- Miles Teller, who hit a bit of turbulence recently when Fantastic Four flopped and Esquire published an unflattering profile of him, is in talks to star in Thank You for Your Service. The DreamWorks drama, about three soldiers coping with PTSD and trying to readjust to civilian life, will mark the directorial debut of American Sniper screenwriter Jason Hall. [The Wrap]
- Marvel’s newly anointed Spider-Man, Tom Holland, has joined Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson in the adventure film Lost City of Z, which began production Wednesday. Writer-director James Gray is adapting David Grann’s book about an explorer who vanished in the Brazilian jungle while searching for a mythical city in the 1920s. [Deadline]
- Luc Besson has landed another actor for his upcoming sci-fi adventure Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets. Clive Owen is set to play Commander Arün Filitt, joining young castmates Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne in the film based on the French graphic novels Valérian and Laureline by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières. The books follow a pair of 28th century time travelers. Valerian, which Besson says has been years in the making, is set for a 2017 release. [Luc Besson/Instagram]
- Colin Trevorrow’s next non-Jurassic World and non-Star Wars movie — Book of Henry — added a pair of young leads in Jacob Tremblay (The Smurfs 2) and Jaeden Lieberher (St. Vincent). Naomi Watts is already on board, but the plot is unknown in a script being written by author Gregg Hurwitz. [Variety]
•Fantastic Four cast defends Miles Teller after interview backlash
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