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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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Voltage Pictures in Talks to Co-Produce Rod Lurie-Directed “Black Eyed Susans”

Based on Julia Heaberlin’s Ballantine novel, Lurie adapted the psychological thriller with author and wife Kyra Davis with plans to co-produce via his Battleplan Productions.

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Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquires Dan Simmons Horror Novel “Summer of Night”

simmonssummerTNMexican filmmaker Isaac Ezban (The Similars) will direct the adaption by Ben Poole with Ehren Kruger and Daniel Bobker (The Ring) producing.

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Mickey Rourke, Mick Garris and Joe Dante Team Up for “Nightmare Cinema” Anthology

The other directors involved in the horror anthology are David Slade, Ryuhei Kitamura and Alejandro Brugues.

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Gary Oldman Lining Up Possible Post-Oscar Role in Supernatural Thriller “Mary”

GaryOldmanTNThe British actor is getting almost universal raves for his role as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour, currently playing the festival circuit, and he also co-stars in Lionsgate’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which has been doing very well in theaters.

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“Tyrant” Alum Cast as Series Regular in Fox Drama “The Resident”

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The show follows a hopeful young doctor who serves under an experienced, brilliant resident who shows the good and evil in modern day medicine. Atias will play Renata Thorpe, a strong, elegant businesswoman who serves as the hospitals CEO.

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“License to Drive” Remake In the Works Featuring Female Leads, “Superbad” Tone

License to DriveThe original 1988 comedy starred the late Corey Haim as a teen who takes his grandfather’s prized 1972 Cadillac out for a night on the town with his friend (Corey Feldman) — despite the fact that he failed his driver’s test. The joyride leads to all kinds of trouble, including a messy encounter with a young Heather Graham.

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Paradigm, Bellevue Out With “Father-Daughter Day,” an Action-Comedy Spec In the Vein of “True Lies”

True LiesWritten by newcomer Josh Hallman, the script follows an uptight father who discovers his reckless daughter is a secret agent. The two find themselves forced to work together as they try to save the world — and their turbulent relationship.

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FATHER-DAUGHTER DAY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM When an uptight father discovers his reckless daughter is a secret agent, the two find themselves forced to work together as they try to save the world–and their turbulent relationship.

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Anne Hathaway in Negotiations to Star in “Barbie” Movie at Sony

Anne Hathaway STXA recent New York Times profile of producer Amy Pascal timed to the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming pulled back the curtain on a deal that has been brewing for several months.

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INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (REMAKE)(SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM A doctor discovers people’s bodies are being overtaken by aliens.

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“Conjuring 2” Scribe to Update “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” for Warner Bros.

Invasion of the Body SnatchersThere’s no word on what direction the new movie will take, but the material lends itself toward political allegory, and the right director could have a field day with this time-tested property.

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“Girls Trip” Director Malcolm D. Lee Signs First-Look Deal With Universal

Malcolm D Lee UniversalGirls Trip stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish, and could take some wind out of the box office sails of its big-budget competitors Dunkirk and Valerian.

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THE ARMSTRONGS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM A divorced couple are forced to reassemble their old team when their past catches up with them and their son is kidnapped.

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THE ARMSTRONGS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A divorced couple are forced to reassemble their old team when their past catches up with them and their son is kidnapped.

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ABOVE KINGS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Set in 1988, amid the aftermath of the Pan Am Flight 103, which was traveling from Frankfurt to Detroit when it was destroyed by a bomb mid flight.

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Netflix Orders Comedy “Everything Sucks” from “Zoo” Team

jahi winstonAfter finding success with ’80s nostalgia in “Stranger Things”, Netflix now has their sights set on the 1990s as they have given a ten-episode order to “Everything Sucks”.

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THE CONJURING 3 (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM Storyline is being kept under wraps but will presumably follow another investigation by Ed and Lorraine Warren.

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Laurence Fishburne, Richard Linklater to Reunite for “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” (Exclusive)

Laurence Fishburne Where'd You Go BernadetteCate Blanchett will star as an architect-turned-recluse who goes missing right before a family vacation, prompting her husband and teenage daughter to search for her.

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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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Buyers Circling Elon Musk Spec “The Man From Tomorrow” as Hot Script Draws “Social Network” Comparisons

Elon Musk The Man From TomorrowJordan Barel’s script tells the true story of the visionary who, after being ousted from Paypal, creates SpaceX and guides it through the turbulent early years while simultaneously building Tesla.

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THE MAN FROM TOMORROW (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe story of visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk, who after being ousted from Paypal, creates SpaceX and guides it through the turbulent early years while simultaneously building Tesla.

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Sony Options Drew Daywalt’s Award-Winning Children’s Book “The Day the Crayons Quit” (Exclusive)

Sony The Day the Crayons QuitIllustrated by Oliver Jeffers, the book follows a box of crayons whose inhabitants go on strike after growing sick and tired of how they’re being used, as their roles are limited by their hues.

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Bidding War Erupts Over Joel Edgerton’s Conversion Therapy Drama “Boy Erased” Starring Lucas Hedges

Joel Edgerton Boy ErasedBased on the memoir by Garrard Conley, Boy Erased is a provocative drama about a young gay man who is forced to undergo conversion therapy to “cure” his homosexuality.

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“Black Mirror” Up and Comer Hannah John-Kamen Lands Vital Role in “Ant-Man and the Wasp”

Hannah John Kamen ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed Hannah John-Kamen has been tapped for a key role in the upcoming sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp. Peyton Reed, who directed the first film, is back along with co-leads Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly.

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UNTITLED TORIA SHEFFIELD & MONICA BYRNES PROJECT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMIn the vein of The Heat, two overzealous female FBI agents go undercover — as men — in order to bring down a male-dominated domestic militia group, and in the process discover more about their true selves than they ever imagined.

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SKY HIGH (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM An ordinary man and his son must survive a journey through the tallest, craziest, most amazing house in the world while trying to repair their fractured relationship.

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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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