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Rami Malek, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Marion Cotillard Join Voice Cast for Robert Downey Jr.’s “Voyage of Doctor Dolittle”

DoctorDolittleVoiceCasting2Directed by Stephen Gaghan (Syriana), production for the Universal release has already begun in London with Downey joined by Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Harry Collett and Jim Broadbent.

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“Thor: Ragnarok” Reunion In the Works as Tessa Thompson Joins Chris Hemsworth in “MIB” Spinoff

MIB Spinoff ThorKeep in mind that while the original MIB was a two-hander starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, the spinoff is being designed as an ensemble piece that is more global in nature, so there’s more casting to come, and sources aren’t necessarily describing Thompson as the co-lead of this film.

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Universal Nabs “Good Boys,” Eisenberg and Stupnitsky Comedy Starring Jacob Tremblay

EiseinbergStupnitskyTremblayThe writers of Bad Teacher will make their directorial debut as they team with Rogen and Goldberg’s Point Grey and Good Universe with production to begin in July.

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Kumail Nanjiani to Join Dave Bautista in Fox’s Action Comedy “Stuber”

Kumail NanjianiNanjiani will play a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu who picks up a grizzled cop (Bautista) and gets sucked into his hunt for a vicious killer. Can he survive the chase and keep his five-star rating intact?

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Mark Ruffalo, Kumail Nanjiani in Talks to Star in Annapurna Drama “The True American” (Exclusive)

True AmericanKathryn Bigelow was previously set to direct the film, which once had Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed attached to star. Bigelow is now producing alongside Annapurna’s Megan Ellison and Matthew Budman, as well as director Pablo Larrain’s producing partner Juan de Dios Larraín.

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MacLachlan, Dillon, Cardellini and Narducci Join Tom Hardy in Al Capone Biopic “Fonzo”

FonzoCastingWritten and directed by Josh Trank (Fantastic Four), the film will cover Capone’s later years when he was suffering from dementia while in prison.

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“Belle” Director Amma Asante Helming Thriller “The Billion Dollar Spy” for Walden Media

AmmaAsanteBillionDollarSpyThe British director of Belle and A United Kingdom has been honored with many awards including an MBE from the Queen of England.

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“It” Girl: Jessica Chastain to Star as Adult Beverly in “It: Chapter Two”

Jessica Chastain It SequelChastain has been in discussions to play Beverly for months, but her team had been waiting to see if she’d receive an Oscar nomination for Molly’s Game, which would’ve upped her quote and likely given her more leverage in any negotiation.

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Bette Midler, Sharon Stone Team Up for Andy Fickman’s “The Tale Of The Allergist’s Wife”

MidlerStoneBased on the award-winning Broadway play, the two Oscar-nominated actors will play childhood friends reunited years after leading very different lives.

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Amber Heard Cast as Lead in Thriller “Run Away With Me”

AmberHeardGettyDirected by Fred Grivois from a screenplay by Matthew Ian Cirulnick, XYZ Films and Sentinel Pictures hoping to start production this fall.

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“The Help” Stars Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain Reuniting for Universal Holiday Comedy

spencerchastainUniversal won the bid for the original pitch and treatment co-written by Chastain, who will produce the film along with Maven Pictures. Crazy Rich Asians writer Peter Chiarelli will write the script.

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UNTITLED CHASTAIN HOLIDAY COMEDY (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Chronicles two women’s journey as they struggle to get home in time for Christmas.

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Director Steven Caple Jr. Replaces Stallone as Director on “Creed 2”

CapleCreed2Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson are all returning for the sequel to the 2015 box office hit that put Stallone back in the Oscar race. Creed 2 is scheduled for release on Nov. 21, 2018.

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Joe Greenberg’s Sci-Fi Thriller “Capsule” Attracts “Happy Death Day” Director Christopher Landon (Exclusive)

Christopher Landon CapsuleCapsule follows a lonely astronaut who is marooned on his ship billions of miles from Earth. On the verge of starvation, he reprograms the computer AI system to digitally look and sound like a beautiful woman who soon becomes his only companion — until a rescue team shows up with questionable intentions.

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Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali to Star in Peter Farrelly’s Road Trip Drama “Green Book”

Viggo Mortensen Mahershala Ali Green BookMortensen will play Tony Lip, an Italian-American bouncer who in 1962 was hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), one of the world’s finest jazz pianists, on a concert tour from New York City through the pre-Civil Rights era Deep South.

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Tatiana Maslany Books Ryan Murphy’s “Pose” as First TV Role Since “Orphan Black”

Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek also join FX’s 1980s-set drama.

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LIMITED PARTNERS (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe storyline is currently under wraps but will be a female-driven comedy.

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HEDY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM amed actress and inventor, Hedy Lamarr, escapes her overbearing Austrian husband and travels to the US where she storms Hollywood, all while struggling to convince the U.S. Military that her Secret Communications invention will help them win World War II.

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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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John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani to Star in Buddy Cop Comedy From “Venom” Director

John Cena Kumail NanjianiUniversal won the project in a competitive situation, and Ruben Fleischer will produce and direct from a script written by Girls scribe Murray Miller.

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YOUNG OPRAH (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The story will follow Winfrey as a young reporter in 1970s Baltimore who’s struggling through personal and professional failures that will threaten to derail her career.

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Mark Wahlberg to Star in Paramount Comedy “Instant Family” From “Daddy’s Home” Director

Mark Wahlberg Instant FamilySean Anders will direct the film, which follows a couple who decide to start a family and adopt through the foster-care system, only to find themselves raising three wild kids who have no interest in being parented.

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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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Kate Mara to star in Nellie Bly Drama Series

KateThe series is based on a collection of articles for The New York World, the articles were later compiled into a book in 1887. Bly worked as an undercover reporter who faked insanity at a women’s boarding house, to be involuntarily committed to an insane asylum.

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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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Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky to Make Directorial Debut With Seth Rogen-Produced Comedy “Good Boys”

Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky Good BoysIn the vein of R-rated comedies such as Superbad and Sausage Party, the film follows four 12-year-olds caught between childhood innocence and lewd teenage corruption, who embark on an epic quest from Tarzana to the Sherman Oaks Galleria.

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Chad Hartigan to Direct Sci-Fi Romance “Departure” for Good Universe (Exclusive)

Chad Hartigan DepartureWritten by Billy Ray, the story follows a man as he investigates how a 727 suddenly vanished into thin air, and then reappeared in the exact same spot just 10 minutes later. The investigation soon becomes personal for him.

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FOUR SEASONS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Two siblings struggle to forge their own identities and rise above the chaos, when their parents file for a divorce.

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Two of TV’s Best Actresses, Neve Campbell and Carrie Coon, Join Star-Studded Movies

Neve Campbell Carrie Coon Skyscraper WidowsRawson Marshall Thurber is writing and directing Legendary’s 3D action-thriller Skyscraper, while Oscar winner Steve McQueen is directing the female heist movie Widows.

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Tessa Thompson, Lakeith Stanfield, and Steven Yeun Tapped for Drama “Sorry to Bother You”

Tessa Thompson ExcerptThe directorial debut of writer-director Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You, has tapped three buzzy stars in its first casting: Tessa Thompson, Lakeith Stanfield, and Steven Yeun, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Forest Whitaker is producing.

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