The Nebraska helmer is finishing his next original screenplay. Sources say he's also trying to resurrect his sci-fi satire Downsizing, which he was developing several years ago as a vehicle for Paul Giamatti.
Alfonso Cuaron, 'Gravity'
NBC's Believe, co-created with J.J. Abrams, premieres March 10. Insiders say he's writing a film that's much smaller than Gravity. He also is producing his son Jonas' directorial project Desierto.
Amy Adams, 'American Hustle'
She's wrapped her role as artist Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes and will return as Lois Lane for the Man of Steel sequel. She'll also star in and produce Object of Beauty, based on Steve Martin's book, and a Janis Joplin biopic.
Barkhad Abdi, 'Captain Phillips'
The newcomer is in talks to star in the sports drama The Place That Hits the Sun, about South African marathoner Willie Mtolo.
Bradley Cooper, 'American Hustle'
He has wrapped Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (voicing a raccoon) and the untitled Cameron Crowe project and soon starts Clint Eastwood's American Sniper. Then, he's off to Broadway in the fall for The Elephant Man.
Bruce Dern, 'Nebraska'
The 77-year-old has wrapped the indie Cut Bank, in which he plays a small-town postman. He'll soon switch hats to producer on the drama Coast, through his recently launched company.
Cate Blanchett, 'Blue Jasmine'
Like Bale, she has wrapped two Terrence Malick films as well as The Hobbit: There and Back Again and Disney's live-action Cinderella. After the Oscars, she will shoot the lesbian drama Carol with Rooney Mara.
Chiwetel Ejiofor, '12 Years a Slave'
His Nigeria-set drama Half of a Yellow Sun will hit theaters in May. Post-Oscars, he'll begin the postapocalyptic Z for Zachariah with Chris Pine before moving to John Hillcoat's heist pic Triple Nine.
Christian Bale, 'American Hustle'
Bale has wrapped two Terrence Malick projects -- Knight of Cups and an untitled music film -- and he stars as Moses in Ridley Scott's Exodus, out Dec. 12.
David O. Russell, 'American Hustle'
He's mulling reteaming with JenniferLawrence for a film about Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano. He's also executive producing his first TV series, an untitled ABC project set at a private country club.
Jared Leto, 'Dallas Buyers Club'
Leto is looking for his next film role. Meanwhile, he'll tour the world with his band, Thirty Seconds to Mars.
Jennifer Lawrence, 'American Hustle'
She'll finish The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Parts 1 and 2 in Atlanta and Europe. Sources say she might film The Glass Castle, the adaptation of Jeannette Walls' memoir, in the fall, or David O. Russell's as yet untitled biopic of the Miracle Mop inventor. Harvey Weinstein told British reporters after the BAFTA Awards that she might take a year off.
Jonah Hill, 'The Wolf of Wall Street'
He's got 22 Jump Street on June 13 and has wrapped Fox's drama True Story with James Franco. He's also attached to Fox's The Ballad of Richard Jewell as Jewell.
Judi Dench, 'Philomena'
Post-Oscars, Dench will finish The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 in India, then move on to an adaptation of Roald Dahl's Esio Trot.
Julia Roberts, 'August: Osage County'
Roberts has HBO drama The Normal Heart, directed by Ryan Murphy, in the can but hasn't selected her next project.
June Squibb, 'Nebraska'
Squibb will appear in several episodes of HBO's Girls (her first airs on Oscar Sunday). The 84-year-old also will continue to work on HBO's Getting On, which was renewed for a second season.
Leonardo DiCaprio, 'The Wolf of Wall Street'
He has several projects simmering, such as Fox's Olympics bombing drama The Ballad of Richard Jewell with Wolf co-star Jonah Hill, but he has yet to choose.
Lupita Nyong'o, '12 Years a Slave'
The Kenyan actress' Non-Stop is in theaters; she's fielding offers for her next film role.
Martin Scorsese, 'The Wolf of Wall Street'
He will head to work on his passion project Silence, which he has been attached to since 1989. The Japan-set epic, which stars AndrewGarfield, Liam Neeson and Girls' Adam Driver, will shoot in Taiwan.
Matthew McConaughey, 'Dallas Buyers Club'
He has ChristopherNolan's Interstellar in theaters Nov. 7 and will play a man who travels to Japan's "Suicide Forest" in Gus Van Sant's Sea of Trees.
Meryl Streep, 'August: Osage County'
She's got The Giver in August and Disney's Into the Woods in December. Streep also shot Tommy Lee Jones' The Homesman and Sarah Gavron's Suffragette.
Michael Fassbender, '12 Years a Slave'
His X-Men: Days of Future Past hits May 23 and he has the untitled Malick music project and Slow West in the can. The day after the Oscars, he heads to the U.K. to resume filming Macbeth, followed by actioner Trespass Against Us.
Sally Hawkins, 'Blue Jasmine'
She next appears in Godzilla (May 16) and has wrapped the British coming-of-age dramedy X Plus Y and the CG/live-action project Paddington. She's also in negotiations to star in FX's Charlie Kaufman pilot How and Why.
Sandra Bullock, 'Gravity'
Besides lending her voice to The Minions, she hasn't picked her next movie. Sources say there are two projects in the running: crime drama The Perfect Heist and Our Brand Is Crisis, a black-comedy take on the 2005 political doc.
Steve McQueen, '12 Years a Slave'
The 12 Years a Slave director is writing TV projects for the BBC and HBO about the black experience. He hasn't picked his next film but has expressed interest in an unlikely genre: a musical.
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