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Brittany Murphy: Inside Her Sudden Death at 32 That Still Confounds Hollywood

26 September 2017 1:38 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The world was shocked when actress and singer Brittany Murphy suddenly died at age 32, right before Christmas in 2009.

The Atlanta-born talent remains best-known for Clueless (1995) and 8 Mile (2002) with Eminem, but also costarred in Girl, Interrupted (1999) with Angelina Jolie, and led the romantic comedies Little Black Book (2004) and Just Married (2003), in which she starred alongside her real-life boyfriend at the time, Ashton Kutcher.

Murphy also made a splash on the music scene with DJ Paul Oakenfold via their single Faster Kill Pussycat, which became a club hit and reached No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Dance Club Play chart in 2006.

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- People Staff

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Coming to a Small Screen Near You (Maybe)

5 July 2017 4:09 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The need for recognizable properties, writers, and talent is more important than ever to cut through the thousands of hours of scripted TV out there.

Getting the right rights, the right writers, and the right team on board is increasingly tough, and producers are having to get in earlier, and spend more, to get the books and IP that will be the backbone of their drama slates. They also increasingly need to co-produce and attract a number of partners as the pieces of the jigsaw come together.

We run the rule over projects at different stages of development, and which could be the next big thing … if they make it to screen.

Cognition

East meets West serial killer thriller, “Cognition” hails from Garcia Lopez, the director of super-violent U.K. drama “Utopia.” Catalyst Global Media is bringing the project to market with John Woo’s A Better Tomorrow Films, with Woo exec producing. “Cognition »

- Stewart Clarke

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‘Trainspotting’ Author Irvine Welsh Writing New TV Series Based on Acid House Movement

28 March 2017 1:50 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Irvine Welsh, author of the best-selling 1993 novel “Trainspotting,” has been tapped to pen a new TV series based on the birth of the acid house and rave music movement, as reported by Fact. Welsh’s screenwriting partner Dean Cavanagh will co-write the screenplay.

Read More: ‘Trainspotting’ Author Irvine Welsh Wants Donald Trump to Watch and Publicly Condemn the Sequel

The series will be titled “Ibiza87” and will be inspired by the careers of the famous DJs Nicky Holloway, Paul Oakenfold and Danny Rampling. It follows the story of the advent of the rave movement, from the trio’s famous trip to Ibiza in 1987 (after which they became known as “the Ibiza four” together with DJ Johnny Walker) to the summer of 1989, known as the Second Summer of Love, when acid music became the dominant sound in England’s club scene.

Read More: ‘T2 Trainspotting’ Triumphs At the Box Office, While »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Trainspotting’ Author Irvine Welsh Writing New TV Series Based on Acid House Movement

28 March 2017 1:50 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Irvine Welsh, author of the best-selling 1993 novel “Trainspotting,” has been tapped to pen a new TV series based on the birth of the acid house and rave music movement, as reported by Fact. Welsh’s screenwriting partner Dean Cavanagh will co-write the screenplay.

Read More: ‘Trainspotting’ Author Irvine Welsh Wants Donald Trump to Watch and Publicly Condemn the Sequel

The series will be titled “Ibiza87” and will be inspired by the careers of the famous DJs Nicky Holloway, Paul Oakenfold and Danny Rampling. It follows the story of the advent of the rave movement, from the trio’s famous trip to Ibiza in 1987 (after which they became known as “the Ibiza four” together with DJ Johnny Walker) to the summer of 1989, known as the Second Summer of Love, when acid music became the dominant sound in England’s club scene.

Read More: ‘T2 Trainspotting’ Triumphs At the Box Office, While »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Fulwell 73, Irvine Welsh, Sony team on 'Ibiza87'

28 March 2017 3:54 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

TV drama series to chronicle dance music scene.

I Am Bolt and Class of 92 producer Fulwell 73 is in development on Ibiza87, a TV drama series charting the rise of electronic dance music in the late 1980s.

Loosely based on the exploits of UK DJs Danny Rampling, Paul Oakenfold and Nicky Holloway - all of whom are attached to the project - the series chronicles the story of a group of friends from south London who became well known DJs at the forefront of the acid house and electronic dance music scene.

Trainspotting writer Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh are on board as writers.

Leo Pearlman at Fulwell 73 is producer; executive producer is Josephine Rose for Sony Pictures International.

The soundtrack is set to be curated and compiled by Rampling, Oakenfold and Holloway.

Pearlman said “This is the story of a youth culture movement that swept a nation and eventually the world, the wider cultural »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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