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Comedy Central Gives Series Orders To ‘Another Period’ & ‘Idiotsitter’, Renews ‘Inside Amy Schumer,’ Review’ & ‘TripTank’
By Nellie Andreeva June 9, 2014 Comedy Central has picked up to series Another Period, a spoof of a Keeping Up With The Kardashians-like reality show set in...
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Cannes: Foresight Boards Natural Disaster Movie ‘Inversion’
By Pamela McClintock May 18, 2014 CANNES — Mark Damon‘s Foresight Unlimited has announced an ambitious new sci-fi epic about the loss of gravity in various...
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Sly Spreads the Love at ‘The Expendables 3′ Press Conference in Cannes
By Leo Barraclough May 18, 2014 CANNES — Expressions of affection for fellow action stars, playful competitiveness, and a fondness for violent movies abounded...
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Cannes: Foresight Weighs In With $120M Disaster Pic ‘Inversion’
By The Deadline Team May 18, 2014 Foresight Unlimited today officially unveiled plans for a $120M-budged sci-fi action film titled Inversion, about what would...
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Cannes: Christopher Plummer to Star in Atom Egoyan's 'Remember'
By Rebecca Ford April 30, 2014 Christopher Plummer will star in thriller Remember, which will be directed by Atom Egoyan. Also appearing in the film will be Martin...
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Joe Cornish to Direct Jack O’Connell Thriller ‘Section 6’ for Universal (Exclusive)
By Jeff Sneider March 18, 2014 Joe Cornish has found his follow-up to “Attack the Block,” as he’s signing on to direct Jack O’Connell (“Unbroken”) in Universal’s...
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Roundup: Joe Cornish To Helm ‘Section 6’
By Mike Fleming March 18, 2014 Universal has set Attack The Block helmer Joe Cornish to direct Section 6, the Aaron Berg-scripted formation of the British intelligence...
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Brian Greenberg Joins ‘Vice’
By The Deadline Team March 17, 2014 Bryan Greenberg (How To Make It In America) has signed on to star in Vice alongside Bruce Willis, Thomas Jane and Ambyr...
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Berlin: K5 Sells Bruce Willis Sci-fi Pic ‘Vice’ to 37 Countries in One Week
By Leo Barraclough February 13, 2014 BERLIN — Bruce Willis sci-fi title “Vice” is on the verge of selling out, with Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur’s K5 Intl. selling...
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‘RoboCop’: What the Critics Are Saying
By Ashley Lee February 12, 2014 Hoping to seduce men over the long Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day weekend, Jose Padilha‘s reboot of RoboCop opened Wednesday,...
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Berlin: Salma Hayek Action Pic 'Everly' Goes to Dimension, Radius-TWC in U.S.
By Pamela McClintock February 8, 2014 Berlin — Dimension and Radius-TWC have picked up U.S. rights to Everly, the action-thriller starring Salma Hayek that...
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Berlin: Salma Hayek’s ‘Everly’ Gets U.S. Distribution
By Dave McNary February 8, 2014 Dimension and Radius-TWC have acquired U.S. rights to Salma Hayek’s action-thriller “Everly,” and plan a fourth-quarter release....
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Berlin: K5 Picks Up Bruce Willis Starring Action Sci-fi Pic ‘VICE’
By Leo Barraclough February 5, 2014 BERLIN — K5 Intl. has secured the rights to futuristic action sci-fi pic “VICE,” starring Bruce Willis. K5 will be pre-selling...
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International Box Office: ‘Robocop’ Stomps Into Asia; ‘Monkey’ Is King In China; Russian ‘VIY’ Breaks Records; ‘Smaug’ Hits $600M
By Nancy Tartaglione February 2, 2014 There are strong debuts and holds for Hollywood in the international marketplace this week, despite a drop of about 25%...
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Fox Picks Up Biblical Thriller Script ‘The Unseen’ (Exclusive)
  By Rebecca Ford January 31, 2014 Fox has bought biblical thriller script The Unseen, written by John Travis, with Hutch Parker attached to produce, The...
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Sundance: Bruce Willis To Star In Action Pic ‘Vice’, Teaming Again With Emmett / Furla / Oasis Films
By Mike Fleming Jr January 21, 2014 EXCLUSIVE:  Lone Survivor producer Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films is set to produce and finance Vice, an Andre Fabrizio- and Jeremy...
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Emmett/Furla Picks Up Hot Sci-Fi Script 'Vice' (Exclusive)
By Borys Kit January 16, 2014 Emmett/Furla, the company behind the surprise hit Lone Survivor, has picked up the sci-fi spec Vice by Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy...
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CAA Signs Writer of 'Section 6' Script (Exclusive)
By Borys Kit December 24, 2013 CAA has signed Aaron Berg, the writer behind one of the hottest spec sales of the year with his script Section 6. Universal won...
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Bryan Singer Teases Another ‘X-Men’, Produces Micro-Budget Thriller ‘The Taking’
By Mike Fleming Jr December 5, 2013 Bryan Singer has shaken up the Twittersphere by announcing he’s planning to do another X-Men film, titled X-Men: Apocalypse,...
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Dwayne Johnson-Starrer ‘San Andreas’ Gets June 2015 Release Date
By The Deadline Team December 5, 2013 Warner Bros has slotted its earthquake actioner San Andreas for June 5, 2015. The disaster pic will be released in 2D...
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Jessica Lowndes Joins Jason Patric, Bruce Willis in ‘The Prince’ (Exclusive)
By Borys Kit December 4, 2013 90210 star Jessica Lowndes has joined the cast of The Prince, the action thriller starring Jason Patric and Bruce Willis. Brian...
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South Korean Star Rain Joins Bruce Willis, John Cusack in 'The Prince'
By Lee Hyo-Won November 26, 2013 The “Ninja Assassins” actor and singer will appear in Brian A. Miller’s upcoming action thriller, whose cast...
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Jason Patric, John Cusack Join Bruce Willis in Ensemble Thriller ‘The Prince'
By Mike Fleming Jr November 25, 2013 EXCLUSIVE: Emmett/Furla/ Oasis Films has set Jason Patric, John Cusack, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Johnathon Schaech, Gia...
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AFM: Singapore’s VEGA, BABY! Launches Production and Financing Fund (Exclusive)
By Clifford Coonan November 11, 2013 The Salma Hayek-starrer “Everly” will be the first movie to emerge from the venture, which is seeking future...
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AFM: Sony Worldwide Signs on for Emma Watson's 'Your Voice in My Head'
By Pamela McClintock November 5, 2013 Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has struck a multi-territory deal for all rights to director Francesca Gregorini‘s Your...
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AFM: Samuel L. Jackson Joins John Cusack in Stephen King’s ‘Cell’
By Dave McNary November 4, 2013 Samuel L. Jackson has come on board to co-star with John Cusack in the apocalyptic thriller “Cell,” based on the novel by Stephen...
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Sneak Peak: Salma Hayek takes aim in ‘Everly’
By Bryan Alexander November 4, 2013 This is definitely not the sweet and bubbly Salma Hayek we’re used to. In the action-thriller Everly, she plays a...
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Renny Harlin To Direct Horror ‘The Refuge’ – EFM
By Tom Grater March 2, 2021 Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger) is set to direct horror The Refuge from a script by action sci-fi writer Ben Sztajnkrycer....
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‘The First Lady’ Anthology Series at Showtime Casts O-T Fagbenle as Barack Obama
By Joe Otterson February 25, 2021 O-T Fagbenle has been cast in the recurring role of President Barack Obama in the upcoming Showtime anthology series “The...
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‘The First Lady’: O-T Fagbenle To Play Barack Obama In Showtime Anthology Series
By Nellie Andreeva February 25, 2021 O-T Fagbenle is set to play President Barack Obama opposite Viola Davis’ Michelle Obama in Showtime’s anthology series The...
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The Handmaid’s Tale star O-T Fagbenle cast as Barack Obama in Showtime's The First Lady
By Tyler Aquilina February 25, 2021 O-T Fagbenle is getting presidential for his next role. The Black Widow and The Handmaid’s Tale star has been cast...
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Gillian Anderson To Star As Eleanor Roosevelt In ‘The First Lady’ Showtime Limited Series
By Nellie Andreeva February 22, 2021 Coming off playing a renowned 20th century British political figure, Margaret Thatcher, Gillian Anderson is taking on an...
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‘First Lady’: Aaron Eckhart To Play Gerald Ford In Showtime Anthology Series
By Nellie Andreeva February 16, 2021 Aaron Eckhart is set to co-star opposite Viola Davis and Michelle Pfeiffer in The First Lady (working title), Showtime’s...
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Corey Hawkins To Star In ‘Last Voyage Of The Demeter’ For Amblin And André Øvredal
By Justin Kroll January 27, 2021 EXCLUSIVE: Corey Hawkins is set to star in Amblin Partners’ Last Voyage Of The Demeter with Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark helmer...
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‘The First Lady’: Pamela Adlon & Rhys Wakefield Join Showtime Anthology Series
By Nellie Andreeva January 27, 2021 EXCLUSIVE: Emmy winner Pamela Adlon (Better Things) and Rhys Wakefield (True Detective) are set to co-star opposite Viola...
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Michelle Pfeiffer To Star As Betty Ford In 'The First Lady' Alongside Viola Davis
By Paige Gawley January 22, 2021 Michelle Pfeiffer, a three-time Oscar nominee, is stepping into some iconic shoes. Showtime announced on Thursday that the...
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Michelle Pfeiffer to Play Betty Ford in Showtime’s ‘First Lady’
By Lesley Goldberg, Rick Porter January 21, 2021 Showtime has added a second A-list actress to its anthology series The First Lady. Michelle Pfeiffer will play...
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Michelle Pfeiffer to Play Betty Ford in Showtime Series ‘The First Lady,’ Susanne Bier to Direct
By Joe Otterson January 21, 2021 Michelle Pfeiffer has signed on to star as Betty Ford in the upcoming Showtime series “The First Lady,” Variety has learned....
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Michelle Pfeiffer To Star As Betty Ford In ‘The First Lady’, Susanne Bier To Direct Showtime Anthology Series From Lionsgate
By Nellie Andreeva January 21, 2021 Oscar and Emmy nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (French Exit) will portray Betty Ford in The First Lady (working title, fka First...
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‘American Auto’ & ‘Grand Crew’ Comedy Pilots, ‘La Brea’ Drama Picked Up To Series By NBC
By Nellie Andreeva January 12, 2021 As one Justin Spitzer-created workplace comedy series, Superstore, is coming to an end on NBC this season, another one will...
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NBC’s Dwayne Johnson Comedy Series ‘Young Rock’ Kicks Off Production In Australia
By Patrick Hipes November 23, 2020 Young Rock, the upcoming NBC series inspired by the life of Dwayne Johnson, has started in on production in Queensland, Australia,...
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Film2Future To Honor ‘Shameless’ Scribe LaToya Morgan With Changemaker Award At First-Ever Virtual Gala
By Alexandra Del Rosario November 14, 2020 Film diversity non-profit Film2Future will honor The Walking Dead and Shameless writer LaToya Morgan at its first-ever...
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Screenwriter LaToya Morgan to be Honored at Film2Future Benefit
By Chris Gardner November 13, 2020 The Nov. 19 benefit will also feature Adina Porter, Sahr Ngaujah and host Andy Allo. Film2Future will honor writer and showrunner...
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‘Modern Austen’ Anthology Series Reimagining Of Jane Austen’s Novels In Works At The CW From Producer Stephanie Allain
By Nellie Andreeva and Denise Petski November 12, 2020 The CW has put in development Modern Austen, a contemporary reimagining of Jane Austen’s novels, from...
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Joey King to star in Netflix's adaptation of dystopian YA novel Uglies
By Sydney Bucksbaum September 29, 2020 Joey King is getting ugly for her next role. Netflix announced Tuesday that the Kissing Booth actress will star in and...
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Joey King To Star And Exec Produce Netflix’s Adaptation of ‘Uglies’ With McG Directing
By Justin Kroll September 29, 2020 Following the success of the romantic comedy The Kissing Booth, Netflix and Joey King have found their next project to collaborate...
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APA Signs Screenwriter Wayne Conley
By Justin Kroll August 12, 2020 EXCLUSIVE: Television writer-producer, Wayne Conley, has signed with APA. Conley’s recent television credits range from Showtime’s...
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