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TV Casting Round-Up: Liv Tyler Teams Up with Kit Harington for “Gunpowder”

liv tyler excerptMarc Cherry, Reba McEntire, and Shondaland add cast members to their pilots while Liv Tyler and Mark Gatiss joins Kit Harrington for BBC’s Gunpowder.

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Ralph Fiennes Announces Next Directing Project as Biopic of Russian Dancer Rudolf Nureyev

Ralph Fiennes ExcerptCoriolanus and The Invisible Woman director Ralph Fiennes has announced his newest directing project as THE WHITE CROW, a biopic based on the life of Soviet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. David Hare is adapting the script, which is based on Julie Kavanagh’s book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life.

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John Hillcoat to Direct Episode of “Black Mirror” for Netflix (Exclusive)

John Hillcoat Black MirrorBirdman actress Andrea Riseborough is being eyed to star in the fourth season episode, which is rumored to be titled “Crocodile.”

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TV Casting Round-Up: “Parks and Rec” Alum Retta Joins Mae Whitman for “Good Girls”

retta excerptRyan Murphy reunites with Glee‘s Darren Criss for the highly anticipated second season of American Crime Story and Parks and Recreation‘s Retta returns to NBC for the drama Good Girls

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“Straight Outta Compton” Writer Andrea Berloff to Adapt and Direct New Line’s Female Mob Film “The Kitchen”

The Kitchen ExcerptOscar-nominated writer Andrea Berloff has been tapped by New Line Cinema to adapt and direct The Kitchen, the Tracking Board has confirmed. This will be the directorial debut for Berloff.

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The Kitchen (Vertigo) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMWhen some Irish gangsters are sent to prison in 1970, their wives take over their organization and become Hell’s Kitchen’s most powerful mobsters.

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Jared Leto to Make Feature Directorial Debut With Crime Movie “77”

Jared Leto 77Law & Order maestro Dick Wolf is producing the Paramount project, which involves the kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst.

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Starz & BBC Team Up for “Howards End” Adaptation with Hayley Atwell & Matthew Macfadyen

haley atwell excerptE.M. Forster’s classic novel Howards End is getting an update as Starz has joined BBC to co-produce a project adapted by Oscar-nominated writer Kenneth Lonergan. The limited series will star Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tracey Ullman.

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“Newsroom” Scribe Matthew Lopez to Rewrite “Chaos Walking” Starring Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland (Exclusive)

Matthew Lopez Chaos WalkingDoug Liman will direct the YA movie, which is based on the first book in Patrick Ness’ best-selling trilogy.

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Amazon Orders “Electric Dreams” from Ronald D. Moore & Bryan Cranston

bryan cranston excerptStreaming site Amazon has given a 10-episode order to the sci-fi series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, Michael Dinner, and Bryan Cranston. Sony Pictures is the studio.

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Robert Downey Jr. Goes From Iron Man to Con-Man in Richard Linklater Movie Based on Podcast

robert-downey-jr-excerptMarvel superstar Robert Downey Jr. and indie film maestro Richard Linklater are teaming up for a yet-to-be-titled film based on an episode of the popular “Man of the People” podcast from Gimlet Media.

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STXfilms Signs on to Save the World with Sci-Fi Thriller “Black Hole” from Brad Peyton

Black Hole ExcerptThe new project from San Andreas director Brad Peyton, sci-fi thriller Black Hole, has been acquired by STXfilms, a division of STX Entertainment. It will be introduced at Berlin.

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Black Hole (Peyton) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAstronauts, scientists, and the military join forces to save Earth from the devastating consequences of a black hole entering our solar system.

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From Marvel to Michael Jackson: “Thor: Ragnarok” Director Taika Waititi to Tackle “Bubbles”

Taika Waititi Bubbles The stop-motion animated feature follows the King of Pop’s pet chimp as he journeys through the jungle of human life and tries to make sense of the world.

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Joel Edgerton To Put the Sting in Dark Crime Thriller “Stingray”

joel-edgerton-excerptOne of Hollywood’s favorite Aussies is adding another project to his already full plate. Joel Edgerton has signed on to star opposite Jon Bernthal (Daredevil) in Unified Pictures’ forthcoming dark crime thriller Stingray.

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The New Neighbors (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMStory follows a couple who move into an affluent suburban community only to discover that their neighborhood is filled with dirty secrets.

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Mike Myers to Play His Own Comedy Mentor Del Close in New Movie “Del”

Del Close Mike MyersSometimes, in the world of comedy, the student surpasses the teacher. Other times, like this one, the student becomes the teacher. Thus, Mike Myers is set to play his own comedy mentor, Del Close, in an upcoming indie movie simply titled Del.

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STXfilms to Chase “Gone Girl” Crowd With Thriller Spec “The New Neighbors”

Leslye Headland New NeighborEveryone has skeletons in their closet, even (especially?) rich people! To that end, STX Films has optioned the spec script The New Neighbors and attached Leslye Headland (Bachelorette) to direct the psychological thriller.

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Jessica Chastain Set to Launch a NASA Event Series

chastain-excerptTwo-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain has her eyes set on space. The actress will step into the role of producer for the first time for a TV event series about a group of women in the early 1960s who were denied a chance to be part of the Mercury space program.

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Fox Wins Battle for “Vampire Uprising” Hoping for Next “World War Z,” Not “Abraham Lincoln”

Vampire Uprising Following a bloodthirsty bidding war that ended in a high six-figure deal, 20th Century Fox has acquired rights to Raymond Villareal’s novel A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising.

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“Sleight” Director JD Dillard Casts “The Flash” Star Kiersey Clemons in Horror Movie “Sweetheart”

kiersey-clemons-excerptJD Dillard’s Sleight was one of the best films I saw at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, so it comes as no surprise that Blumhouse is staying in business with the director on his follow-up film Sweetheart, which will star Kiersey Clemons (Dope).

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Matthew McConaughey Learned Nothing From “Surfer Dude,” Will Star in Stoner Comedy “The Beach Bum”

Matthew McConaughey ExcerptHarmony Korine (Spring Breakers) is directing the indie movie, which is being produced by John Lesher (Birdman) and Steve Golin (Spotlight).

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“Katrina: American Crime Story” Casts Annette Bening as Louisiana Governor

annette beningThe highly anticipated second season of American Crime Story from Ryan Murphy, which centers on Hurricane Katrina, has added of Annette Bening in a major role. The four-time Oscar nominee is set to play Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco.

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Berlin — Penelope Cruz and Edgar Ramírez to Star in Dark Comedy “Love Child”

Penelope Cruz ExcerptIMR International is bringing the new film from writer-director Todd Solondz, Love Child, to Berlin next week, and Penelope Cruz and Edgar Ramírez are attached to star.

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January 2017 Agency Moves, From Henry Cavill to Mel Gibson

Henry CavillUTA also signed two up-and-coming leading ladies in Claire Foy, who just won a Golden Globe for The Crown, and The Good Wife/Hamilton actress Renée Elise Goldsberry.

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Mel Gibson & Vince Vaughn Are Ready to Be “Dragged Across Concrete”

gibson-vaughn-excerptAcademy Award-nominated Hacksaw Ridge director Mel Gibson is re-teaming with the film’s co-star Vince Vaughn for the upcoming gritty thriller Dragged Across Concrete, written and directed by S. Craig Zahler. But this time, Gibson will join Vaughn in front of the camera.

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Siberia (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMWhen an American diamond trader’s Russian partner goes missing, he journeys to Siberia in search of him, but instead begins a love affair.

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Colin Farrell in Talks to Join Denzel Washington in Legal Drama “Inner City”

Colin Farrell ExcerptFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor Colin Farrell is currently in negotiations to co-star alongside recent SAG winner Denzel Washington in Inner City from writer and director Dan Gilroy.

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Behind-the-Scenes Movie of “The Godfather” in the Works at HBO Films

the godfather excerptFrancis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather is headed to HBO as Francis & the Godfather. The project in development follows the behind-the-scenes making of the 1972 feature. Andrew Farotte penned the script and is currently working on revisions.

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Francis & the Godfather (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA behind-the-scenes look at the making of the classic motion picture, The Godfather.

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