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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.

‘Coco’ Co-Writer Matthew Aldrich to Oversee Netflix’s ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ Projects

Matthew Aldrich, co-writer of the Oscar-winning film, Coco, has been confirmed to be an overseer for Netflix’s adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia. The company is planning on adapting CS. Lewis' fantasy books as both series and movies with Aldrich serving as the creative architect on all of them. The Chronicles of Narnia consists of seven books, all ...

Sony Confirms Reboot of ‘The Boondocks’ With Creator Aaron McGruder Returning

After years of rumors and theories, it's been confirmed that there's going to be a reboot of the popular cartoon series The Boondocks and creator Aaron McGruder is expected to be a part of it. The Boondocks debuted on Adult Swim in 2005 and ran for four seasons. It's most recent season, season four, was heavily criticized due ...

‘Fast and Furious 9’ Officially Adds John Cena to the Cast

In April of this year, Vin Diesel teased about John Cena’s casting in the ninth installment of Fast & Furious on Instagram, and Universal officially confirmed that news today. This is the first significant casting for the film which is much needed after Dwayne Johnson's confirmation that he will not be returning.  Someone that will be returning is ...

Barry Jenkins to Direct Alvin Ailey Biopic for Fox Searchlight

Barry Jenkins has been confirmed to be directing the upcoming Fox Searchlight film based on the life of choreographer Alvin Ailey. Early last year, Searchlight made a deal with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the organization that controls the rights to Ailey's choreography, which lead to full cooperation as well as the rights to Jennifer Dunning’s biography Alvin Ailey: ...

‘The Boondocks’ to Return for Fifth Season

After a five year break, The Boondocks is finally making its return to television. Actor John Witherspoon was recently on the Joe Rogan Experience, where he stated that the fifth season of the show is currently in pre-production. While discussing the similarities between his real-life persona and onscreen persona, he said this: "I'm on the cartoon - what ...

Ella Purnell, Theo Rossi, & More Join Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’

Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Sweetbitter) has officially joined the cast of Zack Snyder’s upcoming Army of the Dead. Purnell will be playing Kate, daughter of Dave Bautista's character. Ana De La Reguera (Everything, Everything, Goliath), Huma Qureshi (Kaala, Viceroy’s House, Gangs of Wasseypur, Badlapur), and Theo Rossi (Luke Cage, Sons of ...

‘Booksmart’ Film Review

At the end of this year, I’ll be leaving to start a graduate program in a city where I know no one. It’s been a long time since I’ve been in high school and while most of it is a blur, there are small things that come to mind every now and then. The different ...

Michael Pena Cast as Antagonist in WB’s Hybrid ‘Tom & Jerry’ Movie

Michael Peña has officially been cast as the antagonist in the upcoming Warner Bros’ live-action/animated revamp of the classic cartoon, Tom & Jerry. Peña will be joining  Chloe Grace Moretz, who leads the film as Kayla. Kayla is described as a new hire at an elegant Park Hotel where Jerry is staying who hires a broke alley cat, ...

Marvel’s ‘Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ to Premiere in 2020; Daniel Bruhl & Emily Van Camp Set to Return

Kari Skogland has been confirmed to direct the Disney+ mini-series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The series is 6 parts and stars Avengers: Endgame‘s Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan. According to Deadline, Captain America: Civil War‘s Daniel Bruhl, who played Zemo, and Emily Van Camp, who played Sharon Carter, are also in talks to join. Zemo is the mastermind who drove a wedge between ...

Emma Thompson in Talks to Star in Disney’s ‘Cruella’ Alongside Emma Stone

Emma Thompson is in early talks to star alongside Emma Stone in Disney’s Cruella, an upcoming live-action origin story based on the classic 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella de Vil. De Vil, who will be portrayed by Stone in the new movie, was played by Glenn Close in the previous 1996 live-action film and portrayed her character as the head ...

CBS All Access Renews Jordan Peele’s ‘The Twilight Zone’ For Second Season

After a record-breaking premiere, CBS All Access and Jordan Peele will be working on the Twilight Zone once again. The company has renewed the Twilight Zone revamp for a second season. This announcement has come after only five episodes into the new anthology, a clear indicator that CBS is confident in the show's current and future success. The ...

Ben Affleck to Direct and Star in World War II Caper ‘Ghost Army’

Ben Affleck is set to star in and direct a new World War II film from Universal Pictures titled Ghost Army, based on the book The Ghost Army of World War II, written by Rick Beyer and Elizabeth Sayles. The film tells the true story of a group of recruits from creative businesses like art schools ...

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