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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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BBC Developing “Diana & I,” TV Drama About the Death of Princess Diana

Princess Diana ExcerptBBC Two is developing Diana & I, a feature-length TV drama about the death of Princess Diana, continuing the entertainment industry’s fascinating with British Royalty, following The Crown and Charles and Diana at the center of Feud Season 2.

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Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson to Star in Civil Rights Era Drama “The Best of Enemies”

Taraji P Henson ExcerptIn a time of political turbulence, Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson have boarded the timely and relevant film The Best of Enemies from writer-director Robin Bissell in his directorial debut. Danny Strong and Tobey Maguire are producing the flick.

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Viggo Mortensen Will Hunt Down the Unabomber in Thriller “Unabomb”

Viggo Mortensen UnabombMortensen will play FBI agent Jim Freeman, who led one of the largest manhunts in history as he pursued the domestic terrorist known as the Unabomber, a man responsible for 16 bombings over the course of two decades. As Freeman and his team narrow down the suspects and get closer to Ted Kaczynski, the deadly attacks become personal.

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Daniel Radcliffe to Star in “Hunger Games”-Esque Action Comedy “Guns Akimbo”

Daniel Radcliffe Guns AkimboThe Harry Potter star will play a mild-mannered man named Miles whose mundane existence is turned upside-down when he finds himself in the crosshairs of a mysterious website that forces complete strangers to fight in a gladiator-like battle to the death.

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Benedict Cumberbatch Heading to “Rio” With Director Luca Guadagnino

Benedict Cumberbatch Jake Gyllenhaal RioWritten by Steven Knight (Locke), the film follows a reporter (Gyllenhaal) who travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit a wealthy friend (Cumberbatch), only to get roped into a plot to fake his friend’s death.

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Channing Tatum, Gina Rodriguez, Zendaya to Star in WB’s Animated Movie “Smallfoot” (Exclusive)

Gina Rodriguez SmallfootAnimation veteran Karey Kirkpatrick is set to write and direct the film, which is being produced by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra. Rather than a traditional Bigfoot movie, a mythical Yeti is the hero this time around, who believes that humans really do exist.

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Tom Hanks to Produce and Star in Fox 2000’s Adaptation of “News of the World”

Tom Hanks ExcerptTom Hanks is set to produce and star in the adaptation of Paulette Jiles’ novel News of the World, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Lion writer Luke Davies is adapting the historical tale for Fox 2000.

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NEWS OF THE WORLD (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMIn 1870 Texas, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels delivering news to people when he’s tasked with taking a young girl to her family after being raised by the Kiowa tribe.

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Jamie Dornan, Peter Dinklage to Star in Sacha Gervasi’s “My Dinner With Hervé” for HBO Films

Jamie Dornan Peter Dinklage My Dinner With Herve HBOThe movie will chronicle the unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in LA between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Dornan) and world-famous actor Hervé Villechaize (Dinklage), resulting in life-changing consequences for both.

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UNTITLED WILL FERRELL/JASON MOMOA COMEDY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMDescribed as Galaxy Quest meets Ocean’s Eleven, the film finds Ferrell playing a washed-up TV star who reunites with the actor (Momoa) who played his son, who has since become a huge star.

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HBO Developing Four “Game of Thrones” Spinoff Series

game of thrones excerptAs the war for the iron throne is entering the final act, and final seasons, HBO is not ready to say goodbye to Game of Thrones and has put four different series in development based on the Westeros universe.

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PEPPERMINT (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMDescribed as “a female John Wick,” Peppermint is a revenge story about a young mother who finds herself with nothing to lose and eager to take from her rivals the very life they stole from her.

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THE SPY’S SON (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe true story of a high-ranking CIA officer who was caught selling secrets to the Russians. He then embarrassed the U.S. government when he did it again, this time from behind prison bars. What the imprisoned officer did was train his son in the ways of spycraft so he could continue to spy for Russia and even ferret out the mole that ratted out his father in the first place.

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THE GREAT OUTDOORS (REMAKE) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA man takes his family on a camping trip and his in-laws crash the vacation.

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“La La Land” Director Damien Chazelle to Helm Musical TV Drama “The Eddy”

Damien Chazelle ExcerptHot off winning Best Director at the Oscars for La La Land, Damien Chazelle is attached to direct The Eddy, a new TV musical drama set in modern-day Paris. Jack Thorne will write the project.

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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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“Hidden Figures” Director Ted Melfi Sets Up Holiday Comedy at Netflix

ted melfiHidden Figures writer-director Ted Melfi has sold the dark, holiday comedy El Camino Christmas to Netflix. Melfi wrote the script with Chris Wehner and has lined up a solid cast for the ensemble.

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EL CAMINO CHRISTMAS (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFollows a young man who seeks out a father he has never met and, through no fault of his own ends up barricaded in a liquor sotre iwht five other people on Christmas Eve.

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Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen Poised to Play Timon and Pumbaa in “The Lion King” for Disney, Director Jon Favreau

Billy Eichner Seth Rogen The Lion King DisneyTimon and Pumbaa are the lovable meerkat and warthog who introduced the Swahili phrase “Hakuna Matata” into popular culture via a particularly catchy little number from the original 1994 animated movie.

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WWE’s Vince McMahon Is Subject of TriStar Biopic “Pandemonium” From “This Is Us” Directors

Vince McMahon PandemoniumJohn Requa and Glenn Ficarra will direct from a script by Craig A. Williams, while Andrew Lazar will produce with WWE Studios president Michael Luisi and Adam Goldworm of Aperture Entertainment.

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“Casual” Showrunner Teams with Ingrid Michaelson for “The Way I Am” at Hulu

ingrid michaelsonStreaming site Hulu has netted single-camera comedy The Way I Am from Casual showrunner Liz Tigelaar and musician Ingrid Michaelson in a competitive situation. The script was penned by duo and Michaelson is attached to star.

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“Hell or High Water” Reunion in the Works at Netflix as Chris Pine Agrees to Star in “Outlaw King”

Chris Pine Ben Foster Outlaw King NetflixDavid Mackenzie has cast Pine as Scottish king Robert the Bruce, who led his country to freedom from the oppressive rule of England in the early 14th century. Meanwhile, Ben Foster will play his loyal aide and chief adviser, a knight named James Douglas.

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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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SCYTHE (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMIn the near future, humanity has eliminated disease, so people called scythes must kill others to control the population – and two teens are apprenticed against their will to scythes.

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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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