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Fox Commits to Royal Custody Comedy from Danny Zuker, Trevor Engelson and Dan Farah

Engelson’s ex-wife Meghan Markle is currently dating Prince Harry, and the fictional premise of show involves a divorced man whose ex-wife marries into the British Royal family.

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Voltage Pictures in Talks to Co-Produce Rod Lurie-Directed “Black Eyed Susans”

Based on Julia Heaberlin’s Ballantine novel, Lurie adapted the psychological thriller with author and wife Kyra Davis with plans to co-produce via his Battleplan Productions.

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Bill Clinton, James Patterson Novel “The President Is Missing” Picked Up for Showtime Series

The book, which won’t be published until June 2018, created an intense bidding war for the property, and the cable network gave it a straight-to-series order.

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Mark Wahlberg to Star in Paramount Comedy “Instant Family” From “Daddy’s Home” Director

Mark Wahlberg Instant FamilySean Anders will direct the film, which follows a couple who decide to start a family and adopt through the foster-care system, only to find themselves raising three wild kids who have no interest in being parented.

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“Thor: Ragnarok’s” Taika Waititi in Talks to Direct Live-Action “Akira” Movie for Warner Bros.

Taika Waititi BubblesWaititi may be a blessing in disguise for Akira, as he values diversity when it comes to casting, and I don’t see him embracing the idea of an all-white cast playing Japanese characters.

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Workplace Comedy “Fertile” in Development at ABC from Annie Neal & Doug Robinson

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ABC buys fertility workplace comedy fron Annie Neal and Doug Robinson.

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UNTITLED STEVE LEMME FAMILY PROJECT (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The storyline is currently being kept under wraps.

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Justin Lin, Perfect Storm to Develop Feature Based on “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” Doc

JustinLinTNThe doc by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams) is about a small Chinese family bank that faced criminal charges after the 2008 mortgage crisis while many bigger banks not only didn’t face charges but actually received a government bail-out.

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Patty Jenkins Officially Set to Helm “Wonder Woman” Sequel

patty jenkins excerptSince the box office smash debuted earlier this summer, it appeared a given that Jenkins would return to helm the follow-up with reports saying that she was already working on a script with Geoff Johns and Jon Berg.

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Joe Alwyn Joins Joel Edgerton Drama “Boy Erased,” Eichmann Thriller “Operation Finale”

JoeALwynTN The 26-year-old British lead of Ang Lee’s 2016 film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk also has roles in the upcoming Mary, Queen of Scots with Margot Robbie and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favorite.

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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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“Casino Royale” Director Martin Campbell Taking on “The Treasure of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves”

campbellalibabaTNSix years after the relative failure of his Green Lantern movie for Warner Bros., the director of two James Bond movies and the upcoming The Foreigner with Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan is looking to take on the epic tale from 1001 Arabian Knights.

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Joe Carnahan, Frank Grillo’s War Party Sets Up New Fund for “El Chicano,” Other Projects

CarnahanGrilloTN The duo who previously worked together on Carnahan’s movie The Grey and co-produced Jeremy Rush’s Wheelman, streaming on Netflix starting Oct. 20, are setting up a fund to make three to five mid-budget movies per year.

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Casey Affleck to Star in Joe Wright’s Adaptation of John Williams’ “Stoner” for Blumhouse

casey-affleck-excerptEthan Hawke will serve as an executive producer on the indie movie, which follows a dirt-poor farmer turned academic who emerges as an unlikely existential hero while making his way through the first half of the 20th century.

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“True Detective” Season 3 Finds HBO Following Netflix Into the Ozarks, But With the Great Mahershala Ali

mahershala-ali-excerptJeremy Saulnier, the director of Blue Ruin and Green Room has come on to executive produce and direct alongside series creator Nic Pizzolatto.

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“This is Us” Star Milo Ventimiglia Exec. Producing Police Drama “Greenlit” for NBC

VentimigliaTNWith his NBC show renewed for a third season even before the Season 2 premiere, the star of Heroes now has two police-related shows in development at two networks.

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“Maleficent 2” Moves Forward as Disney Taps “Spectre” Scribe Jez Butterworth to Rewrite Sequel (Exclusive)

Jez Butterworth Maleficent 2Joe Roth is producing the sequel, which will see Angelina Jolie reprise her role as the iconic Sleeping Beauty villain. Plot details remain unknown at this time, and any potential release date would depend on Jolie’s schedule.

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Mark Webb, Nick Hornby Team for Megan Phelps-Roper Story “This Above All”

webbhornbyTNThe director of The Amazing Spider-Man movies and the acclaimed author and Oscar-nominated writer of Brooklyn will tell the story of the granddaughter of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, along with the production team behind Reese Witherspoon’s Wild.

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Robert Downey Jr., HBO Bring “Weeds” Writers Onto “Perry Mason” Series

downeyperrymasonTNThe Iron Man actor originally wanted to play the famous TV lawyer in a movie for Warner Bros. but then shifted his sights to doing it as an HBO series.

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James Bond Gadget Guy Ben Whishaw Joining Hugh Grant in BBC One’s “A Very English Scandal”

whishawTNBased on the 1979 murder trial of politician Jeremy Thorpe, accused of murdering his ex-lover (Whishaw’s role), it’s being adapted by Doctor Who showrunner Russell T. Davies with Stephen Frears directing.

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Tony Gilroy Returning to Warner Bros. to Rework Thriller Formerly Called “Methuselah”

tonygilroyTN The Oscar-nominated filmmaker was closely involved with the Jason Bourne movies at Universal, directing 2012’s The Bourne Legacy, but he received acclaim in 2007, directing George Clooney in the Best Picture-nominated Michael Clayton.

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John Turturro & Jaeden Lieberher Cast in “The True Adventures of Wolfboy”

WolfboyJaeden Lieberher will star as a boy who runs away from home in search of his alienated mother.

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Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth to Star in Drew Goddard’s “Bad Times at the El Royale”

Jeff Bridges Chris Hemsworth Bad Times at the El RoyaleGoddard is courting Cailee Spaeny (Pacific Rim: Uprising) for the contained thriller, and he already offered one of the roles to Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland, who passed on the project.

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Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman Returning for the Denzel Washington Sequel “The Equalizer 2”

leopullmanTN The actors originally played the Plummers, friends to Denzel Washington’s Robert McCall, in the 2014 crime thriller hit based on the eighties television show, which starred the late Edward Woodward.

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Director Dan Mazer Set to Direct Graphic Novel-Based Supernatural Comedy “Anya’s Ghost”

mazeranyaTNThe long-time Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator will direct the supernatural comedy based on Vera Brosgol’s Eisner-winning graphic novel, which has been adapted by Patrick Ness of A Monster Calls and Chaos Walking.

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David Oyelowo Joins Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley in Doug Liman’s Sci-Fi Movie “Chaos Walking”

david_oyelowoTNThe acclaimed star of Ava Duvernay’s Selma will play one of the film’s antagonists along with Mads Mikkelsen. Lionsgate is planning to release the film on March 1, 2019.

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“Cube” Creator Vincenzo Natali Will Direct the “Tremors” Pilot for Syfy

vincenzonataliTN The popular genre filmmaker first broke onto the scene with the independent sci-fi horror film twenty years ago. He’s been directing a lot of television in recent years including Hannibal, The Strain and Westworld but this will be the first pilot he directs.

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Todd Phillips, Martin Scorsese Developing a “Joker” Movie That Won’t Star Jared Leto

Joker Todd Phillips Martin ScorseseWarner Bros. is creating a new label that will expand the canon of DC properties to give the studio a bit more freedom in terms of storytelling, casting and last but not least, budget.

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Common Joins Cast of YA Adaptation of “The Hate U Give”

Common joins Amandla Stenberg in The Hate U Give adaptation for Fox. Common was recently seen in the surprise breakout comedy Girls Trip.

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Starz to Develop “Black Samurai” Action Drama Series Starring Common

Common photo smallThe rapper-turned-actor is on a roll, having just been cast in the YA movie The Hate U Give following appearances in John Wick: Chapter 2 and Girls Trip.

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