Charlie Brown comes back
WHO Charlie Brown
THE DEAL That round-headed kid and his friends are coming to the big screen in 2015, marking what will be the first theatrical "Peanuts" release in 35 years. No details about the plot or the cast have been revealed, but Craig Schulz, son of "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz, will write the screenplay and produce with his son, Bryan. Other duties will be handled by the folks behind the "Ice Age" franchise, including director Steve Martino, animation studio Blue Sky and distributor 20th Century Fox. News of the film was announced by Iconix Brand Group, which owns the company Peanuts Worldwide with members of the Schulz family.
WHO Anne Hathaway
THE MOVIE "The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie"
THE DEAL The actress has signed on for this romantic comedy written by Mindy Kaling ("The Office," "The Mindy Project") and Brent Forrester, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The script focuses on a woman whose track record of dating losers comes to an end when an extraordinarily attractive man suddenly begins pursuing her. (Kaling is expected to take a supporting role.) Hathaway recently played Selina Kyle in "The Dark Knight Rises" and will star as Fantine in the musical "Les Misérables," due in theaters Christmas Day.
THE MOVIE "The Invisible War"
THE DEAL Kirby Dick's documentary about rape and sexual abuse within the U.S. military made waves among top brass even before its release in June. Soon after seeing the film in April, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta called a news conference to announce changes in the way the military investigates and prosecutes sexual assaults. The film also won the documentary Audience Award at Sundance. It screens next week as part of the Port Jefferson Documentary Series.
INFO 7 p.m. Monday, Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. Tickets are $5. 631-928-9100; portjeffdocumentaryseries.com.