WHO Samuel L. Jackson
THE MOVIE “Unicorn Store”
THE DEAL The high-energy actor, most recently seen in “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” will star in a new movie with Brie Larson. Larson, whose performance in the dramatic thriller “Room” earned her an Academy Award for best actress, makes her directorial debut with “Unicorn Store,” in which she plays a woman who receives an invitation to open an unusual store. Joan Cusack and Bradley Whitford are also in the cast. The film begins shooting this month in Los Angeles.
WHO The Rolling Stones
THE DEAL A new concert film of the long-running British rock band will play a one-night engagement in theaters next month. “The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America” captures the band on its tour earlier this year through 10 Latin American cities and includes their historic finale in Havana before an audience of 1.2 million. Also included will be footage from the band’s Argentina date.
INFO “The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!” plays Monday, Dec. 12, at 8 p.m. at several theaters on Long Island. For locations and ticket prices, visit fathomevents.com
THE MOVIE “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
THE DEAL The spinoff of “Harry Potter,” starring Eddie Redmayne as the author of a certain Hogwarts textbook, could earn as much as $205 million worldwide over the coming weekend, according to Deadline.com. Although the movie doesn’t officially open until Friday (there will be some early screenings Thursday night), Warner Bros. encouraged critics to publish their reviews as early as last Saturday, a gamble that paid off with a stream of strong notices. (My review ran in Sunday’s Newsday; read it online at newsday.com/movies) “Fantastic Beasts,” which marks the screenwriting debut of author J.K. Rowling, currently boasts a 100 percent rating on RottenTomatoes.