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News Bits: Narnia, Napkin, Nightingale, Ferals

25 June 2015 4:50 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair

In a social media posting the other day, "Life of Pi" screenwriter David Magee revealed that he has finished his work on the script for the fourth film in "The Chronicles of Narnia" series:

"Completed the final draft of The Silver Chair today. I've had the immense pleasure to work on the project for over a year now. So fulfilling." [Source: NarniaWeb]

Napkin Notes

Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea's Pacific Standard production company is developing a film adaptation of Garth Callaghan's memoir "Napkin Notes" for New Line. The pair will produce the project.

Callaghan's book deals with how he began writing short inspirational notes on napkins to put in his daughter Emma’s lunchbox daily. It became more significant when he was given five separate cancer diagnoses. [Source: Variety]

The Nightingale

Ann Peacock ("The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe") has just »

- Garth Franklin

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Ann Peacock To Adapt ‘The Nightingale’ For TriStar

23 June 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Ann Peacock (Chronicle Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe) has just closed a deal to to adapt The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah for Elizabeth Cantillon (Concussion) to produce at TriStar, which had previously optioned the title. The Nightingale is an epic family drama about two sisters living in France during WWII and follows them as one becomes a prisoner in her own home and the other fights for the resistance. It was published in February of this… »

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TV Review: ‘The Dovekeepers’

29 March 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Designed to play as a moving adaptation of Alice Hoffman’s bestseller, “The Dovekeepers” is more of a wounded duck. Similar in tone to Lifetime’s “The Red Tent” by entering into such a story from a female perspective, the entire first half of this two-part miniseries essentially feels like an extended preamble to night two, which closes on a sobering note but proves dramatically flaccid until then. Producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have made a splashy migration into scripted epics with “The Bible” and NBC’s sequel “A.D.,” but anyone who can endure this with their wits is a true survivor.

Granted, it’s been a generation since the 1981 miniseries “Masada,” but assuming it’s available somewhere, going back and watching that splendid pairing of Peter O’Toole and Peter Strauss is an infinitely preferable prospect.

As is, “Dovekeepers” should be most notable to fans of “NCIS »

- Brian Lowry

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‘The Dovekeepers’ Producer Roma Downey Hopes To Draw Biblical Crowd As Trailer Unveiled – TCA

12 January 2015 10:42 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

"It's great to back to CBS. It's been 20 years since Touched by An Angel…we made over 200 episodes, Roma Downey reminded TV critics this morning as she pitched her two-part miniseries The Dovekeepers to TV critics at Winter TV Press Tour 2015. Ann Peacock was tapped a year ago to adapt the Alice Hoffman bestseller for Downey and husband Mark Burnett – Hollywood’s It Couple when it comes to religious programming since scoring massive ratings for their The Bible 10-part… »

- Lisa de Moraes

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