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THE WHITE TIGER (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Follows the rise of a Bangaluru driver from the lower caste society of India to becoming a successful chauffeur and businessman, not always using legal means.

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Ramin Bahrani, Netflix Team on Adaptation of Aravind Adiga Novel “The White Tiger”

RaminBahraniWhiteTigerThe acclaimed indie filmmaker behind Man Push Cart and 99 Homes tackles the India-based rags-to-riches crime-drama with hopes to start filming in India later this year.

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THE WICKED DEEP (Film Rights)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)In the town of Sparrow, Oregon, hree sisters drowned in 1822 for being witches inhabit the bodies of three girls to lure boys to their deaths. 17-year old Penny Talbot wants to make sure her new boyfriend Bo Carter doesn’t become their latest victim.

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“Kodachrome”: Jason Sudeikis, Ed Harris Go on an Awkward Road Trip in Trailer for Netflix Drama (Video)

KodachromeTrailerJason Sudeikis tries to reconnect with his photographer father (Harris) as the two go on a road trip with his assistant (Elizabeth Olsen) to develop the last of his photos shot on Kodachrome film

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Gina Rodriguez Attached to Star in Netflix Live-Action “Carmen Sandiego” Feature

RodriguezCarmenSandiegoRodriguez also voices the role in an animated series being produced by Netflix for release in 2019 with owner Houghton Mifflin Harcourt planning a new series of books and games to coincide.

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Is Netflix Going Overboard on the Amount of Content?

netflix excerptEast Coast Editor Edward Douglas opines about the fact that sometimes having too many options means you’ll never have time to watch some of the less-publicized content.

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“Fresh Off the Boat” Showrunner Nahnatchka Khan Directing Netflix Rom-Com Starring Randall Park, Ali Wong

NahnatchkaKhanParkWongThe trio have been working on the ABC sitcom, Wong as a writer and Park as the star, with it already being renewed for a fourth season. Plans are to make the Netflix film during the summer break.

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Joel Edgerton Joins Timothée Chalamet in David Michod’s Shakespearean “The King”

EdgertonChalametBased on the Shakespeare plays Henry IV and Henry V, this will be the third collaboration between Edgerton and Michơd since first teaming for 2010’s Animal Kingdom.

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Amy Poehler Making Feature Directorial Debut with Netflix Comedy “Wine Country”

Written by SNL vets Emily Spivey and Liz Cackowski, the film will co-star Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph and of course, Tina Fey. As the title suggests, it involves a trip to Napa, California.

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Director McG Sets Up “Rim of the World” at Netflix

McGNetfixLogoWritten by Zack Stentz (Thor), the premise involves four misfit teenagers, who become unlikely allies when their summer camp experience is cut short by an alien invasion.

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Netflix Signs Deal for “Deadpool” Creator Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Universe

RobLiefeldExtremeFilmmaker Akiva Goldsman will put together a prestigious writers’ room in order to create a number of feature films out of Liefeld’s characters, including Brigade and Bloodstrike.

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Netflix Picks Up Noomi Rapace Action-Thriller “Close”

CloseNetflixBased on the career of female bodyguard Jacquie Davis, the film was produced under West End Films’ WeLove brand, which looks to develop and promote films by and for women.

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“Marvel’s Luke Cage” Season 2 Teaser Reveals Release Date for Netflix Series (Video)

LukeCageSeason2The second season of the popular series will follow the 2nd season of Jessica Jones, which premieres on Thursday, March 8.

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Netflix Releases the First Trailer, Poster for “Lost in Space” Remake (Video)

LostInSpaceTrailerToby Stephens, Molly Parker and Parker Posey star in the remake of the Irwin Allen show from the ’60s which became popular through constant reruns.

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“Black Mirror” Renewed for Fifth Season on Netflix (Video)

BlackMirrorSeason5The Emmy-winning show has showcased many talented directors and actors over its first four seasons, but there’s no word if Season 5 will premiere this year or next.

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Rick Famuyiwa to Direct Vigilante Superhero Film “Past Midnight” for Netflix with Keanu Reeves in Talks

RickFamuyiwaKeanuReevesAvengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo are producing the vigilante superhero movie with a plot that’s being kept under wraps.

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PAST MIDNIGHT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The storyline is currently under wraps but is said to feature a new kind of vigilante hero.

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LIFE SENTENCE (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The storyline is under wraps but is said to follow a criminal who, instead of serving a prison sentence, has his memories erased.

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“Roxanne Roxanne”: Netflix Continues Its History of Hip-Hop with Trailer for Roxanne Shante Biopic (Video)

roxanneroxannetrailerNetflix will release the acclaimed Sundance award-winning film starring Chanté Adams on March 23.

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More Sundance Sales: Netflix Picks Up Animated “White Fang,” Samuel Goldwyn Snaps Up “Nancy”

WhiteFangNancyThe animated take on Jack London’s classic tale of fiction and the psychological thriller starring Andrea Riseborough are both expected to be released this year.

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Is Netflix Hollywood’s Great Savior or Is It Trying to Change Things Too Swiftly to Succeed?

brightHaving more immediate success with its Emmy-winning television series, many in their third, fourth and fifth seasons, will Netflix’s decision to release so much content on a weekly basis end up hurting the brand?

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Netflix Buys Universal Sci-Fi Thriller “Extinction” Starring Michael Peña, Lizzy Caplan

PenaCaplanExtinctionDirected by Ben Young (Hounds of Love), the movie was pulled from Universal’s release schedule a few months back, and it’s now going the way of Paramount’s The Cloverfield Paradox.

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PUNCH OUT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM When a bomb squad veteran finds herself trapped in a room rigged with ticking explosives while simultaneously stuck in the body of the cop that called in the threat she has to defuse the bomb, escape the room and make it back to headquarters to return to her own body before it is too late.

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Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Glen Keane Tapped to Direct “Over the Moon” for Pearl Studio, Netflix

GlenKeanePhotoThe animated musical adventure is set to debut on Netflix and in China theaters in 2020. Keane’s short Dear Basketball about Kobi Bryant is a current Oscar nominee.

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73 SECONDS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM the extraordinary true story of Bob Ebeling and Roger Boisjoly, the aerospace engineers who discovered the “o-ring anomaly” that led to the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

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President Barack Obama Will Be First Guest of David Letterman’s Netflix Show on January 12 (Video)

LettermanObamaMy Next Guest Needs No Introduction will be Letterman’s return to “television” two and a half years after retiring from Late Night, and it will feature Obama’s first television talk show appearance since leaving office.

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Neil Patrick Harris’ Count Olaf Previews Season Two of Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” (Video)

seriesunfortunateeventsteaserBased on Daniel Handler’s popular series of books–written under the pseudonym of “Lemony Snicket”–the second season will air on the streaming network starting March 30.

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Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” Renewed for Second Season

she's gotta have itStarring DeWanda Wise as Nola Darling, a Brooklyn woman looking to define herself through her friends, lovers and job, the series is based on Lee’s 1986 indie debut of the same name.

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The Final Trailer for Will Smith’s Police Fantasy-Thriller “Bright” (Video)

BrightExcerptDirected by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch), the Netflix movie could be a game-changer for the streaming service by being the only place to see Will Smith’s new movie.

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“Marvel’s Jessica Jones” Unveils Season 2 Teaser, Release Date (Video)

JessicaJonesSeason2Krysten Ritter stars as the super-powered P.I. created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos. Jessica Jones is only the second Marvel/Netflix series to get a second season so far.

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