Movie News: First Look at Laura Dern in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Twin Peaks

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Laura Dern (above in Twin Peaks) shared a first look at the character she plays in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (below). Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo became friends with Leia Organa in her youth and later began working with the resistance against the First Order. The sequel will open in theaters on December 15. [Instagram via BirthMoviesDeath]

Excited to talk a little Star Wars with my buddy @theellenshow today!!

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Going in Style

Powell: Morgan Freeman (Going in Style, above) will portray Colin Powell in a new biographical portrait of the former military leader. Ed Whitworth wrote the screenplay, which takes place during the years that Powell served as U.S. Secretary of State under President George W. Bush. Reginald Hudlin (Marshall) will direct. [THR]

The Fate of the Furious

Meg: We’ve been hearing about giant-shark thriller Megsince 2015; it’s based on the first in a series of novels by Steve Alten about a deep sea diver who discovers the modern-day existence of a Megalodon, a prehistoric, predatory sea creature. Now comes word that the movie has been retitled The Meg. Jason Statham (above in The Fate of the Furious), Li Bingbing, Cliff Curtis, Rainn Wilson and Ruby Rose star; it will open in theaters on August 10, 2018. [Bloody Disgusting]

I Love You Daddy

I Love You Daddy Trailer: Louis C.K. stars in and directs I Love You Daddy. He plays a television writer whose young daughter (Chloe Grace Moretz) attracts the attention of a far older filmmaker (John Malkovich). Rose Byrne, Pamela Adlon and Charlie Day also star. The dark comedy will open in theaters on November 17. [Movieclips]

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