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Pablo Schreiber is Damien Chazelle’s Jim Lovell in “First Man”

schreiberlovellTNThe Neil Armstrong biopic starring Ryan Gosling has pulled together an impressive ensemble cast thanks to Chazelle’s street cred after directing two back-to-back Oscar-nominated movies.

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Gary Oldman Lining Up Possible Post-Oscar Role in Supernatural Thriller “Mary”

GaryOldmanTNThe British actor is getting almost universal raves for his role as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour, currently playing the festival circuit, and he also co-stars in Lionsgate’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which has been doing very well in theaters.

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“Stranger Things” Director Rebecca Thomas Attached to Helm “Intelligent Life”

rebeccathomasexcerptThe in-demand director has already been signed to direct a live action retelling of The Little Mermaid for Universal, John Green’s Looking for Alaska at Paramount and a movie based on a James Wan graphic novel Malignant at Fox.

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“License to Drive” Remake In the Works Featuring Female Leads, “Superbad” Tone

License to DriveThe original 1988 comedy starred the late Corey Haim as a teen who takes his grandfather’s prized 1972 Cadillac out for a night on the town with his friend (Corey Feldman) — despite the fact that he failed his driver’s test. The joyride leads to all kinds of trouble, including a messy encounter with a young Heather Graham.

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“The Walking Dead” Creator Robert Kirkman, Skybound Entertainment Sign Deal with Amazon

kirkmanexcerpt The success the comic creator has had with the AMC series and its spin-off, Fear the Walking Dead, has made Kirkman a hot commodity in the television space, and his deal with Amazon follows Netflix’s buying of comic creator Mark Millar’s Millarworld earlier this week.

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“Luke Cage” Star Alfre Woodard to Voice Simba’s Mom in “Lion King” Remake

Alfre Woodard The Lion KingJohn Kani (Black Panther’s father in Captain America: Civil War) will voice Rafiki, while Beyoncé is still believed to be Disney’s top choice for Nala.

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“John Wick” Scribe Sells Pitch to Cristal Pictures

Derek Kolstad ExcerptOriginal pitch “The Steward” from Derek Kolstad has landed at Cristal Pictures. They will fully finance and produce with plans for the project to be the first installment of a potential franchise.

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THE STEWARD (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMDetails being kept under wraps.

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Hit List Alum Brian Duffield & AwesomenessTV Land Pilot Order from USA for “Olive Forever”

awesomenesstvInsurgent and The Babysitter scribe Brian Duffield is reuniting with Awesomeness for the one-hour Olive Forever which has netted a pilot order from USA Network.

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Michelle Monaghan Returning to “Mission: Impossible” Franchise in Next Installment

Mission Impossible 3 ExcerptAfter a brief appearance in Brad Bird’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Michelle Monaghan is set to reprise her role as Julia Meade in Mission: Impossible 6. Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie confirmed the casting on his Instagram account.

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“John Wick: Chapter 3” Taps Original Writer Derek Kolstad to Line Up New Victims for Keanu Reeves

John Wick ExcerptBasil Iwanyk is returning to produce Chapter 3, though plot details are being kept somewhere inside the Continental Hotel. It’s wise of Lionsgate to keep this creative team intact, because in Hollywood, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

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WITH KIND REGARDS FROM KINDERGARTEN (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The story of two friends who are ripped apart when one loses his imagination.

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ESCAPE FROM HAT (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM Leek, an espcially luky rabbit, finds himself in Hat, a magical land ruled by a black cat intent on spreading bad luck.

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WITH KIND REGARDS FROM KINDERGARTEN (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) Based on Kline’s 2007 script, the book is about two friends who are ripped apart as one of them loses his imagination.

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ESCAPE FROM HAT (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) Escape from Hat is the story of Leek, an especially talented lucky rabbit in an especially unlucky situation. When a fateful magic trick sends Leek tumbling into the land of Hat, the rabbit yearns only to return to the human boy he’s sworn to protect.

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Sarah Polley Is the Best Kind of Filmmaker to Adapt “The Best Kind of People”

Sarah Polley The Best Kind of PeopleZoe Whittall’s acclaimed novel follows a respected prep school teacher who is arrested for a sex crime — news that devastates his family, who become social pariahs as their community turns on them even though there are still questions surrounding his guilt.

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“Get Out” Editor Gregory Plotkin to Direct “Hellfest” for CBS Films (Exclusive)

Gregory Plotkin HellfestGale Anne Hurd is producing the film, which is set on Halloween night and follows a costumed killer who begins murdering unsuspecting patrons at a horror theme park.

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SWEETHEART (BLUMHOUSE) (SALES)

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“Sleight” Director J.D. Dillard to Remake “The Fly” for 20th Century Fox

The FlyDillard is a former Bad Robot staffer whose directorial debut Sleight was acquired by Blumhouse and WWE Studios out of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The film will hit theaters on April 28.

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DARK ROAST (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMWhen radicals hold the FBI Starbucks at gunpoint and poison the Deputy Director, a barista and an awkward FBI Agent uncover a conspiracy of hacking and blackmail.

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TV Casting Round-Up: “Jessica Jones”, “The Good Wife”, & “O.C.” Alums Score Pilot Roles

erin moriarty excerptJessica Jones actor Erin Moriarty has landed a spot in an untitled thriller on Fox opposite Archie Panjabi and Rita Wilson, while Jane the Virgin‘s Sofia Pernas is joining NBC’s military drama For God and Country.

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Gonzo Girl (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMIn order to get an editor to read her manuscript, a recent college graduate takes a job as Walker Reade’s assistant, where she must help him complete his latest novel.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Jenna Fischer to Topline ABC Comedy

jenna fischer excerptThe Office star Jenna Fischer is set to headline an ABC comedy pilot and a Syfy star is moving to Fox for Bryan Singer’s Marvel pilot.

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GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMGodzilla returns as humanity stands defenseless against Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah.

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Dan Mazeau to Write “Van Helsing” Movie for Universal’s Classic Monsters Universe (Exclusive)

Van Helsing Dan MazeauProducers Chris Morgan and Alex Kurtzman are the narrative architects behind the ambitious slate of genre movies.

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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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Michael Jackson Film in the Works at Lifetime

Jackson excerptThe King of Pop’s story is returning to the small screen in a new TV movie following Michael Jackson’s final years through the eyes of one of his bodyguards, Lifetime revealed at TCA today.

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Willem Dafoe Latest Actor to Join “Murder on the Orient Express” from Kenneth Branagh

Willem Dafoe ExcerptThe growing cast of the new adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express has added a new name: Willem Dafoe. The film, which hails from 20th Century Fox, is being directed Kenneth Branagh.

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DreamWorks Acquires Spec Script “Highway One” from “The Shallows” Scribe Anthony Jaswinski

Anthony-Jaswinski ExcerptThe Shallows writer Anthony Jaswinski has sold his latest spec script, Highway One, to DreamWorks in a reported near seven-figure deal. Denise DiNovi is attached to direct, with Lynn Harris and Matti Leshem producing.

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HIGHWAY ONE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA mother and retired soldier who suffers from both injuries and PTSD faces a new challenge at home when her daughter is kidnapped on a cross-country trip.

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