Movie News: Russell Crowe Joins Chris Hemsworth in ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’

The Mummy

Bad Times at the El Royale: Russell Crowe (The Mummy, above) has joined the cast of Bad Times at the El Royale. Chris Hemsworth and Jeff Bridges star in the thriller, which is set at a hotel in Lake Tahoe. Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) wrote the original screenplay and will direct. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on October 5. [Cinema Blend]

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Ladyworld: Annalise Basso, who has given memorable performances in Oculus, Captain Fantastic and Ouija: Origin of Evil (above), has nabbed a lead role in Ladyworld. Amanda Kramer will direct the suspense thriller, which revolves around eight girls who are trapped at a birthday party due to “a massive ecological event” and start to exploit their individual fears. Ariela Barer and Ryan Simpkins costar; the movie starts filming this month. [Variety]


Blockers Trailer: John Cena, Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz star in Blockers as parents who are determined to keep their teenage daughters from having sex on prom night. The first trailer makes clear that this will be a very raunchy comedy; it’s set for theatrical release on April 6. [Movieclips]

Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow Trailer: In a new trailer for Red Sparrow, we learn more about what drove Jennifer Lawrence to become an undercover agent for the Russian secret service. Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons, Matthias Schoenaerts and Charlotte Rampling also star in the thriller, which will open in theaters on March 2. [Movieclips]