News Briefs: Brie Larson Says ‘Captain Marvel’ Is “Everything I Care About”

Free Fire

Captain Marvel: Brie Larson (above in Free Fire) says in a new interview: “Captain Marvel is everything I care about, everything that’s progressive and important and meaningful, and a symbol I wished I would’ve had growing up.” She acknowledges, however, that it wasn’t a snap decision: “It took me a really long time. I had to sit with myself, think about my life and what I want out of it. … I really, really feel like it’s worth it if it can bring understanding and confidence to young women.” Captain Marvel is slated to begin production early next year. [Vanity Fair]

Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs: Wes Anderson’s next movie, Isle of Dogs, has now been scheduled for release on April 20, 2018. Set in Japan, the movie “follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his dog.” The first poster for the stop-motion animated project features the main voice actors, including F. Murray Abraham, Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray. [Fox Searchlight]

Grown Ups 2

The Week Of: Adam Sandler will reunite with Chris Rock on The Week Of. It’s a comedy for Netflix about the final week of preparation for a wedding between the children of characters to be played by Sandler and Rock. Sandler and Robert Smigel wrote the script; Smigel will make his feature directorial debut. Sandler and Rock first teamed up on Saturday Night Live and later appeared together in The Longest Yard and Grown Ups 2 (above), among others. [Deadline]

Tulip Fever

Tulip Fever Trailer: Alicia Vikander stars in a new trailer for Tulip Fever. She plays a young married woman in 17th-century Amsterdam who falls in love with an artist (Dane DeHaan) commissioned to paint her portrait. Christoph Waltz, Cara Delevingne, Holliday Grainger, Jack O’Connell, Zach Galifianakis and Judi Dench also star; the movie will open in theaters on August 25. [Movieclips]

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