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Writer Matt Duffett Adapting Graphic Novel “39 Minutes” for Circle of Confusion (EXCLUSIVE)

39 Minutes ExcerptThe feature film adaptation of the popular and violent graphic novel 39 Minutes from Top Cow has found its writer in Matt Duffett. The project hails from production banner Circle of Confusion. The original comic was written by William Harris and illustrated by Jerry Lando.

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Dallas Clayton Tapped to Pen “Harold and the Purple Crayon” Adaptation (Exclusive)

<> on November 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.Author and illustrator Dallas Clayton is set to adapt the popular children’s book Harold and the Purple Crayon for Sony Animation. The original book and subsequent series were written by Crockett Davis.

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Damien Lewis Set as Villain Opposite Sandra Bullock in “Oceans Eight”

damien-lewis-excerptThe villain for Ocean’s Eight has been kept under tight-lipped secrecy — until now. Damien Lewis, who has been seen on set of the all-female Ocean’s 11 spinoff, has been confirmed as the villain of the Gary Ross-directed pic.

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Laurence Fishburne & Grace Gummer in Talks to Join Daniel Radcliffe in “Beast of Burden”

fishnurne-gummer-excerptActors Laurence Fishburne and Grace Gummer are looking to join Daniel Radcliffe in the forthcoming action-thriller Beast of Burden directed by Jesper Ganslandt. The project will mark the Swedish filmmaker’s English-language debut.

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“Jurassic World” Director Colin Trevorrow to Produce “Eon” (EXCLUSIVE)

colin trevorrow excerptEmily Carmichael’s Eon has attached Colin Trevorrow to produce alongside Adam Spielberger and Krista Parris, the Tracking Board has exclusively learned. The addition continues a growing working relationship between Trevorrow and Carmichael.

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New Line Hires Chris Borrelli to Pen Remake of New Zealand Film “Housebound” (EXCLUSIVE)

Housebound ExcerptNew Line Cinema has found the writer for their remake of the horror-comedy film Housebound, hailing originally from New Zealand and writer-director Gerard Johnstone. 2016 Hit List scribe Chris Borrelli will be taking on the duties of writing the new imagining, The Tracking Board has exclusively learned.

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Jeremy Irons & Matthias Schoenaerts Set For “Red Sparrow” With Jennifer Lawrence

irons-schoenaert-excerptThe spy thriller Red Sparrow has added Jeremy Irons and Matthias Schoenaerts to its all-star cast. The duo will join previously announced cast members Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton.

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Will Ferrell to Headline eSports Comedy from Legendary

will ferrellLegendary Pictures has tapped Will Ferrell to star in an Untitled eSports Comedy from scribes Michael Kvamme and Jordan Dunn. Legendary will produce alongside Mosaic and Gary Sanchez Productions.

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Shailene Woodley to Star in “Adrift” with Director Baltasar Kormakur, Currently Being Packaged

Shailene Woodley ExcerptThe drama spec Adrift from writers Aaron and Jordan Kandell, which landed on The Tracking Board Hit List yesterday, is currently being packaged for financiers and distributors. Shailene Woodley is attached to star in the film, with Everest’s Baltasar Kormakur directing.

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Seth Gordon to Helm “Price Is Right” True Story (EXCLUSIVE)

seth gordon excerptHorrible Bosses director Seth Gordon is attached to helm The Price is Right based on the real-life scandal revolving around popular and long-running game show.

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39 Minutes (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMJohn Clayton, a disgraced ex-Marine in the employ of the FBI, begins violently robbing banks with his former unit, killing anyone who stands in their way.

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Jim Carrey Attached to Star in “Mr. Toy” (Exclusive)

jim carrey excerptComedy star Jim Carrey has lined up his next project with the biopic Mr. Toy. The film is described as Steve Jobs meets A Beautiful Mind by way of Willy Wonka.

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NASA (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMLogline kept under wraps.

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“Game of Thrones” Star Emilia Clarke Tapped for Period Film “The Woman with Red Hair” (EXCLUSIVE)

Emilie Clarke ExcerptGame of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has been steadily building a film career for herself. Her latest is the lead role in The Woman with Red Hair, a World War II drama from writer Michael Schatz.

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Housebound (Remake) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA young woman in a detention program is forced to return to her parent’s home in a small town, but even worse, she suspects there’s something evil in the house.

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Eon (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA thief-for-hire is sent on an assignment to steal an unknown package from a laboratory, only to have a crisis of conscience when he discovers upon arrival that the package is actually a superhuman little girl.

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The Gotham Group Nabs Film & TV Rights to “Jihadi Hunter” Memoir

jihadi hunter excerptThe upcoming memoir The Jihadi Hunter: How One Father Saved His Radicalized Son from the Battlezone of ISIS by Dimitri Bontinck has landed at The Gotham Group. The book is set to hit shelves next fall.

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Adrift (Kandell) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMIn this incredible true story of survival, Tami Oldham Ashcraft sails into the heart of a hurricane and embarks on a harrowing 41-day odyssey against impossible odds.

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Untitled eSports Comedy (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMCenters on a member of a professional eSports team, and an anomaly in a sport where players usually retire in their 20s due to slowing hand-eye coordination.

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The Price is Right (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTrue story of the couple that scammed The Price Is Right and became the first contestants to bid a perfect number on the Showcase Showdown.

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Mr. Toy (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe true story of Marvin Glass, a brilliant, charismatic, self-loathing, paranoid, demanding man – and probably the greatest toy inventor of all time.

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The Woman with Red Hair (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThis is the extraordinary true story of Johanna “Hannie” Schaft, a young woman who dropped out of college to join the Dutch Resistance during WWII, eventually becoming one of their most talented assassins and one of the Nazis’ most wanted enemies.

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The Jihadi Hunter (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChronicles the true story of Bontinck, a former Belgian soldier, whose then 18-year-old son Jejoen became a radical Islamic and fled to Syria to join ISIS.

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“Percy Jackson” Director Thor Freudenthal Tapped for “Blu” (EXCLUSIVE)

thor freudenthal excerptHit List regular Chris Borrelli is setting up his next project as his latest spec Blu has attached Thor Freudenthal to direct the Tracking Board has exclusively learned. The story is described as I am Legend meets 28 Days Later.

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Brad Peyton Producing and Directing “The Woods” Series for Syfy Based on Boom! Comic

The Woods ExcerptThe critically acclaimed graphic novel series The Woods is being adapted into a television series on Syfy from director and producer Brad Peyton. Universal Cable Productions is the studio behind the project, which is being planned as an hourlong drama.

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Sam Boyd to Helm “Space Oddity” from Rebecca Banner (EXCLUSIVE)

circle-of-confusion excerptCircle of Confusion and Arlook Group are teaming up on the new sci-fi feature Space Oddity from Rebecca Banner with Sam Boyd attached to direct, the Tracking Board has exclusively learned.

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Adaptation of Oliver Stone Novel “A Child’s Night Dream” to be Directed by Sean Stone

oliver-stone-excerptAcademy Award-winning director Oliver Stone is keeping things in the family with the big screen adaptation of his novel A Child’s Night Dream. His son, Sean Stone, is set to helm the film which was greenlit by Randall Emmett and George Furla, the CEOs of Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films.

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Amy Schumer Eyeing Lead Role in Live-Action “Barbie” Project at Sony

amy-shumer-excerptSony’s live-action adaptation of Barbie has taken a huge step forward in the development process as it is looking at actress/comedian Amy Schumer to step into the shoes of the iconic Mattel toy.

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“Son of a Gun” Helmer Julius Avery Taking on “The King of LA” as Next Project (EXCLUSIVE)

Julius Avery ExcerptAustralian director Julius Avery has found his newest project in The King of LA, a crime drama based on an original spec from writer Chris Bremner. The project was recently picked up by Ridley Scott and his production banner Scott Free.

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“21 Jump Street” Spinoff Taps Rodney Rothman to Write & Direct

rodney rothman excerptSony Pictures has attached Rodney Rothman to pen the 21 Jump Street spinoff, centered on a female team of cops, with an for Rothman to direct as well. The original film starred Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum and included a hit sequel and second potential spinoff that would crossover with the Men in Black franchise.

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