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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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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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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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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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YOU’RE NOT REAL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A young school teacher reunites with her reclusive, scientific genius grandfather for the first time at his isolated country estate, uncovering disturbing truths about her childhood.

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“Grey’s Anatomy” Adds Bethany Joy Lenz in Recurring Role for Season 14

The new casting comes on the heels of the exits of series regular Martin Henderson and recurring guest star Abigail Spencer.

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Greg Berlanti’s “Titans” Casts Ryan Potter as Beast Boy

The Big Hero 6″ star will play Garfield “Gar” Logan, the DC comic book superhero.

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THE EXPANSION PROJECT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A rookie female marine 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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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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BIG IN JAPAN (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The story of Pepsi-Cola and Connor, two lost souls in Los Angeles who think they’ve found their fortunes when they unknowingly come into possession of highly valuable flight attendant uniforms, but when they find out that the uniforms belong to a Japanese sex club magnate who will stop at nothing to get his precious uniforms back, Cola and Connor’s lives are turned upside down in ways they never expected.

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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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THE VIOLENT HEART (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A college-bound senior falls for a local mechanic, but soon the details surrounding his tragic and violent past catch up with them.

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FREAK (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMA troubled teenage girl arrives at a new parochial Catholic high school and becomes the pupil of a deformed teen musical genius, who may be responsible for growing number of unsolved local accidents, disappearances, and deaths.

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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 A monster-obsessed kid witnesses a murder in his neighborhood and must defend his house when it comes under siege by the killers.

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