Michael Brown Movie in the Works at Warner Bros. Based on Mother’s Memoire About Ferguson Shooting (Exclusive)
Brown was just 18 years old when he was fatally shot by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson after reportedly robbing a convenience store. The incident exposed racial tensions simmering beneath the surface of the city, where protests and civil unrest quickly erupted.
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The directorial debut of writer-director Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You, has tapped three buzzy stars in its first casting: Tessa Thompson, Lakeith Stanfield, and Steven Yeun, the Tracking Board has confirmed. Forest Whitaker is producing.
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Judy Greer has been added to Richard Linklater’s upcoming comedy-drama Where’d You Go, Bernadette, joining Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, and Billy Crudup. The film, based on Maria Semple’s novel, follows an architect-turned-recluse who goes missing prior to a family vacation. (Deadline)
Alison Wright and Benjamin Haigh are set as series regulars opposite Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs in TNT’s pilot Snowpiercer and Boardwalk Empire alum Vincent Piazza has booked a series regular role in Fox’s high-profile drama pilot The Passage. (Deadline)
AT&T Audience Network’s drama series Ice has brought in veteran Ed Bernero as executive producer and showrunner for Season 2. Ice follows the Green family as they plunge into the underbelly of the Los Angeles diamond trade. (Deadline)
Aisha Tyler broke down today telling fellow The Talk panelists and their studio audience that she’s leaving the CBS show at the end of the season. (Deadline)
Irish filmmaker Gerard Barrett’s has sold his hour-long drama Honey to FX. The story is being kept under wraps and is set against the backdrop of the world of corporate espionage. (Deadline)
Discovery Channel has unveiled details of this year’s Shark Week, debuting Sunday, July 23. Eli Roth is hosting, Olympian Michael Phelps gets schooled on all things ‘shark’ at Bimini Shark Lab, Chris Noth narrates Sharks and the City: New York. (Deadline)