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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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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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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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Jessica Chastain to Play “X-Men” Villain Empress Lilandra in “Dark Phoenix” as Core Mutants Return for Sequel

chastain-excerptSimon Kinberg will make his directorial debut with the comic book movie, which is bringing back James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence.

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Zhang Ziyi Joins “Godzilla” Sequel and Legendary’s Monsterverse as Key Monarch Figure

Zhang Ziyi Godzilla 2 MonsterverseMichael Dougherty is directing the sequel, which will star Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford and Ken Watanabe.

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UNTITLED WILL FERRELL/JASON MOMOA COMEDY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMDescribed as Galaxy Quest meets Ocean’s Eleven, the film finds Ferrell playing a washed-up TV star who reunites with the actor (Momoa) who played his son, who has since become a huge star.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.22.17) – John Cho Lands Recurring Romantic Role on “Difficult People,” David Boreanaz to Star as Navy SEAL on CBS, and More…

John Cho ExcerptJohn Cho has landed a recurring — and romantic — role in Hulu’s Difficult People while David Boreanaz is trading in his fangs and badge to play a Navy SEAL.

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ISN’T IT ROMANTIC (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA young woman who is skeptical about love suddenly realizes her life has become a romantic comedy.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.21.17) – Ashley Judd Boards “Berlin Station”, Carey Mulligan to Topline “Collateral”, Amy Brenneman Reunites with CBS, and More…

ashley juddAshley Judd is set to join Epix’s spy drama Berlin Station for season two and Oscar-nominated actor Carey Mulligan will headline the four-part miniseries Collateral for the BBC.

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Annapurna TV Developing Raunchy Animated Series “Amberville” About Bad Ass Stuffed Animals

Amberville AnnapurnaAmberville is a darkly comedic animated crime show set in a city populated by living, breathing stuffed animals. The story concerns a reformed Teddy Bear who is pulled back into the criminal underworld when his former boss enlists him for an impossible new job.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.17.17) – Steve Guttenberg Boards “Ballers”, Rachel Griffiths Reunites with ABC, Bobby Lee Teams Up with Jane Lynch, and More…

steve guttenberg excerptPolice Academystar Steve Guttenberg has signed up for a recurring role on Dwayne Johnson’s Ballers, Richard Dormer has landed the lead role in BBC and Cinemax’s Rellik, and Brothers and Sisters alum Rachel Griffiths is reuniting with ABC.

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TV Casting Round (03.10.17) – Steve Zahn to Headling “The Crossing”, “Perfect Citizen” Nabs Kristin Chenoweth, Rachel Bilson Boards “Nashville”, and More…

rachel bilson excerptO.C. and Hart of Dixie star Rachel Bilson is headed to Nashville alongside Empire actor Kaitlin Doubleday, meanwhile Kristin Chenoweth and Steve Zahn are set to topline network pilots.

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TV Casting Round-Up: “Stranger Things” Star Shannon Purser Joins NBC Pilot

shannon purserStranger Things breakout star Shannon Purser is set to join Moana star Auli’i Cravalho in the NBC pilot Drama High, meanwhile It’s Always Sunny‘s Glenn Howerton is teaming up with comedian Patton Oswalt for Seth Meyers and Mike O’Brien’s untitled comedy.

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“Big Little Lies” Star P.J. Byrne to Join Dwayne Johnson in “Rampage” (Exclusive)

PJ Byrne Rampage 200Naomie Harris and Joe Manganiello co-star in New Line’s adaptation of the classic arcade game, which is being directed by Brad Peyton (San Andreas).

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TV Casting Round-Up: Lea Michele Departing “Scream Queens” for ABC Comedy

lea michele excerptLea Michele is saying goodbye to Scream Queens as she joins an untitled comedy on ABC while Dylan McDermott and Austin Stowell both board pilots at Fox.

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HBO Orders “Succession” from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay

adam mckay will ferrell excerptPolitical drama Succession has landed a series order from HBO. The series from executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and writer Jesse Armstrong received a pilot order last summer, which McKay directed.

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Jessica Chastain Set to Launch a NASA Event Series

chastain-excerptTwo-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain has her eyes set on space. The actress will step into the role of producer for the first time for a TV event series about a group of women in the early 1960s who were denied a chance to be part of the Mercury space program.

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Adam McKay Signs on to Produce “Crook County”

adam mckay excerptOscar-winner Adam McKay continues to add to his list of projects with purpose as he has joined Crook County as an executive producer, with Brooklyn actor Emory Cohen attached to star. The film is written and directed by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly.

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Tessa Thompson & Lily James Team Up for “Little Woods”

tessa thompson excerptNia DaCosta has lined up Tessa Thompson and Lily James to headline in her directorial debut Little Woods. They join a cast that also includes James Badge Dale, Luke Kirby, and Lance Reddick.

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Ry Russo-Young to Direct Romeo & Juliet Re-Telling “Rosaline” at Universal (EXCLUSIVE)

Ry Russo Young ExcerptThe long-in-development Romeo & Juliet project Rosaline has taken another step forward with the attachment of Ry Russo-Young. She is set to take over directing duties from Alex Timbers.

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UNTITLED ESPORTS COMEDY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMCenters on a member of a professional eSports team, and an anomaly in a sport where players usually retire in their 20s due to slowing hand-eye coordination.

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Adam McKay Writing and Directing Film About Dick Cheney at Paramount

Adam McKay ExcerptContinuing the new evolution of his career, The Big Short director and screenwriter Adam McKay is taking on another reality-charged story with a Dick Cheney biopic set at Paramount. According to reports, he began writing this new script after winning the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay this year.

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BACKSEAT (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChronicles the career of Dick Cheney as Halliburton CEO and his rise to become vice president of the United States.

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