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Upcoming Tobey Maguire Movies We Are Excited About

Updated December 12, 2018
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Tobey Maguire is an American actor and film producer. He gained recognition for his role as Peter Parker / Spider-Man in Sam Raimi’s ‘Spider-Man’ trilogy. His other major films include ‘Pleasantville’ in 1998, ‘The Cider House Rules’ in 1999, ‘Wonder Boys’ in 2000, ‘Seabiscuit’ in 2003, ‘The Good German’ in 2006, ‘Brothers’ in 2009, and ‘The Great Gatsby’ in 2013. His first appearance in a feature film was in 1989’s ‘The Wizard’. He worked as a child actor in the early 1990s, often playing roles much younger than his chronological age, and as late as 2002 he was still playing teenagers while in his mid-20s. In the 1998 film ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ he portrayed a hitchhiker who meets Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo during their drive to Las Vegas. In ‘Ride with the Devil’ in 1999, he portrayed Jakob Roedel, opposite Jewel Kilcher. Here he played the son of a unionist German immigrant who joins his southern friends in the Missouri riders, avenging the atrocities committed against Missourians by Kansas Jayhawkers and redleggers.

In 2002, he starred in ‘Spider-Man’, based on the popular Marvel Comics superhero. The film was a major success and made him into a star. He reprised the role in the sequels ‘Spider-Man 2’ in 2004 and ‘Spider-Man 3’ in 2007, and has also provided the voice of Spider-Man for the video game adaptations of the films. He had a lead role as the jockey John M. “Red” Pollard in ‘Seabiscuit’, about the famous racehorse Seabiscuit. In 2006, he starred in his first villainous role as Corporal Patrick Tully opposite George Clooney and Cate Blanchett in Steven Soderbergh’s ‘The Good German’, based on the Joseph Kanon novel of the same name.

In 2009, he starred alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman in the Jim Sheridan-directed war drama ‘Brothers’ as Sam Cahill, a prisoner of war who returns from Afghanistan and starts believing that his wife has become romantically involved with his brother. He received critical acclaim and a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the film. His next film, ‘Pawn Sacrifice’ in 2015, was also co-produced by Material Pictures. It was a Cold War thriller based on the true story of American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Tobey Maguire movie ? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Tobey Maguire films scheduled to release in 2019. We can only hope that the latest Tobey Maguire movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.

The Best of Enemies (2019)

‘The Best of Enemies’ is an upcoming American drama film directed and written by Robin Bissell. It is based on the book ‘The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption’ in the New South by Osha Gray Davidson. The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell, Babou Ceesay, Anne Heche, Wes Bentley, Bruce McGill, John Gallagher Jr., and Nick Searcy. It is scheduled to be released on April 5, 2019 by STX Entertainment.

The film follows Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson), a civil rights activist in Durham, North Carolina, battles with the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) leader C. P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell) for a decade until 1971, when the two agree to co-chair a two-week community meeting to deal with a court-ordered school desegregation decree, which changes both of their lives.

In June 2015, it was announced that Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell would star in the true story based civil rights drama, an adaptation of Osha Gray Davidson’s book ‘The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption’ in the New South, Robin Bissell was attached to make his directorial debut from his own script. Filming began on May 22, 2017, in Georgia. In July 2018, STX Entertainment acquired the film’s domestic distribution rights. Producers on the film were Danny Strong, Fred Bernstein, Matt Berenson, Bissell, Dominique Telson, and Material Pictures’ Tobey Maguire and Matthew Plouffe. The trailer was released on October 11, 2018.

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2. Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)

‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ is an upcoming American drama film, written and directed by Paul Downs Colaizzo in his directorial debut. It stars Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Lil Rel Howery, Micah Stock and Alice Lee.

In November 2017, it was announced Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Lil Rel Howery, Micah Stock and Alice Lee would star in the film, with Paul Downs Colaizzo directing from a screenplay he wrote. Tobey Maguire, Matthew Plouffe, Margot Hand, will serve as producers on the film, under their Material Pictures and Picture Films banners, respectively. Bell, Downs Colaizzo, and Richard Weinberg will serve as executive producers. It will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019.

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3. Rub & Tug (TBA)

‘Rub & Tug’ is an “American Hustle”-like movie starring Scarlett Johansson and directed by Rupert Sanders, recent sources have confirmed. Based on a true story, the film will focus on Dante “Tex” Gill (Johansson) who flourished in the male-dominated business of massage parlors and prostitution.

Gary Spinelli wrote the script and the movie will be produced by Joel Silver, Tobey Maguire, Johansson, Matthew Plouffe, Spinelli, and Jonathan Lia. Silver Pictures president Hal Sadoff will executive produce with Ethan Erwin, Sarah Meyer, Richard Weinberg, and Brendan Koerner. The film is a co-production between Silver Pictures, Maguire’s Material Pictures, and Johansson’s These Pictures.

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