News Briefs: Tyler ('Teen Wolf') Hoechlin Joins 'Fifty Shades Darker'; Sam Raimi Plans 'World War 3'

Tyler Hoechlin

Fifty Shades Darker: Tyler Hoechlin (TV's Teen Wolf) has joined the cast of Fifty Shades Darker, which is now in production. Hoechlin will be portraying a character named Boyce Fox, who becomes the first writer signed by Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) after she becomes an editor at a publishing house owned by Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). The movie is heading to theaters on February 10, 2017. [The Wrap]

 

Sam Raimi

World War 3: Sam Raimi is planning World War 3. The fictional drama will be drawn from a nonfiction book, The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century by George Friedman, which makes predictions about "where and why future wars will erupt (and how they will be fought)." No other details about the project have been revealed yet. [Collider]

 

It's a Small World

It's a Small World: First touted about two years ago, a big-screen version of It's a Small World is moving forward. Jared Stern originally pitched the idea and Jon Turteltaub (Last Vegas) was hired to direct in 2014. Reportedly, Stern completed a script, but now Tim Rasmussen and Vince Di Meglio (Marmaduke) have been hired to write a new draft of the screenplay. The Disney attraction debuted at the 1964 World's Fair in New York and features more than 300 audio-animatronic dolls. [Deadline]

 

The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Infinity Trailer: Dev Patel stars in The Man Who Knew Infinity as a budding mathematical genius from India who attends Cambridge University in the U.K., befriends a professor (Jeremy Irons) and faces discrimination during World War I. Stephen Fry and Toby Jones also star; the movie opens on April 29. [Movieclips]

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