MONDAY MOVIE NEWS

FAMILIAR FACES (AND VOICES)

Some recognizable stars are taking their talents to new places with new roles in upcoming blockbusters.

WILL SMITH WILL PLAY THE LEAD ROLE IN KING RICHARD

The Fresh Prince is holding court and serving up knowledge in a forthcoming sports biopic. Will Smith will portray Richard Williams, the father and coach of tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams.

GINA RODRIGUEZ AND WILL FORTE JOIN NEW SCOOBY-DOO MOVIE

Ruh-roh! Scooby Doo, Shaggy, and the entire Mystery, Inc. crew are sleuthing onto the big screen for an all-new animated adventure, with voices by Gina Rodriguez and Will Forte now confirmed.

FRANK GRILLO JOINS HITMAN’S BODYGUARD SEQUEL

Frank Grillo is taking a break from Marvel villainy to portray an Interpol agent in the upcoming sequel to 2017’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard. He’ll join the original globe-trotting cast of characters including Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson.

STEPHEN LANG JOINS NEW HORROR FILM

Stephen Lang is taking on some mutants with attitude in V.F.W., a new Fangoria-produced action-horror romp. The Avatar actor will portray a Vietnam veteran attempting to defend his local Veterans of Foreign War post.