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News Briefs: Actresses Compete to Star As Domino in ‘Deadpool 2’

Masters of Sex

Deadpool 2: Ryan Reynolds will star in the sequel to Deadpool, but who will play the mercenary mutant Domino, touted for a key role? Reportedly, testing has begun, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane, above left), Lizzy Caplan (TV’s Masters of Sex, above right), Sienna Miller, Sofia Boutella, Stephanie Sigman, Sylvia Hoeks, Mackenzie Davis, Ruby Rose, Eve Hewson and Kelly Rohrbach are all on the list for consideration. The movie does not yet have a release date scheduled. [Collider]


Silence: Our first look at Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) in Martin Scorsese’s Silence reveals an intense young man. Driver portrays a Jesuit priest who searches for his missing mentor (Liam Neeson) in Japan during the 17th century. Andrew Garfield stars as another priest who accompanies Driver; the movie will open in theaters on December 23. [Slashfilm]

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

Sinbad: A new big-screen version of legendary hero Sinbad is on its way. The fictional sailor has been portrayed in dozens of versions over the years (including 1973’s The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, above); the screenplay for the new take will be written by Kyle Killen (TV’s Lone Star) and directed by Miguel Sapochnik (TV’s Game of Thrones). The new take is said to appeal to international audiences with “big visual set pieces” and a diverse cast of characters. [THR]

Boo! A Madea Halloween

Boo! A Madea Halloween: A new “retro” trailer for Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween imagines the horror-comedy as an ’80s fright flick. It opens wide in theaters on Friday. [Movieclips]

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