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Set at an exclusive boarding school in England, the story follows a first-year student named Greer, who is invited for a weekend getaway by the Medievals, the school’s elite and most popular group. The invite promises a weekend of bloodsports, but what Greer and the other invitees don’t know is that the Medievals just might be hunting, shooting and fishing them over the next three days.
Female ensemble comedy Women In Business has landed at Fox after multiple studios entered a bidding war. Emma Stone, Kate McKinnon, and Jillian Bell have signed on to star in the project.
NBC Comedy in the early 2010’s was like The Titanic. Plenty of people were yelling “Iceberg right ahead!” It takes time to turn a boat around, as it took some time for NBC to finally admit that they should be going mainly after broad comedies. Let’s see where the Peacock stands in our preview of NBC Comedy pilots.
UPDATE (3.10.16): Imperative Entertainment wins the war for David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon with a massive $5 million bid, making this one of the richest book deals to go down in recent history. Imperative beat out an offer from Star Wars director JJ Abrams.
A massive bidding war is underway right now as some of Hollywood’s biggest players compete for the rights to Lost City of Z author David Grann’s upcoming Killers Of The Flower Moon. A-listers are attached and studios are swarming as the year’s biggest bidding war gets underway!
The Bridesmaids director is set to helm a new romantic comedy with a contemporary twist.
Taraji P. Henson has signed on to play Katherine Johnson, a real-life mathematics genius, in Hidden Figures from Fox 2000. The project will be helmed by St. Vincent director Ted Melfi.
Fresh off of his Screen Actors Guild win for supporting actor in Beasts of No Nation, Idris Elba may have found his next starring role in The Mountain Between Us at Fox 2000.
Chernin Entertainment and Bold Films are set to produce Gunner, based on the reporting of the Wall Street Journal’s Michael M. Phillips. Screenwriter Phil Alden Robinson is penning the screenplay about Marine Jason Dunham, who threw himself on top of a grenade to protect his fellow soldiers in 2003.
Chris Weitz has found his next big project. After previously taking on Star Wars solo film Rogue One, Weitz has now been hired to pen the romance-adventure The Mountain Between Us.
Chernin Entertainment is following the trend of classic story retellings like Maleficent, developing a film centered around Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Titled after the story’s heroine, Esmeralda is a live-action adventure adapted from Victor Hugo’s novel.
Brian Duffield’s spec Underwater, which was bought by Chernin, has been set up at 20th Century Fox, paving the way for the aquatic thriller to propel through the development process.
20th Century Fox has hired screenwriter Will Staples to pen the script for Dark Web, based on the remarkable true story of the rise and fall of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht.
Lawrence is in talks to reunite with her Hunger Games director on the adaptation. Based on the novel by Jason Matthews, the story centers on a Russian spy and a CIA agent assigned to compromise the other, but soon find themselves in a charged duel of wills, skills, and forbidden romance.
The influential producer has signed a two year overall deal with NBC Entertainment and Universal Television, which allows the company to develop amongst Universal TV’s roster of writers and producers, while still being able to also produce independently for cable and streaming outlets.
The in-demand project is feeding the buzz machine.