Movie News: ‘Cabin’ Director Nabbed for ‘X-Men’ Spin-off ‘X-Force’

The Cabin in the Woods

X-Force: Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods, above) will write and direct X-Force. Ryan Reynolds will serve as a producer on the X-Men universe movie, which is expected to revolve around his character Deadpool, teamed again with his comrade Cable (played by Josh Brolin in Deadpool 2) as they lead a ruthless group of warriors. Goddard will first direct Bad Times at the El Royale, reteaming with Chris Hemsworth, then will focus on X-Force. [Deadline]

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider: A new photo of Alicia Vikander (Tulip Fever, above) in the upcoming Tomb Raider captures the actress in action as Lara Croft (below). Vikander says the filmmakers asked themselves: “What are the famous traits of this person? How can we demonstrate them in the story, but make her feel like a young woman in 2018?” The prequel, directed by Roar Uthaug, also stars Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu and Dominic West. It’s due in theaters on March 16, 2018. [Empire]

Brand new look at Alicia Vikander in action as Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft.

— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) September 7, 2017

Call Me By Your Name

On the Basis of Sex: Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name, above) has joined the cast of On the Basis of Sex. Felicity Jones will star as Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Hammer will play her husband. The story will follow Ginsburg before she became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, as she brings a gender discrimination suit before the highest court in the land. Mimi Leder will direct. [Variety]

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Trailer: Frances McDormand stars in a new trailer for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. She plays a mother seeking justice for her murdered daughter. Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell also star; the movie will open in theaters on November 10. [Movieclips]