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It’s hard not to get excited by the first Alita: Battle Angel trailer, especially when you discover that it’s directed by Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City) and produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau (Titanic, Avatar).

Rodriguez, Cameron, and Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, Terminator Genisys) wrote the script, which is based on Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita manga. The sci-fi action film opens in theaters, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D on July 20, 2018 via Fox.

Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials), Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds), Jennifer Connelly (Requiem for a Dream), Mahershala Ali (House of Cards), Ed Skrein (Deadpool), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), and Keean Johnson (Spooksville) star.

Visionary filmmakers James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez create a groundbreaking new heroine in Alita: Battle Angel, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment.

Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first. As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories. A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita and threaten her newfound relationships. It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the friends and family she’s grown to love. Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives.

Gael Garcia Bernal Joins Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘Kindergarten Teacher’



Gael Garcia Bernal, Rosa Salazar, Michael Chernus, Anna Baryshnikov, Daisy Tahan, Samrat Chakrabarti and Ajay Naidu have joined the cast of Maggie Gyllenhaal’s drama “The Kindergarten Teacher,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Filming is starting on July 12 in New York. Maven Pictures and Pie Films are producing the film, based on Nadav Lapid’s Israeli film of the same name. Gyllenhaal is also producing along with Maven Pictures co-founders Trudie Styler, Celine Rattray, and Pie Films’ Talia Kleinhendler and Osnat Hadlesman-Keren.

Sara Colangelo is directing from her own adapted screenplay in which a kindergarten teacher who grows more and more numb each day she remains stuck in her mundane Staten Island life. When she discovers what may be a prodigious five-year old poet in her class, she becomes obsessed with the child and his talent– risking her career, family, and freedom.

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