News Bites: See the Bubbly First Image from Pixar's 'Lava'

Lava

Lava: The first image from Pixar's Lava has been released, revealing a very happy anthropomorphic volcano named Uku. The short film is described as a "musical love story," so we can guess why Uku is smiling. It will debut on the festival circuit next month and then will play in front of Pixar's animated feature Inside/Out when it opens in cinemas on June 19, 2015. [Collider]

 

Stronger

Stronger: The story of a man who lost both legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing will be brought to the big screen. The movie will be based on the book Stronger, which explains how Jeff Bauman (above) helped identify the bomber and adjusted to life after the tragedy. Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman will serve as producers; their credits include The Fighter, inspired by the real-life story of a Boston boxer. [Variety]

 

Coronado High

Coronado High: Another movie based on real life is moving forward, but its subject and tone are quite different. George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing Coronado High, based on an article by Joshuah Bearman (Argo) about a California "hippie teacher" in the late 1960s who collaborated with high school students to smuggle drugs from Mexico via surfboards and built a sprawling criminal enterprise. Debora Cahn ("Grey's Anatomy") has been hired to write the script. [The Hollywood Reporter]

 

The Congress

The Congress Clip: Robin Wright stars in The Congress as an aging actress who gets an offer to sell all the rights to her screen image to a corporation, which can then use it to create new performances. In a new clip, her agent (Harvey Keitel) makes the case to Wright and her children. The movie will open in select theaters on August 29. [Movies Coming Soon]

 

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