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Amy Schumer To Star In Universal Comedy “Who Invited Her?” From Producer Reese Witherspoon (Exclusive)

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The Golden Globe-nominated actress is set to star in Universal’s Who Invited Her?, a comedy about a woman who invites herself to her male best friend’s bachelor party. Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea are producing.

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Launch Pad Alum Matthew Tente Becomes First Writer Signed By Chris Bender Shingle Good Fear (Exclusive)

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Launch Pad alum Matthew Tente, whose spec Burn Run is heating up the town this week, marks the first official signing for Chris Bender’s newly formed Good Fear.

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Launch Pad Alum David Hoffman Joins Writers Room Of Upcoming Shawn Ryan Series “Timeless” (Exclusive)


2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition winner David Hoffman has joined the writers’ room on the upcoming Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke series Timeless premiering this fall on NBC.

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“Training Day” Director Antoine Fuqua Boards “Burn Run” Heading Into Holiday Weekend (Exclusive)

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UPDATE 05.27.16: Training Day director Antoine Fuqua is now coming on board to produce Burn Run with an eye towards directing at some point, teaming up with producers Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman of The Picture Company. The spec could spark a bidding war that plays out over the course of the Memorial Day holiday…

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Allison Janney, Ed O’Neill Circle Jennifer Morrison Directorial Debut “Sun Dogs” (Exclusive)

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Mom’s Allison Janney and Modern Family’s Ed O’Neill are in negotiations to star in Once Upon a Time star Jennifer Morrison’s feature directorial debut.

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Justin Long, Cobie Smulders Will Topline Cast For Ryan Eggold Dramedy “Literally Right Before Aaron” (Exclusive)

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Described as “a comedy about the tragedy of what could have been,” Long and Smulders will lead a cast that also includes Peter Gallagher, Luiz Guzman, and Kristen Schaal in the film from writer-director Ryan Eggold.

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“The Nice Guys” Director Shane Black Storms Onto Hurricane Heist Movie “Category 5″ (Exclusive)

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Shane Black is moving on from the action and comedy of The Nice Guys and heading into some stormy weather with Category 5. Black will produce the film that follows a group of thieves who plan to rob the island of an El Chapo-type before a huge storm hits.

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“Pitch Perfect” Star Brittany Snow Gets Familiar With Rom-Com “Platonic” (Exclusive)

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Snow, best known for her role in the hit musicals Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, is set to star in and produce the romantic comedy with Cranium Entertainment and Eclectic Pictures.

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{Exclusive} Paramount Establishes “The Fellowship For Alien Detection” With “Ghostbusters” Producer Ivan Reitman

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The film, which channels sci-fi wonder and mystery of J.J. Abrams’s Super 8, is based on the popular 2013 children’s book.

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{Exclusive} Jennifer Lawrence And Gary Ross Look To Re-Team On “Ocean’s 11″ Reboot


Warner Bros.’ female-centric Ocean’s 11 reboot might be on the verge of making its next big score, as we’re hearing that Lawrence has landed at the top of producers’ shortlist of actresses to potentially star opposite Sandra Bullock.

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{Exclusive} HarperCollins Wins “The Final Six” Publishing Rights Following Sony’s Preemptive Buy

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UPDATE (05.12.16): 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} Voltage Pictures Sets Action Comedy “Engaged” From Justin Kanew

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Justin Kanew, perhaps best known as a former contestant on the CBS hit reality series The Amazing Race, has set up a new action comedy with Voltage Pictures.

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{Exclusive} “Suicide Squad” Star Jared Leto In Talks To Join Sophie Turner In “Berlin I Love You”

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Suicide Squad star Jared Leto is in discussions to join Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and Ben Hur’s Jack Huston in Emmanuel Benbihy’s forthcoming Berlin, I Love You.

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{Exclusive} Director Yuval Adler Heads To “Salem Village” For STX Entertainment

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Bethlehem helmer Yuval Adler is headed to Salem Village, the supernatural horror from STX Entertainment.

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{Exclusive} Columbia Sets Action-Adventure Pic “Agatha Christie” From Scribe Tom Shepherd

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One of the world’s most famous crime novelists may, once again, be headed to the big screen. Columbia is in development with an action-adventure take on Agatha Christie from writer Tom Shepherd.

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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} 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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