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“Empire” Taps Forest Whitaker for Recurring Role in Season 4

forest whitaker excerptOscar winner Forest Whitaker is headed to the small screen as he joins Empire in a recurring role for season four. He joins Demi Moore who has also signed on for a recurring role after making an appearance in the season three finale.

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RFK (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The story of Robert F. Kennedy, politician, and brother to John F. Kennedy, who gained national attention for his public challenge of notorious Teamster Jimmy Hoffa.

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Matt Damon Taps “The Dark Tower’s” Nikolaj Arcel to Direct “RFK” Movie for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

RFK BiopicRFK has been a longtime passion project of Damon’s, and the role could very well put him in the 2018 awards race, should the film debut before the end of next year.

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BOMBSHELL (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The government enlists famous females as spies in order to deter a billionaire from creating a police state.

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Felicity Jones to Play Ruth Bader Ginsburg in “On the Basis of Sex,” Taking Over from Natalie Portman

Felicity Jones ExcerptBritish thespian Felicity Jones is stepping into the shoes of an iconic American figure: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the Mimi Leder-directed On the Basis of Sex.

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What Casting Drama? Disney’s “Aladdin” to Star Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

Mena Massoud AladdinThe rising stars join Will Smith, who will be playing the Genie. The studio will now turn its attention to casting the villainous Jafar and his henchman Iago.

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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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HOT DUDES READING (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM After jokingly posting photos of men reading from around New York City, Gabby Brown and her friends gain viral attention and, for the greater good, Gabby decides to use her powers to create a visual missed connections tool – becoming the anonymous Cupid the city needs.

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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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UNTITLED 1492/HOWARD/FANNIE LOU HAMMER PROJECT

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM Chronicles the true story of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.

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Blake Lively to Star in Spy Thriller “The Rhythm Section” From Producers of James Bond Franchise

Blake Lively Rhythm SectionLively will play Stephanie Patrick, whose family dies in a plane crash that should’ve claimed her life too. When she discovers the crash wasn’t an accident, she sets out to exact revenge, Jason Bourne-style.

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Quentin Tarantino Courting Brad Pitt to Star in Charles Manson Movie

QT and Brad PittThe Oscar-winning filmmaker will no doubt put his own spin on the Manson family and its killing spree for his ninth movie.

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UNTITLED TARANTINO MANSON PROJECT (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The storyline is being kept under wraps, but will be based on the Manson family murders from the 1960’s.

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KAMIKAZE (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM Chronicles the attack of the USS Laffey destroyer by Japanese kamikaze planes during World War II.

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UNTITLED MANDEVILLE/GUADAGNINO FILM (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM Based on the ballet by Tchaikovsky, the story of a Princess named Odette who is cursed by an evil Sorcerer.

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John Oliver to Voice Zazu in Jon Favreau’s “Lion King” Remake at Disney

John Oliver The Lion KingIn the classic 1994 animated film, Zazu served as a key advisor to Mufasa, and later, his son Simba. The character was voiced by Rowan Atkinson.

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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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“It” Star Bill Skarsgård Continues on the Stephen King Path, Joins Hulu’s “Castle Rock”

Bill Skarsgard ExcerptSwedish actor Bill Skarsgård is playing the evil clown Pennywise in Warner Bros.’ upcoming adaptation of It, but he’s not done with Stephen King’s worlds just yet. Skarsgård has joined the cast of Hulu’s upcoming show Castle Rock as a series regular.

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Horror Honcho Eli Roth to Produce “Extreme” Haunted House Movie “Haunt”

Eli Roth HauntSet on Halloween, the story follows a group of friends who get more than they bargained for when they enter a haunted house that preys on their deepest fears.

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Steve Buscemi Back With Adam Sandler for 13th Time in Netflix Comedy “The Week Of”

Sandman 200Production is set to start this summer on Long Island, and the film will premiere next year on Netflix.

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Felicity Jones-Led “Swan Lake” Movie Sparks Bidding War Over July 4th Holiday

Felicity Jones Swan LakeBased on Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, Swan Lake follows a princess named Odette who is turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse.

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UNTITLED MANDEVILLE / GUADAGNINO FILM (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Based on the ballet by Tchaikovsky, the story of a Princess named Odette cursed by an evil Sorcerer.

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Mahershala Ali to Star in “True Detective” Season 3 (Exclusive)

mahershala-ali-excerptTrue Detective has never had an African-American lead before, and Ali is a rising star in Hollywood, so his casting is a smart move on the network’s part.

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Evan Peters to Return as Scene-Stealer Quicksilver in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”

Evan Peters Quicksilver X-Men Dark PhoenixAlso joining the cast is Lamar Johnson, best known for his work on the Canadian TV series The Next Step, though details of his role are being kept under wraps.

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Alice Braga Replaces Rosario Dawson as Dr. Cecilia Reyes in “X-Men” Spinoff “New Mutants”

Alice Braga New MutantsAnya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga and newcomer Blu Hunt will play a group of teens who must escape a secret facility where they’re being held while they learn to cope with their superpowers.

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UNTITLED MAGGIE BETTS POLITICAL DRAMA (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM The storyline is being kept under wraps but will be set in the world of politics.

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Cole Hauser, Wes Bentley, & Kelly Reilly Board “Yellowstone” at Paramount Network

cole hauser excerptUpcoming Kevin Costner-starrer Yellowstone is filling out its cast with Cole Hauser, Wes Bentley, and Kelly Reilly. The family drama hails from Oscar nominee Taylor Sheridan who penned and executive produces.

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Hugh Jackman Returns to Drama to Star in Jason Reitman’s “The Frontrunner”

Hugh Jackman ExcerptSwapping out the superhero landscape for a political campaign trailer, Hugh Jackman has been tapped to star in The Frontrunner from writer-director Jason Reitman.

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THE FRONTRUNNER (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM Follows the downfall of Democratic presidential nominee frontrunner Gary Hart after the publication of an extramarital affair.

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“Game of Thrones” Star Gwendoline Christie Joins Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis’ Next Movie

Gwendoline Christie MarwencolThe film is based on the acclaimed 2010 documentary Marwencol and boasts a female-driven ensemble that includes Leslie Mann, Janelle Monae, Diane Kruger and Eiza Gonzalez.

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