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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.

Marvel, Hulu Overhaul Creative Team for Animated Series ‘Tigra & Dazzler’

Marvel has decided to make a major overhaul on the Tigra & Dazzler Show, one of the four adult-themed animated comedies the studio has at Hulu. Tigra & Dazzler Show showrunner Erica Rivinoja and the comedy series' entire writing staff have been let go from the series following creative differences with Marvel. According to The Hollywood ...

Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ Casts John Turturro as Carmine Falcone

The Batman has added yet another well-known name to its already impressive cast list. The director of the film, Matt Reeves, revealed on Friday that John Turturro would be joining the film as Carmine Falcone, who in the comics and past films has been a major underworld figure and an intimidating crime boss. Tom Wilkinson previously played Falcone in Christopher ...

Dexter Fletcher to Direct Universal Monster Movie ‘Renfield,’ Based on the Dracula Character

Dexter Fletcher, who most recently directed the Elton John biopic Rocketman, will be directing Renfield, a Universal Pictures monster movie connected to the world of Dracula. The character of Renfield originated in Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula as a patient in an asylum with an obsession for drinking blood, deluded into thinking he will find immortality. He serves as a ...

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Star Pom Klementieff Joins Next ‘Mission: Impossible’ Film

Guardians of the Galaxy star Pom Klementieff is set to join the latest installment of in the Mission: Impossible franchise, joining Tom Cruise, who is reprising his role as Ethan Hunt. Hayley Atwell is also on board to star. Christopher McQuarrie, the director of the last Mission: Impossible film Mission: Impossible- Fallout as well as 2015's Rogue Nation, announced ...

The Renaissance of Shia LaBeouf or: How I Learned to Feel Again

The first time that I saw Shia LaBeouf was in a movie called Holes and while I can’t say I remember much of his performance, I do remember two things: 1. That his name was something that I had no idea how to pronounce and 2. That he kind of looked like me. The second ...

Music-Based ‘Spongebob’ Spinoff Centered on Squidward in the Works at Netflix

Netflix and Nickelodeon announced a deal on Wednesday for Nickelodeon to create and produce original animated feature films and television series based on Nickelodeon’s library of characters. The partnership includes a music-based project centered on Squidward, the dull and serious octopus from the classic television series SpongeBob SquarePants.  The deal announced on Wednesday reflects a strategic shift ...

Ryan Destiny Cast as Boxing Champ Claressa Shields in Rachel Morrison’s Directorial Debut ‘Flint Strong’

Ryan Destiny, who’s best known for her role as Alexandra Crane in Fox’s Star, will play Claressa “T-Rex” Shields in Universal’s upcoming biopic Flint Strong. The film follows 17-year-old Shields, a Flint, Mich., native whose dreams of becoming the first woman in history to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing are realized at the 2012 ...

Margot Robbie Teams with ‘Birds of Prey’ Writer Christina Hodson for Female-Driven Movie Writing Program

Margot Robbie and Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson have teamed up to launch a new female-driven scriptwriting program which they are calling The Lucky Exports Pitch Program. The Lucky Exports Pitch Program will be run by Robbie, Josey McNamara, and Tom Ackerley of LuckyChap Entertainment and Hodson and Morgan Howell of Hodson Exports. The new program ...

Martin Scorsese Discusses why he Passed on ‘Joker’

Martin Scorsese has once again become a talking point in comic-book movie news. In an interview with BBC, Scorsese mentioned that he was somewhat involved with the Joker production for four years before dropping out. Scorsese was rumored to be attached to Joker as a producer and possibly a director when the first details on the movie broke in August 2017. ...

‘Ant-Man 3’ in the Works with Peyton Reed Returning to Direct

Peyton Reed, the director behind 2015’s Ant-Man and 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, has signed on to direct a third Ant-Man movie. Paul Rudd is expected to return as Scott Lang, which would be Rudd's fifth time suiting up as the lovable goof-ball who played a key role in defeating Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. Reed made his directorial debut with ...

Oscar Isaac to Star in Paul Schrader’s Revenge Thriller ‘The Card Counter’

Fresh off an Oscar nomination for his 2017 drama First Reformed, director Paul Schrader has cast Oscar Isaac to star in the upcoming revenge thriller The Card Counter. The film is being written and directed by Schrader and follows a gambler and former serviceman named William Tell who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy ...

Shia LaBeouf and Vanessa Kirby Join Kornél Mundruczó’s ‘Pieces Of A Woman’

Shia LaBeouf, who most recently starred in The Peanut Butter Falcon as well as the upcoming semi-autobiographical drama Honey Boy, is set to join star Vanessa Kirby in the drama Pieces of a Woman. Kornél Mundruczó, director of White God, will be directing from a script written by Kata Wéber. Kevin Turen and Ashley Levinson will produce for Little Lamb ...

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