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THE BILLION DOLLAR HEIST (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A family of elite thieves is tasked with pulling off the most daring heist in history- stealing one billion dollars from the vault of London’s largest bank.

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“Theory of Everything” Scribe to Pen “How to Stop Time” Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

anthony mccarten excerptThe project stars Benedict Cumberbatch who is also executive producing through his SunnyMarch Productions with Canongate CEO Jamie Byng.

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New Line Moving Forward with “It” Sequel

it excerpt 2Gary Dauberman has closed a deal to write the second installment. The sequel had been the goal from the get go and would be called Chapter Two.

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Female-Driven “Lord of the Flies” Remake In the Works at Warner Bros.

Lord of the FliesThe Deep End filmmakers Scott McGehee and David Siegel have signed on to write and direct a new adaptation of William Golding’s timeless novel about a group of young boys stranded on an island.

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Josh L. Gordon Sells Untitled Sci-Fi Thriller Spec to Warner Bros.

joshlgordonTN The former assistant at Pulse Films left a screenplay on the desk of literary manager Brian Levy, who helped get it read by producer Zev Foreman of Voltage Pictures, which led to the competitive sale to Warner Bros. for an undisclosed amount.

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UNTITLED JOSH L. GORDON PROJECT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM An engineer must confront a billionaire’s attempt to disrupt the future of the human race.

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Orlando Bloom Will Lead Amazon’s “Carnival Row” Fantasy Drama Series

orlandobloomTNBased on Travis Beacham’s Black List feature script, which Guillermo del Toro tried to get made, the eight-episode fantasy series will be directed by Paul McGuigan (Victor Frankenstein) and produced by Legendary Television, along with Bloom.

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John Turturro & Jaeden Lieberher Cast in “The True Adventures of Wolfboy”

WolfboyJaeden Lieberher will star as a boy who runs away from home in search of his alienated mother.

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Will Ferrell to Star in “The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” for CBS Films

Will Ferrell The 100 Year-Old ManThe Tracking Board also hears the SNL alum is circling a project titled American Huckster in which he would play Chuck Blazer, the controversial and flamboyant central figure in the recent FIFA scandal, who died in July.

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Adrian Askarieh, Prime Universe Hire Justin Monjo To Rewrite “Alien Sleeper Cell” for James McTiegue

aliensleepercellTNThe writer of the upcoming survival thriller Jungle starring Daniel Radcliffe has been extremely prolific writing and producing in Australia, and his next project Storm Boy is currently filming with Geoffrey Rush and Jai Courtney.

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Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman Returning for the Denzel Washington Sequel “The Equalizer 2”

leopullmanTN The actors originally played the Plummers, friends to Denzel Washington’s Robert McCall, in the 2014 crime thriller hit based on the eighties television show, which starred the late Edward Woodward.

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Bill Pullman Joins Dick Cheney Movie From Adam McKay

BillPullmanPullman will play the 41st Vice President, Nelson Rockefeller who served under President Gerald Ford from 1974 to 1977, and previously as the 49th Governor of New York.

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Sonoya Mizuno & Julia Garner join Emma Stone-Jonah Hill Netflix Series “Maniac”

ManiacFilming for Maniac recently began in New York. The dark comedy will consist of 10 episodes for Netflix.

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Jessie T. Usher, Samuel L. Jackson To Unite for New Line’s “Son of Shaft” Sequel

usherjacksonexcerptWith plans to start production in the fall, the Tim Story-directed action film brings together the stars of the two previous Shaft movies, including the 1971 action classic, starring Richard Roundtree.

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Alan Arkin Boards Disney’s Live-Action “Dumbo”

AlanArkinThe original film tells the story of a young elephant with oversized ears who grows up at the circus. The live-action remake will follow Colin Farrell as Holt Farrier, a former circus star who is assigned to look after Dumbo.

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Sanaa Lathan, Haifaa Al-Mansour Team for “Nappily Ever After” Movie at Netflix

Nappily Ever AfterThe project actually doubles as a reunion of sorts between Lathan and screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood, who previously worked together on Love & Basketball.

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Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin to Star in Chuck Lorre’s New Netflix Series “The Kominsky Method”

douglasarkinxcerptThe prolific television producer is already arranging his second Netflix series, following Disjointed with Kathy Bates, which premieres on the network August 25. The show would be Douglas’ first major television series since 1972 and Arkin’s since 2002. It would also be the first time the star of 1979’s The In-Laws and the star of its 2003 remake appeared on-screen together.

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Paramount Pictures Has Come Out Ahead in the Deal for DiCaprio’s “Leonardo da Vinci” Movie

Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo Da VinciUniversal is believed to have made a very strong offer for the project, but Paramount is well within its right to match it under the terms of its deal with Appian Way. The only reason Paramount wouldn’t come away from this book battle victorious is if its war chest is running low — which it very well could be following a failed financing deal with China’s Huahua Media.

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Spike Lee Teaming with Tech Entrepeneur Chad Sanders for “Archer” Series

leesandersexcerptThe Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind the upcoming Netflix show She’s Gotta Have It will direct the pilot and exec. produce the show that will be written, directed and star the man behind Archer Genius Management.

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“Preacher” Duo Ruth Negga, Noah Taylor Join Brad Pitt, Dwayne Johnson Movies

taylorneggaexcerptNegga joins Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones in James Gray’s space epic Ad Astra, while Taylor joins “The Rock” in Rawson Marshall Thurber’s Skyscraper.

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“Luke Cage” Star Alfre Woodard to Voice Simba’s Mom in “Lion King” Remake

Alfre Woodard The Lion KingJohn Kani (Black Panther’s father in Captain America: Civil War) will voice Rafiki, while Beyoncé is still believed to be Disney’s top choice for Nala.

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Disney’s “Aladdin” Remake Finds Its Jafar as “SNL” Alum Nasim Pedrad Also Joins Cast as New Character

Jafar AladdinNewcomer Mena Massoud is set to play Aladdin, while Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) will play Jasmine. They’ll be joined by Will Smith, who will play the wish-granting genie.

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“Transparent” Director Nisha Ganatra Takes Over Mindy Kaling’s “Late Night”

ganatrakalingexcerptPaul Feig originally intended to direct Mindy Kaling’s movie project for Fox 2000 but had to leave due to scheduling conflicts, opening the director’s chair for the busy Canadian-born TV director, who previously worked with Kaling on The Mindy Project.

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“This is Us” Scribe to Write Biopic About Civil Rights Activist Angela Davis

angela-davisDope producer Nina Yang Bongiovi and Sidra Smith are producing, while Forest Whitaker is executive producing along with Davis for Lionsgate.

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“American Gods” Star Ian McShane Joins “Hellboy” Reboot Starring David Harbour

IanNeil Marshall will direct the adaptation of Mike Mignola’s comic book Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, and given his history of creating hauntingly beautiful imagery, I think he’s a great choice to update the property.

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WWE Superstar John Cena to Join “Transformers” Prequel “Bumblebee”

cenaexcerptThe busy WWE wrestler continues his foray into acting with a key role in Paramount and Hasbro Pictures’ Transformers prequel, starring Hailee Steinfeld, which will now be released December 21, 2018.

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Walton Goggins Joins Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” in Mysterious Role

Walton Goggins ExcerptMarvel is rounding out the cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp, tapping Walton Goggins for an undisclosed role in the sequel, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Peyton Reed returns to direct the follow-up to the 2015 feature.

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“Game of Thrones” Scribe Vanessa Taylor to Rewrite Guy Ritchie’s “Aladdin” for Disney (Exclusive)

Vanessa Taylor AladdinHer feature credits include Divergent, Hope Springs and Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film The Shape of Water.

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Timothee Chalamet, Elle Fanning Eyed to Star in Woody Allen’s Next Movie (Exclusive)

Timothee Chalamet Elle Fanning Woody AllenFanning currently stars in Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, while Chalamet’s acclaimed Sundance drama Call Me by Your Name will hit theaters this fall.

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INFERNO (AKA: UNTITLED HILL HORROR PROJECT) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM A retired occult investigator must return home to London to track down a lethal sociopath thought to be possessed by the same demon that once possessed her.

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