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INSIDE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMDetails under wraps, but said to be about mythological creatures and artifacts kept in a facility.

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I FEEL PRETTY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStoryline is under wraps.

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NIGHT SCHOOL (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMKevin Hart’s action-comedy follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the long-shot chance they’ll pass the GED exam.

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Kevin Hart to Star in Action Comedy “Night School,” Which Tim Story Will Direct for Universal

Kevin Hart Tim Story Night School UniversalThe story follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes as they study for the GED exam. It certainly sounds closer to Rodney Dangerfield’s Back to School than Billy Bob Thornton’s School for Scoundrels .

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Fede Alvarez to Direct “Labyrinth” Spinoff for TriStar

Labyrinth ExcerptThe untitled Labyrinth spinoff of Jim Henson’s 1986 cult classic has found its director in Fede Alvarez, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Jay Basu will write the script for the project, which is a co-production between TriStar and The Jim Henson Co.

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Sony Taps Shameik Moore of “The Get Down” to Voice Spider-Man with Liev Schreiber as Villain

Shameik Moore ExcerptFilmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller have found their Spider-Man and his villain in Sony’s upcoming untitled animated project. Shameik Moore will lend his voice to hero Miles Morales and Liev Schreiber will play the villain.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in Talks to Star in “The Man in the Rockefeller Suit”

Benedict Cumberbatch ExcerptDoctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch is in negotiations to star in the adaptation of The Man in the Rockefeller Suit for Fox Searchlight, based on the true story of the infamous Rockefeller imposter.

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Sylvester Stallone Signs On for “Escape Plan 3” as Titus Welliver, UFC Champ Tyron Woodley Join “Part 2”

Escape Plan Sylvester StalloneDirector Steven C. Miller works lean and mean, regularly completing more than 150 camera set-ups a day. It’s that kind of efficiency behind the camera that explains why EFO is bringing him back to direct the third film. By sticking to a tight schedule, Miller helps the company keep production costs down.

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WARRIOR QUEEN (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChronicles the story of Queen Amanirenas who confronted and arranged for peace with the invading Roman Empire.

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PRINCE OF DARKNESS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMPrince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street’s First Black Millionaire sheds light on the obscure story of Hamilton, who was mentioned in an obituary for Cornelius Vanderbilt as the tycoon’s true rival.

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Lionsgate Wins Seven-Figure Bidding War for Inkshares Book “The Punch Escrow”

Irina Ivanova ExcerptWith multiple studios bidding on the sci-fi manuscript that’s being compared to Looper and Ready Player One, it’s Lionsgate who comes out on top to win newcomer Tal M. Klein’s first book.

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THE PUNCH ESCROW (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA sci-fi thriller with a love story at its core, the action unfolds in the year 2147, when teleportation is the travel method of choice and most diseases are curable. The story’s protagonist, Joel Byram, lives a normal life, spending his days training AI engines to act more human — until the day he’s accidentally duplicated while teleporting.

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“Pirates of the Caribbean” Director Joachim Rønning in Talks to Helm Adaptation of Michael Crichton’s “Micro”

<> at  on March 27, 2017 in Las Vegas, United States.Amblin Entertainment is looking at Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales director Joachim Rønning to helm the upcoming adaptation of Michael Crichton novel Micro, the Tracking Board has confirmed The novel was the last from the Jurassic Park author before he died in 2008.

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EDGE OF ETERNITY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLogline: A solitary prisoner sentenced to work in isolation mining precious metals on a remote asteroid creates a synthetic female companion for himself, and life gains meaning for him when the two fall in love. But when an emergency brings another astronaut to rescue them, he instead lays claim to everything the prisoner has.

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Freeform Orders Marvel’s “New Warriors” — Featuring the Popular Squirrel Girl — to Series

Squirrel Girl ExcerptFreeform has handed their second straight-to-series order to a Marvel show, this time for the half-hour live-action comedy New Warriors, continuing the network’s trend of focusing on stories about “becomers.”

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“Get Out” Editor Gregory Plotkin to Direct “Hellfest” for CBS Films (Exclusive)

Gregory Plotkin HellfestGale Anne Hurd is producing the film, which is set on Halloween night and follows a costumed killer who begins murdering unsuspecting patrons at a horror theme park.

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“Daily Show” Correspondent Jordan Klepper to Headline Companion Series

jordan klepper excerptCurrent Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper is the latest comedian to land the post-Daily Show slot, following previous hosts Larry Wilmore with The Nightly Show and Stephen Colbert with The Colbert Report. The 11:30 position has most recently been held by @midnight.

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Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Bringing Comic Series “Invincible” to the Big Screen

goldberg-rogen-excerptThe duo of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are furthering their comic book fandom with a feature adaptation of Invincible. The Sausage Party pair, who adapted the comic series Preacher for AMC, will team with Invincible creator Robert Kirkman for the Universal pic.

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INVINCIBLE (KIRKMAN) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFollows the story of Mark Grayson, a normal high school student who is the son of the most powerful superhero on the planet. Soon enough, he inherits his own set of superpowers.

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Simon Pegg to Star in Music Industry Dramedy “Lost Transmissions” for Pulse Films

Simon Pegg Lost TransmissionsThe story follows a shy songwriter named Hannah who discovers her friend, respected record producer Theo Ross, has lapsed on his schizophrenia medication. Hannah rallies a group of friends to help commit Theo to a psychiatric facility, chasing him as he outruns his colorful delusions through the glamour and grit of Los Angeles.

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TV Casting Round-Up (04.03.17) – Mira Sorvino to Headline “Three Days of the Condor”, Ron Livingston Boards “Dice”, “Scrubs” Alum Teams Up with Romany Malco, and More…

mira sorvino excerptMira Sorvino has been tapped to headline the television adaptation of 1973 poliitcal thriller Three Days of the Condor and Ron Livingston has signed up for a recurring role on Dice.

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Launch Pad Finalist Steve Isles Signs With UTA (Exclusive)

SteveIsles - thumb Just one day after announcing our 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition winners, Steve Isles joins the more than 200 writers who have landed reps from the competition as he signs with Mike Esola at UTA.

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RUIN (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMA nameless ex-Nazi captain navigates the ruins of post-WWII Germany determined to atone for his crimes during the war by hunting down the surviving members of his former SS Death Squad.

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Justin Kurzel Attached to Direct Hot Spec “Ruin,” Which Has Multiple Studio Offers (Exclusive)

Justin Kurzel RuinDescribed as a gritty revenge thriller, Ruin follows a nameless ex-Nazi captain who navigates the ruins of post-WWII Germany determined to atone for his crimes during the war by hunting down the surviving members of his former SS Death Squad.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.29.17) – “Real O’Neals” Actor to Lead “Living Biblically”, Ryan Hansen Stops By “Real Life”, Michael Landes Replaces Tim DeKay, and More…

ryan hansen excerptReal O’Neals‘ star Jay R. Ferguson has signed on to star in Living Biblically, putting the show in second position after the ABC sitcom which is unlikely to get a third season order. Meanwhile, Sharp Objects rounds out its cast with the addition of three recurring roles.

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Oscar Isaac to Star In and Produce Period Drama “Operation Finale” for MGM

oscar-isaac-excerptMGM’s post-WWII drama Operation Finale (previously titled Eichmann) has landed Oscar Isaac as its first star, the Tracking Board has confirmed. The actor will also produce the project.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.28.17) – Billy Eichner Tapped for “American Horror Story”, “Lore” Casts Its First Role, Archie Panjabi Books “Next of Kin”, and More…

billy eichnerThe Good Wife‘s Archie Panjabi and The Pirates of the Carribbean‘s Jack Davenport are teaming up for ITV’s Next of Kin and Billy Eichner has joined the anthology series American Horror Story.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.27.17) – Anna Akana Boards “Stitchers”, Katie Cassidy Returns to “Arrow, Louis Hertham Promoted on “Westworld”, and More…

anna akanaYouTube star Anna Akana to recur on Freeform’s sci-fi drama Stitchers and Laurel Lance is set to return to Arrow once again as Katie Cassidy signs on for series regular role in season six.

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Sarah Silverman Talk Show “I Love You, America” Lands at Hulu

sarah silvermanStand-up comedian Sarah Silverman is set to star on Hulu talk show I Love You, America. The talk/variety show was taken out last month to cable and digital networks by Funny or Die and has now received a 10-episode straight-to-series order.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.24.17) – Kevin James & Leah Reimini to Reunite on CBS, David Boreanaz Boards Navy SEAL Pilot, John Leguizamo Joins “Waco”, and More…

leah reminiLeah Remini is reuniting with her former TV husband, Kevin James, on his current CBS series Kevin Can Wait and John Leguizamo is joining Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch for the Paramount Network series Waco

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