WHO Jake Gyllenhaal
THE MOVIE "Okja"
THE DEAL On the heels of the mountaineering epic "Everest" and the boxing drama "Southpaw," the versatile actor is in talks to star in a monster movie with Paul Dano, Bill Nighy and Kelly Macdonald, Variety reports. "Okja" will be directed by Bong Joon-ho, the South Korean director whose 2006 horror film "The Host" was a blockbuster in his home country and whose sci-fi epic "Snowpiercer" was a critical smash here in 2013. "Okja" is in preproduction and should begin filming in April.
WHO Ellen Page
THE MOVIE "Flatliners"
THE DEAL The actress could join the cast of a remake of Joel Schumacher's 1990 thriller, according to TheWrap. The original, which featured Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, Oliver Platt, Kevin Bacon and William Baldwin as medical students who discover a way to glimpse the afterlife, received mixed reviews but earned a healthy $61 million. Page can be seen in the gay-rights drama "Freeheld," which opens Friday.
THE MOVIE "Halloween"
THE DEAL John Carpenter's 1978 classic about a baby-sitter (Jamie Lee Curtis) stalked by a sadistic killer will return to theaters nationwide this month. The one-night screening, presented by Fathom Events and SpectiCast, includes an exclusive, prerecorded introduction by Carpenter, 67, who will discuss his film's lasting influence on the horror genre.
INFO Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas and Island 16 Cinema De Lux in Holtsville. Tickets are $16. Go to fathomevents.com to see all participating theaters and purchase tickets.