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1917 (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Details are being kept under wraps.

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Bill Hader, James McAvoy in Talks to Join Jessica Chastain in New Line’s “It” Sequel

HaderMcAvoyItHader is in talks to play the adult version of Jaeden Lieberher’s Bill, while McAvoy would play Finn Wolfhard’s Richie. Plans are to start filming in Toronto this July.

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“Belle” Director Amma Asante Helming Thriller “The Billion Dollar Spy” for Walden Media

AmmaAsanteBillionDollarSpyThe British director of Belle and A United Kingdom has been honored with many awards including an MBE from the Queen of England.

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THE GLASS ROOM (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The Landauer House becomes an instant masterpiece, but for those that reside within its walls, it also brings out their most passionate desires and darkest secrets. The crystalline perfection exerts a pull on all those who know it, inspiring them, freeing them, and always causing its inhabitants to fall under the fervent and unrelenting influence of the Glass Room.

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David Oyelowo, Dominic West, Lily Collins to Star in BBC’s “Les Misérables” Miniseries

Les Miz TrioThe Weinstein Company is no longer involved with the project, which will co-star Ellie Bamber as Cosette, Erin Kellyman as Éponine, Josh O’Connor as Marius, and Adeel Akhtar and Olivia Colman as Monsieur and Madame Thénardier.

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David Heyman Tackles “The Long Song,” While Steven Knight, Tom Hardy Adapt Dickens for BBC One

HeymanKnightTNThe Harry Potter producer will bring Andrea Levy’s 2010 novel to British television, while an unrelated three-part A Christmas Carol will be the first of a series of Dickens adaptations for the Taboo duo.

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Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones in Talks to Reunite for “The Aeronauts” at Amazon

RedmayneJonesTNBased on Wonder writer Jack Thorne’s spec script about a daring 19th Century hot air balloon trip to explore the earth’s atmosphere.

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“The Crown” Finds Its New Queen: Olivia Colman to Replace Claire Foy in Season 3

The British actress will take over playing Queen Elizabeth in Seasons 3 and 4 of the Netflix period drama.

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Keira Knightley Signed to Star in Untitled Spy Drama from K Period Media

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The production company behind “Manchester by the Sea” is making the movie based on an original script by Camilla Blackett (“New Girl,” “The Newsroom”). Knightley is also producing.

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“Titanic” Reunion In the Works, as James Cameron Casts Kate Winslet in “Avatar” Universe

James Cameron Kate Winslet AvatarSam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder and Matt Gerald are returning for the sequels, which have also added Oona Chaplin and Cliff Curtis.

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Cara Delevingne Joins Orlando Bloom on Amazon Series “Carnival Row”

CaraDelivingneTN The star of Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad and Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets will be making her television debut in the eight-episode fantasy series.

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“Nutcracker” Actor Nick Mohammed to Voice Piglet in Disney’s “Christopher Robin”

Nick Mohammed PigletJim Cummings will return to voice Winnie the Pooh, and joining him and Mohammed will be three-time Emmy winner Brad Garrett as the voice of Eeyore. The studio is still searching for the voice of Tigger.

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Director Dan Mazer Set to Direct Graphic Novel-Based Supernatural Comedy “Anya’s Ghost”

mazeranyaTNThe long-time Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator will direct the supernatural comedy based on Vera Brosgol’s Eisner-winning graphic novel, which has been adapted by Patrick Ness of A Monster Calls and Chaos Walking.

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RFK (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The story of Robert F. Kennedy, politician, and brother to John F. Kennedy, who gained national attention for his public challenge of notorious Teamster Jimmy Hoffa.

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Matt Damon Taps “The Dark Tower’s” Nikolaj Arcel to Direct “RFK” Movie for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

RFK BiopicRFK has been a longtime passion project of Damon’s, and the role could very well put him in the 2018 awards race, should the film debut before the end of next year.

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What Casting Drama? Disney’s “Aladdin” to Star Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

Mena Massoud AladdinThe rising stars join Will Smith, who will be playing the Genie. The studio will now turn its attention to casting the villainous Jafar and his henchman Iago.

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“Outlander” Star Sam Heughan to Join Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon in “The Spy Who Dumped Me”

Sam Heughan The Spy Who Dumped MeMcKinnon and Kunis will play best friends who become entangled in an international conspiracy once they discover that one of their ex-boyfriends was a spy. When he’s killed in the middle of a mission, they decide to take up the cause and finish it.

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Julianne Moore Boards New Take on Sebastian Lelio’s Film “Gloria”

julianne-moore-excerptThe yet-to-be-titled interpretation of the Sebastian Lelio’s original won’t be a direct remake of the film but will be inspired by the story and characters.

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James McAvoy to Star in “Escape,” Returning to His “Last King of Scotland” Roots

James McAvoy ExcerptScottish actor James McAvoy is set to star in Escape with director Colm McCarthy at the helm, the Tracking Board has confirmed. The film is based on a spec script by Vanya Asher.

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“Beauty and the Beast” Actor Ewan McGregor in Talks to Star in “Christopher Robin”

Ewan McGregor ExcerptScottish actor Ewan McGregor is planning to stay within the Disney family. After his supporting role in Beauty and the Beast, he’s now in talks to star in Marc Forster’s Christopher Robin as the titular lead role.

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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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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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Henry Cavill to Save the World Again — But This Time with IMF in “Mission: Impossible”

Henry CavillBritish actor Henry Cavill is trading in his red and blue spandex for a secret agent suit to join Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 6. The actor revealed the news on his Instagram this morning.

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HOW TO STOP TIME (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChronicles the story of a 40-year-old man who ages slowly due to a rare condition and has lived for four centuries.

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HOW TO STOP TIME (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Chronicles the story of a 40-year-old man who ages slowly due to a rare condition and has lived for four centuries.

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The American War (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter the U.S. administration refuses to listen to intelligence officials, a CIA operative must act to save people from the resulting catastrophe and fall of Saigon in 1975.

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JOURNEYMAN (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Nolan Jackson is a journeyman carpenter by trade and a wanderer by nature. Set in 2007, while fellow Americans fight in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Nolan uproots himself from the tentative relationships he has made after a shocking accident and heads west towards the ocean.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Lea Michele Departing “Scream Queens” for ABC Comedy

lea michele excerptLea Michele is saying goodbye to Scream Queens as she joins an untitled comedy on ABC while Dylan McDermott and Austin Stowell both board pilots at Fox.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Ronda Rousey to Guest Star on “Blindspot”

Generated by IJG JPEG LibraryBlindspot taps MMA fight Ronda Rousey in guest starring role and Tim Robbins is returning to television has he lands the lead role in Alan Ball’s family drama on HBO.

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THE DARK FLOOD RISES (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)Francesca Stubbs is an aging expert on housing for the elderly, going through her life visiting old friends and her children and flitting between her life in England and the Canary Islands.

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