The ADIFF Weekly Round-Up: Friday 6th July

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

Some news from the week-

1. Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet are in talks to star in the newest film adaptation of 'Little Women' to be directed by Greta Gerwig. Also in talks to star in the film are Meryl Streep and Emma Stone. Read more on RTE.


2. After the success of their remake of Stephen King's 'It', producers plan to reboot the 'Child's Play' series, starring the infamous killer doll, Chucky. Read more on Indiewire.


3. A new study shows that Netflix has emerged as the number 1 means people use to watch television, beating broadcast, cable and Youtube. Read more on Variety.


4. Scarlett Johansson receives criticism for accepting the role of a transgender person in the upcoming film, 'Rub & Tug.' Read more on The Hollywood Reporter.


5. It's been reported that the director for the upcoming Soprano's prequel film will be none other than Alan Taylor himself, AKA the same director of the original series. Read more on


New releases in cinema this week-

The First Purge- Directed by Gerard McMurray, starring Y'Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez and Marisa Tomei.

"A US horror thriller in which a group of people must fight to survive a night of government-sanctioned mayhem."


Whitney- Directed by Kevin Macdonald, starring Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Bobby Brown.

"An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston."


Uncle Drew- Directed by Charles Stone III, starring Kyrie Irving, Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll, J.B. Smoove, Shaquille O'Neal, Erica Ash.

" A US comedy in which a man attempts to win a basketball tournament by convincing a former basketball star to bring his old team back together."


Swimming With Men- Directed by Oliver Parker, starring Rob Brydon, Charlotte Riley, Rupert Graves, Jim Carter,Daniel Mays, Nathaniel Parker, Thomas Turgoose, Jane Horrocks, Peter Coe, Adfeel Akhtar, Steve Carroll.

 "A comedy drama in which a man joins an all-male amateur synchronised swimming team."


Terminal- Directed by Vaughn Stein, starring Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, Dexter Fletcher, Mike Myers, Max Irons, Katarina Cas.

 "A thriller in which the lives of four characters intersect around a mysterious waitress."