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Ben Affleck’s ‘Live By Night’ Set For October 2016; Jeff Nichol’s ‘Midnight Special’ Opening November 2015

ben affleck Ben Afflecks Live By Night Set For October 2016; Jeff Nichols Midnight Special Opening November 2015

Warner Bros. Pictures have announced a few changes and additions to their upcoming slate of films. First up, Ben Affleck’s Dennis Lehane adaptation, ‘Live By Night,’ has been moved from its original Christmas Day, 2015 release date to an October 7th, 2016 date. Other than Affleck, no other cast is currently known. The story is about the making and unmaking of a gangster in the prohibition era.

Next up, Jeff Nichol’s (Take Shelter, Mud) sci-fi thriller ‘Midnight Special’ has been penciled in for a November 25th, 2015 bow. ‘Midnight Special’ will reportedly star Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Adam Driver and Michael Shannon. The project would mark the Nichol’s first studio movie with both ‘Take Shelter’ and ‘Mud’ successfully taking the festival route before being picked up for distribution by smaller distributors.

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Disney CEO Reveals That “At Least Three” Solo ‘Star Wars’ Films Are In The Works

Star wars Boba Fett by jamga Disney CEO Reveals That At Least Three Solo Star Wars Films Are In The Works

Speaking at a Q2 Fiscal 2014 Earnings Conference Call, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger confirmed that “at least three” ‘Star Wars’ films are in development beyond the new trilogy of “Episode” flicks. Up until now, only two of these standalone projects were confirmed.

Beginning with the release of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ on December 18th of 2015, future ‘Star Wars’ movies will alternate annually between the ongoing sequence of “Episodes” and a series of standalone movies. Other than rumors pointing towards Han Solo, Boba Fett and Yoda, nothing concrete has been confirmed with these standalone movies outside of Larry Kasdan and Simon Kinberg’s involvement on the screenplay side.

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