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Adam Pally Developing Comedy Series at Hulu Based on Parody Daycare Twitter Feed

Adam Pally ExcerptStreaming service Hulu is teaming with comedy actor Adam Pally on a new series based on an interesting premise: a parody Twitter account. Specifically, the Los Feliz Daycare account run by Jason Shapiro.

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SALT TO THE SEA (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story follows three refugees from East Prussia as they struggle to survive during the end of WWII. They believe the ship Wilhelm Gustloff can take them to safety, but just as freedom seems within their grasp, tragedy strikes and the ship sinks, resulting in one of the worst maritime disasters ever.

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T.J. Miller Exiting HBO’s “Silicon Valley” as the “Deadpool” Star’s Movie Career Takes Off

TJ Miller Exits Silicon ValleyHBO recently renewed Silicon Valley for a fifth season, but Miller won’t be coming back with the rest of the gang. We’ll certainly be said to see him go, but the rest of that ensemble cast is so funny, they should have no problem picking up the slack.

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Rosario Dawson in Talks to Join X-Men Universe in “New Mutants”

Rosario Dawson ExcerptDaredevil‘s Rosario Dawson is staying in the Marvel world. The actress is currently in talks to join Fox’s New Mutants alongside Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy.

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Gina Prince-Bythewood to Direct “Silver Sable and Black Cat” for Sony and Marvel

Gina Prince-Bythewood ExcerptSony and Marvel have tapped Gina Prince-Bythewood to direct Silver Sable and Black Cat, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Prince-Bythewood marks the first woman of color and the first woman to direct on her own for a Marvel film.

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“Oblivion’s” Joseph Kosinski Poised to Helm “Top Gun 2,” Making Him the 7th Director to Work with Tom Cruise Twice

Joseph Kosinski Tom Cruise Top Gun 2The sequel is expected to address modern warfare and find Cruise’s hotshot pilot Maverick grappling with new drone technologies that are making his old dogfighting style of flying obsolete. Val Kilmer’s character Iceman is expected to return in some capacity as well.

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Chernin Entertainment Options Jennifer Haley’s Horror ARG-Themed Play “Neighborhood 3” (Exclusive)

Chernin Entertainment LogoIn Neighborhood 3 suburban parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror augmented reality game that uses a GPS system to map out their own neighborhood. But as the line blurs between the virtual world and reality, both parents and players realize that fear has a life of its own.

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Anne Hathaway to Star in, Produce Romantic Comedy from STXfilms, “How to Be Single” Writers

Anne Hathaway STXAccording to STX’s Adam Fogelson, this is “a modern day look at love, dating and hookups with a very contemporary and authentic voice that speaks to a generation that casually swipes right to find a mate.”

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It’s Happening: Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna to Star in Netflix Movie Directed by Ava DuVernay

Lupita Nyong'o Rihanna ExcerptAfter intense bidding and negotiation, Netflix has landed a movie that originally started as a viral internet meme and sensation. The film will co-star Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna, with Ava DuVernay directing and Insecure‘s Issa Rae in talks to pen the script.

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Hugh Grant Returns to Television as Disgraced Politician in “A Very English Scandal”

Hugh Grant ExcerptBritish actor Hugh Grant is returning to the small screen for the first time since 1993 to star in A Very English Scandal, reuniting him with Florence Foster Jenkins director Stephen Frears.

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AT ETERNITY’S GATE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChronicles the struggles of painter Vincent van Gogh as he paints his famous masterpieces.

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RESISTANCE (JAKUBOWICZ) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on the story of famed mime Marcel Marceau, who learned to mime while saving the lives of Jewish orphans whose parents were murdered by Nazis.

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Janelle Monae and Leslie Mann to Join Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis Project at Universal

Janelle Monae ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that Janelle Monae and Leslie Mann have been tapped to star opposite Steve Carell in director Robert Zemeckis’ latest film for Universal Pictures, which is currently untitled.

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Tom Hardy to Star in “Venom” Movie, Ruben Fleischer to Direct Sony Tentpole

Tom Hardy Ruben Fleischer VenomScott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner are writing the script for Venom, which will be produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal. Sony will release the comic book movie on Oct. 5. 2018.

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“Suicide Squad” Director David Ayer in Talks to Helm and Rewrite “Scarface” Remake

David Ayer ExcerptThe man behind last year’s Suicide Squad — David Ayer — is currently in talks with Universal to direct and rewrite their reimagining of Scarface, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Rogue One actor Diego Luna, who has been attached to the project for some time, is still set to star.

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Sandra Bullock Returns to Action Thrillers, Will Channel Her Inner Liam Neeson in “Cash Truck”

Sandra Bullock Cash TruckBullock will play an American who takes a job at an armored car company in London that was the recent target of a deadly heist. As she earns the trust of its tight-knit crew, we learn there’s much more to the woman than it seems, as she has both a troubled past and a mysterious agenda.

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Daniel Casey to Rewrite “The Craft” Remake for Sony, Director Leigh Janiak (Exclusive)

The Craft Daniel CaseyCasey has a lot of heat right now, and Sony is already working with him on Fede Alvarez’s Incognito. He did a rewrite on Bad Robot’s hit thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane and was recently hired by Fox 2000 to adapt Larry Niven’s short story Inconstant Moon for director James Ponsoldt.

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THE SILENCE (LEBBON) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter a plague of lethal blind creatures who hunt via sound and wreak havoc on a new Jersey town, a deaf girl and her family must live in silence to survive.

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Julianne Moore Boards New Take on Sebastian Lelio’s Film “Gloria”

julianne-moore-excerptThe yet-to-be-titled interpretation of the Sebastian Lelio’s original won’t be a direct remake of the film but will be inspired by the story and characters.

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Angela Bassett Set to Star in Ryan Murphy Procedural Drama “911” at Fox

angela-bassett-excerptAcademy Award-nominated actress Angela Bassett is ready to tackle some emergency calls in the upcoming procedural drama 911. The project, which comes from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, recently received a 13-episode straight-to-series order at Fox.

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“Black-ish” Spinoff Heading to Sibling Network Freeform

shahidi excerptThe ABC Black-ish spinoff is nearing a series order but it won’t be on the alphabet’s schedule next fall. Instead, the single-camera comedy starring Yara Shahidi is set to land at sibling network Freeform where execs view the younger-skewing series as a better fit.

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EX-BAGHDAD (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMWhen a China-run oil refinery is attacked in Mosul, Iraq, a Chinese private security contractor teams up with an American former Marine to stop the attackers from stealing a fortune in oil.

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Channing Tatum, Gina Rodriguez, Zendaya to Star in WB’s Animated Movie “Smallfoot” (Exclusive)

Gina Rodriguez SmallfootAnimation veteran Karey Kirkpatrick is set to write and direct the film, which is being produced by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra. Rather than a traditional Bigfoot movie, a mythical Yeti is the hero this time around, who believes that humans really do exist.

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Tom Hanks to Produce and Star in Fox 2000’s Adaptation of “News of the World”

Tom Hanks ExcerptTom Hanks is set to produce and star in the adaptation of Paulette Jiles’ novel News of the World, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Lion writer Luke Davies is adapting the historical tale for Fox 2000.

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PARTY OF THE CENTURY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStoryline is under wraps, but centers on Truman Capote’s infamous Black & White Ball in 1966.

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Jamie Dornan, Peter Dinklage to Star in Sacha Gervasi’s “My Dinner With Hervé” for HBO Films

Jamie Dornan Peter Dinklage My Dinner With Herve HBOThe movie will chronicle the unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in LA between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Dornan) and world-famous actor Hervé Villechaize (Dinklage), resulting in life-changing consequences for both.

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Liam Neeson to Star in “Retribution,” a Thriller in the Vein of “Speed”

Liam Neeson RetributionNeeson will play a successful Wall Street executive who’s on his way to work when he discovers that a bomb has been planted in his car. He’s subsequently forced to follow a series of orders throughout the day, or else the mysterious bomber will be detonate the device. The situation is even more dire because the man’s family is in the car with him.

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Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgard to Star in “The Hummingbird Project” From “La La Land” Producer

Jesse Eisenberg Alexander Skarsgard The Hummingbird ProjectEisenberg and Skarsgard will play high-frequency traders who dream of building a fibre-optic cable between Kansas and New Jersey, which would make them millions. Of course, they face opposition from their old boss, a psychopathic trader who will stop at nothing to see them fail.

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Johnny Depp to Star in Dramedy “Richard Says Goodbye” from Director of Unrelated Film “Katie Says Goodbye”

Johnny Depp ExcerptThe story follows a college professor who decides to throw caution to the wind and live life to the fullest after receiving a life-changing diagnosis. Indeed, he smokes, drinks and has sex as much as he wants, and God help anyone who annoys him, because he isn’t shy about speaking his mind.

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Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette Eyed to Star in Ben Stiller’s Limited Showtime Series “Escape at Clinton Correctional” (Exclusive)

Clinton Correctional ShowtimeThe Tracking Board hears that Benicio del Toro is in negotiations to star opposite fellow Oscar winner Patricia Arquette in Escape at Clinton Correctional, an eight-episode limited series about the 2015 prison escape in upstate New York that Ben Stiller will direct for Showtime.

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