DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Olivia Munn (The Predator) is replacing Zoe Saldana in the action thriller Hummingbird, after Saldana experienced some scheduling conflicts due to the Avatar sequels. Directed by Marcus Kryler and Fredrik Akerström from a Black List script by John McClain, the story is about a female black-ops assassin (Munn) whose latest mark forces her to confront her true identity. The script is in the vein of the highly successful actioner Lucy.
Fundamental’s Mark Gao and Gregory Ouanhon are producing Hummingbird with Todd Garner for Broken Road. Fundamental’s Gary Glushon will executive produce.
Fundamental picked up rights to the project in October and will finance and produce with Broken Road Productions. Munn (X-Men: Dark Phoenix, X-Men: Apocalpyse, Newsroom) is repped by CAA, Atlas Artists and and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.
The cast of The LEGO Ninjago Movie visited Good Morning America to talk about the upcoming film. Check out the video below!
Olivia attended the premiere of The LEGO Ninjago Movie in Westwood, California (September 16). The LEGO Ninjago Movie will be in cinemas September 22nd (USA).
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Kevin Dillon, Dax Shepard, Olivia Munn, James Roday & Dan Bakkedahl Join Josh Duhamel Directing Debut ‘Buddy Games’
EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Dillon, Dax Shepard, Olivia Munn, James Roday, and Dan Bakkedahl are set to join Josh Duhamel, Nick Swardson and WWE ring star Sheamus in The Buddy Games, the WWE Studios film on which Duhamel makes his directorial debut. Duhamel, who last was seen in Transformers: The Last Knight, wrote the script with Jude Weng and Bob Schwartz. Shooting is about to get underway in Vancouver. Duhamel produces with Weng and Michael Luisi.
The film revolves around a group of thirtysomething friends who reunite to play the Buddy Game — a wild assortment of absurd physical and mental challenges. In the process, they heal old wounds, right past wrongs and figure out the true meaning of friendship — or die trying.
Dillon will play Doc, a chiropractor, and the Entourage alum next stars in the Alex Ranarivelo-directed Dirt, playing an ex-race car driver who owns a struggling offroad racing team. He’s repped by Gersh and Gallant. Shepard plays Durfee, an aspiring but unsuccessful actor who takes part in the games. He’s coming of the comedy CHIPS and NBC’s Parenthood. He’s repped by WME and Bailey Brand Management. Munn plays Tiffany, the wife of Buddy Games organizer/financier Bobfather (Duhamel), who hates the whole thing. She’s coming off X-Men Apocalypse and reprises in X-Men Dark Phoenix. She’s repped by CAA and Atlas Artists.
Roday plays games participant Zane, and the Psych star will reprise in the Psych movie shooting for next year. He’s repped by ICM Partners and Principal Entertainment. Bakkedahl plays Shelly, returning to the games after an emasculating injury as the last Buddy Games three years ago. The Veep co-star is repped by UTA and Authentic. Sheamus, who started transitioning from the ring to features in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, plays Thursty, a tough pawnbroker who brings an item of particular importance to Bender (Swardson) and is hiding a secret. Sheamus is repped by Grit Artists, Swardson by UTA and Brillstein. Duhamel is repped by ICM Partners and John Carrabino Management.
Olivia Munn spent most of her time at this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con talking up her vocal part in September’s The Lego Ninjago Movie. However, that didn’t stop us from also asking her about her upcoming role in next summer’s The Predator. That new installment in the long-running franchise — which began back with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1987 gung-ho classic — will come courtesy of 20th Century Fox and writer-director Shane Black (Iron Man 3, The Nice Guys), who has assembled an impressive cast that also includes Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, Boyd Holbrook, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jacob Tremblay. And, according to Munn, it’ll be a blockbuster that stands on its own while also harking back to its illustrious predecessors.
In the above interview alongside her Lego Ninjago Movie mates Dave Franco and Justin Theroux, Munn reveals that production has wrapped on the forthcoming tentpole, and that its story will be a stand-alone affair — albeit one that exists in the same universe as Schwarzenegger’s original (even if it doesn’t overtly acknowledge it). As such, it’s not a reboot so much as a modern-day continuation of the saga, and one that will “kick it up another level.”
And as for seeing the Predator for the first time? Munn says it was a “visceral” experience, given that the famed creature wasn’t created by CGI but, rather, was a present-in-the-room-with-you sort of breathing, moving monster.
You can hear all of Munn’s thoughts on The Predator above. The film arrives in theaters on Aug. 3, 2018.
I’ve added some portraits of Olivia for Comic-Con International 2017. Olivia attended Comic-Con to promote The LEGO Ninjago Movie with her co-stars (Abbi Jacobson, Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña and Zach Woods).