The DIFF Weekly Round-Up: Friday 27th July

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

Some news from the week-

1. The lineup for the 2018 Venice Film Festival has been revealed! See the whole list of films on IndieWire

2. The smash-hit musical 'Hamilton' could be headed to cinemas in the next couple of years, starring the original Broadway cast. Read more on Entertainment.

3. Ryan Reynolds’ upcoming Pokemon film 'Detective Pikachu’ moves from Universal to Warner Bros. Read more on Variety

4. Raw, Film4, and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment to develop a feature fiction film version of the award-winning doc 'Three Identical Strangers'. Read more on ScreenDaily

5. Emma Thompson is to reprise her role as Agent O in the new 'Men In Black; spinoff film starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. Read more on The Hollywood Reporter.

New releases in cinema this week-

Mission: Impossible - Fallout- Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Cavill, Michelle Monaghan, Simon Pegg, Angela Bassett, Michelle Modnaghan.

"Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin August Walker to prevent a disaster of epic proportions. Arms dealer John Lark and a group of terrorists known as the Apostles plan to use three plutonium cores for a simultaneous nuclear attack on the Vatican, Jerusalem and Mecca, Saudi Arabia. When the weapons go missing, Ethan and his crew find themselves in a desperate race against time to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands."

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation- Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky starring  Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, David Spade, Selena Gomez, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Buscemi.

"Join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind."

The Nun- Directed by Jacques Rivette starring Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Micheline Presle, Francine Berge, Christiane Lenier, Yori Bertin.

"Suzanne (Anna Karina) unwillingly joins a religious order, but the presence of the kindly mother superior, Mme. de Moni (Micheline Presle), makes life seem bearable. When Mme. de Moni dies, though, she is replaced by Sister Sainte-Christine (Francine Bergé), a sadistic disciplinarian with a grudge against Suzanne. Suzanne obtains a transfer to a different convent -- until she discovers that her new abbess, Mme. de Chelles (Liselotte Pulver), is a sexual predator."

Apostasy- Directed by Daniel Kokotajlo, starring Siobhan Finneran, Robert Emms, Sacha Parkinson,Steve Evets, James Quinn, Molly Wright.

"Jehovah's Witnesses, Alex, Luisa, and their mother, are united in their devotion. But as Luisa starts to question the advice of the elders, she makes a transgression that leaves the whole family in fear of God's wrath."

Maurice- Directed by James Ivory, starring James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves, Denholm Elliott, Simon Callow, Billie Whitelaw, Barry Foster, Judy Parfitt, Phoebe Nicholls, Ben Kingsley.

"In 1909, Maurice Hall enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham. Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive's feelings. The two embark on an intense but chaste affair to avoid tarnishing Clive's reputation, but eventually the relationship ends, and Clive marries Anne. While visiting Clive, Maurice is drawn toward his friend's servant, Alec Scudder."