TELLURIDE FESTIVAL SETS PREMIERES: The Telluride Film Festival will be enjoy a star-studded roster of premieres as award hopefuls including Robert Redford, Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy and Ryan Gosling head to the Rockies for the 45th edition of the Labor Day weekend fest, that has increasingly become a launching pad for Oscars season. Telluride has finally shared its slate of films, including Roma from the Oscar-winning Alfonso Cuaron, The Favourite, with Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman, Redford’s The Old Man and the Gun (starring Casey Affleck), Melissa McCarthy’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? and McConaughey’s White Boy Rick, amid many others.
CHRIS HEMSWORTH SIGNS ON FOR DHAKA: Marvel multi-tasking producers Joe and Anthony Russo are jumping from superheroes to a hostage extraction drama starring Chris Hemsworth. Dubbed Dhaka, the feature will be shot in India and Thailand and will land on Netflix. Sam Hargrave will direct. Joe Russo wrote the script.
GOT PRODUCER ADAPTING THE SWARM: Game of Thrones exec producer Frank Doelger is set to adapt the environmental sci-fi thriller novel The Swarm in a TV drama under his production company Intaglio Films. The Swarm is an environmental thriller in which unnatural behavior in marine animals begins to create upheaval around the globe. Production will begin in 2019.
DC COMICS ANNOUNCES LAUNCH FOR STREAMING SERVICE: DC Comics will launch its streaming service on September 15th. It will launch on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV, plus web browsers. Its first original show, Titans, will bow October 12th. DC is also toiling away on Swamp Thing and Doom patrol projects with Warner Bros. TV.