News Briefs: Dakota Johnson Circling ‘Unfit’ True-Life Drama

Fifty Shades Darker

Unfit: Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades Darker, above) may star in Unfit. Melissa London Hilfers wrote the screenplay, inspired by the true-life story of Carrie Buck. In 1924, Buck was raped, then, after the birth of her child, sterilized for purportedly being “feeble minded.” The case was later brought to the Supreme Court; screenwriter Hilfers is herself a former lawyer. [Deadline]

The Conjuring 2

The Nun: Corin Hardy (The Hallow) will direct The Nun, a spin-off from The Conjuring. The horror movie will revolve around the spectral figure who played a central, haunting role in The Conjuring 2 (above). James Wan cowrote the script with Gary Dauberman and will also coproduce. [Deadline]

Wesley Snipes

The Recall VR Abduction: Wesley Snipes will star in The Recall VR Abduction, a short film to be shot in virtual reality this summer. It’s a spin-off of The Recall, a feature-length horror-thriller about an alien abduction; Snipes will also star in the feature, due out in theaters later this year. [Variety]

This Beautiful Fantastic

This Beautiful Fantastic Trailer: Jessica Brown Findlay stars as an aspiring author in This Beautiful Fantastic. As the first trailer reveals, she becomes friends with her initially grouchy next-door neighbor (Tom Wilkinson), who then encourages her to cultivate a garden in her backyard. Andrew Scott and Jeremy Irving also star; the movie will open in theaters on March 10. [Movieclips]