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James Bond Gadget Guy Ben Whishaw Joining Hugh Grant in BBC One’s “A Very English Scandal”

whishawTNBased on the 1979 murder trial of politician Jeremy Thorpe, accused of murdering his ex-lover (Whishaw’s role), it’s being adapted by Doctor Who showrunner Russell T. Davies with Stephen Frears directing.

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David Oyelowo Joins Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley in Doug Liman’s Sci-Fi Movie “Chaos Walking”

david_oyelowoTNThe acclaimed star of Ava Duvernay’s Selma will play one of the film’s antagonists along with Mads Mikkelsen. Lionsgate is planning to release the film on March 1, 2019.

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“Dexter” Star Michael C. Hall to Return to TV with Netflix Thriller “Safe”

michael c hall excerptNetflix and Canal+ have given a series order to the thriller Safe with Dexter’s Michael C. Hall attached to star alongside Sherlock’s Amanda Abbington. The series will air on Canal+ in France and Netflix globally. Any remaining and secondary rights will be handled by Studiocanal.

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THE LAND OF STORIES (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM Twin sibblings are transported into a world where fairy tales are real and they must complete the wishing spell to return home.

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Chris Colfer to Make Directorial Debut Adapting His “Land of Stories” at Fox

Chris Colfer ExcerptActor-turned-bestselling-author Chris Colfer has a big new project: adapting his own book The Land of Stories, which has been acquired by 20th Century Fox. Colfer will not only be penning the script, however, he’ll also be making his directorial debut.

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“The Crown’s” Vanessa Kirby to Join “Mission: Impossible 6” in Lead Role

Vanessa Kirby ExcerptThe Impossible Missions Force (IMF) has found its new leading lady. Vanessa Kirby of Netflix’s The Crown is in final talks to join Mission: Impossible 6 as the female lead.

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Starz & BBC Team Up for “Howards End” Adaptation with Hayley Atwell & Matthew Macfadyen

haley atwell excerptE.M. Forster’s classic novel Howards End is getting an update as Starz has joined BBC to co-produce a project adapted by Oscar-nominated writer Kenneth Lonergan. The limited series will star Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, and Tracey Ullman.

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Steve Carell, Will Poulter Eyed to Star in Brad Pitt-Produced Drama “Beautiful Boy” (Exclusive)

Steve Carell Oscar-nominated actor Steve Carell and The Revenant actor Will Poulter are in talks to star in the harrowing addiction drama Beautiful Boy for New Regency and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment. Felix van Groeningen is directing from a script by Luke Davies.

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Ralph Fiennes & Hugh Laurie Set For Will Ferrell’s “Holmes & Watson”

fiennes-laurie-excerptSony Pictures’ forthcoming Holmes & Watson starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly has added Ralph Fiennes and Hugh Laurie to the roster. Details about their characters in the comedic take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s books are currently being kept under lock and key.

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Ben Wheatley & Tom Hiddleston Look to Reunite for “Hard Boiled” Adaptation

<> at Boom Boom Room on April 20, 2016 in New York City.High-Rise‘s director and star, Ben Wheatley and Tom Hiddleston, are on the hunt for a new project to work on together and circling Frank Miller’s comic Hard Boiled. The project is based out of studio Warner Bros.

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Olivia Wilde to Headline “A Vigilante” for Emmett/Furla/Oasis

olivia wilde excerptEmmett/Furla/Oasis has tapped Olivia Wilde to star in A Vigilante. The project is written and directed by Sarah Daggar Nickson with production set to begin in February.

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Tom Hiddleston Joins Eddie Redmayne for “Early Man”

tom hiddleston excerptAnimated comedy Early Man has added Tom Hiddleston. He joins previously cast Eddie Redmayne. The film marks Oscar-winner Nick Park’s first animated feature in over ten years.

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Mark Rylance to Star in Nobel Prize Winning “Waiting for the Barbarians”

mark rylanceOscar winner Mark Rylance and director Ciro Guerra are bringing Nobel Prize winner Waiting for the Barbarians to the big screen with producer Michael Fitzgerald. The book from J.M. Coetzee was published in 1980 and won numerous awards.

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“Game of Thrones” Actor Rose Leslie Cast in “The Good Wife” Spinoff

Rose Leslie ExcerptThe upcoming spinoff of CBS’ The Good Wife has added a new character — Game of Thrones actor Rose Leslie will play Maia, the goddaughter of Christine Baranski’s Diane Lockhart.

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“Krypton” Adds “Game of Thrones” Actor Ian McElhinney and Five Others

krypton excerptDC Comics series Krypton has added six series regular castmembers including Ian McElhinney, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, and Aaron Pierre. They join previously cast Cameron Cuffe and Georgina Campbell.

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“Suspiria” Remake Taps Chloe Grace Moretz to Star Opposite Tilda Swinton & Dakota Johnson

moretz-excerptThe remake of Dario Argento’s Suspiria just took a huge step forward with the casting of Chloe Grace Moretz in the starring role. She will join Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, and Mia Goth in the retelling of the horror classic.

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Emma Thompson & Stanley Tucci Set for “The Children Act”

thompson-tucci-excerptAcademy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson and Academy Award-nominated actor Stanley Tucci have officially signed on to star in The Children Act. Adapted from Ian McEwan’s novel, the film will be directed by Richard Eyre.

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Mindy Kaling & Emma Thompson Team Up for Late-Night Talk Show Pic

Emma ThompsonWriter-actor Mindy Kaling is teaming up with Oscar-winner Emma Thompson for a feature film depicting the behind-the-scenes drama of a late-night talk show. Kaling penned the script and will produce alongside Scott Rudin and Howard Klein.

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Emma Thompson Circling Adaptation of Ian McEwan Novel “The Children Act”

Emma Thompson ExcerptEnglish thespian Emma Thompson is currently in talks to star in The Children Act from director Richard Eyre. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Ian McEwan.

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Tracey Ullman Returning to HBO in New Sketch Series

Tracey Ullman excerptSketch comedy maven Tracey Ullman is returning to HBO in a new six-episode series, Tracey Ullman’s Show, which aired on BBC One earlier this year.

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Rupert Grint Boards Adaptation Of “Snatch” At Crackle

rupert-grint-excerptOnline streaming TV network Crackle is developing Guy Ritchie’s cult film Snatch into a dramatic series and it has tapped Hogwarts alum Rupert Grint to star. The Harry Potter actor will be joined by Dougray Scott and Ed Westwick.

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Ben Whishaw Eyes Key Role In “Mary Poppins” Sequel

ben-winshaw-excerptThe cast of Disney’s forthcoming Untitled Mary Poppins Sequel is starting to take shape as Ben Winshaw is in talks to play a key role in the follow-up to the 1964 classic.

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“Game Of Thrones” Alum Rose Leslie Prepares To Get “Haunted”

rose-leslie-excerptJuan Carlos Fresnadillo’s upcoming DreamWorks thriller Haunted has tapped Game of Thrones favorite Rose Leslie to star opposite Alfre Woodard. The script was penned by Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes and based on the Henry James novella The Turn of the Screw.

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“Suicide Squad” Makes Last Minute Addition Of A Fan Favorite DC Superhero

suicide-squad-excerptWarner Bros.’ highly-anticipated bad-guys-turned-heroes comic book movie Suicide Squad opens in theaters in about a week, but it seems as though that they weren’t quite finished with adding characters to its long roster of names. In a last-minute decision, Warner Bros. has decided to add a scene with one key member from the Justice League to the movie.

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Dark Comedy “Sick Note” Books Rupert Grint, Nick Frost & Don Johnson

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Rupert Grint is set to headline Sick Note for European pay TV operator Sky, alongside Shaun Of The Dead‘s Nick Frost and Miami Vice‘s Don Johnson.

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson Eyed To Star In Doug Liman Thriller “The Wall”

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The Kick-Ass star is in talks to star in Amazon’s first original feature film directed by Doug Liman.

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Michael C. Hall, Kate Walsh, Tony Goldwyn And More Join Watergate Thriller “Felt”

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Peter Landesman’s political spy thriller, Felt has added more names to its growing all-star cast.

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Gun Violence Feature “Another Day In The Death Of America” Taps David Oyelowo To Star

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David Oyelowo has signed on for the lead role in Another Day In The Death Of America. The film is based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Gary Younge.

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Mark Rylance In Talks For Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One”

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Mark Rylance is close to pushing the start button on Ready Player One at Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow. The Oscar-winning Bridge of Spies actor is in negotiations for Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s best-selling novel.

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David Oyelowo And Gugu Mbatha-Raw In Talks To Join J.J. Abrams’ “God Particle”

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Golden Globe nominated actor David Oyelowo and actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw are in negotiations to star in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming sci-fi thriller God Particle.

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