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“2 Fast 2 Furious” Scribe Michael Brandt Sells Supernatural Thriller Pitch to 20th Century Fox

Michael Brandt Fox PitchBrandt co-created NBC’s Chicago Fire and its two spinoffs, and currently serves as an EP on all three Chicago series. He also directed the 2011 Richard Gere thriller The Double, and co-wrote Wanted and 3:10 to Yuma with Derek Haas.

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UNTITLED BRANT SUPERNATURAL THRILLER (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The storyline is currently under wraps.

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“Are You Afraid of the Dark?” Movie In the Works at Paramount Players (Exclusive)

Are You Afraid of the Dark?Gary Dauberman, who wrote It and the Annabelle movies, has been hired to turn Nickelodeon’s beloved TV series into a feature film.

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Brad Weston’s New Company Makeready Wins Auction for Timely Sci-Fi Story “The Appearance”

Iain McDonald (“Rodney and Sheryl”) will adapt Matthew Baker’s short story, which has been compared to “Arrival” and “District 9.”

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Paramount Finds Its “Eli” in Charlie Shotwell from “Captain Fantastic”

charlieshotwllCaptainFantasticTN“Sinister 2’s” Ciaran Foy directs the Black List psychological horror film to be released in Jan. 2019.

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SMOKE AS DIRECTED (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe captivating true story of a neurotic, unemployed DC speechwriter who, upon accidentally discovering that marijuana reverses the blinding effects of his glaucoma, boldly fights the DEA and FDA on a national scale to become America’s first medical marijuana patient, championing this groundbreaking movement and igniting a controversial national debate.

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ROCK THE BELLS (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The storyline is under wraps but is being described as a hybrid Christmas family comedy.

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Fox Commits to Royal Custody Comedy from Danny Zuker, Trevor Engelson and Dan Farah

Engelson’s ex-wife Meghan Markle is currently dating Prince Harry, and the fictional premise of show involves a divorced man whose ex-wife marries into the British Royal family.

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THE WATCHER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMIn the vein REAR WINDOW, BLOW UP, and DISTURBIA… a young woman, uncomfortable with real human contact, uses a high end drone to take “candid” photos of unsuspecting subjects and finds her life suddenly in danger when she witnesses a brutal crime through the lens of her drone.

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Greg Berlanti’s “Titans” Casts Minka Kelly and Alan Ritchson as Dove and Hawk

alan ritchson excerptThe series from Warner Bros. TV is set to bow in 2018 as part of a new direct-to-consumer digital service from the WB. He joins previously cast Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, and Teagan Croft.

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“Pirates 5” Star Brenton Thwaites to Play Dick Grayson in “Titans,” Coming Next Year to DC’s Digital Service

Brenton Thwaites TitansThe series hails from Warner Bros. TV and executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Akiva Goldsman and DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns.

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UNTITLED DOWLING BODYCAM DRAMA (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMFollows a rookie African American female cop whose body cam records her fellow Detroit police officers murdering several drug dealers. Her colleagues hunt her down in order to destroy the incriminating footage, while the dealers’ game comes after her too, demanding answers.

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Channing Tatum to Star in Universal’s “Bloodlines,” a Drug War Drama Involving Horse Racing

Channing Tatum BloodlinesThe Logan Lucky star will play Scott Lawson, a rookie FBI agent assigned to a sleepy Texas border town where he writes reports about the drug war… until he’s presented with an opportunity to infiltrate the cartels themselves.

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O’Shea Jackson Jr., RJ Cyler to Star In Biopics of LSD-Loving Pitcher Dock Ellis, 2 Live Crew Frontman Luther Campbell

O'Shea Jackson Jr. and RJ Cyler Dock and The Book of LukeWritten by Joey Poach, Dock hails from producers David Permut, Jeff Kwatinetz and Ice Cube, who are currently searching for a director. Meanwhile, Craig A. Williams wrote The Book of Luke for Temple Hill.

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FREUD (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The story is a clever, fresh look at a period in Sigmund Freud’s life.

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Jeff Goldblum Joins Jodie Foster in “Hotel Artemis” as the Goldblumaissance Continues (Exclusive)

Jeff Goldblum Hotel ArtemisThe 64-year-old actor is on a roll, with upcoming turns in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, the Jurassic World sequel, Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs and an untitled Amazon comedy series co-starring Danny DeVito.

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Danny DeVito and Jeff Goldblum Teaming for Comedy Series at Amazon

Jeff Goldblum ExcerptVeteran actors Danny DeVito and Jeff Goldblum are teaming up for an untitled half-hour comedy series in development at Amazon Studios. The comedy comes from Imagine Television and was created by Tim Long.

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THE PRODIGAL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A soldier returns home to investigate his estranged brother’s death.

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Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm Returns for “Jurassic World” Sequel

Jeff Goldblum Jurassic World 2J.A. Bayona is directing the blockbuster for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment after the first film from director Colin Trevorrow grossed nearly $1.7 billion worldwide. Trevorrow returned to write the script with Derek Connolly, though plot details are being kept inside the raptor pen.

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James Wan to Produce Alexandre Aja’s Killer Thriller “Smart House” for Lionsgate

James Wan Smart HouseBased on an original idea by Wan, Smart House follows a family in the witness protection program who are placed in the custody of a state of the art, autonomous ‘smart house.’ When a group of assassins locates the family, the house goes into lethal defense mode to protect them.

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RODNEY & SHERYL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Based on the unbelievable true story of serial killer Rodney Alcala’s life and appearance on the popular 1970s game show THE DATING GAME. Despite being in the midst of a murdering spree at the time, Rodney went on to win the show and a date with the contestant.

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ISABELLA (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: Trapped in the shadow of the dead teenage girl she was created to replace, the world’s first human clone struggles to form her own identity.

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THE SECRET INGREDIENTS OF ROCKET COLA (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story follows twin brothers with opposite personalities who are separated at a young age and go on to live drastically different lives. They eventually reunite and join forces to save the “Rocket Cola” company despite being in love with the same woman.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.30.17) – “Boy Meets World” Alum Books CMT Comedy, Tyler Labine to Star Opposite Alice Eve, “Counterpart” Fills Out Recurring Roles, and More…

ben savageFollowing the cancellation of Girl Meets World, Ben Savage has landed a recurring role on CMT’s Still the King starring Billy Ray Cyrus and Deadbeat star Tyler Labine has joined CBS pilot Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices opposite Alice Eve.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.29.17) – “Real O’Neals” Actor to Lead “Living Biblically”, Ryan Hansen Stops By “Real Life”, Michael Landes Replaces Tim DeKay, and More…

ryan hansen excerptReal O’Neals‘ star Jay R. Ferguson has signed on to star in Living Biblically, putting the show in second position after the ABC sitcom which is unlikely to get a third season order. Meanwhile, Sharp Objects rounds out its cast with the addition of three recurring roles.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.17.17) – Steve Guttenberg Boards “Ballers”, Rachel Griffiths Reunites with ABC, Bobby Lee Teams Up with Jane Lynch, and More…

steve guttenberg excerptPolice Academystar Steve Guttenberg has signed up for a recurring role on Dwayne Johnson’s Ballers, Richard Dormer has landed the lead role in BBC and Cinemax’s Rellik, and Brothers and Sisters alum Rachel Griffiths is reuniting with ABC.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.16.17) – Emily VanCamp Joins Fox Medical Drama, “Parenthood” Alum Monica Potter to Star Opposite Jeremy Piven, Nia Long to Topline “Goldbergs” Spinoff, and More…

emily vancamp excerptCommunity alum Yvette Nicole Brown has boarded the untitled Mayor City comedy, Oscar-winner Timothy Hutton has joined Amazon’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, and Nia Long is set to star in The Goldbergs spinoff.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.13.17) – “Game of Thrones” Books Ed Sheeran, “The Crossing” Rounds Out Its Cast, “Mission Control” Lands “Grimm” Star, and More…

david gunioli grimmBook-to-television adaptations were busy making big casting announcements today, with Game of Thrones, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, and The Alienist all adding to their line-ups.

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TV Casting Round-Up: “Stranger Things” Star Shannon Purser Joins NBC Pilot

shannon purserStranger Things breakout star Shannon Purser is set to join Moana star Auli’i Cravalho in the NBC pilot Drama High, meanwhile It’s Always Sunny‘s Glenn Howerton is teaming up with comedian Patton Oswalt for Seth Meyers and Mike O’Brien’s untitled comedy.

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IMMORTAL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMAn alternate history based on real people and events about the hunt for Jack the Ripper in NYC in 1891.

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