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Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider’s “The Other Two” Given Series Order by Comedy Central, Joined by “South Side”

schneider kelly excerptThe new show from the former head co-writers of “Saturday Night Live” stars Drew Tarver, Heléne Yorke, Molly Shannon & Ken Marino.

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POWER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The storyline is being kept under wraps.

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Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman Directing Hot Spec Script “Power” for Netflix

The streaming service won a bidding war for Mattsen Tomlin’s sci-fi thriller script for the “Catfish,” “Paranormal Activity” directing duo.

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Sandra Bullock’s Sci-Fi Thriller “Bird Box” Fills Up With An Illustrious Supporting Cast

birdboxcastingTN“Moonlight’s” Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Sarah Paulson, John Malkovich, Rosa Salazar and Lil Rel Howery join the ensemble.

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“Patti Cake$” Star Danielle Macdonald Joins Sandra Bullock’s “Bird Box”

macdonaldbullockTNWritten by Eric Heisserer (“Arrival”) and directed by Susanne Bier, the post-apocalyptic thriller will be released by Netflix in 2018.

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Giovanni Ribisi Will Return for All Four James Cameron “Avatar” Sequels

GiovaniRibisiTNThe four movies started production on Sept. 25 with a reported combined budget of over a billion dollars.

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CBS Reunites “Limitless” Team for NSA Drama “Recall”

sweenywebbkurtzmanTNCraig Sweeny will write it, Marc Webb to direct the pilot and Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin on board as exec. producers for new crime-drama with a sci-fi twist.

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Will Smith, Tom Holland Providing Voices for Animated “Spies in Disguise”

smithhollandTNBased on the 2009 animated short “Pigeon Impossible,” the Fox Animation projection overseen by Blue Sky Studios and Chernin Entertainment will be released by Fox on Jan. 18, 2019.

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Keira Knightley Signed to Star in Untitled Spy Drama from K Period Media

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The production company behind “Manchester by the Sea” is making the movie based on an original script by Camilla Blackett (“New Girl,” “The Newsroom”). Knightley is also producing.

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Helen Mirren, Luke Evans Reunite (Sort of) for Luc Besson’s Next Action Film “Anna”

mirrenevansTNThe mother-son from “Fate of the Furious” didn’t have any scenes together, but that should change for the new movie from the director of “Lucy,” “La Femme Nikita” and “The Professional.”

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Gore Verbinski is the Latest Director to Get Involved with Fox’s “Gambit”

VerbinskiGambtTNChanning Tatum is still slated to play Marvel’s popular cajun mutant Remy LeBeau from the “X-Men” comics, but at one point, this spin-off movie was scheduled to be released today.

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“Blades of Glory” Directors Will Speck, Josh Gordon Helming Amblin’s “The Travelers”

The duo are branching away from comedy with an adaptation of Chris Pavone’s novel by “Scarface” writer John Herman that has a “Hitchcockian premise” ala “North by Northwest.”

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Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson to Star in BBC, Amazon Production of Shakespeare’s “King Lear”

hopkinsthompsonTNRichard Eyre will adapt and direct the TV film set in present-day England which will air on BBC Two and Amazon Prime Video next year. The cast also includes Emily Watson, Jim Broadbent, Christopher Eccleston and Florence Pugh.

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“Baby Driver” Star Ansel Elgort Offered Lead Role in Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch” (Exclusive)

Ansel Elgort The Goldfinch John Crowley (Brooklyn) is directing the film, which is being co-financed by Warner Bros., Amazon Studios and RatPac.

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“Titanic” Reunion In the Works, as James Cameron Casts Kate Winslet in “Avatar” Universe

James Cameron Kate Winslet AvatarSam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder and Matt Gerald are returning for the sequels, which have also added Oona Chaplin and Cliff Curtis.

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Christian Bale’s “Hostiles” Picked Up by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios

HostilesTNThe latest from Scott Cooper (“Black Mass”) has Bale playing an army captain escorting an Indian chief from New Mexico to Montana. It will get a Dec. Oscar-run and a Jan. 2018 release.

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Daisy Ridley Attached to Star in Christy Hall Spec “Daddio,” About One Epic Cab Ride

daisyridleyTNThe CAA-packaged drama involves a woman being picked up at JFK airport by a cab driver who she gets into a long conversation with about their past and current relationships.

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DADDIO (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The story follows a woman who is picked up by a cab at JFK airport. While on the way to her apartment, the woman and cabdriver begin discussing their past and current relationships and the effects those relationships have had on their lives.

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Jared Leto to Play Hugh Hefner in Biopic From Director Brett Ratner

letohefnerTNThe 45-year-old Oscar winner will portray the millionaire Playboy founder in a film that Ratner has been trying to get off the ground literally for a decade.

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“Men in Black” Spin-Off Set for 2019 with “Iron Man” Writers

miblogoTNTommy Lee Jones and Will Smith won’t be involved, but Matt Holloway and Art Marcum have written a screenplay to prepare it for potential directors and its May 17, 2019 release date.

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Eva Longoria Joins Ken Marino Comedy “Dog Days”

longoriamarinoTNThe “Desperate Housewives” star would play a wife and mother whose adopted daughter falls in love with a lost dog, and that’s just one of a bunch of dog-related stories in the movie.

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Eddie Murphy’s “Coming to America” Sequel Lands Director Jonathan Levine, Writer Kenya Barris

Coming to America 2While Murphy doesn’t have a deal to return for the sequel, he is expected to star, as he’s been intimately involved in the development of the Paramount project.

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“Blade Runner 2049” Director Denis Villeneuve in Talks for “Cleopatra,” So “James Bond 25” Is a No Go

Denis Villeneuve CleopatraWith Villeneuve soon to be focused on Dune, and Cleopatra now waiting in the wings, today’s news would seemingly take Villeneuve out of the running to direct the next James Bond movie, leaving Yann Demange as the clear frontrunner for the coveted gig.

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ROCK THE BELLS (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The storyline is under wraps but is being described as a hybrid Christmas family comedy.

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John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani to Star in Buddy Cop Comedy From “Venom” Director

John Cena Kumail NanjianiUniversal won the project in a competitive situation, and Ruben Fleischer will produce and direct from a script written by Girls scribe Murray Miller.

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UNTITLED THE DISTRICT / FLEISCHER BUDDY COP COMEDY (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The storyline is currently under wraps.

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Len Wiseman Developing “Underworld” TV Series for Fox, Casting “Die Hard” Prequel Movie

wisemanunderworldTNWith five mostly successful movies, and with hit television shows like “Sleepy Hollow” and “Lucifer,” Wiseman’s new “Underworld” series will be a new vision of the concept.

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David Oyelowo, “Moonlight” Writer Tarell Alvin McCraney Teaming for Disney Musical “Cyrano the Moor”

oyelowomccraneyTNThe musical mash-up of “Cyrano de Bergerac” and Shakespeare’s “Othello” will be set in 19th Century England with Oyelowo producing.

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Casey Affleck, “Gilmore Girls” Creators Sign Overall Deals with Amazon Studios

affleckpalladinosTNAffleck won an Oscar for his role in the Amazon-released “Manchester by the Sea” while Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino are making “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” at the network.

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Fox Commits to Royal Custody Comedy from Danny Zuker, Trevor Engelson and Dan Farah

Engelson’s ex-wife Meghan Markle is currently dating Prince Harry, and the fictional premise of show involves a divorced man whose ex-wife marries into the British Royal family.

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