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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Mike Tollin Adapting Bestselling Cedric Jennings Biography “A Hope In The Unseen”

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The book details Jenning’s academic life in Ballou High School, an inner city school in Washington, D.C., and eventually to Brown University. Tollin optioned the book, as well as Jennings’ life rights, and will be producing the adaptation via his shingle Tollin Productions.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Michael B. Jordan In Talks For MGM’s Vampire Comedy “Blood Brothers”

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Jordan’s in talks to nab the role of Tree, one of the key leads in the edgy two-hander, which follows two blood-sucking best friends whose relationship enters a crisis. The pic’s based on the Dark Horse comic series of the same name written by Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller.

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{TB Exclusive} “Run For Your Life” Is In Development With Imagine And Mandalay

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The NBC series that starred Ben Gazarra is getting a makeover for film from Mandalay and Imagine. The film is about an agent of MI-6 who reevaluates his life after learning that he will soon die.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Madbrook Films Adapting Herman Melville’s First Book “Typee”

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Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life, was Melville’s first book and a semi-autobiographical account of the author’s experiences as a captive on the island Nuku Hiva in 1842. Madbrook’s Boyd Holbrook and Madeleine Sackler, who will both share a story credit on the film, are also serving in a producing capacity.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Lionsgate Remaking French César Award-Winning Drama “The Belier Family”

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Jim Miller is overseeing development for Lionsgate,with the intent to develop a heartwarming family story in the vein of The Hundred Foot Journey. The original film’s producers Eric Jehelmann, Philippe Rousselet, and Stephanie Bermann are returning to produce the remake.

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NY Times Bestseller “Kitchens Of The Great Midwest” Hits The Market

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Making the NY Times Hardcover bestseller list, the debut novel from J. Ryan Stradal hit shelves this past July via Viking/Pamela Dorman Books. The book centers on a young woman with a “once-in-a-generation” palate who becomes the head chef and shepherd of the country’s most premier and exclusive underground dinner spot.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Imperative Entertainment Options NY Times Bestseller Paula McLain’s “Circling The Sun”

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Though it only hit shelves July 28th, the historical fiction novel has swiftly become one of the summer’s hottest reads and an exciting property primed for the screen. Set against the backdrop of early twentieth century Kenya, Circling The Sun centers on Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator, adventurer, author, and racehorse trainer

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Broken Road Is Looking To Remake “Summer Lovers”

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Based on the 1982 film, an American couple gets involved with a beautiful French Archeologist during their vacation in Greece. Producers Sean Robins and Todd Garner are looking to modernize the story

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Emerging Director Josh Greenbaum Helming Universal’s “No Hearts Club”

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The pic, which is being produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard for their Imagine Entertainment shingle, was sold as a pitch from Ben Schwartz in 2012, with Schwartz also hired on to write. Josh Greenbaum is now feeling the pangs of love for the project, and has signed on to direct.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} “Grace of Monaco” Scribe Arash Amel Officially Scripting “Made In Sweden”

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Amel was announced to be in talks last year, though sources close to the project have confirmed that he’s now set. The Bonnie and Clyde-esque tale follows three brothers and their best friend, traveling under the moniker “The Military Gang,” who stole a number of weapons and attempted to sell them back to the government.

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{TB Exclusive} Zach Galifianakis Gets “School Days With A Pig” Moving Again

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A sixth-grade teacher who wants his students to learn about where food comes from gives them an experiment. The class adopts a piglet with the intention of raising it and then eating it at the end of the year.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Fox Closing In On Preemptive Deal For Breakout Norse Fantasy “Fall Of Gods”

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The bold new illustrated novel that started as a kickstarter campaign to showcase true Norse mythology is now looking at a preemptive offer from Fox.

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{TB Exclusive} Madbrook Films Will Bring “Nellie Bly” Biopic To The Big Screen

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Madbrook Films will produce the biographical drama Nellie Bly, based on the incredible life of one of the most influential women in the history of American journalism.

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{TB Exclusive} “Horse Soldiers” Is Now In Active Development At Lionsgate

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After a long wait at Disney, Jerry Bruckheimer is finally making headway with the adaptation of Doug Stanton’s book at Lionsgate.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Ghost House Pictures Adapting Jennifer McMahon’s Chilling Thriller “Don’t Breathe A Word”

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Gold Circle Entertainment and Ghost House Pictures are now starting the search for a writer to adapt Jennifer McMahon’s supernatural thriller Don’t Breathe A Word, which has been hailed as a chilling and haunting page-turner.

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{TB Exclusive} Lisa Loomer Scripting Adaptation Of “The Mothers,” With Rachel Weisz Starring

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Rachel Weisz will star in The Mothers, a feature adaptation of Jennifer Gilmore’s acclaimed novel of the same name. The story follows a couple as they go on a heartrending, frustrating, and ultimately touching journey to adopt a baby.

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Buzzy Gone Girl-Esque Thriller “In A Dark, Dark Wood” Hits The Market, With Studios Bidding!

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Written by emerging author Ruth Ware, this breakout hit-in-the-making has already climbed to number eleven on the NY Times Bestseller list after hitting shelves August 4th, via Gallery/Scout Press.

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{TB Exclusive} Mark Gordon Says ‘Oui’ To Action-Thriller “Paris Trap”

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The most romantic city in the world is about to get a dose of action-packed suspense in Paris Trap, a new thriller being produced by Mark Gordon through his Mark Gordon Company, from a script by Daniel Taplitz.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} “Masterminds” Scribes Hubbel Palmer & Chris Bowman Rewriting DreamWorks’ “Home Movies”

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The Shawn Levy-produced pic, which has been touted as It’s a Wonderful Life in tone, follows an unhappy man who discovers that he’s able to revisit moments in his life via his old home movies, and attempts to change things for the better.

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Nancy Allen’s Captivating Ozarks Mystery Series Shopped Across Town

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The first entry, The Code of the Hills, introduces ambitious prosecutor Elsie Arnold, who takes on a high-profile sexual abuse case that draws her into the bleak and sinister cultural underbelly of the Ozarks, which doesn’t take kindly to her interference.

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(TB EXCLUSIVE} Europacorp Producing True Submarine Disaster Story “Kursk”

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The story of the tragic submarine wreck in August of 2000 and the governmental negligence that followed is getting started at Europacorp with Robert Rodat’s script.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Romantic Comedy “Q” Moving Forward At Lionsgate With Francis Lawrence Producing

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Published via HarperCollins on August 23, 2011, the property was soon snatched up by Sony Pictures, with Matt Tolmach producing. Tolmach and his Matt Tolmach Productions will also make the jump to Lionsgate.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Jane Austen Romantic Comedy “Jane By The Sea” Set At Voltage Pictures

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Titled Jane By The Sea, this witty comedy will explore Austen’s encounters and relationships that inspired characters and scenes from her iconic works. Austen’s story will be inter-cut with developing scenes from her in-progress novels as she writes them, to better dramatize what inspired them and how they came to be.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} “Bandits” Remake Back In The Works At Warner Bros.

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Warner Bros. is moving forward with their remake of the 1997 German film about four female convicts as they form a band, play a policeman’s ball, and escape to become pop-sensations while on the lam.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Ron Howard Nabs Forthcoming Adventure Guide “How To Steal The Mona Lisa”

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Though it’s not going to hit shelves until March 1st, 2016, Taylor Bayouth’s How to Steal the Mona Lisa: and Six Other World-Famous Treasures is already primed for a big-screen adaptation.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Warner Bros. Heads To The Cosmos With Carl Sagan Biopic

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Warner Brothers is developing a biographical drama based on the life of iconic astrophysicist Carl Sagan. His widow, Ann Druyan, will serve as a producer on the film.

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{TB Exclusive} Dana Fox Will Pen Rom Com “Best Thing That Ever Happened” For Universal

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Ben and Kate creator Dana Fox will write the script for Best Thing That Ever Happened, a new romantic comedy from Universal Pictures.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Zac Efron Gambles On STX Entertainment’s “The Velocity of Money”

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Zac Efron is headed to Sin City. The actor is set to star in a Vegas-based drama, tentatively titled The Velocity of Money. While plot details are being kept tightly under wraps, it is being described as Wall Street meets Cocktail in tone.

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{TB Exclusive} Simon Curtis Circling “Mrs. Queen Takes The Train” At The Weinstein Company

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Simon Curtis is interested in directing James Graham’s adaption of William Kuhn’s novel about Queen Elizabeth going AWOL.

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Hot Tech/Disaster Thriller “CyberStorm” No Longer At Fox, Back On The Market

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The critically acclaimed property, published in 2013, was previously under option at 20th Century Fox, with Chernin Entertainment producing and Bill Kennedy scripting, though sources confirm that the option has now run out. Now the property is back on the market, with buyers circling.

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