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Two of TV’s Best Actresses, Neve Campbell and Carrie Coon, Join Star-Studded Movies

Neve Campbell Carrie Coon Skyscraper WidowsRawson Marshall Thurber is writing and directing Legendary’s 3D action-thriller Skyscraper, while Oscar winner Steve McQueen is directing the female heist movie Widows.

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“Wonder Woman” Scribe Reunites with Shondaland for Drama with “Queer as Folk” Creator

allan heinberg excerptShondaland is reuniting with The Catch showrunner and Wonder Woman writer Allan Heinberg for the drama Adult Behavior. The project comes under Heinberg’s overall deal with ABC Studios where he will develop new series for the studio.

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CHANGELAND (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA man meets up with his best friend in Thailand while going through a personal crisis.

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Clint Eastwood Eyes Kyle Gallner, Alexander Ludwig, Jeremie Harris for “The 15:17 to Paris” (Exclusive)

Alexander Ludwig, Jeremie Harris, Kyle Gallner, Clint Eastwood MovieThe 15:17 to Paris is based on the true story of Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone, three Americans who thwarted a terrorist attack on a train traveling from Brussels to Paris,

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Seth Green to Make Directorial Debut with Indie Drama “Changeland”

Seth Green ExcerptActor Seth Green is stepping into the role of director for the new independent drama-comedy Changeland. The project marks his feature directorial debut, which he will also star in and write.

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Corey Stoll in Talks to Play Buzz Aldrin in Damien Chazelle’s “First Man” (Exclusive)

Corey Stoll Buzz Aldrin First ManThe space drama will explore the sacrifices and the cost — on Neil Armstrong and on the nation –of one of the most dangerous NASA missions in history.

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“Nightcrawler” Stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo Reuniting for New Dan Gilroy Project

Dan Gilroy Jake Gyllenhaal ExcerptNightcrawler writer-director Dan Gilroy is re-teaming with his stars Jakes Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo for a new untitled project, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Gilroy’s team at CAA is taking the project out to buyers.

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“Sherlock” Writers Teaming for New “Dracula” BBC Series

Sherlock ExcerptAfter tackling Arthur Conan Doyle, the team behind the hit BBC series Sherlock are setting their sights on another classic British author: Bram Stoker.

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Cannes Winner Diane Kruger Joins Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis Movie Based on “Marwencol”

Diane Kruger MarwencolKruger will play the Belgin Witch of Marwen in the film, which tells the moving true story of how one broken man used his artistic imagination to restore his human spirit.

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New Line Taps Isla Fisher as Latest Cast Member in Comedy “Tag”

Isla Fisher ExcerptIsla Fisher has joined the all-star cast of New Line’s upcoming comedy Tag, joining the likes of Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Rashida Jones, and Jon Hamm. The film is based on 2013 Wall Street Journal article.

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“Game of Thrones” Star Michiel Huisman Boards “The Haunting of Hill House” at Netflix

michiel huisman excerptStreaming network Netflix has tapped Michiel Huisman to join upcoming drama The House of Haunting Hill. The series is a reboot of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel which was previously adapted into films in 1963 and 1999.

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Sandra Oh Returns to TV with Starring Role in “Killing Eve” from “Fleabag” Creator

Sandra Oh ExcerptAfter departing the Shonda Rhimes medical drama Grey’s Anatomy two years ago, Sandra Oh is returning to the small screen with a starring role in Killing Eve, a new thriller series from Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

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O’Shea Jackson Jr., RJ Cyler to Star In Biopics of LSD-Loving Pitcher Dock Ellis, 2 Live Crew Frontman Luther Campbell

O'Shea Jackson Jr. and RJ Cyler Dock and The Book of LukeWritten by Joey Poach, Dock hails from producers David Permut, Jeff Kwatinetz and Ice Cube, who are currently searching for a director. Meanwhile, Craig A. Williams wrote The Book of Luke for Temple Hill.

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Melissa McCarthy to Make Musical Debut in Holiday Film “Margie Claus” for New Line

Melissa McCarthy ExcerptThe funny and talented Melissa McCarthy is crossing another film first off her list: the musical. The Tracking Board has confirmed she’s set to star in Margie Claus for New Line Cinema after they acquired the pitch from McCarthy and Ben Falcone, and co-writer Damon Jones.

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MARGIE CLAUS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM When Santa goes missing while delivering presents, his wife Margie must put together an unlikely team to rescue Santa and save Christmas.

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Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan Re-Teaming for “Wrong Answer,” Ta-Nehisi Coates Penning the Script

Michael B Jordan and Ryan Coogler ExcerptFrequent collaborators Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan are re-teaming for a new movie, Wrong Answer, based on a 2014 The New Yorker article by Rachel Aviv with Ta-Nehisi Coates penning the adaptation.

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WRONG ANSWER (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM Based on the 2013 true story of Damany Lewis, a math teacher in Atlant that got caught up in the largest academic cheating scandal in U.S. history.

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Amazon Acquires Black List Feature “Linda and Monica” Based on Clinton Scandal

monica lewinsky excerptBlack List screenplay Linda and Monica from Flint Wainess has landed at Amazon Studios with Escape Artist’s Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch set to produce. The project joins a growing list based on the events of President Bill Clinton’s scandal.

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THE LOST AIRMAN (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMBased on recently declassified materials, tells teh incredible true story of Arthur Meyerowitz, an American turret-gunner whose B-24 bomber was shot down over Vichy France in 1943.

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Al Pacino Tapped to Play Penn State Coach Joe Paterno in Barry Levinson HBO Movie

attends the UK Premiere of "Danny Collins" on May 18, 2015 in London, England.Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino is continuing his working relationship with HBO and is set to star as former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an untitled movie from Barry Levinson. Paterno, who was regarded as the best coach in college football history, made headlines in 2011 when he became embroiled in Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

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WRONG ANSWER (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The true story of a group of Atlanta high school educators that participated in standardized-test cheating scandal in 2013.

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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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Julia Roberts Teaming with HBO for Limited Series “Today Will Be Different”

Julia Roberts ExcerptAn adaptation of Maria Semple’s New York Times Bestseller novel Today Will Be Different has landed at HBO with Julia Roberts attached to star and produce. The project is in development at Annapurna Television.

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Adam Pally Developing Comedy Series at Hulu Based on Parody Daycare Twitter Feed

Adam Pally ExcerptStreaming service Hulu is teaming with comedy actor Adam Pally on a new series based on an interesting premise: a parody Twitter account. Specifically, the Los Feliz Daycare account run by Jason Shapiro.

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Rashida Jones to Join Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms in New Line Comedy “Tag” (Exclusive)

Rashida Jones TagJake Johnson, Hannibal Buress and Annabelle Wallis will co-star in the film, which follows a group of friends who have been playing a no-holds-barred version of the children’s game Tag for the last 30 years.

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SALT TO THE SEA (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story follows three refugees from East Prussia as they struggle to survive during the end of WWII. They believe the ship Wilhelm Gustloff can take them to safety, but just as freedom seems within their grasp, tragedy strikes and the ship sinks, resulting in one of the worst maritime disasters ever.

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“The Handmaid’s Tale” Star Elisabeth Moss Developing Typhoid Miniseries “Fever” for BBC America

Elisabeth Moss ExcerptThe star of Hulu’s critically acclaimed adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale Elisabeth Moss has picked her next small-screen project: an adaptation of Mary Beth Keane’s 1999 novel Fever, which she will star in and executive produce.

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“Narcos” Duo to Rewrite “Charlie’s Angels” for Sony and Director Elizabeth Banks (Exclusive)

Charlie's Angels 200Charlie’s Angels follows three female detectives and their male sidekick Bosley who kick ass and solve cases on behalf of a mysterious benefactor named Charlie. This time around, the Tracking Board hears that at least one of the Angels will be black.

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It’s Happening: Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna to Star in Netflix Movie Directed by Ava DuVernay

Lupita Nyong'o Rihanna ExcerptAfter intense bidding and negotiation, Netflix has landed a movie that originally started as a viral internet meme and sensation. The film will co-star Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna, with Ava DuVernay directing and Insecure‘s Issa Rae in talks to pen the script.

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MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN! (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The story is being kept under wraps but could potentially focus on events surrounding Streep, Firth, and Brosnan’s characters prior to the original film.

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