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“Burning Sands” Filmmaker Gerard McMurray Elected to Direct “The Purge 4”

Gerard McMurray Purge 4Universal will release the untitled horror movie two days before Marvel drops Ant-Man and the Wasp and Lionsgate unveils The Spy Who Dumped Me.

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Anne Hathaway Tapped as Solo Lead in Sci-Fi Thriller “O2”

Anne Hathaway ExcerptColossal star Anne Hathaway is sticking with sci-fi for now and has been tapped to star in O2, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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Sandra Bullock to Star in Netflix Thriller “Bird Box” from Director Susanne Bier

Sandra Bullock ExcerptUpcoming Ocean’s Eight star Sandra Bullock is following in the footsteps of many other big name celebrities and heading to Netflix to star in their post-apocalyptic thriller Bird Box, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Susanne Bier is directing based on a script by Arrival‘s Eric Heisserer.

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Jon Watts in Talks to Return for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” Sequel

Jon Watts ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that director Jon Watts is in talks with Sony and Marvel to return to helm Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, the currently untitled sequel slated for a July 5, 2019 release.

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Amazon Orders Two Seasons of “Homecoming” Starring Julia Roberts

julia roberts excerptJulia Roberts-starrer Homecoming has landed a two season order from Amazon. The project is an adaptation of the podcast of the same name from Gimlet Media. The podcast launched last November.

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Carla Gugino Re-Teams with Netflix and Mike Flanagan for “The Haunting of Hill House”

Carla Gugino ExcerptSan Andreas star Carla Gugino has been tapped to co-lead Netflix’s 10-episode adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House alongside Michel Huisman, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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UNTITLED PROTOZOA / EPSTEIN PROJECT (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The storyline is being kept under wraps but is said to be a courtroom drama centered around artificial intelligence.

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Darren Aronofsky to Direct Courtroom Drama Centered Around Artificial Intelligence for Paramount

Darren Aronofsky AI Courtroom DramaJoe Epstein wrote the script, and Aronofsky will produce under his Paramount-based Protozoa banner. The studio will release the director’s thriller mother! this fall.

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Alec Baldwin to Take Over Jack Nicholson’s Role in NBC’s Live Staging of “A Few Good Men”

Alec Baldwin A Few Good MenBaldwin and writer Aaron Sorkin will executive produce along with Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, and the televised play is expected to air in the second quarter of 2018.

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Shea Whigham in Negotiations to Join Ryan Gosling in Damien Chazelle’s “First Man” (Exclusive)

Shea Whigham First ManThe talented character actor is making a deal to play Gus Grissom, one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts.

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“Landline” Breakout Abby Quinn Joins “Transformers” Spinoff “Bumblebee”

Abby Quinn BumblebeeHailee Steinfeld and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. will play the two young leads in the film, which is expected to co-star Rachel Crow from Deidra & Laney Rob a Train.

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Why Jaume Collet-Serra Has Been the Right Director for “Suicide Squad 2” All Along

Jaume Collet-Serra Suicide Squad 2He’s a homegrown director for Warner Bros., where he made House of Wax, Orphan, Unknown and Run All Night. The studio also hired him to direct Akira at one point.

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“Moonlight” Director Barry Jenkins to Adapt “If Beale Street Could Talk” for Annapurna

barry jenkins excerptOscar-winner Barry Jenkins has set his first post-Moonlight feature film with an adaptation of If Beale Street Could Talk for Annapurna Pictures. The project is based on the novel by James Baldwin and has been an interest of Jenkins for years after he wrote the script in 2013.

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Ava DuVernay and Oprah in the Works on Central Park Five Series with Netflix

ava duvernay excerptNetflix is developing a limited series based on the true story of the Central Park Five jogger case, written and directed by Ava DuVernay. She will executive produce alongside Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Jane Rosenthal, and Berry Welsh.

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Evan Peters to Return as Scene-Stealer Quicksilver in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”

Evan Peters Quicksilver X-Men Dark PhoenixAlso joining the cast is Lamar Johnson, best known for his work on the Canadian TV series The Next Step, though details of his role are being kept under wraps.

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J.J. Abrams Bringing Amy Silverstein’s Memoir “My Glory Was I Had Such Friends” to TV

attends 2017 Hulu Upfront on May 3, 2017 in New York City.J.J. Abrams is continuing to add more to his TV slate with an adaptation of My Glory Was I Had Such Friends, a memoir Amy Silverstein. Bad Robot acquired the book in a competitive situation and is set to develop it into a limited series.

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UNTITLED MAGGIE BETTS POLITICAL DRAMA (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The storyline is being kept under wraps but will be set in the world of politics.

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YouTube Red’s “Step Up” Revival Adds Naya Rivera and Ne-Yo

naya riveraGlee alum Naya Rivera has signed on to star opposite Faizon Love in YouTube Red’s upcoming series Step Up: High Water, based on the popular film franchise. They are joined by recording artist Ne-Yo who will recur.

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Lee Daniels & Julian Breece Developing “Mason Dixon” at Fox

lee daniels excerptThe Fox network is continuing its relationship with Lee Daniels, as they develop the drama Mason Dixon with the Empire creator and writer Julian Breece. The show comes under Daniels overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television.

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Ansel Elgort to Play Young John F. Kennedy in Naval Drama “Mayday 109”

Ansel Elgort JFK Mayday 109 MovieThe true story of JFK’s heroic feats as a Navy captain during WWII, when his PT boat was attacked and sunk by a convoy of Japanese destroyers, leading to one of the most dramatic rescues in Naval history.

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“The Path” Adds Freida Pinto in Series Regular Role

freida pinto excerptHulu drama The Path has tapped Freida Pinto for a series regular role in the upcoming third season. Production began this week in New York with the 13-episode season set to debut in early 2018.

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Greg Berlanti Taps “Gossip Girl” Alum Penn Badgley for Lifetime Thriller “You”

pen badgleyThe Magicians creator Sera Gamble is teaming up with super-producer Greg Berlanti for an adaptation of You starring Penn Badgley. The psychological thriller has landed a series order from Lifetime.

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“The Accountant” Sequel in the Works as Ben Affleck Finds His Own Brainy “Bourne” Franchise

Ben Affleck The Accountant SequelGavin O’Connor’s assassin thriller was a solid hit for Warner Bros., grossing $155 million worldwide on a relatively modest budget of $44 million.

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THE ACCOUNTANT 2 (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The storyline is being kept under wraps but will continue to follow the story of the accountant, Christian Wolff.

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UNTITLED DAN GILROY PROJECT (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The storyline is being kept under wraps, but the film takes place within the professional art world.

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Sundance Film “Polka King,” Dan Gilroy Project with Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo Find Home at Netflix

polka-king-excerptStreaming giant Netflix continues to expand their film slate, acquiring both The Polka King and the new Dan Gilroy film over the weekend, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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Two of TV’s Best Actresses, Neve Campbell and Carrie Coon, Join Star-Studded Movies

Neve Campbell Carrie Coon Skyscraper WidowsRawson Marshall Thurber is writing and directing Legendary’s 3D action-thriller Skyscraper, while Oscar winner Steve McQueen is directing the female heist movie Widows.

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Jennifer Lopez to Star In “Second Act,” Romantic Comedy in Vein of “Maid in Manhattan” and “Working Girl”

Jennifer Lopez Second ActShe’ll play a big box store employee who reinvents her life and her lifestyle when she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree.

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James Bond Reunion? “Quantum of Solace” Star Gemma Arterton in Talks to Join Marc Forster’s “Christopher Robin” (Exclusive)

Gemma Arterton Christopher RobinIn between directing Finding Neverland and World War Z, Forster directed the second of Daniel Craig’s 007 films, which saw Arterton play Bond girl Strawberry Fields.

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Ron Howard to Take Over and Finish “Han Solo” Movie for Lucasfilm

Ron Howard ExcerptAfter the surprise firing of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm have tapped Ron Howard to take over the untitled Han Solo standalone film.

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