Stalked: Matthew McConaughey, Meryl Streep, Marc Foster, Francis Lawrence
Matthew McConaughey is in The Grackle.
Meryl Streep is starring with a cat.
Marc Foster is directing World War Z.
And Francis Lawrence is tackling prison riots.
Matthew McConaughey in to star in The Grackle. The film will be directed by David O Russell and will have McConaughey playing a bar room fighter. He decides to rent himself out for a small fee, in order to settle disputes. The news is from Coming Soon.
Meryl Streep will star in Dewey, a film about the impact a cat has on a small town. The film is based on a true story, which was made into a book. Streep will play an author who works in the town's library, the cat becomes their mascot after wandering in one night. The news is from Coming Soon.
Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster is to direct a film version of World War Z. The Max Brooks novel is about a worldwide infestation of flesh-eating zombies. 10 years on from the incident, a UN worker interviews survivors from all over the world about what happened. J. Michael Straczynski is adapting the screenplay. News is from Variety.
Francis Lawrence will direct a film about the 1987 Atlanta Prison riots. Mark Bowden, who wrote the Black Hawk Down book on which the film was based is also involved. He came across the story while working on Black Hawk Down. The riots began after Cuban and American prisoners rioted and took control of the prison. The situation was so bad that a Delta Force team had to be deployed to restore order. Sounds like exciting stuff. The news is from The Hollywood Reporter.