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Lizzy Caplan to Play Female Lead in “Gambit” Opposite Channing Tatum’s Superhero

Lizzy Caplan GambitLea Seydoux had previously been cast as the superhero film’s female lead back when Rupert Wyatt was directing the comic book movie for 20th Century Fox.

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Mahershala Ali to Star in Crime Thriller “Burn” Following “True Detective” Season 3

Mahershala Ali Triple FrontierBurn follows a Northern California detective who brought a cartel to its knees while working undercover, all while keeping that part of his life from his family.

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Universal Attaches Viola Davis, “Girls Trip” Helmer Malcolm D. Lee to Terry McMillan’s “I Almost Forgot About You”

ViolaDavisMalcolmleeTNRain Man writer Ron Bass will adapt the novel with McMillan, the two of them having collaborated on How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale.

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Quentin Tarantino, Sony Teaming for the Filmmaker’s Ninth Movie “#9”

Quentin Tarantino Meet the Movie PressTom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in talks for two male leading roles while Tarantino still wants Margot Robbie to play Sharon Tate.

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Michelle Williams in Talks to Join Benedict Cumberbatch, Jake Gyllenhaal in Luca Guadagnino’s Next Movie (Exclusive)

Michelle Williams RioGyllenhaal will play a financial reporter who travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit a wealthy friend (Cumberbatch), only to get sucked into a plot to fake his friend’s death.

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Disney Taps “Wonder” Director Stephen Chbosky to Reimagine “Prince Charming”

Prince CharmingChbosky will reimagine the project and develop it with an eye to direct. Prince Charming reunites Chbosky with his Wonder producers Mandeville’s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, who are producing with Tripp Vinson.

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Sandra Bullock to Portray State Senator Wendy Davis in “Let Her Speak”

sandra bullockDavis garnered national attention for single-handedly filibustering for 13 hours in 2013 against one of the country’s most strict anti-choice laws.

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“Stranger Things” Producer Shawn Levy in Talks to Direct Hot Spec “Crater” for Fox

Shawn Levy CraterJohn J. Griffin’s script is described as a coming-of-age story set on the moon. It follows a boy living a lunar mining colony who, after the death of his father, takes a trip with his four best friends to explore a mysterious crater prior to being permanently relocated to another planet.

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“Stranger Things” Star Dacre Montgomery Joins Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult in “True History of the Kelly Gang”

Justin Kurzel will direct the indie film, which will co-star Essie Davis, George MacKay, Travis Fimmel, Sean Keenan and Harry Greenwood.

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Carey Mulligan Tapped to Play Gloria Steinem in “An Uncivil War”

Mulligan is the second actor to sign on this week to portray the feminist activist following Julianne Moore in “My Life on the Road”.

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THE STARS BENEATH OUR FEET (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) In the wake of his brother’s death, a young African American youth tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem, aided by his imagination and the magic of Legos.

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Mark Strong in Early Talks to Play Villain Doctor Sivana in New Line’s “Shazam!” Starring Zachary Levi

The British actor is no stranger to DC fans, having played Sinestro in 2011’s “Green Lantern.”

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“Starry Eyes” Directors Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer Attached to Paramount’s “Pet Sematary” Remake

dennis_widmyerkevin_kolschTNThe duo were also tapped to direct a sequel to “It” director Andy Muschietti’s horror film “Mama.”

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Lupita Nyong’o, Josh Gad to Star in Zombie Comedy “Little Monsters”

NyongoGadTNThe second film from Australian writer/director Abe Forsythe, starring Alexander England, already has begun filming in Sydney.

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Tom Hanks, “Game of Thrones” Director Team Up for Sci-Fi Movie “Bios” About a Robot and a Dog

Miguel Sapochnik will direct the film after winning an Emmy for his work on the “Battle of the Bastards” episode

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Live Action “Dora The Explorer” to be Produced by Michael Bay

DoraExcerptMichael Bay is producing the live-action Dora the Explorer where Dora is a teenager, visiting her cousin in the city.

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UNTITLED KANDELL COMEDY (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The storyline is being kept under wraps but is being described as a character-driven comedy riffing on the superhero genre.

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Hilary Swank Will Star in Sci-Fi Thriller “I Am Mother”

HilarySwankTNThe directorial debut by Grant Sputore is based on Michael Lloyd Green’s Black List script based on their own original concept.

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Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider’s “The Other Two” Given Series Order by Comedy Central, Joined by “South Side”

schneider kelly excerptThe new show from the former head co-writers of “Saturday Night Live” stars Drew Tarver, Heléne Yorke, Molly Shannon & Ken Marino.

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Sandra Bullock’s Sci-Fi Thriller “Bird Box” Fills Up With An Illustrious Supporting Cast

birdboxcastingTN“Moonlight’s” Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Sarah Paulson, John Malkovich, Rosa Salazar and Lil Rel Howery join the ensemble.

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“Vikings” Star Travis Fimmel, Finn Cole and Kerry Condon Join Margot Robbie in “Dreamland”

dremlandTNDarby Camp from “Big Little Lies” has also joined the cast of Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s directorial debut based on Nicolaas Zwart’s Black List script.

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Jay Roach, Tina Fey to Team for Kent State Drama “67 Shots”

roachfeyTNRoach will direct, Fey will produce an adaptation of Howard Means’ book about the fatal 1970 National Guard shooting of protesting students,

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THE SHADOWS (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Tells the true story of America’s first detectives in Boston.

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“Dunkirk’s” Aneurin Barnard Will Play Boris in “The Goldfinch”

AneurinBardnardTNJohn Crowley directs the Donna Tartt adaptation with plans to begin filming next year. Amazon Studios is on board as a co-financier with RatPac and Warners.

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Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Revenge Thriller “Ruin”

GalGadotExcerptGal Gadot in negotiations to star in the post-WWII thriller, Ruin

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“Power Rangers” Director Dean Israelite Exploring “Unexplained Phenomenon” with Amblin

DeanIsraeliteTN Reuniting with his “Project Almanac” writers Andrew Deutschman and Jason Pagan for the second major directing attachment for Amblin’s latest supernatural thriller.

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Will Smith, Tom Holland Providing Voices for Animated “Spies in Disguise”

smithhollandTNBased on the 2009 animated short “Pigeon Impossible,” the Fox Animation projection overseen by Blue Sky Studios and Chernin Entertainment will be released by Fox on Jan. 18, 2019.

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Helen Mirren, Luke Evans Reunite (Sort of) for Luc Besson’s Next Action Film “Anna”

mirrenevansTNThe mother-son from “Fate of the Furious” didn’t have any scenes together, but that should change for the new movie from the director of “Lucy,” “La Femme Nikita” and “The Professional.”

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Jenny Slate in Talks to Join Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed in Sony’s “Venom” Movie

Jenny Slate VenomThe SNL alum is slated to play a scientists in Ruben Fleischer’s comic book movie, which will co-star Michelle Williams as a district attorney who may fall for Hardy’s Eddie Brock.

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Elgin James to Adapt, Direct Ryan Gattis Social Activism Novel “AIR” for Lionsgate

elginjamesairTNMusical superstar John Legend is one of the producers on the movie about a teen who gets involved with a group who uses death-defying stunts to challenge the local police and the prejudices they face.

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