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Warner Bros. Turns to Trusted Female Scribe to Write “Batgirl” Movie That Stumped Joss Whedon

BatgirlChristina Hodson will be starting from scratch on the project, and she’s a solid replacement, not just because she has already written the Batgirl character for Birds of Prey, but because she brings a much-needed female perspective to the film.

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“Stranger Things,” “Annabelle” Producers Team for Coming-of-Age Slasher Movie at Netflix

There's Someone Inside Your HouseBased on the bestselling novel by Stephanie Perkins, the Nebraska-set story follows a young girl whose high school friends begin to die in a series of gruesome murders.

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Bill Skarsgard, Maika Monroe to Play “Villains” Based on Black List Script

SkarsgardMonroeVillainsThe darkly comic thriller from Dan Berk and Robert Olsen (Body) will unite the stars of It and It Follows for its story about criminals who discover a dark secret when they break into a suburban home.

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PANOPTICON (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A look at the criminal justice and private prison system, told from the perspectives of a new inmate, a correctional officer, and a Wall Street hotshot.

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“The L Word” Reboot Sets New Showrunner, Original Stars as Executive Producers

the l word Showtime has named Marja-Lewis Ryan the showrunner of its The L Word reboot, which is now in development. Original creator Ilene Chaiken and several original cast members are also returning and will serve as EPs.

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THE NEW MRS. KELLER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMSet in the near future where a beautiful woman named Vera Keller traps her surgeon husband Dr. David Keller in a deception that mixes reality with virtual reality.

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“Undateable” Creator Adam Sztykiel to Write Dwayne Johnson’s “Black Adam” Movie for DC, New Line (Exclusive)

The news comes just days after New Line and DC set Zachary Levi (NBC’s “Chuck”) to play Shazam in the superhero film of the same name.

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MOONFLOWER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMIn 1928 Mississippi, a white woman and black woman have an affair while battling the racial tensions of a small town.

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SOMEBODY TO LOVE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMA lonely, introverted young man falls in love with a woman who helps him become more confident, more outgoing and a lot happier, and who also happens to be someone he just made up.

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JELLYFISH SUMMER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM In an alternate 1960s America, a confusing and sustained humanoid-alien invasion takes place alongside the civil rights movement.

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Jay Roach, Tina Fey to Team for Kent State Drama “67 Shots”

roachfeyTNRoach will direct, Fey will produce an adaptation of Howard Means’ book about the fatal 1970 National Guard shooting of protesting students,

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THE SHADOWS (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Tells the true story of America’s first detectives in Boston.

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ESCAPE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM In 1824, wrongfully imprisoned ROBERT GREENHILL must partner with notorious murderer ALEXANDER PEARCE to escape a brutal penal colony and survive the treacherous Tasmanian wilds… but as their adventure takes increasingly darker turns, Greenhill begins to suspect he may become Pearce’s next victim. Based on a true story.

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UNTITLED WARNER BROS / SANDRA BULLOCK COMEDY (PITCH)

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

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“Expendables” Writer Dave Callaham Joins Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns to Write “Wonder Woman 2”

DaveCallahamTNBesides having a story credit on the 2015 Godzilla remake, Callaham has also been working on Universal’s latest The Wolfman reboot, and he’d worked with Jenkins before on an English language adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s Jackpot.

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LAMBO (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMTwo high school friends struggle to see eye-to-eye after pulling off an unbelievable heist – the theft of Guy Fieri’s Lamborghini.

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THE ABOVE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMA man wakes up on an airplane, with no idea how he got there, and find that all the passengers are unconscious and a terrorist attack is in progress.

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JEWEL MULES (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM In an effort to prove she’s still fun and take a much needed vacation, a reformed party girl agrees to a jewel smuggling mission with her still hard partying best friends. Things take a dangerous turn when they end up losing the jewels.

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Will Ferrell to Star in “The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” for CBS Films

Will Ferrell The 100 Year-Old ManThe Tracking Board also hears the SNL alum is circling a project titled American Huckster in which he would play Chuck Blazer, the controversial and flamboyant central figure in the recent FIFA scandal, who died in July.

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“Star Trek” Scribes JD Payne, Patrick McKay Adapting “A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising” for Fox

paynemckayexcerptThe in-demand writers also have Dwayne Johnson’s Disney movie Jungle Cruise on their plate, as well as Deadliest Warrior with Paramount. They were also once involved with developing a Flash Gordon film for Matthew Vaughn to direct.

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CAMPIONISSIMO (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe unknown true story of Gino Bartali, Tour de France champion, Italy’s greatest cyclist of the 1930 and ’40s, and a man who took a great secret to the grave. During World War II, with the Third Reich advancing on his country, he used his training as cover to save the lives of thousands of Jews by smuggling them out of fascist Italy and into Switzerland.

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PLAYDATE (BERENBAUM) (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Three down-on-their-luck moms, whose daughters are having a playdate, come across a map that promises to lead them to millions of dollars worth of gold.

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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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Amazon Acquires Black List Feature “Linda and Monica” Based on Clinton Scandal

monica lewinsky excerptBlack List screenplay Linda and Monica from Flint Wainess has landed at Amazon Studios with Escape Artist’s Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch set to produce. The project joins a growing list based on the events of President Bill Clinton’s scandal.

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LINDA AND MONICA (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMDetails the friendship between Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinsky, the unraveling of which led to the first impeachment of a United States President in 130 years, and launched the modern era of clickbait journalism.

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SALT TO THE SEA (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story follows three refugees from East Prussia as they struggle to survive during the end of WWII. They believe the ship Wilhelm Gustloff can take them to safety, but just as freedom seems within their grasp, tragedy strikes and the ship sinks, resulting in one of the worst maritime disasters ever.

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END OF SENTENCE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA father and son reluctantly embark on an eventful and emotionally fraught road-trip from Alabama to Ireland, honoring a request of their late wife and mother.

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TRANSFER OF POWER (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMIn the chaotic hours after JFK’s assassination, archrivals Lyndon Johnson and Bobby Kennedy battle for the soul of a shattered nation.

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Fede Alvarez to Direct “Labyrinth” Spinoff for TriStar

Labyrinth ExcerptThe untitled Labyrinth spinoff of Jim Henson’s 1986 cult classic has found its director in Fede Alvarez, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Jay Basu will write the script for the project, which is a co-production between TriStar and The Jim Henson Co.

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All My Life (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on the true story of a couple who rushed to plan their dream wedding after learning one of them has liver cancer.

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