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THE IMAGINARIES (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Kept under wraps, a family adventure that centers on a distracted father and his children’s toys.

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NIGHT PATROL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM An African-American LAPD officer must put aside his differences with the area’s street gangs when he discovers a local police task force is harboring a horrific secret that endangers the residents of the housing projects he grew up in.

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PUBLIC ENEMY (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Details are being ket under wraps, but the project is being pitched as a subversive action-comedy that looks at the speed of media in our current landscape.

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UCP Amongst those Making a Pre-Weekend Play for New Thriller “CLEANSING OF A NATION”

Cleansing of a Nation Written by Ryan Riley, who previously saw his short story “Encyclopedia Dad” sell to WBTV and his feature spec “Take Back The Night” land with New Regency following a bidding war, the project is being pitched as a socio-political thriller that focuses on the world of tomorrow.

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CLEANSING OF A NATION (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) Project is being pitched as a socio-political thriller that focuses on the world of tomorrow – a world drowning in it’s own agenda-driven censorship, and spiraling toward the beginning of an uprising.

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IRONBARK (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Story is based on the true story of Greville Wynne, a British businessman who helped the CIA penetrate the Soviet nuclear program during the Cold War. Wynne and his Russian source, Oleg Penkovsky, provided the crucial intelligence that ended the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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THUG (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Story follows an ex-journeyman boxer and aging enforcer who attempts to get back into the lives of his estranged children and clean up the messes of his past while coming to terms with the ruined landscape of his twenty-year career in crime.

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SCREATURES (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM When his childhood drawings inexplicably come to life, a dad and his daughter must stop the havoc his beastly creations wreak upon their community. Being pitched as a four-quadrant franchise starter in the zone of Jumanji and Night at the Museum.

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James Cameron, Tim Miller Cast “Agents of SHIELD” Star Gabriel Luna as the New Terminator

TerminatorExcerptNatalie Reyes (Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas) and Diego Boneta (Scream Queens) have also been cast to star in the film. Both Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, two of the franchise staples, will return, joined by Mackenzie Davis from The Martian and Blade Runner 2049.

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Remind Yourself to Read UTA’s Hot Spec “Before We Forget,” Described as “The Fugitive” With a Female Lead

AliensWritten by Rachel Long and Brian Pittman, who previously wrote the Black List script The Civilian, the plot involves a cataclysmic event that erases humanity’s memories. When a woman wakes up with no memory of her young daughter, she uses her maternal instincts and clues that she left for herself to find her child amid the chaos.

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THE CONFECTION CONNECTION (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMFollowing the disappearance of the book fair money he was entrusted to protect, a lactose intolerant middle school student with an addiction to dairy items must hone his detective skills to investigate the “seedy” underbelly of his school. It’s a fun spin on classic detective tales like Maltese Falcon, but with the built in franchise potential of a series akin to Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

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Bill Hader, James McAvoy in Talks to Join Jessica Chastain in New Line’s “It” Sequel

HaderMcAvoyItHader is in talks to play the adult version of Jaeden Lieberher’s Bill, while McAvoy would play Finn Wolfhard’s Richie. Plans are to start filming in Toronto this July.

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“Ant-Man and the Wasp’s” Randall Park Joins “Aquaman,” Meaning He’ll Appear in DC and Marvel Movies In the Same Year

Randall Park AquamanDirector James Wan took to Twitter on Thursday to announce that Park is joining Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dolph Lundgren and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman.

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BEFORE WE FORGET (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMFollowing a cataclysmic event that erases humanity’s memories, a woman wakes up with no memory of her young daughter but must find her amid the chaos using clues she left for herself and her maternal instincts.

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Damian Lewis Playing Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in “Run This Town”

DamianLewisRobFordThe controversial Toronto mayor was caught on camera smoking crack cocaine, and he died in early 2016 from cancer.

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Apple Wins Isaac Asimov “Foundation” Series from David Goyer, Josh Friedman

FoundationGoyerFriedmanThe series of science fiction novels have been influential on everyone from George Lucas to George RR Martin, but previous attempts to turn it into a feature film or television series have generally failed.

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“Star Trek: Discovery” Adds Anson Mount for Second Season

AnsonMountGettyThe actor who recently played Black Bolt on Marvel’s The Inhumans will play a popular character that appeared both in the original Star Trek series and in J.J. Abrams’ first two movies.

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Ellen Shanman Adapting Ken Liu Sci-Fi Thriller “The Hidden Girl” for Studio 8

Studio8LogoThe prolific author’s short story first appeared in last year’s fantasy collection The Book of Swords, along with stories by George RR Martin, Robin Hobb and Garth Nix.

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“Scream Queens” Star Diego Boneta Joins Mackenzie Davis in “Terminator” Sequel

DiegoBonetaTerminatorHaving recently appeared with Sam Worthington, another Terminator vet, in Netflix’s The Titan, Boneta has been keeping busy since the end of Ryan Murphy’s Fox series.

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Colton Haynes Returning as Series Regular to CW’s “Arrow”

colton haynesThe news comes after the departure of an original castmember from the series and the annuncement of the show’s renewal for season seven along with DC’s other superhero shows at the network.

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THE TORTURE REPORT (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMCenters on the CIA’s extreme interrogation program on detainees following the 9/11 attacks.

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Karl Urban to Star in Amazon’s Superhero Series “The Boys” as Billy Butcher

KarlExcerptThe series centers on a group of vigilantes known informally as “the boys”, who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than their grit and willingness to fight dirty.

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Amy York Rubin Directing Bo Burnham’s “Gay Kid and Fat Chick” for Paramount Players

AmyYorkRubinBoBunrhamRubin’s credits include directing episodes of Casual, SMILF, Grown-ish and Fresh Off the Boat as well as creating a number of popular webseries.

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Annette Bening, Adam Driver, Jon Hamm in Talks for Scott Z. Burns CIA Drama “Torture Report”

TortureReportCastingJennifer Morrison is also in talks for the drama from the writer of Contagion and The Bourne Ultimatum that looks at the CIA’s interrogation procedures post-9/11.

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“Riverdale” Star K.J. Apa to Replace YouTube Phenom Kian Lawley in Fox 2000 Drama “The Hate U Give”

K.J. Apa Kian Lawley The Hate U GiveGeorge Tillman Jr. is directing the film, which is gearing up for reshoots in Atlanta. Those reshoots were deemed necessary after video surfaced of Lawley making racist remarks, and it’s sure hard to sell a topical movie like this one with that kind of cloud hanging over the film.

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Kathryn Hahn, Nicole Holofcener Teaming for HBO Comedy Pilot “Mrs. Fletcher”

HahnHolefcenerFletcherIf the pilot goes to series, this would be the second series HBO does with author Tom Perrotta based on one of his works, following the cult hit series The Leftovers.

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Kenneth Branagh to Star In, Produce “A Gentleman in Moscow” for eOne Television

BranaghGentlemaninMoscowBased on Amor Towles’ novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel, the television film will be adapted by Tom Harper (War and Peace).

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Milla Jovovich, Awkwafina and “Game of Thrones'” Alfie Allen Join Sci-Fi Thriller “Paradise Hills”

ParadiseHillsCastingJeremy Irvine from War Horse has also joined the cast of the directorial debut by Alice Waddington, which is currently filming in Spain.

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Kate McKinnon in Talks for Danny Boyle, Richard Curtis Musical Comedy

mckinnon-excerptPlot details are kept under wraps other than it’s a music-based comedy set in the ’60s or ’70s with Lily James and Himesh Patel already cast.

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Chelsea Handler Inks First-Look Deal with Universal TV

ChelseaExcerptHandler recently wrapped her Netflix talk show Chelsea, and before that she did a successful seven-year run as host of E!’s Chelsea Lately.

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