FD News: Tarantino eyes ‘Star Trek’; Oliver grills Hoffman; Lively halts production
Make it so; Quentin Tarantino and J.J. Abrams to team up on Star Trek flick?
Quentin Tarantino is planning to boldly go where no man has gone before – well, not quite. The iconic director has dreamed up an idea for a Star Trek movie, having shared his vision with J.J. Abrams. The two Hollywood heavyweights are planning to assemble a writers room to develop the film at Paramount. Heck, who among us saw that coming?
It’ll be interesting to see if the flick comes together. Tarantino is currently tied to Sony, who swooped in to snag his forthcoming Charles Manson infused 1969 ensemble film, due for release in 2019, following the near-collapse of The Weinstein Company. But could the stars align? It’s possible.
The Death of Hoffman? John Oliver calls Hoffman out over allegations
At a 20th anniversary panel and screening of political-comedy flick Wag the Dog, journalist and Last Week Tonight host John Oliver pushed Dustin Hoffman to discuss the recent sexual harassment allegations levied against him by Anna Graham Hunter.
Hoffman had some very some choice words about the incident, alleged to have taken place when Hunter was a production assistant intern on Death of a Salesman. In response to Oliver’s prodding, Hoffman stated that he’d made an “incredible assumption” about him, before later adding “You weren’t there”. Oliver’s rebuttal? “I’m happy [I wasn’t]”.
Blake Lively injured on set of The Rhythm Section; production halted
Production on upcoming spy thriller The Rhythm Section has been temporarily halted, after actress Blake Lively (The Age of Adaline) sustained an injury to her hand during an intense action sequence. The pic, filming in Dublin with The Handmaid’s Tale director Reed Morano in the driving seat, is due to “resume as soon as possible” confirmed Paramount and James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.