Movie News: Joss Whedon Teases His Next Movie; The Big Winner at Cannes

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

Joss Whedon: After making last year’s highly successful Avengers: Age of Ultron (above), director Joss Whedon decided to walk away from superhero movies. Whedon says he’s now working on an original screenplay about “a girl who goes through some unbelievable s***. … I’m just writing about something I care about, so it’s a little terrifying and it’s taking a little longer. But I think it will be good!” [The Wrap]

Ewan McGregor

Fargo: Ewan McGregor will star in Fargo. The third season of the television series, inspired by the 1996 feature film, will revolve around brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy, one more successful than the other. McGregor will portray both characters. Production is expected to begin later this year for a planned premiere on the FX network next year. [Deadline]

I, Daniel Blake

Cannes Film Festival: An international jury led by George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) awarded Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake the top prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The drama follows the bureaucratic struggles experienced by a middle-aged carpenter and a young single mother with two children. Other prizes were awarded to Xavier Dolan’s family drama It’s Only the End of the World and Andrea Arnold’s road trip movie American Honey, among others. [Fandor]

Nine Lives

Nine Lives Trailer: Kevin Spacey stars in Nine Lives as a businessman who somehow becomes trapped in the body of his family’s cat. A new trailer explains what he must do to return to human form. Jennifer Garner and Christopher Walken also star; the comedy opens in theaters in August 5. [Movieclips]

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