Two big projects are making noise this week. First up, is a potential sequel to the “Uncharted” film. After the box office success of the first film, director Ruben Fleischer opened up about his hopes for the franchise. Along with this exciting news, Melissa Benoist is looking to re-join forces with super-producer Greg Berlanti. Rumor has it that the “Supergirl” star is now in negotiations to star in HBO Max’s “The Girls on the Bus.” Learn more about these developments below:
“Uncharted” May Get a Sequel
The adventure is not over yet— or, at least so Ruben Fleischer hopes. According to Deadline, the “Uncharted” director wants to make a sequel to the recent video game adaptation. “I can’t help but hope we’ll be doing a sequel,” Fleischer told the outlet. “I think Sony is appropriately superstitious and they don’t plan things without knowing how they’ll be received.” The feature, which stars Tom Holland as the younger Nathan Drake, the protagonist of the video game franchise, had been in the works for over a decade before it finally got off the ground at Sony. Based on Fleischer’s concerns, a sequel seems likely: “Uncharted” earned $51 million at the box office over Presidents Day weekend, surpassing its $30 million projection. Should the sequel get the greenlight, Fleischer has already said he is on board, and the “Uncharted” video game series is ripe for the picking for storylines, conflicts, and hazards. The casting team behind the recent release was Denise Chamian, Casting Pictures LTD., Yaël Moreno, John Papsidera, and Anna-Lena Slater.
Melissa Benoist May Join HBO Max’s “The Girls on the Bus”
It’s a reunion of superhero proportions: “Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist and Berlanti Productions are reportedly teaming up again as the actor is now in talks to star in HBO Max’s “The Girls on the Bus,” per Deadline. Based on a chapter of Amy Chozick’s book “Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns and One Intact Glass Ceiling,” “The Girls on the Bus” will follow four female journalists “who follow every move of a parade of flawed presidential candidates while finding friendship, love, and scandal along the way.” If and when Benoist officially comes on board the comedic drama, she is will also produce with Berlanti, Warner Bros. Television, and others. Julie Plec and Chozick will write for the project, which started at Netflix before moving to HBO Max with a series order. John Papsidera is a regular for Berlanti projects, but a casting director for “The Girls on the Bus” has yet to be announced.
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