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Development: Charlie's Angels takes Wonder Woman 1984 release; Shea Whigham reveals his Joker role; more

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Oct 23, 2018

We've returned to bring you another round of development news. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let's begin.


Elizabeth Banks' Charlie's Angels reboot has been pushed back from Sept. 27, 2019, snagging Wonder Woman 1984's original release date of Nov. 1, 2019, Variety confirms. The latter is now set to open on June 5, 2020.

Directed, co-written, and produced by Banks, Charlie's Angels stars Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska as three women working for a global detective agency mainly run by female employees.

The cast also boasts Patrick Stewart, Sam Claflin, Djimon Hounsou, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Noah Centineo, and Jonathan Tucker.


Shea Whigham (First Man, Bad Times at the El Royale) has revealed who he'll be playing in Todd Phillips's Joker movie. Speaking to Collider, he said:

“I’ll say this, Bill Camp, from [HBO's] The Night Of, is one of our great actors. He’s finally getting his due. He and I play two cops from Gotham P.D., in 1981 when the city was tough. We’re investigating something that’s just happened, at the start of the piece. We’re trying to get to the bottom of it, and it leads to where it leads to."

Several photos and videos from the comic book film have leaked onto the Internet, showing off Joaquin Phoenix (Her) as the clown happy titular character. His co-stars include Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro, Marc Maron, and Brett Cullen.

"Todd Phillips has put this amazing script together. It’s the origin story. People haven’t seen how the Joker becomes the Joker, and oh, my God, man, it’s incredible. It really is," Whigham said.

Joker laughs into theaters on Oct. 4, 2019.


Next up, Deadline reports that Dermot Mulroney (Into the Dark) will star in a horror/thriller, Trick, from director Patrick Lussier (editor of the original Scream and writer on Terminator Genisys), who co-wrote the script with Todd Farmer (Drive Angry, My Bloody Valentine).

Trick is about an elusive serial killer, known as "Trick," committing gruesome murders in a small town. While most find them to be unrelated (they take place under different legal jurisdictions), Detective Mike Denver (played by Mulroney) knows better.


Lastly, Netflix has set a global release date of Nov. 30 for its docuseries Death by Magic, writes The Wrap.

Hosted by Drummond Money-Coutts, the U.K.-based magician also known as DMC, the show is about magicians that died while performing some of the most dangerous stunts and/or tricks in the field's history.

“Beyond the beautiful magic, history and danger of the show — creating Death by Magic has felt like a very personal eulogy to those magicians who gave their lives in the pursuit of the impossible. It has been the greatest privilege of my life to honor and celebrate those men through this series," Money-Coutts told The Wrap.


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