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“Beauty and the Beast” Actor Ewan McGregor in Talks to Star in “Christopher Robin”

Ewan McGregor ExcerptScottish actor Ewan McGregor is planning to stay within the Disney family. After his supporting role in Beauty and the Beast, he’s now in talks to star in Marc Forster’s Christopher Robin as the titular lead role.

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M. Night Shyamalan Announces “Glass,” Sequel to “Unbreakable” and “Split”

Unbreakable ExcerptIn a series of tweets, M. Night Shyamalan announced his next film as Glass, the sequel to both his 2000 film Unbreakable and this year’s Split, with several cast members confirmed to come back.

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“Spotlight” Director Tom McCarthy in Talks to Direct “Timmy Failure” for Disney

Tom McCarthy ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that Tom McCarthy is in talks to helm and co-write the adaptation of Timmy Failure for Disney, based on the children’s book series by Stephan Pastis.

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DC Entertainment’s “Titans” to Premiere as Part of New DC Digital Service as “Powerless” Gets Pulled from NBC

Teen Titans ExcerptJoining the wave of digital services, DC Entertainment is preparing to launch their own digital channel with Warner Bros. Television. The service will premiere the live-action Titans series and third season of Young Justice. Plus, NBC’s Powerless has been effectively canceled.

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“Unforgettable” and Other New Movies Deliver Forgettable Opening Weekends

Born in China ExcerptThings went more or less exactly as predicted at the box office this weekend — except no new film was able to contend with holdover films and break into the top five, including Unforgettable and Born in China. Overall, the 2017 box office is currently facing a slump in anticipation of the summer movie season.

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Fox Developing Thriller Pitch “Inside” from “Luther” Creator Neil Cross

Neil Cross ExcerptIn a competitive bidding war, 20th Century Fox has come out on top to acquire the supernatural-thriller pitch Inside from Luther creator Neil Cross, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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“Pilgrimage” Trailer Sees Spider-Man, the Punisher, and Thorin in 13th Century Ireland (Video)

Pilgrimage ExcerptActors Tom Holland, Richard Armitage, and Jon Bernthal have traded in spandex and fantasy worlds for the dangerous lands of 13th century Ireland in the trailer for Pilgrimage.

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“The Fate of the Furious” to Top Box Office as “The Promise” Predicts a Devastating Opening

The Promise ExcerptThanks to the tepid numbers opening films are going to bring in this weekend, the top three spots at the box office will go to holdovers The Fate of the Furious, The Boss Baby, and Beauty and the Beast. Plus, the period drama The Promise looks to open with less than $4 million on a $100 million budget.

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“Wheel of Time” TV Adaptation Moves Forward at Sony

Wheel of Time ExcerptAfter several years of being in development, an adaptation of Wheel of Time, the high fantasy book series consisting of fourteen novels by Robert Jordan, is finally moving forward at Sony Pictures Television.

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“Hamilton” Director Thomas Kail to Helm Female-Centric WWII Drama “Silver Wings” for Fox 2000

Thomas Kail ExcerptFox 2000 has acquired the rights to The Women with Silver Wings, a non-fiction account of female pilots in World War II by Katherine Sharp Landdeck. Hamilton director Thomas Kail has been tapped to helm the project, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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“Captain Marvel” Lands Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck as Directors

Anna Boden Ryan Fleck ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that Mississippi Grind helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have been tapped to direct Captain Marvel for Disney and Marvel Studios.

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Try and Catch Everything in the “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” Teaser (Video)

Kingsman The Golden Circle ExcerptThe first teaser for Kingsman: The Golden Circle packs a lot into it… in a grand total of 16 seconds. So get ready to try and catch everything.

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Jason Clarke Joins Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey for “Serenity”

Jason Clarke ExcerptAustralian actor Jason Clarke has been added to the cast of IM Global’s Serenity, joining Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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“The Fate of the Furious” Broke Worldwide Records and Beat “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Fate of the Furious ExcerptThe Fate of the Furious did something astonishing this weekend: it broke the international opening record and the worldwide opening record, beating both Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, respectively.

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Jamie and Claire Torn Apart in “Outlander” Season 3 Teaser (Video)

Outlander Season 3 ExcerptThe great love story of Outlander is facing new trials in the first look at Season 3.

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First “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Trailer Teases the End of the Jedi (Video)

The Last Jedi ExcerptIt’s finally here: the official teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And rest assured, because it looks great.

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“Fate of the Furious” to Race Past $100 Million as “Beauty and the Beast” Crosses $1 Billion

fate-furious-excerptCars will be the real heroes at the box office this weekend, as the eighth installment of The Fast & the Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious, is expected to leave its competitors in the dust. Beauty and the Beast, however, continues to succeed on its own term as it reaches $1 billion.

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Why Taika Waititi Is Destined to Save Thor — And Deliver One of the MCU’s Best Movies

Thor Ragnarok ExcerptWith New Zealand director Taika Waititi at the helm and heart, Thor: Ragnarok is shaping up to not only be the best Marvel movie of 2017, but one of the best Marvel movies ever, and finally giving the Norse god the due he’s deserved since Kenneth Branagh’s film.

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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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Sony Taps Shameik Moore of “The Get Down” to Voice Spider-Man with Liev Schreiber as Villain

Shameik Moore ExcerptFilmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller have found their Spider-Man and his villain in Sony’s upcoming untitled animated project. Shameik Moore will lend his voice to hero Miles Morales and Liev Schreiber will play the villain.

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Launch Pad Alum Cynthia Furey Signs with The Gotham Group (Exclusive)

Launch Pad Alumni ExcerptWriter Cynthia Furey has signed with The Gotham Group managers Peter McHugh and Tony Gil. Furey’s pilot Boy Up earned a Top 25 spot in the 2015 Launch Pad Pilot Competition.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Talks to Star in “The Man in the Rockefeller Suit”

Benedict Cumberbatch ExcerptDoctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch is in negotiations to star in the adaptation of The Man in the Rockefeller Suit for Fox Searchlight, based on the true story of the infamous Rockefeller imposter.

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Donald Sutherland to Play Tycoon J. Paul Getty in Danny Boyle’s FX Series “Trust”

Donald Sutherland ExcerptVeteran actor Donald Sutherland has been tapped to star in the upcoming FX anthology series Trust from filmmaker Danny Boyle, with production set to begin in June in London and Rome.

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Jude Law to Play Young Dumbledore in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Sequel

Jude Law ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that British actor Jude Law will be taking up the mantle of Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel.

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Launch Pad Alum Alexis Perkins Signs with Stagecoach Entertainment (Exclusive)

Launch Pad Alumni ExcerptLaunch Pad Alum Alexis Perkins has signed with Stagecoach Entertainment managers Evan Lewis and Steve Smith. Perkins’s script, Derby City, was a standout from the 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition and finished in the Top 3.

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Amy Adams Named 31st Recipient of American Cinematheque Award

Amy Adams ExcerptThough she still has yet to receive the Oscar, although she’s been nominated five times, Amy Adams will receive the American Cinematheque Award at this year’s ceremony on November 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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Launch Pad Alum Jimmy Mosqueda Signs with Bellevue Entertainment (Exclusive)

Jimmy Mosqueda ExcerptWriter Jimmy Mosqueda has signed with Jeff Portnoy of Bellevue Entertainment. Mosqueda’s pilot, Valedictorian, placed in the Top 75 of the 2016 Launch Pad Pilots Competition.

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“The Boss Baby” Remains on Top for Another Week, While “Smurfs” Sequel Flounders

Boss Baby ExcerptAs predicted, newcomer films Smurfs: The Lost Village and Going in Style were not able to top The Boss Baby or Beauty and the Beast‘s winning streak, but where the former struggled under the pressure, the latter rose above expectations.

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Netflix Developing Adaptation of Classic Novel “The Haunting of Hill House”

Haunting of Hill House ExcerptFollowing the spooks of Stranger Things and Black Mirror, Netflix is developing a 10-episode adaptation of the classic thriller novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.

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Fox Taps “Grey’s Anatomy” Alum Karin Gist as “Star” Season 2 Showrunner

Star ExcerptFox has replaced Chuck Pratt as the showrunner for Star. Karin Gist, an executive producer from Grey’s Anatomy, will take the role as the third showrunner the series has seen since it premiered.

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