In today’s film news roundup, Team Story Kevin Hart is in talks to direct “Night Wolf,” Michael Moore called this year’s Travers City Film Festival, and the Israel Film Center Festival in New York went virtual.
STX Films is in final talks with director-producer Tim Story’s Kevin Hart to reunite in the superhero comedy “Night Wolf”.
Start Heart collaborated on two “Ride Island” movies and two “Thaic Like of Man” titles. Hart came on the “Night Wolf” project last year and will be starring and producing through his Heartbeat production.
The “Night Wolf”, written by “Detective Pikachu” screenwriters Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit, first met Hart’s character with his future father-in-law, only to discover that he was secretly a superhero known as the Night Wolf.
Should the deal be done, the story will be directed and produced by his production company, The Story Company. Sharla Sampter will produce Bridget Executive. Story has directed nine major studio feature films, including “Ride Island” and “Think Like a Man”, “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” “Fantastic Four,” “Napshop” and the upcoming “Tom and Jerry”. There are pictures for Warner Bros. that will debut in 2021.
Hart starred with Brian Cranston in “The Opside”, which grossed more than িয়ন 100 million domestically for STX last year. The story is retold by UTA and Jeffrey Brittenham. Hart is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment, UTA and Shrek Rose Dapello Adams Berlin Dunham. The news was first announced by Deadline Hollywood.
Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival will postpone its 16th annual gathering until next year due to warnings surrounding the coronavirus epidemic. Next year’s festival will be held on July 27-August. 1, 2021.
The festival’s year-round theaters – the State Theater and the Bay of Plenty – were closed on March 16 by order of Governor Gretchen Whitmer, along with all other theaters in Michigan, who did not specify when the theaters would reopen.
“We know that the Travers City community loves movies and we are determined to withdraw the films after the order is withdrawn and our own local health authorities consider it safe,” said Moore, founder and president of TCFF. “We want to reassure our community that we will work with medical professionals to reopen our theaters and take all necessary safety and sanitation measures to restructure our ticket and adapt to social distance protocols. First and foremost, we will work together to protect our community. “
The festival is keeping some virtual activities alive. Film fans will be able to purchase exclusive streaming rentals with some TCFF 2019 titles through the state and Bijo websites, where a portion of the proceeds go to the theaters.
The Israel Film Center Festival has announced that its eighth edition will be a fully virtual experience running June 7-10 this year.
Marilyn Mearson GCC Manhattan will present the festival online. Films will be available 24 hours after their initial screening period and will include Q&A with filmmakers and talent. Tickets cost 8 per screening.
The opening night of the festival will feature the New York premiere of Gur Bentwich’s comedy “Peaches and Cream,” where a neurotic film director feels a breakdown on the night his new film is released.
The lineup includes Alan Gud Ari’s joke, “Mossad” where a technology billionaire was hijacked, creating an international spy competition between the Mossad and the CIA; Boaz Armani’s comedy “The Electrifiers”; Aries Tedmore’s “The Art of Waiting”; Iron Shani’s play “Chained”; “There are no lions in Tel Aviv” documentary; Four episodes of the documentary “Dayan: First Family”; And Danny Menkin’s documentary “Lazy.”