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“Power Rangers” Director Dean Israelite Exploring “Unexplained Phenomenon” with Amblin

DeanIsraeliteTN Reuniting with his “Project Almanac” writers Andrew Deutschman and Jason Pagan for the second major directing attachment for Amblin’s latest supernatural thriller.

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Eddie Murphy’s “Coming to America” Sequel Lands Director Jonathan Levine, Writer Kenya Barris

Coming to America 2While Murphy doesn’t have a deal to return for the sequel, he is expected to star, as he’s been intimately involved in the development of the Paramount project.

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“The Big Sick” Director Michael Showalter Takes on “The Last Ride of Cowboy Bob” for Fox Searchlight

showalterTNThe former member of The State comedy group previously co-wrote and starred in Wet Hot American Summer and directed Sally Field in Hello, My Name is Doris.

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Jessie T. Usher, Samuel L. Jackson To Unite for New Line’s “Son of Shaft” Sequel

usherjacksonexcerptWith plans to start production in the fall, the Tim Story-directed action film brings together the stars of the two previous Shaft movies, including the 1971 action classic, starring Richard Roundtree.

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Tiffany Haddish Parlays Breakout Turn in “Girls Trip” Into Starring Role in Kevin Hart Comedy “Night School”

Tiffany Haddish Night SchoolHaddish has been around for a while, but at 37 years old, her movie career has just begun to catch fire following her outrageous comedic performance in Girls Trip. Not since Melissa McCarthy and Bridesmaids has it been so obvious I was watching a major star in the making.

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Randall Park, Ali Wong Team with Netflix For Untitled Romantic Comedy

parkwongexcerpt The two talented Asian comics have been making waves in all forms of media, Park on the hit ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat and Wong on her own ABC show, American Housewife. They co-wrote the script with Michael Golamco (Grimm).

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“Fauda” Creators Set Up Two More Netflix Series

faudaexcerptLior Raz and Avi Issacharoff’s Israeli political thriller has proven popular on the streaming network, and they’ll be making two English-language series, one about terrorism based on actual events and another called Hit and Run.

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“Burning Sands” Filmmaker Gerard McMurray Elected to Direct “The Purge 4”

Gerard McMurray Purge 4Universal will release the untitled horror movie two days before Marvel drops Ant-Man and the Wasp and Lionsgate unveils The Spy Who Dumped Me.

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Randall Park to Play SHIELD Agent Jimmy Woo in Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (Exclusive)

Randall Park Jimmy Woo AntMan 2Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will return to play the title characters, and they’ll be joined by Black Mirror actress Hannah John-Kamen, whose role remains a mystery.

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YouTube Red’s “Step Up” Revival Adds Naya Rivera and Ne-Yo

naya riveraGlee alum Naya Rivera has signed on to star opposite Faizon Love in YouTube Red’s upcoming series Step Up: High Water, based on the popular film franchise. They are joined by recording artist Ne-Yo who will recur.

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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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New “Hellboy” Movie in the Works with “Stranger Things” Actor David Harbour in Talks to Star

Hellboy ExcerptThe well-meaning demon Hellboy is making a comeback on the big screen, sans original director and star. Instead, Neil Marshall is taking the reins to helm this new iteration of the character and Stranger Things’ David Harbour is in talks to star as the titular demon.

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KILLERMAN (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story follows small-time money-launderer Moe Diamond (Liam Hemsworth) who is suffering from amnesia after a freak accident during a deal gone wrong, which explains how he has no idea why there are dirty cops and vicious gangsters chasing after him.

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Jordan Peele Sets Next Film at Universal, Which Has Signed the “Get Out” Director to a First-Look Deal

Jordan Peele CinemaConUniversal staved off a major push from Warner Bros., which had been courting Peele to direct one of its long-gestating development projects such as Akira, The Flash and Uptown Saturday Night.

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“Hidden Figures” Director Ted Melfi Sets Up Holiday Comedy at Netflix

ted melfiHidden Figures writer-director Ted Melfi has sold the dark, holiday comedy El Camino Christmas to Netflix. Melfi wrote the script with Chris Wehner and has lined up a solid cast for the ensemble.

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TV Casting Round-Up (04.03.17) – Mira Sorvino to Headline “Three Days of the Condor”, Ron Livingston Boards “Dice”, “Scrubs” Alum Teams Up with Romany Malco, and More…

mira sorvino excerptMira Sorvino has been tapped to headline the television adaptation of 1973 poliitcal thriller Three Days of the Condor and Ron Livingston has signed up for a recurring role on Dice.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.30.17) – “Boy Meets World” Alum Books CMT Comedy, Tyler Labine to Star Opposite Alice Eve, “Counterpart” Fills Out Recurring Roles, and More…

ben savageFollowing the cancellation of Girl Meets World, Ben Savage has landed a recurring role on CMT’s Still the King starring Billy Ray Cyrus and Deadbeat star Tyler Labine has joined CBS pilot Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices opposite Alice Eve.

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Hot Off “Get Out,” Jordan Peele Is Being Courted to Direct “Akira” for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

Jordan Peele CinemaConLeonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way is producing Akira with Andrew Lazar, while Marco Ramirez wrote the most recent draft of the script,

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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 (03.20.17) – Chris Messina Teams Up with Amy Adams, Peter Sarsgaard Joins Jeff Daniels, “Zac & Mia” Finds Its Leads and More…

chris messina excerptChris Messina is teaming up with Adam Adams to star in Marti Noxon’s Sharp Objects, based on the Gillian Flynn novel, and Peters Sarsgaard has board the Jeff Daniels drama The Looming Tower on Hulu.

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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 (03.17.17) – 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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“Transformers” Producer Ian Bryce to Tackle War Drama “That Others May Live” for Paramount

Ian Bryce That Others May LiveThe story is based on the life of U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant August O’Niell, who was injured in the line of duty while fighting in Afghanistan in 2011, but was so eager to return to service that he opted to amputate his left leg above the knee in order to improve his chances of recovery.

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Kate McKinnon Will Graduate From Scene-Stealer to Leading Lady with Action Comedy “The Spy Who Dumped Me”

Kate McKinnon Mila KunisMila Kunis is in talks to co-star in the Lionsgate movie, which Susanna Fogel will direct from a script she’s co-writing with David Iserson.

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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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TV Casting Round-Up (03.15.17) – John Larroquette Looks to Return to TV, Eva Longoria & Ken Marino Team Up for Half-Hour, a “Mad Men” Star Joins CBS Navy SEAL Pilot, and More…

eva longoriaEva Longoria and Ken Marino are set to lead an all-star cast in Type-A, and John Larroquette may be returning to television as he boards Me, Myself & I.

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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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TV Casting Round-Up: Jon Cryer Makes His Return to the Small Screen

Jon CryerJon Cryer has been cast as the lead in the upcoming ABC pilot Losing It, Noah Wyle to star in the CBS drama pilot Perfect Citizen

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TV Casting Round-Up: Casey Wilson to Headline “The Sackett Sisters” for NBC

casey wilson excerptHappy Endings alum Casey Wilson has landed at NBC to star opposite Busy Philipps in Tina Fey’s single camera comedy The Sackett Sisters. Several networks have been fighting to land Wilson the past few weeks before she settled on Fey’s sitcom today.

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