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Kristen Wiig Replaces Reese Witherspoon In Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing”

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Ghostbusters star Kristen Wiig will rejoin her The Martian co-star Matt Damon in Alexander Payne’s upcoming satire Downsizing. Wiig replaces Reese Witherspoon, who had to exit the project due to scheduling conflicts.

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THE RUNWAY – YOUR 2016 PILOT SURVIVAL GUIDE: ABC DRAMAS

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ABC has eleven dramas in contention, with another one already picked up to series. That’s a lot. Get the complete breakdown in our ABC Drama pilots preview.

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Alexander Skarsgard Set To Star In HBO’s “Big Little Lies” With Nicole Kidman


Alexander Skarsgard has signed on to join Nicole Kidman in Big Little Lies, an HBO limited series based on the best-selling Liane Moriarty book. Skarsgard will play Perry, husband to Kidman’s Celeste.

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{Exclusive} Reese Witherspoon Producing “Barbie” Origin Story With Bold Films

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Reese Witherspoon and Pacific Standard are in development with the origin story of the iconic Barbie doll and its creator, based on Robin Gerber’s biography Barbie and Ruth. The project is set up at Bold Films.

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BARBIE AND RUTH (Sales)

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The origin story of the world’s most famous doll and the woman who created her.

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IN A DARK, DARK WOOD (SALES)

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A crime writer wakes up in a hospital forty-eight hours after spending a weekend in an eerie glass house for her distant friend’s bachelor party, stricken with amnesia but armed with the bitter knowledge that someone is dead.

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{Exclusive} New Line And Pacific Standard Pick Up 2015’s Hottest Summer Mystery Read “In A Dark, Dark Wood”

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The Tracking Board exclusively reported on the hot novel last month, when several studios were making offers. We now can confirm that New Line won out, with Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea coming on to produce under their Pacific Standard banner.

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Cold (Sales)

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Kept under wraps, but described as a dark thriller with supernatural elements.

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Cold (Pitch)

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Logline being kept under wraps.

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Reese Witherspoon And Bruna Papandrea Ink 2-Year TV Deal With ABC Studios

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Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea have signed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios to develop and produce exclusively broadcast television series under their Pacific Standard banner. Witherspoon and Papandrea will bring in a dedicated TV executive to work with Pacific Standard’s creative executive Jeanne Snow.

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ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN (SALES)

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A young girl slowly discovers that she was drugged by her parents to induce amnesia so that she would forget her brutal attack and rape. As she slowly uncovers the truth, the identity of the assailant and secrets from the investigation emerge.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Reese Witherspoon Now Producing New Line’s “Napkin Notes”

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New Line optioned the acclaimed memoir in September, with Toby Emmerich, Andrea Johnston, and Richard Brener overseeing. Witherspoon’s Standard is now in the fold, working to lock a scribe to adapt the inspirational story.

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OPENING BELLE (SALES)

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A comic take on the life of one woman juggling motherhood with a career on Wall Street, set against the backdrop of the impending financial crisis of 2008.

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Reese Witherspoon’s Pacific Standard Partners with WB to Pick Up Wall Street Dramedy “Opening Belle”

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The novel, which will be published by Simon & Schuster later this year, is a comic take on the life of a woman juggling motherhood with a career on Wall Street.

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TINK (STROUSE) (SALES)

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Reese Witherspoon will lead and produce the project pitched as a new live-action take on the Tinker Bell character. Follows a journey that takes place while the original “Peter Pan” story is simultaneously occurring.

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PALE BLUE DOT (SALES)

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An all-American success of a woman – astronaut and all – comes home from space to her perfect family and American dream life only to go completely crazy.

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Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon Set For HBO Limited Series “Big Little Lies”

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The series is based on the book of the same name by Liane Moriarty. The story tells the tale of three mothers of kindergartners whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. Kidman will have a producing role, with Witherspoon set to executive produce.

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SECOND LIFE (WATSON) (SALES)

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After her sister’s violent murder, a woman creates an online persona in order to find the truth, but finds herself spiraling into a world of lies and deceit, jeopardizing not only her marriage, but her son’s safety.

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LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE (SALES)

Logline: A 28-year-old New Yorker appears to have a perfect life until a dark trauma from her past resurfaces.

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HOT PURSUIT — UK TRAILER (Reese Witherspoon, Sophia Vergara, John Carroll Lynch)

An uptight and by-the-book cop tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen

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ASHLEY’S WAR (SALES)

Logline: Centers on the creation of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command pilot program that allowed elite women soldiers on the battlefield with Green Berets and Army Rangers in Afghanistan in 2010. Dubbed CST-2, the unit was made up of a hand-picked group of women from the Army, hat included first Lieutenant Ashley White, who would become the first CST member killed in action.

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HOT PURSUIT — TRAILER (Reese Witherspoon, Sophia Vergara, John Carroll Lynch)

An uptight and by-the-book cop tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.

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{EXCLUSIVE HEAT METER} CAA Looking To Lock Bennett Miller And Reese Witherspoon For “Pale Blue Dot!”

The spec is ON FIRE! Both Reese Witherspoon and Bennet Miller reading!

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{EXCLUSIVE HEAT METER} Hot Spec “Pale Blue Dot” Out To Reese Witherspoon

The spec is being read by the A-list actress and producer.

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Oscar Nominees Cumberbatch, Streep, and Moore to Present at the 87th Oscars!

Oscar nominees will take the stage to present awards.

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INHERENT VICE – ULTIMATE ’70S TRAILER (Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon)

Story centers on Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello, a pothead private eye trying to uncover a plot to kidnap a billionaire in 1969 Los Angeles.

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Reese Witherspoon Will Officially Be “Downsizing” For Alexander Payne

The actress will join Alexander Payne’s next film.

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INHERENT VICE – TRAILER #2 (Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon)

Story centers on Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello, a pothead private eye trying to uncover a plot to kidnap a billionaire in 1969 Los Angeles.

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TV SALES, PICK-UPS, ATTACHMENTS, RENEWALS & DEALS (11.26.14)

A round-up of the week’s TV News!

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INHERENT VICE – UK TRAILER (Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon)

Story centers on Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello, a pothead private eye trying to uncover a plot to kidnap a billionaire in 1969 Los Angeles.

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