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Donald Glover, James Earl Jones to Star in Jon Favreau’s “Lion King” Movie

Donald Glover James Earl Jones Lion KingJones voiced Mufasa in the original animated Lion King, while Glover continues his incredible year by landing the lead in this ambitious “reimagining.”

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Niki Caro to Direct Disney’s “Mulan” Movie, Taking Her Out of Contention for “Captain Marvel”

Niki Caro MulanOriginal Wonder Woman director Michelle MacLaren and her eventual replacement, Patty Jenkins, were both reportedly considered for the gig, but Caro is the more thoughtful choice.

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Thandie Newton Joins “Han Solo” Movie, Adds Diversity to “Star Wars” Spinoff

Thandie Newton Star Wars She’s the first actress of color to land a key role in Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars spinoffs.

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12 Movie Trailers That Might Air During Super Bowl 51, Including “The Fate of the Furious”

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Star-Lord, Jack Sparrow and Dom Toretto will likely appear, but what about Christian Grey or the Power Rangers?

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Joe Ballarini’s Berlin Wall Spec “Skyward” Into Studios with Producers (Exclusive)

Skyward Joe BallariniUpdate: While some studios pop champagne bottles to celebrate this morning’s Oscar nominations, others have moved on and are focusing on what’s next. To that end, several suitors are scrambling for Joe Ballarini’s spec Skyward, which is described as being similar in tone to Best Picture winners Argo and The King’s Speech.

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Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)When an eleven year-old boy and his friend find a mysterious egg in the Florida Everglades, creepy men begin to stalk his house and military helicopters start buzzing their neighborhood. But when the egg hatches, the boys realize life as they know it will never be the same!

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Delilah Dirk And The Turkish Lieutenant (Sales)

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Described as a female Indiana Jones, the story follows Delilah Dirk as she wields her sword, battles pirates and escapes on her flying boat while seeking adventures around the globe.

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Disney Considers A Live-Action Adaptation Of “The Little Mermaid”

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Disney may be looking to continue their streak of live-action versions of classic animated features from their vault. Execs are in the early stages of developing The Little Mermaid for their next adaptation.

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Peter Pan (Disney) (Sales)

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A live-action adaptation of J.M Barrie’s classic story about the boy from Neverland who never grows up.

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Sir Paul McCartney Tapped For “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

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Paul McCartney is set to appear in next year’s Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Production has wrapped, but directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sanderberg went back and filmed an additional set-piece revolving around McCartney.

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Disney Taps “Crystal Skull” Scribe David Koepp To Pen “Indiana Jones 5”

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Disney is turning to David Koepp to pen the latest installment of the Indiana Jones franchise. This marks the fifth collaboration between David Koepp and Steven Spielberg – the most recent being Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

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Disney & Lucasfilm Cut The “Han Solo” Shortlist To Three Names

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After previously releasing a shortlist back in January, reports are now stating that Disney and Lucasfilm have narrowed down their top picks for the lead role in the Untitled Han Solo Spinoff to Alden Ehrenreich, Jack Reynor, and Taron Egerton.

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{Exclusive} Bidding War Alert – Brad Pitt, George Clooney & Several Others Fighting Over Hot Property “Killers Of The Flower Moon”

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A massive bidding war is underway right now as some of Hollywood’s biggest players compete for the rights to Lost City of Z author David Grann’s upcoming Killers Of The Flower Moon. A-listers are attached and studios are swarming as the year’s biggest bidding war gets underway!

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Disney Taps Lasse Hallstrom To Direct “The Nutcracker And The Four Realms”

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Lasse Hallstrom will bring his directing magic to the live-adaptation of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, the classic holiday tale by E.T.A. Hoffman.

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The Nutcracker And The Four Realms (Sales)

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Logline kept under wraps, but will be based on the E.T.A. Hoffmann book.

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Dr. Q (Sales)

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Based on the true success story of illegal immigrant Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa who overcame hardship to become one of the nation’s most acclaimed doctors.

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Disney’s “It’s A Small World” Movie Finds Its Writers After All

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The movie adaption of the beloved Disney ride, It’s a Small World has found its writing team in Tim Rasmussen and Vince Di Meglio.

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“Hamilton” Star Lin-Manuel Miranda Circles Role In “Mary Poppins” Sequel

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, the mastermind behind the the Broadway juggernaut, Hamilton, is one spoonful of sugar away from joining the cast of the untitled Mary Poppins sequel at Disney.

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Ava DuVernay Tapped To Direct Adaptation Of “A Wrinkle In Time”

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Ava DuVernay will sit in the director’s chair for Disney’s adaptation of the classic fantasy novel, A Wrinkle in Time. The young adult novel was written by Madeleine L’Engle and was the recipient of the Newbery Medal in 1963.

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Marvel Confirms Ryan Coogler Will Direct “Black Panther”

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Creed helmer Ryan Coogler is officially joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Black Panther director. The pic, starring Chadwick Boseman, is slated for a February 16, 2018 release.

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Dwayne Johnson Pic “Moana” Finds Its Leading Lady

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Disney has announced newcomer Auli’i Cravalho will make her feature film debut as the voice of the titular character in their highly anticipated Moana. She joins Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

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Live-Action “SWORD IN THE STONE” Gets “Game of Thrones” Writer

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Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman is the latest to join the Disney live-action reboot family with Sword in the Stone

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SWORD IN THE STONE (SALES)

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Logline: A live-action retelling of Disney’s animated tale of King Arthur as a boy.

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UNTITLED MALEFICENT SEQUEL (SALES)

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Kept under wraps, but serves as a sequel to the 2014 blockbuster, Maleficent.

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THE WATER MAN (SALES)

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Pitched as being in the vein of Stand By Me and classic Spielberg. After his mother grows ill, a clever young boy journeys out to find a mythical being known as The Water Man, whose legend dictates that he is able to cheat death.

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SISTER ACT (REMAKE) (SALES)

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Kept under wraps, but serves as a remake of the 1992 film which starred Whoppi Goldberg as a lounge singer who’s forced into hiding as a nun at a San Francisco convent after a hit is put out on her.

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TINK (STROUSE) (SALES)

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Reese Witherspoon will lead and produce the project pitched as a new live-action take on the Tinker Bell character. Follows a journey that takes place while the original “Peter Pan” story is simultaneously occurring.

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BEANSTALK (SALES)

Kept under wraps, said to be a fresh take on the classic story of “Jack and the Beanstalk”.

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DIG (HODGES) (SALES)

Logline: A young boy who attempts to dig a hole to China in search of the girl he loves, encountering surprising and whacky animals along the way.

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PINOCCHIO (REMAKE) (SALES)

Logline: A live action re-imagining of the classic tale of a living wooden puppet that goes on a quest to become a real boy.

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