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Live-Action Remake of “Sword in the Stone” Finds Director

SwordExcerpt Disney is also currently developing another Arthurian project, as it was announced earlier this month that Ridley Scott will be directing a Merlin Saga for the studio.

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“The Help” Stars Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain Reuniting for Universal Holiday Comedy

spencerchastainUniversal won the bid for the original pitch and treatment co-written by Chastain, who will produce the film along with Maven Pictures. Crazy Rich Asians writer Peter Chiarelli will write the script.

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UNTITLED CHASTAIN HOLIDAY COMEDY (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Chronicles two women’s journey as they struggle to get home in time for Christmas.

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“Spider-Man: Homecoming” Writers to Direct The Flash’s Solo Movie “Flashpoint” for WB, DC

Flashpoint DirectorsWarners had been courting Ben Affleck to direct at one point, but he turned down the job, and the studio didn’t want to wait for Robert Zemeckis, so they moved quickly to secure the team behind Vacation and Game Night.

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“The Crown” Star Matt Smith in Talks to Play Charles Manson in Indie Movie “The Family” (Exclusive)

Matt Smith as MansonDetroit star Hannah Murray and Imposters actress Marianne Rendón are in talks to play Manson’s followers Leslie Van Houten and Susan Atkins, respectively.

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Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell Cast in Director X’s “Superfly” Remake for Sony

trevorjacksonjasonmitchellThe black-ish and Mudbound stars join the cast for the update to Gordon Parks Jr.’s classic 1972 crime-thriller, starring Ron O’Neal and Carl Lee.

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EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)In Ohio in the 1970s, a Chinese American family is shocked when the body of their teenaged daughter, Lydia, is found in the local lake. The investigation into Lydia’s death rips the family apart as long-kept secrets finally emerge.

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MY OWN WORST ENEMY (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A secret agent tasked with an assassination receives help from an unlikely source.

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“Wonder” Writer Jack Thorne Tapped for Yusra Mardini Biopic by Working Title

JackThorneMardiniStephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) will direct the film based on the amazing Syrian swimmer who helped save a boat full of refugees by pushing it across the Aegean Sea to Greece. She has since become a spokesperson and champion for refugees everywhere.

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“She’s Gotta Have It” Star DeWanda Wise Cast Opposite Brie Larson in “Captain Marvel”

WiseExcerpt The news comes right after Netflix renewed She’s Gotta Have It for a second season.

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German filmmaker Christian Ditter Will Direct New Line Sci-Fi Thriller “Stillwater”

ChristianDitterThe director of How to Be Single will work from a script by Beauty and the Beast scribe Evan Spiliotopoulos.

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“The Florida Project’s” Breakout Star Brooklynn Prince Cast in Amblin’s “The Turning”

BrooklynnPrincePrince joins Mackenzie Davis and Finn Wolfhard in the haunted house thriller based on Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, which will be directed by Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways).

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UNCANNY VALLEY (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings)A woman adjusts her lifestyle as she transitions from working in the world of publishing to the tech bubble that is Silicon Valley.

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“The Last Jedi” Star Oscar Isaac in Talks to Voice Gomez in MGM’s Animated “Addams Family” Movie (Exclusive)

Oscar Isaac The Addams FamilyThere’s no word on any casting yet for Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Lurch or Uncle Fester yet, as MGM is waiting to close its deal with Isaac first before moving on to the rest of the family.

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LOOK OUT FOR THE FITZGERALD-TROUTS (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) The four Fitzgerald-Trout siblings live together on a lush tropical island, sleeping in their car, bathing in the ocean, and driving anywhere they need to go. If they put their minds to it, they can do anything. Even, they hope, find a real home and possibly save the world.

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“Kill or Be Killed” Movie In the Works From “John Wick” Duo

Kill or Be KilledEd Brubaker’s gritty comic follows a depressed college student who tries to kill himself, only to be given a new lease on life by a demon who tells him he must kill one person each month if he wants to continue living. The young man figures if he’s forced to kill to survive, he might as well take out some bad people.

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“It” Director Andy Muschietti in Talks to Team With Russo Brothers on “The Electric State”

The Electric StateProduced with the help of Kickstarter contributions, Simon Stålenhag’s illustrated novel is described as a bold, apocalyptic vision of the American West.

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“Good Time” Filmmakers Josh, Ben Safdie Remaking “48 Hours” with Jerrod Carmichael

safdiescarmichaelThe Neighbors star will co-write the script and play the role that became a break-out for Eddie Murphy with Paramount Players releasing the remake.

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KILL OR BE KILLED (FILM RIGHTS)

Film Rights - 2015 (database listings) A depressed college student survives his attempted suicide thanks to a demon’s interference. In return for saving his life, the demon demands a price: for every person the young man kills, he will be allowed to live for another month.

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Kevin Hart to Play Hitman in Action Comedy “On the Run” for Universal

KevinHartExcerpt The film follows a hitman whose assignment goes askew when the target is someone unexpected.

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INNOCENT MONSTERS (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM A writer trying to crack her second novel starts to lose her sense of reality as the book bleeds into her life and her life bleeds back.

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TriStar’s “The Phantom Tollbooth” Has Found “Game of Thrones” Director Matt Shakman

PhantomTollboothMattShakmanNorton Juster’s 1961 children’s book, illustrated by Jules Pfeiffer, is considered a beloved classic. Shakman is best known for his television work on Game of Thrones and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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There’s Going to Be a “Jingle Jangle” Movie On Netflix, But It’s Not What You Think

David E Talbert Jingle JangleIn this family holiday musical, a cobblestone world comes to life in this tale of an embattled toymaker, his precocious granddaughter, and a magical invention that could change their lives forever — if they can get it to work in time for the holidays.

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JINGLE JANGLE (PITCH)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM An embattled toymaker and his precocious granddaughter work to finish a magical invention in time for the holidays.

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MIMI FROM RIO (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PM Two brothers set out to transport the first human-like robot in the future.

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Kerry Washington, Rashida Jones Adapting “Goldie Vance” Graphic Novel for Fox

WashingtonJonesGoldieJonesWritten by Eisner-winning writer Hope Larson and drawn by Brittney Williams, the teen detective series was first published in 2016 and currently has four volumes.

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Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali to Star in Peter Farrelly’s Road Trip Drama “Green Book”

Viggo Mortensen Mahershala Ali Green BookMortensen will play Tony Lip, an Italian-American bouncer who in 1962 was hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), one of the world’s finest jazz pianists, on a concert tour from New York City through the pre-Civil Rights era Deep South.

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Alexander Skarsgard, Randall Park Join Growing Cast of Lionsgate Comedy “Flarsky”

skarsgardparkTNWritten by Dan Sterling (The Interview, The Daily Show) and directed by Jonathan Levine, the comedy pairs Seth Rogen with Charlize Theron.

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Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern to Star in Noah Baumbach’s Next Movie (Exclusive)

Baumbach SplitNetflix is back in business with the writer-director of The Meyerowitz Stories, who has also cast Emmy winner Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie) in his next film.

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“The Square” Star Claes Bang to Play Villain in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”

claesBangTN The Scandinavian actor gives a breakout performance in the Ruben Östlund dark comedy, which is Swedish’s selection for the foreign language Oscar.

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