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Tim Roth will play George Wallace, the Alabama governor who favored segregation and whose bullying tactics galvanized Martin Luther King Jr and the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, in Ava DuVernay's Selma. Deadline Will Smith has dropped out of starring in Brilliance and will instead star in a film based on the NFL's concussion problem based on the GQ article "Game Brain" written by Jeanne Marie Laskas. Peter Landesman (Parkland) will write and direct. Variety Gavin O'Connor (Warrior) recently took over directing the troubled Jane Got a Gun and will next move to the action adventure Massacre in the Himalayas following an international team of world-class mountain climbers who are intent on conquering the K2 summit in Pakistan, and are plunged into a grueling journey when attacked by a group of extremists. The story is based on the August 2013 article of the same title at "Men's Health" by Freddie Wilkinson. »

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