Category Archives: Emily Jermusyk

All articles written by Emily Jermusyk.

NBC in the Works on “Witchblade” Adaptation

witchblade excerptTop Cow Comics and NBC are teaming up with Carol Mendelsohn and Caroline Dries on an adaptation of Witchblade. The graphic novel-turned drama series has landed a script commitment from the network.

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ABC Developing “Black-ish” Spinoff Starring Yara Shahidi

yara shahidi excerptWith Black-ish exploding into one of the most talked-about sitcoms of the past few years, ABC is eyeing a potential spinoff that would star series regular Yara Shahidi. The project is in early talks with a potential backdoor pilot from Kenya Barris and Larry Wilmore.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (01.19.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptA People v. O.J. star is eyeing a role in the new Predator film and Gold director Stephen Gaghan will helm The Divisionadaptation. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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DC Developing “Black Adam” Spinoff with Dwayne Johnson

dwayne johnson 3DC’s Shazam is already expanding into its own franchise with plans for a spinoff centering on supervillain Black Adam in the works. In addition to producing, Dwayne Johnson will star in the title role.

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Ryan Murphy Options Monica Lewinsky Book for “American Crime Story” Season

american crime story excerptShowrunner Ryan Murphy continues to look ahead as he builds his American Crime Story franchise with the option of A Vast Conspiracy. The book, which follows the President Bill Clinton scandal with Monica Lewinsky, is in the works as the focus of a future season.

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Adam McKay Signs on to Produce “Crook County”

adam mckay excerptOscar-winner Adam McKay continues to add to his list of projects with purpose as he has joined Crook County as an executive producer, with Brooklyn actor Emory Cohen attached to star. The film is written and directed by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly.

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Good Deed Entertainment Developing “The Beach House” by Jane Green

the beach house excerptBestselling author Jane Green is seeing one of her works headed to the big screen for the first time as Good Deed Entertainment acquires The Beach House. The adaptation will be penned by Meghan Hughes.

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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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Callie Khouri, T Bone Burnett, & Juan Carlos Coto Team Up for Music Series “Deep City”

callie khouriTandem Productions of Studiocanal has put into development Deep City from scribe Juan Carlos Coto. The project is a described as a music-driven ensemble drama.

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Breaking Glass Pictures Launches TV Division with Pair of Pilots

breaking-glass-excerptIndie film production company Breaking Glass Pictures is expanding focus as they break into the television market with a new TV division and two pilots in development. They also have a third project they are looking at as a feature film adaptation.

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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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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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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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Hasbro Launching Digital Series “Hanazuki: Full of Treasures”

hasbro excerptToy juggernaut Hasbro is preparing to release Hanazuki: Full of Treasures, a digital webseries with daily eleven-minute episodes, targeted at tween girls. Following its premiere, Hasbro will launch an app in April and roll out toys and clothes connected to the series’ character in June.

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I’m Dying Up Here – Official Trailer (Melissa Leo, Sebastian Stan, Jake Lacy)

i'm dying up here trailerI’m Dying Up Here delves into the inspired and damaged psyches that inhabit the hilarious, but complex business of making an audience laugh.

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The Bitch List 2017

bitch list excerptAfter last night’s Golden Globes and the success of countless new and diverse voices in the past year, the annual Bitch List has never appeared more timely. In its fourth year, the List works to highlight unproduced feature and television screenplays that pass the Bechdel test.

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The Golden Globes 2017: Who Will Win & Who Should Win

moonlightWe’ve picked a few of the best and brightest categories that will be honored this Sunday, January 8 at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards to give our take on who we think is going to win… and who we think should win in the world of film and television.

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Meg Ryan to Star in “Picture Paris” Series at Epix

meg ryan 2Short film Picture Paris has landed a series adaptation at Epix in a competitive situation with multiple networks in pursuit. The half-hour comedy from Brad Hall will star Meg Ryan and has been put on the fast-track for development in the hopes for a straight-to-series order.

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Film Independent Spirit Awards Tap Nick Kroll & John Mulaney to Host

<> at Brasserie 8 1/2 on October 10, 2016 in New York City.Oh, Hello on Broadway stars Nick Kroll and John Mulaney have booked hosting duties at next month’s Film Independent Spirit Awards. The event will air live on IFC on February 25.

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NO TOMORROW Review: “No Soup for You”

No Tomorrow ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 10 – Xavier and Evie’s relationship comes to a head as he is forced to confront his daddy issues while she spends time with a former flame in “No Soup for You.” Meanwhile, Deirdre turns to Hank when she needs help with an upcoming inspection.

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Blade Runner 2049 – Announcement (Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright)

blade runner trailer excerptThirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K , unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

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Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig Team Up for “Everything’s Coming Up Profits” Musical

will ferrell excerptUniversal Studios is putting together an all-star team for an original musical based on Everything’s Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals. The film will star Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig with Amblin Entertainment producing and Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman set to write the score.

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Roland Emmerich to Helm “Dark Matter” Adaptation

roland emmerich excerptSony Pictures is in talks with Roland Emmerich to direct their Dark Matter adaptation. The best-selling sci-fi thriller was published by Crown back in July but Sony and Matt Tolmach Productions have been working on the adaptation since 2014 when they made a pre-emptive $1.25 million deal for the book.

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CBS Developing “Honeymooners” Reboot with “Muppets” Alum

the honeymoonersMuppets writer Bob Kushell has signed on to write the pilot for the latest TV reboot, The Honeymooners, at CBS. The original series debuted in 1955 and was based on a recurring sketch from Cavalcade of Stars.

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Black Bicycle Acquires Margaret Sanger Novel “Terrible Virtue”

margaret sanger excerptPlanned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger is set to be the next big screen heroin as Black Bicycle Entertainment and producer Justine Ciarrocchi have joined forces to acquire the rights to Ellen Feldman’s Terrible Virtue.

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John Rogers Joins Lin-Manuel Miranda for “The Kingkiller Chronicle” Series

name of the wind excerptBest-selling fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicle has added The Librarian’s John Rogers to write and executive produce a pilot for Lionsgate’s television adaptation. He joins previously attached Lin-Manuel Miranda who is producing and composing original music.

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Lionsgate Taps Ruben Fleischer to Helm “Jekyll”

ruben fleischer excerptThe Chris Evans starring Jekyll has attached Ruben Fleischer to direct. The project is based on the 2007 BBC One series of the same name.

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Columbia Nabs Fantasy YA “The Lost Property Office”

columbia picturesJames R. Hannibal’s The Lost Property Office is headed for the big screen as Columbia Pictures has acquired the film rights to the YA novel. The property is the first in a series published earlier this year.

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Rachel Weisz to Star in “Secret Life of Dr. James Miranda Barry” Adaptation

rachel weisz excerptPeriod biography The Secret Life of Dr. James Miranda Barry has been acquired by Maven Pictures with Rachel Weisz attached to star. The project reunites Maven and Weisz who previously worked together on The Whistleblower.

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The 2016 Black List by the Numbers – Agency Vs. Management & Which Co. Repped the Most

blacklist logoA closer look at the top agencies and management companies repping the Black List writers of 2016!

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