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Casting: Mendelssohn to Villains, Fox to Lawyers

Image Marvel Studio pleases fans not only with fantastic projects, but also with the actors involved in them. Ben Mendelssohn has been cast as the villain in Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Following the success of DC's Wonder Woman, the creators have high hopes for the MCU's first film about a female heroine. Samuel L. Jackson has previously confirmed that he will return to the role of the head of SHIELD, Nick Fury.

In the center of the plot - Air Force pilot Carol Danvers (Larson), who received superpowers after meeting with an alien. It is still unknown what role Mendelssohn will play, but at the Comic-Con festival in San Diego, the head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, said that the Skrulls would become the main villains of the film. The fictional race, able to change the size, shape and color of its own body, has repeatedly caused problems for superheroes both on Earth and in outer space, and since March 7, 2019, Captain Marvel will also have to fight them on large screens.


Meanwhile, Jamie Foxx will join Anthony Mackie in a new biopic written by David McMillan. The drama will acquaint the viewer with the life story of lawyer Johnny Cochran, known primarily in the case of O. Jay Simpson. In the story, football player Ron Settles is found dead in a cell at the police station in Signal Hill, and Cochran becomes the lawyer of the victim's family. The lawsuit is not only getting publicized, but it is also becoming the main reason why police are using video cameras in police stations. Jamie Foxx got the role of Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt - the leader of the Black Panthers party, who sat down for murder in the late 60s and chose Cochran as his lawyer. Released from prison after twenty-seven years in prison, Pratt received $ 4.5 million in compensation in 1998 through his lawyer. Taylor Hackford plans to start filming next January. The director has already collaborated with Fox in the film "Ray", for the leading role in which the actor received an Oscar, and Hackford received two nominations from the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts.


Spouses Aaron Taylor-Johnson ("Avengers: Age of Ultron") and Sam Taylor-Johnson ("Fifty Shades of Gray") will work together to adapt James Frey's autobiography A Million Little Pieces. The film was originally featured in Warner Bros. and had to tell the real story of a young alcoholic and drug addict trying to cope with addiction. However, after the scandal-exposing of the memoirs, during which it became clear that the events of the book never really happened, the project was sent to the shelf, and the work was recognized as a half-fictional novel. The film company CAA decided to donate a second life to the film.

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Author: Jake Pinkman