Academy Award-winner Reese Witherspoon and The Mindy Project creator Mindy Kaling are circling A Wrinkle In Time, Disney’s adaptation of the classic children’s book from director Ava Duvernay.
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Rob Reiner’s upcoming USA Network drama The Tap has set its lead cast, while the Starz miniseries The White Queen has added three new actors and a new director to its roster.
Days before the release of her new album, Lifetime has announced they are developing a movie about the life of pop star Britney Spears, simply titled Britney. In the film, set to be produced by Asylum Entertainment, actor Natasha Bassett will portray the singer.
Lionsgate has tapped Blur Studio creative director Dave Wilson to direct The Monolith, an adaptation of the DC Comics series. Barnett Brettler will adapt the script in his first major assignment.
Epix’s scripted series Get Shorty has tapped Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd to star. The series is based on the 1995 film of the same name starring John Travolta and Gene Hackman, and novel by Elmore Leonard.
Star Trek actor John Cho is coming back to earth to star in a brand new series from USA Network. Connoisseur is an hourlong drama from Gary Lundy, Hand of God creator Ben Watkins, and Cho, which explores the world of con artists.
South Korean director Kogonada has tapped John Cho and Parker Posey for his upcoming Indiana-set drama Columbus. The two are joined by Haley Lu Richardson, Michelle Forbes, and Rory Culkin.
Typically, awards season really ramps up in January, with a variety of shows airing, including the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and more. However, this year the Critics’ Choice Awards has decided to be the vanguard of the season by moving to December.
Two friends become revered cult figures in Noonaloon, a Narnia-esque world they discover through a portal behind the fridge of their new apartment. Despite how quickly they rise to power in their new world, problems with their floundering careers, relationships, and disappointed families do not get better.
Former Funny Or Die writer and executive producer Lauren Palmigiano is set to make her feature film directorial debut with White Girl Problems. The film from Lionsgate is based on the bestselling book by Babe Walker.
How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are looking to make another hit with a yet-to-be-titled family comedy at CBS. The network has given a pilot production commitment to the duo for the new series.
Warner Bros. has set its main cast for the Ocean’s Eleven spinoff film Ocean’s Eight with Anne Hathaway, rapper Awkwafina (aka Nora Lum), Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, and Rihanna.
Melissa McCarthy’s upcoming New Line college comedy Life of the Party is becoming a Bridesmaids reunion with Maya Rudolph joining the cast to play the neurotic best friend of McCarthy’s lead character.
In addition to his many television projects, director Antoine Fuqua has decided to tack on another project to his slate with The City. Showtime has put the dark medical drama from Fuqua and Black Box creator Amy Holden Jones into development.
It was revealed recently that Imagine partners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are bringing back their fantasy mermaid film Splash. Howard directed the original, which launched the careers of stars Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah, and this time around he’ll be producing alongside Grazer. Walt Disney Studios is helming the remake, and today several new details about the project were revealed.
Captain America: Civil War star Chris Evans is circling the role of Jekyll in the feature adaptation of Steven Moffat’s BBC 1 series that’s currently in the works at Lionsgate.
The trifecta of Jessica Williams, Chris O’Dowd, and Noël Wells have signed on to star in an upcoming Untitled James Strouse Comedy. James C. Strouse will be directing and writing the indie romantic comedy.
With the rise in popularity of mobile apps turning into feature films, it was only a matter of time before emojis got their due — and Sony Animation has got it covered with Emoji Movie: Express Yourself starring Silicon Valley actor T.J. Miller.
David Dastmalchian and Hiam Abbass will join Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, and Dave Bautista in the follow up to Ridley Scott’s iconic dystopian sci-fi film.
Map To The Stars actors Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska may team up again, this time in the comedy-western Damsel. The project hails from David Zellner and Nathan Zellner.
Logline: A man inadvertently journeys back into the make-believe world he created as a child only to find it has fallen into ruins. Now, he must fight to save the world he once loved, and, in the process, learn you are never too old to follow your dreams.
Wish I Was Here actor and director Zach Braff has signed on to helm the dark comedy Bump by screenwriters Ori Guendelman and Rob McClelland.
Logline: Ten years ago, humanity prevailed in its war of extinction against the androids. Today, in a world that’s healing, 16-year-old Ellie feels like so many of her orphan generation: lost, broken, and aimless. But a freak accident on a camping trip reveals she’s nothing of the kind. Ellie comes back online. She’s an android, the last survivor. On the run, Ellie will fight to keep herself and her human friends alive for at least one more night.
Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions has received a pilot production commitment for their comedy The Baby from NBC. Paper Kite has also signed a new overall deal with Universal Television.
The Central Intelligence star is set to produce the feature based on the pitch by Alex Blagg and Neel Shah, who wrote the Black List comedy script F*** Marry Kill.
The Captain Fantastic actor is the latest to join the cast of New Line Cinema’s forthcoming adaptation of the Stephen King horror novel It.