Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor Colin Farrell is currently in negotiations to co-star alongside recent SAG winner Denzel Washington in Inner City from writer and director Dan Gilroy.
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Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in and produce The Black Hand, a new film set up at Paramount Pictures based on the book of the same name by Stephan Talty. DiCaprio’s Appian Way banner will co-produce alongside The Gotham Group.
Actor-director Nick Cassavetes has been tapped to helm New Line Cinema’s upcoming dramedy Honeymoon with Harry. Pitch creator Dan Fogelman is writing the current draft of the script, which is based on Bart Baker’s novel of the same name.
Fargo’s Kirsten Dunst is heading back to television for AMC’s dark comedy series On Becoming a God in Central Florida. The project comes from George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures, Sony’s TriStar Television, and AMC Studios, with The Lobster helmer Yorgos Lanthimos set to direct. Dunst will star in the series and executive produce.
Gus Van Sant is looking to add Jonah Hill and Rooney Mara to the cast of his forthcoming drama Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot. The two are in talks to join Joaquin Phoenix in the biopic about quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan.
After previously snagging Killers of the Flower Moon, Imperative Entertainment has made another big buy with the novel Tangerine. George Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures is attached to produce and Scarlett Johansson has come aboard to star.
Logline: The past, present, and future of the human race are explored throughout the history of the universe as three separate storylines question the very nature of life, love, mortality, where we’ve been, and where we’re going. A blend of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Interstellar, and PTA’s Magnolia.
The 1980s action classic Rambo is the latest piece of cinematic nostalgia to get a reboot. Nu Image/Millennium Films is working on bringing the one-man army back to the big screen with the title Rambo: New Blood. However, Sylvester Stallone, who originated the role in 1982, isn’t expected to return to the titular role.
Music biography Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll is headed to the big screen as Paramount Pictures has acquired the book by Peter Guralnick with Leonardo DiCaprio set to star.
One of the world’s foremost celebrity environmental activists is set to produce a Captain Planet movie at Paramount, the studio with which the newly minted Oscar winner inked a first-look deal back in March. Jono Matt and Glen Powell are in negotiations to write the script based on the 1990s cartoon series, the first feature gig for both.
Saturday Night Live alum Chris Rock is headed back to television with two stand-up comedy specials at Netflix, with a big day at $20 million per special. The first taping will happen in 2017 with a world tour to follow.
The upcoming drama about a 21st Century pop star has added actor Jude Law to the cast. Vox Lux comes from director-writer Brady Corbet and is currently in development at Killer Groups and Three Six Zero Group.
North American rights for romantic comedy Home Again have landed at Open Road Films. The film starring Reese Witherspoon marks the feature directing debut for Hallie Meyers-Shyer.
Sisters and Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore is swapping out female-led comedies for a romantic drama, Lionsgate’s Goodbye for Now. The film is based on the novel by Laurie Frankel and in development with Temple Hill Entertainment.
USA Network has given a pilot order to The Sinner, a new crime thriller series, which actor Jessica Biel is set to star in, as well as executive produce. The series is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Petra Hammesfahr.
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.
Director Hallie Meyers-Shyer is looking to cast Reese Witherspoon in her upcoming indie comedy, Home Again. The Academy Award-winning actress would replace Rose Byrne, who was previously attached to star.
A mentally unstable young woman becomes obsessed with a seemingly perfect life of social media star and “influencer.” When she decides to drop everything and head to the West Coast to become her friend in real life, her behavior becomes unsettling and increasingly dangerous.
After a bidding battle broke out over the pitch Hair Wars, Fox 2000 has walked away victorious. Fresh Off The Boat creator Nahnatchka Khan will write the script with Pitch Perfect helmer Jason Moore attached to direct.
The Golden Globe-nominated actor is in talks to join Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning for the Sofia Coppola-directed remake. He is looking to fill the shoes of the role played by Clint Eastwood in the 1971 original directed by Don Siegel.
The cast of Woody Allen’s upcoming fall movie is starting to take shape with pop star/actor Justin Timberlake and actress Juno Temple joining the yet-to-be-titled project starring Kate Winslet and James Belushi.
DiCaprio will produce the film based on Ian Urbina’s New York Times Magazine article detailing the true story of a vigilante crew that stalked a fugitive fishing ship for 110 days and across two seas and three oceans.
Leonardo DiCaprio is currently being eyed to play the 13th century Persian poet Jalaluddin al-Rumi in a new biopic written by Academy Award-winning writer, David Franzoni. Robert Downey Jr. is also being considered to co-star as mystic Shams of Tabriz.
Martin Scorsese may have found his next project in the George Washington biopic The General, which would find The Wolf of Wall Street director re-teaming with Red Granite Pictures.
Scarlett Johansson may be headed from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the Jazz Age, as she’s attached to play Zelda Fitzgerald in the forthcoming biopic about “the first American flapper.”