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TV Casting Round-Up: Liv Tyler Teams Up with Kit Harington for “Gunpowder”

liv tyler excerptMarc Cherry, Reba McEntire, and Shondaland add cast members to their pilots while Liv Tyler and Mark Gatiss joins Kit Harrington for BBC’s Gunpowder.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Alex Meraz Snags Lead Role in “Scalped”

alex meraz excerptSuicide Squad actor Alex Meraz joins WGN America’s Scalped, the anticipated drama series based on DC’s graphic novel, and Jeremy Luke reunites with his Magic City co-star Milo Ventimiglia on This is Us

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TV Casting Round-Up: “Parks and Rec” Alum Retta Joins Mae Whitman for “Good Girls”

retta excerptRyan Murphy reunites with Glee‘s Darren Criss for the highly anticipated second season of American Crime Story and Parks and Recreation‘s Retta returns to NBC for the drama Good Girls

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TV Casting Round-Up: “Parenthood” Star Mae Whitman to Top Line “Good Girls” on NBC

mae whitman excerptMae Whitman is a “good girl” in NBC’s pilot, Kiefer Sutherland will reunite with Geoff Pierson on Designated Survivor, and Ilfenesh Hadera has won a lead role in Greg Berlanti’s Deception pilot.

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German Director Uli Edel Directing Hit List Spec “The Civilian” (EXCLUSIVE)

Uli Edel ExcerptGerman director Uli Edel, best known for films like Last Exit to Brooklyn and Body of Evidence, has tapped his next project as The Civilian, based on a spec script by Brian Pittman and Rachel Long. The project is being developed by Millennium Films.

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Proud Mary (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe life of a hit woman is turned completely around when she meets a young boy who awakens in her a maternal instinct she never knew she had.

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Kathryn Hahn in Talks to Star in Netflix Feature Drama “Private Life”

kathryn-hahn-excerptBad Moms star Kathryn Hahn is looking taking a dramatic turn in the Netflix drama Private Life. She is in negotiations to star as an author who is undergoing multiple fertility therapies to get pregnant, putting the relationship between her and her husband on edge.

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Sylvester Stallone Directing and Co-Starring in “Tough as They Come” with Adam Driver

Sylvester Stallone ExcerptAction star Sylvester Stallone is picking up the director mantle once more for Tough as They Come, based on the Travis Mills memoir of the same name. Stallone will also co-star in the film alongside Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Adam Driver.

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Meg Ryan to Star in “Picture Paris” Series at Epix

meg ryan 2Short film Picture Paris has landed a series adaptation at Epix in a competitive situation with multiple networks in pursuit. The half-hour comedy from Brad Hall will star Meg Ryan and has been put on the fast-track for development in the hopes for a straight-to-series order.

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Brad Peyton Producing and Directing “The Woods” Series for Syfy Based on Boom! Comic

The Woods ExcerptThe critically acclaimed graphic novel series The Woods is being adapted into a television series on Syfy from director and producer Brad Peyton. Universal Cable Productions is the studio behind the project, which is being planned as an hourlong drama.

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John Goodman Joins Rupert Wyatt’s Sci-Fi Film “Captive State” as First Cast Member

John Goodman ExcerptVeteran actor John Goodman has been named the first cast member to join Rupert Wyatt’s next film, the sci-fi drama Captive State. It reunites the two after Goodman also appeared in Wyatt’s 2014 film The Gambler.

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Parker Posey Set For “Lost in Space” Reboot at Netflix

<> on July 13, 2016 in New York City.Golden Globe-nominated actress Parker Posey is ready to blast off to Netflix’s reboot of the classic sci-fi series Lost in Space. She will join Toby Stephens, Taylor Russell, and Maxwell Jenkins in the series written and produced by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama. Neil Marshall is set to direct the pilot.

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Angela Bassett the Latest to Join “Black Panther”

angela bassett excerptAngela Bassett has joined the star-studded cast of Marvel’s Black Panther. She joins Chadwick Boseman, who reprises his role first seen in Captain America: Civil War.

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James Franco to Helm “The Pretenders,” Jack Kilmer, Shameik Moore, & Jane Levy Tapped to Star

james-franco-excerptThe upcoming pic The Pretenders has taken a huge step forward after being circulated around Hollywood for the past three years. James Franco has signed on to direct the romance and up-and-coming actors Jack Kilmer, Shameik Moore, and Jane Levy have signed on to star.

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Zero Gravity Options “On Her Own Ground” for Octavia Spencer to Produce & Star

octavia spencer excerptC.J. Walker biography On Her Own Ground is in the works at Zero Gravity Management as a limited series with Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer set to produce and star. The project will be written by Nicole Asher and directed by Kasi Lemmons.

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Newcomer Production Company 1inMM Acquires Rights for “Prisoner Six” Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)

1inMM ExcerptThe up and coming 1inMM Productions in a preemptive deal acquired the film rights to a new manuscript: Prisoner Six from author/screenwriter Tara Pinley. Julio Hallivis, a principle at 1inMM, is set to produce the project for the company.

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Christopher Lloyd Boards “The Big Bang Theory” as Guest Star

christopher-lloyd-excerptBack to the Future icon Christopher Lloyd is set to bring 1.21 gigawatts of comedy to the CBS’ coveted sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

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Prisoner Six (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA contained, high concept sci-fi thriller in the vein of Moon and Ex Machina.

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Elodie Yung to Reprise Her Role as Elektra in “The Defenders”

elodie-yung-excerptThe upcoming superhero team-up series The Defenders has added another character from the canon of Netflix’s Marvel characters. Elodie Yung is set to return as Elektra, joining fellow small-screen heroes Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones).

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“Stranger Things” Season 2 Adds Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, & Linnea Berthelsen

astin-reiser-excerptProduction for the second season of the Netflix hit Stranger Things has started and there are new faces joining the cast. Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, and Danish actress Linnea Berthelsen are the latest to sign on to venture into the Upside Down.

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Dave Chappelle Set to Make “Saturday Night Live” Hosting Debut

SNL excerptDave Chappelle is returning to sketch comedy this November to host the first post-election episode of SNL, in his hosting debut for the NBC series.

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Patricia Arquette & Bel Powley Board Kirsten Dunst’s “The Bell Jar”

arquette-powley-excerptAcademy Award-winning actress Patricia Arquette and The Diary of a Teenage Girl breakout star are set for Kirsten Dunst’s movie adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. The two will join previously announced cast members, Dakota Fanning and Jesse Plemons as well as Stacy Martin.

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AFM 2016 — Adam Driver and Rooney Mara to Star in “Annette” from “Holy Motors Director

adam driver excerptOne of the hottest European projects out of AFM, Annette, has announced the addition of some star power with Adam Driver and Rooney Mara attached to star. The feature is described as a music-filled drama from cult French director Leos Carax.

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Jerry Bruckheimer & Neil LaBute Team Up for “American Gigolo” TV Series

jerry bruckheimer excerptIconic 1980 film American Gigolo is getting the television treatment as Paramount TV and Jerry Bruckheimer have set up an adaptation in development at Showtime. Playwright Neil LaBute has been tapped to pen the script.

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Adam Devine and Jeffrey Tambor to Star in Disney’s “Magic Camp”

Adam DeVine Jeffrey Tambor ExcerptThe upcoming Disney family comedy film Magic Camp has found its leads in Adam DeVine and Jeffrey Tambor. Mean Girls director Mark Waters is set to direct the project.

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J.K. Simmons and Martin Sheen Lend Their Voices to “The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island”

simmons-sheen-excerptAcademy Award-winning actor J.K. Simmons and Golden Globe winner Martin Sheen have been tapped for the animated adaptation of The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island at Legacy Classics and Shout! Factory.

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Paramount Scoops Up “Cascade” Pitch from James Coyne

guy ritchie excerptTreasure Island scribe James Coyne has sold sci-fi pitch Cascade to Paramount Pictures. Details of the plot are being kept under wraps.

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Cascade (Sales)

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

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The Lonely Island Teams With Chris Garcia For Cuban-American Comedy at Fox

lonely-island-excerptFox is working with Chris Garcia and The Lonely Island trifecta, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone for a potential series based on Garcia’s real-life story about how his immigrant parents lied about their home address, in order to give him a chance at a better public education.

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Catherine Keener Signs on to “Sicario” Sequel “Soldado”

catherine-keener-excerptAcademy Award-nominated actress Catherine Keener is set to join Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin for Soldado, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Sicario. Stefano Sollima is attached to direct the script from Taylor Sheridan, who also wrote Sicario.

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