Movies and TV shows in the works
1 13th’s Ava Duvernay has a new Netflix project incoming. The A Wrinkle In Time and Selma director is focusing on the Central Park Five — teens wrongly accused of a gang rape in 1989 — in a five-parter featuring each man in turn.
2 Quentin Tarantino’s next project will tackle the 1969 Manson Family murders. Manson and his followers brutally murdered Sharon Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski, in Los Angeles. The shoot is planned for 2018.
3 Mike Leigh’s new historical drama Peterloo has recruited Silk star Maxine Peake. Leigh’s 21st feature film tells the story of Manchester’s Peterloo Massacre in 1819, when British cavalry charged 60,000 protestors.
4 Joe Pesci is reuniting with Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro for The Irishman. Pesci will play Philadelphia Mob boss Russell Bufalino. Fellow Scorsese veteran Harvey Keitel has also signed up.