Film Bits: Warner Brothers Reportedly Developing Joker and Harley Love Story

Warner Brothers Announces Another Joker-Centric Project

Looks like the joke’s on us. Well, the Joker, to be more precise. A day after announcing a non-canon Joker origin story movie from producer Martin Scorsese and director Todd Phillips, it’s been revealed that yet another Joker-centric movie is in the works, with Jared Leto and Margot Robbie each set to reprise their roles as Joker and Harley Quinn. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, screenwriters of 2011’s Crazy Stupid Love, are reportedly in final negotiations to pen a dark romance about the two famed Batman villains. The new film is set to begin production shortly after the duo next appear in Suicide Squad 2, which is currently being fast-tracked by Warner Brothers. Harley Quinn is also set to appear, with Joker, in the upcoming Gotham City Sirens, though it’s unclear just how all of these films will play into each other and how they’ll work in the larger DCEU.

(The Hollywood Reporter)

Focus Features Celebrates 15 Years with Special Facebook Live Event

Focus Features is in the midst of celebrating their 15th anniversary this year, and to celebrate they’re launching the start of a unique Facebook live experience. Every Friday for the next three weeks, the studio will be streaming three of their classic films from the last decade-and-a-half, completely free via the social media network. They kick things off tomorrow with a screening of The Motorcycle Diaries, Walter Salles’s biopic of a young Che Guevara (Gael Garcia Bernal) and his friend Alberto (Rodrigo de la Serna) as they travel South America on a pair of motorcycles. On September 1, the series continues with The Constant Gardener, which features Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz in a film about a murder that uncovers a global conspiracy. Finally, on September 8, you can see Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the Michel Gondry classic about love and the persistence of memory that stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet. You can watch all these films starting at 9pm EST on Focus Features’s Facebook page, which you can find here.

(Focus Features)

New Linklater Film Gets First Trailer

The first trailer for Richard Linklater’s latest film, Last Flag Flying, was released today, showcasing a stellar cast and promising an emotionally charged story of military brotherhood. Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, and Laurence Fishburne star as old Navy and Marine comrades coming together for the funeral of one of their sons, who was killed in the line of duty. The film is based on the novel by author Darryl Ponicsan, who co-wrote the script alongside Linklater. Last Flag Flying hits theaters on November 3.

(Amazon Studios)

Netflix Releases Season 4 Trailer for ‘BoJack Horseman’

The animated genre bender BoJack Horseman is heading into its fourth season next month, and Netflix just gave us our first hint of what’s to come for the existential dramedy. BoJack seems to have gone missing following the soul-crushing events of last season, while his world has continued on without him. It’s hard to tell how they’re going to top themselves with the upcoming season, BoJack has a way of kicking you when you’re down—and making you enjoy it. Whatever. If we can get another episode as moving as last year’s “Fish Out of Water” then I’ll take whatever emotional abuse they’re willing to give me. BoJack Horseman premieres September 8.


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