The Weekly Wrap: Jason Statham & Guy Ritchie Reteam

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Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham have enjoyed success in several film projects such as Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. Their last film together, was nearly 15 years ago in the crime drama, Revolver. Now, both men are set to reunite for a new heist film, which is a direct remake of the French action-thriller, Le Convoyeur. Ritchie is set to direct the film, which will see Statham in the lead. The film will focus on a heist conducted on an armoured truck company. 

Brendan Gleeson To Play Donald Trump
Yes, there is a Donald Trump miniseries in the works but it may not be what you think. CBS has greenlit a miniseries, which will be adapted from James Comey’s New York Times bestseller, ‘A Higher Loyalty’. The series will see Gleeson take on the role of Trump with Jeff Daniels portraying the former FBI director. The show will cover Comey’s dealings as the FBI’s director including the controversial Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal as well as the Trump/Russia investigation. Secret Hideout, The Story Factory and Home Run Productions are producing the series with CBS Television Studios.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen Joins The Matrix 4
Aquaman star, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has joined the cast of the new Matrix film, which will be directed by Lana Wachowski.  The new film will see the actor join the ranks of the sci-fi franchise in a yet-to-be determined role. Rumours speculate that the actor may well play a younger version of Morpheus in the film. It is not known if Laurence Fishburne is returning to the franchise in any capacity at this point of time but both franchise leads, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss will return to reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity respectively. The Matrix 4 is scheduled for release in 2022.

Alfonso Cuarón Inks Deal with Apple
Oscar-winning filmmaker, Alfonso Cuarón has inked a deal with Apple to create television products for its Apple TV+ streaming service. The director is one of the most sought after talents in Hollywood at the moment for his visionary films like Gravity and Roma, which he developed for Netflix. It’s interesting to note that despite his past working relationship with Netflix, Cuarón, instead partnered up with Apple for this new deal. Apple TV+ is due to launch on 1st November 2019 and its already padding up its content offerings with a number of exclusive films and series.

HBO Warms Up To A Maniac Cop Series
Filmmaker, Nicolas Winding Refn is apparently developing a Maniac Cop series, which will air on HBO. Refn will spearhead the new series, which is based on the 80s slasher horror series, for HBO and Canal+, which has the French rights to the show. Maniac Cop was released in 1988 and told the story of a murderous ex-cop who comes back from the dead to seek revenge on those wronged him when he was alive. Refn has been making a name for himself in television with his debut series, Too Old to Die Young, which aired on Amazon earlier in the year.

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