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Nicole Kidman in Talks to Star in Karyn Kusama’s Crime Thriller “Destroyer” (Exclusive)

Nicole Kidman DestroyerPlot details remain vague, but it’s known that Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi wrote the script and are producing with Kusama, with whom they previously worked on The Invitation and Aeon Flux.

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Joel Edgerton To Put the Sting in Dark Crime Thriller “Stingray”

joel-edgerton-excerptOne of Hollywood’s favorite Aussies is adding another project to his already full plate. Joel Edgerton has signed on to star opposite Jon Bernthal (Daredevil) in Unified Pictures’ forthcoming dark crime thriller Stingray.

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Nicole Kidman & Amara Karan in Talks for Remake of “The Intouchables”

kidman-karan-excerptThe Weinstein Company’s remake of The Intouchables is looking to add Nicole Kidman and Amara Karan to the cast. The two would join Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart in the remake of the French original directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano and starring Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy.

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Mel Gibson Eyed to Star in Action Pic “Every Other Weekend”

mel-gibson-excerptFrench filmmaker Benjamin Rocher is looking to have Mel Gibson star in his upcoming action-adventure pic Every Other Weekend. The Academy Award-winning director is in talks to star in the film which is expected to star filming in France later this year.

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“Jurassic Park” Alum Sam Neill Boards “Thor: Ragnarok” in Secret Role

sam-neill-excerptGolden Globe-nominated actor Sam Neill is set to reunite with Hunt for the Wilderpeople director Taika Waititi for the upcoming Marvel pic Thor: Ragnarok in a hush-hush role.

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Geoffrey Rush to Star as Einstein in Nat Geo Series “Genius”

Geoffrey-Rush-2015-Aactas-009Upcoming anthology series Genius from National Geographic has tapped Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush to portray Albert Einstein. The series hails from Fox 21 TV Studios and Imagine Television.

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Mel Gibson And Sean Penn To Become “The Professor And The Madman” For Voltage Pictures

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Mel Gibson will star in The Professor and the Madman with Sean Penn in early negotiations to join him. Apocalypto writer Farhad Safinia is set to direct from his own screenplay, which he has adapted from Simon Winchester’s 1998 book.

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“The Commuter” Will Arrive in October 2017, With Three New Cast Members

Sam Neill ExcerptLiam Neeson and Vera Farmiga are set to star in the new thriller from Jaume Collet-Serra, The Commuter, and they will now be joined by three more actors.

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Miranda Otto & Stephanie Sigman Tapped For “Annabelle 2”

MirandaOttoLord Of The Rings actress Miranda Otto has joined Conjuring spinoff Annabelle 2. Otto is joined by Spectre‘s Stephanie Sigman.

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Nicole Kidman Circling “Killing Of A Sacred Deer” With Colin Farrell

Nicole Kidman is in talks to join Colin Farrell in The Killing Of A Sacred Deer. The psychological thriller is written and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, who recently worked with Farrell on The Lobster.

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Anna Ziegler Will Adapt “Photograph 51” For The Screen With Nicole Kidman To Star, Michael Grandage To Direct (EXCLUSIVE)

Photograph 51 is headed from stage to screen – with playwright Anna Ziegler adapting the script from her own source material. Nicole Kidman, who toplined the West End critical favorite, is set to star with the play’s director Michael Grandage set to direct.

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Nicole Kidman Set For Season 2 Of “Top Of The Lake”

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After a flurry of rumors, BBC has confirmed that Nicole Kidman will join Elisabeth Moss for the second season of Top of the Lake.

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Australian Actress Sarah Snook In Talks To Join “The Glass Castle” With Brie Larson

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Sarah Snook is in talks to join the cast of Lionsgate’s The Glass Castle based Jeanette Walls’s best-selling memoir about her life in a nomadic family with an alcoholic father and unbalanced mother.

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TV CASTING ROUND-UP: “Broadchurch” Locks In Its Cast For The Final Season

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Acclaimed crime drama Broadchurch has locked in its cast for the third and final season. Joining returning stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman are Julie Hesmondhalgh, Georgina Campbell, Sarah Parish, Charlie Higson, and Mark Bazeley.

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{Exclusive} Sofia Coppola To Remake “The Beguiled” With Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst And Elle Fanning

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Sofia Coppola will write, direct, and produce a remake of the 1971 Clint Eastwood Civil War romance. Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning are attached to star in what will be Coppola’s first feature film since her 2013 fame-obsessed crime drama The Bling Ring.

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TV CASTING ROUND-UP: “X-Men: Apocalypse” Actor Lucas Till Wins Role Of “MacGyver” In CBS Reboot

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Lucas Till lands the role of MacGyver in CBS’s action pilot while ABC’s Shots Fired adds Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss, and Stephen Moyer.

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“The Walking Dead” Star Steven Yeun And Samara Weaving Join Thriller “Mayhem”

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Mayhem has cast The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yeun and Samara Weaving in lead roles. Joe Lynch is directing the feature which will begin principal photography later this month in Belgrade, Serbia.

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TV CASTING ROUND-UP: Sam Neill To Headline “The Son” While “American Idol” Jordin Sparks Makes Her Pilot Season Debut

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Jordin Sparks has landed a recurring role in Time After Time, Sam Neill is a family patriarch in the sweeping family drama The Son, and Alyssa Milano is teaming up with Jason Lee again for What Goes Around Comes Around in tonight’s casting round-up!

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Netflix Lands Max Landis Spec Package “Bright” With David Ayer, Will Smith And Joel Edgerton

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UPDATE 03.18.16 The Max Landis spec Bright has been part of a very lengthy bidding war between studios, but Netflix has come out on top with a commitment of $90 million for the package.

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BRIGHT (SALES)

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In a world where magical creatures live side by side with humans, a human cop is forced to work alongside an Orc to track down a powerful wand that everyone is willing to kill for.

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{Exclusive} Sam Worthington Producing Action Flick “DumDum” From First Time Writer James Abrams

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Avatar star Sam Worthington is developing a new highly stylized action flick from first time writer James Abrams. The script is described as an ultra violent comic book styled action piece, pitched in the vein of John Wick and Crank.

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Nicole Kidman In Talks To Join DC’s “Wonder Woman” Opposite Gal Gadot

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Wonder Woman may be adding to the Amazons of Paradise Island, with Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman in talks to play a high-ranking warrior opposite Gal Gadot in the DC film. Patty Jenkins is directing the film due out in June 2017.

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Adrian Lyne To Direct Nicole Kidman In “Silent Wife”

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Elusive director Adrian Lyne has signed on to direct Silent Wife starring Nicole Kidman, which will be introduced to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market. The film is an adaptation of the novel by A.S.A. Harrison.

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McG Picks Samara Weaving For “The Babysitter”

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Home and Away actress Samara Weaving has been chosen for the lead role in The Babysitter. The film follows a lonely twelve year-old boy who is in love with his babysitter and discovers some hard truths about life, love, and murder.

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Geoffrey Rush In “Consider Yourself” Is Music To Our Ears

Prolific actor takes on new lead as famed composer-lyricist Lionel Bart.

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Mel Gibson and Andrew Garfield Fight for “The Conscientious Objector”

Garfield is in talks to star as the title character, while Gibson is in talks to helm the war drama.

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Nicole Kidman Finds “The Secret in Their Eyes”

Kidman is in talks to replace Gwyneth Paltrow in Billy Ray’s thriller.

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UNTITLED JOEL EDGERTON THRILLER (SALES)

Logline: Kept under wraps.

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TV Pilot & Series Casting (10.17.14)

A roundup of the week’s TV casting news!

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{TB EXCLUSIVE} Hugo Weaving Trades His Sunglasses for a Skirt in “The Dressmaker”

The “Matrix” actor will play a cross-dressing police officer in the big screen adaptation.

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