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Peter Dinklage, Director Jon S. Baird Lined Up for Legendary Comedy “O’Lucky Day”

DinklageBairdDinklage will produce the comedy through his Estuary Films banner and is in talks to star in the comedy which presumably he will shoot after finishing Game of Thrones.

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Rami Malek, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Marion Cotillard Join Voice Cast for Robert Downey Jr.’s “Voyage of Doctor Dolittle”

DoctorDolittleVoiceCasting2Directed by Stephen Gaghan (Syriana), production for the Universal release has already begun in London with Downey joined by Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Harry Collett and Jim Broadbent.

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Joe Wright to Direct “The Woman in the Window” Following Oscar-Nominated “Darkest Hour”

Joe WrightComing off the Winston Churchill drama for which Gary Oldman won an Oscar, Wright will either direct this or a movie based on John Williams’ Stoner next.

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HIS HOUSE (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMA young refugee couple make a harrowing escape from war-torn Sudan but then struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.20.18) – Sinbad and Jessica Moore Tapped to Star in Fox Comedy “Rel”

sinbadActor-comedian Sinbad is headed to the small screen for Fox’s comedy pilot Rel. Joining him is Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore who replaces previously cast Angel Laketa Moore. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.19.18) – Jenna Dewan Tatum, Stellan Skarsgård, and Emily Watson Board Projects and More…

jenna dewan tatumJenna Dewan Tatum has joined Fox’s untitled musical drama and Ving Rhames has booked a series regular role in the reboot of Cagney & Lacey. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.

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“Handmaid’s Tale” Star Elisabeth Moss Joins Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish in “The Kitchen”

Elisabeth Moss ExcerptAndrea Berloff is directing the crime drama from her own screenplay, which is based on the DC/Vertigo comic book series of the same name.

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Lucas Hedges in Talks to Join Shia LaBeouf in Indie Movie “Honey Boy” (Exclusive)

Lucas Hedges Honey BoyAlma Har’el (Bombay Beach) is directing the movie, which is based on LaBeouf’s childhood and his explosive relationship with his father, an ex-con and recovering drug addict.

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David Tennant Joins Lena Dunham’s New HBO Comedy Mini-Series “Camping”

DavidTennantGettyThe former Doctor Who and star of Marvel’s Jessica Jones will play the lead character Walt in the American version of Julia Davis’ British series.

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Demián Bichir, Andrea Riseborough Cast in Sony’s New Take on “The Grudge”

TheGrudgeCastingThe reboot of the Japanese horror hit will be written and directed by Nicolas Pesce, whose Eyes of my Mother was a disturbing and chilling debut that received quite a bit of critical acclaim.

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Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren to Star in Bill Condon’s New Line Thriller “The Good Liar”

Mirren and McKellenThe story follows a career con artist who finds his next mark in a wealthy widow whom he meets online. She takes him into her home and as she opens her life to him, he finds himself starting to care for her… but not all is what it seems in this cat-and-mouse game.

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Danny Boyle & Richard Curtis Team Up for Universal Comedy

BoyleExcerpt Details are being kept under wraps, but it is known to be musically themed and set in the 60’s or 70’s.

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“Captain Marvel” Adds Gemma Chan, the “Humans” Star Who’s Poised for a Breakout Year in 2018

Gemma Chan Captain MarvelThe star of AMC’s Humans will play Minn-Erva in the Marvel movie, which will arrive on the heels of WB’s adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians and Focus’ period piece Mary Queen of Scots.

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NOBEL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Tells the story of the Swedish inventor’s fight to establish his peace prize along with his assistant who took up his mission after his death.

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Elisabeth Moss to Play Rose Kennedy in Ritesh Batra-Directed “A Letter from Rosemary Kennedy”

ElisabethMossRoseKennedyThis is the third project Moss has signed onto since winning the Emmy for her role on Hulu’s award-winning show. Emma Stone was originally attached to play the troubled eldest sister of John K. Kennedy.

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Angus Macfadyen Reprising “Braveheart” Character “Robert the Bruce” for New Historic Drama

MacFadyenRobertTheBruceCo-written by Macfadyen with Eric Belgau and directed by Richard Gray (Sugar Mountain), the cast will include Jared Harris, Patrick Fugit, Zach McGowan and more.

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“Muppets,” “Flight of the Conchords” Director James Bobin Attached to “Action Man” Movie for Paramount Players

BobinActionManHasbro’s British counterpart to G.I. Joe is being developed by Robbins’ Paramount imprint that has been lining up many projects in the past year.

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“The Handmaid’s Tale” Star Elisabeth Moss Reteaming with Alex Ross Perry for “Her Smell”

Elisabeth Moss ExcerptThe Emmy-winning actor will play a punk rocker in the new movie from the filmmaker behind Listen Up Phillip and Queen of Earth.

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David Oyelowo, Dominic West, Lily Collins to Star in BBC’s “Les Misérables” Miniseries

Les Miz TrioThe Weinstein Company is no longer involved with the project, which will co-star Ellie Bamber as Cosette, Erin Kellyman as Éponine, Josh O’Connor as Marius, and Adeel Akhtar and Olivia Colman as Monsieur and Madame Thénardier.

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Paul McCartney Animated Film “High in the Clouds” Back on Track with Writer Jon Croker

mcCartneyHighInClouds2The legendary musician is believed to be voicing a role in the film based on his book with Lady Gaga writing new songs. Croker previously wrote an early version of Paddington, which helped get that hit movie off the ground.

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Dexter Fletcher Hired to Direct Queen Movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” — Again

Dexter Fletcher QueenThe Eddie the Eagle filmmaker replaces Bryan Singer, who was fired earlier this week following several unexcused absences from the set and creative clashes with star Rami Malek.

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“Star Trek’s” Alice Eve Joins Season 2 of Marvel’s “Iron Fist”

alice eve Star Trek Into Darkness actress Alice Eve is joining Season 2 of Iron Fist in a unspecified role.

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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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Lizzy Caplan to Play Female Lead in “Gambit” Opposite Channing Tatum’s Superhero

Lizzy Caplan GambitLea Seydoux had previously been cast as the superhero film’s female lead back when Rupert Wyatt was directing the comic book movie for 20th Century Fox.

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Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson to Star in BBC, Amazon Production of Shakespeare’s “King Lear”

hopkinsthompsonTNRichard Eyre will adapt and direct the TV film set in present-day England which will air on BBC Two and Amazon Prime Video next year. The cast also includes Emily Watson, Jim Broadbent, Christopher Eccleston and Florence Pugh.

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Elisabeth Moss Will Lead the Simon Curtis-Directed Drama “Call Jane”

elisabethMossTNIn the true story, the recent Emmy winner for The Handmaid’s Tale will play a woman who discovers an underground group of women who provide safe abortions pre-Roe v. Wade.

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Joe Alwyn Joins Joel Edgerton Drama “Boy Erased,” Eichmann Thriller “Operation Finale”

JoeALwynTN The 26-year-old British lead of Ang Lee’s 2016 film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk also has roles in the upcoming Mary, Queen of Scots with Margot Robbie and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favorite.

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“Casino Royale” Director Martin Campbell Taking on “The Treasure of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves”

campbellalibabaTNSix years after the relative failure of his Green Lantern movie for Warner Bros., the director of two James Bond movies and the upcoming The Foreigner with Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan is looking to take on the epic tale from 1001 Arabian Knights.

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Paul Bettany Reunites With Director Ron Howard for Mysterious Role in “Han Solo” Movie

ronPaul200It’s unclear whether Bettany is coming in to replace Michael K. Williams, who was unable to return to the Star Wars set due to a scheduling conflict, or whether Bettany has been cast as an entirely different character.

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Christopher Eccleston, Paula Malcomson Line Up BBC Family Drama “Come Home”

comehometnThe first new series commissioned under the renewed deal between the BBC and Northern Ireland Screen is an intense family drama by Danny Brocklehurst (Clocking Off) set in Northern Ireland.

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