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David Oyelowo Joins Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley in Doug Liman’s Sci-Fi Movie “Chaos Walking”

david_oyelowoTNThe acclaimed star of Ava Duvernay’s Selma will play one of the film’s antagonists along with Mads Mikkelsen. Lionsgate is planning to release the film on March 1, 2019.

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Todd Phillips, Martin Scorsese Developing a “Joker” Movie That Won’t Star Jared Leto

Joker Todd Phillips Martin ScorseseWarner Bros. is creating a new label that will expand the canon of DC properties to give the studio a bit more freedom in terms of storytelling, casting and last but not least, budget.

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Pedro Pascal from “Narcos” In Talks to Play Villain in Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer 2”

pedroexcerpt Pascal first got attention appearing on HBO’s Game of Thrones, but his starring role on Netflix’s drug cartel series has gotten him more roles, such as a role in Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

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Paul Greengrass Joins the Exodus to Netflix with Norway-Set Political Thriller

paulgreengrassnetflixexcerptThe real-life thriller will tell the story of terrorist Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing Christian extremist who killed 77 people with his 2011 terrorist acts. It will be filmed in Norway with a $20 million budget under the eye of producer Scott Rudin, who nabbed the rights to release the film through his Netflix features division.

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Jessie T. Usher, Samuel L. Jackson To Unite for New Line’s “Son of Shaft” Sequel

usherjacksonexcerptWith plans to start production in the fall, the Tim Story-directed action film brings together the stars of the two previous Shaft movies, including the 1971 action classic, starring Richard Roundtree.

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“Star Wars” Universe: Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie In the Works With Stephen Daldry Eyed to Direct

Obi-Wan KenobiNow just because Obi-Wan is getting his own movie doesn’t mean it’ll happen anytime soon. There’s no script yet, nor has it been decided whether Ewan McGregor will return to reprise his role from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

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“American Sniper” Writer Jason Hall Will Direct George Washington Biopic “The Virginian”

jasonhallexcerptThe Oscar-nominated screenwriter, whose directorial debut Thank You For Your Service comes out in October, will rewrite and direct the movie that is meant to show a rougher origin story for the country’s first President as he tries to survive on the American frontier.

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Launch Pad Alum T.A. Snyder Signs With Echo Lake Entertainment

LPFC Detail Page Excerpt Headers 200x133He’ll work with managers Adam Riback and David Brown as Endgame Entertainment and Romark Entertainment develop his pilot script Dead Men.

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Brian Robbins’ Paramount Players Picks Up “Vacation Guide to the Solar System” From “Spider-Man: Homecoming” Scribes

robbinsxcerptThe fledgling production company has bought the rights to Olivia Koski and astronomer Dr. Jana Grcevich’s sci-fi novel about a routine family trip in outer space that turns deadly. It’s being compared to Jurassic World, but it’ll be based on real science, just like The Martian.

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Tracking Board’s Launch Pad Manuscript Competition Unveils Top 75 From Around the World

2017LPMC Top 75 Announcement 200X133This year’s manuscript competition is brought to you in partnership with Michael De Luca Productions, Inkshares, and Energy Entertainment.

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Randall Park, Ali Wong Team with Netflix For Untitled Romantic Comedy

parkwongexcerpt The two talented Asian comics have been making waves in all forms of media, Park on the hit ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat and Wong on her own ABC show, American Housewife. They co-wrote the script with Michael Golamco (Grimm).

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Toronto Film Festival Adds 38 More Premieres, Its Primetime Line-Up and Much More

unicornstorexcerpt Directorial debuts by actors Brie Larson and Simon Baker, Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game, starring Jessica Chastain, and a new movie from comedian Louis C.K. are just some of the many new additions to the 42nd annual Canadian film festival, which runs from September 7 through 17.

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“The Walking Dead” Creator Robert Kirkman, Skybound Entertainment Sign Deal with Amazon

kirkmanexcerpt The success the comic creator has had with the AMC series and its spin-off, Fear the Walking Dead, has made Kirkman a hot commodity in the television space, and his deal with Amazon follows Netflix’s buying of comic creator Mark Millar’s Millarworld earlier this week.

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Daniel Pancotto, Jon Kanak Exit Magnet Management, Join LINK Entertainment (Exclusive)

LINK Entertainment LogoYoung and Hungry star Jonathan Sadowski and The Flash actors Tom Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes are among the clients joining them at their new company.

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Gillian Jacobs Eyed to Star in Morgan Neville’s “A Beautiful Game” (Exclusive)

Gillian Jacobs A Beautiful GameDescribed as being similar to Election in tone, A Beautiful Game is a coming-of-age story about a high school soccer star who develops a relationship with a teacher (Jacobs) in the days leading up to an important game.

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Seth Gordon Tackles the Real-Life Drama of “Tulia”

gordontuliaxcerpt2The filmmaker best known for comedies like Horrible Bosses, Four Christmases, and the recent Baywatch will tackle more serious fare with the 1999 Texas drug scandal documented in the 2005 book Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town.

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Chad Hartigan to Direct Sci-Fi Romance “Departure” for Good Universe (Exclusive)

Chad Hartigan DepartureWritten by Billy Ray, the story follows a man as he investigates how a 727 suddenly vanished into thin air, and then reappeared in the exact same spot just 10 minutes later. The investigation soon becomes personal for him.

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Netflix Nabs David Letterman For New Talk Show Series

lettermanexcerptA little over two years after “retiring” from The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS, the beloved talk show will return for six one-hour episodes on the streaming network, featuring longer-form interviews.

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Nicole Kidman in Talks to Star in Karyn Kusama’s Crime Thriller “Destroyer” (Exclusive)

Nicole Kidman DestroyerPlot details remain vague, but it’s known that Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi wrote the script and are producing with Kusama, with whom they previously worked on The Invitation and Aeon Flux.

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“Transparent” Director Nisha Ganatra Takes Over Mindy Kaling’s “Late Night”

ganatrakalingexcerptPaul Feig originally intended to direct Mindy Kaling’s movie project for Fox 2000 but had to leave due to scheduling conflicts, opening the director’s chair for the busy Canadian-born TV director, who previously worked with Kaling on The Mindy Project.

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YouTube Red Plans “Karate Kid” Spin-Off Show With Ralph Macchio and William Zabka

cobrakaixcerptThirty-three years after the hyper-quotable The Karate Kid made every kid want to take up the martial arts, Macchio’s Daniel LaRusso is reunited with his arch-nemesis for a 10-episode comedy series from the men behind the Harold and Kumar movies.

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“Fresh Off the Boat” Creator Nahnatchka Khan to Direct “Babe Walker” for Lionsgate (Exclusive)

Nahnatchka Khan Danielle Macdonald Babe WalkerDanielle Macdonald is incredible in Patti Cake$, and it’s very smart of Lionsgate and producer Elizabeth Banks to jump into business with her as her breakout film prepares to hit theaters.

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Maika Monroe Joining Neil Jordan’s “The Widow”

maikamonroeexceptThe star of It Follows and Independence Day: Resurgence will be joining Chloe Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert in the thriller about an unlikely friendship that turns dangerous.

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“Dog Eat Dog” Scribe Matthew Wilder to Adapt “Auto-da-Fé” for David Hillary’s Deviant Films (Exclusive)

Matthew Wilder Elias Canetti Auto-da-FeThe story follows a reclusive academic who lives in a world of books and ideas. When he marries his illiterate housekeeper, it is believed he is taking advantage of her, but her own secret power tilts their relationship in strange and unexpected directions.

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Anne Hathaway in Negotiations to Star in “Barbie” Movie at Sony

Anne Hathaway STXA recent New York Times profile of producer Amy Pascal timed to the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming pulled back the curtain on a deal that has been brewing for several months.

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Matt Damon Taps “The Dark Tower’s” Nikolaj Arcel to Direct “RFK” Movie for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

RFK BiopicRFK has been a longtime passion project of Damon’s, and the role could very well put him in the 2018 awards race, should the film debut before the end of next year.

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Steven Soderbergh, Claire Foy Team for Secret Movie Shot on iPhone (Exclusive)

Steven Soderbergh Claire Foy UnsaneEver since Bubble, Soderbergh has been more open to experimentation in both the production and distribution realms, so the idea that he has used his iPhone to shoot a secret movie with an up-and-coming actress isn’t as big a surprise as it might seem on the surface.

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Walton Goggins Joins Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” in Mysterious Role

Walton Goggins ExcerptMarvel is rounding out the cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp, tapping Walton Goggins for an undisclosed role in the sequel, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Peyton Reed returns to direct the follow-up to the 2015 feature.

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“Game of Thrones” Scribe Vanessa Taylor to Rewrite Guy Ritchie’s “Aladdin” for Disney (Exclusive)

Vanessa Taylor AladdinHer feature credits include Divergent, Hope Springs and Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film The Shape of Water.

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Katherine Waterston, Sunny Suljic to Star in Jonah Hill’s Directorial Debut “Mid-90s” (Exclusive)

Kat and Sunny Mid 90sThe lead role shouldn’t be too much of a stretch for Suljic, who just played a young skateboarder in Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, which co-stars Hill.

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