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Andrew Garfield Set to Star in and Produce War Correspondent Drama “Black Lion”

andrew-garfield-excerptOscar-nominated Hacksaw Ridge actor Andrew Garfield is ready to get back into the war zone, but in a totally different context. He is set to star and produce the forthcoming drama Black Lion. Written by Alessandro Camon (The Messenger, Bullet to the Head), the story follows the life and the mysterious death of Carlos Mavroleon.

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Black Lion (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on the real life of Wall Street trader turned war correspondent Carlos Mavroleon, who ended up mysteriously dead after a groundbreaking assignment for 60 Minutes in Afghanistan.

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“Jason Bourne” Director Paul Greengrass in Negotiations to Helm “Ness”

Greengrass ExcerptThe Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass is in negotiations to direct prohibition-era film Ness, written by Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.27.17) – Anna Akana Boards “Stitchers”, Katie Cassidy Returns to “Arrow, Louis Hertham Promoted on “Westworld”, and More…

anna akanaYouTube star Anna Akana to recur on Freeform’s sci-fi drama Stitchers and Laurel Lance is set to return to Arrow once again as Katie Cassidy signs on for series regular role in season six.

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Miles Teller to Headline “Too Old to Die Young” from Nicolas Winding Refn

miles tellerWhiplash star Miles Teller has boarded Nicolas Winding Refn’s Amazon series Too Old to Die Young. The network has been luring plenty of top tier talent with their development slate, including Robert De Niro and Julieanne Moore.

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“Moonlight” Director Barry Jenkins Limited Series “The Underground Railroad” Lands at Amazon

Barry Jenkins ExcerptA month after his big win at the Oscars, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins has announced his next project: an adaptation of the Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, which has landed at Amazon Studios.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.24.17) – Kevin James & Leah Reimini to Reunite on CBS, David Boreanaz Boards Navy SEAL Pilot, John Leguizamo Joins “Waco”, and More…

leah reminiLeah Remini is reuniting with her former TV husband, Kevin James, on his current CBS series Kevin Can Wait and John Leguizamo is joining Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch for the Paramount Network series Waco

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Colin Farrell in Early Talks for Disney and Tim Burton’s “Dumbo”

Colin Farrell ExcerptFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor Colin Farrell is in negotiations to join Disney and Tim Burton’s upcoming live-action remake of Dumbo, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.23.17) – Adrien Brody Joins “Peaky Blinders,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Adds Several Guest Stars, and More…

Adrien Brody ExcerptOscar-winning actor Adrien Brody has joined the cast of the BBC series Peaky Blinders and a Whedon alum has booked a three-episode arc on the CBS series Bull.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.22.17) – John Cho Lands Recurring Romantic Role on “Difficult People,” David Boreanaz to Star as Navy SEAL on CBS, and More…

John Cho ExcerptJohn Cho has landed a recurring — and romantic — role in Hulu’s Difficult People while David Boreanaz is trading in his fangs and badge to play a Navy SEAL.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.21.17) – Ashley Judd Boards “Berlin Station”, Carey Mulligan to Topline “Collateral”, Amy Brenneman Reunites with CBS, and More…

ashley juddAshley Judd is set to join Epix’s spy drama Berlin Station for season two and Oscar-nominated actor Carey Mulligan will headline the four-part miniseries Collateral for the BBC.

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Evan Rachel Wood Casts Jenny Slate, Alison Pill, Cynthia Erivo in Her Mysterious Directorial Debut (Updated)

Evan Rachel Wood Directorial DebutThe Westworld star has worked with A-list directors such as Darren Aronofsky, Woody Allen, Robert Redford and George Clooney, so it’s safe to assume she gained vital knowledge about filmmaking from them and is well prepared to step behind the camera herself.

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Jesse Metcalfe, Pete Wentz Join Sylvester Stallone in “Escape Plan 2”

Jesse Metcalfe Pete Wentz Escape Plan 2Steven C. Miller is directing the action-packed sequel, which stars Sylvester Stallone, Jaime King, Dave Bautista, Wes Chatham and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.20.17) – Chris Messina Teams Up with Amy Adams, Peter Sarsgaard Joins Jeff Daniels, “Zac & Mia” Finds Its Leads and More…

chris messina excerptChris Messina is teaming up with Adam Adams to star in Marti Noxon’s Sharp Objects, based on the Gillian Flynn novel, and Peters Sarsgaard has board the Jeff Daniels drama The Looming Tower on Hulu.

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In A Relationship (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMShot mockumentary style, follows two young couples in opposite stages of romance.

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Bad Robot to Produce Dramedy Series on the Life of RuPaul

Rupaul ExcerptBad Robot to produce a half-hour dramedy series based on RuPaul’s rise from being a night club figure in 1980’s New York City to a drag queen and stardom.

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Colin Farrell to Reunite with “The Lobster” Director for Iran-Contra Amazon Series

Colin Farrell ExcerptFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor Colin Farrell is reuniting with Yorgos Lanthimos, his director from last year’s The Lobster, for an upcoming Amazon Studios limited series about the Iran-Contra scandal.

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Penelope Cruz to Play Donatella Versace in Ryan Murphy’s FX Series “Versace: American Crime Story”

Penelope Cruz Donatella VersaceCoincidentally, Cruz was once poised to star in another project about a slain fashion icon, as she was in line to play Maurizio Gucci’s ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani in the Ridley Scott-produced movie Gucci.

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Robert Downey Jr. to Star in “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle,” Protecting Us From Johnny Depp

robert-downey-jr-excerptStephen Gaghan (Syriana) will direct from his own screenplay, based on an earlier draft by Tom Shepherd. The script will draw heavily from the 1920s series of children’s books by Hugh Lofting.

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Kate McKinnon Will Graduate From Scene-Stealer to Leading Lady with Action Comedy “The Spy Who Dumped Me”

Kate McKinnon Mila KunisMila Kunis is in talks to co-star in the Lionsgate movie, which Susanna Fogel will direct from a script she’s co-writing with David Iserson.

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A Little More Alive (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTwo estranged brothers discover a secret about their mother at her funeral.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.16.17) – Emily VanCamp Joins Fox Medical Drama, “Parenthood” Alum Monica Potter to Star Opposite Jeremy Piven, Nia Long to Topline “Goldbergs” Spinoff, and More…

emily vancamp excerptCommunity alum Yvette Nicole Brown has boarded the untitled Mayor City comedy, Oscar-winner Timothy Hutton has joined Amazon’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, and Nia Long is set to star in The Goldbergs spinoff.

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Afterlife (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on the novel Afterlife.

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Tom Hardy to Play Navy SEAL in “War Party” as Netflix Wins Bidding War

Tom Hardy War Party NetflixRidley Scott will produce under his Scott Free banner. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it’s said to be based on a true story about real Navy SEALs, since life rights were rumored to be part of the deal.

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War Party (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStoryline under wraps, but follows a team of real-life Navy SEALS.

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War Party (Pitch)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMStoryline under wraps, but follows a team of real-life Navy SEALS.

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Ryan Murphy Returning to Long-form with New FX Series “Pose”

Ryan Murphy ExcerptRyan Murphy is developing another new series for FX but this time, it won’t be an anthology. Instead, the ongoing drama series Pose will examine various social circles in 1986 New York City.

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Justin Lin Says Nope to Dopey Tentpoles, Will Direct Gritty Drama “The Stand Off” for Netflix

Justin Lin The Stand OffSet in December 1969, the film follows a newly-formed police unit known as the “SWAT team” as they embark on their first major operation — raiding the Los Angeles headquarters of the Black Panther party.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.15.17) – John Larroquette Looks to Return to TV, Eva Longoria & Ken Marino Team Up for Half-Hour, a “Mad Men” Star Joins CBS Navy SEAL Pilot, and More…

eva longoriaEva Longoria and Ken Marino are set to lead an all-star cast in Type-A, and John Larroquette may be returning to television as he boards Me, Myself & I.

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Jennifer Aniston to Star in Music-Driven Comedy “Dumplin’,” Which Is No Longer at Disney

Jennifer Aniston DumplinAnne Fletcher will direct the film, which follows a plus-sized teen who decides to enter a local beauty pageant as a form of protest, but winds up inspiring a rag-tag group of contestants to join her.

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