The Weekly Wrap: Nicholas Hoult Joins Mission: Impossible

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He’s played Beast in X-Men but now Nicholas Hoult is suiting up for a new action adventure playing with a role in the Mission: Impossible film. He’ll be facing off against Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt in the film and will likely be the film’s big bad. Director Christopher McQuarrie shared the news on his official Instagram account. The new Mission: Impossible film has an impressive list of talent. Joining Cruise and Hoult are franchise stars, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg. But also new to the team are Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff and Shea Whigham. Mission: Impossible 7 comes to cinemas in summer 2021.

Dennis Haysbert Joins Lucifer Season 5
There will be a new cast member joining Lucifer Season 5 and he will be playing God himself. Dennis Haysbert has officially been added to the cast playing the creator in the fifth and final season of the fan-favourite show on Netflix. At the end of Season 4, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) made a return to Hell to continue his charge to keep all demons in check. With Haysbert playing God, there could be deeper ramifications for the titular antihero. Lucifer Season 5 will air in two parts on Netflix later this year.

Knives Out Sequel In The Works
After garnering both critical and commercial success, Lionsgate has apparently greenlit a sequel to Knives Out. Rian Johnson is reportedly back to helm the sequel, with a story centred on detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig). Knives Out impressed both critics and audiences with its murder mystery done very much in the style of Agatha Christie. The film is currently still garnering decent receipts in the box-office with USD130 million and counting in the U.S. with a worldwide yield currently nearing USD250 million.

Frozen II Officially The Highest Grossing Animated Movie
Disney has added another feather in its cap with Frozen II, which is now the highest grossing animated film of all-time. The sequel usurps the original 2013 film at top of the box-office charts with a yield of over USD1.32 billion at the global box-office.Frozen is still sitting pretty at number two on the list with USD1.28 billion with Incredibles 2 at number three at USD1.24 billion. No surprise that all three films are from Disney Studios as well.

The Last of the Mohicans TV Series
HBO Max is reportedly looking to kick-start a series based on The Last of the Mohicans. The series will be based on the novel penned by James Fenimore Cooper, which was set during the French-Indian war. The book was previously adapted into a big screen film in 1992, which was directed by Michael Mann with Daniel Day-Lewis in the lead. Director Cary Joji Fukunaga will co-write the script for the film with Nicole Kassell directing. HBO Max is due for launch in May 2020 in the U.S.

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