Scorsese’s ‘Macbeth’, Campbell is Ronnie in ‘Fargo’, Stiller Says No to Directing ‘Good Will Hunting’


Vivica A Fox Independence Day 2
Vivica A. Fox in Independence Day

Roadside Attractions has picked up U.S. distribution rights to Roland Emmerich‘s Stonewall, a drama set against the 1969 Stonewall Riots when the gay community rioted against a police raid that took place at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. The film stars Jeremy Irvine, Caleb Landry Jones, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Joey King. [Deadline]

Speaking of Emmerich, he revealed on Twitter that Vivica A. Fox, recent star of Sharknado 2: The Second One, would be reprising her role as Jasmine Dubrow, the stripper with a heart of gold, in Independence Day 2. Fox took to Twitter with her own response.

You want a Super Troopers sequel? Well, the Broken Lizard troupe is lining up Super Troopers 2, but they need your help via an IndieGoGo campaign looking for $2 million with $1.8 million raised as of this posting. 20th Century Fox is reportedly lined up to distribute.

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James Wan (Furious 7) talked about the MacGyver movie that never came to be saying it would have been a cross between North by Northwest and Enemy of the State. “In the context of the story he gets blamed for something that he had designed, something really big that’s something everyone wanted,” Wan said. “Now someone has weaponized it and everyone’s coming after him. He’s running for his life and he’s trying to clear his name, not quite unlike the structure of Enemy of the State. So imagine Enemy of the State, if Will Smith had the brains of MacGyver.” [Crave]

Kevin Smith reveals Jason Lee will return for Mallrats 2. [Kevin Smith]

Ben Stiller turned down an offer to direct Good Will Hunting. “I remember my agent sent me the script for Good Will Hunting to direct, and I was like, ‘Who are these guys, [Ben Affleck and Matt Damon]? And why are they attached to this project? No, thank you!'” [Vulture]

Paramount is moving forward with a Substitute Teacher movie based on the “Key and Peele” sketch with Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele to star. [Deadline]

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Bruce Campbell will play Ronald Reagan in one episode of the second season of “Fargo” on FX. [TV Line]

Martin Scorsese might direct an adaptation of Kenneth Branagh‘s recent stage adaptation of Macbeth. I’m not sure we need that with Justin Kurzel‘s Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard coming later this year. [The Daily Mail]

Daniel Espinosa (Child 44) is in talks to direct Morningstar at Warner Bros. The pic is described as being “in the tradition of a Cold War thriller.” [The Wrap]