News Briefs: Vera Farmiga Joins ‘Godzilla’ Sequel

The Conjuring 2

Godzilla: King of the Monsters: Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring 2, above) has joined the cast of Godzilla: King of the Monsters. She will portray the mother of a young character to be played by Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things); Kyle Chandler is already set to costar as the girl’s father. Michael Daugherty (Krampus) will direct the sequel, which is slated to open on March 22, 2019. [Variety]

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Gotham City Sirens: Director David Ayer (Suicide Squad) shared an image that instantly set Twitter aflame. The image is of Black Mask, a villainous character who’s appeared in DC comic books for years. Since Ayer is currently developing Gotham City Sirens, a spin-off that will revolve around Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), fans have speculated that Black Mask, a crime boss “fascinated with collecting masks,” may be the primary villain in the movie. [Twitter via THR]

Jaime King

How to Cook Your Daughter: Jaime King (above) will star in How to Cook Your Daughter. It’s based on a memoir by Jessica Hendra and Blake Morrison, in which Hendra relates her life as the daughter of an editor of humor publication National Lampoon; he allegedly abused her verbally and sexually for years. Jennifer Clary will direct. [Deadline]

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast Clip: A new clip from Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast features Josh Gad singing “Gaston,” which extols the supposed virtues of a vain hunter, played by Luke Evans. The movie will open in theaters on March 17. [Movieclips]