Upcoming Ocean’s Eight star Sandra Bullock is following in the footsteps of many other big name celebrities and heading to Netflix to star in their post-apocalyptic thriller Bird Box, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Susanne Bier is directing based on a script by Arrival‘s Eric Heisserer.
HBO is staying in business with Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, picking up new series Confederate from the duo. The series takes place in an alternate timeline, where the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, giving rise to a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved into a modern institution.
What’s interesting about Open Road’s history is how much of an outlier a film like Spotlight was, and whether or not anything like it will come from them again anytime soon. Regardless, what is very evident is that the soft grosses of the last couple years can’t persist for too much longer, or else we could see Open Road fall to the second division of indie distributors.
Not every actor is right for every kind of film, and I’m pretty well convinced at this point that “heroic lead” is not in Dane DeHaan’s wheelhouse. Cara Delevingne might be better than him, but I’m not sure because she’s curiously underwritten here.