We’re all about fast cars in today’s Movie Morsels, with the full Furious 7 soundtrack’s list of tunes, and an accompanying music video containing hot-out-of-the-editing-bay film footage. Pluse, we have plenty of Italian location details for the car chases in Spectre. And we haven’t forgotten entirely about superheroes — check out the latest casting news for Suicide Squad and a cool-sounding new adaptation that should make a comic-book fan out of any kid. Plus, another kind of hero, Shaft, is rebooted!
The track listing for the next Fast & Furious film’s soundtrack has landed online, along with a music video for one of the tracks, which features some new footage from director James Wan’s April 3rd release. The Furious 7 soundtrack arrives in stores on March 17th.
1. Ride Out – Kid Ink, Tyga, Wale, YG, Rich Homie Quan
2. Off-set – T.I. & Young Thug
3. How Bad Do You Want It (Oh Yeah) – Sevyn Streeter
4. Get Low – Dillon Francis & DJ Snake
5. Go Hard or Go Home – Wiz Khalifa & Iggy Azalea
6. My Angel – Prince Royce
7. See You Again – Wiz Khalifa (feat. Charlie Puth)
8. Payback – Juicy J, Kevin Gates, Future, Sage The Gemini
9. Blast Off – David Guetta & Kaz James
10. Six Days (Remix) – DJ Shadow (feat. Mos Def)
11. Ay Vamos – J. Balvin (feat. French Montana and Nicky Jam)
12. GDFR (Noodles Remix) – Flo Rida (feat. Sage The Gemini and Lookas)
13. Turn Down For What – DJ Snake & Lil Jon
14. Meneo – Fito Blanko
15. I Will Return – Skylar Grey
16. Whip (Bonus Track)* – Famous To Most
Friday Night Lights star Jay Hernandez has signed on to star in DC/Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad. Though his character’s identity has not yet been revealed, The Wrap, which broke the news, believes he could play a prison cell mate of Jared Leto’s Joker. Meanwhile, The Help‘s Viola Davis is in talks to play the Squad’s government liaison Amanda Waller, while Jesse Eisenberg is still in negotiations to play Lex Luthor for the second time (after Batman v Superman).
In the wake of yesterday’s news about another accident during the Austrian shooting of the next James Bond thriller Spectre, we’ve got some more positive info, and a new photo of stars Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci on location in Rome (see above). The two actors apparently met yesterday with the mayor of Rome to discuss shooting in the Eternal City, which starts March 8th with a car chase “in Via Nomentana, from viale Gorizia to Porta Pia.” The filming will block traffic and occur between 9 PM and 6 AM. Another car chase will take place on the Lungotevere, ending with Bond’s car falling into the river and the agent saved by an overhead helicopter. Second-unit shooting of chase footage is scheduled to take place in via Barberini, via Quattro Fontane and via Nazionale, along with Borgo Pio, the Milvian Bridge and Piazza Navona.
Who’s the black private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks?! Shaft! You’re damn right. And now New Line has acquired the movie rights to the character and is planning to reboot his cinematic adventures. After a trilogy of films in the early ’70s directed by Gordon Parks and starring Richard Roundtree — and a continuation with John Shaft’s nephew played by Samuel Jackson in John Singleton’s 2000 Shaft — novelist Ernest Tidyman’s creation is headed back to the big screen. Man, no wonder they say that cat Shaft is a bad mutha-
The Princess in Black
With Marvel’s Captain Marvel in development, it looks like we’ll soon get a solo superheroine film as good as the studio’s recent efforts starring male champions. Now Universal hopes to keep the ball rolling for younger audiences and fuse the superhero genre with the “Disney princess” movement. The studio has optioned the bestselling children’s book The Princess in Black, written by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale and illustrated by LeUyen Pham. The book stars the Zorro-like Princess Magnolia, royal by day, righteous crimefighter by night.
Last year’s Tammy — Melissa McCarthy’s first feature film collaboration with her husband, director Ben Falcone (best known as her hapless airplane seat neighbor in Bridesmaids) — didn’t blow the roof off the box office. But the couple is bound to have better luck with their next comedy, Michelle Darnell, which has just recruited Frozen‘s Kristen Bell to play the assistant of McCarthy’s title character, who’s sentenced to jail for insider training and emerges determined to set her life right. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions will co-produce with McCarthy and Falcone.
And last but by no means least — you do know Neill Blomkamp is directing an Alien film to be produced by Ridley Scott, right? Okay, good. Just checking.
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