Sylvester stars in Taylor Sheridan’s newest Paramount+ series, Daveed Diggs looks to continue his producorial success, and Tom Holland returns to Apple for a limited series
Kansas City (Paramount+)
Superstar writers Taylor Sheridan (Yellowstone, Wind River, Sicario) and Terrance Winter (Boardwalk Empire, Vinyl, The Wolf of Wall Street) are teaming up with Sylvester Stallone and Billy Bob Thornton for this latest addition to Sheridan’s suite of Paramount programming. The plot follows a New York City mobster (Stallone) who is forced to relocate to Kansas City, Missouri and establish a mafia empire with an unconventional cast of characters. Production begins in March, with Oklahoma City standing in for Missouri and Allen Coulter (Hollywoodland, Remember Me) directing the pilot.
The Pod Generation (MK2 Films)
Starring Academy Award-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (The Old Guard, Doctor Strange) and Emila Clarke (Game of Thrones, Last Christmas), this “sci-fi romantic comedy” will follow a New York couple who decide to conceive with the help of tech giant Pegasus (a company that specializes in artificial wombs). Directed by Sophia Barthes (Cold Souls, Madame Bovary), this production begins principal photography on March 7 in Amsterdam.
We All Die Young (FilmNation Entertainment)
Written and co-starring Hamilton breakout Daveed Diggs, this film focuses on Marcus (Justice Smith), a rapper in the midst of his big break and facing writer’s block. Inspired by Fellini’s classic 8 ½, this drama will also feature Idris Elba (The Harder They Fall, The Suicide Squad) and Taylour Paige (Zola, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) in supporting rolls and will be directed by Jake Schreier (Robot & Frank, Paper Towns). Production begins in March in Los Angeles.
The Crowded Room (Apple TV+)
Spider-Man himself Tom Holland will star and executive produce this anthology series created by Academy Award-winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind). Holland will play Billy Milligan, the first person ever acquitted of a crime because of multiple personality disorder, now known as dissociative identity disorder, in 1988. Production is set to begin this spring in Brooklyn.