Opening this weekend
View a guide to this weekend's new theatrical releases including Popstar, Me Before You, TMNT: Out of the Shadows, and more.
New trailers and updates for upcoming films
Monsters in trucks
When Monster Trucks was announced in 2014, few expected a family film quite like the one revealed in this first trailer. Known for his animation work (Ice Age, Robots, Epic), director Chris Wedge makes the leap to live action, but he brings his animation skills with him for this story about the unlikely friendship between Tripp, a high school senior who loves to build monster trucks from spare parts, and Creatch, a subterranean creature who finds a new home in one of Tripp’s trucks. This January 13, 2017 release has a strong supporting cast that includes Jane Levy, Holt McCallany, Thomas Lennon, Barry Pepper, Amy Ryan, Danny Glover, Rob Lowe, Frank Whaley, and more monsters and trucks.
The Fundamentals of Caring
When it premiered at Sundance this year, writer-director Rob Burnett’s adaptation of Jonathan Evison’s The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving failed to win over many critics despite two likable lead performances. Paul Rudd stars as a former writer turned caregiver whose first client is Trevor (Craig Roberts of Submarine and Red Oaks), an 18-year-old suffering from muscular dystrophy. An impromptu road trip leads them to cross paths with a hitchhiking student (Selena Gomez) and a pregnant woman (Megan Ferguson). Find The Fundamentals of Caring on Netflix beginning June 24th.
In Marauders, Bruce Willis reunites with his Extraction director, Steven C. Miller, to play a bank owner suspected of robbing his own banks. Christopher Meloni, Dave Bautista and Adrian Grenier play a group of FBI agents who discover a larger conspiracy while investigating the deadly heists. Find out if this generic action film is better that the first Willis/Miller collaboration when it hits theaters and VOD on July 1st.
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World
In his latest documentary, director Werner Herzog applies his unique methods and point of view to explore the internet. Starting with its birth and continuing to a speculative future, Herzog examines the internet’s impact on our lives in 10 chapters. With very good early reviews, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World arrives in theaters, On Demand, and on iTunes and Amazon Video August 19th.
Before coming to PBS later this year, Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, a documentary on the legendary TV writer and producer by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp, Detropia), will be released in select theaters on July 8th.
News and notes
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is going though extensive reshoots. This is either a good thing or a bad thing. - Page Six & Heat Vision
- Brie Larson is in talks to take on the role of Captain Marvel. - Variety
- According to Birth.Movies.Death, Tom Hiddleston is in talks to play James Bond, but producers did meet with Jaime Bell recently as well. In addition Susan Bier, who directed Hiddleston in The Night Manager, is on the shortlist to direct Bond 25.
- Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis might be reuniting for a film set in the 1950s New York fashion scene. - Variety
- Amy Schumer will star in Who Invited Her?, a comedy about a guy’s female best friend who crashes his bachelor party weekend. - THR
- Jake Gyllenhaal will star in the film adaptation of Ubisoft’s video game Tom Clancy’s The Division. - Variety
- T.J. Miller has joined Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, Ben Mendelsohn and Mark Rylance in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel Ready Player One. - Heat Vision
- Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Regina Hall will star in director Malcolm D. Lee’s Girl Trip. - Deadline
- In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2008 Tony Award winner for best musical, is in development for a film adaptation at The Weinstein Company. - THR
- Michael Grandage (Genius) will direct a remake of Guys and Dolls. - Deadline
- Bill Skarsgård will play Pennywise the Clown in director Andy Muchietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s It. - Heat Vision
- Director Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) will helm The Flash starring Ezra Miller, replacing writer Seth Grahame-Smith. - EW
- Stefano Sollima is the favorite to direct Soldado, the sequel to Sicario. The focus will be on Benicio Del Toro’s character. Emily Blunt will not return. - Deadline
- Melissa McCarthy will star in The Diary of a Teenage Girl director Marielle Heller’s adaptation of Lee Israel's memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?. - THR
- Dwayne Johnson will play Doc Savage in writer-director Shane Black’s adaptation of the classic comic book series.
- Jeff Bridges has joined Kingsman: The Golden Circle.