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The Tracking Board has confirmed that Ridley Scott will be directing an untitled Battle of Britain project for 20th Century Fox, based on a pitch the studio acquired last year by Matthew Orton.
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is trading in his magnifying glass for a pen to star in The Child in Time from BBC One and Masterpiece. He will also executive produce via his SunnyMarch TV banner.
The Daniel Adams-directed comedy An L.A. Minute has tapped Gabriel Byrne and Kiersey Clemons for the lead roles. The film will be a satirical look at fame, success, the star-making machinery and the karma that attaches to all those who worship at the altar of celebrity.
The widely anticipated Paddington 2, a sequel to critically acclaimed and commercial success of 2014’s Paddington, has added two well-known names to its cast: Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson.
Star Wars: The Force Awaken actor Domhnall Gleeson has joined Sony’s upcoming live-action/CGI adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit. He’ll be taking on the role of the pseudo-villainous farmer, Mr. McGregor.
Spectre director Sam Mendes has boarded Beautiful Ruins, the adaptation of the book of the same name, as a producer and potential director.
A father has a son that is convinced he’s a CIA spy with cool missions under his belt but in actuality, he works in the agency’s IT department. However, on a father-son trip in Paris, the two find themselves in a life-threatening adventure in which secrets are spilled.
Director-writer David Mamet is set to direct a feature film adaptation of his 1988 play Speed-the-Plow. The original, brutal story about Hollywood was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play.
Continuing their successful trend of live-action remakes, Disney is now developing a brand new version of James and the Giant Peach. Based on the book by Roald Dahl, the studio first adapted it as a live-action and stop-motion combo in 1996, directed by Henry Selick. Skyfall director Sam Mendes is currently in talks to helm this new version.
Victor Hugo’s classic Les Miserables is getting another adaptation in the form of a six-part mini-series from Weinstein Television and BBC. Andrew Davies, who penned BBC and A&E Networks’ War & Peace adaptation will write the series.
Michelle Pfeiffer and Domhnall Gleeson are circling roles in Darren Aronofsky’s untitled drama at Paramount starring Jennifer Lawrence.
Domhnall Gleeson is in talks for the role of AA Milne in Goodbye Christopher Robin. Milne was the creator of Winnie the Pooh, the famous and honey-obsessed bear from the classic children’s books.
Domhnall Gleeson will share the screen with Will Forte in Netflix feature A Futile And Stupid Gesture. David Wain is directing the film from a script penned by Michael Colton and John Aboud.
Brendan Gleeson is set to star in a new crime comedy entitled Mr. Cranky. Jonathan Teplitzky is attached to direct with a script from Chris Nyst.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Domhnall Gleeson, Christina Applegate, and Thomas Haden Church are starring in Crash Pad, a rom-com from Black List scribe Jeremy Catalino.
In the vein of The Silence of the Lambs, the story centers on a shy art student who seeks answers surrounding the death of his sister, thought to be a victim of a notorious serial killer, coming face-to-face with the accused murderer herself.
British crime writer Ali Knight is out with her latest novel, The Silent Ones. Published by Hodder & Stoughton earlier this year, the thriller, said to be in the vein of The Silence of the Lambs, centers on a shy art student who seeks answers surrounding the death of his sister, thought to be a victim of a notorious serial killer.
Originally published in June in the New York Times Magazine, the article centers on the true story of when an army of well-paid “trolls” wreaked havoc all around the Internet and in real-life American communities from a nondescript office building in Russia.
The stars join the upcoming adventure film from producer Luc Besson.