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Octavia Spencer & Lebron James in the Works on Series About Beauty Entrepreneur Madam C.J Walker

OctaviaThe drama series will follow social activist and beauty product entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker. Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is attached to star in the limited series. James will executive produce with his company’s co-founder, Maverick Carter.

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ALPHA GIRLS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The Untold Story of the Real Unicorns Of Silicon Valley, The Women Who Dressed Down, Moved Up, and Built the Companies that Changed the World.

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EGG (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The storyline is being kept underwraps, but will be a comedic tale of motherhood from multiple perspectives.

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“Vinyl’s” Annie Parisse to Play Joe Paterno’s Daughter in Barry Levinson’s HBO Movie

Annie Parisse Mary Kay PaternoKathy Baker and Greg Grunberg will play Paterno’s wife and son, respectively, while Riley Keough will co-star as Sara Ganim, the 23 year-old journalist who first reported on the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

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J.J. Abrams & Stephen King Tap Melanie Lynskey to Star in “Castle Rock”

melanie lynskey excerptTogetherness star Melanie Lynskey has been cast as the female lead opposite Andre Holland in J.J. Abrams and Stephen King’s upcoming Hulu drama Castle Rock. The series also stars Sissy Spacek and Jane Levy.

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ALPHA GIRLS (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The Untold Story of the Real Unicorns Of Silicon Valley, The Women Who Dressed Down, Moved Up, and Built the Companies that Changed the World.

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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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THE RED PILL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMAfter a bacterial virus sweeps the globe, a government-mandated pill becomes an essential part of everyday life — you take it or you die. When everyman David MacReady begins showing symptoms of the infection, he takes his family on the run from the CDC, only David isn’t getting sicker, he’s getting stronger.

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“Stranger Things” Star Charlie Heaton to Play Cannonball in “New Mutants”

Charlie Heaton New Mutants CannonballJosh Boone’s New Mutants will skew a bit darker than Fox’s other X-Men movies, as the studio aims to put a fresh spin on the superhero genre, similar to how Logan riffed on westerns and Deadpool deconstructed the genre.

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Angela Bassett to Play CIA Director Alongside Tom Cruise in “Mission: Impossible 6”

Angela Bassett Mission Impossible 6Rogue Nation director Christopher McQuarrie is returning alongside stars Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson and Alec Baldwin. They’ll be joined by franchise newcomers Henry Cavill and Vanessa Kirby.

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Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson to Star in Civil Rights Era Drama “The Best of Enemies”

Taraji P Henson ExcerptIn a time of political turbulence, Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson have boarded the timely and relevant film The Best of Enemies from writer-director Robin Bissell in his directorial debut. Danny Strong and Tobey Maguire are producing the flick.

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END OF SENTENCE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA father and son reluctantly embark on an eventful and emotionally fraught road-trip from Alabama to Ireland, honoring a request of their late wife and mother.

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Angela Bassett Set to Star in Ryan Murphy Procedural Drama “911” at Fox

angela-bassett-excerptAcademy Award-nominated actress Angela Bassett is ready to tackle some emergency calls in the upcoming procedural drama 911. The project, which comes from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, recently received a 13-episode straight-to-series order at Fox.

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Christina Hendricks Will Fight for Her Life in “The Strangers 2,” Which is Finally Happening

Christina Hendricks The Strangers 2The sequel follows a family whose road trip takes a turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park. After the power goes out, three familiar masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test their every limit.

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Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette Eyed to Star in Ben Stiller’s Limited Showtime Series “Escape at Clinton Correctional” (Exclusive)

Clinton Correctional ShowtimeThe Tracking Board hears that Benicio del Toro is in negotiations to star opposite fellow Oscar winner Patricia Arquette in Escape at Clinton Correctional, an eight-episode limited series about the 2015 prison escape in upstate New York that Ben Stiller will direct for Showtime.

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THE INFINITY REEL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe story follows a paranormal investigator who’s drawn to a small town that has gone through bizarre phenomena. These instances have an eerie connection with the investigator’s own past.

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THE INFINITY REEL (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story follows a paranormal investigator who’s drawn to a small town that has gone through bizarre phenomena. These instances have an eerie connection with the investigator’s own past.

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Dave Chappelle Joins Lady Gaga in Bradley Cooper’s Remake of “A Star Is Born”

Dave Chappelle A Star is BornHot off a pair of Netflix comedy specials, Chappelle will play Cooper’s best friend Noodles, who started out playing blues clubs with him.

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WORLD BREAKER (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMSet in a not-too-distant future where Earth is under attack from creatures from an alternate world, bent on humanity’s destruction. It centers on a father who hides his 14-year-old daughter on an island to avoid her conscription in the all-female army and escape the war, but nowhere is truly safe.

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“Roseanne” Revival in the Works with Stars Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, & Sara Gilbert

roseanne excerptClassic ABC sitcom Roseanne is in the works for a limited revival with original stars Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, and Laurie Metcalf in talks to return. The series joins a growing list of sitcom revivals and reboots including Will & Grace at NBC and Fuller House on Netflix.

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HBO Developing “Wag the Dog” TV Series with Barry Levinson and Robert de Niro

Wag the Dog ExcerptThe 1997 political satire Wag the Dog is getting the television treatment from HBO, with original director Barry Levinson and star Robert de Niro returning for this small-screen adaptation. Rajiv Joseph is on board to adapt and executive produce.

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“Spotlight” Director Tom McCarthy in Talks to Direct “Timmy Failure” for Disney

Tom McCarthy ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that Tom McCarthy is in talks to helm and co-write the adaptation of Timmy Failure for Disney, based on the children’s book series by Stephan Pastis.

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TIMMY FAILURE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMEleven-year-old Timmy and his polar bear sidekick Failure run their detective agency to make enough money so that Timmy’s mom won’t have to worry about paying the bills.

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Dolph Lundgren to Play King Nereus in “Aquaman” Opposite Jason Momoa

Dolph Lundgren AquamanThe Rocky IV star will play King Nereus, the ruler of the aquatic kingdom of Xebel, who claims Mera as his own and has it in for Momoa’s Aquaman.

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TIME FREAK (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMIn order to save his relationship to Debbie, Stillman builds a time machine to wipe out his past mistakes.

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HOSTAGE TO THE DEVIL (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFather Martin was a former Jesuit priest who became a frequent critic of the Catholic Church as well as an expert in the field of exorcism. He is sometimes cited as an inspiration for William Peter Blatty’s famed novel The Exorcist, a comparison that incensed the man, who wrote 17 books in his lifetime.

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All My Life (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on the true story of a couple who rushed to plan their dream wedding after learning one of them has liver cancer.

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ALL MY LIFE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Based on the true story of a couple who rushed to plan their dream wedding after learning one of them has liver cancer.

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Brendan Fraser to Star Opposite Mira Sorvino in “Condor”

brendan fraser excerptThe Affair actor Brendan Fraser is returning to television to star opposite Max Irons and Mira Sorvino in Condor on AT&T Audience Network. The ten episodes series hails from MGM Television and Skydance TV.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.29.17) – “Real O’Neals” Actor to Lead “Living Biblically”, Ryan Hansen Stops By “Real Life”, Michael Landes Replaces Tim DeKay, and More…

ryan hansen excerptReal O’Neals‘ star Jay R. Ferguson has signed on to star in Living Biblically, putting the show in second position after the ABC sitcom which is unlikely to get a third season order. Meanwhile, Sharp Objects rounds out its cast with the addition of three recurring roles.

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