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“The Butler” Scribe Danny Strong to Write Remake of “Oliver!” for Disney

StrongExcerpt The latest re-imagining of Oliver! will feature a cross-genre soundtrack that includes hip-hop.

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Shea Whigham Joins Julia Roberts in Amazon Series “Homecoming” (Exclusive)

Shea Whigham HomecomingThe veteran character is poised for a busy month between his turn in the Paramount Network’s Waco TV series and a pair of Sundance movies — The Catcher Was a Spy starring Paul Rudd, and Beirut starring Jon Hamm.

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ALL-AMERICAN MURDER (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The true story of Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots all-star tight end, who was convicted of murder in 2015 and committed suicied in 2017 after his indictment and acquittle of a second murder.

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“The Help” Stars Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain Reuniting for Universal Holiday Comedy

spencerchastainUniversal won the bid for the original pitch and treatment co-written by Chastain, who will produce the film along with Maven Pictures. Crazy Rich Asians writer Peter Chiarelli will write the script.

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Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell Cast in Director X’s “Superfly” Remake for Sony

trevorjacksonjasonmitchellThe black-ish and Mudbound stars join the cast for the update to Gordon Parks Jr.’s classic 1972 crime-thriller, starring Ron O’Neal and Carl Lee.

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Hulu Gets into the George Clooney Business, Picking Up Limited Series “Catch-22”

HuluClooneyClooney will co-direct and star in the six-episode series based on Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel that was previously turned into a 1970 film directed by the late Mike Nichols.

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“Moonlight” Director Barry Jenkins Joining “Black Panther’s” Chadwick Boseman for “Expatriate”

JenkinsBosemanJenkins is finishing up post on his adaptation of If Beale Street Could Talk while Boseman has wrapped the Avengers movies and will be out promoting Black Panther soon.

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Gareth Edwards’ Debut “Monsters” Being Adapted into TV Series for Channel 4

monstersseriesEdwards will be involved in some capacity with the sci-fi series that will have Ronan Bennett as its showrunner. Vertigo Films and Channel 4 are currently looking for a U.S. broadcast and/or streaming partner.

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CAA Signs “Carmen Sandiego” Stars Gina Rodriguez, Finn Wolfhard Following Their APA Exits

Gina FinnRodriguez is preparing for a major year, as not only does she co-star alongside Natalie Portman in Alex Gardland’s sci-fi movie Annihilation, but she’s also the lead in Sony’s remake of the acclaimed Mexican thriller Miss Bala.

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TV Casting Round-Up (01.2.18) – Christian Cooke Replaces Ed Westwick in “Ideal by Innocence” and More…

ChristianCookeExcerpt Frank Langella, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Annabella Sciorra, and Jack Reynor all get attached to projects as series regulars.

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“Planet of the Apes” Helmer Matt Reeves Signs First Look Deal With Netflix

MattExcerpt Matt Reeves just wrapped the final installment in the Apes trilogy with War for the Planet of the Apes in July of 2017. The franchise has grossed over $1.5 billion at the global box office.

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“Get Out” Star Lakeith Stanfield Cast in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”

LakeithStanfieldThe breakout star from Straight Outta Compton and the FX show Atlanta will play an NSA security expert chasing after Claire Foy’s Lisabeth Sander in the new movie in the “Millennium series.”

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TASK FORCE TWO (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMCenters on an elite search-and-rescue team based in California.

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“Kill or Be Killed” Movie In the Works From “John Wick” Duo

Kill or Be KilledEd Brubaker’s gritty comic follows a depressed college student who tries to kill himself, only to be given a new lease on life by a demon who tells him he must kill one person each month if he wants to continue living. The young man figures if he’s forced to kill to survive, he might as well take out some bad people.

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Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes to Star in RZA-Directed Heist Film “Cut Throat City”

howardsnipesRZAEiza González, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Demetrius Shipp Jr. and Shameik Moore also join the ensemble cast of RZA’s film, which has already begun production in New Orleans.

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Woody Harrelson is Entangled in Talks to Join Sony’s “Venom”

WoodyExcerpt If a deal is made this will serve as a reunion for Harrelson and filmmaker Ruben Fleischer who worked together on the 2009 comedy Zombieland.

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Luca Guadagnino to Direct Jennifer Lawrence in True Crime Drama “Burial Rites”

LawrenceGuadagninoTriStar Pictures has the distribution rights to the adaptation of Hannah Kent’s 2013 novel about the execution of an Icelandic woman in the 19th Century.

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John Legend, Michael De Luca Producing “Long Way Down” for Universal

LegendDeLucaJason Reynolds’ finalist for the National Book Award had a small bidding war for the movie rights, which Universal won, getting De Luca and Legend as part of the package.

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LIBERATION (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM The true story of Nancy Wake, the most decorated servicewoman in WWII, who led resistance fighters in a series of dangerous missions in Nazi-occupied France.

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Darth Vader Actor David Prowse Getting His Own Biopic With Black List-Approved “Strongman”

Strongman
Written by Nicholas Jacobson-Larson and Dalton Leeb, the script is based on the confusing, sometimes offensive, borderline-insane memories of Prowse, the irascible Englishman behind Darth Vader’s mask.

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Will Smith to Produce Movie About Michael Jordan’s Detour Into Baseball

Will Smith MJIn The Prospect, written by Ben Epstein (Netflix’s You Get Me), Michael Jordan uses a year as a baseball prospect to find himself after his father’s death.

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THE RELIVE BOX (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) In the not-too-distant future, the founder of America’s largest tech company becomes addicted to the company’s product that lets you relive your past. Consumed by the mystery of how he became the man he is, his growing obsession threatens his relationship with his daughter as he is forced to choose: the past or the present.

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PANOPTICON (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A look at the criminal justice and private prison system, told from the perspectives of a new inmate, a correctional officer, and a Wall Street hotshot.

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WHEN IN DOUBT, SEDUCE (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A true story about the relationship between Elaine Mae and Mike Nichols.

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“Narcos” Director Jose Padilha to Develop Art Heist Movie “Master Thieves” for Sony

Master ThievesIt’s based on the true story of the Isabel Gardner Museum Heist in Boston, which is the single biggest property crime in the history of the United States.

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Showtime Puts “Kilroy County” into Development with Alexander Payne Producing

AlexanderPaynePayne and his production partners are joined by director Miguel Arteta, writer Roberto Benabib (Weeds) in this venture to adapt the Dutch series Holland’s Hoop.

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“Landline” Breakout Abby Quinn to Star In Go90 Film “Good Girls Get High” (Exclusive)

Abby QuinnThe story follows two overachieving “good girls” who decide to experience all they’ve missed out on in one crazy, unforgettable night prior to their high school graduation.

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Rob Marshall is Disney’s Top Choice to Direct Live Action “The Little Mermaid”

RobExcerpt The Into the Woods filmmaker is the top choice to direct the upcoming live action film.

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Will Smith Hosting Darren Aronofsky-Produced Nat Geo Series “One Strange Rock” (Video)

WillSmithDarrenAronofskyThe 10-episode series will take a look at the planet Earth with the added perspective of astronauts Chris Hadfield and Mae Jemison.

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Warner Bros. Picks Up Leo Sardarian’s Action Sci-Fi Script “The Expansion Project” (Exclusive)

Brad Peyton Expansion ProjectBrad Peyton (San Andreas) is nearing a deal to direct the film, which follows a rookie female marine who gets stranded on a hostile planet during humanity’s space colonization with nothing but an Exo-suit that’s running out of fusion power.

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