News Briefs: ‘Real Steel’ Director Shawn Levy to Helm Sci-fi ‘The Fall’

Real Steel

The Fall: Shawn Levy (Real Steel, above) will direct The Fall. The original script by Pete Bridges follows a newly divorced couple who rehash their failed marriage while on the road to their house in the suburbs to pick up their children. Oh, and it takes place during an invasion of alien creatures! Levy will also coproduce and oversee a new version of the screenplay. [Deadline]

Ride Along 2

Historic Race-Riot Movie: Tim Story (Ride Along 2, above with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube) is developing a big-screen project about a deadly race riot that devastated the Greenwood community in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921. The community was known as “Black Wall Street” because of its concentration of successful businesses owned by African-Americans. Dozens of residents were killed and hundreds of houses were destroyed, leaving more than 10,000 residents homeless. Story will also direct the movie. [Deadline]

Patti Cake$

Patti Cake$ Trailer: The first trailer for Patti Cake$ has arrived, starring Danielle Macdonald as an unlikely aspiring rapper in New Jersey. The independent movie broke out big at the Sundance Film Festival this past January; it will open in theaters on August 18. [Movieclips]

Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer: The final trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight showcases Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager, this time on an adventure far from home as he helps search for the key to mankind’s survival. Jerrod Carmichael, Isabela Moner, Laura Haddock and Anthony Hopkins also star; Michael Bay’s action blockbuster will be released on June 21. [Movieclips]

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