Movie News: Seth Rogen to Star as Walter Cronkite in ‘Newsflash’

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Seth Rogen

Newsflash: Seth Rogen (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, above) will portray famed CBS newscaster Walter Cronkite in Newsflash. Based on a script by Ben Jacoby, the film will dramatize events on November 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, from the perspective of a television newsroom. David Gordon Green (Stronger) will direct. Other key real-life characters to be cast include Cronkite’s producer Don Hewitt, reporter Dan Rather and their boss Jim Aubrey. [Deadline]


Creed 2: Back in October, Sylvester Stallone indicated he was “looking forward to producing and directing” the sequel to boxing drama Creed (above), with Michael B. Jordan returning to star in the titular role. Now, however, Jordan and Stallone have selected Steven Caple Jr. (The Land) to helm the project. Stallone says: “I believe it’s important for the director to also be a part of this generation like I was in mine, to make the story as relatable as possible.” Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok) will also be reprising her costarring role. [Variety]

Excited for Coogler to hand over the reins to Steven Caple, Jr. – our director for Creed 2! Can’t wait to bring you guys the next chapter of our story … coming at you November 2018. ???????? #Creed2

— Michael B. Jordan (@michaelb4jordan) December 11, 2017

13 Reasons Why

Spontaneous: Katherine Langford, the breakout star of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why (above), will star in Spontaneous. Based on Brian Duffield’s novel, it takes place in a town where students begin spontaneously combusting for no apparent reason; the survivors try to figure out how they should live when they may die at any moment. [Deadline]

The Post

The Post Clip: Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks star in Steven Spielberg’s The Post as newspaper publisher Katharine Graham and editor Ben Bradlee, respectively. In a new clip, they discuss whether to publish top-secret government documents that may soon come into their possession. The drama will open in select theaters on December 22. [Movieclips]

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