SCREENWRITER HIRED
Production wrapped on Friday in Savannah, Ga., on the thriller "The Poison Rose," starring John Travolta, Morgan Freeman, Brendan Fraser, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Robert Patrick, and Ella Bleu Travolta.
"The story is his to own and bring to life in a way that only he can." "There is no one better suited or better equipped than Mark Rylance for a role as complex as that of the magistrate in waiting for the barbarians," said Iervolino.
“Artemis” follows a woman named Jazz, a directionless twentysomething constrained by her small town, the titular Artemis — the only city on Moon. But she then finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself. With debts to pay and a salary that barely covers the rent, she can’t say no when a life-changing opportunity drops in her lap.
Mark Rylance has been cast in the independent feature "Waiting for the Barbarians," with principal photography slated to begin this fall in Europe and North America.
Millennium Media is handling international sales.” />
Producers are Andrea Iervolino and his Ambi Media Group partner Monika Bacardi, as well as Richard Salvatore, Jeff Elliott, Oscar Generale, and David Ornston. Producers are TaTaTu and Iervolino Entertainment. George Gallo is directing.
Variety first reported on July 3 that Andrea Iervolino’s blockchain-based social entertainment platform TaTaTu is backing the feature film adaptation of J.M. Rylance will portray a servant in a story set in a tiny frontier town, doing his best to ignore an inevitable war with the so-called "barbarians." After he witnesses the cruel and unjust treatment of prisoners of war, he reconsiders his role and carries out an act of rebellion. Coetzee’s novel.
PRODUCTION WRAPS
Salvatore co-wrote the adapted screenplay with Gallo. Travolta stars as an ex-football star-turned-private inviestigator who has a soft spot for a lady in distress. The movie is based on Richard Salvatore’s novel of the same name. He takes on a routine missing person’s case and discovers his long lost daughter.
In today's film news roundup, "Artemis" get a screenwriter, Mark Rylance comes on board "Waiting for the Barbarians" and John Travolta's "The Poison Rose" wraps.
Robertson-Dworet's recent credits include Marvel’s upcoming "Captain Marvel" and the MGM reboot of "Tomb Raider." She is also working on Sony's "Spider-Man" spinoff "Silver & Black." She is represented by WME, Clifford Murray at Management 360, and Dan Fox at Hansen Jacobson. The news was first reported by Deadline.
CASTING
Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing. Steve Asbell is overseeing the movie for the studio. Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood are producing "Artemis," the follow-up novel by “The Martian” author.
Fox and New Regency have hired Geneva Robertson-Dworet to adapt its movie version of Andy Weir's science-fiction novel "Artemis."
The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter. Alongside TaTaTu, the movie is being produced by Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Media Group, as well as Michael Fitzgerald and Olga Segura.

Ford will next be part of the voice cast for "Secret Life of Pets 2."
Insiders stress that both Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford remain committed to revisiting the beloved franchise about the globe-trotting archaeologist. The Oscar-winning director is in pre-production on a remake of "West Side Story" and is also toying with making "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara," a historical drama with Mark Rylance. Spielberg, however, has a full dance card of projects in development and it's possible one of them will slide in front of the "Indiana Jones" sequel.
The studio has yet to officially pull "Indiana Jones 5" from the release calendar or announce a new date.” /> Disney, the studio that's releasing the fifth Indiana Jones movie, declined to comment.
At one point, the fifth Indiana Jones was supposed to hit theaters in 2019. Collider reported on Thursday that Jonathan Kasdan, son of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" scribe Lawrence Kasdan, has been enlisted to deliver a new draft. Part of the issue is that the key members of the creative team have yet to sign off on a finished script. A deal has yet to close to bring the writer on board, but it looks as though he will soon join the project. David Koepp ("Jurassic Park") took the first pass at the script.
Filming was supposed to begin in April of 2019 in the United Kingdom, but sources close to the production say that shooting will no longer start next spring and will have to be pushed back by months, if not a year. The fifth film in the adventure series will miss its original release date, Variety has learned. Potential crew members have already been informed of the delay.
Indiana Jones will not be riding back into theaters on July 10, 2020.

Overall Broadway sales picked up 12% after the declines of the previous week, with the cumulative tally stepping up to $29.4 million for 20 shows. Attendance climbed by almost 20,000 to 243,913 — all of which is pretty good for a frame that saw a midweek snowstorm hit the New York area.
"Frozen" ($1,453,464 for seven) nudged ahead of its four-year-old sibling "Aladdin" ($1,262,335) and landed a few slots behind "The Lion King" ($1,774,590), consistently one of the highest-grossing titles on the boards. With attendance at near-capacity, the show's average price paid per ticket was a relatively sane $125 — which doesn't seem an astronomically number on a Broadway landscape where big hits can command the $500 average of "Springsteen on Broadway" ($2,396,015 for five) or the almost-$300 of "Hamilton" ($3,149,330).
Among other musicals that opened this season, "The Band's Visit" ($802,836) looks to be slowing a bit as the competitive spring season gets underway, but it's still doing plenty well for a comparatively small-scale musical with a lot of critical love behind it. The new revival of "Carousel" ($865,507 for seven), meanwhile, looked solid, with a healthy base of interest to build on, as "Escape to Margaritaville" ($625,317) seemed on the soft side but can hope for a publicity boost from its opening night later this week.
Among other previewing shows, the revival of "Angels in America" ($994,785 for seven previews) came within spitting distance of $1 million, making it the top-selling non-musical now running, ahead of Mark Rylance headliner "Farinelli and the King" ($649,192). Like "Angels," the play "Three Tall Women" ($497,066 for seven) — featuring Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf — is also ramping up for an opening later this month, as is Chris Evans outing "Lobby Hero" ($372,855).
The next musical to watch out for: "Mean Girls," which begins previews tonight and, to judge from the buzz alone, has the potential to be one of the biggest attention-getters of the spring.” />
This week it's got three — thanks to "Frozen," the adaptation of the animated smash that landed at No. Disney has long had two titles that show up regularly in the Top 10 of the Broadway box office. 6 on the chart with a week of just seven previews.