Upcoming films produced by Megan Ellison
A Prohibition-era bootlegging drama based on the novel “The Wettest County in the World.”
Director: John Hillcoat (“The Road”)
Stars: Jessica Chastain, Tom Hardy, Shia LaBoeuf, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska
Debuts: May 19 (Cannes Film Festival); Aug. 31 (in U.S.)
“Killing Them Softly”
Gritty drama about a mob enforcer. Based on the novel “Cogan’s Trade.”
Director: Andrew Dominik (“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”)
Stars: Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta
Debuts: May 22 (Cannes); Sept. 21 (U.S.)
A charismatic figure founds a new faith-based group in the 1950s.
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson (“There Will Be Blood”)
Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams
Debuts: Oct. 12
“Zero Dark Thirty” (tentative title)
A Navy SEAL team hunts Osama bin Laden.
Director: Kathryn Bigelow (“The Hurt Locker”)
Stars: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Mark Strong
Debuts: Dec. 19
Untitled Spike Jonze project
Satire, plot unknown.
Director: Spike Jonze (“Being John Malkovich”)
Stars: Rooney Mara, Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix
True story of schizophrenic chemical fortune heir John du Pont, who killed an Olympic wrestler.
Director: Bennett Miller (“Moneyball”)
Stars: Steve Carrell, Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum
A rancher seeks revenge after being swindled out of his life savings.
Director: Chris Milk (music videos)
Stars: Nick Nolte