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J.J. Abrams Developing Live-Action Version of Japanese Anime Movie “Your Name”

abrams-excerptParamount and Bad Robot have hired Oscar-nominated Arrival scribe Eric Heisserer to write the script, which follows a teenage boy and girl from different backgrounds who discover they can swap bodies.

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J.J. Abrams to Direct “Star Wars: Episode IX” as Lucasfilm Plays It Safe Following Director Drama

abrams-excerptAbrams hasn’t directed a movie since Star Wars: The Force Awakens, nor was he developing any projects that appeared ready to go, but just because he was available doesn’t mean that Lucasfilm didn’t have to back up the Brinks truck and pay him a ton of money.

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J.J. Abrams Bringing Amy Silverstein’s Memoir “My Glory Was I Had Such Friends” to TV

attends 2017 Hulu Upfront on May 3, 2017 in New York City.J.J. Abrams is continuing to add more to his TV slate with an adaptation of My Glory Was I Had Such Friends, a memoir Amy Silverstein. Bad Robot acquired the book in a competitive situation and is set to develop it into a limited series.

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“Get Out” Director Jordan Peele to Produce HBO Series “Lovecraft Country” with J.J. Abrams

Jordan Peele ExcerptStill riding the high from the success of his directorial debut, the horror film Get Out, Jordan Peele is set to executive produce the new HBO series Lovecraft Country, which has been given a straight-to-series order.

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Bad Robot to Produce Dramedy Series on the Life of RuPaul

Rupaul ExcerptBad Robot to produce a half-hour dramedy series based on RuPaul’s rise from being a night club figure in 1980’s New York City to a drag queen and stardom.

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Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams Team for Syrian Refugee’s Survival Story “A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea”

JJ Abrams, Steven Spielberg, A Hope More Powerful Than the SeaThe film follows Doaa Al Zamel, a 19-year-old Syrian woman who fled Egypt for a better life in Sweden, only to find herself stranded at sea with two small children.

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Daisy Ridley, J.J. Abrams Reteam for Paramount’s Spy Movie “A Woman of No Importance”

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Paramount and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot are already working with Daisy Ridley on the fantasy thriller Kolma, and now they’ve enlisted the Star Wars heroine once again, as she’s attached to play a spy in A Woman of No Importance.

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A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFollows American heiress and super-spy Virginia Hall, who attempted to break into the ranks of the American Foreign Service in the years before World War II. Rejected because of her gender and a disability, Hall worked during the war for the British intelligence unit SOE. She later joined the OSS, the forerunner of the CIA.

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J.J. Abrams Developing Space Drama “Glare” at HBO

abrams-excerptFanboy auteur J.J. Abrams is blasting off into space… again. The Star Wars: Force Awakens director is prepping on the sci-fi drama Glare at HBO. The series will explore the colonization of another planet.

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Meryl Streep to Star in J.J. Abrams Limited Series “The Nix”

Meryl StreepOscar-winner Meryl Streep is heading to the small screen to star and produce The Nix, a limited series from WBTV and JJ Abrams. Abrams produces through his Bad Robot production company and will likely direct a portion of the series.

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J.J. Abrams Spreads His Wings With Animated Comedy “The Flamingo Affair” At Paramount (EXCLUSIVE)

gettyimages-501659648The Star Wars: The Force Awakens director is set to produce the Ocean’s Eleven-style animated feature written by Corpse Bride scribe Pamela Pettler.

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THE FLAMINGO AFFAIR (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStory details being kept under wraps, but pitched as an Ocean’s Eleven-style heist movie with animals in Las Vegas.

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J.J. Abrams And Bad Robot Take On “Beta” From “Now You See Me” Scribe Ed Solomon (EXCLUSIVE)

jj abrams exceprStar Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams is set to produce Beta, from a script by Now You See Me screenwriter Ed Solomon. Abrams will produce through his Bad Robot banner for Paramount.

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BETA (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStory details are being kept under wraps, but centers on a college age male and contains elements of Inception and The Matrix.

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“Captain America: Civil War” Star Daniel Bruhl Eyed For J.J. Abrams’s “God Particle”

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Daniel Bruhl is the latest to circle the sci-fi thriller God Particle at Paramount. The growing cast includes David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Krasinski, and Elizabeth Debecki.

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Elizabeth Debicki In Talks To Join J.J. Abrams’s “God Particle”

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Elizabeth Debicki is circling a role in J.J. Abrams’s long-gestating God Particle. The cast of the Paramount sci-fi flick currently includes David Oyelowo and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. John Krasinski is also in talks to join.

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Daisy Ridley In Talks To Star In J.J. Abrams’s Supernatural Thriller “Kolma”

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Daisy Ridley and her Star Wars director J.J. Abrams may be teaming up again in Kolma, a remake of an Israeli TV movie from 2003.

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For The Love Of Spock — Trailer (Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, George Takei)

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A look at the enduring impression left by actor Leonard Nimoy and his portrayal of Spock in Star Trek.

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John Krasinski Eyes Role In J.J. Abrams’s “God Particle”

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It looks like John Krasinski is thinking about going the sci-fi route for his next film. The Office alum is in talks to star in J.J. Abrams’s upcoming sci-fi thriller God Particle.

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The Screening Room: Is Hollywood On The Brink Of A Civil War?

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You know it’s coming, simply because it’s all anyone can talk about. They tell you to pick a side, they throw all kinds of images and faces at you, they talk numbers and revel in the intrigue and suspense. It’s going to be huge, they tell you, and you look at the evidence and realize that, in one form or another, they’re right.

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The Battle Over Sean Parker’s Screening Room – Where Hollywood’s Heavyweights Currently Stand

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This week, Napster founder and former Facebook president Sean Parker unveiled his latest venture project, Screening Room, and sought the backing of some of Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers. Now, a line has been drawn in the sand, with some of Hollywood’s biggest players taking sides.

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10 Cloverfield Lane Film Review: Claustrophobic Paranoia At Its Best

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Usually when there’s a lot of hype around a film that’s been cloaked in mystery, the outcome is more-or-less disappointment. This is not the case with 10 Cloverfield Lane.

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{Exclusive} UPDATE: SOLD! Imperative Entertainment Beats Out JJ Abrams For “Killers Of The Flower Moon” With $5 Million Bid

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UPDATE (3.10.16): Imperative Entertainment wins the war for David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon with a massive $5 million bid, making this one of the richest book deals to go down in recent history. Imperative beat out an offer from Star Wars director JJ Abrams.

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Killers Of The Flower Moon (Film Rights)

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Chronicles the real-life 1920s mystery surrounding the suspicious deaths of several Osage Indians, who were at the time among the richest people on the planet. The story follows the twists and turns of the investigation that eventually became the first major case solved by J. Edgar Hoover’s brand new FBI.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens — Blu-ray Trailer (Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley)

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Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.

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“Star Wars: Episode VIII” Enlists Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern & Kelly Marie Tran

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Along with a short clip revealing principal production has gotten underway, it has also been announced that Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran have been added to the cast.

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Your Guide To The Sundance Film Festival 2016: Spotlight, Special Events, and Short Programs

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With Sundance just around the corner, we’re bringing you our picks for what’s worth watching at the festival. The Spotlight, Special Events and Shorts program include something new from J.J. Abrams, Cannes-darling The Lobster, and Don Cheadle as Miles Davis.

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – TV SPOT (DAISY RIDLEY, JOHN BOYEGA, OSCAR ISAAC)

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A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas and set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.

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Christopher McQuarrie Officially Chooses To Accept “Mission: Impossible 6”

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Christopher McQuarrie confirmed on Twitter today that he’ll be back to both write and direct Mission: Impossible 6. The Tom Cruise-anchored franchise’s previous installment, Rogue Nation, was smash hit with audiences and critics, hauling in over $600 million worldwide.

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SNL Reveals Jon Hamm And Emma Stone’s Audition Tapes For “The Force Awakens”

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On Saturday Night Live this week, JJ Abrams introduced some of the never-before-seen audition tapes for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Check out Jon Hamm, Emma Stone and more try to land a part in Episode VII.

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