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Bates, Dickens and more join the cast of Highwaymen

Kathy Bates, John Carroll Lynch, Kim Dickens, Thomas Mann and William Sadler have joined the cast of  Highwaymen, the crime drama that John Lee Hancock is directing, with Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson in the lead roles. The film is currently filming in Louisiana. Based on the true events of Texas Ranger Frank Hamer and ex-partner Maney Gault, who...

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Michael Fassbender to star in Kung Fury

Michael Fassbender has joined the cast of Kung Fury, the sequel to David Sandberg’s short. The action comedy, which will also star David Hasselhoff, is set in 1985’s Miami, which is kept safe under the watchful eye of the police officer Kung Fury through his Thundercops police force. After the tragic death of a Thundercop causes the group to...

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Studio 8 developing Nazi-turned-Mossad Agent thriller

Studio 8 has acquired the rights to A Most Dangerous Man, based on the true story of Otto Skorzeny, a high ranking Nazi special forces soldier and Hitler confidant who was known by the Allies as “the most dangerous man in Europe”. After the war, Skorzeny was relocated and recruited by an intrepid Mossad agent to work...

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Lee Toland Krieger to direct Blackfriars

Lee Toland Krieger (“The Age of Adaline”) has signed on to direct Blackfriars for Lakeshore. The comedy, written by Chris Bremner, is based on the true story of Walter Robinson, an uptight Boston police detective, who gets the case of his career when he is assigned to protect Bobby Zachary, the lone survivor of the infamous...

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MGM acquires comedic Fairy Godmother

MGM has acquired Fairy Godmother, a spec script by Chiara Atik, a playwright, writer and blogger. Helen Estabrook (“Whiplash”) will produce. The story is a comic revisionist take at the classic fairy-tale.

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Longoria, Piven and Szohr join All-Star Weekend

Eva Longoria, Jeremy Piven and Jessica Szohr have joined the cast of All-Star Weekend, Jamie Foxx’s directing debut. Foxx has also written the screenplay and will star. The project started filming Oct. 26 and will center on two tow-truck drivers, Malik (Foxx), and Danny (Piven), who are basketball fanatics and would take a bullet for their respective...

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Shawn Levy to direct Uncharted

Shawn Levy is set to direct Uncharted for Sony Pictures. The feature film based on the PlayStation video game series featuring the treasure hunter Nathan Drake, is in development for years at the studio, and Levy is the latest director to board the project after Neil Burger and recently Joe Carnahan.

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Paramount developing Alex Hawke spy movie

Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to a series of novels by Ted Bell, focusing on British MI6 agent Sir Alexander Hawke. Kurt Wimmer (“Salt”) is set to write the screenplay and Lorenzo di Bonaventura will produce.  

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Wolff and Skarsgard join The Kill Team

Nat Wolff and Alexander Skarsgard have signed on to star in the feature film adaptation of Dan Krauss‘ war documentary The Kill Team. Krauss will direct from his own screenplay. The story follows Private Adam Winfield, a soldier in Afghanistan who attempted to blow the whistle on members of his platoon who carry out a murderous...

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Christian Rivers to direct Mortal Engines

Christian Rivers will direct the film adaptation of the popular book series Mortal Engines. Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, who have developed the projects for years, set it at MRC and Universal Pictures. The screenplay has been written by Jackson, Walsh and Philippa Boyens. The film is set to start filming next spring in New Zealand.

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Margot Robbie joins Peter Rabbit adaptation

Margot Robbie has joined the voice cast of Peter Rabbit, Columbia’s adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic children book. Will Gluck is set to direct, with Domhnall Gleeson and Rose Byrne playing the live-action roles. James Corden will voice Peter.

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Chris MacBride to direct Scout adaptation

Studio 8 has acquired the rights to Scout, a 1980s comic book actioner. Chris MacBride is set to direct from his own screenplay. The story follows an Apache ex-Army Ranger who, while on a personal/spiritual mission, investigates the disappearance of young women and in the process uncovers a far-reaching conspiracy involving local gangs, human slavers, oil...

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Deadpool 2: Director Time Miller drops out

Tim Miller (“Deadpool”) has dropped out of directing the sequel, because of creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds. Miller’s involvement was announced back in April during CinemaCon. He was in the process of developing the script

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Miracles from Heaven gets Easter Season release

Sony Pictures has set a March 18, 2016 release date — a week before Easter — for Miracles from Heaven, their next faith-based film, starring Jennifer Garner. The story a young girl who miraculously overcomes an incurable, life-threatening digestive disorder. After she is dramatically rescued from a near-death experience, an inexplicable series of miracles unfold that...

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Paramount plans Escape adventure

Paramount has picked up the rights to Escape, an action-adventure about a group tech-savvy criminals who are recruited on mission. Tze Chun (Tv’s “Once Upon a Time”) has written the screenplay. Chu Studios are producing.

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Martin Freeman joins Civil War

Martin Freeman has joined the cast of Captain America: Civil War, the next installment of the Marvel franchise that is set to be released next May. He will be playing a still unnamed character. Filming is currently underway.

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Billy Crudup to star in Youth in Oregon

Billy Crudup will star opposite Frank Langella in Youth in Oregon, a dark comedy to be directed by Joel David Moore. Crudup will play a husband on a cross-country trip to Oregon with his cantankerous father-in-law (Langella), a man who has given up on life. He must convince his father-in-law not to commit euthanasia when they...

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Marcus Nispel to direct Stowaway

Marcus Nispel is developing a new horror thriller, based on a Nordic myth of a seaborne humanoid avenging creature. Stowaway is about a newly engaged woman who hits the high seas with the seemingly perfect family into which she is marrying. Things go south then she discovers that at the bottom of the ocean lies a...