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{Exclusive} Elizabeth Banks To Star In Universal Comedy “Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl”

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Banks will star in and produce the Universal comedy from writer Victoria Strouse with Behind the Mask creator Josh Greenbaum set to direct.

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{Exclusive} “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” Star Claudia Kim Joins “The Dark Tower”

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Kim has landed a role in Sony’s The Dark Tower, which is based on the best-selling series from Stephen King. Kim joins a growing cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, and Abbey Lee.

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{Exclusive} Hot New YA Sci-Fi Book Proposal “The Final Six” Drawing Film Rights & Publisher Bids

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UPDATE (05.05.16): Sony has closed on a pre-emptive deal for The Final Six, which has publishing bids heating up. The town has been buzzing over this red hot book proposal from author Alexandra Monir.

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{Exclusive} Jason Sudeikis, Ed Harris, And Elizabeth Olsen In Talks For “Kodachrome” From Producer Shawn Levy

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Jason Sudeikis, Ed Harris, and Elizabeth Olsen are in talks to star in the dramedy Kodachrome, based on a 2010 New York Times article by A.G. Sulzberger. Shawn Levy is set to produce.

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{Exclusive} Lionsgate Sets Feature Adaptation Of Steven Moffat’s “Jekyll” With “The Nice Guys” Scribes

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Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry have been tapped to pen the feature adaptation of Steven Moffat’s BBC 1 series Jekyll, a modern update of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale.

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{Exclusive} Craig Johnson Set To Direct “Alex Strangelove” For Ben Stiller’s Red Hour & STX

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Johnson will be working off of his own script, which is only being described as an unexpected twist on a typical high school movie.

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{Exclusive} Nick Clark Windo’s Debut Thriller “The Feed” Electrifies The Rights Market

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The high-concept dystopian story, set in a near-future world where people can download an omnipresent social media feed directly into their brains, is already generating tons of buzz on the TV and film rights market.

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{Exclusive} “Hunger Games” Star Alan Ritchson And Alec Baldwin Set For Crime Thriller “Ice”

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Chuck Russell will direct the thriller in which Ritchson will star opposite Alec Baldwin as a soldier-turned-trucker who is thrown into the danger and madness of a diamond mine robbery.

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{Exclusive} Red Hot Crime Thriller “17 Bridges” Now Heading Into All Studios

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UPDATE 5.3.16: We’re now hearing that multiple offers are coming in, with major studios preparing to fight for this red hot crime thriller from Adam Mervis. With big name talent circling like Captain America: Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo, we could be in for another feeding frenzy…

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{Exclusive} Richard Jenkins In Talks To Join Guillermo Del Toro’s Cold War Love Story “The Shape Of Water”

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Jenkins is in talks to join Sally Hawkins in the Crimson Peak director’s Cold War love story, which centers on a woman who falls for an amphibious man being held captive in a lab.

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{Exclusive} Holly Gent Palmo & Vince Palmo Re-team With Richard Linklater For “Where’d You Go Bernadette”

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The Me and Orson Welles scribes are once again teaming up with director Richard Linklater to adapt Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go Bernadette. Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter wrote a previous draft of the script.

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{Exclusive} Vera Farmiga And Christopher Plummer Set For Shana Feste Drama “Boundaries”

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The two will play a single mother and a criminal father on a road trip in the dramedy written and directed by Shana Festa.

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{Exclusive} Mark Gordon Teams With “American Sniper” Producer Andrew Lazar For “Fellini Black & White”

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Mega-producer Mark Gordon has stepped in to finance and produce the dormant comedy project Fellini Black & White with Mad Chance Productions.

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{Exclusive} Martin Scorsese Circles George Washington Biopic “The General” From Red Granite

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Martin Scorsese may have found his next project in the George Washington biopic The General, which would find The Wolf of Wall Street director re-teaming with Red Granite Pictures.

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{Exclusive} David Barnett’s High Concept Sci-Fi Novel “Calling Major Tom” Heats Up The Rights Market

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Combining elements of The Martian and It’s a Wonderful Life, the book follows the story of a man who has given up on the world, but soon discovers in the most unlikely way that the world might not have given up on him.

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{Exclusive} Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy Board Nat Faxon And Jim Rash Drama “Thoroughbred”

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The Ready Player One star and The Witch breakout have boarded the indie drama from Oscar winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash.

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{Exclusive} Minhal Baig’s Coming-Of-Age Spec “Hala” Hits The Market Bolstered By Proof-Of-Concept Short

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The buzz is building around writer-director Minhal Baig’s coming-of-age spec Hala thanks in part to her remarkable proof-of-concept short film that explores a Muslim American teenager discovering her sexuality.

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{Exclusive} Patrick Melton And Marcus Dunstan Tapped To Rewrite Colin Trevorrow’s “Metronome”

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Melton and Dunstan have been tapped to rewrite Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow’s sci-fi action spec Metronome, formerly known as World War X.

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{Exclusive} Di Bonaventura Nabs “Goosebumps” Scribe Darren Lemke’s Thriller “Arcadia”

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Darren Lemke’s spec for the sci-fi action thriller Arcadia has been picked up by Transformers producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura.

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{Exclusive} Felicia Yap’s High-Concept Debut “The Day After Yesterday” Thrills The Rights Market

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A high-concept psychological thriller from a fresh new voice in fiction, The Day After Yesterday is up-and-coming novelist Felicia Yap’s debut, and it’s already building buzz on the TV and film rights market.

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{Exclusive} “Broad City” Director Jeff Tomsic To Helm Horror Comedy “You’ll Be The Death Of Me”

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Primarily known for his work in TV, director Jeff Tomsic will shift gears and focus his talent on the big screen as he’s set to helm the upcoming Lionsgate feature You’ll Be the Death of Me.

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{Exclusive} Launch Pad Alums David Lynch & Keith Lynch Sign With WME

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We’re pleased to announce that Launch Pad alums David Lynch and Keith Lynch have signed with Jeff Gorin of WME. Their sci-fi thriller Residual landed in the top 5% of the 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition, and it’s now poised to become the talented duo’s feature film debut.

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{Exclusive} Scarlett Johansson To Portray Zelda Fitzgerald In “The Beautiful And The Damned” From Millennium Films

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Scarlett Johansson may be headed from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the Jazz Age, as she’s attached to play Zelda Fitzgerald in the forthcoming biopic about “the first American flapper.”

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{Exclusive} Jacki Weaver Set For Animated Feature “Larrikins” At DreamWorks

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Two time Oscar-nominated actress Jacki Weaver will lend her voice to the upcoming animated feature Larrikins. Australian comedian Tim Minchin will direct and star in the DreamWorks project.

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{Exclusive} Sam Elliott Will Lead Cast That Includes Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter & Nick Offerman In “The Hero”

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Sam Elliott will lead a cast that includes Katharine Ross, Laura Prepon, Nick Offerman, and Krysten Ritter in a new dramedy from director Brett Haley.

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{Exclusive} “Ghostbusters” Star Kate McKinnon Circles “Senior Year” At CBS Films

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McKinnon may be headed back to high school, as the actress is in talks to star in Senior Year. The CBS Films comedy comes from the 2015 Hit List script by Andrew Knauer and Arthur Pielli.

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{Exclusive} “Girls” Alum Christopher Abbott Set To Star In Crime Thriller “Full-Dress”

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Abbott, who recently appeared in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, has boarded the indie thriller from writer-director Carlos Puga.

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{Exclusive} Ellen Feldman’s Portrait Of Planned Parenthood Founder Builds Buzz On The Rights Market

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Ellen Feldman tackles controversial historical figure Margaret Sanger and the creation of Planned Parenthood in her timely new novel Terrible Virtue, which is currently building buzz on the TV and film rights market.

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{Exclusive} Angus Wall Set To Direct Logan Lerman In “Rothchild” From Voltage Pictures

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Oscar-winning editor Angus Wall is set to direct darkly comedic thriller Rothchild from the 2014 Hit List script by John Patton Ford.

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{Exclusive} Jim Rash And Nat Faxon Set Drama “Thoroughbred” From Writer-Director Cory Finley

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Jim Rash and Nat Faxon will delve into the world of equestrians and elite boarding schools in the suburban noir/dark comedy, Thoroughbred from playwright Cory Finley.

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