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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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“Game of Thrones” Star Aidan Gillen to Play James Joyce in Robert Mullan’s “James and Lucia”

gillenjoyceTN Best known as “Littlefinger” on the popular HBO show, Gillen will follow the likes of Ewan McGregor and Robert Gill in playing the famous Irish novelist and poet whose daughter Lucia suffered from schizophrenia.

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Orlando Bloom Will Lead Amazon’s “Carnival Row” Fantasy Drama Series

orlandobloomTNBased on Travis Beacham’s Black List feature script, which Guillermo del Toro tried to get made, the eight-episode fantasy series will be directed by Paul McGuigan (Victor Frankenstein) and produced by Legendary Television, along with Bloom.

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Guy Pearce, David Tennant Join Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie as “Mary, Queen of Scots” Begins Production

tennantpearceexcerptThe feature film directorial debut by Josie Rourke, artistic director of London’s The Donmar Warehouse, is produced by Working Title Films, who have had a long collaboration with distributor Focus Features. Focus has also released the first picture of Saoirse Ronan as the Scottish Queen.

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“American Gods” Star Ian McShane Joins “Hellboy” Reboot Starring David Harbour

IanNeil Marshall will direct the adaptation of Mike Mignola’s comic book Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, and given his history of creating hauntingly beautiful imagery, I think he’s a great choice to update the property.

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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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