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“Deadpool 2” Taps Jack Kesy as Major Villain in Sequel

Jack Kesy ExcerptThe highly anticipated sequel Deadpool 2 has found its big bad in The Strain’s Jack Kesy, the Tracking Board has confirmed. David Leitch is directing the sequel, with Ryan Reynolds reprising his role as the Merc with a Mouth.

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“Hanna” Adaptation Receives Series Order from Amazon

Hanna ExcerptThe 2011 film Hanna is making a comeback — but this time for the small screen. Amazon Studios has given an adaptation of the film a series order and original co-writer David Farr will pen the script.

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I’M LEAVING YOU (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe story follows three friends and co-workers who team up to help each other face their terrible exes and bad relationships.

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ALEX (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA detective investigates the violent kidnapping of a woman.

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DA5ID (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMKept under wraps, but being pitched as Ex Machina meets Stranger Things.

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“Firestarter” Remake in the Works With Akiva Goldsman Directing for Universal, Blumhouse

Firestarter Remake Akiva Goldsman BlumhouseBased on a book by Stephen King, the original 1984 movie starred Drew Barrymore as a young girl with pyrokinetic abilities who is kidnapped by a secret government agency that wants to use her as a weapon.

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“Jumanji” Director Joe Johnston Set to Revive “Narnia” Franchise With “The Silver Chair”

Joe Johnston Narnia The Silver ChairSure, Johnston has directed his share of stinkers, such as Jurassic Park III, The Wolfman, The Pagemaster and Hidalgo, but he also has credits on the original Star Wars trilogy, and how many working filmmakers can say that?

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe story of Jack and Grace, a couple who appear to have the perfect marriage but it’s built on a terrifying secret. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by B. A. Paris.

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James Wan to Produce Alexandre Aja’s Killer Thriller “Smart House” for Lionsgate

James Wan Smart HouseBased on an original idea by Wan, Smart House follows a family in the witness protection program who are placed in the custody of a state of the art, autonomous ‘smart house.’ When a group of assassins locates the family, the house goes into lethal defense mode to protect them.

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THE RESORT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMUnable to get over the death of his wife, a broken man checks himself into a resort that specializes in cutting-edge psychotherapy. There he’s joined by a woman who looks exactly like his wife and his bizarre Therapy begins, as we’re unsure what’s real and what’s part of his treatment. The Game meets Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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Paramount Hires Original “Coming to America” Writers to Pen Sequel for Eddie Murphy (Exclusive)

Coming to America 2Kevin Misher is producing the sequel to John Landis’ classic comedy, which grossed an astounding $288 million worldwide back in 1988.

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Kathleen Robertson to Pen “The Possibilities” Adaptation for Jason Reitman

kathleen robertson excerptFox Searchlight’s adaptation of Kaui Hart Hemmings’ novel The Possibilities has attached Kathleen Robertson to write the script. Helen Estabrook and Jason Reitman will produce with Reitman also set to direct.

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Sarah Polley Is the Best Kind of Filmmaker to Adapt “The Best Kind of People”

Sarah Polley The Best Kind of PeopleZoe Whittall’s acclaimed novel follows a respected prep school teacher who is arrested for a sex crime — news that devastates his family, who become social pariahs as their community turns on them even though there are still questions surrounding his guilt.

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Sylvester Stallone Signs On for “Escape Plan 3” as Titus Welliver, UFC Champ Tyron Woodley Join “Part 2”

Escape Plan Sylvester StalloneDirector Steven C. Miller works lean and mean, regularly completing more than 150 camera set-ups a day. It’s that kind of efficiency behind the camera that explains why EFO is bringing him back to direct the third film. By sticking to a tight schedule, Miller helps the company keep production costs down.

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TAG (NEW LINE) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFormer classmates, now in middle age, routinely participate in an elaborate game of tag.

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Fox Buys Untitled Comedy Spec for Female Directing, Writing, and Producing Team

Melissa Stack ExcerptIn a mid-six-figure deal, 20th Century Fox has acquired an untitled spec from Melissa Stack, the Tracking Board has confirmed. The project will also be Stack’s directorial debut.

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UNTITLED MELISSA STACK COMEDY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChronicles a woman’s vacation with the family of her younger boyfriend.

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UNTITLED MELISSA STACK COMEDY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMChronicles a woman’s vacation with the family of her younger boyfriend.

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Anonymous Content Acquires Upcoming Stephen & Owen King Novel “Sleeping Beauties”

Sleeping Beauties ExcerptAnonymous Content is the latest to get in on the action of adapting a Stephen King property with the acquisition of an upcoming novel King co-wrote with his son, Owen King.

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BODY CAM (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMSeveral LAPD cops are haunted by a malevolent spirit that is tied to the murder of a black youth at the hands of two white cops… all of which was caught on a body cam video that was destroyed in a cover up.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.27.17) – Anna Akana Boards “Stitchers”, Katie Cassidy Returns to “Arrow, Louis Hertham Promoted on “Westworld”, and More…

anna akanaYouTube star Anna Akana to recur on Freeform’s sci-fi drama Stitchers and Laurel Lance is set to return to Arrow once again as Katie Cassidy signs on for series regular role in season six.

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BODY CAM (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Several LAPD cops are haunted by a malevolent spirit that is tied to the murder of a black youth at the hands of two white cops… all of which was caught on a body cam video that was destroyed in a cover up.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.24.17) – Kevin James & Leah Reimini to Reunite on CBS, David Boreanaz Boards Navy SEAL Pilot, John Leguizamo Joins “Waco”, and More…

leah reminiLeah Remini is reuniting with her former TV husband, Kevin James, on his current CBS series Kevin Can Wait and John Leguizamo is joining Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch for the Paramount Network series Waco

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.23.17) – Adrien Brody Joins “Peaky Blinders,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Adds Several Guest Stars, and More…

Adrien Brody ExcerptOscar-winning actor Adrien Brody has joined the cast of the BBC series Peaky Blinders and a Whedon alum has booked a three-episode arc on the CBS series Bull.

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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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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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“Avengers”-Esque Spec “Princesses” Has the Town Talking and Joachim Ronning Attached to Direct for Disney Territory (EXCLUSIVE)

ronning-excerptA new spec on classic princesses has hit the market and it’s a take on princesses like you have never seen before. Written by Nir Paniry and appropriately titled Princesses, the movie is being pitched as a female-driven Avengers starring all the classic princesses.

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PRINCESSES (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Kept under wraps, but being pitched as a female-driven Avengers starring all of the classic princesses.

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Mirzai Brothers to Make Directorial Debut With Interactive Pilot “The Fam-Bam” for Eko, Virgin Produced

Mirzai BrothersThe Fam-Bam is a comedy series centered on a dysfunctional family who fall victim to a curse that leads to a musical-chairs style body swap where everyone becomes someone else and back again. The curse can only be broken once the family learns to put aside their differences and understand each other.

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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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