Movie News: Oscar Winner to Direct Channing Tatum’s ‘Gambit’

Pirates of the Caribbean

Gambit: Reportedly, Gore Verbinski is “making a deal” to direct Gambit. Based on the Marvel comic book character, the X-Men spin-off movie will star Channing Tatum as a super powered mutant from New Orleans named Remy LeBeau. Verbinski is known for directing three installments of the Pirates of the Caribbean series (above); he won an Academy Award for his animated movie Rango and most recently helmed A Cure for Wellness. [Deadline]

Name of Applicant: Newt Scamander, Profession or Occupation: Magizoologist.

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Fantastic Beasts 2: Our first official look at Fantastic Beasts and How to Find Them 2 reveals a Ministry of Magic permit file application for Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). The movie also stars Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Katherine Waterston, Zoe Kravitz and Ezra Miller; it’s slated for release on November 16, 2018. [Cinema Blend]

Bride of Frankenstein

Bride of Frankenstein: Previously set to open on February 14, 2019, Bride of Frankenstein has now been postponed. Bill Condon remains attached to direct the new version of James Whale’s 1935 classic (above). Angelina Jolie and Javier Bardem have been in talks to star but are not yet confirmed. [Deadline]

Roman J. Israel, ESQ

Roman J. Israel, ESQ Trailer: Denzel Washington stars as an idealistic defense attorney in the first trailer for Roman J. Israel, ESQ. His steadfast personal and professional principles are put to the test in the movie, which also stars Colin Farrell, Shelley Hennig and Carmen Ejogo. It opens in theaters on November 3. [Movieclips]