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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Acclaimed Debut Novel “The Unfortunates” By Sophie McManus Heats Up The Market

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The novel follows an aging heiress of a prominent, wealthy American family who must come to terms with her clan’s dark legacy and the corrupting nature of wealth as long-buried lies and secrets bubble to the forefront.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Paradigm Hits The Market With Paul Tobin’s “Genius Factor” Series

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The first book follows socially awkward sixth grader Nate Bannister as he recruits his classmate Delphine to help reverse one of his scientific experiments gone wrong: a dinosaur-sized invisible cat.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} “Under The Dome” Scribe Caitlin Parrish & Erica Weiss Ink 3-Year Deal With Warner Bros TV

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Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss have signed a three-year development deal with Warner Bros. Television to option their original pilot, Red Line

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} UTA Out With “The Beautiful Bureaucrat” From Award-Winning Author Helen Phillips

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Set for publication on August 11th, 2015 via Henry Holt and Co., the chilling novel centers on a young wife who takes on a new job at an enigmatic organization that pits her against the dark machinations of the universe.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} “The Wedding Date” Helmer Clare Kilner To Direct Rom-Com “Ray and Molly After the Apocalypse”

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Penned by up-and-coming scribe Mark Simborg, the pic follows the titular Ray and Molly as they’re thrown together in a post-apocalyptic world, forced to try and put aside their differences and challenge the rules of love.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Hollywood Eyes “The Watcher” – True Scare Story Packaged Around Town

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In two days, the macabre report made national headlines and has already captivated Hollywood interest. I’m hearing that in a mad scramble to be the first out of the gate, several packages are being shopped all over town.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} UTA Out With NY Times Bestselling Author Eleanor Herman’s “Legacy Of Kings”

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The series follows a young Alexander the Great as he discovers his fated role in conquering the free world and resurrecting the four ancient lines of blood magic, aided by his long-lost twin sister, Katerina.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Hot Manuscript From Bestselling Author Michael Grant On The Market

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The novel, set to be published in early 2016 by HarperCollins, is an epic, genre-bending, and transformative new series that re-imagines World War II with female soldiers fighting on the front lines, following three different teenagers as they enlist for their own personal reasons.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} WME Hits The Market With Buzzed-About YA Thriller Manuscript “Nightfall”

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The novel centers on three teenagers who are stranded on an island where day and night last 14 straight years at a time. As they try to escape, the friends confront terrifying hazards, unexpected transformations, and uncomfortable truths.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Reese Witherspoon Now Producing New Line’s “Napkin Notes”

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New Line optioned the acclaimed memoir in September, with Toby Emmerich, Andrea Johnston, and Richard Brener overseeing. Witherspoon’s Standard is now in the fold, working to lock a scribe to adapt the inspirational story.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} WME Hits The Market With Memoir From Award-Winning Author Jonathan Kozol

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In his intensely personal memoir, Kozol tells the story of his father, a renowned neurological disorder specialist, who, at the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, was able to narrate his own slow descent into dementia.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Fox 2000 & Temple Hill Set Romantic Comedy From Josh Boone

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Fox 2000 and Temple Hill Entertainment are developing a romantic comedy based on a story by Fault In Our Stars hemler Josh Boone. The deeply funny/emotional love story has been pitched as Bridget Jones’ Diary with elements of Jerry Maguire in the mix.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Paramount Developing Bio-Thriller Based On Atlantic Article “Hacking The President’s DNA”

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Originally conceived as a potential plot for a Jack Ryan sequel, the project will now stand on its own as a feature thriller exploring the concept that if someone is able to obtain an individual’s DNA, then it is possible to create a personalized virus that will only effect that specific individual.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} ICM Hits The Market With Manuscript From “Smash” Creator Theresa Rebeck

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The novel, which has been compared to 500 Days of Summer, follows the story of Alison, who heads to Hollywood from the Midwest to pursue her dreams of being an actress, leaving the love of her life Kyle behind.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Fox & Davis Entertainment Developing Biopic About Influential Mobster Johnny Roselli

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A powerful mobster for the Chicago Outfit, Roselli helped them control Hollywood and the Las Vegas strip and was even involved with the CIA’s plot to assassinate Fidel Castro in the 1960’s.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} CAA Hits The Market With Best-Selling Author Andrew Gross’ Thriller “One Mile Under”

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The thriller centers on Ty Hauck as he makes his long-awaited return rallying beaten-down farmers and ranchers against a giant energy company in a deadly confrontation involving murder, retaliation, and cover-up.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Voltage Pictures Adapting Charles Bukowski’s Preeminent Novel “Women”

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Working off a script from Ethan Furman, the project will follow the novel’s erstwhile protagonist Hank Chinaski as he attempts to manage the many women who fall in love with him through his writings.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Peter Letz Joins Collective Digital Studios As Director of Gaming Network

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Letz, who spent three years running Cousin Pete Productions and Management, has had clients featured on the 2014 and 2013 Young And Hungry Lists, as well as the 2013 Hit List.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} “Instructions Not Included” Star Eugenio Derbez To Lead MGM’s “Overboard” Remake

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Derbez, who directed and starred in the record-breaking Spanish-language comedy Instructions Not Included, will play the role originated by Kurt Russell in the 1987 film.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} 20th Century Fox and Film Rites Nab “Crime & Punishment” – Inspired “Sinner And The Saint”

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The book, which tells the story of the true crime that inspired Dostoevsky’s classic Crime and Punishment and the intense process of writing the book, will be published by Penguin Press.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Ned Benson Tapped To Helm Weinstein’s Long-Awaited “How Starbucks Saved My Life”

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Benson, who was already hired to do a rewrite, will now the direct the project based on Michael Gates Gill’s bestselling 2007 memoir of the same name.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Universal, Blumhouse, And De Luca Snatch Up Red Hot Spec “Free Fall”

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The spec, written by Gregg Maxwell Parker and Sean Finegan, out this month from Paradigm and Madhouse Entertainment, has just sold in a high six figure deal to Universal.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Disney Set to Crown a 3rd “Princess Diaries”

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For years, rumors have circled about Disney’s plans to release a third chapter, and now it seems that the only question to ask is if Anne Hathaway will return…

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Sanaa Lathan Set To Star In The Omar Tyree Trilogy “Flyy Girl” For Lionsgate

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Star of the Best Man comedy franchise and the upcoming sci-fi dark comedy Ad Inexplorata, Lathan will next become media mogul Tracey Ellison in the first of a potential trilogy based on the Omar Tyree novels.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Millennium Eyes Antoine Fuqua To Direct MLK Assassination Project “Orders To Kill”


Fuqua was previously in talks for the biopic before The Butler‘s Lee Daniels came on board to helm in 2012, when Hugh Jackman was still attached to star. However, our sources are now confirming that the pair are no longer involved and that Millennium has begun conversations with Fuqua to return.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Reese Witherspoon’s Pacific Standard Partners with WB to Pick Up Wall Street Dramedy “Opening Belle”

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The novel, which will be published by Simon & Schuster later this year, is a comic take on the life of a woman juggling motherhood with a career on Wall Street.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} The Weinstein Co. Set For “Escape From Planet Earth” Sequel

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The animated comedy Escape From Planet Earth, which followed a group of aliens trapped in Area 51, starred Rob Corddry, Brendan Fraser, Jessica Alba, Craig Robinson, and Ricky Gervais, among others.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Olympus Pictures Nabs Comical Satire Novel “Sweetness #9″

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Favorably compared to Thank You For Smoking, Stephan Eirik Clark’s debut novel tackles the artificial flavoring industry in a comical light.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Remake Of Classic Sci-Fi Romance “Starman” In The Works From Sony

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Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen Starred in the original John Carpenter classic The new take on the project will be in the tone of the hit romantic drama The Fault In Our Stars.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Melissa Benoist Circles Screen Gems Romantic Drama “The Oxford,” With Offers Out To Theo James

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The story follows a junior year college student, Allison Gallagher, who studies abroad in England, where she falls in love with her young British professor Jamie Davenport. Their relationship becomes complicated when she finds out that he has leukemia.

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