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Felicity Jones to Play Ruth Bader Ginsburg in “On the Basis of Sex,” Taking Over from Natalie Portman

Felicity Jones ExcerptBritish thespian Felicity Jones is stepping into the shoes of an iconic American figure: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the Mimi Leder-directed On the Basis of Sex.

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Steven Soderbergh, Claire Foy Team for Secret Movie Shot on iPhone (Exclusive)

Steven Soderbergh Claire Foy UnsaneEver since Bubble, Soderbergh has been more open to experimentation in both the production and distribution realms, so the idea that he has used his iPhone to shoot a secret movie with an up-and-coming actress isn’t as big a surprise as it might seem on the surface.

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“The White Princess” Star Jodie Comer to Headline “Killing Eve”

jodie comer excerptBBC America has tapped Jodie Comer to star opposite Sandra Oh in the dramatic thriller Killing Eve. The eight-episode series was penned by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

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“Game of Thrones” Star Gwendoline Christie Joins Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis’ Next Movie

Gwendoline Christie MarwencolThe film is based on the acclaimed 2010 documentary Marwencol and boasts a female-driven ensemble that includes Leslie Mann, Janelle Monae, Diane Kruger and Eiza Gonzalez.

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James Bond Reunion? “Quantum of Solace” Star Gemma Arterton in Talks to Join Marc Forster’s “Christopher Robin” (Exclusive)

Gemma Arterton Christopher RobinIn between directing Finding Neverland and World War Z, Forster directed the second of Daniel Craig’s 007 films, which saw Arterton play Bond girl Strawberry Fields.

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Justin Theroux, Gillian Anderson Join Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon in “The Spy Who Dumped Me” (Exclusive)

Justin Theroux Gillian AndersonSusanna Fogel is directing the Lionsgate movie, which will co-star Outlander‘s Sam Heughan and The Daily Show‘s Hasan Minhaj.

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“The Handmaid’s Tale” Star Elisabeth Moss Developing Typhoid Miniseries “Fever” for BBC America

Elisabeth Moss ExcerptThe star of Hulu’s critically acclaimed adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale Elisabeth Moss has picked her next small-screen project: an adaptation of Mary Beth Keane’s 1999 novel Fever, which she will star in and executive produce.

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BBC Developing “Diana & I,” TV Drama About the Death of Princess Diana

Princess Diana ExcerptBBC Two is developing Diana & I, a feature-length TV drama about the death of Princess Diana, continuing the entertainment industry’s fascinating with British Royalty, following The Crown and Charles and Diana at the center of Feud Season 2.

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James McAvoy to Star in “Escape,” Returning to His “Last King of Scotland” Roots

James McAvoy ExcerptScottish actor James McAvoy is set to star in Escape with director Colm McCarthy at the helm, the Tracking Board has confirmed. The film is based on a spec script by Vanya Asher.

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ANA (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter Ana meets Rafa, they set out on a road trip in an attempt to save him from bankruptcy.

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Michelle Williams Moves From “Manchester by the Sea” to Carmel-by-the-Sea With Spy Film “All the Old Knives”

Michelle Williams ExcerptWilliams and Chris Pine will play ex-lovers and veteran spies who reunite for dinner, where they reminisce about a failed mission, though it’s unclear whether Pine hopes to rekindle their romance or get to the bottom of a conspiracy.

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Fox Developing Thriller Pitch “Inside” from “Luther” Creator Neil Cross

Neil Cross ExcerptIn a competitive bidding war, 20th Century Fox has come out on top to acquire the supernatural-thriller pitch Inside from Luther creator Neil Cross, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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INSIDE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMDetails under wraps, but said to be about mythological creatures and artifacts kept in a facility.

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John Cleese to Headline BBC Sitcom for First Time Since “Fawlty Towers”

john cleeseFor the first time since the end of Fawlty Towers, John Cleese will star in a BBC sitcom. The project, Edith, stars Alison Steadman in the title role of the six-part series on BBC One.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.28.17) – Billy Eichner Tapped for “American Horror Story”, “Lore” Casts Its First Role, Archie Panjabi Books “Next of Kin”, and More…

billy eichnerThe Good Wife‘s Archie Panjabi and The Pirates of the Carribbean‘s Jack Davenport are teaming up for ITV’s Next of Kin and Billy Eichner has joined the anthology series American Horror Story.

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Alicia Vikander Circling “Freakshift” from Ben Wheatley

alicia vikander excerptOscar-winner Alicia Vikander is in talks to star in Ben Wheatley’s next project, Freakshift. The film is looking to start production this August and Vikander will wrap Tomb Raider earlier in the summer.

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“Kingsman” Director Matthew Vaughn Eyed to Direct “Man of Steel 2”

Matthew Vaughn ExcerptAccording to reports, Warner Bros. is currently eyeing Kingsman and X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn to helm the untitled Man of Steel sequel, taking over the directing reigns Zack Snyder.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.10.17) – Sean Astin to Play Theodore Roosevelt, Josh Radnor Joins Drama High, “Preacher” Lines Up Season Two Cast, & More…

sean astinTNT’s The Alienist has tapped Sean Astin to play Theodore Roosevelt, meanwhile How I Met Your Motheralum Josh Radnor is set to lead NBC’s Drama High cast.

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Jason Isaacs Promoted to Starfleet Captain in “Star Trek Discovery”

Jason Isaacs ExcerptThe upcoming CBS All Access Star Trek spinoff series Star Trek Discovery has found its captain in British actor Jason Isaacs. He will be playing Captain Lorca, at the helm of the Starship Discovery.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Jon Cryer Makes His Return to the Small Screen

Jon CryerJon Cryer has been cast as the lead in the upcoming ABC pilot Losing It, Noah Wyle to star in the CBS drama pilot Perfect Citizen

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Lizzy Caplan to Join Michael Pena in Sci-Fi Thriller “Extinction” at Universal

lizzy-caplan-excerptEmmy-nominated actress Lizzy Caplan is going from doing sex research on Showtime’s Masters of Sex to fighting off aliens in Universal Pictures’ forthcoming pic Extinction. The Tracking Board has confirmed that Caplan will join Michael Pena for the sci-fi thriller about a man trying to save his family from an alien invasion.

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Benedict Cumberbatch to Star & Produce “Melrose” on Showtime

benedict cumberbatch excerptBenedict Cumberbatch is teaming up with Showtime on Melrose, a five-part limited series based on the semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St. Aubyn. Cumberbatch will star and executive produce, while David Nicholls is adapting the series.

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John Hillcoat to Direct Episode of “Black Mirror” for Netflix (Exclusive)

John Hillcoat Black MirrorBirdman actress Andrea Riseborough is being eyed to star in the fourth season episode, which is rumored to be titled “Crocodile.”

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HBO Orders “Succession” from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay

adam mckay will ferrell excerptPolitical drama Succession has landed a series order from HBO. The series from executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and writer Jesse Armstrong received a pilot order last summer, which McKay directed.

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Nicolas Winding Refn and Amazon Team For TV Crime Thriller “Too Old To Die Young”

nicolas-winding-refn-excerptDrive director Nicolas Winding Refn is set to bring his dark, moody aesthetic to the small screen with the upcoming crime thriller Too Old To Die Young. Refn will team with Amazon for the project, marking Refn’s first foray into American television.

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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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Rachel Weisz to Star in “Secret Life of Dr. James Miranda Barry” Adaptation

rachel weisz excerptPeriod biography The Secret Life of Dr. James Miranda Barry has been acquired by Maven Pictures with Rachel Weisz attached to star. The project reunites Maven and Weisz who previously worked together on The Whistleblower.

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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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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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