Category Archives: Attachments

“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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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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Hugh Jackman and Fox 2000 Set For Adaptation of YA Novel “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”

hugh-jackman-excerptThe rights to Sherman Alexie’s best-selling YA book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian have been picked up by Fox 2000 with Hugh Jackman set for a supporting role.

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Julie Delpy to Write, Direct, & Star in “My Zoe”

julie delpy excerptFilmmaker Julie Delpy has announced her next project with My Zoe. Delpy is set to direct and star in the film which she wrote. She stars with Gemma Arterton and Daniel Bruhl. Production will begin next spring in the U.K.

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John Goodman Joins Rupert Wyatt’s Sci-Fi Film “Captive State” as First Cast Member

John Goodman ExcerptVeteran actor John Goodman has been named the first cast member to join Rupert Wyatt’s next film, the sci-fi drama Captive State. It reunites the two after Goodman also appeared in Wyatt’s 2014 film The Gambler.

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“Goosebumps” Director Rob Letterman Tapped for Pokemon Movie “Detective Pikachu”

Rob Letterman ExcerptAfter Legendary acquired the rights for a Pokémon move and decided on a topic — Detective Pikachu — they fast-tracked a crew to start working on the film. Now, Rob Letterman has been chosen to direct the film, based on a script by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch.

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Jackie Chan to Star in Joe Carnahan’s Action Film “Five Against a Bullet” (EXCLUSIVE)

Jackie Chan ExcerptThe long-in-development project Five Against a Bullet has found its new star in action veteran Jackie Chan. Joe Carnahan is still set to direct and is also doing rewrites on the script from the original scribe, The Three Musketeers’ Alex Litvak.

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Nicolas Cage Boards Sci-Fi Action Thriller “The Humanity Bureau”

nicholas-cage-excerptThe Rob King-directed sci-fi action pic The Humanity Bureau has tapped Nicolas Cage for the lead role. The Academy Award-winning actor will join Sarah Lind, Jakob Davies, and Hugh Dillon in the pic set in the year 2030 when global warming has wreaked havoc in parts of the American Midwest.

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Bradley Cooper to Star in WWII Drama “Atlantic Wall”

bradley cooper excerptImperative Entertainment has set Gavin O’Connor to helm Atlantic Wall with Bradley Cooper attached to star. The project is a WWII drama picked up by Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas as a pitch from Hit List alum Zach Dean.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Set For Adaptation of Fantasy Epic “The Kingkiller Chronicle”

lin-excerptHamilton maestro Lin-Manuel Miranda has been tapped to serve as creative producer for the adaptation of Pat Rothfuss’ best-selling trilogy The Kingkiller Chronicle. The two will partner on the project at Lionsgate.

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Jodie Foster to Headline Thriller “Hotel Artemis”

jode foster excerptOscar winner Jodie Foster has joined Drew Pearce’s near-future thriller Hotel Artemis. The project marks Pearce’s directorial debut and a return for Foster in front of the camera after having focused on directing for the past few years.

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“10 Cloverfield Lane” Director Daniel Trachtenberg Circling Houdini Film

dan trachtenbergLionsgate is in talks with 10 Cloverfield Lane director Daniel Trachtenberg to helm their Houdini feature based on William Kalush and Larry Sloman’s book The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero.

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Fox 2000 Kay Scarpetta Film to be Penned by “Carol” Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy

nagy-excerptAcademy Award-nominated screenwriter Phyllis Nagy has been tapped to pen the untitled Kay Scarpetta film at Fox 2000. Created by Patricia Cornwell, the character of Scarpetta, a medical examiner who solves crimes with modern forensic technique, first appeared in the 1990 novel Postmortem.

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John Cena, Leslie Mann, & Ike Barinholtz Make a “Pact” for Kay Cannon

john cena excerptPitch Perfect scribe Kay Cannon is getting to make her feature directorial debut with The Pact and has tapped John Cena, Leslie Mann, and Ike Barinholtz to star. The project hails from Seth Rogen’s Point Grey and DMG Entertainment.

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Tom Holland Eyes Role in Thriller “Chaos Walking” Starring Daisy Ridley

tom-holland-excerptLionsgate’s adaptation of Patrick Ness’s best-selling YA novel, Chaos Walking is looking to add Tom Holland. He is in negotiations to join Daisy Ridley in the post-apocalyptic thriller.

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“John Wick” Director Chad Stahelski Set to Helm Remake of “Highlander”

highlander-excerptThe reboot of the cult classic Highlander has taken a big step forward as they have found a director in John Wick helmer Chad Stahelski. The project has been sitting on the shelf at Lionsgate since 2008 and had a revolving door of talent attached to it including Travis Fimmel, Kevin Costner, Liam Neeson, and Ryan Reynolds.

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Connie Britton & Oliver Platt Board “Professor Marston & The Wonder Woman”

britton-platt-excerptWriter/director Angela Robinson’s upcoming film Professor Marston & the Wonder Woman has added Connie Britton and Oliver Platt to its all-star cast. The two will join previously announced cast members Rebecca Hall, Luke Evans and Bella Heathcoate.

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Adam McKay Writing and Directing Film About Dick Cheney at Paramount

Adam McKay ExcerptContinuing the new evolution of his career, The Big Short director and screenwriter Adam McKay is taking on another reality-charged story with a Dick Cheney biopic set at Paramount. According to reports, he began writing this new script after winning the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay this year.

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New Line in the Works on “Wedding Crashers 2” with “Fist Fight” Scribes

owen wilson vince vaughnIn the midst of a press tour for Nocturnal Animals, Isla Fisher revealed to the Today Show hosts that a sequel to the hit 2005 comedy Wedding Crashers is in the works at New Line Cinema. Fist Fight scribes Evan Susser and Van Robichaux, are working on the script.

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Ben Wheatley & Tom Hiddleston Look to Reunite for “Hard Boiled” Adaptation

<> at Boom Boom Room on April 20, 2016 in New York City.High-Rise‘s director and star, Ben Wheatley and Tom Hiddleston, are on the hunt for a new project to work on together and circling Frank Miller’s comic Hard Boiled. The project is based out of studio Warner Bros.

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Angela Bassett the Latest to Join “Black Panther”

angela bassett excerptAngela Bassett has joined the star-studded cast of Marvel’s Black Panther. She joins Chadwick Boseman, who reprises his role first seen in Captain America: Civil War.

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Simon McQuoid Tapped to Helm “Mortal Kombat” Reboot

simon mcquoid excerptNew Line has handed the reins of the Mortal Kombat reboot to Simon McQuoid. He will direct with a script from Greg Russo while James Wan produces alongside Michael Clear, and Broken Road’s Todd Garner and Jeremy Stein.

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Elle Fanning in Talks to Star in Adaptation of “Beware That Girl”

elle-fanning-excerptAwesomeness Films is adapting Teresa Toten’s YA novel Beware That Girl and they are looking to Elle Fanning to fill the starring role. Cut from the same cloth as psychological thrillers Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, the film follows two girls at an elite Manhattan private school as they manipulate each other in a game of cat and mouse.

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“Game of Thrones” Star Emilia Clarke Joins Alden Ehrenreich for Han Solo Movie

emilia clarke excerptThe official Star Wars website made a big announcement today with the news that Emilia Clarke has joined the cast of the highly anticipated Han Solo spinoff film. She joins previously cast Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover.

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Matthew McConaughey in Talks to Join Yann Demange’s “White Boy Rick”

Matthew McConaughey ExcerptOscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is currently in negotiations to land a critical role in White Boy Rick from director Yann Demange. The film is based on a spec by Logan and Noah Miller, which landed on both 2015 Hit List and 2015 Black List.

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Disney Taps Marc Forster to Helm “Winnie the Pooh” Film “Christopher Robin”

Marc Forster ExcerptDisney’s new Winnie the Pooh film Christopher Robin has found its director in Marc Forster. Alex Ross Perry is penning the script, with Brigham Taylor producing, having last produced one of Disney’s latest big hits, The Jungle Book.

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