Short film Picture Paris has landed a series adaptation at Epix in a competitive situation with multiple networks in pursuit. The half-hour comedy from Brad Hall will star Meg Ryan and has been put on the fast-track for development in the hopes for a straight-to-series order.
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The critically acclaimed graphic novel series The Woods is being adapted into a television series on Syfy from director and producer Brad Peyton. Universal Cable Productions is the studio behind the project, which is being planned as an hourlong drama.
Veteran actor John Goodman has been named the first cast member to join Rupert Wyatt’s next film, the sci-fi drama Captive State. It reunites the two after Goodman also appeared in Wyatt’s 2014 film The Gambler.
Golden Globe-nominated actress Parker Posey is ready to blast off to Netflix’s reboot of the classic sci-fi series Lost in Space. She will join Toby Stephens, Taylor Russell, and Maxwell Jenkins in the series written and produced by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama. Neil Marshall is set to direct the pilot.
The upcoming pic The Pretenders has taken a huge step forward after being circulated around Hollywood for the past three years. James Franco has signed on to direct the romance and up-and-coming actors Jack Kilmer, Shameik Moore, and Jane Levy have signed on to star.
C.J. Walker biography On Her Own Ground is in the works at Zero Gravity Management as a limited series with Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer set to produce and star. The project will be written by Nicole Asher and directed by Kasi Lemmons.
The up and coming 1inMM Productions in a preemptive deal acquired the film rights to a new manuscript: Prisoner Six from author/screenwriter Tara Pinley. Julio Hallivis, a principle at 1inMM, is set to produce the project for the company.
Back to the Future icon Christopher Lloyd is set to bring 1.21 gigawatts of comedy to the CBS’ coveted sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
The upcoming superhero team-up series The Defenders has added another character from the canon of Netflix’s Marvel characters. Elodie Yung is set to return as Elektra, joining fellow small-screen heroes Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones).
Production for the second season of the Netflix hit Stranger Things has started and there are new faces joining the cast. Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, and Danish actress Linnea Berthelsen are the latest to sign on to venture into the Upside Down.
Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Arquette and The Diary of a Teenage Girl breakout star are set for Kirsten Dunst’s movie adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. The two will join previously announced cast members, Dakota Fanning and Jesse Plemons as well as Stacy Martin.
One of the hottest European projects out of AFM, Annette, has announced the addition of some star power with Adam Driver and Rooney Mara attached to star. The feature is described as a music-filled drama from cult French director Leos Carax.
Iconic 1980 film American Gigolo is getting the television treatment as Paramount TV and Jerry Bruckheimer have set up an adaptation in development at Showtime. Playwright Neil LaBute has been tapped to pen the script.
The upcoming Disney family comedy film Magic Camp has found its leads in Adam DeVine and Jeffrey Tambor. Mean Girls director Mark Waters is set to direct the project.
Academy Award-winning actor J.K. Simmons and Golden Globe winner Martin Sheen have been tapped for the animated adaptation of The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island at Legacy Classics and Shout! Factory.
Treasure Island scribe James Coyne has sold sci-fi pitch Cascade to Paramount Pictures. Details of the plot are being kept under wraps.
Fox is working with Chris Garcia and The Lonely Island trifecta, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone for a potential series based on Garcia’s real-life story about how his immigrant parents lied about their home address, in order to give him a chance at a better public education.
Academy Award-nominated actress Catherine Keener is set to join Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin for Soldado, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Sicario. Stefano Sollima is attached to direct the script from Taylor Sheridan, who also wrote Sicario.
The beloved Detective Kate Beckett is returning to television — well, at least her actor is. Castle star Stana Katic is in talks to star in the upcoming AXN straight-to-series drama Absentia.
Paramount Pictures has picked up the spec script Northeast Kingdom from screenwriter-on-the-rise Alex R. Johnson. Platinum Dunes is on board to produce the action thriller which Johnson will also direct.
In a timely move, Tom McCarthy, director of this year’s Best Picture winner Spotlight, and Jason Blum, known for producing horror films, are teaming up for an untitled miniseries on the former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes.
Paramount Pictures has picked up the film rights to the upcoming Jeff VanderMeer sci-fi novel, set to be published next spring by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Scott Rudin is attached to produce through his Scott Rudin Productions with Eli Bush.