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DANGER TO OTHERS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM In our near future, a psychiatric first responder is forced to train his robot replacement and uncovers what appears to be a plot to cull back the human race.

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Teyonah Parris in Talks to Join Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” Follow-Up “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Exclusive)

Teyonah Parris Beale StreetThe star of Chi-Raq and Dear White People is making a deal to join newcomer Kiki Layne and Stephan James (Shots Fired) in a new film based on the James Baldwin novel of the same name.

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“It” Star Owen Teague Joins Gary Oldman in “Mary”

owenteagueTNThe supernatural thriller is directed by American Horror Story cinematographer Michael Goi

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DON’T LOOK BEHIND YOU (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A female-driven contained horror inspired by the infamous Indiana Demon House.

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Gary Oldman Lining Up Possible Post-Oscar Role in Supernatural Thriller “Mary”

GaryOldmanTNThe British actor is getting almost universal raves for his role as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour, currently playing the festival circuit, and he also co-stars in Lionsgate’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which has been doing very well in theaters.

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JACK & DICK (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The true story of the little-known friendship between between political rivals John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon.

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New Line Founder Bob Shaye, Tyler MacIntyre Set Up Thriller “Nightlight” at Sony

shayemcintyreTN2The director of the SXSW hit Tragedy Girls co-wrote the low-budget thriller with writing partner Chris Hill, and they have an impressive benefactor in the man who created one of the most successful independent film companies.

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NIGHTLIGHT (HILL/MACINTYRE) (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM While home alone, a young boy must protect his house from unknown invaders.

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Screen Gems Buys Spec Script About Police Violence Caught on Body Camera

Screen Gems Police Body CamsThe untitled project follows a rookie African-American female cop whose body cam records her fellow Detroit police officers murdering several drug dealers. Her colleagues hunt her down in order to destroy the incriminating footage, while the dealers’ gang comes after her too, demanding answers.

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UNTITLED DOWLING BODYCAM DRAMA (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMFollows a rookie African American female cop whose body cam records her fellow Detroit police officers murdering several drug dealers. Her colleagues hunt her down in order to destroy the incriminating footage, while the dealers’ game comes after her too, demanding answers.

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Tiffany Haddish Parlays Breakout Turn in “Girls Trip” Into Starring Role in Kevin Hart Comedy “Night School”

Tiffany Haddish Night SchoolHaddish has been around for a while, but at 37 years old, her movie career has just begun to catch fire following her outrageous comedic performance in Girls Trip. Not since Melissa McCarthy and Bridesmaids has it been so obvious I was watching a major star in the making.

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COMPULSION (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The story is under wraps but is pitched as The Babadook meets The Sixth Sense.

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AUTO-DA-FE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM Manipulated by his illiterate and grasping housekeeper who has tricked him into marriage and a brutish concierge, Peter Kien is forced out of his apartment – which houses his great library and one true passion – and into the underworld of the city.

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“Dog Eat Dog” Scribe Matthew Wilder to Adapt “Auto-da-Fé” for David Hillary’s Deviant Films (Exclusive)

Matthew Wilder Elias Canetti Auto-da-FeThe story follows a reclusive academic who lives in a world of books and ideas. When he marries his illiterate housekeeper, it is believed he is taking advantage of her, but her own secret power tilts their relationship in strange and unexpected directions.

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TOMMY AND FRANK (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The story of young Frank Sinatra and his complex relationship with bandleader Tommy Dorsey, who brought Sinatra to fame and eventually became his bitter adversary as Sinatra fought to become the first true pop star.

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John Carpenter Inks Deal with Universal Cable, Developing “Tales for a Halloween Night” and “Nightside”

Horror guru John Carpenter, the visionary behind films like Halloween and The Thing, has inked an overall deal with Universal Cable Productions.

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Cole Hauser, Wes Bentley, & Kelly Reilly Board “Yellowstone” at Paramount Network

cole hauser excerptUpcoming Kevin Costner-starrer Yellowstone is filling out its cast with Cole Hauser, Wes Bentley, and Kelly Reilly. The family drama hails from Oscar nominee Taylor Sheridan who penned and executive produces.

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Taryn Manning to Play Alt-Right Christian Terrorist in Matthew Wilder’s “Regarding the Case of Joan of Arc” (Exclusive)

Taryn Manning Matthew Wilder Regarding the Case of Joan of ArcTheOrange Is the New Black actress and the Dog Eat Dog scribe are teaming back up after working together on the 2008 indie Your Name Here.

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NEUROTRIBES (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM Story is being kept under wraps but will be based on the Silberman book of the same name.

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“John Wick” Scribe Sells Pitch to Cristal Pictures

Derek Kolstad ExcerptOriginal pitch “The Steward” from Derek Kolstad has landed at Cristal Pictures. They will fully finance and produce with plans for the project to be the first installment of a potential franchise.

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THE STEWARD (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMDetails being kept under wraps.

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COLD BROOK (FICHTNER) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The storyline is being kept under wraps but is being pitched as the tale of two ordinary men in a small town who embark on an extraordinary adventure.

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THE IMMORTAL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe Hulk Hogan story… brother.

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“John Wick: Chapter 3” Taps Original Writer Derek Kolstad to Line Up New Victims for Keanu Reeves

John Wick ExcerptBasil Iwanyk is returning to produce Chapter 3, though plot details are being kept somewhere inside the Continental Hotel. It’s wise of Lionsgate to keep this creative team intact, because in Hollywood, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

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THE WITCH BOY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM For Aster, boys are shapeshifters and girls are witches, no exceptions, but when danger threatens his home, will Aster use his witch magic to save the day?

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“Silicon Valley” Star Thomas Middleditch Joins “Godzilla: King of Monsters”

Thomas Middleditch ExcerptSilicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch is the latest actor to join the cast of Legendary and Warner Bros.’ Godzilla: King of Monsters, after voicing a small off-camera character in Kong: Skull Island.

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THE WITCH BOY (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The story of a boy growing up in a magical community where all men are trained as shapeshifters and all women as witches.

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THE DAYS WE MET (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMAn interwoven tale that explores how love can play out in parallel universes if a couple were to meet at three different points in their lifetime. Tonally similar to (500) Days of Summer.

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ONLY FOREVER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMA free-spirited man from 1600s Salem is cursed by a witch to never age, and leaves a trail of broken hearts through history until meeting the girl of his dreams in modern day Los Angeles.

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SOMETHING IN THE WATER (STEADMAN) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM Something in the Water is about a woman whose life is on the upswing, marriage, a successful career, and then she’s thrown a curveball. One that will challenge not only her priorities but her ethics.

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