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The Weinstein Co. Lines Up All-Star Cast for “The Guardian Brothers”

edward norton excerptThe Weinstein Company’s English dub The Guardian Brothers has landed a star-studded voice cast as it adds Edward Norton, Jim Gaffigan, Bella Thorne, Mike Birbiglia, and Randall Park. The group joins previously cast Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and Mel Brooks.

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MGM Nabs Sci-Fi Novella “Snapshot” by Brandon Sanderson

mgm-excerptThe Brandon Sanderson-penned sci-fi novella Snapshot has been acquired by MGM. Broken Road Productions (Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse) and Entertainment 360 (Office Christmas Party) are set to produce.

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Santa Clarita Diet — Official Trailer (Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant)

Santa Clarita DietJoel and Sheila Hammond are realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending both their lives down a road of death and destruction… but in a good way.

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“Black-ish” Creator Kenya Barris Developing “White Men Can’t Jump” Remake

white-men-excerptThe 1992 sports comedy White Men Can’t Jump is set to get a 21st-century makeover courtesy of Kenya Barris. The Black-ish creator is teaming with Los Angeles Clippers player Blake Griffin and Ryan Kalil of the Carolina Panthers to develop a remake of the 20th Century Fox classic.

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“The Hobbit” Star Richard Armitage Joins the Cast of “Ocean’s Eight”

Richard Armitage ExcerptBritish actor Richard Armitage has been cast in the highly anticipated Ocean’s Eight from director Gary Ross. The spinoff hails from Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow with a script co-written by Ross and Olivia Milch.

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Maisie Williams Set For Stop-Motion Animated Comedy “Early Man”

maisie-williams-excerptGame of Thrones star Maisie Williams will lend her voice to the forthcoming stop-motion animated comedy Early Man from animation icons Aardman and Oscar-winning Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park.

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Anne Frank Spec “Keeper of the Diary” Sells to Fox Searchlight

Anne Frank ExcerptThe highly publicized spec Keeper of the Diary from Evan Kilgore and Samuel Franco has sold to Fox Searchlight for a six figure amount. Matti Leshem and Lynn Harris will produce under their Weimaraner Republic Pictures shingle.

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Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Acquires Film Rights to YA Novel “Moxie”

amy-poehler-excerptThe rights to the upcoming YA novel Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu have landed at Amy Poehler and Brooke Posch’s production company Paper Kite. The book is slated to be released later this year on September 19 by Roaring Book Press.

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“Berlin Syndrome” Sells to Vertical & Netflix Ahead of Premiere at Sundance

berlin-syndrome-excerptThe Sundance Film Festival is less than a week away, but films are already starting to sell in the days leading up to the highly anticipated Park City fest. The latest to be acquired is the Cate Shortland-directed psychological thriller Berlin Syndrome starring Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt. Vertical Entertainment secured the North American theatrical rights, while Netflix nabbed the streaming rights.

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James Corden Joins Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett in “Ocean’s 8”

james-corden-excerptThe cast of Ocean’s 8 is welcoming late night talk show host James Corden to the cast. The carpool karaoke creator will join the all-star cast that includes Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, and Helena Bonham Carter.

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Tessa Thompson & Lily James Team Up for “Little Woods”

tessa thompson excerptNia DaCosta has lined up Tessa Thompson and Lily James to headline in her directorial debut Little Woods. They join a cast that also includes James Badge Dale, Luke Kirby, and Lance Reddick.

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Amblin Acquires Supernatural Pitch “Unexplained Phenomenon” from “Paranormal Activity” Writing Duo

Andrew Deutschman Jason Pagan ExcerptThe pitch Unexplained Phenomenon from Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension’s Andrew Deutschman and Jason Pagan has been acquired by Amblin Entertainment in a preemptive deal.

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David Goyer & Justin Rhodes to Write Script for “Green Lantern Corps”

green-lantern-excerptWarner Bros. and DC are looking to rise from the ashes of 2011’s critically panned Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds. The studio has taken a huge step forward on revamping the project by tapping David Goyer and Justin Rhodes to write the script for the new version of the franchise, Green Lantern Corps.

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Ry Russo-Young to Direct Romeo & Juliet Re-Telling “Rosaline” at Universal (EXCLUSIVE)

Ry Russo Young ExcerptThe long-in-development Romeo & Juliet project Rosaline has taken another step forward with the attachment of Ry Russo-Young. She is set to take over directing duties from Alex Timbers.

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Peter Dinklage in Talks for Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” Role

peter dinklage excerptGame of Thrones star Peter Dinklage may be swapping Fox for Disney to join another Marvel film. The actor is in early talks to play a key role in Avengers: Infinity War. He previously starred X-Men: Days of Futures Past from Marvel and Fox.

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Untitled A24 Trailer

a24 excerpt This morning A24 quietly uploaded a trailer for well…we are not exactly sure.

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Anna Kendrick in Talks to Star in Disney Santa Claus Film

kendrick excerptAnna Kendrick is in talks to star in a female Santa Claus movie from Disney and Miss Congeniality scribe.

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Will Smith Circling Live-Action “Dumbo” at Disney

will smith excerptDisney continues to ramp up their live-action projects as Tim Burton’s Dumbo is eyeing Will Smith for a starring role. The film is an adaptation of the 1941 animated film that follows a circus elephant who is ridiculed because of his giant ears and learns to fly with the help of his only friend, a mouse.

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Taraji P. Henson to Play a Hit Woman in “Proud Mary” at Screen Gems

taraji-excerptAcademy Award-nominated Taraji P. Henson has been tapped as the lead in the Screen Gems pic Proud Mary. She will step into the role of a hit woman whose life is turned completely around when she meets a young boy who awakens in her a maternal instinct she never knew she had.

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Woody Harrelson in Talks to Join Han Solo Film as Mentor Character (UPDATED)

Woody Harrelson ExcerptFollowing his characters in The Hunger Games, Zombieland, and even last year’s The Edge of Seventeen, Woody Harrelson is currently in talks to join Disney and Lucasfilm’s second Star Wars spinoff film centered around a young Han Solo as the mentor to Solo.

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Jared Stern to Write and Direct Romance Film “Happy Anniversary” for Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)

Jared Stern ExcerptNetflix is continuing to expand its slate of original films with Happy Anniversary, to be written and directed by Jared Stern. Industry Entertainment and Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment are producing the project.

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Girls – Season 6 Official Trailer (Adam Driver, Allison Williams, Lena Dunham)

girls excerptAs the series comes to an end, will Hannah come closer to her ultimate goal of being the voice of her generation?

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Gavin O’Connor to Direct “Father Daughter Time,” Taking Over from Matt Damon

Gavin O'Connor ExcerptActor Matt Damon has stepped away from making his directorial debut with the film Father Daughter Time, instead handing the reins to Gavin O’Connor. Damon will still produce with Ben Affleck, Drew Vinton, and Chris Moore via their Pearl Street production banner.

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Nicole Kidman & Amara Karan in Talks for Remake of “The Intouchables”

kidman-karan-excerptThe Weinstein Company’s remake of The Intouchables is looking to add Nicole Kidman and Amara Karan to the cast. The two would join Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart in the remake of the French original directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano and starring Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy.

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Trespass Against Us — Official Trailer (Brendan Gleeson, Michael Fassbender)

trespass excerptA man looks to find a way to escape the criminal ways of his outlaw family.

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Ralph Fiennes & Hugh Laurie Set For Will Ferrell’s “Holmes & Watson”

fiennes-laurie-excerptSony Pictures’ forthcoming Holmes & Watson starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly has added Ralph Fiennes and Hugh Laurie to the roster. Details about their characters in the comedic take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s books are currently being kept under lock and key.

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Universal Acquires “Lucky Santangelo” Novels by Jackie Collins

jackie-collins-excerptThe 10-novel series based on the life of mob daughter Lucky Santangelo by the late, great Jackie Collins is about to get the silver screen treatment. Universal Pictures recently acquired the books and are planning on making it into a trilogy with Monumental and Working Title.

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Shane Black’s “Predator” Reboot Adds “Moonlight” Star Trevante Rhodes

trevante-rhodes-excerpt20th Century Fox’s forthcoming reboot of the 1987 sci-fi action pic Predator has added Moonlight breakout star Trevante Rhodes. Directed by Shane Black, Rhodes will join previously announced cast members, Boyd Holbrook and Olivia Munn.

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Willem Dafoe Latest Actor to Join “Murder on the Orient Express” from Kenneth Branagh

Willem Dafoe ExcerptThe growing cast of the new adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express has added a new name: Willem Dafoe. The film, which hails from 20th Century Fox, is being directed Kenneth Branagh.

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Sterling K. Brown Joins Marvel’s “Black Panther” Cast

Sterling K Brown ExcerptOne of Marvel’s most highly anticipated films, Black Panther, has added another big name to its roster. Sterling K. Brown has joined the cast as N’Jobu, a figure from T’Challa aka Black Panther’s past.

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