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Peter Rabbit: A live-action/animation hybrid based on Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit stories is hopping into production under the direction of Will Gluck (Easy A), and the movie has cast a good crop of talent. The title character will be voiced by James Corden, while Star Wars star Daisy Ridley and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.‘s Elizabeth Debicki will also have animated roles. Rose Byrne, meanwhile, is playing the human part of “Bea,” which could mean a portrayal of Potter herself. Peter Rabbit is due in theaters in April 2018. [Variety]

Pacific Rim 2: Rising star Adria Arjona (True Detective), who will be seen as Dorothy in the upcoming Wizard of Oz series Emerald City, is the latest to join the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. The Latina actress joins a diverse cast for the follow-up, including John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, and the recently cast Jing Tian. Steven S. DeKnight is directing Pacific Rim 2 (aka Pacific Rim: Maelstrom), which was co-written and will be produced by del Toro and is due in theaters February 23, 2018. [Deadline] 

True Skin: A few years ago, we’d heard the popular Blade Runner-esque sci-fi short film True Skin was being turned into a feature, but now the adaptation will be an hour-long series for Amazon. Not to seem like a lesser product, however, the show is sure to be movie-quality thanks to the hiring of Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel screenwriter Nicole Perlman to handle the script. Stephan Zlotescu, who made the original short, will be directing the new version, as well. [THR]

13th Trailer: Ava DuVernay (Selma) has a new documentary, which will be the first ever to open the New York Film Festival, and it’s about mass incarcertation and how it relates to the evolution of slavery in America. The title refers to the Amendment that abolished slavery and indentured servitude in this country “except as punishment for a crime.” Watch the trailer below to spot clips of both US presidential candidates in younger years. After NYFF, the feature will head to Netflix, where it begins streaming on October 7. [Netflix]

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