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Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider’s “The Other Two” Given Series Order by Comedy Central, Joined by “South Side”

schneider kelly excerptThe new show from the former head co-writers of “Saturday Night Live” stars Drew Tarver, Heléne Yorke, Molly Shannon & Ken Marino.

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Angelina Jolie Joins the Voice Cast of Disney’s “The One and Only Ivan”

JolieTNAdapted from Katherine Applegate’s award-winning book by Mike White and directed by Thea Sharrock (Me Before You.

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Sandra Bullock’s Sci-Fi Thriller “Bird Box” Fills Up With An Illustrious Supporting Cast

birdboxcastingTN“Moonlight’s” Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Sarah Paulson, John Malkovich, Rosa Salazar and Lil Rel Howery join the ensemble.

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THE SHADOWS (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Tells the true story of America’s first detectives in Boston.

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WB TV Teams With Gulfstream to Land Hot Property ENCYCLOPEDIA DAD in Preemptive Deal (Exclusive)

Encylopedia Dad
Being pitched as a high concept drama in the vein of This is Us, the short story marks the first big Hollywood sale for the writer and first to originate from digital platform Medium.com.

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Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson to Star in BBC, Amazon Production of Shakespeare’s “King Lear”

hopkinsthompsonTNRichard Eyre will adapt and direct the TV film set in present-day England which will air on BBC Two and Amazon Prime Video next year. The cast also includes Emily Watson, Jim Broadbent, Christopher Eccleston and Florence Pugh.

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“Pirates 5” Helmer Joachim Rønning in Talks to Direct “Maleficent 2” for Disney

ronningmaleficent2TNAfter directing “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and already slated for a few other projects, the Norwegian filmmaker is being tapped to direct Angelina Jolie in the sequel to Disney’s global blockbuster.

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“Blade Runner 2049’s” Mackenzie Davis to Star in Amblin’s Ghost Story “The Turning” (Exclusive)

Mackenzie Davis The TurningDavis is one of Hollywood’s hottest up-and-coming stars thanks to Halt and Catch Fire, The Martian and the “San Junipero” episode of Black Mirror.

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Alexandra Daddario Will Headline Director William Olsson’s Japan-Set Thriller “I Am Not a Bird”

AlexandraDaddarioNotYourBirdTNThe “True Detective” and “Baywatch” star will join the Swedish filmmaker for the adaptation of Catherine Hanrahan’s novel “Lost Girls and Love Hotels,” which the author adapted herself.

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Lee Toland Krieger to Direct Katie Khan Sci-Fi Adaptation “Hold Back the Stars”

leetolandkriegerholdbackstarsTNGood Universe has picked up the rights and 21 Laps (“Arrival,” “Stranger Things”) will co-produce the science fiction film.

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Phil Lord and Chris Miller Heading Back to Space to Direct “Artemis” for Team Behind “The Martian”

Lord and Miller ArtemisThe story follows a directionless twenty-something named Jazz who dreams of escaping her small town of Artemis, which just so happens to be on the moon. When the chance at a life-changing score drops in her lap, she can’t say no, and she quickly finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself.

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John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani to Star in Buddy Cop Comedy From “Venom” Director

John Cena Kumail NanjianiUniversal won the project in a competitive situation, and Ruben Fleischer will produce and direct from a script written by Girls scribe Murray Miller.

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UNTITLED THE DISTRICT / FLEISCHER BUDDY COP COMEDY (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The storyline is currently under wraps.

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Jessica Williams, Jim Strouse to Reunite for Showtime Comedy Series

The duo’s feature film The Incredible Jessica James premiered at Sundance in Jan. and was picked up to stream on Netflix.

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ENCYCLOPEDIA DAD (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A young man recieves life advice from his father thanks to a series of DVD videos his father recorded before his death.

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Mark Wahlberg to Star in Paramount Comedy “Instant Family” From “Daddy’s Home” Director

Mark Wahlberg Instant FamilySean Anders will direct the film, which follows a couple who decide to start a family and adopt through the foster-care system, only to find themselves raising three wild kids who have no interest in being parented.

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Joe Cornish Eyes Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Ferguson for “The Kid Who Would Be King” (Exclusive)

The Kid Who Would Be King20th Century Fox’s family-friendly fantasy film will be Cornish’s first since his acclaimed 2011 debut Attack the Block, which launched John Boyega as a major star.

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WHERE I END (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM In a world where your life can be “saved,” uploaded to a computer, and restarted in the case of your untimely demise, a husband returns from the dead to suspect his wife may have been involved in his death.

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Elisabeth Moss Will Lead the Simon Curtis-Directed Drama “Call Jane”

elisabethMossTNIn the true story, the recent Emmy winner for The Handmaid’s Tale will play a woman who discovers an underground group of women who provide safe abortions pre-Roe v. Wade.

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UNTITLED WARNER BROS / SANDRA BULLOCK COMEDY (PITCH)

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KILL CREEK (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) It was supposed to be a simple publicity stunt: four best-selling horror authors spending Halloween night in one of the country’s most legendary haunted houses. Each of these writers have devoted their lives to the macabre, yet nothing they have written can prepare them for what awaits them at Kill Creek.

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“Expendables” Writer Dave Callaham Joins Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns to Write “Wonder Woman 2”

DaveCallahamTNBesides having a story credit on the 2015 Godzilla remake, Callaham has also been working on Universal’s latest The Wolfman reboot, and he’d worked with Jenkins before on an English language adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s Jackpot.

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THE PERFECTION (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Two cello prodigies share an obsession that drives them in a sinister pursuit of perfect.

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Oscar Nominee Agnieszka Holland Directing Netflix’s First Polish Language Series

hollandTN Having already directed episodes of Netflix’s award-winning House of Cards, Holland will tackle the series about an alternative version of Poland in which the Iron Curtain never fell, leaving it as a police state and possibly getting worse if two men can’t uncover the secret behind the current oppressive regime.

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Greg Berlanti’s “Titans” Casts Minka Kelly and Alan Ritchson as Dove and Hawk

alan ritchson excerptThe series from Warner Bros. TV is set to bow in 2018 as part of a new direct-to-consumer digital service from the WB. He joins previously cast Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, and Teagan Croft.

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Drew Goddard to Direct “X-Force” Featuring Cable, Deadpool Team-Up

drew goddard smallThe film would reunite Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool and Josh Brolin as Cable as they lead a black ops team made up of much more ruthless mutants than the more family-friendly X-Men.

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“Insecure” Star Yvonne Orji Joins Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish in Comedy “Night School”

Yvonne Orji Night SchoolMalcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip) is directing the Universal movie, which follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they’ll pass the GED exam.

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Kate Mara to star in Nellie Bly Drama Series

KateThe series is based on a collection of articles for The New York World, the articles were later compiled into a book in 1887. Bly worked as an undercover reporter who faked insanity at a women’s boarding house, to be involuntarily committed to an insane asylum.

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Oscar-Winning Filmmaker Alex Gibney Signs On for Vietnam Drama “American Hero”

GibneyTNThe director of Taxi to the Dark Side and dozens of other docs looks to start directing more dramatic features. He also has the narrative film The Action in development, and his upcoming doc No Stone Unturned premieres at this year’s New York Film Festival.

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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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