Film News Roundup: Leslie Jones, Kristen Bell Starring in Coupon Story ‘Queenpins’

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Film News Roundup: Leslie Jones, Kristen Bell Starring in Coupon Story ‘Queenpins’
In today’s film news roundup, Leslie Jones and Kristen Bell get roles in “Queenpins,” “Sing 2” gets a new date and Sid Ganis launches a U.S.-China project.

Castings

Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones and Kristen Bell are attached to star as Phoenix housewives in “Queenpins.”

The story centers on creation of a scheme to counterfeit coupons, leaving the housewives with $40 million coupon cartel. The team of Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly, who directed “Beneath The Harvest Sky,” have been attached to direct from their own script.

Linda McDonough is producing. CAA is shopping the package. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

Date Changes

Universal has moved back Illumination’s “Sing 2” from Dec. 25, 2020, to July 2, 2021, and placed DreamWorks Animation’s “The Croods 2” on Dec. 23, 2020.

Sing 2” is being directed again by Garth Jennings. Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll
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