The true story of EDDIE ANTAR, master businessman from “Crazy Eddie’s” electronics store in New York City. As Eddie’s business grows from one store to many, his own hubris takes over and his quest for profits leads him to break the law. Under investigation by the SEC, Eddie’s house of cards eventually comes crashing down.
Political drama Succession has landed a series order from HBO. The series from executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and writer Jesse Armstrong received a pilot order last summer, which McKay directed.
Two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain has her eyes set on space. The actress will step into the role of producer for the first time for a TV event series about a group of women in the early 1960s who were denied a chance to be part of the Mercury space program.
Oscar-winner Adam McKay continues to add to his list of projects with purpose as he has joined Crook County as an executive producer, with Brooklyn actor Emory Cohen attached to star. The film is written and directed by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly.
Nia DaCosta has lined up Tessa Thompson and Lily James to headline in her directorial debut Little Woods. They join a cast that also includes James Badge Dale, Luke Kirby, and Lance Reddick.
The long-in-development Romeo & Juliet project Rosaline has taken another step forward with the attachment of Ry Russo-Young. She is set to take over directing duties from Alex Timbers.
Continuing the new evolution of his career, The Big Short director and screenwriter Adam McKay is taking on another reality-charged story with a Dick Cheney biopic set at Paramount. According to reports, he began writing this new script after winning the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay this year.
Sony Pictures’ Holmes & Watson starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly continues to round out its cast as they add Kelly Macdonald, Rebecca Hall, and Rob Brydon. The film puts a comedic spin on the classic sleuthing duo.
Academy Award-nominated actress Jessica Chastain is set to play tough New York City street cop with extraordinary powers in Painkiller Jane, an adaptation of the graphic novel series written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada.
Ghostbusters director Paul Feig has found his next project as he teams up with Charlie Kesslering for a feature comedy revolving around a female engineer. The spec, Turned On, was written by Kesslering who is currently assistant to The Late Late Show host James Corden.
Life in Pieces executive producer Jason Winer’s hourlong legal dramedy Token White Male has landed at Fox, while CBS is developing a CBS spy drama from the team behind Scorpion.
Pulitzer-prize winning writer Robert Schenkkan has been brought on to write the drama K Troop for Amazon Studios. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is attached to star in and produce the film through his hitRECord Films.
Two new shows have been given put pilot commitments from Fox: Controversy and an untitled workplace comedy from the creators and executive producers of The Grinder.
In the 22nd century, it is widely known that the world will end soon, prompting most people to travel back in time, or “skip,” by way of driving old cars into the desert. A convict forced to be the desert tow truck driver, worried he’ll be the last person on Earth, decides to go against the powers that be where he finds love through a series of whimsical adventures.
Limitless star Jake McDorman has joined the upcoming film Unlovable from internet sensation Charlene deGuzman and actor-writer-director Mark Duplass. In July, the project started a Kickstarter campaign and ended up raising over $60,000 in August.
After being passed around, Amblin Entertainment’s sci-fi romance Intelligent Life may have officially landed in the hands of Jay Roach. The award-winning writer-director is circling the project originally written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly.
Coming off of one of the summer’s biggest comedy successes, Sausage Party co-director Conrad Vernon has already lined up his next project with The Toxic Avenger remake. The film is set to be a more grounded, live-action version of the Troma Films franchise that debuted in 1984.
Former Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is developing an hourlong drama series at NBC, reports say. Paul will executive produce through his production banner Lucid Road, with brothers John Sonntag and Thomas Sonntag writing the script and serving as additional executive producers.
Israeli filmmaker Tali Shalom Ezer is set to helm Mercy, starring Ellen Page and Kate Mara as lovers-at-odds. The film also stars Amy Seimetz, Pablo Schreiber, and Elias Koteas.
Logline: After their inquisitive 11-year-old son is replaced by a look-alike imposter, the fractured Bach family must come together to solve the mystery, discovering the true meaning of family as they embark on a dangerous, often hilarious adventure that will call into question the very fabric of their reality. Think The Truman Show meets E.T.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War star Jessica Chastain is in talks to join Jake Gyllenhaal in The Division, the adaptation of the best-selling video game Tom Clancy’s The Division from Ubisoft.
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.