News Briefs: New Star Nabbed for ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Cliff Curtis

Avatar: Cliff Curtis (above), star of TV’s Fear the Walking Dead, has nabbed a lead role in all four sequels to James Cameron’s Avatar. He’ll play the leader of a clan of reef people. Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver will be reprising their roles from the original. Production is now expected to begin next year, with the first of the sequels scheduled to arrive in 2020. [New Zealand Herald]

johnny Depp

Richard Says Goodbye: Johnny Depp will star in Richard Says Goodbye. The comic drama will follow a college professor who decides to change his life, trying every vice possible and taking pleasure from insulting people. Wayne Roberts (Katie Says Goodbye) wrote the original screenplay and will direct. [Deadline]


Ana: Dafne Keen (Logan, above) will play the titular role in Ana opposite Luis Guzman. They will play two people who meet by chance and then set off on a road trip together, trying to save Guzman’s character from bankruptcy. [Deadline]

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D Trailer: James Cameron’s modern sci-fi classic Terminator 2: Judgment Day is returning to theaters for a limited engagement in 3D, as a new trailer proclaims. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong and Robert Patrick star. It’s slated for release on August 25. [Movieclips]