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Fox Acquires Suspense Novel “The Marriage Pact” for Chernin to Produce

The Marriage PactThe story follows newlyweds Alice and Jake, who after receiving an enticing wedding gift, decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact. However, the young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life.

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THE MARRIAGE PACT (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM After joining an exclusive group for married couples known only as The Pact, a pair of young lovers are about to discover that membership, like marriage, is for life. For Alice and Jake, the marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare.

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UNTITLED TORIA SHEFFIELD & MONICA BYRNES PROJECT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMIn the vein of The Heat, two overzealous female FBI agents go undercover — as men — in order to bring down a male-dominated domestic militia group, and in the process discover more about their true selves than they ever imagined.

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S.T.A.G.S. (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMSet at an exclusive boarding school in England, the story follows a first-year student named Greer, who is invited for a weekend getaway by the Medievals, the school’s elite and most popular group. The invite promises a weekend of bloodsports, but what Greer and the other invitees don’t know is that the Medievals just might be hunting, shooting and fishing them over the next three days.

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Kristen Stewart Returns to Mainstream Movies, Will Star in Survival Thriller “Underwater”

Kristen Stewart UnderwaterWill Eubank (The Signal) will direct the adventure thriller for 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment.

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UNDERWATER (DUFFIELD) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter an earthquake destroys their underwater station, a crew of six must navigate two miles in the dangerous unknown depths of the ocean floor to make it safety.

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Kyle Killen to Write R.L. Stine’s “Fear Street” Movie for Fox, Chernin (Exclusive)

Fear StreetThe big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series is just around the corner, as 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment have hired Kyle Killen to write the script.

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THE GREEN HORNET (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMLogline kept under wraps, but it will be a modernized action hero pic based on the ’60s TV series.

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Red Hot Spec “Canary Black” Moves Into New Territories with Interested Producers (EXCLUSIVE)

Heat meterThe thrilling spec Canary Black from writer Matthew Kennedy is moving into several new territories to start development on the project. It has swiftly captured the attention of numerous producers, now interested in becoming attached.

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CANARY BLACK (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: After her husband is kidnapped in Prague, an elite CIA agent is forced to commit treason in order to pay the ransom.

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ZITA THE SPACEGIRL (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMZita sets out on a quest to rescue her friend who is abducted by an alien cult.

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FRUIT LOOPS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStory details are being kept under wraps, but being pitched in the vein of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.

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BURN RUN (SPEC)

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Logline: Inspired by true events. When an intelligence leak exposes a covert mission in Afghanistan, a grieving CIA operative and his translator must find their way out of the desert, outgunned and hunted by elite special forces. Sicario meets Bourne.

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Emma Stone, Kate McKinnon & Jillian Bell Team Up For “Women In Business”

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Female ensemble comedy Women In Business has landed at Fox after multiple studios entered a bidding war. Emma Stone, Kate McKinnon, and Jillian Bell have signed on to star in the project.

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WOMEN IN BUSINESS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTwo competitive women on a business trip to Canada find their entire trip derailed when the woman they hired off Craigslist to act as their intern turns out to be far more than they bargained for.

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Pharrell Williams Set To Produce “Hidden Figures” Starring Taraji P Henson

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Musician Pharrell Williams has signed on to produce the upcoming NASA drama Hidden Figures starring Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, who was part of a team of African American women who helped launch astronaut John Glen into orbit.

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Jim Parsons Joins Taraji P. Henson In Fox 2000’s “Hidden Figures”

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Jim Parsons has landed a role in Fox 2000’s Hidden Figures starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae. The film is based on the true story of the African American women who helped the U.S. win the space race.

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{Exclusive} UPDATE: SOLD! Imperative Entertainment Beats Out JJ Abrams For “Killers Of The Flower Moon” With $5 Million Bid

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UPDATE (3.10.16): Imperative Entertainment wins the war for David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon with a massive $5 million bid, making this one of the richest book deals to go down in recent history. Imperative beat out an offer from Star Wars director JJ Abrams.

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{Exclusive} “Ghostbusters” Director Paul Feig Will Officiate Gay Wedding Comedy “Groom”

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The Bridesmaids director is set to helm a new romantic comedy with a contemporary twist.

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GROOM (SALES)

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A subversive take on a romantic comedy centered around a gay wedding.

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Kevin Costner Set To Star In NASA Drama “Hidden Figures” With Taraji P. Henson And Octavia Spencer

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Kevin Costner has been tapped to play the head of the space program in Fox 2000’s Hidden Figures. The Academy Award-winning actor will join his Black or White co-star Octavia Spencer and Taraji P. Henson.

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Taraji P. Henson Will Enter The Space Race For Fox 2000

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Taraji P. Henson has signed on to play Katherine Johnson, a real-life mathematics genius, in Hidden Figures from Fox 2000. The project will be helmed by St. Vincent director Ted Melfi.

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HIDDEN FIGURES (SALES)

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Centers on Katherine Johnson’s involvement in the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Based on the book Hidden Figures: The Story Of The African-American Women Who Helped Win The Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly.

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Idris Elba Circles Lead Role In “The Mountain Between Us”

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Fresh off of his Screen Actors Guild win for supporting actor in Beasts of No Nation, Idris Elba may have found his next starring role in The Mountain Between Us at Fox 2000.

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Goldie Hawn Set To Become Amy Schumer’s Mom In New Comedy

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Goldie Hawn might be coming back into the spotlight as Amy Schumer’s mother in the yet-to-be-titled comedy from 50/50 director Jonathan Levine.

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GUNNER (SALES)

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When a Marine throws his body on a grenade to protect his squadmates, his parents deal with the grief after taking him off of life support.

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Chris Weitz To Pen “The Mountain Between Us” For Chernin Entertainment

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Chris Weitz has found his next big project. After previously taking on Star Wars solo film Rogue One, Weitz has now been hired to pen the romance-adventure The Mountain Between Us.

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{Exclusive} Chernin Developing Live-Action “Hunchback Of Notre Dame” Film “Esmeralda”

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Chernin Entertainment is following the trend of classic story retellings like Maleficent, developing a film centered around Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Titled after the story’s heroine, Esmeralda is a live-action adventure adapted from Victor Hugo’s novel.

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ESMERALDA (SALES)

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Kept under wraps, but pitched as a live-action feature centered around Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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Fox Picks Up Sci-Fi Novel “The Gone World” With Neill Blomkamp In Talks To Helm

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20th Century Fox has picked up Thomas Sweterlitsch’s newest sci-fi novel The Gone World. Neill Blomkamp has entered early talks to write and direct the adaptation, which Chernin Entertainment is producing.

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