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YouTube Red Picks Up Joseph Kahn’s Hip-Hop Satire “Bodied”

Bodied TIFFThe audience award-winning “Midnight Madness” film that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival stars Calum Worthy as a wannabe Oakland battle rapper. The hip-hop satire will have a sneak preview at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 21.

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TV Casting Round-Up (01.2.18) – Christian Cooke Replaces Ed Westwick in “Ideal by Innocence” and More…

ChristianCookeExcerpt Frank Langella, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Annabella Sciorra, and Jack Reynor all get attached to projects as series regulars.

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SPOILER ALERT: THE HERO DIES (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) In his heartbreaking memoir, Michael tells the story of the last year between when his husband was a diagnosis with terminal cancer and when he passed while revisiting the stories of their first meeting, falling in love, and the ups and downs of their previous 13 years together.

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ON THE RUN (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A hit man’s unsuspecting mark derails his assignment.

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Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali to Star in Peter Farrelly’s Road Trip Drama “Green Book”

Viggo Mortensen Mahershala Ali Green BookMortensen will play Tony Lip, an Italian-American bouncer who in 1962 was hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), one of the world’s finest jazz pianists, on a concert tour from New York City through the pre-Civil Rights era Deep South.

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Bradley Whitford Moves From “The Post” and “Get Out” to Nicole Kidman’s Thriller “Destroyer”

Bradley Whitford DestroyerScoot McNairy and Toby Kebbell have also signed on to join Tatiana Maslany and Sebastian Stan in the next film from The Invitation director Karyn Kusama.

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Tatiana Maslany, Sebastian Stan Join Nicole Kidman in Karyn Kusama’s Crime Thriller “Destroyer”

Tatiana Sebastian DestroyerDestroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell (Kidman) who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.

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“Are You Afraid of the Dark?” Movie In the Works at Paramount Players (Exclusive)

Are You Afraid of the Dark?Gary Dauberman, who wrote It and the Annabelle movies, has been hired to turn Nickelodeon’s beloved TV series into a feature film.

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Chris Rock Joins Justin Timberlake in Neil Bogart Biopic “Spinning Gold” (Exclusive)

Chris Rock Spinning GoldBogart was the infamous record executive from Brooklyn who went on to define the pop-music culture of his time, and who was closely aligned with the rise of disco. His son, Timothy Scott Bogart, is expected to direct from his own screenplay.

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Paula Malcomson & Blake Ritson Join Syfy Superman Prequel Series “Krypton”

KryptonExcerptBased on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the Syfy series will serve as a Superman prequel.

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Beyoncé to Play Nala Opposite Donald Glover’s Simba in Disney’s Update of “The Lion King”

Jon Favreau is directing the film, which roars into theaters on July 19, 2019. Oh, and Hans Zimmer is coming back to do the score!

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Corey Hawkins, Topher Grace Added to Spike Lee, Jordan Peele’s “Black Klansman”

hawkinsgraceTNThey’ll be joining Adam Driver, John David Washington in Lee’s film co-produced by Blumhouse for Focus Features.

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The “Baby Driver” Effect: Warner Bros. Picks Up Music-Driven Horror Thriller “Survive the Night”

“Girls Trip” scribe Tracy Oliver will make her feature directorial debut with the film, which will be produced by Pharrell Williams.

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Sandra Bullock’s Sci-Fi Thriller “Bird Box” Fills Up With An Illustrious Supporting Cast

birdboxcastingTN“Moonlight’s” Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Sarah Paulson, John Malkovich, Rosa Salazar and Lil Rel Howery join the ensemble.

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“Vikings” Star Travis Fimmel, Finn Cole and Kerry Condon Join Margot Robbie in “Dreamland”

dremlandTNDarby Camp from “Big Little Lies” has also joined the cast of Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s directorial debut based on Nicolaas Zwart’s Black List script.

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Helen Mirren, Luke Evans Reunite (Sort of) for Luc Besson’s Next Action Film “Anna”

mirrenevansTNThe mother-son from “Fate of the Furious” didn’t have any scenes together, but that should change for the new movie from the director of “Lucy,” “La Femme Nikita” and “The Professional.”

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“The First Wives Club” Show Planned for Paramount Network

“Girls Trip” co-writer Tracy Oliver is slated to pen the half-hour comedy series based on the 1996 hit Paramount movie starring Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn and Bette Middler.

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GAWKER V THIEL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Follows the story of the Hulk Hogan v. Gawker lawsuit that resulted in the shuttering of Gawker.

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ROCK THE BELLS (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The storyline is under wraps but is being described as a hybrid Christmas family comedy.

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Ellen DeGeneres, NBC Teaming for Sisters Comedy “Too Close to Home”

ellendegeneresTNWritten and executive produced by Michael Lisbe and Nate Reger from the CBS show “2 Broke Girls,” the concept involves two very different sisters whose lives collide.

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John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani to Star in Buddy Cop Comedy From “Venom” Director

John Cena Kumail NanjianiUniversal won the project in a competitive situation, and Ruben Fleischer will produce and direct from a script written by Girls scribe Murray Miller.

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Jessica Williams, Jim Strouse to Reunite for Showtime Comedy Series

The duo’s feature film The Incredible Jessica James premiered at Sundance in Jan. and was picked up to stream on Netflix.

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Joe Cornish Eyes Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Ferguson for “The Kid Who Would Be King” (Exclusive)

The Kid Who Would Be King20th Century Fox’s family-friendly fantasy film will be Cornish’s first since his acclaimed 2011 debut Attack the Block, which launched John Boyega as a major star.

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“The Purge” Prequel Sets Two Leads, Including “Insecure” Star Y’lan Noel (Exclusive)

The Purge 4Lex Scott Davis, who starred in the Lifetime movie Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart, will co-star in the genre film from Universal, Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes.

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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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