Film News Roundup: Kid Cudi Joins ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’

Variety | 8/21/2020 | Dave McNary
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In today’s film news roundup, Kid Cudi and Dyan Cannon get roles, drug addiction drama “Dear Jack” gets a director and Trafalgar Releasing is handling the “Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies” this year.

Scott Mescudi , best known by his stage name Kid Cudi, has joined the cast of “Bill & Ted Face the Music.”

Mescudi - Cast - Alex - Winter - Keanu

Mescudi joins previously announced cast including Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, William Sadler, Samara Weaving and Brigette Lundy-Paine. Mescudi has a significant role, though details are being kept under wraps.

Reeves will again portray Ted “Theodore” Logan and Winter will reprise his role as Bill S. Preston, Esq. The two previous films were 1989’s “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and 1991’s “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.”

Dean - Parisot - Galaxy - Quest - Script

Dean Parisot (“Galaxy Quest”) will direct from a script by original creators Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. Scott Kroopf (“Limitless”) will produce with Alex Lebovici and Steve Ponce of Hammerstone Studios, with Steven Soderbergh executive producing alongside R. Scott Reid, Scott Fischer, John Ryan Jr., and John Santilli.

Orion will debut the movie in the U.S. through the United Artists Releasing banner on Aug. 21, 2020. Cudi’s feature credits include “Need for Speed,” “Entourage,” and “Drunk Parents.”

Oscar - Nominee - Dyan - Cannon - Comedy

Three-time Oscar nominee Dyan Cannon is starring in the romantic comedy “Hope’s Legacy,” which has started shooting in Maryland.

The DBM Films production is a recipient of the new Maryland Small Films Tax Credit program and a sequel to the independent feature “Christmas Ranch.” Cannon stars as a coach in a story set in the world of Maryland equestrian competition.

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Cannon received Oscar acting nominations for “Heaven Can Wait” and “Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice” and for...
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