Andrew Garfield Spinning Another Spider-Man For 2014; Natalie Portman Courted For Jackie Kennedy Drama: Biz Break

Natalie PortmanAlso in Friday afternoon's round-up of news briefs, newcomers Hotel Transylvania and Looper are tracking strong in the weekend box office. And two new titles are heading to theaters.

Terrence Malick's To The Wonder Headed to U.S. Theaters
The film starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem is the story of Marina (Kurylenko) and Neil (Affleck), who meet in France and move to Oklahoma to start a life together, where problems soon arise. While Marina makes the acquaintance of a priest and fellow exile (Bardem), who is struggling with his vocation, Neil renews a relationship with a childhood sweetheart, Jane (McAdams). Bold and lyrical, the film is a moving, gorgeously shot exploration of love in its many forms. Magnolia Pictures, which picked up U.S. rights to the Terrence Malick-directed feature, plans a 2013 theatrical release.

Generation Um… Heads to U.S. and Canadian Theaters
The film is set at the end of another night out sets the stage for an intimate unfolding of the relationships John, Violet and Mia have, with each other and the city around them. As the day fades into night, secrets are revealed, compromises are made, loneliness is acknowledged, laughter is cherished, lies are dispelled and disappointment is dealt with - and the unusual circumstance that binds these three late-night characters together comes into focus. Phase 4 Films which picked up U.S. and Canadian rights to the film plans a Spring 2013 release.

Around the 'net…

Andrew Garfield and Marc Webb Head for Spider-Man Sequel
Garfield will return as Peter Parker and Marc Webb will direct the Columbia Pictures sequel set for May 2014. Emma Stone is in talks about a possible return. The next installment will be released on 3-D, Deadline reports.

Fox Searchlight Eyeing Natalie Portman for Jackie Kennedy Drama
The specialty division handled Portman's Oscar turn in Black Swan. The Noah Oppenheimer scripted drama follows the former first lady in the immediate assassination aftermath of John F. Kennedy, Deadline reports.

Sony's Hotel Transylvania Tracking Solid $30M Weekend
Hotel Transylvania and newcomer Looper are off to a stung start, with the latter tracking at $18 - 20 million. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis starrer, Won't Back Down, however, may only cross $5 million, THR reports.



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