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Fox Commits to Royal Custody Comedy from Danny Zuker, Trevor Engelson and Dan Farah

Engelson’s ex-wife Meghan Markle is currently dating Prince Harry, and the fictional premise of show involves a divorced man whose ex-wife marries into the British Royal family.

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Marc Guggenheim, Howard Gordon Drama “Classified” Gets Pilot Commitment at Fox

FoxexcerptFox has given a pilot commitment to an hourlong drama titled Classified.

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Mark Wahlberg to Star in Paramount Comedy “Instant Family” From “Daddy’s Home” Director

Mark Wahlberg Instant FamilySean Anders will direct the film, which follows a couple who decide to start a family and adopt through the foster-care system, only to find themselves raising three wild kids who have no interest in being parented.

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Gal Gadot to Join Bradley Cooper in MGM’s Max Landis-Scripted Thriller “Deeper”

Gal Gadot DeeperCooper will play a former astronaut who’s hired to lead an expedition to the deepest part of the ocean, where supernatural activity lurks.

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“The Purge” Prequel Sets Two Leads, Including “Insecure” Star Y’lan Noel (Exclusive)

The Purge 4Lex Scott Davis, who starred in the Lifetime movie Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart, will co-star in the genre film from Universal, Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes.

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Matt Damon to Play Con Man Doctor John R. Brinkley in “Charlatan,” Which He’ll Also Produce

MattDamonTNThe subject of the 2016 documentary Nuts! and Pope Brock’s 2008 non-fiction book convinced people that he could cure impotence with a rather odd procedure.

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Elisabeth Moss Will Lead the Simon Curtis-Directed Drama “Call Jane”

elisabethMossTNIn the true story, the recent Emmy winner for The Handmaid’s Tale will play a woman who discovers an underground group of women who provide safe abortions pre-Roe v. Wade.

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Mickey Rourke, Mick Garris and Joe Dante Team Up for “Nightmare Cinema” Anthology

The other directors involved in the horror anthology are David Slade, Ryuhei Kitamura and Alejandro Brugues.

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Angela Robinson, Terry Moore Turning “Strangers in Paradise” Into a Film

RobinsonSiPTNThe popular black and white indie comic ran from 1993 through 2007, self-published by Moore through his own Abstract Studios. It’s a complex crime story that infiltrates into the love triangle between three friends.

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Armie Hammer to Star Opposite Felicity Jones in “On The Basis of Sex”

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Armie Hammer has been cast to star opposite Felicity Jones in the drama slated for a 2018 release.

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New Line Moving Forward with “It” Sequel

it excerpt 2Gary Dauberman has closed a deal to write the second installment. The sequel had been the goal from the get go and would be called Chapter Two.

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Gavin O’Connor in Final Negotiations to Direct “Suicide Squad 2” for Warner Bros.

Gavin O'Connor Suicide Squad 2O’Connor will pen a new draft of the script with his writing partner Anthony Tambakis, and if Warners brass is pleased, he’ll likely go on to direct Suicide Squad 2, which has flirted with a handful of directors including Mel Gibson and Jaume Collet-Serra.

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“It” Director Andy Muschietti in Talks for Vampire Prequel “Dracul” at Paramount

andymuschiettiTNThe rights to the Bram Stoker estate-approved prequel novel were just sold to Putnam in the US, Transworld in the UK and Michael Lafon in France. Muschietti is in talks to direct with his sister Barbara Muschietti and Roy Lee producing.

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Casey Affleck to Star in Joe Wright’s Adaptation of John Williams’ “Stoner” for Blumhouse

casey-affleck-excerptEthan Hawke will serve as an executive producer on the indie movie, which follows a dirt-poor farmer turned academic who emerges as an unlikely existential hero while making his way through the first half of the 20th century.

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“Brooklyn” Director John Crowley to Helm “Midwinter Break” for Film4

crowleymidwinterbreakTNThe acclaimed filmmaker will first direct an adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-winning The Goldfinch for Warner Bros. before tackling acclaimed Irish author Bernard MacLaverty’s latest novel.

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Damien Chazelle Brings Original Series “The Eddy” to Netflix

Damien Chazelle ExcerptFollowing his Oscar win as the director of La La Land, the acclaimed filmmaker continues his love of musicals with the series set around a French night club and songs written by Grammy winner Glenn Ballard.

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“True Detective” Season 3 Finds HBO Following Netflix Into the Ozarks, But With the Great Mahershala Ali

mahershala-ali-excerptJeremy Saulnier, the director of Blue Ruin and Green Room has come on to executive produce and direct alongside series creator Nic Pizzolatto.

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Cara Delevingne Joins Orlando Bloom on Amazon Series “Carnival Row”

CaraDelivingneTN The star of Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad and Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets will be making her television debut in the eight-episode fantasy series.

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“This is Us” Star Milo Ventimiglia Exec. Producing Police Drama “Greenlit” for NBC

VentimigliaTNWith his NBC show renewed for a third season even before the Season 2 premiere, the star of Heroes now has two police-related shows in development at two networks.

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“Dracula” Reunion Coming, as Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder Wrap Indie Comedy “Destination Wedding”

DraculaDirector Victor Levin (5 to 7) wrote the original script, which follows two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests who develop a mutual affection despite themselves.

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Jon Bernthal to Cap Off Impressive Summer By Joining Damien Chazelle’s “First Man” (Exclusive)

Jon Bernthal First ManBernthal is in negotiations to play Dave Scott, who walked on the moon in July 1971 as part of Apollo 15, making him one of only a dozen men to have set foot on its surface. He was also a member of NASA’s 1969 Apollo 9 mission.

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Robert Downey Jr., HBO Bring “Weeds” Writers Onto “Perry Mason” Series

downeyperrymasonTNThe Iron Man actor originally wanted to play the famous TV lawyer in a movie for Warner Bros. but then shifted his sights to doing it as an HBO series.

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David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith Sign a Pod Deal with 20th Century Fox TV

grahamesmithkatzenbergTNThey’re the producers of the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s It, and are also currently developing sequels to Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice and the eighties classic Gremlins, with Katzenberg still an exec. on ABC’s The Goldbergs.

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Maya Rudolph Reunites with Melissa McCarthy for STXfilm’s “The Happytime Murders”

mayarudolphTNThe two friends first appeared together in Paul Feig’s blockbuster comedy Bridesmaids and they’ll also appear in Warner Bros.’ Life of the Party due out next summer. Their new comedy centers on a detective who teams up with a puppet to solve a murder.

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Todd Phillips, Martin Scorsese Developing a “Joker” Movie That Won’t Star Jared Leto

Joker Todd Phillips Martin ScorseseWarner Bros. is creating a new label that will expand the canon of DC properties to give the studio a bit more freedom in terms of storytelling, casting and last but not least, budget.

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Lionsgate Buys Sci-Fi Pitch “Big Five” From Jason Pagan, Andrew Deutschman

pagandeutschmanexcerptThe writers of Paramount’s Project Almanac and one of the Paranormal Activity movies will team with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura for the story from creative collective Section 9 about a mission to Africa involving endangered species and A.I.

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Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode Come Aboard Sky’s “A Discovery of Witches”

palmergoodeexcerptThe first part of Deborah Harkness’ historical fantasy novel series has sold 3.5 million copies worldwide, telling the story of an Oxford scholar descended rom Salem witches who falls in love with a 1,500 year-old vampire.

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BIG FIVE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The story revolves around a large mission to Africa to investigate a secret project involving endangered species and artificial intelligence.

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Isla Fisher TV Comedy in the Works, Gary Sanchez Comedy “Things You Should Know” Picked Up by CBS

fisherexcerptTwo projects are in development between CBS and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s production company. One based on Ben Schwartz and Laura Moses’s upcoming book Things You Should Know About Dating, You F*ing Idiot was just picked up by CBS, while the other comedy is being developed for Isla Fisher.

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Pedro Pascal from “Narcos” In Talks to Play Villain in Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer 2”

pedroexcerpt Pascal first got attention appearing on HBO’s Game of Thrones, but his starring role on Netflix’s drug cartel series has gotten him more roles, such as a role in Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

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