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ACT OF VAL-R (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Details are being kept under wraps, but the project is being pitched as a grounded sci-fi story in the vein of Ex Machina.

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Tiffany Haddish to Produce Comedy Series “Unsubscribed” at HBO

TiffanyExcerptThe show is being described as an examination of female blackness, beauty, and identity through a behind-the-scenes look at the Instagram hustle.

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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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TV Casting Round-Up (03.22.18) – Jerry O’Connell to Play Sheldon’s Brother on “Big Bang Theory” and More…

jerry o'connellThe Big Bang Theory is continuing to add to Sheldon’s family in adulthood with Jerry O’Connell joining the show for a guest-starring role as Sheldon’s brother, Georgie. The character appears on the spin-off series Young Sheldon played by Montana Jordan. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.20.18) – Sinbad and Jessica Moore Tapped to Star in Fox Comedy “Rel”

sinbadActor-comedian Sinbad is headed to the small screen for Fox’s comedy pilot Rel. Joining him is Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore who replaces previously cast Angel Laketa Moore. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.19.18) – Jenna Dewan Tatum, Stellan Skarsgård, and Emily Watson Board Projects and More…

jenna dewan tatumJenna Dewan Tatum has joined Fox’s untitled musical drama and Ving Rhames has booked a series regular role in the reboot of Cagney & Lacey. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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A DISAPPEARANCE IN DAMASCUS (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Follows author Deborah Campbell’s undercover reporting and the friendship she strikes up with an Iraqi woman named Ahlam, who served as her fixer.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.13.18) – CBS Casts Leads in Five Pilots & More…

cagney and laceyJust days after announcing her exit from Grey’s Anatomy, Sarah Drew has landed the the role of Cagney in CBS’s Cagney & Lacey reboot. Michelle Hurd has nabbed the role of Lacey. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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“Stranger Things'” Natalia Dyer, Daveed Digs, Toni Collette, John Malkovich Join Jake Gyllenhaal-Dan Gilroy Horror-Thriller

GilroyProjectCastingThe Netflix film will reunite Gyllenhaal, Gilroy and Rene Russo with an ensemble cast that also includes Zawe Ashton from Nocturnal Animals and Tom Sturridge.

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After Stealing Awards Season, Tiffany Haddish to Star in Tyler Perry’s Next Movie “The List”

Tiffany Haddish The List Perry is producing and directing from his own screenplay, while Tika Sumpter and Omari Hardwick are set to star in the film, which is set up at Paramount Players.

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Father-Son Serial Killer Thriller “Anderson Falls” Lures French Director Julien Seri

Julien Seri Anderson FallsStarry Eyes executive producer Giles Daoust wrote the script and will produce for Title Media alongside Luke Barnett and Vincent Masciale of Lone Suspect and Mike Macari of Koji Productions.

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Warner Bros. Jumps on Sci-Fi Spec “Harry’s All Night Hamburgers”

HarrysAllNightAdapted from the Hugo-winning short story by Lawrence Watt-Evans by Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman (ORB) , the premise involves a diner where travelers from parallel universes converge.

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HARRY’S ALL NIGHT HAMBURGERS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM When a down on his luck high school senior discovers that the old roadside diner outside of town is secretly a hangout for parallel universe travelers, he sets off on a mind-bending adventure across the multiverse that takes him beyond his wildest dreams. Based on the Hugo Award-winning short story.

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PLAYING WITH FIRE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A group of rugged firefighters meets their match after rescuing a trio of rambunctious children.

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LeBron James to Produce Basketball Movie “Hustle” After Legendary Wins Auction for Hot Spec Script

LeBron HustleWritten by Taylor Materne, the story follows a washed-up basketball scout who discovers a Chinese streetball phenom and talks him into coming to Los Angeles to train for the NBA draft. The young phenom is overwhelmed by the transition and struggles with being away from his family, while the scout deals with his own family problems.

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“Den of Thieves” Gets Sequel with Gerard Butler, Director Christian Gudegast Returning

DenOfThievesSEquelO’Shea Jackson Jr. is still in negotiations, but otherwise, everyone including “50 Cent” Jackson are on board for another heist movie.

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VARIETAL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The storyline is being kept under wraps, but is said to be a sci-fi-based psychological thriller centered on a married couple.

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Ernie Hudson Joining Gabrielle Union in NBC’s “Bad Boys” Pilot

ErnieHudsonBadBoysNBCThe Ghostbusters and Grace & Frankie star will play the father of Union’s DEA Agent Syd Burnett as she moves from Miami to L.A. to take on a new job and partner.

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Tom Hanks to Play Mister Rogers in TriStar Movie as Iconic TV Show Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

Tom Hanks Mister RogersMarielle Heller will direct You Are My Friend, which is inspired by the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and award-winning journalist Tom Junod.

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Tiffany Haddish Signs First-Look Deal With HBO

tiffany haddish The new deal comes on the heel of the actress winning the New York Critics’ Circle’s Best Supporting Actress award for her role in Girls Trip.

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Will Patton Joins Jamie Lee Curtis in Blumhouse’s “Halloween” Sequel (Exclusive)

Will Patton HalloweenPatton is a beloved character actor who started out with early roles in Silkwood, After Hours, and Desperately Seeking Susan, but the Patton pics that I know and love range from Copycat and The Client to Armageddon and The Mothman Diaries.

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Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes to Star in RZA-Directed Heist Film “Cut Throat City”

howardsnipesRZAEiza González, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Demetrius Shipp Jr. and Shameik Moore also join the ensemble cast of RZA’s film, which has already begun production in New Orleans.

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Tiffany Haddish Joins Ike Barinholtz Satirical Thriller “The Oath”

TiffanyExcerptTiffany Haddish has appeared in Keanu, The Carmichael Show, before her big break in this summer’s Girls Trip

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Showtime Crime Drama Pilot “City on a Hill” Adds Jill Hennessy, Rounds Out Cast

jill hennessy Showtime cop drama City on a Hill has rounded out its series regular and recurring cast with the addition of Jill Hennessy, Rory Culkin and several other actors. Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge star.

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Filmmaker Justin Chon Will Follow “Gook” with New Original Film for Macro

JustinChonChon’s film won the NEXT category at the Sundance Film Festival, and he’ll be making his next film while at the same time appearing on ABC’s upcoming Deception as a regular.

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Warner Bros. Picks Up Leo Sardarian’s Action Sci-Fi Script “The Expansion Project” (Exclusive)

Brad Peyton Expansion ProjectBrad Peyton (San Andreas) is nearing a deal to direct the film, which follows a rookie female marine who gets stranded on a hostile planet during humanity’s space colonization with nothing but an Exo-suit that’s running out of fusion power.

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CITY ON FIRE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Chronicles the turmoil between the group MOVE and the city of Philadelphia in 1985 where houses were burned down and citizens were killed and left homeless.

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“Girls Trip” Breakout Star Tiffany Haddish Signs on for 2 New Projects

Tiffany ExcerptOutside of film and TV, Haddish is also set to release her book “The Last Black Unicorn” which releases December 5. She also announced 2018 dates for her stand up tour “She’s Ready.”

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STRAPPED (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMA former MMA champion facing the onset of CTE must give it all he has one last time in order to regain his championship belt.

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FILICIDE (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM When all of the parents in a remote island community start to murder their children for no apparent reason, a 17-year-old girl fights to save her younger brothers from the people who are supposed to love and protect them.

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