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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Olympus Pictures Nabs Comical Satire Novel “Sweetness #9”

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Favorably compared to Thank You For Smoking, Stephan Eirik Clark’s debut novel tackles the artificial flavoring industry in a comical light.

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“Peaky Blinders” Director Otto Bathurst In Talks For “Robin Hood: Origins”

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson are producing under their Appian Way banner. Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell are also producing through their Safe House Productions.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Remake Of Classic Sci-Fi Romance “Starman” In The Works From Sony

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Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen Starred in the original John Carpenter classic The new take on the project will be in the tone of the hit romantic drama The Fault In Our Stars.

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Hasbro Names Meghan McCarthy Head Of Storytelling

With a new multi-year plan being developed, McCarthy will oversee and develop the intertwining of the studio’s properties into a franchise, including “My Little Pony” and “Littlest Pet Shop”.

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Universal Names Erik Baiers EVP Of Production


He was previously a senior VP of production for the studio. Baiers has worked with the studio for ten years, and has helped change the face of modern comedies made at Universal.

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“Veronica Mars” Creator Rob Thomas Inks Deal With Warner. Bros. TV

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Thomas will continue to work with his “Veronica Mars” team of producers Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge on the future projects that Spondoolie develops. The deal will also involve Thomas overseeing other writers and series creators for the studio.

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{FIRST GLANCE} New Ghostface Mask Revealed From MTV’s “Scream” Series

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When MTV announced that they were developing a “Scream” television series based on the groundbreaking franchise from Wes Craven, one of the first details released was that they didn’t have the rights to the iconic Ghostface mask that has shaped a horror generation…

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Bela Bajaria Named President Of Universal Television


She was previously the executive vice-president for the company. The move comes during a number of change ups and promotions at NBC Universal.

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“If I Stay” Director RJ Cutler Signs On To Direct James Ellroy Memoir “My Dark Places”


The memoir follows Ellroy as he takes it upon himself to re-investigate the murder of his mother that took place in 1958.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Melissa Benoist Circles Screen Gems Romantic Drama “The Oxford,” With Offers Out To Theo James

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The story follows a junior year college student, Allison Gallagher, who studies abroad in England, where she falls in love with her young British professor Jamie Davenport. Their relationship becomes complicated when she finds out that he has leukemia.

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“Furious 7” Director James Wan Confirmed For “Aquaman” and “Robotech”

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Coming into the public eye with the hit indie thriller “Saw” in 2004, Wan was able to turn a small budget film into a cultural phenomenon.

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Disney Sets “Tangled” TV Series With Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore

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The series will take place between the events of the 2010 film and the 2012 accompanying short “Tangled Ever After”, and will follow Rapunzel re-acquainting herself with her parents and taking the time to know the people that inhabit her kingdom.

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Peter Stormare and Kerry Bishé Join Noomi Rapace in Sci-Fi Thriller “Rupture”

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They join Rapace in the story following a struggling single mother who is abducted by a mysterious organization. They uncover that she has special abnormal abilities that she learns to access.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Oprah Winfrey On Board To Produce Leah Keith Dramedy “A Rented Life”

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The story follows an African-American studio executive that is sued for misrepresenting a black woman in a film about the Civil Rights Movement.

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“Silicon Valley” Star Alice Wetterlund Joins Zac Efron In “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”


She joins Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Adam Devine, Aubrey Plaza and Stephen Root in the story following two brothers that find wedding dates through an online ad gone viral.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Gail Berman Sets NY Times Bestseller “Turn Of Mind” At Fox 2000


Berman will produce under her Jackal Group moniker. Published in 2012, the novel received overwhelmingly positive reception, and was named Newsday’s best book of the year.

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New Season Of “Arrested Development” Slated For 2016

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Production has been officially set for January and executive producer Brian Grazer stated that it will take around four months for the content to be produced.

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Christina Hodson and Lindsey Beer Join “Transformers” Writers Room Led By Akiva Goldsman


Goldsman will oversee meetings with Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventura, where future plans for the franchise will be discussed.

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Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” Taps “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” Writer Nikolaj Arcel To Direct

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Known for adapting the 2009 Swedish version of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”, Arcel has written and directed the film “A Royal Affair”, starring “Ex Machina” actress Alicia Vikander and Mads Mikkelsen, star of NBC’s “Hannibal”.

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Oscar Winner Eddie Redmayne Officially Set To Lead “Harry Potter” Spinoff “Fantastic Beasts”

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The story follows the character Newt Scamander, and is based on the textbook used by students in the “Harry Potter” series.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson To Star And Produce “Big Trouble In Little China” Remake

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Based on the 1986 film, the story follows Jack Burton, an All-American trucker who gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

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Series Alum Sendhil Ramamurthy Set To Return For “Heroes Reborn”

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He will reprise his role as Dr Mohinder Suresh. He will join Zachary Levi, Ryan Guzman, Jack Coleman and Masi Oka in the NBC limited series.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Jason Sudeikis In Talks To Star In Lorne Michaels-Produced Comedy “Ginny,” With Amy Schumer Eyed

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The story follows an idiotic rich woman that unknowingly falls in love with a con-man. She has a wake up call when he fakes his death to collect her two-million-dollars.

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Michael Chiklis Joins Noomi Rapace In Sci-Fi Thriller “Rupture”

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The story follows Rapace as a struggling single mother. When she is abducted by a mysterious organization, they uncover that she has special abnormal abilities that she learns to access.

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HBO Orders Duplass Brothers’ Animated Comedy “Animals”


HBO has ordered two seasons of the comedy that follows the animals that inhabit NYC. Although they are not human, their struggles and observations are closer to ours than we think.

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“Game Of Thrones” Star Finn Jones Boards “Texas Chainsaw” Prequel “Leatherface”

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The film takes place in the 70’s with Leatherface as a teenager, and stars Stephen Dorff as Hal Hartman, an officer that takes on the investigation to track down the title character.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Susan Sarandon Set To Star In “Frindle” Based On Classic Children’s Book

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Sarandon will portray English professor Margaret Granger in the story following a fifth grader named Nick Allen that comes up with an argument with his teacher about how objects are named and where words come from.

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“Easy A” Director Will Gluck Set For Disney Lottery Project

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The film follows a woman that has to deal with the consequences when her entire town pools to win the lottery and wins 950 million – and she is the only one who didn’t buy a ticket.

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“Twilight” Director Catherine Hardwicke In Talks To Helm “Love Letters To The Dead”

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The hit YA novel was published in April of 2014. Ava Dellaira has adapted her own material for the screenplay.

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James Marsden and Rosario Dawson Lead All-Star Voice Cast For “Henchmen”

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They are set to be joined by Thomas Middleditch, Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, Jane Krakowski, Rob Riggle, Craig Robinson and Will Sasso in the animated comedy.

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