Movies and TV shows in the works
Amy Schumer has signed on to play the title role in Barbie. The live-action movie, set to put a feminist spin on the iconic Mattel doll, will send the actor to the perfect land of Barbies, where she’ll learn the importance of being herself.
John Wick co-director Chad Stahelski is remaking ’80s cult favourite Highlander. Previous directors attached to the project, in the pipeline since 2008, include Justin Lin, Cedric Nicolastroyan and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.
Jodie Foster has joined Iron Man 3 cowriter Drew Pearce’s directorial debut, Hotel Artemis. The film is a thriller set in a distinctive crime universe in the near future, and Foster will play a mysterious character known as ‘The Nurse’.
Damian Lewis has joined the new Ocean’s Eleven spin-off, Ocean’s Eight. The actor will play the mark for a gang of female robbers that includes Sandra Bullock, Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett and Rihanna.