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All posts by Matthew Ellmore

Film & Television Reporter and Contributing Writer for Talkies Network. I'm currently studying English at Florida International University. I do a killer Bane impression and I might be in love with Tom Hardy.

Chris Messina Cast in DC’s ‘Birds of Prey’ Film as Victor Zsasz

Chris Messina has officially joined DC’s upcoming Birds of Prey film in the role of Victor Zsasz, the notoriously twisted serial killer who's known for slitting his victims’ throats and leaving them in lifelike poses while adding a tally mark to himself after each kill. Zsasz will be joining Black Mask, who's being played by Ewan McGregor. The character ...

Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes & More Confirmed to Return for ‘Bond 25’

Some recent confirmations have been made regarding the cast for Cary Fukunaga's upcoming Bond 25. One of the cast members that's been confirmed to return is Léa Seydoux, who will be reprising her Spectre role as psychologist Madeleine Swann. "Lea will be returning," Fukunaga told the Daily Mail. "You have some of the best actors in the world ...

Guillermo Del Toro to Co-Program Mexican Film Retrospective for Toronto Film Festival

Guillermo del Toro, Oscar-winning director of The Shape of Water, is set to co-program a Mexican film retrospective for the Toronto Film Festival. Del Toro and co-curator Diana Sanchez will select 25 films that span six decades to screen at TIFF. Del Toro believes that the program, Sui generis: An Alternative History of Mexican Cinema, will ...

‘I, Tonya’ Director Craig Gillespie in Talks to Direct Disney’s Cruella De Vil Origin Movie

Craig Gillespie, the director of I, Tonya, is in talks to lead the live-action Cruella. Alex Timbers was originally on board to direct the project but ran into scheduling issues. Andrew Gunn is producing Cruella, along with Marc Platt and Kristin Burr. Emma Stone is set to star in the film, playing the infamous villain Cruella De Vil. The film is ...

Tom Hanks Reportedly in Talks to Star as Geppetto in Disney’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’

Although it's still in its early stages, Tom Hanks is already in talks to play Geppetto in Disney's live-action adaptation of Pinocchio. Paul King, the director of the Paddington movies, is attached to direct. Chris Weitz and his partner Andrew Miano are set to produce and Jack Thorne, the writer behind Wonder, is set to write the script. While ...

Latino Superhero Movie ‘Blue Beetle’ in Development at DC

DC and Warner Bros. are in the process of developing their first Latino superhero film about Jaime Reyes, known as the Blue Beetle, according to a report by TheWrap. Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, a Mexican-born writer who wrote the Scarface remake as well as the upcoming Miss Bala remake, has been tapped to write the script. After Dan Garret ...

Nia DaCosta Tapped to Direct Jordan Peele-Produced ‘Candyman’ Reboot

Director and writer Nia DaCosta has been chosen to lead Candyman, a new remake of the classic horror film with Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, and MGM producing. The film is said to be serving as a “spiritual sequel” to the original and will return to the same section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood. ...

Ava DuVernay Signs $100 Million Multi-Year Deal with Warner Bros.

Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay has signed a multi-year and multi-genre deal with Warner Brothers studios, the first studio pact of the director's career. The deal is set to begin in January and covers a broad range of genres from drama and comedy series, documentaries, digital content, projects for broadcast and cable, streaming services, ...

‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Renewed for Seventh Season

Fans of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD received some good news earlier today when Channing Dungey, President of ABC Entertainment, announced that the show has been ordered for a seventh season. Although it has yet to be confirmed, the season is believed to consist of 13 episodes, much like previous seasons. This announcement comes just months ...

Pedro Pascal to Lead ‘The Mandalorian’ Series

Pedro Pascal has been selected to star in the upcoming Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian, which will premiere on the Disney streaming service, Disney+. Recently, Pascal has found success in a variety of television roles including Prince Oberyn in Game of Thrones and Javier Pena in Narcos. He's also starred in his fair share of films with ...

Ewan McGregor in Talks to Play Black Mask in Upcoming ‘Birds of Prey’

It seems that the upcoming Birds of Prey movie may have found someone to fill the role of Black Mask. According to TheWrap, Ewan McGregor is in final talks to play Gotham City mob boss and Batman antagonist Black Mask in Warner Bros' Birds of Prey.  Black Mask is described as a brutally sadistic kingpin that ...

‘Marvel Developing FALCON/WINTER SOLDIER limited series at new Disney streaming service’

It looks like Marvel heroes Falcon and Winter Soldier will be teaming up for a potential limited series for the Disney streaming service. Earlier today, Variety reported that Malcolm Spellman, previous writer and co-executive producer of the Fox series Empire, had been selected to write a series featuring the two superheroes though both Marvel and Disney declined to ...

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