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Blake Lively to Star in and Exec Produce “The Husband’s Secret” from “Big Little Lies” Author

Blake Lively ExcerptBlake Lively is set to star in and executive produce CBS Films’ adaptation of The Husband’s Secret from Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty. This comes on the heels of HBO’s successful adaptation of Big Little Lies.

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THE TRANSLATOR (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter escaping a militia attack in Darfur, a Zaghawa tribesman used his knowledge of languages to be a translator for journalists who arrived to report on the genocide.

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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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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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Sony Bets Its Future on Tom Holland, Whose Casting as Nathan Drake in “Uncharted” Movie Makes Sense for “Spider-Man” Studio

Tom Holland Uncharted Spider-Man SonyWhy go the Indiana Jones route when you can beat that franchise at its own game? After all, Disney will inevitably have to cast a younger lead after the next Indy movie in 2020 that is expected to serve as Harrison Ford’s last crusade…

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Janelle Monae and Leslie Mann to Join Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis Project at Universal

Janelle Monae ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that Janelle Monae and Leslie Mann have been tapped to star opposite Steve Carell in director Robert Zemeckis’ latest film for Universal Pictures, which is currently untitled.

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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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It’s Raining Deals at Cannes, Where Old Men, Beach Bums and Michael Jackson’s Chimpanzee Reign Supreme

Cannes DealsCAA orchestrated a blockbuster $20 million deal for Bubbles, which led to even more people talking about Netflix. The streaming service has been on the tips of tongues all over Cannes, where Netflix has drawn criticism from some corners because its competition titles Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories won’t debut in French theaters.

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YOU MAY WANT TO MARRY MY HUSBAND (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PM After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Amy Krouse Rosenthal created a dating profile for her husband so he could find love again once she’s gone. In the moving piece, which became an instant sensation, she praises all his best qualities and the many ways she’s fallen in love with him throughout their 26 years together.

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Jonah Hill to Star in Diamond District Drama “Uncut Gems” as A24 Unveils Trailer for Robert Pattinson’s “Good Time” (Video)

Jonah Hill Uncut GemsScott Rudin and Eli Bush will produce Uncut Gems with Sebastian Bear-McClard and Oscar Boyson from Elara Pictures, while Hill’s Wolf of Wall Street collaborators Martin Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff will serve as executive producers.

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Kenneth Branagh to Play Anne Frank’s Father in “The Keeper of the Diary,” Which He’ll Also Direct

Kenneth Branagh The Keeper of the DiaryThe film is a passion project for the producers, as Matti Leshem lost his grandmother in the Holocaust and his father is a survivor. Meanwhile, Branagh narrated the documentary Anne Frank Remembered, so the story is clearly near and dear to his heart as well.

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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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Angela Bassett Set to Star in Ryan Murphy Procedural Drama “911” at Fox

angela-bassett-excerptAcademy Award-nominated actress Angela Bassett is ready to tackle some emergency calls in the upcoming procedural drama 911. The project, which comes from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, recently received a 13-episode straight-to-series order at Fox.

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Dee Rees, Blumhouse Developing Horror Movie About Black Lesbians in Rural America

Dee Rees Jason Blum Horror MovieRees has an idea for a low-budget horror movie set in one location, inspired by her and her wife’s own experiences when they first moved into their new home in a small town. Rees said they felt like “a ghost, or maybe some other force” didn’t want them to be there, let alone fitting in with their neighbors.

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ESCAPE (ASHER) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA professor tries to escape Sarajevo during the four-year siege in the 1990s during the Bosnian War.

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ESCAPE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMA professor tries to escape Sarajevo during the four-year siege in the 1990s during the Bosnian War.

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Adam Devine and Liam Hemsworth Join Love Triangle in “Isn’t It Romantic”

Liam Hemsworth ExcerptActors Adam Devine and Liam Hemsworth have been cast alongside Rebel Wilson in New Line’s Isn’t It Romantic, the Tracking Board has confirmed.

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Animated “Deadpool” Series Coming Soon from Donald Glover, His Brother Stephen, and Marvel TV

Donald Glover DeadpoolDonald Glover’s impressive juggling of Atlanta and Deadpool for FX (not to mention thriving film and music careers) mirrors that of Noah Hawley, who created Fargo for the network before launching the comic book adaptation Legion to great success.

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Margot Robbie Starring in and Producing “Dreamland” from Black List Script

Margot Robbie ExcerptSuicide Squad star Margot Robbie is set to star in and produce Dreamland, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Sundance winner Miles Joris-Peyrafitte will direct the thriller.

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DREAMLAND (ZWART) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMWith his family’s farm ravaged by the Dust Bowl, a 15-year-old sets out to capture a fugitive bank robber and collect the bounty on her head.

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James Cameron’s “Avatar” Sequels Add Their First New Cast Member — and He’s Going Underwater

Cliff Curtis Avatar SequelsWe fell for Cliff Curtis following his brief turn as Smiley in Training Day, though the New Zealand-born actor was also really good in Danny Boyle’s Sunshine. And did you know he produced a pair of Taika Waititi films before the director graduated to the Marvel universe?

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New “Hellboy” Movie in the Works with “Stranger Things” Actor David Harbour in Talks to Star

Hellboy ExcerptThe well-meaning demon Hellboy is making a comeback on the big screen, sans original director and star. Instead, Neil Marshall is taking the reins to helm this new iteration of the character and Stranger Things’ David Harbour is in talks to star as the titular demon.

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ANA (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter Ana meets Rafa, they set out on a road trip in an attempt to save him from bankruptcy.

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UNTITLED REED MORANO PROJECT (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter being diagnosed with a terminal illness, a violinist moves back in with his estranged wife and he learns to appreciate the music and the surroundings in his life.

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Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette Eyed to Star in Ben Stiller’s Limited Showtime Series “Escape at Clinton Correctional” (Exclusive)

Clinton Correctional ShowtimeThe Tracking Board hears that Benicio del Toro is in negotiations to star opposite fellow Oscar winner Patricia Arquette in Escape at Clinton Correctional, an eight-episode limited series about the 2015 prison escape in upstate New York that Ben Stiller will direct for Showtime.

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THE LITTLE STRANGER (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChilling adventures of Dr. Faraday in a small town in postwar England.

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Michelle Williams Moves From “Manchester by the Sea” to Carmel-by-the-Sea With Spy Film “All the Old Knives”

Michelle Williams ExcerptWilliams and Chris Pine will play ex-lovers and veteran spies who reunite for dinner, where they reminisce about a failed mission, though it’s unclear whether Pine hopes to rekindle their romance or get to the bottom of a conspiracy.

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Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, & Candice Bergen Team Up for “Book Club”

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Bill Holderman’s directorial debut Book Club has added Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, and Candice Bergen to headline. Holderman penned the comedy with Erin Simms and the pair will produce with Andrew Duncan and Alex Saks from June Pictures.

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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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Craig Johnson to Direct Baseball Movie “The Art of Fielding” for “Varsity Blues” Producer

Craig Johnson The Art of FieldingBased on the bestselling novel by Chad Harbach, the story follows college baseball star Henry Skrimshander, who seems destined to become a star in the big leagues. But when a routine throw misses its intended target, the fates of five people are upended. As the season winds down, these five individuals forge new bonds that will help them find their true paths in life.

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