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November 14, 2017

Movie News: ‘Wonder Woman 2’ Moves Up Release Date; Big-Screen ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ on Its Way

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman 2: Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins (above) will reunite for Wonder Woman 2, which will now arrive a bit earlier than expected. Its release date has been moved from December 13 to November 1, 2019. Dave Callam (Doom, The Expendables) is working on the screenplay with Jenkins and producer Geoff Johns. [Deadline]

 

It

Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Anthology television series Are You Afraid of the Dark? aired on cable channel Nickelodeon for seven seasons in the 1990s, winning favor with both critics and viewers. Now Gary Dauberman, whose credits include the monster hit It (above), has been tapped to write a big-screen version. The original series featured a wide variety of scary stories told by teenagers who were members of a group they called The Midnight Society. [The Tracking Board]

 

The Greatest Showman

A White Lie: Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming; The Greatest Showman, above) will star in and produce A White Lie. Intended as a psychological thriller, it’s based on Karin Tanabe’s novel The Gilded Years, itself inspired by the true story of a light-skinned African-American woman who passed as white so she could attend an American college in the early 20th century. Reese Witherspoon is also serving as a producer; Monica Beletsky is writing the script. [Deadline]

 

James Franco, Dave Franco

The Disaster Artist TV Spot: James Franco stars in a new TV spot for The Disaster Artist. He plays Tommy Wiseau, who made The Room, widely acknowledged as one of the most beloved, if not very good, movies of all time. Dave Franco and Seth Rogen also star; The Disaster Artist will open in theaters on December 8. [Movieclips]

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