Movie News: ‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel Looks to ‘The Shallows’ for Director

The Shallows

Suicide Squad 2: Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows, above with Blake Lively) is the frontrunner to direct the sequel to Suicide Squad. The filmmaker has helmed a string of thrillers, from Orphan to Non-Stop to the upcoming The Commuter. Suicide Squad earned more than $745 million worldwide; Will Smith and Margot Robbie are expected to reprise their roles. [Deadline]

Clint Eastwood

The 15:17 to Paris: Director Clint Eastwood (above) has cast three real-life heroes to play themselves in The 15:17 to Paris. In 2015, longtime friends Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone stopped a heavily-armed terrorist on a train in Europe. The movie will follow their friendship over the years. Judy Greer, Jenna Fischer and Ray Corasani will also star. [Variety]

Jorge Lendeborg Jr.

Bumblebee: Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (above) will play the male lead opposite Hailee Steinfeld in Bumblebee, the first Transformers spin-off movie. Lendeborg is a rising star who has appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming and will also be seen in Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming Alita: Battle Angel. Steinfeld will play a tomboy mechanic; the story takes place in “an earlier decade.” Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) will direct. The movie is set for release on June 8, 2018. [THR]

Goon: Last of the Enforcers

Goon: Last of the Enforcers Trailer: Sean William Scott stars as an aging hockey player in a new trailer for Goon: Last of the Enforcers. In the sequel, a tough new player (Wyatt Russell) challenges his status as the top enforcer in the league. Alison Pill and Liev Schreiber also star; the movie will open on September 1. [Movieclips]

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