Movie News: Tyler Perry to Play Colin Powell Opposite Christian Bale

Gone Girl

Dick Cheney: Known mostly for his own successful series of films, in which he stars as Madea, Tyler Perry has occasionally appeared in movies by other filmmakers, such as David Fincher’s Gone Girl (above). He will next tackle the role of Secretary of State Colin Powell in Adam McKay’s upcoming biographical movie about Vice President Dick Cheney. Perry joins Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Sam Rockwell and Steve Carell; the movie is currently in production. [Deadline]

Power Rangers

Power Rangers: The latest version of Power Rangers (above) hit the big screen this past March to modest returns, but the popularity of the characters endures. Next, the lead characters will be the featured attractions in a live, interactive, mixed-media stage production. The tour will visit more than 50 cities in North America, kicking off in Phoenix, Arizona on February 17, 2018. It’s in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the original television show. [Coming Soon]


Gigantic: We first heard about Disney’s animated Gigantic in 2015. The movie was aiming to be “the definitive version of Jack and the Beanstalk,” with songs to be written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Frozen). Now Disney has decided to halt development on the project. “Sometimes, no matter how much we love an idea or how much heart goes into it, we find that it just isn’t working,” says Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios president Ed Catmull. “With Gigantic, we’ve come to that point.” [THR]

Justice League

Justice League TV Spot: The first TV spot for Justice League includes glimpses of previously unseen footage in its brief running time. Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot lead the all-star cast of heroes as they face a formidable enemy. The movie opens in theaters on November 17. [Movieclips]

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