Movie News: Daisy Ridley Touted for Mysterious Superhero Comedy

Murder on the Orient Express

Superhero Comedy: Daisy Ridley (Murder on the Orient Express, above) and her Murder costar Josh Gad, as well as Luke Evans, are all attached to star in a project described as “a character-driven comedy that takes an original spin on the superhero genre.” The project, which is still in its early days, originated with Gad, who came up with the idea and then brought the actors together along with writers Aaron and Jordan Kandell (Moana). [Deadline]

The Good Neighbor

Out of Blue: James Caan (The Good Neighbor, above) and Jacki Weaver (Equals) have joined the cast of Out of Blue. Patricia Clarkson and Toby Jones star in the crime drama, which follows a homicide detective (Clarkson) who must investigate a shooting of an astrophysicist. The film is currently in production under the direction of Carol Morley. [Deadline]

Elsa Pataky, Chris Hemsworth

12 Strong Trailer: Chris Hemsworth stars in 12 Strong as the new leader of a team of horse soldiers in Afghanistan in the turbulent days after 9/11. Michael Shannon, Michael Pena and Elsa Pataky (above with Hemsworth) also star; the action thriller will be released on January 19, 2018. [Movieclips]

Hidden Figures

Acrimony Trailer: In the chilling first trailer for Tyler Perry’s Acrimony, Taraji P. Henson stars as a very unhappy woman who is very angry with her longtime romantic partner. The movie will open in theaters on March 30, 2018. [Movieclips]

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