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Sanaa Lathan, Haifaa Al-Mansour Team for “Nappily Ever After” Movie at Netflix

Nappily Ever AfterThe project actually doubles as a reunion of sorts between Lathan and screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood, who previously worked together on Love & Basketball.

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The Russo Brothers Launch Production Company with Morten Tyldum-Directed “Exit West”

russostyldumexcerptThe filmmakers behind two Captain America movies and the two upcoming Avengers films will team with the Oscar-nominated director of The Imitation Game for an adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s acclaimed novel.

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“Deadpool’s” Tim Miller to Direct Cyberpunk Classic “Neuromancer” for 20th Century Fox

Tim Miller NeuromancerSimon Kinberg is producing the adaptation of William Gibson’s landmark novel, and the studio will soon hire a screenwriter to adapt the book.

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“Wonder Woman” Director Patty Jenkins Reunites with Chris Pine for TNT Series

chris pine patty jenkins excerptWonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and the film’s male lead Chris Pine are reuniting for the six-episode limited drama One Day She’ll Darken. TNT announced at their TCA panel they had given the project a straight-to-series order, with Jenkins attached to direct the pilot and Pine set to star in all six installments.

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Sam Esmail to Write and Direct Bermuda Triangle Movie for Universal

Sam Esmail Bermuda TriangleGiven the other Bermuda Triangle projects in the works around town, including one at Skydance from director Sam Raimi, Universal is understandably keeping plot details surrounding Esmail’s take under wraps.

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Steven Soderbergh, Claire Foy Team for Secret Movie Shot on iPhone (Exclusive)

Steven Soderbergh Claire Foy UnsaneEver since Bubble, Soderbergh has been more open to experimentation in both the production and distribution realms, so the idea that he has used his iPhone to shoot a secret movie with an up-and-coming actress isn’t as big a surprise as it might seem on the surface.

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IN THE GARDEN OF THE KING (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The lives of three people from different eras are connected by the genocide of the Congolese people at the command of Belgium’s King Leopold II.

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Mahershala Ali to Star in “True Detective” Season 3 (Exclusive)

mahershala-ali-excerptTrue Detective has never had an African-American lead before, and Ali is a rising star in Hollywood, so his casting is a smart move on the network’s part.

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Greg Berlanti Taps “Gossip Girl” Alum Penn Badgley for Lifetime Thriller “You”

pen badgleyThe Magicians creator Sera Gamble is teaming up with super-producer Greg Berlanti for an adaptation of You starring Penn Badgley. The psychological thriller has landed a series order from Lifetime.

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Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Animated “Spider-Man” Movie Adds Mahershala Ali, “Atlanta” Star to Voice Cast (Exclusive)

Mahershala Ali Brian Tyree Henry Animated Spider-ManAs much as it sucks that Lord and Miller aren’t working on Han Solo anymore, it’s good that they have another high-profile project to focus their creative energy on.

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Ryan Gosling Launches Arcana Production Company, Quickly Reteams With Emma Stone on “The Favourite”

Ryan Gosling Arcana The Favourite Emma StoneThe arrangement gives Gosling access to financing and puts him on equal footing with contemporaries like Jake Gyllenhaal, whose company Nine Stories has a first-look production deal with Bold Films.

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Paul Dano Set For Ben Stiller TV Series “Escape at Dannemoro” With Benicio Del Toro

dano-excerptGolden Globe-nominated actor Paul Dano is shifting his focus to TV with the upcoming limited series Escape at Dannemora. The Showtime project will be executive produced and directed by Ben Stiller and is based on the 2015 prison escape in upstate New York.

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Christina Hendricks Will Fight for Her Life in “The Strangers 2,” Which is Finally Happening

Christina Hendricks The Strangers 2The sequel follows a family whose road trip takes a turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park. After the power goes out, three familiar masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test their every limit.

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PARTY OF THE CENTURY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStoryline is under wraps, but centers on Truman Capote’s infamous Black & White Ball in 1966.

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“Black Mirror” Recruits “American Gods,” “Twilight” Director David Slade for Season 4 Episode

David Slade Black MirrorSlade is the gifted stylist who directed Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night before landing a job directing the blockbuster The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Since then, he has focused his attention on television, directing episodes of Breaking Bad, Powers, Hannibal and the new Starz series American Gods.

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“Vampire Chronicles” Series in Development from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content

Vampire Chronicles Excerpthe popular book series The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice has been optioned by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content with the intention of developing a series written by Rice’s son, Christopher Rice.

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HEARTS BEAT LOUD (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM In Red Hook, Brooklyn, a father and a daughter become an unlikely songwriting duo in the last summer before she leaves for college.

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“Hell or High Water” Reunion in the Works at Netflix as Chris Pine Agrees to Star in “Outlaw King”

Chris Pine Ben Foster Outlaw King NetflixDavid Mackenzie has cast Pine as Scottish king Robert the Bruce, who led his country to freedom from the oppressive rule of England in the early 14th century. Meanwhile, Ben Foster will play his loyal aide and chief adviser, a knight named James Douglas.

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SILVER WINGS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story of the first Female Airforce Service Pilots who flew during WWII.

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“Beauty and the Beast’s” Bill Condon in Early Talks to Direct “The Bride of Frankenstein” for Universal

Bill Condon The Bride of FrankensteinThough it would’ve been nice to see Universal add a female filmmaker to its Monsters Universe, especially given reports of this project’s feminist bent, it’s hard to argue with the selection of Condon, whose horror roots run deep.

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Fede Alvarez to Direct “Labyrinth” Spinoff for TriStar

Labyrinth ExcerptThe untitled Labyrinth spinoff of Jim Henson’s 1986 cult classic has found its director in Fede Alvarez, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Jay Basu will write the script for the project, which is a co-production between TriStar and The Jim Henson Co.

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John Cleese to Headline BBC Sitcom for First Time Since “Fawlty Towers”

john cleeseFor the first time since the end of Fawlty Towers, John Cleese will star in a BBC sitcom. The project, Edith, stars Alison Steadman in the title role of the six-part series on BBC One.

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Anonymous Content Acquires Upcoming Stephen & Owen King Novel “Sleeping Beauties”

Sleeping Beauties ExcerptAnonymous Content is the latest to get in on the action of adapting a Stephen King property with the acquisition of an upcoming novel King co-wrote with his son, Owen King.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.27.17) – Anna Akana Boards “Stitchers”, Katie Cassidy Returns to “Arrow, Louis Hertham Promoted on “Westworld”, and More…

anna akanaYouTube star Anna Akana to recur on Freeform’s sci-fi drama Stitchers and Laurel Lance is set to return to Arrow once again as Katie Cassidy signs on for series regular role in season six.

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Nic Pizzolatto Teams Up with David Milch for “True Detective” on Season Three

true detectiveAfter hanging out in hiatus since its poorly reviewed second season, True Detective season three may finally be on the move as creator Nic Pizzolatto is reportedly teaming up with Deadwood‘s David Milch for the new episodes. The third season is still waiting on an official series order.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.21.17) – Ashley Judd Boards “Berlin Station”, Carey Mulligan to Topline “Collateral”, Amy Brenneman Reunites with CBS, and More…

ashley juddAshley Judd is set to join Epix’s spy drama Berlin Station for season two and Oscar-nominated actor Carey Mulligan will headline the four-part miniseries Collateral for the BBC.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.20.17) – Chris Messina Teams Up with Amy Adams, Peter Sarsgaard Joins Jeff Daniels, “Zac & Mia” Finds Its Leads and More…

chris messina excerptChris Messina is teaming up with Adam Adams to star in Marti Noxon’s Sharp Objects, based on the Gillian Flynn novel, and Peters Sarsgaard has board the Jeff Daniels drama The Looming Tower on Hulu.

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Universal to Explore Obama’s White House Through Stenographer’s Eyes in “From the Corner of the Oval”

Obama White House From the Corner of the OvalWritten by Beck Dorey-Stein, the book follows a young woman living in Washington D.C. who is at an all-time career low when, through a twist of fate, she goes from serving cocktails to lobbyists to being hired as a stenographer in Obama’s White House.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.14.17) – Jim Caviezel Reunites with CBS, Jane Lynch to Topline NBC Comedy, “Scrubs” Star Boards “Spaced Out”, and More…

jim caviezelSteven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience adds to its lineup, CW’s Valor rounds out its lead roles, and Jane Lynch is headed to NBC.

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Patricia Clarkson to Play Amy Adams’ Mother on HBO’s “Sharp Objects”

Patricia Clarkson Sharp ObjectsJean-Marc Vallée will direct all eight episodes and co-edit the drama series, while Marti Noxon serves as showrunner and is writing all of the episodes with author Gillian Flynn.

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