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Fox ‘s Fourth ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ Movie in the Works

28 July 2016 6:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox is rebooting its “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” franchise with Jason Ian Drucker and Owen Asztalos on board for the fourth film in the series.

David Bowers, who directed “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,” has been tapped to helm the new film based on Jeff Kinney’s book “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.”

Fox’s Wimpy Kid films are all produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson via their Color Force production company. Based on Kinney’s book series, the three films grossed a total worldwide box office of $225 million with Zachary Gordon starring as the main character Greg Heffley.

Gordon has aged out of the part with Drucker taking over the role. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” follows Greg Heffley, who goes on a summer road trip with his family »

- Dave McNary

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"Wimpy Kid" Franchise Gets Rebooted

28 July 2016 9:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jason Ian Drucker ("Every Witch Way") and Owen Asztalos ("Paterson") have been cast as the young leads of a reboot of "The Diary of a Wimpy Kid" franchise in the works at Fox and Color Force.

David Bowers, who helmed two of the three previous live-action films which ran from 2010 to 2012, is returning to direct the new feature based on Jeff Kinney's series of books - more specifically the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" title.

Drucker will replace Zachary Gordon as the main character Greg Heffley who convinces his family to embark on a summer road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday - so he can secretly attend what he thinks is a nearby gamer convention. But the diversion takes them wildly off course, and Greg must figure out how to get his family back on track.

Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are producing.

Source: THR »

- Garth Franklin

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"Brooklyn" Helmer To Direct "The Goldfinch"

20 July 2016 12:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has set "Brooklyn" director John Crowley as helmer of its big-screen adaptation of Donna Tartt's 2013 novel "The Goldfinch".

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling novel, the story follows thirteen-year-old New Yorker Theo Decker whose mother is killed during a terrorist attack at a museum in the city.

Theo survives, beginning an odyssey that involves one of the museum's paintings and runs into his adult life.

Peter Straughan ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy") adapted the script while casting will begin this Fall. Nina Jacobson, Brett Ratner and Brad Simpson are producing.

Source: THR »

- Garth Franklin

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Comic-Con 2016: Watch the Official Trailer for Salem Season 3

20 July 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“Raise the dead… and you never know what you raise.” Ahead of its Comic-Con panel this Friday and its return to the small screen the week of Halloween on Wgn America, Salem Season 3 is teased in a new trailer that shows hellish times to come in the town where witchcraft runs rampant.

Press Release: Los Angeles, July 20, 2016 – In advance of the “Salem” panel event at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 on Friday, July 22, Wgn America released the season three full-length trailer for the network’s hit supernatural thriller, set to premiere Halloween week. The gripping trailer reveals “Everything in Salem has gone to Hell!”

Continuing its bloody, sexy and fantastical reimagining of Colonial America, the cast and producers will unleash an extended sneak peek at the upcoming season during San Diego Comic-Con. Series stars Shane West, Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Iddo Goldberg and Elise Eberle along with executive producers Brannon Braga and »

- Derek Anderson

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The Movie Adaptation of The Goldfinch Has Found a Director

20 July 2016 10:55 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

For any fans excited about the adaptation of Donna Tartt's novel The Goldfinch, you're in luck. The movie version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the life of a 13-year-old boy who steals the priceless Carel Fabritius painting "The Goldfinch" after a bomb goes off in the Metropolitan Museum of Art will reportedly be directed by John Crowley. So far, Crowley has been at the helm of episodes of True Detective and, most notably, 2015's Oscar-nominated hit Brooklyn, so The Goldfinch is definitely in good hands. The team who adapted The Hunger Games, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, will join with Brett Ratner to produce. Until the highly anticipated film makes its debut, check out who we think should star. »

- Quinn Keaney

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‘The Goldfinch’: ‘Brooklyn’ Director John Crowley to Adapt Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize–Winning Novel

20 July 2016 9:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

John Crowley is set to bring another acclaimed New York novel to the silver screen. Deadline reports that the “Brooklyn” director has been hired to helm the adaptation of Donna Tartt’s “The Goldfinch,” a bestseller that won the Pulitzer Prize two years ago. RatPat Entertainment and Warner Bros. are developing the project with a script by “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” screenwriter Peter Straughan.

Read More: Donna Tartt, Annie Baker Win Pulitzers

James Packer will serve as executive producer, with Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson producing alongside RatPac co-founder Brett Ratner. Crowley, who’s worked extensively in theater on both sides of the Atlantic, also directed “Boy A,” “Closed Circuit” and an episode from the underrated second season of “True Detective.” “Brooklyn” received three Oscar nominations: Best Actress for Saoirse Ronan, Best Adapted Screenplay for Nick Hornby and Best Picture.

Read More: How They Transported Saoirse Ronan »

- Michael Nordine

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John Crowley Eyed to Direct Adaptation of ‘The Goldfinch’

20 July 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Crowley is in talks to direct the highly anticipated adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Goldfinch.”

Warner Bros. acquired the rights to the sought after novel in 2014 and tapped Peter Straughan to adapt the script. With a script now in, Crowley soon rose to the top of the list of people to helm the project and insiders now say an offer has been put on the table.

The story, which takes place over two decades, follows a 13-year-old boy who loses his mother in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He survives the explosion, steals the Carel Fabritius painting the Goldfinch, gets taken in by an Upper East Side family and eventually reunites with his father, an alcoholic gambling addict who takes him to Las Vegas.

RatPac is financing the project with principal Brett Ratner producing, joining with “The Hunger Games” producer Nina Jacobson »

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‘Brooklyn’ Helmer John Crowley To Direct Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Novel ‘Goldfinch’

20 July 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Brooklyn helmer John Crowley has been tapped by RatPac Entertainment and Warner Bros to direct the screen adaptation of Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller The Goldfinch. The film will be produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force, along with RatPac's Brett Ratner, with James Packer executive producer. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy scribe Peter Straughan wrote the script. The novel focuses on Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker who… »

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‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Scores Big in Emmy Nominations, Just Shy of ‘Game of Thrones’

14 July 2016 1:26 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The verdict is in and the TV Academy has been found in favor of “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” with the hit FX drama earning 22 Emmy nominations for 2016 show.

The critically acclaimed, star-studded drama earned the second-most nominations this year, just behind HBO’s “Game of Thrones” with 23 nods.

The ten-episode drama was nominated for outstanding limited series, while stars Sarah Paulson (Marcia Clark), Sterling K. Brown (Chris Darden), Courtney B. Vance (Johnnie Cochran), Cuba Gooding, Jr. (O. J. Simpson), David Schwimmer (Robert Kardashian) and John Travolta (Robert Shapiro) were recognized for their powerhouse performances.

FX earned a record-breaking 56 nominations overall, racking up additional nods for fellow anthology series “Fargo” and “American Horror Story: Hotel,” which is also executive produced by “American Crime Story” bosses Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

“Working on ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ has been a career highlight and its own reward, but »

- Laura Prudom and Elizabeth Wagmeister

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‘American Crime Story’ Season 2: Sarah Paulson, Other ‘O.J.’ Players May Star

18 June 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Plans for Season 2 of “American Crime Story” are currently underway with producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson telling Deadline that writers went to New Orleans last week on a research trip for the upcoming season.

The next chapter of the anthology series will focus on America’s response to Hurricane Katrina, and according to the site, Sarah Paulson has expressed great interest in continuing to be part of the Ryan Murphy-produced show.

“I would be more excited than almost anything to have a crack at something else with this same creative team,” she explained. “For me, the idea of treating Katrina as an ‘American Crime Story’ is incredibly resonant, powerful and accurate. The Katrina story, to me, is a literal American crime. It says something about a uniquely American attitude, and I find it incredibly potent. I’ve begged them, and there have been some conversations.”

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- Liz Calvario

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‘American Crime Story’ Season 2: Sarah Paulson, Other ‘O.J.’ Players May Star

18 June 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Plans for Season 2 of “American Crime Story” are currently underway with producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson telling Deadline that writers went to New Orleans last week on a research trip for the upcoming season.

The next chapter of the anthology series will focus on America’s response to Hurricane Katrina, and according to the site, Sarah Paulson has expressed great interest in continuing to be part of the Ryan Murphy-produced show.

“I would be more excited than almost anything to have a crack at something else with this same creative team,” she explained. “For me, the idea of treating Katrina as an ‘American Crime Story’ is incredibly resonant, powerful and accurate. The Katrina story, to me, is a literal American crime. It says something about a uniquely American attitude, and I find it incredibly potent. I’ve begged them, and there have been some conversations.”

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- Liz Calvario

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Watch Hollywood Reporter's Full, Uncensored Drama Showrunner Roundtable With Sam Esmail of 'Mr. Robot,' Marti Noxon of 'UnREAL' and More

16 June 2016 11:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A weekend TV-programming note: Check out The Hollywood Reporter's acclaimed roundtable series Sunday mornings on SundanceTV. In this week's episode, six of television's top drama series bosses — Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot), Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey), Nina Jacobson (The People v. O.J. Simpson), Marti Noxon (UnREAL), Melissa Rosenberg (Jessica Jones) and John Ridley (American Crime) — open up about the stories that made them genuinely nervous, the things they still can’t believe they got past the network censors and the ongoing inequities of being anyone other than a privileged white male. Viewers can watch the roundtable discussion on Sundance

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Stars To Realign For ‘American Crime Story’ Katrina Tale, Producers Confirm

15 June 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Many of the original cast of American Crime Story‘s debut season — The People V. O.J. Simpson — are expected to reassemble for the next chapter in the Ryan Murphy-produced anthology show. Producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson confirm to Awardsline that writers went to New Orleans last week on a research trip for Season 2, which will tell of the American response to Hurricane Katrina. And O.J.‘s Marcia Clark, Sarah Paulson, says she fully intends to return to the… »

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How ‘The People V. O.J. Simpson’ Reframed The ’90s’ Most Infamous Murder Trial – Awardsline

15 June 2016 11:01 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

From anthology master Ryan Murphy, American Crime Story examines the dark underbelly of America's passions and prejudices. Beginning with The People V. O.J. Simpson, which made the nation reevaluate the O.J. Simpson murder trial, stars Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Courtney B. Vance, and producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, explain why crime isn't the exclusive preserve of criminals. The Superstar Cuba Gooding Jr. is O.J. Simpson Cuba Gooding Jr. was in South… »

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Risk vs. Reward: History Makes a Perfect Fit in Longform Races

9 June 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Almost as soon as “The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story” was announced, you could hear the mutterings of people wondering why anyone would feel the need to rehash the oft-told saga from the Bronco car chase through to the controversial verdict.

“We picked up on that initial reaction of fatigue and skepticism because the subject matter was so pervasive,” says “O.J.” producer Nina Jacobson. “What more could be said that hadn’t been said? But there was so much more to say by giving people emotional access to these characters 20 years later.”

Historic dramas have always played well with audiences, but this season many of this year’s biggest TV movies and limited series, from HBO’s “Confirmation” and “All the Way” to FX’s “O.J.” and Hulu’s “11.22.63,” involve re-creations of fairly recent events.

While “O.J.” took a stale story and showed just »

- Susan Young

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Drama Showrunner Roundtable: 6 Top TV Bosses on Fighting for Diversity, Getting Pigeonholed and Casting "A—holes"

6 June 2016 6:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Sure, the paychecks are lovely, as is the recognition. But that doesn't mean the role of showrunner is devoid of anxiety and heartache, which became clear when The Hollywood Reporter gathered six of the industry's top drama producers for a candid conversation about working in television in the year 2016. For Jessica Jones' Melissa Rosenberg, 53, crafting a storyline about an interracial relationship for the first season of her Netflix series landed her on a Nazi hate site. In the case of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story's Nina Jacobson, 50, the very idea of a team

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- Lacey Rose

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John Travolta and Rob Lowe on Comedy, Favorite Roles and the Secret of their Long Careers

1 June 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When John Travolta sat down with Rob Lowe at Variety’s “Actors on Actors” studio, they bonded immediately. It wasn’t just about their impressively long careers, though they did swap tales about the pitfalls they’ve faced throughout. Or their ability to transition from television to film and back again. But Lowe stunned Travolta (and the audience) with his tale of being disappointed at missing out on the role of Christian Troy in “Nip/Tuck” — and confronting Ryan Murphy. When he finally met the producer, Lowe said Murphy told him, “Rob, don’t you know I wrote that part for you?” But the script never made its way to the actor, because, as Lowe recalled, Murphy was “not Ryan Murphy yet,” he said. “Isn’t that a great Hollywood story?”

John Travolta: What I find the most interesting, is that whether you are doing a dramatic character or »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Anurag Kashyap’s 'Giddy' on Us-India genre slate

16 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Blumhouse, Ivanhoe and Phantom Films are teaming on a slate of three local-language films.

Blumhouse Productions, Ivanhoe Pictures and India’s Phantom Films have unveiled the first three films in their local-language genre partnership, including Anurag Kashyap’s next directorial project.

The first film, Ghoul, will be directed by Patrick Graham and star Radhika Apte. The story revolves around a prisoner who arrives at a remote military interrogation centre and turns the tables on his interrogators, exposing their most shameful secrets.

The second film, Giddy, marks Kashyap’s horror genre debut and his next directing project following Raman Raghav 2.0, which premiered in Directors’ Fortnight yesterday [May 16].

The third film, Ludo, will be directed by Q (Gandu, Tasher Desh) and is a Hindi-language remake of his Bengali film of the same name.

Ivanhoe will finance the films, Phantom will produce and Blumhouse will help oversee the creative, bringing its expertise in creating horror franchises such as [link »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Jon M. Chu in Talks to Direct ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Adaptation

4 May 2016 9:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Now You See Me 2” director Jon M. Chu is in negotiations to direct “Crazy Rich Asians” for Nina Jacobson’s Color Force and Ivanhoe Pictures.

The project is an adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s 2013 book, which centers on the heir of a massive fortune who brings his American-born Chinese girlfriend to Singapore for a wedding. Jacobson, Brad Simpson and John Penotti are producing while Kwan will executive produce.

Color Force, best known for producing “The Hunger Games” franchise, obtained the film rights to Kwan’s debut novel in 2013.

Chu recently signed on to return to helm “Now You See Me 3.”

Besides “Now You See Me 2,” Chu’s directing credits include “Step Up 2: The Streets,” “Step Up 3D,” “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.” “Now You See Me 2” opens on June 10 from Lionsgate.

Chu is represented by Wme and Principato Young. The news »

- Dave McNary

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‘Now You See Me 2’ Director Jon M Chu in Talks to Helm ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

4 May 2016 9:20 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Now You See Me 2” director Jon M. Chu is in talks to direct “Crazy Rich Asians,” the on-screen adaption of Kevin Kwan’s 2013 book, TheWrap has learned. The story centers on a group of wealthy Chinese families. When the heir to one of the biggest companies in Asia brings his American-born Chinese girlfriend to Singapore for a wedding, gossip and backstabbing ensues among the clans. Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and John Penotti are producing, Kwan will executive produce. Also Read: 'G.I. Joe' Filmmaker Jon M. Chu Frontrunner to Direct 'Now You See Me 2' (Exclusive) Color Force »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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