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Movie News: Harry Dean Stanton Passes Away at 91

Alien

Harry Dean Stanton: Known for a rich variety of roles [Movieclips] in a busy career that stretched back to 1954, Harry Dean Stanton has passed away. He was 91. He first gained wide attention for a supporting role in Cool Hand Luke, becoming a notable presence later for his turns in Alien (above), Escape From New York, Christine, Repo Man, Paris, Texas, Pretty in Pink and this year’s Twin Peaks. He stars in Lucky, which opens in theaters on September 29. [Variety]

The Crown

The Girl in the Spider’s Web: Claire Foy (TV’s The Crown, above) will star as computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider’s Web. The character has previously been played by Noomi Rapace and Rooney Mara. The new movie is based on a novel by David Lagercrantz; Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe) will direct. It’s set for release on October 19, 2019. [THR]

Molly's Game

Painkiller Jane: Christine Boylan (TV’s Once Upon a Time) will write a big-screen version of Painkiller Jane. Jessica Chastain (Molly’s Game, above) is attached to star in and produce the movie, based on a comic book series by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada about a former police officer who develops abilities that make her an indestructible force for vengeance. [Deadline]

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Trailer: In the final trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Julianne Moore and Channing Tatum are featured as a villain and an American ally, respectively, as British secret agents travel to the United States to seek justice after their headquarters is destroyed. Taron Egerton, Mark Strong and Halle Berry also star; the movie opens on September 22. [Movieclips]

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