Movie News: Nicole Kidman to Star in Police Thriller ‘Destroyer’

The Beguiled

Destroyer: Nicole Kidman is on a hot streak of late, with lead roles in HBO’s Big Little Lies and Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled (above), among others. She aims to continue that streak by teaming with director Karyn Kusama (The Invitation) on Destroyer. Kidman will star as a Los Angeles police detective who must overcome her own personal demons to bring down the leader of a cult-like gang that ensnared her a young undercover cop. [Variety]

Tom Hardy and Kelly Marcel

Venom: Reportedly, Kelly Marcel (Fifty Shades of Grey) is writing the latest draft of the screenplay for Venom, which aims to start production before the end of the month. The actress turned writer (pictured above with Venom star Tom Hardy in 2015) also shared in creating the sci-fi TV show Terra Nova and the comedy-drama Saving Mr. Banks, so it sounds like she’s been brought aboard to fine-tune the script rather than overhaul it. [Twitter via Comic Book]

Fate of the Furious

Fast and Furious 9: The ninth installment in the venerable Fast and Furious franchise has secured a new theatrical release date: April 10, 2020. We’re still waiting to hear who will direct the action movie, which is expected to once again star the core ensemble, including Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez (above in Fate of the Furious). [Deadline]


Newness Trailer: Nicholas Hoult and Laia Costa star in the first trailer for Newness, a modern romance about two people who find each other through a dating app and then struggle to make sense of their relationship in confusing times. Drake Doremus, who worked with Hoult on Equals, directs. A release date has not yet been announced. [Movieclips]