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“The Last Jedi” Star Oscar Isaac in Talks to Voice Gomez in MGM’s Animated “Addams Family” Movie (Exclusive)

Oscar Isaac The Addams FamilyThere’s no word on any casting yet for Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Lurch or Uncle Fester yet, as MGM is waiting to close its deal with Isaac first before moving on to the rest of the family.

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LOOK OUT FOR THE FITZGERALD-TROUTS (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The four Fitzgerald-Trout siblings live together on a lush tropical island, sleeping in their car, bathing in the ocean, and driving anywhere they need to go. If they put their minds to it, they can do anything. Even, they hope, find a real home and possibly save the world.

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“Kill or Be Killed” Movie In the Works From “John Wick” Duo

Kill or Be KilledEd Brubaker’s gritty comic follows a depressed college student who tries to kill himself, only to be given a new lease on life by a demon who tells him he must kill one person each month if he wants to continue living. The young man figures if he’s forced to kill to survive, he might as well take out some bad people.

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“It” Director Andy Muschietti in Talks to Team With Russo Brothers on “The Electric State”

The Electric StateProduced with the help of Kickstarter contributions, Simon Stålenhag’s illustrated novel is described as a bold, apocalyptic vision of the American West.

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“Good Time” Filmmakers Josh, Ben Safdie Remaking “48 Hours” with Jerrod Carmichael

safdiescarmichaelThe Neighbors star will co-write the script and play the role that became a break-out for Eddie Murphy with Paramount Players releasing the remake.

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KILL OR BE KILLED (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A depressed college student survives his attempted suicide thanks to a demon’s interference. In return for saving his life, the demon demands a price: for every person the young man kills, he will be allowed to live for another month.

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Kevin Hart to Play Hitman in Action Comedy “On the Run” for Universal

KevinHartExcerpt The film follows a hitman whose assignment goes askew when the target is someone unexpected.

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TriStar’s “The Phantom Tollbooth” Has Found “Game of Thrones” Director Matt Shakman

PhantomTollboothMattShakmanNorton Juster’s 1961 children’s book, illustrated by Jules Pfeiffer, is considered a beloved classic. Shakman is best known for his television work on Game of Thrones and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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There’s Going to Be a “Jingle Jangle” Movie On Netflix, But It’s Not What You Think

David E Talbert Jingle JangleIn this family holiday musical, a cobblestone world comes to life in this tale of an embattled toymaker, his precocious granddaughter, and a magical invention that could change their lives forever — if they can get it to work in time for the holidays.

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JINGLE JANGLE (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM An embattled toymaker and his precocious granddaughter work to finish a magical invention in time for the holidays.

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MIMI FROM RIO (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Two brothers set out to transport the first human-like robot in the future.

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Kerry Washington, Rashida Jones Adapting “Goldie Vance” Graphic Novel for Fox

WashingtonJonesGoldieJonesWritten by Eisner-winning writer Hope Larson and drawn by Brittney Williams, the teen detective series was first published in 2016 and currently has four volumes.

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Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali to Star in Peter Farrelly’s Road Trip Drama “Green Book”

Viggo Mortensen Mahershala Ali Green BookMortensen will play Tony Lip, an Italian-American bouncer who in 1962 was hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), one of the world’s finest jazz pianists, on a concert tour from New York City through the pre-Civil Rights era Deep South.

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Alexander Skarsgard, Randall Park Join Growing Cast of Lionsgate Comedy “Flarsky”

skarsgardparkTNWritten by Dan Sterling (The Interview, The Daily Show) and directed by Jonathan Levine, the comedy pairs Seth Rogen with Charlize Theron.

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Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern to Star in Noah Baumbach’s Next Movie (Exclusive)

Baumbach SplitNetflix is back in business with the writer-director of The Meyerowitz Stories, who has also cast Emmy winner Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie) in his next film.

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“The Square” Star Claes Bang to Play Villain in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”

claesBangTN The Scandinavian actor gives a breakout performance in the Ruben Östlund dark comedy, which is Swedish’s selection for the foreign language Oscar.

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THE SEAHORSE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMLife after death takes on a whole new meaning for a genderfluid widow following the loss of her wife.

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Fox Developing “Multiple Man” Movie for James Franco Based on Marvel Mutant Character

FrancoMultipleManTNThe generally humorous character was a regular member of X-Factor and previously appeared in “X-Men: The Last Stand,” played by Eric Dane.

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New Regency, “The Purge” Duo Team Up to Produce Hot Genre Spec “Take Back the Night” (Exclusive)

New Regency LogoJames DeMonaco and Sebastien Lemercier will produce the genre film from up-and-coming scribe Ryan Riley, who recently landed a spot on the 2017 Young & Hungry list.

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“The Florida Project’s” Brooklynn Prince Joins Angelina Jolie in Disney’s “The One and Only Ivan”

Brooklynn Prince One and Only IvanThe live-action hybrid follows a silverback gorilla named Ivan who lives in a cage in a shopping mall along with an elephant named Stella (Jolie) and a stray dog named Bob. Ivan doesn’t remember life outside the mall, but when a baby elephant named Ruby (Prince) enters Ivan’s life and he finds himself taking care of her, he hatches a plan to rescue the baby elephant from its abusive owner.

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MEAT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A misanthropic man notices bizarre changes in himself, his wife, and the animals inhabiting the territory around their homestead as they attempt to survive self-imposed isolation.

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Taraji P. Henson to Headline “What Men Want” from Paramount Players

taraji p hensonThe film is inspired by the romantic comedy What Women Want from Nancy Meyers, with Henson playing a sports agent who gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts.

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SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMHarper Penzig is a liberal, white, college sophomore who knows exactly how to fix society. When she accuses her equally liberal professor, Susan Brodbeck, of hate speech it throws the campus and both their lives into chaos as they wage war over the right way to stop discrimination.

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ARRANGED MARRIAGE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM After repeating the same relationship mistakes as her divorced parents, a white woman from small-town Pennsylvania enlists her Indian best friend’s family to set up an arranged marriage.

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THE TEMP (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The storyline is currently being kept under wraps but is being pitched as a female driven comedy.

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Paula Malcomson & Blake Ritson Join Syfy Superman Prequel Series “Krypton”

KryptonExcerptBased on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the Syfy series will serve as a Superman prequel.

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Buyers Circling “Encyclopedia Dad” Scribe Ryan Riley’s New Short Story “BB3L,” Feature Spec “Take Back the Night”

Available to read on Medium.com, “BB3L” is being pitched as a contained family drama with global sci-fi implications and socio-political themes.

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TAKE BACK THE NIGHT (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMTwo vampires fight to protect their livelihood from the monsters who invaded their farm searching for the only human left on earth: their daughter.

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BB3L (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) Kept under wraps, but project is being pitched as a contained family drama with global sci-fi implications and resonating socio-political themes.

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“Undateable” Creator Adam Sztykiel to Write Dwayne Johnson’s “Black Adam” Movie for DC, New Line (Exclusive)

The news comes just days after New Line and DC set Zachary Levi (NBC’s “Chuck”) to play Shazam in the superhero film of the same name.

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