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Amy Pascal Acquiring “Avengers”-Esque Spec “Princesses” to Produce at Sony (Exclusive)

Amy Pascal PrincessesThe script is described as being similar to Marvel’s The Avengers, but with princesses from classic fairy tales instead of superheroes. It remains a mystery as to which princesses appear in the action-adventure tale, though they’re likely iconic characters that have been popularized by Disney, but are still in the public domain.

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HELLO, SUNSHINE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMSunshine Mackenzie is a lifestyle guru for the modern age, beloved by millions who tune into her YouTube cooking show, and scour her website for recipes and wisdom in how to live a perfect life. However, when her secret is revealed, her fall from grace is catastrophic. What Sunshine does in the ashes of her own destruction may just save her life.

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Sony’s Marvel Universe Expands With Silver Sable, Black Cat Movie From “Thor 2” Writer

Silver Sable Black Cat Christopher Yost SonySilver Sable is a mercenary who hunts war criminals, while the better-known Black Cat is an acrobatic thief named Felicia Hardy, who was played briefly by Felicity Jones in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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MARIAN (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMWhen a conspiracy to conquer England leads to the assassination of Robin Hood right before her eyes, Marian must rise to power and lead her people into a war that will not only decide the fate of the kingdom, but that will see her don the mantle of the man she loved, and reimagine the story of a legend we thought we knew.

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Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep to Star in Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers Drama “The Post”

Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, The PostHanks and Streep will play Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham respectively. Amy Pascal is the lead producer on the project, which will be co-financed by 20th Century Fox and Amblin Entertainment.

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*Updated as Offers Come in* Brie Larson, Daisy Ridley, & Alicia Vikander Circling as the Hottest Spec in Town Gears Up for the Weekend!

2-1-768x384_resize*UPDATED February 27th* As the project now goes into all buyers, more talent circles and offers start to come in! Gearing up for a star-studded Oscar weekend, one spec script has taken the town by storm as A-list talent and Producers fight for a piece of the pie.

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Kerry Washington to Star in and Produce TriStar’s Adaptation of “The Perfect Mother”

kerry-washington-excerptIn a massive deal, TriStar has acquired the rights to Aimee Molloy’s thriller novel The Perfect MotherScandal star Kerry Washington is expected to star in and produce the film with her banner Simpson Street, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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THE PERFECT MOTHER (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter a single mother discovers her son has been kidnapped, she sets out to find him with other mothers from her social meet up group.

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BARBIE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMIn the vein of Splash, Enchanted, and Big, a citizen of Barbieland gets kicked out for not being perfect enough and lands in a real-world adventure.

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Amy Pascal Acquires Spec Script “The Post” About the Pentagon Papers

Amy Pascal ExcerptIn a competitive bidding war, Amy Pascal and her company Pascal Pictures came away with the new spec script, The Post. The script hails from writer Liz Hannah and this is her first spec deal.

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THE POST (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on the real story of the Pentagon Papers and the Washington Post’s editor and publisher challenging the federal government to publish them in 1971.

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Amy Pascal Acquires Rights to “American Rebel” Spec

Amy Pascal ExcerptThe hot new spec American Rebel, about one of the United States’ first female heroes, has landed in the hands of Amy Pascal and her banner Pascal Pictures. From writer Christopher Cosmos, the deal was reportedly negotiated in the high six-figure range.

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AMERICAN REBEL (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on the life of Deborah Sampson, a woman from Massachusetts who disguised herself as a man in order to join the Continental Army and fight for her country’s independence during the Revolutionary War

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ENDURANCE: MY YEAR IN SPACE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on the life of astronaut Scott Kelly, detailing his time as a Navy test pilot and the 340 consecutive days he spent in space for a special mission on the ISS.

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Aaron Sorkin Drama “Molly’s Game” Circling $9 Million Deal With STX — Cannes

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The first big sale out of Cannes is currently in the works with the Aaron Sorkin-penned drama Molly’s Game. STX Entertainment is closing in on a $9 million deal for the poker drama starring Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain.

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Robert Downey Jr. Set To Appear In “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

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Robert Downey Jr. is expected to make a fly by appearance as Tony Stark in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Downey Jr. will join Tom Holland for the Sony-Marvel collaboration.

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Tony Revolori To Play Tom Holland’s Adversary In “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

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Tony Revolori, known for his breakout role in Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel, is set to join the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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Michael Keaton In Talks To Play Villain In “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

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Michael Keaton could be the latest A-list actor to join the ranks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Oscar-nominated actor is circling the villain role in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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{Exclusive} SOLD! Paramount Comes Out On Top In Fight For “The Corporation” With DiCaprio To Produce, Del Toro To Star

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UPDATE (4.7.16): Paramount has come out on top in the fight for T.J. English’s The Corporation with a stunning seven figure offer. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson will produce through their Appian Way banner, with Benicio Del Toro set to star.

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{Exclusive} UPDATE: SOLD! Imperative Entertainment Beats Out JJ Abrams For “Killers Of The Flower Moon” With $5 Million Bid

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UPDATE (3.10.16): Imperative Entertainment wins the war for David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon with a massive $5 million bid, making this one of the richest book deals to go down in recent history. Imperative beat out an offer from Star Wars director JJ Abrams.

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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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Zendaya Lands Mysterious Role In Marvel And Sony’s “Spider-Man” Reboot

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Zendaya has been tapped to star in Marvel and Sony’s highly anticipated untitled reboot of Spider-Man.

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Killers Of The Flower Moon (Film Rights)

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Chronicles the real-life 1920s mystery surrounding the suspicious deaths of several Osage Indians, who were at the time among the richest people on the planet. The story follows the twists and turns of the investigation that eventually became the first major case solved by J. Edgar Hoover’s brand new FBI.

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High Stakes Poker Memoir “Molly’s Game” Will Be Aaron Sorkin’s Directorial Debut

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The prolific Oscar-winning scribe will write and direct the screen adaptation of Molly Bloom’s memoir. Steve Jobs producer Mark Gordon and Amy Pascal are producing.

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MOLLY’S GAME (SALES)

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Through a bizarre set of circumstances, former world-class skier Molly Bloom made millions running the most exclusive high-stakes poker game in the world. Her life came crashing down when 17 FBI agents armed with automatic weapons rang her doorbell.

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Amy Pascal Expands Her Slate With “Crash Override”

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Amy Pascal will produce Crash Override. The film is based on the memoir by Zoe Quinn and her role in “Gamergate.” Quinn was a creator of “Depression Quest” who was targeted by a digital mob when a blog post written by her ex-boyfriend went viral, sparking the Gamergate controversy.

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CRASH OVERRIDE (SALES)

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Based on Zoe Quinn’s memoir Crash Override: How To Save The Internet From Itself, takes an in-depth look at the mysogynistic gaming culture.

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Amy Pascal Buys “Athena” Pitch From Michael Diliberti

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Amy Pascal has bought a pitch from Michael Diliberti, Athena, which blends action and fantasy in the story of a troubled young woman who learns she is the descendant of the Greek goddess of wisdom.

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ATHENA (SALES)

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A troubled young woman is recruited by a covert agency and learns she is the descendant of the fabled goddess of wisdom and war.

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ATHENA (Pitch)

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Logline: A troubled young woman is recruited by a covert agency and learns she is the descendant of the fabled goddess of wisdom and war.

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