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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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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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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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NEAT FREAK (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMWhen three friends choose to accept a too-good-to-pass-up ad for roommates, they soon realize their new OCD roomie is not what he seems to be. AMERICAN PSYCHO meets THE ROOMMATE.

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POD (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Reality comes into question when a mentally unstable alien-conspiracy nut wakes up to find himself imprisoned. Is he the patsy in an alien plot, or is he in fact the real danger?

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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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THE ASSOCIATION (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMIn the 1970s, a young campaign manager is hired by the NRA to help transform them from a sporting organization into the country’s most powerful lobby.

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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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