Movie News: 'Shazam!' Villain Touted


Green Lantern


Shazam!: Zach Levi has been confirmed to star in DC’s Shazam!, but every superhero needs a villain, so Mark Strong (above as a villain in Green Lantern) is in talks to join the cast as archenemy Doctor Sivana. Also, Grace Fulton is in negotiations to play a friend of Billy Batson, the young man who can transform into a superhero by uttering a single word. Fulton worked with director David F. Sandberg recently on the horror hit Annabelle: Creation. [The Wrap/Variety]


 


Song to Song


Foxy Trotter: Natalie Portman (Song to Song, above) will produce and voice a role in the animated movie Foxy Trotter. Director Chris Prynoski describes it as “a wild mix of Barbarella meets Sausage Party meets Easy Rider,” following a rock and roll photographer in the early 1970s who rides a motorcycle in search taking “the perfect rock photo.” [Variety]


 


Angie Tribeca


White Fang: Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca, above) and Nick Offerman, who starred together on TV’s Parks and Recreation, will voice the lead roles in the animated movie White Fang. It’s based on Jack Wild’s classic novel, which follows a wild wolfdog as it slowly becomes domesticated during a gold rush in the 1890s. [Deadline]


 


Murder on the Orient Express


Murder on the Orient Express TV Spot: Kenneth Branagh stars in and directs Murder on the Orient Express, featuring an all-star cast as international travelers who are all under suspicion for the crime of murder. A new TV spot showcases the stress of the snowbound situation. The mystery opens in theaters everywhere on November 10. [Movieclips]


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