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Movie News: Michael B. Jordan to Star in ‘A Bittersweet Life’

Creed

A Bittersweet Life: Michael B. Jordan (Creed, above) will star in A Bittersweet Life. It’s a remake of a Korean action thriller about a gangster whose loyalties are tested when he is ordered to kill a woman he’s fallen for. Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 2; Kung Fu Panda 3) will direct. [Deadline]

Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard: Glenn Close is in “advanced talks” to star in a big-screen musical version of Sunset Boulevard. Close originated the role on stage in 1994 and recently starred again in a revival of the musical (above). It’s inspired by Billy Wilder’s 1950 classic drama about a faded silent film star who develops a strange relationship with a young screenwriter. [The Wrap]

Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots: Our first look at Saoirse Ronan in Mary, Queen of Scots (above; photograph by John Mathieson) reveals her in royal attire. The story follows the turbulent life of the young titular character; Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, David Tennant and Guy Pearce also star. The movie just began production under the direction of Josie Rourke. [Focus Features]

American Assassin

American Assassin Trailer: Dylan O’Brien stars as a counterrorism agent in an action-packed new trailer for American Assassin. Michael Keaton also stars as his mentor; the movie will open in theaters on September 15. [Movieclips]

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