GIRLS ON FILM NEWS ROUNDUP: November 4 – November 10

The purpose of this weekly news roundup is to highlight and celebrate films/TV from and about women. The news collected in this week’s roundup was announced between November 4 to November 10. As there is an abundance of news, some stories may slip through the cracks. In the event of this happening, please reply below with any news or release information about films/TV made or about women that should be shared.

Okay ladies, now let’s get in formation!

Women Behind The Camera

Margot Robbie (Birds of Prey) and Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey) team up to launch a female-driven action movie writing program. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Sandra Bullock (Bird Box) to produce and star in the movie adaptation of ITV miniseries Unforgiven. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Lucia Puenzo (The German Doctor) will direct Jessica Chastain (355) in the movie adaptation of Ashley Ream’s novel Losing Clementine. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Paramount buys Krystin Ver Linden’s scripted Robert Johnson biopic Love in Vain. Source: Deadline

Kay Cannon (Blockers) to direct a biopic about Chicago improv gurus Charna Halpern and Del Close. Source: Deadline

Nahnatchka Khan (Always Be My Maybe) to write and direct cruise performer comedy Showboat. Source: Deadline

J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts 3 moving forward at Warner Bros. Jessica Williams’ Lally to play a central role in the sequel. Source: Deadline

Haifaa Al-Mansour (The Perfect Candidate) to direct Stephanie Shirley biopic Let It Go. Source: Deadline

Casting News

Inanna Sarkis (After) joins Suki Waterhouse in mystery horror film Seance. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Sadie Sink (Stranger Things) will lead coming-of-age drama Dear Zoe. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Aubrey Plaza (Child’s Play) cast opposite Michael Caine in Lina Roessler’s feature debut Best Sellers. Source: Deadline

Josephine Langford (After) joins the cast of Amy Poehler’s next directorial feature Moxie. Source: Deadline

Andrea Riseborough (Mandy) set to lead supernatural thriller Geechee. Source: Deadline

Crystal Reed (Swamp Thing) to star in Emerson Moore’s thriller Escape The Field. Source: Deadline

Chloe Bailey (Grown-ish) and Ryan Simpkins (Fear Street) to star in Joshua John Miller’s and M.A. Fortin’s (Final Girls) supernatural thriller The Georgetown Project. Source: Deadline

TV News

Jessica Gao (Rick and Morty) has been tapped to develop and lead the writing team for She-Hulk from Marvel and Disney+. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Queen Sugar‘s Ava DuVernay and Kat Chandler developing Texas-set labour drama for TNT. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Mary-Louise Parker to star in and executive produce potential follow-up series to Weeds. Source: Variety

Georgia King to write and star in a new half-hour romantic comedy series from Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video. Source: Deadline

D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place) to star in A League of Their Own series from Amazon. Source: Variety

Merle Dandridge (Greenleaf) joins Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) in HBO Max’s thriller drama The Flight Attendant. Source: Deadline

The CW buys friends comedy from Hannah Marks, Corinne Brinkerhoff, and Ben Stiller. Source: Deadline

New Releases

*releases may vary depending on region*

In theatres:

  • Last Christmas written by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings
  • The Kingmaker (Documentary) directed by Lauren Greenfield (Limited release in NY and LA)
  • Mickey and the Bear written and directed by Annabelle Attanasio (November 13 in NY; November 22 in LA; Wide Release on November 29)
  • Good Girls Get High directed by Laura Terruso and co-written by Terruso and Jennifer Nashorn Blakenship (Limited release/DirectTV)
  • Honey Boy directed by Alma Har’el
  • Harriet written and directed by Kasi Lemmons
  • Tales From the Lodge written and directed by Abigail Blackmore (Limited release in the UK)
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil written by Linda Woolverton
  • The Elephant Queen (Documentary) co-directed by Victoria Stone and Mark Deeble (Limited release)
  • Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace (Documentary) written and directed by April Wright (Limited release)

Streaming:

  • Let It Snow written by Victoria Strouse (Netflix)
  • Dublin Murders created by Sarah Phelps (Starz)
  • Dickinson created by Alena Smith (Apple TV+)
  • Hache created Verónica Fernández (Netflix)
  • Jenny Slate: Stage Fright directed by Gillian Robespierre and written by Jenny Slate (Netflix)
  • Sid & Judy (Documentary) written by Claire Didier (Showtime) 

VOD/Home Video:

  • The Weekend written and directed by Stella Meghie
  • Paradise Hills directed by Alice Waddington
  • The Farewell written and directed by Lulu Wang
  • Wonder Woman: Bloodlines written by Mairghread Scott
  • Satanic Panic directed by Chelsea Stardust
  • The Kitchen written and directed by Andrea Berloff
  • Blue directed by Gabriela Ledesma; written by Ledesma and Callie Schuttera
  • Angel of Mine directed by Kim Farrant
  • Miss Virginia written by Erin O’Connor
  • Greener Grass written and directed by Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe
  • Netizens (Documentary) written and directed by Cynthia Lowen

Update

Gunpowder & Sky acquired the U.S. rights to Neasa Hardiman’s sci-fi thriller Sea Fever. Source: Deadline

Film Bridge Intl. to handle international sales for Tanya Wexler’s Buffaloed. Source: Variety

IFC Films buys the North American rights to Coky Giedroyć’s (Harlots) How to Build a Girl. Source: Deadline

Strand Releasing acquires the U.S. rights to Maryam Touzani’s drama Adam. Source: Variety

Trailer of the Week

First trailer for Stella Meghie’s The Photograph

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