News Briefs: Kenneth Branagh to Star as Anne Frank’s Father

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Keeper of the Diary: Kenneth Branagh (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, above) is in talks to star in and direct Keeper of the Diary. If things work out, he would portray Otto Frank, the father of Anne Frank, as he struggled for years after World War II to find a publisher for his daughter’s heartbreaking diary. Sam Franco and Evan Kilgore wrote the screenplay. [Deadline]

HAPPY mother! DAY #firstlook#mothermovie by the great

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mother!: Director Darren Aronofsky shared a poster for his upcoming movie mother!, featuring Jennifer Lawrence and her bloody heart. The thriller, which follows what happens after a couple’s tranquil existence is disturbed by unexpected visitors, also stars Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson and Kristen Wiig. It’s due out on October 13. [Twitter]

Johnny Depp

King of the Jungle: Johnny Depp will star in King of the Jungle. The dark comedy revolves around the true story of John McAfee, a famed software programmer and businessman who moved to a jungle region in Belize and “established a compound of guns, sex and madness.” Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood) wrote the screenplay, based on an article in Wired magazine; Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot) will direct. [ScreenDaily]

All Eyez on Me

All Eyez on Me Clip: A new clip from All Eyez on Me features a tender moment at a lake between legendary musician and poet Tupac Shakur (Demetrius Shipp Jr.) and his close, longtime friend Jada Pinkett (Kat Graham). The movie will open in theaters on June 16. [Movieclips]