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BORN A CRIME (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) Chronicles the life and career of comedian, Noah, as a mixed race child born during apartheid rule in South Africa.

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Lupita Nyong’o To Star in “Born A Crime” Based on Trevor Noah’s Memoir

LupitaExcerptLupita Nyong’o can currently be seen in Marvel/Disney’s record smashing hit Black Panther.

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Mel Gibson, Robert Towne Developing James Crumley’s “Dancing Bear” for USA Network Series

MelGibsonDancingBearProducer Mike Medavoy and Towne had been trying to turn Crumley’s novel into a film for TriStar, but they’re now retooling it for an hour-long cable pilot.

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Viola Davis to Star in Amazon Film “Troupe Zero”

violaexcerptThe Taxidermist helmers Bert & Bertie are attached to direct from a script by Lucy Alibar, with Todd Black producing.

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“It” Girl: Jessica Chastain to Star as Adult Beverly in “It: Chapter Two”

Jessica Chastain It SequelChastain has been in discussions to play Beverly for months, but her team had been waiting to see if she’d receive an Oscar nomination for Molly’s Game, which would’ve upped her quote and likely given her more leverage in any negotiation.

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Anne Hathaway in Talks to Team with “Mudbound’s” Dee Rees for “The Last Thing He Wanted”

Anne Hathaway ExcerptThe political thriller based on Joan Didion’s 1996 novel would star Hathaway as a Washington Post reporter who gets entrenched in the world of arms dealing.

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Haley Bennett, Matthias Schweighoefer in Talks to Join Jesse Eisenberg’s “Resistence”

BennettSchweighoferEisenberg will play legendary French mime Marcel Marceau who helped the French Resistance rescue thousands of French children by taking them to safety in Switzerland.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Joins Michael Fassbender in “Kung Fury” Movie

Arnold Schwarzenegger Kung FuryThe Kung Fury short film, which co-starred David Hasselhoff, was a record-breaking success on Kickstarter, and has gained over 40 million views worldwide. The feature, which will be a sequel to the original short, will shoot this summer.

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“The Villainess” Director Jung Byung-Gil Tapped for Gerard Butler’s “Afterburn”

AfterburnJungByungGilBased on the limited series published by Red 5 Comics, the film would put Butler in the role of a treasure hunter, working with a female weapons expert to steal the Mona Lisa after a solar flare takes out security systems in Europe.

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LeBron James to Produce Basketball Movie “Hustle” After Legendary Wins Auction for Hot Spec Script

LeBron HustleWritten by Taylor Materne, the story follows a washed-up basketball scout who discovers a Chinese streetball phenom and talks him into coming to Los Angeles to train for the NBA draft. The young phenom is overwhelmed by the transition and struggles with being away from his family, while the scout deals with his own family problems.

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“Justice League” Star Ray Fisher to play Mahershala Ali’s Son in “True Detective” Season 3

RayExcerpt Season 3 will tell the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.

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Josh Hutcherson & Suki Waterhouse to Star in Thriller “Plume”

SukiExcerpt Tilda Cobham-Hervey was previously announced to star in the film from director Mike Gan.

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HUSTLE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A basketball scout attempts to redeem himself after discovering a Chinese prodigy he brings to the NBA.

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Ryan Murphy Heads to Netflix In One of the Richest Deals in Hollywood History

Ryan Murphy NetflixFrom Glee to American Horror Story to American Crime Story, this is one producer who knows what he’s doing… and now he’s going to do it for Netflix. Look out, world!

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“Call of Duty” Movie In the Works From the Director of “Sicario 2: Soldado”

callofdutyThe Italian filmmaker directed the Gomorrah TV series before taking over for Denis Villeneuve on the action-thriller sequel starring Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin.

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Jason Statham to Play — What Else? — Another Assassin in Action Thriller “The Killer’s Game”

Jason Statham The Killer's GameStatham will play a veteran assassin who takes out a hit on himself after being diagnosed with a painful terminal illness. The catch? It turns out he was misdiagnosed, and now he must fend off the onslaught of fellow assassins out to cash in on the contract.

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“Den of Thieves” Gets Sequel with Gerard Butler, Director Christian Gudegast Returning

DenOfThievesSEquelO’Shea Jackson Jr. is still in negotiations, but otherwise, everyone including “50 Cent” Jackson are on board for another heist movie.

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“Descendants” Writers Jim Rash, Nat Faxon Directing “Batso and the Wall” for 3311 Productions

RashFaxonThe directors of the 2013 Sundance fave The Way, Way Back will tackle the amazing achievement by mountain climber Warren “Batso” Harding, working from a script by Eamon O’Sullivan.

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Morgan Freeman & Forest Whitaker in Talks to Join John Travolta’s “Poison Rose”

PoisonExcerpt The Poison Rose is being described in the vein of Chinatown, L.A Confidential, and The Long Goodbye.

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Judy Greer Becomes Series Regular on Jim Carrey’s Showtime Comedy “Kidding”

JudyGreerKiddingGreer previously appeared on the shows Married and Arrested Development, and she’s joining Carrey on his first regular television series in decades.

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Melissa McCarthy Joins Tiffany Haddish in New Line Crime-Drama “The Kitchen”

Melissa Mccarthy excerptBased on the Vertigo Comics series by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle, the film will be written and directed by Straight Outta Compton writer Andrea Berloff.

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Bette Midler, Sharon Stone Team Up for Andy Fickman’s “The Tale Of The Allergist’s Wife”

MidlerStoneBased on the award-winning Broadway play, the two Oscar-nominated actors will play childhood friends reunited years after leading very different lives.

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THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) An Elvis impersonator in a run-down bar with a baby on the way finds that he has a lot to learn about show business and himself when a drag show is brought in to replace him.

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Ansel Elgort and Zendaya Lead Brian Helgeland Crime-Thriller “Finest Kind”

GyllenhaalElgortZendaya30West and STXinternational are teaming to finance and handle international sales with STX distributing the film in the UK and Ireland and bringing it to the European Film Market in Berlin to seek out buyers. CAA and Endeavor Content are handling U.S. sales.

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THE WHITE DARKNESS (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The harrowing true story of British explorer Henry Worsley’s 2015 attempt to recreate his hero Ernest Shackleton’s infamous odyssey across Antarctica.

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Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners Nabs World War II Drama “Daughters of the Resistance”

SpielbergExcerptThis project continues Spielberg’s ongoing interest in telling stories about World War II, as he directed Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List.

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Cody Fern Joins “House of Cards” as Series Regular

FernExcerptFern most recently appeared in American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, opposite Darren Criss.

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“This is Where It Ends” Optioned by Gotham Group with Lysa Heslov Set to Direct

EndsExcerpt The novel focuses on an Alabama high school student armed with a gun who takes his schoolmate’s hostage in a locked gymnasium.

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Amazon’s “Hanna” Series Casts Esme Creed-Miles, Joel Kinnaman, Mireille Enos as Leads

HannaAmazonCastBased on the action film starring Saoirse Ronan and directed by Darkest Hour‘s Joe Wright, the straight-to-series drama will start filming in March.

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THE LIGHT WE LOST (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A thirteen-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. Was it fate that brought Lucy and Gabe together? Was it choice that kept them apart?

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