News Briefs: Brie Larson’s ‘The Glass Castle’ Gently Moves to Summer

Brie Larson

The Glass Castle: Brie Larson’s next movie is coming out sooner than expected. The Glass Castle, based on a memoir by Jeannette Walls, will now open in theaters on August 11. It will be the third movie this year in which Larson has appeared (after Kong: Skull Island and Free Fire), but the first in which she plays the lead, a woman who must deal with dire challenges raised by her alcoholic father (Woody Harrelson) and artistic mother (Naomi Watts). Destin Daniel Cretton (Larson’s Short Term 12) directed. [The Wrap]

Diane Keaton / Jane Fonda / Candice Bergen

Book Club: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda and Candice Bergen will star in Book Club. Bill Holderman and Erin Simms wrote the original script; Holderman will direct. The comedy will follow a small group of women whose lives are changed after they read 50 Shades of Grey. [Deadline]

The Martian

Artemis: Writer Andy Weir, whose first novel The Martian was adapted into a theatrical success (above), will reunite with that movie’s producer Simon Kinberg to bring Weir’s next novel to the big screen. Fox and New Regency have acquired screen rights to Artemis; the plot has not yet been revealed, though it’s speculated that it may follow a female protagonist on the Moon. [The Tracking Board]

A caring mother loses her sanity in the teaser trailer for horror-thriller ‘Applecart’: https://t.co/GxLezcAeWe

— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) May 4, 2017

Applecart Trailer: The first trailer for Applecart is intense and unsettling, following a mother who steadily loses track with reality. Brea Grant, Barbara Crampton and A.J. Bowen star; release plans have not yet been revealed. [Movieclips]

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