Movie News: The Jungle Book, The 5th Wave, Child 44, Mr. Holmes, & More

Neel SethiYoung Neel Sethi here will play Mowgli in Jon Favreau’s version of The Jungle Book.

The Fifth Wave will hit theaters on January 29th, 2016.

And Child 44 will be released on April 17th, 2015.

Here’s a look at Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes in Mr. Holmes (a.k.a. A Slight Trick of the Mind). In addition, Hiroyuki Sanada has been cast in the movie.

And here’s a glimpse of Chris Hemsworth in In the Heart of the Sea, courtesy of Ron Howard.

David Heyman will produce and James Schamus will write the adaptation of Reza Aslan’s Zealot.

Movie News: Guardians of the Galaxy, The Fault in Our Stars & More

Movie Casting: Child 44, In the Heart of the Sea, Alexander, The Lifeboat, Eliza Graves

Movie Casting: X-Men, Exodus, Child 44, Maze Runner, Cancer Vixen

Let’s catch up on some movie casting that’s come to light recently.

News Briefs: Great Gatsby, Sherlock, Child 44, Tolkien vs. Warner Bros., & More

  • The Great Gatsby will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 15th.
  • This is not an official statement in any way, but Benedict Cumberbatch says there will be more Sherlock.
  • Here’s some slightly positive news on Tom Hardy’s Child 44 adaptation.
  • The legal battles between Warner Bros. and the Tolkien estate continue.
  • Looks like Miguel Arteta will direct Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
  • Paramount Pictures has acquired Ramez Naam’s novel Nexus, while Nickolas Butler’s Shotgun Lovesongs goes to Fox Searchlight and Marcus Sakey’s Brilliance to Legendary Pictures.

Movie Casting: Planet of the Apes, Child 44, Great Gilly Hopkins & More