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Adam Goldberg Boards Season 2 of NBC Series “Taken”

Taken Adam Goldberg is an entertainment veteran with near 100 credits to his name. Starring in films such as Saving Private Ryan, A Beautiful Mind, and Fargo‘s first season. The television series serves as a prequel to the action franchise of the same name that starred Liam Neeson.

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Jennifer Aniston to Star in Raunchy Suburban Comedy From “My Blind Brother” Filmmaker

Jennifer Aniston DumplinThe “Friends” alum will play one half of an over-scheduled, over-burdened suburban couple who go to great lengths to try to recapture the fun of their youth.

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Sanaa Lathan, Haifaa Al-Mansour Team for “Nappily Ever After” Movie at Netflix

Nappily Ever AfterThe project actually doubles as a reunion of sorts between Lathan and screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood, who previously worked together on Love & Basketball.

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Dwayne Johnson, Universal Reteam to Produce Genghis Khan Script from Evan Spiliotopoulos

khanjohnsonexcerptThe film and television superstar will produce the project, which is about the hunt for the Mongolian dictator’s tomb, along with his manager Dany Garcia and their production company. Robert Zemeckis’ ImageMovers will also be involved with the production.

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Randall Park, Ali Wong Team with Netflix For Untitled Romantic Comedy

parkwongexcerpt The two talented Asian comics have been making waves in all forms of media, Park on the hit ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat and Wong on her own ABC show, American Housewife. They co-wrote the script with Michael Golamco (Grimm).

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Brad Garrett to Voice Eeyore in Disney’s “Christopher Robin” Movie Starring Ewan McGregor

Brad Garrett Eeyore Winnie the PoohJim Cummings will return to voice Winnie the Pooh, while Mark Gatiss, who plays Mycroft Holmes on the hit BBC series Sherlock, will play the boss of the title character.

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Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin to Star in Chuck Lorre’s New Netflix Series “The Kominsky Method”

douglasarkinxcerptThe prolific television producer is already arranging his second Netflix series, following Disjointed with Kathy Bates, which premieres on the network August 25. The show would be Douglas’ first major television series since 1972 and Arkin’s since 2002. It would also be the first time the star of 1979’s The In-Laws and the star of its 2003 remake appeared on-screen together.

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Gillian Jacobs Eyed to Star in Morgan Neville’s “A Beautiful Game” (Exclusive)

Gillian Jacobs A Beautiful GameDescribed as being similar to Election in tone, A Beautiful Game is a coming-of-age story about a high school soccer star who develops a relationship with a teacher (Jacobs) in the days leading up to an important game.

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“Fauda” Creators Set Up Two More Netflix Series

faudaexcerptLior Raz and Avi Issacharoff’s Israeli political thriller has proven popular on the streaming network, and they’ll be making two English-language series, one about terrorism based on actual events and another called Hit and Run.

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Chad Hartigan to Direct Sci-Fi Romance “Departure” for Good Universe (Exclusive)

Chad Hartigan DepartureWritten by Billy Ray, the story follows a man as he investigates how a 727 suddenly vanished into thin air, and then reappeared in the exact same spot just 10 minutes later. The investigation soon becomes personal for him.

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Jennifer Garner and STXfilms In Talks For Pierre Morel Revenge Thriller “Peppermint”

garnerxcerptThe new revenge thriller from the director of Taken and written by Chad St. John will be produced by Lakeshore Entertainment and STXfilms is in talk to release worldwide.

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Dave Annable & Gil Birmingham Cast in Paramount Network Series “Yellowstone”

YellowstoneYellowstone follows the Dutton family, led by Kevin Costner as John Dutton, who owns the largest ranch in the United States.

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Showtime Limited Series “Escape at Dannemora” Adds David Morse

david morse excerptEmmy nominated actor David Morse has joined Benicio Del Toro in Showtime’s upcoming limited series Escape at Dannemora. The project also stars Patricia Arquette and Paul Dano.

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Skydance Media Hires Directors for First Two Animated Projects

skydanceanimatorssmFour months after announcing an animated division, Skydance Media has attached Shrek director to the movie Split and Kung Fu Panda 3 co-director Alessandro Carloni to Luck.

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Nick Offerman to Headline Indie Film “Hearts Beat Loud”

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The music-driven indie film Hearts Beat Loud, has found its lead in Nick Offerman. The Parks and Rec alum will be reuniting with Brett Haley, reuniting the pair after working together on The Hero. Kiersey Clemons co-stars as Offerman’s daughter in the film.

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson to Replace Ben Foster and Join Chris Pine in Netflix’s “Outlaw King”

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Outlaw KingDavid Mackenzie’s period film won’t just be about ransacking castles, as the script is said to feature a prominent love story between Robert the Bruce and his Queen, Elizabeth de Burgh.

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“The Daily Show” Spinoff Starring Jordan Klepper to Debut This September

Jordan Klepper 1The Daily Show‘s spinoff, The Opposition, starring Jordan Klepper has an official start date. The show will be broadcast at 11:30PM, following The Daily Show, on September 25. This is the same time slot held by The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert when he hosted The Colbert Report.

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Nicholas Hoult in Talks to Play “Lord of the Rings” Author J.R.R. Tolkien in Fox Searchlight Biopic

Nicholas Hoult JRR TolkienDome Karukoski will direct from a script by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford, and the film will be produced by Chernin Entertainment, which has been developing the project since 2013.

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Netflix Taps Kevin Spacey to Play Gore Vidal in Biopic

kevin spaceyAn original biopic is in the works at Netflix on the life of Gore Vidal and Kevin Spacey is taking the reins in the title role of Gore. The project will be directed by Michael Hoffman and is currently in pre-production in Rome.

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Mads Mikkelsen to Play Villain in “Chaos Walking” Starring Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley

Mads Mikkelsen Chaos WalkingDoug Liman is directing Lionsgate’s post-apocalyptic thriller, which is based on the bestselling YA novel by Patrick Ness.

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Steven Soderbergh, Claire Foy Team for Secret Movie Shot on iPhone (Exclusive)

Steven Soderbergh Claire Foy UnsaneEver since Bubble, Soderbergh has been more open to experimentation in both the production and distribution realms, so the idea that he has used his iPhone to shoot a secret movie with an up-and-coming actress isn’t as big a surprise as it might seem on the surface.

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Amazon Adapting “White Fur” with Drake Doremus to Direct

drake excerptRomantic drama novel White Fur is getting the television treatment from Amazon. The streaming giant bought the project from FilmNation and has attached Drake Doremus to direct.

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Katherine Waterston, Sunny Suljic to Star in Jonah Hill’s Directorial Debut “Mid-90s” (Exclusive)

Kat and Sunny Mid 90sThe lead role shouldn’t be too much of a stretch for Suljic, who just played a young skateboarder in Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, which co-stars Hill.

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Timothee Chalamet, Elle Fanning Eyed to Star in Woody Allen’s Next Movie (Exclusive)

Timothee Chalamet Elle Fanning Woody AllenFanning currently stars in Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, while Chalamet’s acclaimed Sundance drama Call Me by Your Name will hit theaters this fall.

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LIKE FATHER (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM After being left at the alter, a workaholic woman spends her honeymoon on a cruise with her estranged father.

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Lily James to Play a Young Meryl Streep in “Mamma Mia!” Sequel

Lily James ExcerptBaby Driver actor Lily James will be playing a young Donna in the sequel via flashbacks, the character whom Meryl Streep played in the original film and will reprise in the sequel as well.

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Rachel Crow in Talks for Key Role in “Transformers” Spinoff “Bumblebee” (Exclusive)

Rachel Crow BumblebeeHailee Steinfeld and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. will play the two young leads in the film, which Travis Knight is directing from a script by Christina Hodson.

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“Dexter” Star Michael C. Hall to Return to TV with Netflix Thriller “Safe”

michael c hall excerptNetflix and Canal+ have given a series order to the thriller Safe with Dexter’s Michael C. Hall attached to star alongside Sherlock’s Amanda Abbington. The series will air on Canal+ in France and Netflix globally. Any remaining and secondary rights will be handled by Studiocanal.

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Chris Diamantopoulos & Erinn Hayes Join Amazon Comedy “The Dangerous Book for Boys”

chris d excerptBryan Cranston-produced Amazon series The Dangerous Book for Boys has cast Erinn Hayes and Chris Diamantopoulos in starring roles. The project reunites Diamantopoulos with Amazon, who starred in their recently canceled Good Girls Revolt, and Hayes previously guest starred on Transparent.

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Randall Park to Play SHIELD Agent Jimmy Woo in Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (Exclusive)

Randall Park Jimmy Woo AntMan 2Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will return to play the title characters, and they’ll be joined by Black Mirror actress Hannah John-Kamen, whose role remains a mystery.

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