Film News Roundup: James Wan’s Horror Thriller ‘Malignant’ Gets August Release

Variety | 10/22/2019 | Dave McNary
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In today’s film news roundup, James Wan’s “Malignant” gets a late-summer release, a Rita Hayworth documentary is shooting and Women in Animation have announced diversity awards winners.

Warner Bros. has set an Aug. 14 release date for James Wan’s horror thriller “Malignant.”

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Wan will direct the movie, based on a story by Wan and Ingrid Bisu. It will shoot in Los Angeles and has been selected for a state tax credit by the California Film Commission.

The film will star Bisou, Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young, Michole Briana White, Jake Abel and Jacqueline McKenzie. Wan and Michael Clear will produce via their Atomic Monster banner. Starlight Media and Midas Innovation will provide financing.

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Wan’s directing credits include “Saw,” “The Conjuring,” “The Conjuring 2,” “Furious 7,” and “Aquaman.”

Bremedia Produktion GmbH has started filming a documentary on Rita Hayworth from Katja Runge and Henning van Lil.

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The film, titled “Rita / Gilda: Glamour & Tragedy of a Hollywood Legend,” is set to include interviews with Robert Wagner, Edward James Olmos, Diane Baker, Millie Perkins, France Nuyen, Constance Towers and Peter Ford. Budd Burton Moss, Hayworth’s last agent, will produce for Bremedia Produktion.

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