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Written by Ryan Riley, who previously saw his short story “Encyclopedia Dad” sell to WBTV and his feature spec “Take Back The Night” land with New Regency following a bidding war, the project is being pitched as a socio-political thriller that focuses on the world of tomorrow.
Meyers, who crafted a delicately woven dramatic thriller into the lives of the famed architect Wright, and his wife Mamah, is no stranger to the intricacies of humanity within a dramatic story, as she’d previously written the short film THE DARK OF NIGHT, which was directed by Robin Wright and premiered in the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival with stars Sam Rockwell and Leslie Bibb.
Beyond the premieres and the film extravaganza, here’s a look at the 13 Days and 100 events taking over the cocktail hours and nightlife of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Eric Martin becomes the latest Launch Pad alum to sign with representation following the recent Launch Pad Feature Competition announcements. Martin, who penned one of the most exciting, action-packed, neo-western thrillers we’ve ever read with his Launch Pad finalist PRESIDIO, has made it official and inked with Adam Levine, Evan Pioch and Nicky Mohebbi of Verve.
Following an exceptional break-out run that began in late 2016 and included landing a finalist spot in the Launch Pad Pilot Competition for her pilot GILFS, signing with UTA, joining the writers room on “Saturday Night Live”, earning Emmy and WGA nominations, winning a WGA award, being named one of the Top new screenwriters to watch on the 2017 Young & Hungry List, seeing her show “The Dead Dads Club” sell out at the Upright Citizens Brigade, when it comes to Kristen Bartlett, we’re genuinely not sure there’s anything she can’t do!
The red hot pitch SACI from Pumpkinhead reboot writer Nate Atkins has the town abuzz going into the weekend, as multiple offers are reportedly already in, with more anticipated as the day continues.
Joe Swafford marks the third writer in as many days signed out of our recently announced winners pool of the Launch Pad Feature Competition.
Following his Top 10 Finish in the 2017 Launch Pad Feature Competition, Halligan is the latest to land reps coming out of the competition, and is now seeing his script going into agents and producers as it gears up to his the market this week!
With his Top 10 script “Peter and the Wolves” landing a lot of interest around town, Kyle lands a manager and is gearing up to share his hauntingly psychological survival tale with the town!
Johnson’s Hobbs and Statham’s Deckard Shaw are branching off from the blockbuster Universal franchise for a buddy action-comedy set in the same universe. Leitch’s Deadpool 2 opens next month.
It’s a relief to see the Coen brothers leading by example when it comes to this important issue. The effort will begin with the Coens’ next project, since their upcoming series The Ballad of Buster Scruggs was already in production at Netflix when the inclusion rider movement began gaining traction in Hollywood.
Inspired by the Nancy Meyers movie What Women Want starring Mel Gibson, the new film finds Henson playing a sports agent who gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts and uses it to her advantage as she races to sign the NBA’s next superstar.
If a deal makes, this would be Stanfield’s fifth Netflix film following War Machine, Death Note, The Incredible Jessica James and the upcoming drama Come Sunday.
Director Josh Boone filmed material that led up to the reveal of Jon Hamm as Mr. Sinister, only for Fox to change their minds after shooting had been completed. Now it’ll be Antonio Banderas playing an unspecified villain at the end of New Mutants, sources tell the Tracking Board.
Sandler will play a NYC cop who finally takes his wife (Aniston) on a long promised European trip. A chance meeting on the flight gets them invited to an intimate family gathering on the Super Yacht of elderly billionaire Malcolm Quince. When Quince is murdered, they become the prime suspects in a modern day whodunit.
Based on the excellent book by Josh Bazell that was adapted by Billions creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien, the story follows a young ER doctor whose life is upended when a patient recognizes him from his past life as a mafia hitman.
Joe Carnahan (Narc) is directing the indie film, which finds his producing partner Frank Grillo playing a retired special forces veteran who becomes trapped in a never-ending loop that results in his death every day.
The story follows a young woman (Rodriguez) who suffers a devastating breakup and decides to seek adventure in New York City with her two best friends before she moves across the country for her dream job.
Kathryn Bigelow was previously set to direct the film, which once had Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed attached to star. Bigelow is now producing alongside Annapurna’s Megan Ellison and Matthew Budman, as well as director Pablo Larrain’s producing partner Juan de Dios Larraín.
Alma Har’el (Bombay Beach) is directing the movie, which is based on LaBeouf’s childhood and his explosive relationship with his father, an ex-con and recovering drug addict.
Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) is set to produce and direct the action sequel, which will see Bruce Willis return once again as supercop John McClane, though the film is said to be an origin story of sorts.
UPDATED Every comedy and drama pilot as ordered by the broadcast networks for potential series pickup for the 2018-19 TV season will be listed here as they are announced.
Wiig is obviously a comedic force of nature, but she has always seemed to stand out the wrong way when it comes to dramas like mother! and The Martian,” writes Jeff Sneider.
Lt. Aldo Raine will meet Calvin Candie in Tarantino’s ninth film, which will be the director’s first film released without the involvement of Harvey Weinstein.
Should the superhero project movie move forward, Warner Bros. and new DC chief Walter Hamada plan to hire a female filmmaker for Batgirl, who has never had her own movie despite the character’s popularity.
A week before potentially winning his first Oscar, the prolific character actor takes on a voice role in the Katherine Applegate adaptation already starring Angelina Jolie.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle is the frontrunner to direct the next film in the James Bond franchise, casually known as Bond 25, an agency source has told the Tracking Board.