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ME & TAMMY FAYE AT THE BETTY FORD CLINIC (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The story of the unlikely bond between a drag queen and the queen of Christian televangelism… Inspired by the very real life of Tammy Faye Bakker.

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THE GATEKEEPERS (SPEC)

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Kyle Chandler to Star in Hulu’s “Catch-22” as George Clooney Switches Roles

KyleExcerptClooney was originally slated to play Colonel Cathcart, but that role will now go to Chandler. Clooney will instead play the supporting part of Scheisskopf, which gives him more time to focus on directing and producing.

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Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston to Star in Action Comedy “Murder Mystery” at Netflix (Exclusive)

Adam SandlerSandler will play a NYC cop who finally takes his wife (Aniston) on a long promised European trip. A chance meeting on the flight gets them invited to an intimate family gathering on the Super Yacht of elderly billionaire Malcolm Quince. When Quince is murdered, they become the prime suspects in a modern day whodunit.

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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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Amy Adams in Talks to Star in “The True American” as Amazon Nears Deal for Annapurna’s Prestige Drama

Amy Adams ExcerptWhile the team at Annapurna has loved this project since the company first became involved with it several years ago, sources say Megan Ellison was wary about financing the film, given the hit the company took on Kathryn Bigelow’s underperforming drama Detroit.

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MacLachlan, Dillon, Cardellini and Narducci Join Tom Hardy in Al Capone Biopic “Fonzo”

FonzoCastingWritten and directed by Josh Trank (Fantastic Four), the film will cover Capone’s later years when he was suffering from dementia while in prison.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.15.18) – Justin Kirk to Recur on Jim Carrey Comedy “Kidding” and More…

justin kirkThe 100 alum Tati Gabrielle joins Netflix’s Riverdale spinoff, Frequency star Peyton List boards Fox’s Gone Baby series, and Chuck‘s Ryan McPartlin signs on for a co-starring role opposite Jessica Alba in Bad Boys.

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Miranda July Teams with Plan B, Annapurna For Her Third Film

MirandaJulyThe new project from the writer/director of Me and You and Everyone We Know will begin filming in late May with July once again starring in it.

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Anna Paquin to Topline Limited Series “Flack” for Pop TV

<> at Build Studio on January 18, 2018 in New York City.The Oscar-winner has most recently been seen on the small screen in WGN’s Bellevue, the Margaret Atwood adaptation of Alias Grace, and Amazon’s Electric Dreams.

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“Call of Duty” Movie In the Works From the Director of “Sicario 2: Soldado”

callofdutyThe Italian filmmaker directed the Gomorrah TV series before taking over for Denis Villeneuve on the action-thriller sequel starring Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin.

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There’s Going to Be a “Jingle Jangle” Movie On Netflix, But It’s Not What You Think

David E Talbert Jingle JangleIn this family holiday musical, a cobblestone world comes to life in this tale of an embattled toymaker, his precocious granddaughter, and a magical invention that could change their lives forever — if they can get it to work in time for the holidays.

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JINGLE JANGLE (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM An embattled toymaker and his precocious granddaughter work to finish a magical invention in time for the holidays.

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Seth Meyers in Talks to Host 2018 Golden Globes

seth meyers The Late Night With Seth Meyers host will follow in the footsteps of Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, who hosted the 2017 ceremony.

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Michelle Williams in Talks to Join Benedict Cumberbatch, Jake Gyllenhaal in Luca Guadagnino’s Next Movie (Exclusive)

Michelle Williams RioGyllenhaal will play a financial reporter who travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit a wealthy friend (Cumberbatch), only to get sucked into a plot to fake his friend’s death.

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DESPERATE DESIRES (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Retired exploitation film director Doris Wishman lives in obscurity, spending her days working at a Miami sex shop and nights with her hilarious and heartbreaking family, until an avid fan shows her that her old movies still have some left in them, and Doris shows him that she does, too.

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Vin Diesel Developing Boxing Drama “Crushers Club” at NBC

Virgil Williams is writing and executive the Universal TV drama which is set in Chicago.

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Jenny Slate in Talks to Join Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed in Sony’s “Venom” Movie

Jenny Slate VenomThe SNL alum is slated to play a scientists in Ruben Fleischer’s comic book movie, which will co-star Michelle Williams as a district attorney who may fall for Hardy’s Eddie Brock.

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Anna Paquin Playing De Niro’s Daughter in Scorsese’s “The Irishman”

annapaquinTNThe Oscar-winning actress joins the cast of Scorsese’s crime-drama for Netflix, in which De Niro will play hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, who might have been responsible for Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance.

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Eva Longoria Joins Ken Marino Comedy “Dog Days”

longoriamarinoTNThe “Desperate Housewives” star would play a wife and mother whose adopted daughter falls in love with a lost dog, and that’s just one of a bunch of dog-related stories in the movie.

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Michelle Williams in Talks for Female Lead Opposite Tom Hardy in Sony’s “Venom”

Michelle Williams VenomIt’s been remarkable to see Williams’ career blossom since her Dawson’s Creek days, as she’s racked up four Oscar nominations for her work in Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine, My Week With Marilyn and Manchester by the Sea.

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Radio Silence to Direct Genre Film “Family Ritual” for Fox Searchlight (Exclusive)

Radio Silence Family RitualPlot details remain under wraps, but sources say the script was written by Guy Busick and Ryan Murphy, and describe it as being in the vein of Jordan Peele’s hit Get Out.

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“Tyrant” Alum Cast as Series Regular in Fox Drama “The Resident”

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The show follows a hopeful young doctor who serves under an experienced, brilliant resident who shows the good and evil in modern day medicine. Atias will play Renata Thorpe, a strong, elegant businesswoman who serves as the hospitals CEO.

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Seth Gordon Tackles the Real-Life Drama of “Tulia”

gordontuliaxcerpt2The filmmaker best known for comedies like Horrible Bosses, Four Christmases, and the recent Baywatch will tackle more serious fare with the 1999 Texas drug scandal documented in the 2005 book Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town.

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson to Replace Ben Foster and Join Chris Pine in Netflix’s “Outlaw King”

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Outlaw KingDavid Mackenzie’s period film won’t just be about ransacking castles, as the script is said to feature a prominent love story between Robert the Bruce and his Queen, Elizabeth de Burgh.

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CAN YOU SAY HELLO (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM After getting expelled from college in his senior year for a frat prank gone wrong, Kieran falls into a job as an aide for a teenage boy with autism and ends up in an unexpected friendship with the boy’s mother who is dealing with many issues of her own.

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RUN AWAY WITH ME (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A European woman escaping a life of forced prostitution becomes romantically involved with an American man with a troubled past.

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TV PILOT & SERIES CASTING (09.05.14)

A roundup of the week’s TV casting news!

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