Movie News: Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Star in Dark Comedy

10 Cloverfield Lane

All About Nina: Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane, above) and Common will star in All About Nina. The dark comedy follows a stand-up comedian (Winstead) with a deeply troubled past; now on the verge of stardom, she meets a man (Common) who challenges all her preconceptions. Based on her own original screenplay, Eva Vives (Raising Victor Vargas) will make her directorial debut. The supporting cast includes Beau Bridges, Kate Del Castillo and Chace Crawford. [Deadline]


Lone Wolf and Cub: Andrew Kevin Walker, best known for writing David Fincher’s Seven (above), has been tapped to write the screenplay for Lone Wolf and Cub. It’s based on a long-running Japanese manga series about a warrior who seeks revenge for the murder of his wife and members of his household, leaving only his infant son alive, who then accompanies his father and eventually becomes a mighty warrior himself. Justin Lin (Fast and Furious franchise) will produce and may direct. [THR]

Spring Breakers

The Beach Bum: Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers, above with James Franco) wants to bring his next, drug-themed comedy The Beach Bum to audiences accompanied by the smell of marijuana. He says: “I would very much like to see the film … be shown in rooms that spread curls of marijuana [smoke]. It is possible in some states, such as California, that have legalized this drug for [medical use]. We already have about thirty rooms that have accepted.” Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg are set to star in the movie. [Indiewire]

Big Sonia

Big Sonia Trailer: In the first trailer for Big Sonia, we meet an inspiring Holocaust survivor who has long run a tailor shop; faced with eviction, she begins to revisit her tragic past. The documentary will open on November 17. [Movieclips]