Riley, and What We Do In The Shadows’ goddess, Natasia Demetriou. (Deadline)

Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington have joined Paul Feig’s adaptation of The School for Good and Evil, which is being produced by Netflix. (Coming Soon)

Remember how Kate McKinnon was slated to play Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in the Hulu docudrama series The Dropout? Yeah, not anymore. She’s dropped out. (AV Club)

Tim Burton is making a live-action TV series about Wednesday Addams for Netflix. Huh.

Jesse Plemmons will lead Martin Scorsese’s Killers of The Flower Moon. Lily Gladstone and Leonardo DiCaprio will co-star in a movie Roxana is pre-emptively elated over. And rightly so. (Collider)

Get Out writer/director Jordan Peele is at work on a secret project, in which Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya will star. You had us at Jordan Peele. (Comic Book)

Regina King has signed on to play Shirley Chisholm, America’s first Black Congresswoman, in the John Ridley-directed biopic Shirley. If One Night In Miami maintains Oscar momentum, King could become a regular on that stage. (Deadline)

Woody Allen and his wife Soon-Yi Previn are calling the documentary series Allen vs. Farrow a “hatchet job.” The doc series features interviews with Mia Farrow, Dylan Farrow, Ronan Farrow, and audio excerpts from Allen’s autobiography. Episode one is now on HBO Max. Allen would super hate it if you watched it. (Variety)

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