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Ellen Shanman Adapting Ken Liu Sci-Fi Thriller “The Hidden Girl” for Studio 8

Studio8LogoThe prolific author’s short story first appeared in last year’s fantasy collection The Book of Swords, along with stories by George RR Martin, Robin Hobb and Garth Nix.

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THE TORTURE REPORT (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMCenters on the CIA’s extreme interrogation program on detainees following the 9/11 attacks.

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Annette Bening, Adam Driver, Jon Hamm in Talks for Scott Z. Burns CIA Drama “Torture Report”

TortureReportCastingJennifer Morrison is also in talks for the drama from the writer of Contagion and The Bourne Ultimatum that looks at the CIA’s interrogation procedures post-9/11.

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“Avengers: Infinity War” Star Sebastian Stan Lands Lead in Leonardo DiCaprio-Produced “Beat the Reaper” (Exclusive)

Beat the ReaperBased on the excellent book by Josh Bazell that was adapted by Billions creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien, the story follows a young ER doctor whose life is upended when a patient recognizes him from his past life as a mafia hitman.

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Rami Malek, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Marion Cotillard Join Voice Cast for Robert Downey Jr.’s “Voyage of Doctor Dolittle”

DoctorDolittleVoiceCasting2Directed by Stephen Gaghan (Syriana), production for the Universal release has already begun in London with Downey joined by Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Harry Collett and Jim Broadbent.

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Joel Edgerton Joins Timothée Chalamet in David Michod’s Shakespearean “The King”

EdgertonChalametBased on the Shakespeare plays Henry IV and Henry V, this will be the third collaboration between Edgerton and Michơd since first teaming for 2010’s Animal Kingdom.

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HOW THE GIRL GUIDES WON THE WAR (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Set in WWII Britain, it deals with the women who were considered crucial after the Blitz occurred, becoming a movement that lifted morale across the country.

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Lucas Hedges in Talks to Join Shia LaBeouf in Indie Movie “Honey Boy” (Exclusive)

Lucas Hedges Honey BoyAlma Har’el (Bombay Beach) is directing the movie, which is based on LaBeouf’s childhood and his explosive relationship with his father, an ex-con and recovering drug addict.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.14.18) – Amazon Series “Homecoming” Taps Four Actors to Join Julia Roberts

homecomingSydney Poitier, Shea Whigham, Hong Chau, and Jeremy Allen White are joing Julia Roberts-starrer Homecoming and Netflix’s second season of American Vandal has set its two leading men. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren to Star in Bill Condon’s New Line Thriller “The Good Liar”

Mirren and McKellenThe story follows a career con artist who finds his next mark in a wealthy widow whom he meets online. She takes him into her home and as she opens her life to him, he finds himself starting to care for her… but not all is what it seems in this cat-and-mouse game.

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Allan Loeb Writing Original Rom-Com for Ryan Reynolds, Fox and Mandeville

LoebReynoldsLoeb’s previous rom-coms include Jennifer Aniston’s Just Go With It (with Adam Sandler) and The Switch (with Jason Bateman).

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Neil Burger, Angelina Jolie Teaming for Biopic about Major Mary Jennings Hegar

NeilBurgerAngelinaJolieThe brave military hero rescued hundreds of men and women from the battlefront in Afghanistan, for which she was awarded the Purple Heart. She also fought against the barring of women from the combat zone.

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“Doctor Strange” Star Benedict Wong Joins Will Smith in Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man”

Benedict Wong Gemini ManClive Owen will co-star as the villain, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead will play the female lead in the Paramount film, which hails from producers Jerry Bruckheimer and David Ellison.

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Robert Rodriguez, Max Borenstein Teaming for Sci-Fi Thriller “Hypnotic”

RodriguezBorensteinThe writer of Skull: Kong Island will do rewrites on Rodriguez’s own original script with distributor Studio 8 hoping to turn it into a franchise.

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

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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“Deadpool” Director Tim Miller, Brian Michael Bendis Team for Mystery X-Men Movie “143”

MillerBendisCould this be a solo Kitty Pryde movie from the creative duo? Fox isn’t saying what “143” refers to although astute X-readers will know that issue focused on the phasing mutant hero.

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Alicia Vikander, Morten Tyldum Join Together for “The Marsh King’s Daughter”

VikanderTyldumMarshKingThe 2017 novel by Karen Dionne would put the Oscar-winning Swedish actor in the role of a woman born from the union of her mother with the man who kidnapped her, and Vikander’s character decides to get revenge for their treatment.

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THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A woman risks everything hunting down her father, a dangerous criminal who threatens her life.

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Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin & Gugu Mbatha-Raw Joining Edward Norton’s “Motherless Brooklyn”

WillisBaldwinGuguNorton has been trying to adapt Jonathan Lethem’s New York crime novel into a movie for over 15 years, and it’s now filming in New York.

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PLANET KILL (PITCH)

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

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Hulu Gets into the George Clooney Business, Picking Up Limited Series “Catch-22”

HuluClooneyClooney will co-direct and star in the six-episode series based on Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel that was previously turned into a 1970 film directed by the late Mike Nichols.

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Kiernan Shipka Is the New Sabrina the Teenage Witch in Netflix “Riverdale” Spinoff

Kiernan Shipka Kiernan Shipka has been cast in the lead role on Netflix’s untitled horror series about Sabrina the teenage witch, a spinoff of The CW’s Riverdale.

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KILL OR BE KILLED (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A depressed college student survives his attempted suicide thanks to a demon’s interference. In return for saving his life, the demon demands a price: for every person the young man kills, he will be allowed to live for another month.

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SPOILER ALERT: THE HERO DIES (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) In his heartbreaking memoir, Michael tells the story of the last year between when his husband was a diagnosis with terminal cancer and when he passed while revisiting the stories of their first meeting, falling in love, and the ups and downs of their previous 13 years together.

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“Narcos” Director Jose Padilha to Develop Art Heist Movie “Master Thieves” for Sony

Master ThievesIt’s based on the true story of the Isabel Gardner Museum Heist in Boston, which is the single biggest property crime in the history of the United States.

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THE SANDMAN (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A detective investigates a sick man in the hospital whom she discovers was supposedly murdered years ago by a serial killer.

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TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate.

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Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali to Star in Peter Farrelly’s Road Trip Drama “Green Book”

Viggo Mortensen Mahershala Ali Green BookMortensen will play Tony Lip, an Italian-American bouncer who in 1962 was hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), one of the world’s finest jazz pianists, on a concert tour from New York City through the pre-Civil Rights era Deep South.

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Patrick Osborne, Netflix Teaming for Untitled Fantasy Film

PatrickOsborneTN The Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind the animated short film Feast will work from a screenplay by Emma Needell with Anonymous Content producing.

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UNTITLED PATRICK OSBORNE PROJECT (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A young boy travels to the fantasy world of his dreams to escape his reality.

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