The ADIFF Weekly Round-Up: Friday 25th August

A weekly round-up of film news, events and cinema releases.

Some things you need to know - 

1. Legendary comedian and actor Jerry Lewis passed away on Sunday, August 20th, aged 91. Read more on Variety

2. Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Love/Hate) has confirmed his role in the upcoming "Avengers: Infinity War". The film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange and is set to be released in April 2018. Read more on Entertainment.ie

3. Director Aisling Walsh and actor Ethan Hawke spoke to IFTN about their new film "Maudie". Maudie was featured as part of ADIFF 2017 and is in cinemas now. Read more on IFTN

4. Jared Leto and Margot Robbie will reprise their roles as Joker and Harley Quinn in an upcoming origin story from the DC Cinematic Universe. The two stars are currently in negotiations with Warner Bros. Read more on Empire

5. Disney and LucasFilms will be launching a new Augmented Reality Treasure Hunt for fans on September 1st. Fans will be able to play the game throught the Star Wars app. Read more on The Hollywood Reporter

 

New releases in cinemas this week -

*denotes an Irish Film

American Made - Directed by Doug Liman and starring Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson and Lola Kirke: "Tom Cruise feels the need for speed as he takes on a role that isn’t too unlike another he has become synonymous with. In American Made, he plays Barry Seal, a TWA pilot who gets recruited by the CIA during the Cold War years to collect evidence of Communist insurgence in South America. The agency puts aside the fact that Seal smuggled cigars in his old job, and it isn’t long before his new job sees him reeled in to work with some of Columbia’s top drug lords. Matters get increasingly complicated as work gets more demanding from both sides."

Detroit  - Directed by Katheryn Bigelow and starring Algee Smith, Anthony Mackie, Jack Reynor, John Boyega and Will Pouter: "Detroit, 1967. After a police raid sparks off riots across the city, a trio of police officers (Will Poulter, Jack Reynor and Ben O'Toole) and a contingent of soldiers from the National Guard take several people hostage at a hotel - believing one of them to be a sniper."

Logan Lucky - Directed by Steven Soderbegh and starring Adam Driver, Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, Katherine Waterston and Riley Keough: "Two brothers (Channing Tatum and Adam Driver) attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina with the help of their sister (Riley Keough), a demolitions expert (Daniel Craig) and his two brothers (Jack Quad, Brian Gleeson)."

Rough Night - Directed by Lucia Aniello and starring Ilana Glazer, Jillian Bell, Kate McKinnon, Scarlett Johansson and Zoe Kravitz: "A male stripper ends up dead at a Miami beach house during a bachelorette party weekend."

 

And if you missed these films or talent at #ADIFF17, catch these in cinemas—

*Maudie

The Farthest

Dunkirk (starring #ADIFF16 Discovery Award Winner Barry Keoghan and festival regulars Kenneth Branagh and Cillian Murphy)