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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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Ellen Burstyn to Make Directorial Debut at 84 with “Bathing Flo”

Ellen Burstyn ExcerptOscar-winning actor Ellen Burstyn is set to make her directorial debut at the age of 84 with the comedy Bathing Flo, to be produced and financed by QC Entertainment.

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“Boondocks” Creator Developing Alternate Universe Drama at Amazon

Aaron McGruder, author of "The Boondocks" comic stripAfter finding success with alternate universe drama Man in the High Castle, Amazon is hoping lightning will strike with a second alternate universe series, this one from Aaron McGruder and Will Packer. Plot details on the untitled series are currently being kept under wraps.

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January 2017 Agency Moves, From Henry Cavill to Mel Gibson

Henry CavillUTA also signed two up-and-coming leading ladies in Claire Foy, who just won a Golden Globe for The Crown, and The Good Wife/Hamilton actress Renée Elise Goldsberry.

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“Will & Grace” Co-Creator and “Friends” Alum Team Up for “Happy Peppers at NBC

max mutchnickA new multi-camera comedy from Will & Grace co-creator Max Mutchnick and veteran sitcom writer Jeff Astrof is in the works at NBC. The series Happy Peppers is the seventh comedy pilot order from NBC this season and the first multi-camera.

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Ben Schwartz and Noël Wells to Star in Netflix Original Film “Happy Anniversary”

Ben Schwartz ExcerptStreaming giant Netflix has tapped Ben Schwartz and Noël Wells as the leads for their new original film Happy Anniversary. The project, written and directed by Jared Stern, will also feature Annie Potts and Joe Pantoliano in supporting roles.

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Patrick Stewart To Lend His Voice To Poop Emoji in “The Emoji Movie”

excerptPatrick Stewart is going to join the voice cast of Sony Pictures Animation’s The Emoji Movie as Poop. The project is directed Tony Leondis who penned the script with Eric Siegel and Mike White.

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Shondaland and ABC Add New Pilot from “Scandal” Writer to Slate

Shonda Rhimes ExcerptScandal writer Paul Davies has been given a pilot order from ABC for his untitled legal drama. The project is in development with Shondaland and head Shonda Rhimes, who created Scandal, is executive producing the pilot alongside Betsy Beers.

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Warner Bros. and MGM Acquire YA Romance “The Sun Is Also a Star” with Tracy Oliver Adapting

sun is also a star excerptThe young adult romance novel The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon has landed at Warner Bros. Pictures and MGM for a feature film adaptation. Tracy Oliver, the scribe behind Barbershop: The Next Cut, is set to adapt the book.

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The Sun Is Also a Star (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA girl falls in love on the day her family struggles to keep from being deported.

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“Wedding Crashers” Writer Bob Fisher to Co-Direct and Write “Overboard” Remake (EXCLUSIVE)

Overboard ExcerptThe remake of the 1987 Garry Marshall film Overboard has a new set of writers and directors in Bob Fisher and Rob Greenberg, the Tracking Board has exclusively learned. The film is currently set up at MGM with 3pas Studios attached to produce.

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Walton Goggins Books Villainous Role in “Tomb Raider” Reboot

walton goggins excerptVice Principals star Walton Goggins has landed a role in the upcoming Tomb Raider Reboot starring Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft. Goggins is set to play the film’s antagonist.

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Jimmy Kimmel Tapped to Host 2017 Academy Awards

kimmelThe Jimmy Kimmel Live! host has been tapped to host 2017 Academy Awards. While he’s hosted several other live shows, including the 2016 Emmy Awards, this will be his first time hosting the Oscars, the film industry’s biggest night of the year.

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Jodie Foster to Headline Thriller “Hotel Artemis”

jode foster excerptOscar winner Jodie Foster has joined Drew Pearce’s near-future thriller Hotel Artemis. The project marks Pearce’s directorial debut and a return for Foster in front of the camera after having focused on directing for the past few years.

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“10 Cloverfield Lane” Director Daniel Trachtenberg Circling Houdini Film

dan trachtenbergLionsgate is in talks with 10 Cloverfield Lane director Daniel Trachtenberg to helm their Houdini feature based on William Kalush and Larry Sloman’s book The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero.

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John Cena, Leslie Mann, & Ike Barinholtz Make a “Pact” for Kay Cannon

john cena excerptPitch Perfect scribe Kay Cannon is getting to make her feature directorial debut with The Pact and has tapped John Cena, Leslie Mann, and Ike Barinholtz to star. The project hails from Seth Rogen’s Point Grey and DMG Entertainment.

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Fox Teams Up with Max Winkler & Jake Johnson for “Catalina”

jake johnson excerptNew Girl star Jake Johnson is developing single-camera comedy Catalina with his home network Fox. Johnson penned the pilot with Max Winkler and Mary Fitzgerald. The project is described as Weekend at Bernie’s set on Catalina island.

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“Stranger Things” Adds Brett Gelman To Cast For Season 2

gelman excerptThe cast of Netflix’s Stranger Things continues to grow with the addition of comedian Brett Gelman for the highly anticipated 9-episode second season, which is due out next year.

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Holly Hunter Tapped to Star in HBO Drama from Alan Ball

holly hunterOscar-winner Holly Hunter is returning to the small screen again as she’s set to star in a family drama from Alan Ball. The series will air on HBO.

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Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly Comedy “Holmes & Watson” Adds Trio

rebecca hall excerptSony Pictures’ Holmes & Watson starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly continues to round out its cast as they add Kelly Macdonald, Rebecca Hall, and Rob Brydon. The film puts a comedic spin on the classic sleuthing duo.

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LOVE IN THE TIME OF DICK PICS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: A romantic comedy about the illusion of choice and just how difficult it is to find the right person in a sea of options that range from polite, to lewd, to nude.

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Neil Gaiman Developing Fantasy Series “The Building” at Fox Based on “Parallels” Film

Neil Gaiman ExcerptBritish author Neil Gaiman is teaming with production company Angry Films to develop a new fantasy series called The Building for Fox, with 20th Century Fox TV as the studio. The series is based on the digital film Parallels, written and directed by Chris Leone.

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AFM 2016 — Samuel L. Jackson Tapped for Sci-Film Film “Inversion”

Samuel L. Jackson ExcerptIt was announced today at the American Film Market, which is currently taking place in Santa Monica, that Samuel L. Jackson is in final negotiations to join the film Inversion.

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Rebecca Ferguson to Topline “The Lady and the Panda”

rebecca ferguson excerptMission: Impossible – Rogue Nation star Rebecca Ferguson has signed on to play real-life figure Ruth Harkness in the period drama The Lady and the Panda. The film is directed and co-written by Justin Chadwick with production set to begin in the Himalayas in China next month.

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Untitled Hollywood Hills Project (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMTwo young men make the realization that neither of them ever has felt true fear, and over the course of one night, they set out to trick the other into feeling it.

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Ben Stiller Comedy “Brad’s Status” Adds Luke Wilson, Michael Sheen, & Jenna Fischer

luke wilson excerptMike White’s comedy Brad’s Status starring Ben Stiller has added Jenna Fischer, Michael Sheen, and Luke Wilson to the cast. Amazon has also boarded to co-finance with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

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Carol Burnett to Make TV Comeback in Amy Poehler Comedy Series

Carol Burnett ExcerptTwo beloved Hollywood comedians are teaming up in a new multi-camera comedy at ABC with a put pilot commitment. Carol Burnett is set to join Amy Poehler in an untitled series from writer and executive producer Michael Saltzman.

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“Black Mirror” Lands Jodie Foster to Direct an Episode of Season 4

Jodie Foster ExcerptThe highly popular science-fiction anthology Netflix series Black Mirror has tapped Oscar-winning actor Jodie Foster to helm an episode of their upcoming fourth season. Rosemarie DeWitt is slated to star in the episode.

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