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SALT OF JOY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A love story set in the afterlife where themes of selfless love and redemption are explored.

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THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF CHARLES ABERNATHY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM On the eve of his 75th birthday, billionaire Charles Abernathy invites his four estranged children back home out of fear that tonight someone – or something – is coming to kill him. To ensure his family will help protect him from whatever’s coming, Abernathy puts each of their inheritances on the line — they’ll get nothing if he’s found dead by dawn.

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WITNESS NUMBER ONE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM This is the untold true story of how a straight-arrow U.S. marshal and a hot-headed mafia hitman succeeded in breaking the mob and, in doing so, created the Witness Protection Program. Only much later did the world learn their success was based on a lie, a frame-up that became the greatest scandal in the history of the FBI.

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Kyle Chandler to Star in Hulu’s “Catch-22” as George Clooney Switches Roles

KyleExcerptClooney was originally slated to play Colonel Cathcart, but that role will now go to Chandler. Clooney will instead play the supporting part of Scheisskopf, which gives him more time to focus on directing and producing.

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“RED” Writers Jon and Erich Hoeber Hired to Pen Untitled Dave Bautista Action-Comedy for STXfilms

JonErichHoeberDaveBautistaThe writers of Battleship and the upcoming The Meg will write the family movie in which Bautista plays a CIA operative who gets paired with a 9-year-old girl.

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Annette Bening, Adam Driver, Jon Hamm in Talks for Scott Z. Burns CIA Drama “Torture Report”

TortureReportCastingJennifer Morrison is also in talks for the drama from the writer of Contagion and The Bourne Ultimatum that looks at the CIA’s interrogation procedures post-9/11.

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Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez to Star In Miranda July’s Untitled Heist Movie

wood rodriguezMiranda July has lined up an all-star cast for her heist feature including Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Richard Jenkins, and Debra Winger. Production is set to begin in May.

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Dakota Johnson & Zazie Beetz Join Armie Hammer Thriller

DakotaExcerptThe film follows a New Orleans bartender (Hammer) whose life begins to unravel after a series of disturbing and unexplainable events transpire when he picks up a phone left behind at his bar.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.20.18) – Sinbad and Jessica Moore Tapped to Star in Fox Comedy “Rel”

sinbadActor-comedian Sinbad is headed to the small screen for Fox’s comedy pilot Rel. Joining him is Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore who replaces previously cast Angel Laketa Moore. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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“Legends of Tomorrow” Promotes Matt Ryan’s Constantine to Series Regular

legends-of-tomorrow-constantineMatt Ryan’s portrayal of the role has found great success following the cancellation of the series Constantine on NBC. In addition to appearances on Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, Ryan has also voiced the role in the upcoming series on CW Seed and the animated film Justice League Dark.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.13.18) – CBS Casts Leads in Five Pilots & More…

cagney and laceyJust days after announcing her exit from Grey’s Anatomy, Sarah Drew has landed the the role of Cagney in CBS’s Cagney & Lacey reboot. Michelle Hurd has nabbed the role of Lacey. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.12.18) – Robin Tunney, Sarah Wright Olsen, & Nina Dobrev Nab Starring Pilot Roles & More…

robin tunneyAfter several years away from television, Mad Men alum Vincent Kartheiser is back and set to star opposite Rachelle Lefevre in an untitled legal drama from Empire creator Danny Strong. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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Brad Peyton, Matt Reeves in Talks to Direct, Produce “Epoch Index” for Fox

PeytonReevesEpochJustin Rhodes, writer of the Terminator reboot, will adapt Christian Cantrell’s self-published 2010 short story about a CIA analyst trying to solve a series of seemingly random murders.

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Oscar Nominee Sam Rockwell Voicing the Title Gorilla in Disney’s “The One and Only Ivan”

SamRockwellGoldenGlobesA week before potentially winning his first Oscar, the prolific character actor takes on a voice role in the Katherine Applegate adaptation already starring Angelina Jolie.

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“Fruitvale Station” Breakout Star Melonie Diaz Cast as One of Three Leading Ladies in “Charmed” Reboot

MelonieExcerptDiaz will play Mel, one of the three sisters who is described as a passionate, outspoken activist who loses her way in the wake of a family tragedy.

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“Justice League” Star Ray Fisher to play Mahershala Ali’s Son in “True Detective” Season 3

RayExcerpt Season 3 will tell the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.

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PUNCH OUT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM When a bomb squad veteran finds herself trapped in a room rigged with ticking explosives while simultaneously stuck in the body of the cop that called in the threat she has to defuse the bomb, escape the room and make it back to headquarters to return to her own body before it is too late.

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Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio Teaming with Robert Kirkman, Skybound to Adapt “Birthright”

DaurioPaulBirthrightThe Josh WIlliamson/Andrei Bressan fantasy-adventure comic is the third from Skybound Entertainment to be commissioned as a feature under its first look deal with Universal.

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Courtney B. Vance, Mary-Louise Parker to Star in FX Comedy Pilot “Compliance”

complianc The Sarah Burgess comedy follows a private-equity manager (Vance) and his government-appointed compliance monitor (Parker).

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UFOS (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The true story of a Pentagon UFO program called the “Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program” which has secretly been in operation since 2007.

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“The Crown” Star Matt Smith in Talks to Play Charles Manson in Indie Movie “The Family” (Exclusive)

Matt Smith as MansonDetroit star Hannah Murray and Imposters actress Marianne Rendón are in talks to play Manson’s followers Leslie Van Houten and Susan Atkins, respectively.

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Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell Cast in Director X’s “Superfly” Remake for Sony

trevorjacksonjasonmitchellThe black-ish and Mudbound stars join the cast for the update to Gordon Parks Jr.’s classic 1972 crime-thriller, starring Ron O’Neal and Carl Lee.

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“Aquaman,” “Greatest Showman” Star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Cast in James Mangold’s Patty Heart Project

YahyaAbdulMateenThe up-and-coming actor will star as SLA leader “Cin” opposite Elle Fanning’s Patty Hearst, the two working together for the second time after appearing together in the indie Sydney Hall.

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Catherine Keener Joins Jim Carrey in Showtime Comedy “Kidding”

catherine-keener-excerpt Catherine Keener is joining Jim Carrey in Showtime comedy Kidding, from director and executive producer Michel Gondry.

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“Black Lightning” Creators’ OWN Dramedy “Love Is” Casts Lead Roles

love is leads Michele Weaver and Will Catlett have been cast in the dramedy series from husband and wife producing partners Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, based on their own experiences.

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Courtney B. Vance to Play Julia Roberts’ Husband In Drama “Ben Is Back”

Courtney B Vance Ben Is BackOscar-nominated actor Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea) plays the title character in the film, which is written and directed by his father, Peter Hedges.

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Netflix’s “Umbrella Academy” Rounds Out Cast to Join Ellen Page

umbrella academy Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan and Aidan Gallagher are joining Ellen Page in the adaptation of Gerard Way’s beloved comic book.

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John Hawkes, “Neon Demon’s” Jena Malone Join Miles Teller in Nic Refn’s “Too Old to Die Young”

Nic Refn Too Old to Die YoungBilly Baldwin and Callie Hernandez have also joined the cast of Amazon’s LA-set drama series along with Nell Tiger Free (Game of Thrones), Augusto Aguilera (The Predator), Babs Olusanmokun (The Defenders) and Cristina Rodlo .

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Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern to Star in Noah Baumbach’s Next Movie (Exclusive)

Baumbach SplitNetflix is back in business with the writer-director of The Meyerowitz Stories, who has also cast Emmy winner Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie) in his next film.

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Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener Join Voice Cast of Pixar’s “The Incredibles 2” (Exclusive)

odenkirkkeenerincredibles2TNCraig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell and Huck Milner are back as the Parr family, aka Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet and Dash, while Samuel L. Jackson is slated to return as Frozone.

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