Movie News: Dwayne Johnson Teases Autobiographical Movie; Tilda Swinton Might Have Been ‘It’

Baywatch

Dwayne Johnson: The actor (above with Zac Efron in Baywatch) posted a new photo with Courtney Kemp (see below), a writer and producer known for creating TV’s Power. It’s the caption, though, that sparks the imagination; it reads in part: “She had a take on my life in ways no writer ever has. … A fascinating POV from this woman, on what makes me the man I am today. This is the first step of many and projects like this take time.” Is Johnson contemplating a movie based on his life? Time will tell. [Instagram]

Okja

It: Hot on the heels on a new trailer debuting for upcoming Stephen King adaptation It, producer Barbara Muschietti has revealed that Tilda Swinton (Okja, above with Ahn Seo-Hyun) was under consideration to play the titular character, a villainous demon who shapeshifts into Pennywise the Clown. She told reporters: “We had a slot to shoot the movie and she wasn’t available, so she didn’t even audition. But of course, we all thought about her.” Bill Skarsgard ended up nabbing the role; the movie opens on September 8. [Nerdist]

Judy Greer

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Judy Greer has joined the cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp. She will reprise the role she played in the first movie, namely, Maggie Lang, the ex-wife of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), also known as Ant-Man. Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Pena, Walton Goggins, Randall Park and Laurence Fishburne also star; the sequel is set for release on July 6, 2018. [Deadline]

LBJ`

LBJ: Woody Harrelson stars as Lyndon B. Johnson, who became U.S. President after the assassination of John K. Kennedy, in LBJ. The first trailer reveals that the historical drama, directed by Rob Reiner, will follow Johnson from his younger days in Texas through to his tumultuous political career. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richard Jenkins, C. Thomas Howell, Bill Pullman and Jeffrey Donovan also star; look for the movie in theaters on November 3. [Movieclips]

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