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Tom Hardy to Star in “Venom” Movie, Ruben Fleischer to Direct Sony Tentpole

Tom Hardy Ruben Fleischer VenomScott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner are writing the script for Venom, which will be produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal. Sony will release the comic book movie on Oct. 5. 2018.

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Daniel Casey to Rewrite “The Craft” Remake for Sony, Director Leigh Janiak (Exclusive)

The Craft Daniel CaseyCasey has a lot of heat right now, and Sony is already working with him on Fede Alvarez’s Incognito. He did a rewrite on Bad Robot’s hit thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane and was recently hired by Fox 2000 to adapt Larry Niven’s short story Inconstant Moon for director James Ponsoldt.

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Dylan Sellers Returning to the Weinstein Company as President of Production (Exclusive)

Dylan Sellers The Weinstein CompanySellers spent three years at TWC, working on such films as John Wells’ August: Osage County and Ted Melfi’s St. Vincent, and he stepped down from his post in September 2014 when his contract expired.

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Josh McLaughlin Named President of Production at Focus Features (Exclusive)

focus-excerptJosh McLaughlin is set to replace Jim Burke as President of Production at Focus Features, the Tracking Board has exclusively learned. Rather than hire an executive from outside the company, Focus decided to promote from within.

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Channing Tatum, Gina Rodriguez, Zendaya to Star in WB’s Animated Movie “Smallfoot” (Exclusive)

Gina Rodriguez SmallfootAnimation veteran Karey Kirkpatrick is set to write and direct the film, which is being produced by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra. Rather than a traditional Bigfoot movie, a mythical Yeti is the hero this time around, who believes that humans really do exist.

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Jeff Goldblum Joins Jodie Foster in “Hotel Artemis” as the Goldblumaissance Continues (Exclusive)

Jeff Goldblum Hotel ArtemisThe 64-year-old actor is on a roll, with upcoming turns in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, the Jurassic World sequel, Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs and an untitled Amazon comedy series co-starring Danny DeVito.

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Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette Eyed to Star in Ben Stiller’s Limited Showtime Series “Escape at Clinton Correctional” (Exclusive)

Clinton Correctional ShowtimeThe Tracking Board hears that Benicio del Toro is in negotiations to star opposite fellow Oscar winner Patricia Arquette in Escape at Clinton Correctional, an eight-episode limited series about the 2015 prison escape in upstate New York that Ben Stiller will direct for Showtime.

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“Martian” Reunion in the Works as Fox Acquires Andy Weir’s New Book “Artemis” for Simon Kinberg to Produce (Exclusive)

Andy Weir Aditya Sood ArtemisPlot details are being kept under wraps, though back in December 2015, Weir said his next book would take place in a city on the moon and follow a female protagonist. He also said it would be released by late 2016/early 2017, so it may be safe to assume that Artemis is that very book.

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Kevin McCormick Returning to Warner Bros. as Executive (Exclusive)

Kevin McCormick Warner BrosSince January 2010, McCormick has operated Langley Park Productions, which produced Gangster Squad, The Lucky One and the Arthur remake. McCormick is also a producer on the Amazon Studios thriller Lost Girls starring Sarah Paulson.

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Hollywood Avoids Shutdown as WGA Strikes Late-Night Deal With AMPTP

Picket Signs WGANegotiations were extended about an hour past the early Tuesday morning deadline when word came down that the two sides had reached an agreement. Though details remain sparse, the problems surrounding the WGA’s ailing health plan appear to have been solved.

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“13 Reasons Why” On Verge of Season 2 Renewal at Netflix (Exclusive)

13 Reasons Why Season 2 NetflixOne reason that Netflix is eager to bring back 13 Reasons Why is that the show dominated social media, garnering more than 11 million tweets since its launch on Mar. 30. That made it the most tweeted-about show of the year, besting The Vampire Diaries and The Walking Dead.

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An Ode to Jonathan Demme, His Perfect Film, and the Compassion of “Philadelphia”

Jonathan Demme ExcerptJonathan Demme died early Wednesday morning at the age of 73 and left behind an incredible legacy — not just with this films, but with his creativity, empathy, and social impact.

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Studios to Spend Weekend Reading Hot Genre Spec “Afraid” From “Red Eye,” “Red Widow” Writers

Heat meterDescribed as The Purge meets The Bourne Identity, the story follows four criminal soldiers whose killing skills have been enhanced by horrifying experiments. When they escape to a small Wisconsin town and begin a campaign of terror, only a former Army medic, his tough high school sweetheart and a weathered local sheriff stand in the way of these brutal killers.

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J.C. Spink, Executive Producer of “The Hangover” Trilogy, Dead at 45

J.C. SpinkHis company, Benderspink, was a behemoth in the lucrative spec market, but Spink didn’t just have an eye for broad commercial fare. He also had good taste in edgy material as evidenced by A History of Violence, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination.

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Amy Pascal Acquiring “Avengers”-Esque Spec “Princesses” to Produce at Sony (Exclusive)

Amy Pascal PrincessesThe script is described as being similar to Marvel’s The Avengers, but with princesses from classic fairy tales instead of superheroes. It remains a mystery as to which princesses appear in the action-adventure tale, though they’re likely iconic characters that have been popularized by Disney, but are still in the public domain.

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“Captain Marvel” Lands Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck as Directors

Anna Boden Ryan Fleck ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that Mississippi Grind helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have been tapped to direct Captain Marvel for Disney and Marvel Studios.

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Gina Rodriguez to Voice “Carmen Sandiego” for Netflix as Two Movie Studios Battle for Her Next Slot (Exclusive)

Gina Rodriguez Carmen SandiegoThe deal comes as the Golden Globe-winning star of Jane the Virgin negotiates for the lead role in Sony’s remake of Miss Bala and 20th Century Fox’s comedy Fire Me.

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Paramount Hires Original “Coming to America” Writers to Pen Sequel for Eddie Murphy (Exclusive)

Coming to America 2Kevin Misher is producing the sequel to John Landis’ classic comedy, which grossed an astounding $288 million worldwide back in 1988.

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Launch Pad Alum Cynthia Furey Signs with The Gotham Group (Exclusive)

Launch Pad Alumni ExcerptWriter Cynthia Furey has signed with The Gotham Group managers Peter McHugh and Tony Gil. Furey’s pilot Boy Up earned a Top 25 spot in the 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition.

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Josh Brolin to Play Cable in “Deadpool 2” and Beyond, Sources Confirm Before Ryan Reynolds

BrolinCable_ExcerptSources say Brad Pitt was reluctant to sign a multi-picture deal that called for as many as five films. Brolin’s deal is reportedly for four movies — an issue that was surely a point of contention during negotiations.

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Jude Law to Play Young Dumbledore in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Sequel

Jude Law ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that British actor Jude Law will be taking up the mantle of Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel.

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Launch Pad Alum Alexis Perkins Signs with Stagecoach Entertainment (Exclusive)

Launch Pad Alumni ExcerptLaunch Pad Alum Alexis Perkins has signed with Stagecoach Entertainment managers Evan Lewis and Steve Smith. Perkins’s script, Derby City, was a standout from the 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition and finished in the Top 3.

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Launch Pad Alum Jimmy Mosqueda Signs with Bellevue Entertainment (Exclusive)

Jimmy Mosqueda ExcerptWriter Jimmy Mosqueda has signed with Jeff Portnoy of Bellevue Entertainment. Mosqueda’s pilot, Valedictorian, placed in the Top 75 of the 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition.

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Lionsgate Wins Seven-Figure Bidding War for Inkshares Book “The Punch Escrow”

Irina Ivanova ExcerptWith multiple studios bidding on the sci-fi manuscript that’s being compared to Looper and Ready Player One, it’s Lionsgate who comes out on top to win newcomer Tal M. Klein’s first book.

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Launch Pad Finalist Irina Ivanova Signs With Energy Entertainment (Exclusive)

Irina Ivanova ExcerptLaunch Pad alum Irina Ivanova has signed with Brooklyn Weaver at his own Energy Entertainment. Ivanova joins the ranks of over 200 writers who have secured representation from the competition since 2013.

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Norm MacDonald Recalls Chilly Meeting With His Comedy Hero, “Mr. Warmth” Don Rickles, on Set of “Dirty Work”

Don RicklesIn his new memoir, MacDonald recalled being humiliated on the set of the 1998 comedy after the legendary comic made some jokes at his expense.

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Legendary Comic Don Rickles Dies at 90, Read His Letter to Donald Trump

Don RicklesRickles voiced Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story movies, though he also played a wise-cracking theater manager in Norm MacDonald’s Dirty Work, and played against type as Robert De Niro’s trusted pit boss in Martin Scorsese’s 1995 masterpiece Casino.

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“Get Out” Editor Gregory Plotkin to Direct “Hellfest” for CBS Films (Exclusive)

Gregory Plotkin HellfestGale Anne Hurd is producing the film, which is set on Halloween night and follows a costumed killer who begins murdering unsuspecting patrons at a horror theme park.

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Launch Pad Finalist Steve Isles Signs With UTA (Exclusive)

SteveIsles - thumb Just one day after announcing our 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition winners, Steve Isles joins the more than 200 writers who have landed reps from the competition as he signs with Mike Esola at UTA.

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Justin Kurzel Attached to Direct Hot Spec “Ruin,” Which Has Multiple Studio Offers (Exclusive)

Justin Kurzel RuinDescribed as a gritty revenge thriller, Ruin follows a nameless ex-Nazi captain who navigates the ruins of post-WWII Germany determined to atone for his crimes during the war by hunting down the surviving members of his former SS Death Squad.

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