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New Projects: Shaft, Edison, Catan, and Tom Ford

19 February 2015 1:25 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

New Projects is a weekly round up of movies and TV shows recently announced and currently in development for the near future. 

Who’s that bad remake? (Shut your mouth!) New Line Cinema has reportedly acquired the rights to the Shaft franchise and intends to remake the ’70s blaxploitation classic yet again, following the 2000 remake starring Samuel L. Jackson. The Wrap reports that John Davis (Predator) is producing the remake, apparently forgetting that no one understands Shaft but his woman.

Perhaps someone at Bad Robot had a lightbulb (get it?) go if in their head, as The Wrap has reported that J.J. Abrams’s production studio is developing a movie on Thomas Edison as a “rugged, eccentric genius”. Abrams is currently working on a series for Hulu based on one of Stephen King’s novels around the Kennedy Assassination.

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Scarlett Johansson lands role in The Psychopath Test'

18 February 2015 2:45 PM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Scarlett Johansson has been cast in 'The Psychopath Test'. The 30-year-old actress has agreed a deal to star in the film adaptation of Jon Ronson's book of same name. Brian Grazer and Roach will produce the project, according to Deadline, which also claims Erica Huggins and Jennifer Perini will act as executive producers. The original synopsis of the book explains: ''What if society wasn't fundamentally rational, but was motivated by insanity? This thought sets Jon Ronson on an utterly compelling adventure into the world of madness. ''Along the way, Jon meets psychopaths, those whose lives have been touched by madness and those whose job it is to diagnose it, including the influential psychologist who developed the Psychopath Test, from whom Jon learns the art of psychopath-spotting. ''A skill which seemingly reveals that madness could indeed be at the heart of everything...'' Johansson's casting in 'The Psychopath Test' »

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Movie News: Scarlett Johansson Will Star in 'The Psychopath Test'; Next 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Plot Details Revealed

18 February 2015 1:22 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Psychopath Test: Scarlett Johansson will star in The Psychopath Test, a psychological thriller that will be directed by Jay Roach (Meet the Parents). Kristen Gore is set to adapt Jon Ronson's book, which explores the world of "remorseless, deadly psychopaths" and the industry that has sprung up to diagnose and treat them. [Deadline]   Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: The Pirates are going Down Under. Production has begun in Australia on the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. This time, Jack is pitted against Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), who has escaped from the Devil's Triangle and is determined to kill every pirate at sea. Jack's only hope of survival is...

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Movie News: Scarlett Johansson Will Star in 'The Psychopath Test;' Next 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Reveals Plot Details

18 February 2015 1:22 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Psychopath Test: Scarlett Johansson will star in The Psychopath Test, a psychological thriller that will be directed by Jay Roach (Meet the Parents). Kristen Gore is set to adapt Jon Ronson's book, which explores the world of "remorseless, deadly psychopaths" and the industry that has sprung up to diagnose and treat them. [Deadline]   Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: The Pirates are going down under. Production has begun in Australia on the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. This time, Jack is pitted against Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), who has escaped from the Devil's Triangle and is determined to kill every pirate at sea. Jack's only hope of survival is...

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Scarlett Johansson Takes 'The Psychopath Test,' Ewan McGregor To Direct 'American Pastoral' And More

18 February 2015 11:45 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Scarlett Johansson is studying up to take "The Psychopath Test," Deadline reports. The actress will lead the Jay Roach ("Game Change," "Meet The Fockers") directed movie, based on Jon Ronson's book about "how the medical community tries to diagnose and classify an elusive group: remorseless, deadly psychopaths." Kristin Gore (David O. Russell's aborted "Nailed" aka "Accidental Love") penned the script for the psychological thriller, which is set up at Universal.  Deadline also reports that Jerry Lewis is joining the Nicolas Cage movie "The Trust," playing the latter's father. Whoa. Elijah Wood and Sky Ferreira co-star in the movie about "two corrupt cops who are stuck working the evidence room of the Las Vegas police department. When one discovers there is a vault full of drug money sealed in the back of a convenience store, both cops team up to pull a heist. Lewis will play the father of. »

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Scarlett Johansson to star in The Psychopath Test

18 February 2015 9:38 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is today reporting that Scarlett Johansson is in talks with Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment to star in The Psychopath Test, an adaptation of the novel by Jon Ronson.

Austin Powers director Jay Roach is set to direct the adaptation, which is being written by Kristen Gore (Accidental Love) and produced by Oscar winner Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind).

Johansson is set for a busy couple of years, with Avengers: Age of Ultron almost ready for its release in April, while she is also set to squeeze in reprising her role as Black Widow / Natasha Romanoff in next year’s Captain America: Civil War, opposite Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., before taking the lead in the long-awaited live-action version of Ghost in the Shell,

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Scarlett Johansson Teams with Jay Roach for 'The Psychopath Test'

18 February 2015 7:56 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Even though Scarlett Johansson just had her first child not too long ago, she's wasting no time lining up a series of future project. The actress will be back as Black Widow in Captain America: Civil War, and she's taking the lead in the big screen adaptation of the anime Ghost in the Shell. Now Deadline reports Universal Pictures has attached the actress to lead The Psychopath Test, a psychological thriller from writer Kristin Gore, based on Jon Ronson's book of the same name. Game Change and Meet the Parents director Jay Roach is attached to direct with Brian Grazer producing through his own Everyman Pictures banner. Roach and Gore and just coming off a comedy pilot for HBO called "Women in Space," following a group of women tasked with the mission of colonizing another planet. As for Ronson, you should be familiar with his work since he wrote »

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Scarlett Johansson Will Take 'The Psychopath Test'

18 February 2015 3:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Scarlett Johansson's latest project sounds a little spooky. She's signed on to star in an adaptation of Jon Ronson's book "The Psychopath Test," a non-fiction book about psychopaths and "the madness industry." It's not exactly clear how the book will be adapted into a narrative, or where Johansson will fit in, but it's being described as "a psychological thriller." Here's the Amazon description of the book:

When Jon Ronson is drawn into an elaborate hoax played on some of the world's top scientists, his investigation leads him, unexpectedly, to psychopaths. He meets an influential psychologist who is convinced that many important business leaders and politicians are in fact high-flying, high-functioning psychopaths, and teaches Ronson how to spot them. Armed with these new abilities, Ronson meets a patient inside an asylum for the criminally insane who insists that he's sane, a mere run-of-the-mill troubled youth, not a psychopath - »

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Scarlett Johansson to star in Jon Ronson's The Psychopath Test

18 February 2015 2:03 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Scarlett Johansson has signed up to star in The Psychopath Test.

Based on Jon Ronson's book of same name, the adaptation will be directed by Jay Roach from a script by Kristin Gore.

According to Deadline, the Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment project will be produced by Brian Grazer and Roach. Erica Huggins and Jennifer Perini will serve as executive producers.

The synopsis for the original book reads: "What if society wasn't fundamentally rational, but was motivated by insanity? This thought sets Jon Ronson on an utterly compelling adventure into the world of madness.

"Along the way, Jon meets psychopaths, those whose lives have been touched by madness and those whose job it is to diagnose it, including the influential psychologist who developed the Psychopath Test, from whom Jon learns the art of psychopath-spotting.

"A skill which seemingly reveals that madness could indeed be at the heart of everything. »

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Scarlett Johansson Is Set To Take The Psychopath Test

18 February 2015 1:08 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Jon Ronson is a renowned investigative journalist who has spent years exploring the more hidden aspects of society for radio, television, and print. His books, including Clubbed Class, Them: Adventures With Extremists and The Men Who Stare At Goats, all feature a narrative structure that is specific to Ronson’s work – setting factual investigation within the gripping flow of his experiences in tracking down the information. Each account has the reader essentially riding shotgun with Ronson as he goes to get the story. The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through The Madness Industry, published in 2011, features this structure, too, and is now being developed by Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment as The Psychopath Test, starring Scarlett Johansson.

The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through The Madness Industry sets out to explore the murky world of psychiatric diagnosis, and in doing so, looks at the mental health industry, including the media, the professionals and the patients – specifically psychopaths. »

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Scarlett Johansson joining The Psychopath Test

17 February 2015 11:03 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Scarlett Johansson is to headline the movie take on Jon Ronson's The Psychopath Test...

Now we're sure that author Jon Ronson will correct us on this if we've got this wrong, but there's an incident that he describes at the start of his excellent book, The Psychopath Test. He talks about a threat being made to an unnamed website, as a consequence of an interview that was run with Ronson himself.

Er, we think that was us. Let's just say that we certainly had a few (friendly) phone calls about it. If you've read the book, you'll know which bit we're referring to. Again, it may be another website that we don't know of, but reading Ronson's words brough back some memories.

If you've not read the book, then you may be tempted to go for a film version of The Psychopath Test instead. Universal Pictures is backing the movie take on the book, »

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News Briefs: Scarlett Johansson Will Take 'The Psychopath Test'; 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5 ' Plot Details

17 February 2015 10:21 PM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The Psychopath Test: Scarlett Johansson will star in The Psychopath Test, a psychological thriller that will be directed by Jay Roach (Meet the Parents). Kristen Gore is set to adapt Jon Ronson's book, which explores the world of "remorseless, deadly psychopaths" and the industry that has sprung up to diagnose and treat them. [Deadline]   Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: The Pirates are going Down Under. Production has begun in Australia on the...

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News Briefs: Scarlett Johansson Will Take 'The Psychopath Test'; 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Reveals Plot Details

17 February 2015 10:21 PM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The Psychopath Test: Scarlett Johansson will star in The Psychopath Test, a psychological thriller that will be directed by Jay Roach (Meet the Parents). Kristen Gore is set to adapt Jon Ronson's book, which explores the world of "remorseless, deadly psychopaths" and the industry that has sprung up to diagnose and treat them. [Deadline]   Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: The Pirates are going down under. Production has begun in Australia on the...

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Scarlett Johansson Is A "Psychopath"

17 February 2015 9:16 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have set "Futurama" and SNL writer Kristin Gore to pen a psychological thriller film adaptation of "The Men Who Stare At Goats" author Jon Ronson's book "The Psychopath Test".

Scarlett Johansson is attached to star and Jay Roach to direct the project which Brian Grazer, Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey will produce.

The story deals with how the medical community tries to diagnose and classify an elusive group - remorseless, deadly psychopaths. Around 1% of people are said to be psychopaths - devoid of empathy, manipulative, deceitful, charming, seductive, and delusional. The book explores their world and the madness industry.

Roach and Gore are also teaming on the HBO comedy pilot W"omen In Space" about a group of women on a mission to colonize another planet.

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Scarlett Johansson Joins 'The Psychopath Test'

17 February 2015 7:22 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Scarlett Johansson has signed on to star in The Psychopath Test for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. Kristin Gore, the daughter of Al Gore and a former writer for Futurama, has signed on to write the screenplay adaptation, based on the book of the same name by Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare at Goats, Frank).

No details were given for Scarlett Johansson's character, but the book examines how the medical community tries to diagnose and identify remorseless serial killers. During the course of writing his book, Jon Ronson came across several psychopaths and others whose lives were touched by madness, along with a psychologist who developed what is known as The Psychopath Test.

Jay Roach (The Campaign, Trumbo) has signed on to direct The Psychopath Test, and he will also serve as a producer alongside Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer, Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey. Erica Huggins and »

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Scarlett Johansson, Jay Roach, and Kristin Gore Take The Psychopath Test

17 February 2015 5:29 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Another book-to-film adaptation is heading our way, and this one has a pretty impressive pedigree! Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have set screenwriter Kristin Gore (daughter of Al) to write a psychological thriller based on Jon Ronson’s The Psychopath Test.… Continue Reading →

The post Scarlett Johansson, Jay Roach, and Kristin Gore Take The Psychopath Test appeared first on Dread Central. »

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Scarlett Johansson Takes The Psychopath Test

17 February 2015 5:18 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Jon Ronson’s non-fiction book The Psychopath Test might not seem like the sort of tome you'd instantly picture making the transition to film. Universal clearly disagrees, setting up an adaptation deal that has Scarlett Johansson attached to star and Jay Roach to direct. Kristin Gore, a veteran of Futurama and Saturday Night Live, is on board to write the script, which will turn the book’s subject matter – how the medical community attempts to diagnose and classify psychopaths and the industry that has built up around them – into a psychological thriller.There are scant details yet on what the final movie, assuming it makes it through the thorny forest of development, will actually be about, but Ronson’s work has proved fruitful in the past, with The Men Who Stare At Goats already turned into a film.Johansson enjoyed a big hit with Lucy last year and earned plenty »

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Scarlett Johansson, Jay Roach Sign On for 'The Psychopath Test'

17 February 2015 5:01 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Scarlett Johansson has signed on to star in Universal and Imagine Entertainment's upcoming project The Psychopath Test, which Jay Roach will direct. Kristin Gore will write the adaptation of Jon Ronson's book, which centers on the idea that one out of every hundred people is a psychopath. Ronson explores how psychopaths are diagnosed and treated, including unorthodox treatments from the past. The book hit shelves in 2011. Brian Grazer is producing along with Roach, Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey. Erica Huggins and Jennifer Perini are executive producing. Johansson was the lead in Universal's big 2014 hit Lucy, and next will

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Scarlett Johansson Attached to Star in ‘The Psychopath Test’

17 February 2015 5:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Universal Pictures is doing more business with Scarlett Johansson, no surprise after Lucy turned into a surprise hit. Johansson will star in The Psychopath Test, a film directed by Jay Roach based on the book of the same name by Jon Ronson, who also wrote The Men Who Stare at Goats. The book looks at ways […]

The post Scarlett Johansson Attached to Star in ‘The Psychopath Test’ appeared first on /Film. »

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Scarlett Johansson and Jay Roach Board Universal’s ‘The Psychopath Test’

17 February 2015 4:53 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal has Kristin Gore to pen the script of “The Psychopath Test,” with Scarlett Johansson attached to star and Jay Roach to direct.

Sources stress this pic is being developed as a starring vehicle for Johansson and no deal is done, but that she is very interested in doing it.

Brian Grazer is producing with Roach and his Everyman Pictures banner. Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey are also producing.

Erica Huggins and Jennifer Perini will be exec producers. Erik Baiers will oversee for the studio.

Based on the Jon Ronson book, the story follows a medical community that tries to diagnose and classify individuals who may or may not be psychopaths.

Gore, the daughter of former Vice President Al Gore, already has a connection to the Roach camp as the two are currently developing the comedy pilot “Women in Space” for HBO. She is repped by CAA.

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