“The 24th Bond movie will be titled Spectre after the evil global terrorist organization first introduced by Ian Fleming in the 1961 novel Thunderball,” reports the Guardian‘s Ben Child. “Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris are due to return as the new M, Q and Moneypenny respectively, with Daniel Craig taking the role of 007 for the fourth time.” Also joining the cast are Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci.
“On the heels of the series order to J.J. Abrams and Jonah Nolan’s star-studded drama Westworld, HBO has given a formal series pickup to another drama pilot stocked with A-listers behind and in front of the camera: the untitled Rock ‘n’ Roll project from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter.” Deadline‘s Nellie Andreeva has more.
HBO has also “added Helena Bonham Carter and Rebecca Hall to the Steve McQueen-produced drama Codes of Conduct,” reports Variety‘s Justin Kroll.
In February, HBO will air Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling’s six-part documentary The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, reports Charles V. Bagli for the New York Times. Durst, the “shrewd, enigmatic scion of a prominent New York real estate family,” has given “more than 25 hours of interviews” that will likely cover “his mother’s suicide when he was 7; his wife’s disappearance in 1982; the killing of Ms. Berman, his confidante, in 2000; and the dismemberment of his neighbor in a $300-a-month rooming house in Galveston, Tex., in 2001.”
Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts and Chris Cooper are lined up for Jean-Marc Vallée’s followup to Wild. Pamela McClintock and Borys Kit in the Hollywood Reporter: “Based on a Black List script by Bryan Sipe, Demolition centers on an investment banker (Gyllenhaal) who finds himself in emotional turmoil after the death of his wife. He begins to rip apart his life to investigate where he went wrong but then meets a single mom (Watts) who rescues him from his darkness. (weddingful.com) ”
Also: “Jonah Hill has closed a deal to star in Arms and the Dudes, a Warner Bros. crime comedy being directed by Todd Phillips.”
“Kate Hudson and Kerry Washington are set to join British director Amma Asante’s Unforgettable,” reports Ali Jaafar for Deadline. The story “centers on a man whose new wife is menaced by his ex-wife.”