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Ben Falcone Directing Wife Melissa McCarthy in Action-Comedy “Super-Intelligence” for New Line

McCarthyFalconeGettyIt will the fourth collaboration between the husband-wife team after the upcoming comedy Life of the Party, as they make another movie from a script by The Boss writer Steve Mallory.

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Sissy Spacek Will Play Julia Roberts’ Mother in Amazon Series “Homecoming”

SissySpacekGettyThe Oscar-winning actor, a three-time Emmy nominee, has been having success doing shows for streaming networks following Netflix’s Bloodline and the upcoming Castle Rock series for Hulu.

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Tony Nominee Liesl Tommy Directing “Born a Crime” as Trevor Noah Signs Overall Deal with Viacom

liesltommytrevornoahOscar-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o will produce and play Noah’s mother in the film based on the South African comedian’s book.

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Helena Bonham Carter in Talks to Play Princess Margaret on “The Crown”

helenabonhamcarterThe Oscar-nominated actor would replace Vanessa Kirby, who played Margaret during the first two seasons of the Netflix show created by Peter Morgan (The Queen).

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Emmy Rossum to Star in Sam Esmail Limited Series About LA Billboard Icon Angelyne

emmy rossum sam esmail The fact-based series is based on a Hollywood Reporter article which unmasked Angelyne as Renee Goldberg.

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Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge to Star in Matt Damon-Ben Affleck Showtime Pilot “City on a Hill”

kevin bacon aldis hodge The 1990s set crime drama is from executive producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

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Keira Knightley Signed to Star in Untitled Spy Drama from K Period Media

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The production company behind “Manchester by the Sea” is making the movie based on an original script by Camilla Blackett (“New Girl,” “The Newsroom”). Knightley is also producing.

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Melissa McCarthy to Play One of Boston’s First Female Cops in New Line Drama

Melissa Mccarthy excerptMcCarthy is no stranger to playing a Boston cop, having starred in The Heat opposite Sandra Bullock. Of course, that was a comedic take on law enforcement, while this project will allow McCarthy to flaunt the dramatic chops she showed in St. Vincent.

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SUPER-INTELLIGENCE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMCorporate executive Carol Peters is elected for observation by the world’s first super intelligence, an artificial intelligence that might be planning to take over the world.

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SUPER-INTELLIGENCE (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMCorporate executive Carol Peters is elected for observation by the world’s first super intelligence, an artificial intelligence that might be planning to take over the world.

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UNTITLED MANDEVILLE/GUADAGNINO FILM (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM Based on the ballet by Tchaikovsky, the story of a Princess named Odette who is cursed by an evil Sorcerer.

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Felicity Jones-Led “Swan Lake” Movie Sparks Bidding War Over July 4th Holiday

Felicity Jones Swan LakeBased on Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, Swan Lake follows a princess named Odette who is turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse.

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UNTITLED MANDEVILLE / GUADAGNINO FILM (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Based on the ballet by Tchaikovsky, the story of a Princess named Odette cursed by an evil Sorcerer.

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Melissa McCarthy to Make Musical Debut in Holiday Film “Margie Claus” for New Line

Melissa McCarthy ExcerptThe funny and talented Melissa McCarthy is crossing another film first off her list: the musical. The Tracking Board has confirmed she’s set to star in Margie Claus for New Line Cinema after they acquired the pitch from McCarthy and Ben Falcone, and co-writer Damon Jones.

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MARGIE CLAUS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM When Santa goes missing while delivering presents, his wife Margie must put together an unlikely team to rescue Santa and save Christmas.

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Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan Re-Teaming for “Wrong Answer,” Ta-Nehisi Coates Penning the Script

Michael B Jordan and Ryan Coogler ExcerptFrequent collaborators Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan are re-teaming for a new movie, Wrong Answer, based on a 2014 The New Yorker article by Rachel Aviv with Ta-Nehisi Coates penning the adaptation.

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Animated “Deadpool” Series Coming Soon from Donald Glover, His Brother Stephen, and Marvel TV

Donald Glover DeadpoolDonald Glover’s impressive juggling of Atlanta and Deadpool for FX (not to mention thriving film and music careers) mirrors that of Noah Hawley, who created Fargo for the network before launching the comic book adaptation Legion to great success.

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UNTITLED REED MORANO PROJECT (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter being diagnosed with a terminal illness, a violinist moves back in with his estranged wife and he learns to appreciate the music and the surroundings in his life.

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Melissa McCarthy to Star in, Produce Raunchy Puppet Comedy “The Happytime Murders”

Melissa McCarthy The Happytime MurdersSet in the underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist, the film follows two clashing detectives — one human and one puppet — who are forced to work together to try and figure out who’s brutally murdering the former cast of “The Happytime Gang,” a beloved classic puppet show.

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Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon to Star in “Fahrenheit 451” Movie in the Works at HBO

Michael B Jordan Michael Shannon Fahrenheit 451 HBOOriginally published in 1953, Fahrenheit 451 is set in a future where books are outlawed and “firemen” burn any that are found, though intellectual curiosity gets the better of the protagonist, who begins stashing books away to see if he can learn anything from them.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.20.17) – Chris Messina Teams Up with Amy Adams, Peter Sarsgaard Joins Jeff Daniels, “Zac & Mia” Finds Its Leads and More…

chris messina excerptChris Messina is teaming up with Adam Adams to star in Marti Noxon’s Sharp Objects, based on the Gillian Flynn novel, and Peters Sarsgaard has board the Jeff Daniels drama The Looming Tower on Hulu.

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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 (03.15.17) – John Larroquette Looks to Return to TV, Eva Longoria & Ken Marino Team Up for Half-Hour, a “Mad Men” Star Joins CBS Navy SEAL Pilot, and More…

eva longoriaEva Longoria and Ken Marino are set to lead an all-star cast in Type-A, and John Larroquette may be returning to television as he boards Me, Myself & I.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Jon Cryer Makes His Return to the Small Screen

Jon CryerJon Cryer has been cast as the lead in the upcoming ABC pilot Losing It, Noah Wyle to star in the CBS drama pilot Perfect Citizen

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TV Casting Round-Up: Casey Wilson to Headline “The Sackett Sisters” for NBC

casey wilson excerptHappy Endings alum Casey Wilson has landed at NBC to star opposite Busy Philipps in Tina Fey’s single camera comedy The Sackett Sisters. Several networks have been fighting to land Wilson the past few weeks before she settled on Fey’s sitcom today.

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Ellen Burstyn to Make Directorial Debut at 84 with “Bathing Flo”

Ellen Burstyn ExcerptOscar-winning actor Ellen Burstyn is set to make her directorial debut at the age of 84 with the comedy Bathing Flo, to be produced and financed by QC Entertainment.

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BEAST OF BURDEN (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: He’s spent most of his life keeping secrets – from the feds, the cartel, even from his wife, Julie. Now, Sean Haggerty, piloting a small aircraft carrying 55 lbs of cocaine across the boarder, is ready to call it quits. He just has to figure out how to survive what’s waiting for him when he lands.

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Han Solo Movie Finds Its Young Lando Calrissian in Donald Glover

Donald Glover ExcerptDisney and Lucasfilm have announced fan-favorite actor Donald Glover has officially landed the role of Lando Calrissian in their upcoming Han Solo spinoff film. Christopher Miller and Phil Lord are directing the film, the second spinoff Star Wars movie, following this year’s Rogue One.

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Daniel Radcliffe Starring in Drug Running Movie “Beast of Burden” (EXCLUSIVE)

Daniel Radcliffe ExcerptDaniel Radcliffe has landed the starring role in Beast of Burden as a drug smuggler. The movie comes from Swedish director Jesper Ganslandt with a script by Adam Hoelzel.

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BEAST OF BURDEN (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMHe’s spent most of his life keeping secrets – from the feds, to the cartel, even from his wife, Julie. Now, Sean Haggerty, piloting a small aircraft carrying 55 lbs of cocaine across the boarder, is ready to call it quits. He just has to figure out how to survive what’s waiting for him when he lands.

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