Story is based on the true story of Greville Wynne, a British businessman who helped the CIA penetrate the Soviet nuclear program during the Cold War. Wynne and his Russian source, Oleg Penkovsky, provided the crucial intelligence that ended the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Based on Amor Towles’ novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel, the television film will be adapted by Tom Harper (War and Peace).
Dome Karukoski will direct from a script by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford, and the film will be produced by Chernin Entertainment, which has been developing the project since 2013.
The recent bidding war for Little America, a spec written by British filmmaker Rowan Athale, has been won by Universal. Director Michael Bay is set to produce the project with Platinum Dunes. Athale is also attached to helm the film.
Hitman: Agent 47 star Rupert Friend is set to try his hand at directing and writing for a second time with the biopic Cornerman about boxing trainer Cus D’Amato. The project is currently in pre-production with GK Films and Fabrica de Cine.
The Tracking of a Russian Spy based on Mitch Swenson’s novella of the same name, has found its director in Nima Nourizadeh.
The spec from Jack Thorne The Aeronauts is nearing a deal to find a home at Amazon Studios after an intensive round of bidding with various studios. Tom Harper is attached to helm the film.
The mystery/thriller set in 1950s Morocco is about a woman named Alice Shipley who tries to leave both her past and her college roommate behind after the man she intends to marry suddenly dies. Years later, she reconnects with that same roommate, Lucy, and then Alice’s husband disappears. The mystery leaves Alice to wonder if Lucy is as dangerous as she thinks or whether she is imaging things.
The upcoming Disney sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, has found its grown-up Jane Banks, one of the original siblings from the 1964 classic. Emily Mortimer will be taking on the role in the film directed by Rob Marshall
ul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, the Oscar-nominated screenwriters of The Fighter, will co-write the screenplay for a film about underdog soccer team Leicester City, the club that, despite the 5000-to-1 odds won the 2016 English Premiere League title.
Armando Iannucci’s The Death Of Stalin has added Rupert Friend to the cast. He joins previously cast Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, and Paddy Considine.
Caitlyn Jenner will appear in Transparent, Faye Dunaway will join Hand of God, and the forthcoming Doctor Who spin-off series sets its cast. All of that and more in today’s TV casting round-up!
Valley Of The Gods have cast Berenice Marlohe and Keir Dullea in the high concept fantasy film. they join previously cast Josh Harnett, Charlotte Rampling, and John Rhys-Davies.
Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christine joins Jane Campion’s Top Of The Lake, Peter Serafinowicz swipes Patrick Warburton’s mantle for The Tick, and more in tonight’s TV casting round-up!
Anthony Byrne’s thriller In Darkness has added Emily Ratajkowski to the cast. She joins Natalie Dormer, Ed Skrein, and Stacy Martin in a script Byrne co-wrote with Dormer.
Louise Erdrich, widely acclaimed as one of the country’s greatest literary talents, has a new novel hitting bookshelves in May. LaRose is the final volume of her trilogy which also includes The Plague of Doves and The Round House. The TV and film rights are now available.
After a tragic accident in which a young boy is killed, the man responsible follows an ancient means of retribution by giving his son LaRose to his grieving neighbors. Both families navigate their fragile emotional states, affected by the strange blood feuds and scores left unsettled.
Indie film The Titan has cast Nathalie Emmanuel. She will star opposite Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, and Taylor Schilling.
Diego Boneta and Agyness Deyn have signed on to join the ensemble cast of the growing cast of The Titan which already includes Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling , Ruth Wilson, and Tom Wilkinson. In addition to Boneta and Deyn, the sci-fi feature has also added Aleksander Jovanovic.
Taylor Schilling has joined the cast of The Titan. She will star opposite Sam Worthington, Ruth Wilson, and Tom Wilkinson.