Between April 1st and April 30th, we tracked a total of 22 feature specs out. While it’s a positive from last April, it’s continuing our steady decline of specs from the past couple of months. We’ve seen a 12% decrease in specs from March’s count. We’ve continued to decrease in specs since February, wherein in a traditional market, we’d see increases in April, a hot month for the material.
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Story centers on Doug, a regular guy who is moonlighting as a henchman for a notorious villain so that he can put his daughter through private school. When Doug accidentally kills “The Termite,” the city’s super hero, Doug knows that his boss villain will be pissed, probably pissed enough to kill him. So Doug does the only think he can think of: puts on the The Termite’s suite and starts saving the city from villains. That’s when things really start to get complicated.
Set in 1986 and told through the eyes of 10-year old Charlie, AT RISK is a poignant drama of a family struggling to stay intact when an AIDS diagnosis makes them pariahs in their small New England town. Based on Alice Hoffman’s groundbreaking novel of the same name, the story explores how fear of the unknown can drive us to the darkest of places, even when faced with the facts.
The news comes after the departure of an original castmember from the series and the annuncement of the show’s renewal for season seven along with DC’s other superhero shows at the network.
Jeremy Irvine from War Horse has also joined the cast of the directorial debut by Alice Waddington, which is currently filming in Spain.
The Big Bang Theory is continuing to add to Sheldon’s family in adulthood with Jerry O’Connell joining the show for a guest-starring role as Sheldon’s brother, Georgie. The character appears on the spin-off series Young Sheldon played by Montana Jordan. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.
Actor-comedian Sinbad is headed to the small screen for Fox’s comedy pilot Rel. Joining him is Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore who replaces previously cast Angel Laketa Moore. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.
The show stars Neil Patrick Harris and is based on the popular children series by Lemony Snicket. Williams will guest star in the upcoming third season which will be the show’s last.
Written and directed by Josh Trank (Fantastic Four), the film will cover Capone’s later years when he was suffering from dementia while in prison.
The reboot of the Japanese horror hit will be written and directed by Nicolas Pesce, whose Eyes of my Mother was a disturbing and chilling debut that received quite a bit of critical acclaim.
Sydney Poitier, Shea Whigham, Hong Chau, and Jeremy Allen White are joing Julia Roberts-starrer Homecoming and Netflix’s second season of American Vandal has set its two leading men. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.
After several years away from television, Mad Men alum Vincent Kartheiser is back and set to star opposite Rachelle Lefevre in an untitled legal drama from Empire creator Danny Strong. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.
A week before potentially winning his first Oscar, the prolific character actor takes on a voice role in the Katherine Applegate adaptation already starring Angelina Jolie.
Starry Eyes executive producer Giles Daoust wrote the script and will produce for Title Media alongside Luke Barnett and Vincent Masciale of Lone Suspect and Mike Macari of Koji Productions.
Sam Taylor-Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) is directing the adaptation of James Frey’s book, and the cast also includes Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Juri, Charlie Hunnam, Giovanni Ribisi and David Dastmalchian.
The Sarah Burgess comedy follows a private-equity manager (Vance) and his government-appointed compliance monitor (Parker).
Rosario Dawson is joining Jane the Virgin for multiple episodes in the back half of Season 4.
Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson are all returning for the sequel to the 2015 box office hit that put Stallone back in the Oscar race. Creed 2 is scheduled for release on Nov. 21, 2018.
Star Trek Into Darkness actress Alice Eve is joining Season 2 of Iron Fist in a unspecified role.
Based on Wonder writer Jack Thorne’s spec script about a daring 19th Century hot air balloon trip to explore the earth’s atmosphere.
Bogart was the infamous record executive from Brooklyn who went on to define the pop-music culture of his time, and who was closely aligned with the rise of disco. His son, Timothy Scott Bogart, is expected to direct from his own screenplay.
The horror-thriller picked up by Miramax in Sept. will begin filming in 2018.