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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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Elodie Yung to Reprise Her Role as Elektra in “The Defenders”

elodie-yung-excerptThe upcoming superhero team-up series The Defenders has added another character from the canon of Netflix’s Marvel characters. Elodie Yung is set to return as Elektra, joining fellow small-screen heroes Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones).

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Mindy Kaling and Ed Weeks Set Lesbian Comedy at ABC

Mindy Kaling Ed Weeks ExcerptThe Mindy Project creator and star Mindy Kaling is teaming with her co-star on the show Ed Weeks for a new ABC comedy. The untitled single-camera series has received a script commitment plus penalty from the network.

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THE LADY AND THE PANDA (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMWhen Ruth Harkness takes a baby panda back to the US, she creates a nationwide sensation but before long realizes these incredible animals are best preserved in their natural habitat.

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“Mary Poppins” Sequel Adds Colin Firth to Star-Studded Cast

colin firth excerptDisney’s Mary Poppins Returns has added Colin Firth to play William Weatherall Wilkins, president of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank. He joins previously cast Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Mortimer, and Ben Whishaw.

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“Krypton” Adds “Game of Thrones” Actor Ian McElhinney and Five Others

krypton excerptDC Comics series Krypton has added six series regular castmembers including Ian McElhinney, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, and Aaron Pierre. They join previously cast Cameron Cuffe and Georgina Campbell.

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Rachel Weisz Boards Adaptation of “Disobedience” as Star and Producer

rachel-weisz-excerptThe film will mark Rachel Weisz’s first run as a producer. Element Films’ Ed Guiney will also produce alongside Frida Torresblanco of Braven Films and Film 4. Sebastian Lelio is set to direct the script adapted by him and Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

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