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“Hamilton” Director Thomas Kail to Helm Female-Centric WWII Drama “Silver Wings” for Fox 2000

Thomas Kail ExcerptFox 2000 has acquired the rights to The Women with Silver Wings, a non-fiction account of female pilots in World War II by Katherine Sharp Landdeck. Hamilton director Thomas Kail has been tapped to helm the project, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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SILVER WINGS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story of the first Female Airforce Service Pilots who flew during WWII.

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CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTen years after the raid that killed her mother and took away magic forever, Zélie Adebola has one chance to bring magic back. Through a fortuitous encounter with the Princess Amari, Zélie comes into possession of a sacred scroll necessary to restore a connection to the gods and secure magic for another hundred years.

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“Spotlight” Scribe to Adapt “The Fox Hunt” at Fox 2000 with Marc Platt Producing

Marc Platt ExcerptLast year’s Best Picture winner is teaming with this year’s Best Picture frontrunner. Fox 2000 has acquired the rights to the unpublished non-fiction book The Fox Hunt, with La La Land‘s Marc Platt producing and Spotlight writer Josh Singer set to adapt the story.

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THE FOX HUNT (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter the life of a Muslim peace activist in Yemen is in danger, four American activists set up a rescue mission through social media in order to save him.

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Fox 2000 Scoops Up “The Beauty Inside” Pitch with Emilia Clarke to Star

emilia clarke excerptThe Fault in Our Stars writer Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber have sold a pitch to Fox 2000 for The Beauty Inside with Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke attached to star. Fox scooped the project in a $2 million deal, over five other bidders including Universal, Sony, STX, Lionsgate, and New Line.

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THE BEAUTY INSIDE (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAbout a man who wakes up in a different body each day and has to stay connected to the woman he loves.

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James Ponsoldt to Direct Sci-Fi Pitch with “Arrival” Producers and Fox 2000

James Ponsoldt ExcerptAfter scoring eight Oscar nominations on Tuesday for Arrival, producer Shawn Levy is looking to stay in the realm of science-fiction. Along with his 21 Laps banner, Levy will produce an untitled sci-fi pitch, which has been acquired by Fox 2000. James Ponsoldt will direct based on a script by Daniel Casey.

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INCONSTANT MOON (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA couple contemplates whether or not to break up over the course of one night in Los Angeles as an apocalyptic disaster threatens the possible end of the world at sunrise.

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Inconstant Moon (Pitch)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMA couple contemplates whether or not to break up over the course of one night in Los Angeles as an apocalyptic disaster threatens the possible end of the world at sunrise.

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Joe Ballarini’s Berlin Wall Spec “Skyward” Into Studios with Producers (Exclusive)

Skyward Joe BallariniUpdate: While some studios pop champagne bottles to celebrate this morning’s Oscar nominations, others have moved on and are focusing on what’s next. To that end, several suitors are scrambling for Joe Ballarini’s spec Skyward, which is described as being similar in tone to Best Picture winners Argo and The King’s Speech.

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“X-Men” Star Alexandra Shipp in Talks for “Simon v. The Homo Sapiens Agenda” Adaptation

Alexandra Shipp ExcerptThe upcoming adaptation of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, based on the book of the same name by Becky Albertalli, is close to adding its newest cast member in X-Men star Alexandra Shipp.

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Hugh Jackman and Fox 2000 Set For Adaptation of YA Novel “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian”

hugh-jackman-excerptThe rights to Sherman Alexie’s best-selling YA book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian have been picked up by Fox 2000 with Hugh Jackman set for a supporting role.

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THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMJunior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation, is determined to take his future into his own hands. He leaves his troubled school on the reservation to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

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HELIOS (SALES)

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Fox 2000 Acquires Mindy Kaling Script About Late-Night Host with Emma Thompson

Mindy Kaling ExcerptIn a big move, Fox 2000 has acquired the new Untitled Late Night Comedy from Mindy Kaling. It’s based on a spec that lit up the market earlier this week, with plenty of buzz around it.

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UNTITLED LATE NIGHT COMEDY (KALING) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFollows a venerated late-night talk show host who’s in danger of losing her long-running show right when she hires her first female writer.

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HAIR WARS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on a real competition in which hair salons face to showcase the best ‘sculptural’ hair through song and dance numbers.

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Ted Melfi Pitch “Fruit Loops” Lands At Fox 2000 In Seven-Figure Deal

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After a fast and furious bidding war involving several studios, Fox 2000 has emerged victorious in picking up Fruit Loops, a comedy pitch from writer-director Ted Melfi.

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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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THE PARENT AGENCY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBarry Bennett is sick of his parents. They’re boring, too strict, and it’s their fault his name is Barry. So he makes a wish for better ones—and is whisked away to the Parent Agency, where kids get to pick out their perfect parents. But as he’s about to discover, choosing a new mom and dad isn’t as simple as it sounds…

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Paradigm Burns Up Market With Red Hot Comedy Spec “Besties” – Now Into Multiple Territories (EXCLUSIVE)

Heat meter The summertime spec market is heating up once again as red hot comedy Besties from scribes Cassie Daniels and Mark Bartosic makes its way into all major studios.

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BESTIES (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: A woman finds a long lost love note and sets off on a road trip with her three best friends to break up the wedding of her childhood crush.

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Untitled Adam McKay Medical Drama (Pitch)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMStory is based on embattled medical company Theranos and its 32 year-old founder Elizabeth Holmes.

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THE DARE DIVAS (SALES)

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Based on the lives of internet personalities and group of friends in Detroit who are devoted to living their lives to the fullest.

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“Hunger Games” Actress Amandla Stenberg Nabs Lead In Adaptation Of Black Lives Matter Novel “The Hate U Give”

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Amandla Stenberg has scored the lead in the film adaptation of The Hate U Give, the debut novel from Angela Thomas. The YA novel is inspired by the Black Lives Movement and will be directed by George Tillman Jr.

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THE HATE U GIVE (SALES)

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The story follows Starr, a 16-year old girl who grows up in the slums but now attends an upper class prep school in the suburbs. When she witnesses a police officer shoot an unarmed friend, her world is turned upside down.

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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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The Hate U Give (Film Rights)

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The story follows Starr, a 16-year old girl who grows up in the slum but now attends an upper class prep school in the suburbs. When she witnesses a police officer shoot an unarmed friend, her world is turned upside down.

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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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