Buzz News Shorts: Aquaman, Death Note, Toy Story 4 & More

patricia-arquette-2••• Patricia Arquette (Medium) is in final negotiations to play a voice role in Toy Story 4. The character would be a human, not a toy; a mother who’s a bit of a hippy. [via The Hollywood Reporter]

••• Scriptwriter David Leslie Johnson (Wrath Of The Titans, Orphan and Red Riding Hood) has been hired to work on director James Wan’s upcoming Aquaman film. Johnson has already been working with Wan on the upcoming The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist. [via The Hollywood Reporter]

Margaret-Qualley-1••• Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers) has entered negotiations to play the female lead in Adam Wingard’s live action Death Note movie. She joins Paper Towns star Nat Wolff as Light. [via The Hollywood Reporter]

••• Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe, was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday. He was presented with the 2,565th star during the ceremony in Los Angeles, California. It’s located in front of the Dolby Theatre in the 6800 block of Hollywood Boulevard. “It’s really an incredible honour,” Radcliffe said. “We (Brits) have a national embarrassment about people saying nice things about us, so I was taken aback at first but then I had a real sense of gratitude. Only about 20% of people who work in film and television end up on the Walk of Fame. It’s kind of amazing. I don’t know if they remove these things, but no matter how badly I mess up, they can’t remove it.” [via Variety]

Mera, the Queen of Atlantis••• RUMOUR: A new report from Heroic Hollywood suggests that Mera, the Queen of Atlantis, will make her DC Extended Universe debut in the Justice League: Part One move. This comes ahead of the Aquaman film in 2018 in which she’s also expected to appear.

••• David S Goyer (Man Of Steel, the Dark Knight trilogy, Da Vinci’s Demons) has acquired the rights to Deeper, a psychological drama from Chronicle and Victor Frankenstein scripter Max Landis. According to Deadline, the film is about a disgraced astronaut who sets out on a mission to reach the bottom of a newly discovered oceanic trench, thought to be the lowest point on Earth. There, he finds himself in a psychological, and physical, fight against unexpected forces.



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