WHO Miles Teller

THE MOVIE "Home Is Burning"

THE DEAL The 28-year-old star of "Divergent" and the Oscar-winning "Whiplash" is capitalizing on his increasingly high profile, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Teller is set to produce and star in an adaptation of Dan Marshall's memoir -- not on shelves until October -- about five siblings who reunite to care for their ailing parents. Jonathan Levine ("Warm Bodies") will direct. This is Teller's second star-producer effort, after "The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang," a fact-based heist film optioned by Universal last month.

 

WHO Gemma Arterton

THE MOVIE "Their Finest Hour and a Half"

THE DEAL The actress best known as Strawberry Fields in "Quantum of Solace" will join Sam Claflin ("The Hunger Games: Mockingjay") and Bill Nighy ("The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel") in a screwball comedy set during World War II, Deadline.com reports. The movie is an adaptation of Lissa Evans' 2009 novel about a British film crew trying to make a morale-boosting movie during the London Blitz. Lone Scherfig ("An Education") will direct.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

 

THE MOVIE "Iris"

THE DEAL The final film from Albert Maysles -- who with his brother, David, directed the landmark documentaries "Grey Gardens" and "Gimme Shelter" -- focuses on Iris Apfel, the Queens-born fashion maven who helped redecorate the White House for nine U.S. presidents from Harry Truman to Bill Clinton. A local screening this weekend will include a tribute to Maysles, who died last month, and features three colleagues in his field: Susan Lacy, creator of PBS' "American Masters"; filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker ("Don't Look Back"), and his longtime collaborator Chris Hegedus. The event will be presented by the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival.

INFO Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Bay Street Theater, 1 Bay St., Sag Harbor. Tickets are $15; 631-237-8055, ht2ff.com.