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Colin Farrell to Reunite with “The Lobster” Director for Iran-Contra Amazon Series

Colin Farrell ExcerptFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor Colin Farrell is reuniting with Yorgos Lanthimos, his director from last year’s The Lobster, for an upcoming Amazon Studios limited series about the Iran-Contra scandal.

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Colin Farrell in Talks to Join Denzel Washington in Legal Drama “Inner City”

Colin Farrell ExcerptFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor Colin Farrell is currently in negotiations to co-star alongside recent SAG winner Denzel Washington in Inner City from writer and director Dan Gilroy.

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Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in and Produce “The Black Hand” for Paramount

Leonardo DiCaprio ExcerptOscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in and produce The Black Hand, a new film set up at Paramount Pictures based on the book of the same name by Stephan Talty. DiCaprio’s Appian Way banner will co-produce alongside The Gotham Group.

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“The Notebook” Director Nick Cassavetes to Helm “Honeymoon with Harry” for New Line (EXCLUSIVE)

Nick Cassavetes ExcerptActor-director Nick Cassavetes has been tapped to helm New Line Cinema’s upcoming dramedy Honeymoon with Harry. Pitch creator Dan Fogelman is writing the current draft of the script, which is based on Bart Baker’s novel of the same name.

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Kirsten Dunst to Produce and Star in New AMC Series from George Clooney and Grant Heslov

Kirsten Dunst ExcerptFargo’s Kirsten Dunst is heading back to television for AMC’s dark comedy series On Becoming a God in Central Florida. The project comes from George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures, Sony’s TriStar Television, and AMC Studios, with The Lobster helmer Yorgos Lanthimos set to direct. Dunst will star in the series and executive produce.

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Jonah Hill & Rooney Mara in Talks to Join Gus Van Sant’s John Callahan Biopic

hill-mara-excerptGus Van Sant is looking to add Jonah Hill and Rooney Mara to the cast of his forthcoming drama Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot. The two are in talks to join Joaquin Phoenix in the biopic about quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan.

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Imperative Nabs Rights to “Tangerine” with Scarlett Johansson to Star

scarlett johanssonAfter previously snagging Killers of the Flower Moon, Imperative Entertainment has made another big buy with the novel Tangerine. George Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures is attached to produce and Scarlett Johansson has come aboard to star.

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IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: The past, present, and future of the human race are explored throughout the history of the universe as three separate storylines question the very nature of life, love, mortality, where we’ve been, and where we’re going. A blend of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Interstellar, and PTA’s Magnolia.

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A Child’s Night Dream (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A teen leaves college to enlist in the Army shortly after the 9/11 attack, despite protests from his parents.

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“Rambo” Reboot in Development at Millennium Without Sylvester Stallone

rambo-excerptThe 1980s action classic Rambo is the latest piece of cinematic nostalgia to get a reboot. Nu Image/Millennium Films is working on bringing the one-man army back to the big screen with the title Rambo: New Blood. However, Sylvester Stallone, who originated the role in 1982, isn’t expected to return to the titular role.

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Paramount Acquires “Sam Phillips” with Leonardo DiCaprio to Star & Produce

leonardo dicaprio excerptMusic biography Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll is headed to the big screen as Paramount Pictures has acquired the book by Peter Guralnick with Leonardo DiCaprio set to star.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Combines Powers With “Scream Queens” Star Glen Powell For “Captain Planet” Movie at Paramount

leo excerOne of the world’s foremost celebrity environmental activists is set to produce a Captain Planet movie at Paramount, the studio with which the newly minted Oscar winner inked a first-look deal back in March. Jono Matt and Glen Powell are in negotiations to write the script based on the 1990s cartoon series, the first feature gig for both.

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Chris Rock to Return to Television with Two Netflix Specials

chris rock excerptSaturday Night Live alum Chris Rock is headed back to television with two stand-up comedy specials at Netflix, with a big day at $20 million per special. The first taping will happen in 2017 with a world tour to follow.

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Pop Star Film “Vox Lux” Adds Jude Law as Manager to Rooney Mara

Jude Law ExcerptThe upcoming drama about a 21st Century pop star has added actor Jude Law to the cast. Vox Lux comes from director-writer Brady Corbet and is currently in development at Killer Groups and Three Six Zero Group.

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Reese Witherspoon Comedy “Home Again” Lands at Open Road

<> on September 11, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.North American rights for romantic comedy Home Again have landed at Open Road Films. The film starring Reese Witherspoon marks the feature directing debut for Hallie Meyers-Shyer.

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Jason Moore Signs on to Helm the Lionsgate Film “Goodbye for Now”

Jason Moore ExcerptSisters and Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore is swapping out female-led comedies for a romantic drama, Lionsgate’s Goodbye for Now. The film is based on the novel by Laurie Frankel and in development with Temple Hill Entertainment.

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“Septillion to One” Taps Mark Romanek to Direct

Mark RomanekNever Let Me Go director Mark Romanek has been tapped to direct romantic comedy Septillion to One. The script from Adam R. Perlman and Graham Sack was featured on the 2015 Hit List.

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Benicio Del Toro Circling “Predator” Reboot

attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.Sicario star Benicio Del Toro is in talks to headline 20th Century Fox’s Predator reboot. The Nice Guys writer-director Shane Black is set to direct the project.

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Jessica Biel to Star in and Executive Produce “The Sinner” at USA

Jessica Biel ExcerptUSA Network has given a pilot order to The Sinner, a new crime thriller series, which actor Jessica Biel is set to star in, as well as executive produce. The series is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Petra Hammesfahr.

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Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling In Talks to Join Oprah Winfrey In Ava Duvernay’s “A Wrinkle In Time”

reese mindy excerptAcademy Award-winner Reese Witherspoon and The Mindy Project creator Mindy Kaling are circling A Wrinkle In Time, Disney’s adaptation of the classic children’s book from director Ava Duvernay.

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Reese Witherspoon In Talks To Star In Indie Comedy “Home Again”

reese-witherspoon-excerptDirector Hallie Meyers-Shyer is looking to cast Reese Witherspoon in her upcoming indie comedy, Home Again. The Academy Award-winning actress would replace Rose Byrne, who was previously attached to star.

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Ingrid Goes West (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA mentally unstable young woman becomes obsessed with a seemingly perfect life of social media star and “influencer.” When she decides to drop everything and head to the West Coast to become her friend in real life, her behavior becomes unsettling and increasingly dangerous.

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Fox 2000 Buys “Hair Wars” Pitch From “Fresh Off The Boat” Creator Nahnatchka Khan

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After a bidding battle broke out over the pitch Hair Wars, Fox 2000 has walked away victorious. Fresh Off The Boat creator Nahnatchka Khan will write the script with Pitch Perfect helmer Jason Moore attached to direct.

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Colin Farrell Eyed For Sofia Coppola-Directed Remake Of “The Beguiled”

"The Lobster" Photocall - The 68th Annual Cannes Film FestivalThe Golden Globe-nominated actor is in talks to join Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning for the Sofia Coppola-directed remake. He is looking to fill the shoes of the role played by Clint Eastwood in the 1971 original directed by Don Siegel.

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Justin Timberlake And Juno Temple Board Woody Allen Period Drama

timberlake-temple-excerptThe cast of Woody Allen’s upcoming fall movie is starting to take shape with pop star/actor Justin Timberlake and actress Juno Temple joining the yet-to-be-titled project starring Kate Winslet and James Belushi.

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Leonardo DiCaprio And Appian Way Team With Misher Films For “The Outlaw Ocean” At Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)

leo excerptDiCaprio will produce the film based on Ian Urbina’s New York Times Magazine article detailing the true story of a vigilante crew that stalked a fugitive fishing ship for 110 days and across two seas and three oceans.

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Potential Casting Of Leonardo DiCaprio As Persian Poet Rumi Triggers Backlash

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Leonardo DiCaprio is currently being eyed to play the 13th century Persian poet Jalaluddin al-Rumi in a new biopic written by Academy Award-winning writer, David Franzoni. Robert Downey Jr. is also being considered to co-star as mystic Shams of Tabriz.

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Engaged (Sales)

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Before a millennial is able to propose to his CNN correspondent girlfriend, she’s taken hostage in Yemen. Now, in order to save her, he must team up with infamous American hero Colonel Hawk – who just so happens to be her father.

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The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (Sales)

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Follows a charismatic surgeon named Steven and a teenage boy who wants to bring him into his dysfunctional and fractured family. The teenage boy’s intentions become increasingly evil which forces Steven to make an unexpected sacrifice.

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{Exclusive} Martin Scorsese Circles George Washington Biopic “The General” From Red Granite

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Martin Scorsese may have found his next project in the George Washington biopic The General, which would find The Wolf of Wall Street director re-teaming with Red Granite Pictures.

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