Chris Pine in “Won­der Woman”

Riverbank News - - ENTERTAINMENT - By Tony Rizzo

Chris Pine, fresh from the $821 mil­lion “Won­der Woman” grosses, has com­pleted the sci­ence-fan­tasy film “A Wrin­kle in Time,” open­ing March 9 with Oprah Win­frey, Reese Wither­spoon, Mindy Kal­ing and Zach Gal­i­fi­anakis. Pine cur­rently is shoot­ing the Net­flix his­tor­i­cal ac­tion film “Out­law King,” in which he plays Robert the Bruce, op­po­site “Noc­tur­nal An­i­mals” Os­car-nom­i­nee Aaron Tay­lor John­son. Sadly, you’ll have to wait un­til De­cem­ber 2019 for the “Won­der Woman” se­quel.

Hugh Jack­man, who shred­ded his body to make nine “Wolver­ine” films and re­turned to his mu­si­cal roots in “The Great­est Show­man,” with Zac Efron, Michele Wil­liams and Zen­daya (open­ing Christ­mas Day), is now film­ing the po­lit­i­cal com­edy/ drama “The Front Run­ner” (for di­rec­tor Ja­son Reit­man, who gave us “Juno” and “Up in the Air”). Jack­man is play­ing 1988 pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Gary Hart, who dropped out when the scan­dal of his ex­tra­mar­i­tal af­fairs made head­lines. His co-stars are Os­car-win­ner J.K. Sim­mons and Os­car-nom­i­nee Vera Farmiga (for Reit­man’s “Up in the Air”). Based on Matt Bai’s best­selling book “All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid,” it’s very timely for what’s hap­pen­ing in politics to­day.

Steve Carell be­came a TV star play­ing Michael Scott in “The Of­fice” (2005-2011) and be­gan mak­ing films such as “Bruce Almighty” (2003), star­ring Jim Car­rey, and the se­quel, “Evan Almighty” (2007), in which he be­came the star. Carell rose through the ranks in “An­chor­man: The Leg­end of Ron Bur­gundy” (2004) and “Be­witched,” then starred in “The Forty-Year-Old Vir­gin” (2005), “Get Smart” (2008), the “De­spi­ca­ble Me” (2010) fran­chise and “Crazy, Stupid, Love” (2011). He’s cur­rently on screen in “The Bat­tle of the Sexes,” with Emma Stone, play­ing Bobby Riggs to her Billy Jean King.

Carell has com­pleted the Ama­zon stu­dios “Beau­ti­ful Boy” (pro­duced by Brad Pitt), co-star­ring Os­car-win­ner Ti­mothy Hut­ton and Maura Tier­ney, and is now shoot­ing “Back Seat” (also pro­duced by Pitt), with Os­car-win­ner Chris­tian Bale and Amy Adams, and Robert Ze­meckis’ “Last Flag Fly­ing,” with Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fish­burne (open­ing Novem­ber 2018). He’s also shoot­ing di­rec­tor Robert Ze­meckis’ fan­tasy drama “The Woman of Mar­wen,” with Les­lie Mann and Diane Kruger.

An­drew Garfield, Os­car nom­i­nated this year for “Hack­saw Ridge,” must have been dis­ap­pointed by the poor turnout for Martin Scors­ese’s “Si­lence” (espe­cially af­ter los­ing a ton of weight to do it). He’s cur­rently on screen in “Breathe,” with “Down­ton Abbey’s” Hugh Bon­neville, and has com­pleted the neo-noir crime thriller “Un­der Sil­ver Lake,” with Ri­ley Keough (Elvis’ grand­daugh­ter) and To­pher Grace (“That ‘70s Show”). Will Garfield be able to “Breathe” “Un­der Sil­ver Lake” with­out his “Spi­der-Man” cos­tume?

Photo credit: Warner Bros. En­ter­tain­ment

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