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Launch Pad Alum Conor Kyle Signs with Elevate Entertainment (Exclusive)

ConorKyle With his Top 10 script “Peter and the Wolves” landing a lot of interest around town, Kyle lands a manager and is gearing up to share his hauntingly psychological survival tale with the town!

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David Leitch Directing Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham “Fast and Furious” Spin-Off

HobbsLeitchShawJohnson’s Hobbs and Statham’s Deckard Shaw are branching off from the blockbuster Universal franchise for a buddy action-comedy set in the same universe. Leitch’s Deadpool 2 opens next month.

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Joel Coen to Support Inclusion Riders After Taking Wife Frances McDormand’s Fiery Words to Heart (Exclusive)

Coens and FranIt’s a relief to see the Coen brothers leading by example when it comes to this important issue. The effort will begin with the Coens’ next project, since their upcoming series The Ballad of Buster Scruggs was already in production at Netflix when the inclusion rider movement began gaining traction in Hollywood.

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Tracy Morgan Joins Taraji P. Henson in “What Men Want” as Lavar Ball-Esque NBA Dad (Exclusive)

Tracy Morgan WMWInspired by the Nancy Meyers movie What Women Want starring Mel Gibson, the new film finds Henson playing a sports agent who gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts and uses it to her advantage as she races to sign the NBA’s next superstar.

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“Atlanta” Star Lakeith Stanfield in Talks to Join Gina Rodriguez in Netflix Rom-Com “Someone Great” (Exclusive)

Lakeith StanfieldIf a deal makes, this would be Stanfield’s fifth Netflix film following War Machine, Death Note, The Incredible Jessica James and the upcoming drama Come Sunday.

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Inside the Drama Surrounding Fox’s “New Mutants,” Including a Top Secret New Cast Member (Exclusive)

New MutantsDirector Josh Boone filmed material that led up to the reveal of Jon Hamm as Mr. Sinister, only for Fox to change their minds after shooting had been completed. Now it’ll be Antonio Banderas playing an unspecified villain at the end of New Mutants, sources tell the Tracking Board.

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Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston to Star in Action Comedy “Murder Mystery” at Netflix (Exclusive)

Adam SandlerSandler will play a NYC cop who finally takes his wife (Aniston) on a long promised European trip. A chance meeting on the flight gets them invited to an intimate family gathering on the Super Yacht of elderly billionaire Malcolm Quince. When Quince is murdered, they become the prime suspects in a modern day whodunit.

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“Avengers: Infinity War” Star Sebastian Stan Lands Lead in Leonardo DiCaprio-Produced “Beat the Reaper” (Exclusive)

Beat the ReaperBased on the excellent book by Josh Bazell that was adapted by Billions creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien, the story follows a young ER doctor whose life is upended when a patient recognizes him from his past life as a mafia hitman.

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Rob Gronkowski Goes Hollywood After All, Joins Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson in Action Movie “Boss Level” (Exclusive)

Gronk Boss LevelJoe Carnahan (Narc) is directing the indie film, which finds his producing partner Frank Grillo playing a retired special forces veteran who becomes trapped in a never-ending loop that results in his death every day.

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DeWanda Wise in Talks to Join Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow in Netflix Rom-Com “Someone Great” (Exclusive)

DeWanda WiseThe story follows a young woman (Rodriguez) who suffers a devastating breakup and decides to seek adventure in New York City with her two best friends before she moves across the country for her dream job.

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Mark Ruffalo, Kumail Nanjiani in Talks to Star in Annapurna Drama “The True American” (Exclusive)

True AmericanKathryn Bigelow was previously set to direct the film, which once had Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed attached to star. Bigelow is now producing alongside Annapurna’s Megan Ellison and Matthew Budman, as well as director Pablo Larrain’s producing partner Juan de Dios Larraín.

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Lucas Hedges in Talks to Join Shia LaBeouf in Indie Movie “Honey Boy” (Exclusive)

Lucas Hedges Honey BoyAlma Har’el (Bombay Beach) is directing the movie, which is based on LaBeouf’s childhood and his explosive relationship with his father, an ex-con and recovering drug addict.

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Bruce Willis’ New “Die Hard” Movie Enlists “The Conjuring” Scribes to Rewrite Script (Exclusive)

Hayes BrothersLen Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) is set to produce and direct the action sequel, which will see Bruce Willis return once again as supercop John McClane, though the film is said to be an origin story of sorts.

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Pilot Season 2018: The Complete Network Guide (Updating)

pilot season 2018UPDATED Every comedy and drama pilot as ordered by the broadcast networks for potential series pickup for the 2018-19 TV season will be listed here as they are announced.

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Kristen Wiig Eyed to Play the Villain Cheetah in “Wonder Woman 2,” But Is She Right for the Part?

Kristen Wiig Wonder Woman 2Wiig is obviously a comedic force of nature, but she has always seemed to stand out the wrong way when it comes to dramas like mother! and The Martian,” writes Jeff Sneider.

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Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio Confirmed to Star in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Tarantino TrioLt. Aldo Raine will meet Calvin Candie in Tarantino’s ninth film, which will be the director’s first film released without the involvement of Harvey Weinstein.

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Joss Whedon Exits DC’s “Batgirl” Movie: “I Really Didn’t Have a Story”

Joss Whedon ExcerptShould the superhero project movie move forward, Warner Bros. and new DC chief Walter Hamada plan to hire a female filmmaker for Batgirl, who has never had her own movie despite the character’s popularity.

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Oscar Nominee Sam Rockwell Voicing the Title Gorilla in Disney’s “The One and Only Ivan”

SamRockwellGoldenGlobesA week before potentially winning his first Oscar, the prolific character actor takes on a voice role in the Katherine Applegate adaptation already starring Angelina Jolie.

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“Bond 25”: Danny Boyle Is Frontrunner to Direct Daniel Craig’s Last Movie as 007

Danny Boyle Bond 25Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle is the frontrunner to direct the next film in the James Bond franchise, casually known as Bond 25, an agency source has told the Tracking Board.

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The Complete List of 2018 BAFTA Awards Winners

BAFTA2017Martin McDonagh’s won five BAFTAs including Best Film, Best British Film and for its Original Screenplay, while Guillermo del Toro’s earned three including Best Director.

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“School of Rock” Star Tony Cavalero in Talks to Play Ozzy Osbourne in Netflix’s Motley Crue Movie “The Dirt” (Exclusive)

Tony Cavalero Ozzy The DirtOzzy was never a member of Motley Crue, but served as the headliner on one of the band’s early tours. His antics on the road were even more outrageous than theirs — no easy feat, mind you.

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Chris Columbus Adapting, Directing Video Game “Five Nights at Freddy’s” for Blumhouse

ColumbusFiveNightsThe popular mobile game has led to six video games, books and other merchandise that’s right in line with some of Columbus’ past work including Gremlins, Night at the Museum and the first two Harry Potter movies.

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Netflix Buys Universal Sci-Fi Thriller “Extinction” Starring Michael Peña, Lizzy Caplan

PenaCaplanExtinctionDirected by Ben Young (Hounds of Love), the movie was pulled from Universal’s release schedule a few months back, and it’s now going the way of Paramount’s The Cloverfield Paradox.

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Joaquin Phoenix in Talks to Play the Joker in Todd Phillips’ Villain Origin Story

<> on January 19, 2018 in Park City, Utah. Phoenix is in talks to play the Joker in an origin story of the iconic Batman villain. Phillips will direct as well as co-write the film with Scott Silver.

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Michelle MacLaren to Direct Chris Pratt Action Movie “Cowboy Ninja Viking” for Universal

Michelle MacLaren Cowboy Ninja VikingPratt is also a producer on the film, and sources say he was a big part of the push for a female director on Cowboy Ninja Viking, as Jennifer Yuh Nelson was also a finalist for the action-heavy gig.

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Clint Eastwood Circling 90-Year-Old Drug Courier Tale “The Mule” at Warner Bros., Imperative (Exclusive)

Clint Eastwood The MuleLeo Sharp was an award-winning horticulturist and decorated WWII veteran known for his prized day lilies when he was busted for running drugs for Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, and sent to prison at the age of 90. He was transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan in his beat-up old pickup truck when he was arrested by the DEA.

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Superman Prequel Series “Metropolis” From “Gotham” Producers to Launch on DC Digital Service

metropolis Lois Lane and Lex Luthor are the main characters on the new series that is set in Metropolis before Clark Kent’s arrival.

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Emily Blunt Joins Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in Disney’s “Jungle Cruise”

EmilyBluntJungleCruiseThe Oscar-nominated actress is joining the Disney action-adventure based on the popular Walt Disney theme park attraction. Plans are to start production in Atlanta and Hawaii in May.

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Juliette Lewis Joins Aaron Taylor-Johnson in “A Million Little Pieces” Movie (Exclusive)

Juliette Lewis A Million Little PiecesSam Taylor-Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) is directing the adaptation of James Frey’s book, and the cast also includes Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Juri, Charlie Hunnam, Giovanni Ribisi and David Dastmalchian.

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Sam Raimi Teaming with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lionsgate for “The Kingkiller Chronicles”

samraimigettyThe Evil Dead director is currently in talks for Pat Rothfuss’ best-selling fantasy series, which would make it his first film in more than five years after directing 2013’s Oz, the Great and Powerful.

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