20th Century Women's Annette Bening is joining Life, Itself, the new film from This is Us creator, Dan Fogelman. Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Samuel L. Jackson, Olivia Cooke, Laia Costa, Mandy Patinkin, Sergio Peris-Mencheta and Alex Monner star in the relationship drama that centers on a couple (Isaac and Wilde) who lead a multigenerational love story that spans continents. [THR]
Speaking of Samuel L. Jackson, he's joining Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Bradley Whitford, Michael Imperioli, and Diane Ladd in The Last Full Measure. Directed by Todd Robinson, the political drama is based on the true story of a present day cover-up investigation. Here's how Deadline describes it: the film follows young Pentagon investigator Scott Huffman (Stan) battling the political machine in Washington. He reluctantly teams with veterans of Operation Abilene to convince Congress to award the Medal of Honor to a courageous Air Force medic, William Pitsenbarger, who is seen saving the lives of over 60 Marines ambushed in one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam war. As the battle waged on, and after the last helicopter left, he saved lives until his own was sacrificed.