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Radcliffe Up For Greg McLean's "Jungle"

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Daniel Radcliffe has joined the cast of "Wolf Creek" helmer Greg McLean's psychological thriller "Jungle" for Arclight Films and Screen Australia

Based on Yossi Ghinsberg's memoir, the story follows the young Israeli adventurer who went into an uncharted part of the Amazon with two friends and a guide in what turned out to be a dangerous and deadly expedition.

Justin Monjo adapted the script while McLean, Dana Lustig, Gary Hamilton and Mike Gabrawy will produce. Filming begins later this year in Australia.

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Jason Leigh Up For Garland's "Annihilation"

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Jennifer Jason Leigh is in early talks to join "Ex Machina" director Alex Garland's next sci-fi feature, the all-female ensemble feature "Annihilation" at Paramount PIctures.

Based on Jeff VanderMeer's 2014 novel, the story follows four people - a biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, and a surveyor - who set out on an expedition into 'Area X,' the twelfth such expedition into the mysterious, uninhabited and abandoned area that nature has begun to reclaim.

Previous expeditions have been disastrous - fraught with disappearances, suicides, aggressive cancers, and mental trauma. Natalie Portman, "Jane the Virgin" breakout star Gina Rodriguez and "Creed" actress Tessa Thompson also star while Scott Rudin is producing.

Source: The Wrap »

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TV News: Flash, Ray, Dead, Arabia, Berlin, Bugs

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The Flash

Andy Mientus will reprise his role as metahuman Hartley Rathaway, aka Pied Piper, in the seventeenth episode of the second season of The CW's "The Flash". In the episode Hartley returns to wreak havoc on his former S.T.A.R. Labs colleagues when The Flash impossibly revisits an earlier timeline. [Source: TV Line]

Ray Donovan

Gabriel Mann ("Revenge") has been cast in a recurring role in Showtime's "Ray Donovan" for its upcoming fourth season. Mann will play Jacob Waller, an aggressive attorney who represents high-profile clients, in at least three episodes. [Source: Variety]

Dead of Summer

"Once Upon a Time" actors Elizabeth Mitchell and Elizabeth Lail have joined the cast of Freeform's supernatural horror series "Dead of Summer" which has a straight-to-series order. Set in the late 1980s at a remote camp where an ancient evil has returned, Lail plays a nervous camp counselor while Mitchell plays the camp's new owner. [Source: Deadline]

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De Luca To Produce "Battlestar Galactica" Film

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Former New Line chief and Oscar-nominated producer Michael De Luca has signed on to produce a film adaptation of Glen A. Larson's beloved series "Battlestar Galactica" for Universal Pictures.

The story follows a group of humans who survived a surprise attack by intelligent robots known as Cylons, which decimated the human civilizations of the twelve planets. The survivors were led by the warship Galactica to find a mythic thirteenth planet named Earth.

The project has been in development since 1999, years before Ron Moore's much acclaimed 2003 TV series reboot on Syfy. When that series happened the project was iced, but with time having now passed and space opera back in vogue thanks to the success of "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Star Trek" and "Star Wars," it comes as little surprise Universal wants in on some of that action.

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First Trailer: "The Purge: Election Year"

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The political aspects of James DeMonaco's "The Purge" films get pushed to the fore in the upcoming third entry in the series "The Purge: Election Year". Releasing its first trailer today, the new film is set in Washington D.C. and sees the return of the second film's star Frank Grillo.

In this outing he takes on a new job - bodyguard to a presidential nominee (Elizabeth Mitchell) whose campaign is built on eliminating the Purge initiative. Those in power see her as a threat and plan to have her assassinated during the Purge - so Grillo's character must keep her alive during the one night of the year when many want her dead and can get away with it. "The Purge: Election Year" opens on the July 4th weekend.

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"Harry Potter" Play's Script Coming As A Book

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J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" site Pottermore has just announced that the new stage play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II" will be made available in literary form.

The site says a Special Rehearsal Edition of the script book for the new stage play will be published immediately following the play's world premiere this summer and will feature a version of the script at the time of the play's preview performances.

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" opens for previews several weeks before its official first performance on Saturday, July 30th in London's West End. The Special Rehearsal Edition of the script book will later be replaced by a Definitive Collector's Edition.

The play's story picks up after the epilogue scene in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" and had to be broken into two parts due to the "epic nature of the story". The whole saga »

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"Deadpool 2" Could Give The Merc A Boytoy

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Mostly ignored in the first film, it looks like the upcoming sequel to "Deadpool" could incorporate a clearer nod to the comedic character's pansexuality.

Variety has spoken with both writer Rhett Reese and actor Ryan Reynolds who indicate that they are open to exploring the character's flexible sexuality - a well-known element of the character in the comics - in the sequels.

Asked about the possibility of the character getting an onscreen male love interest or fling, Reynolds says: "I love that about Deadpool. I love that he can break any boundary. In the future, I hope we get to do that more. I certainly wouldn't be the guy standing in the way of that. That would be great."

In the first film a few references are made to it, from several amusing moments in a sex montage to a joke at a certain clawed mutant's expense, but otherwise it »

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Semi Live-Action "Sonic" Film Hits 2018

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Back in 2014 came word that Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sega Sammy Group's Marza Animation Planet were teaming up to develop "Sonic the Hedgehog," a live-action and animation hybrid cinematic feature based on the iconic video game franchise.

Nothing much has been heard since, but Sega CEO Hajime Satomi revealed to Worldfolio (via io9) this week that the project is still on the way and is being fast-tracked for a 2018 release.

The film aims to capture Sonic's irreverent tone and will incorporate iconic characters from the franchise including the evil Dr. Eggman. Evan Susser and Van Robichaux are penning this feature which is being produced by Neal H. Moritz, Takeshi Ito and Mie Onishi.

The "Sonic" franchise has sold over 140 million games and the character previously headlined several animated series. »

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A "Deadpool" Sequel Already Greenlit

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20th Century Fox's "Deadpool" is headed for a big opening weekend this week with the film currently tracking to open in the $65-70 million range over the four-day holiday.

Whilst the earliest reviews started out stellar, the film has slipped a bit with critics. Even so it's still looking good with an 80% (6.8/10) on Rotten Tomatoes and a more mixed 63/100 on Metacritic.

For a film that was fairly cost-efficient to make, it comes as no surprise that the studio is already working on a sequel with the film's scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick said to be penning the script for a follow-up which has already been greenlit.

One surprise, the film's director Tim Miller has not signed on to helm the sequel so far, but Fox is intent on keeping the creative team together so it's likely he will return.

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Hayley Atwell To Lead ABC's "Conviction"

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"Agent Carter" star Hayley Atwell is set to do another project for the ABC network - scoring the lead role in the drama pilot "Conviction" which is in development reports TV Line.

Atwell will play the brilliant-but-rebellious daughter of a Clinton-like political family who is forced into taking a job as the head of L.A.'s newly created Conviction Integrity Unit.

This team of lawyers, investigators and forensic experts have two weeks to examine cases where there's credible suspicion that the wrong person may have been convicted of a crime. Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper will executive produce.

So what does this mean for "Agent Carter"? The show's fate hasn't been decided yet but the site claims should that show get a third season, Atwell's schedule would be worked out so that she could do both roles. »

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"Frozen" Holiday Special, Stage Show Coming

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Disney has no intention of letting its "Frozen" cash cow die with plans for both a new ABC Holiday special and an upcoming Broadway show announced.

First up, ABC has revealed that an all-new holiday special starring the whole "Frozen" cast of characters is in the works from "Prep & Landing" helmers Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton. "The Frozen Holiday Special" will air Holidays 2017 and involves the original voice cast including Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad.

At the same time, Disney Theatrical Productions chief Thomas Schumacher has made it official that a "Frozen" live stage musical is in the works with plans for a Spring 2018 premiere.

The show will feature music and lyrics by the film's score creators Kristen Anderson‑Lopez and Robert Lopez with a book by Jennifer Lee. Alex Timbers ("Mozart In The Jungle") will direct and Tony‑winner Peter Darling ("Matilda") will choreograph.  Source: Deadline »

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Amazon Orders "Thunderbirds Are Go!" Series

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Amazon has today announced today that it will become the U.S. home for the UK animated series "Thunderbirds Are Go" from ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

Four seasons of thirteen episodes each have been ordered with the first to debut on Prime Video later this year in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Austria.

The new series reboots the classic franchise and combines CGI animation and live-action model sets to deliver the story of the five brave Tracy brothers who run International Rescue.

Rosamund Pike is onboard to play Lady Penelope while David Graham will reprise his role as her chauffeur Parker. The series is produced by ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures in collaboration with Weta Workshop.

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Sorkin, Rudin Team For "Mockingbird" Play

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Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin will re-team with his "The Social Network" and "Steve Jobs" producer Scott Rudin for a new stage play production of Harper Lee's iconic 1960 novel "To Kill a Mockingbird".

This new version, penned by Sorkin and produced by Rudin, plans to launch during the 2017-18 Broadway season with Tony winner Bartlett Sher set to direct.

Rudin has been a longtime theater producer and is behind productions of recent years such as "A Raisin in the Sun," "The Book of Mormon" and "This Is Our Youth". Sorkin's early career was as a playwright with one of his earliest works, "A Few Good Men," turned into the Oscar-winning film of the same name.

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Full Trailer: Guadagnino's "A Bigger Splash"

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Fox Searchlight Pictures has revealed the new trailer for Luca Guadagnino's "A Bigger Splash". Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, Matthias Schoenaerts and Tilda Swinton star.

The story follows a high profile couple - a famous rock star and a filmmaker (Schoenaerts and Swinton) - vacationing on a remote Italian island who are disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter (Fiennes and Johnson). The film scores a limited release on May 4th.

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Charlize Theron Sought For "Fast 8" Villain

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An offer is reportedly out to Charlize Theron to play the villain in "Fast 8," the upcoming eighth film in the "Fast and Furious" franchise at Universal Pictures.

The studio is eager to add her to the mix, but it's unclear where negotiations currently stand. Should she hop onboard, she'd join the likes of Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Jason Statham who are all expected to return.

Theron, currently filming spy thriller "The Coldest City," is attached to star in Sony's "The Gray Man" later this year. However, with that project undergoing extensive re-writes it seems a scheduling window has opened up allowing the actress to fit in "Fast 8" should she want to do it.

F. Gary Gray is directing "Fast 8" which aims to begin production this Summer ahead of an April 17th 2017 release.

Source: Variety »

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Johnny Depp Is "The Invisible Man"

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Johnny Depp is set to star in the reboot of "The Invisible Man" at Universal Pictures.

H.G. Wells penned the classic novel which was the basis of the original 1933 film starred Claude Rains as the scientist who finds a way to become invisible for devious purposes.

Various screen adaptations of Wells' work have taken place over the years from the most faithful version with the 1984 BBC mini-series, to more elaborate cinematic spins such as John Carpenter's "Memoirs of an Invisible Man" and Paul Verhoeven's "Hollow Man".

The project currently has no director or writer attached, but is a part of the studio's attempt to build a new cinematic universe around its classic monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein and The Wolf Man.

Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are spearheading that initiative which kicks off with "The Mummy" reboot starring Tom Cruise. That film opens June 2017.

Source: Deadline »

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Fassbender's "Oceans" Set For September

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Disney is planning to kick off the awards-season this year with word today of a September 2nd release date being announced for Derek Cianfrance's upcoming drama "The Light Between Oceans".

Dased on M.L. Stedman's 2012 novel, Michael Fassbender plays an Australian returns home after fighting in World War I and moves with his wife to an isolated lighthouse on the coast of western Australia. They informally adopt a baby girl who has washed up in a lifeboat.

Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz also star in the film which was shot in 2014 and produced by David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford. It's the final DreamWorks title to be released by Disney under the five-year output agreement with Universal now taking over that charge.

Source: Variety »

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Hoult, Portman Join Dolan's "Death and Life"

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Natalie Portman, Nicholas Hoult and Thandie Newton have joined the ensemble cast of "Mommy" and "Tom at the Farm" director Xavier Dolan's first English-language project "The Death and Life of John F. Donovan".

Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Michael Gambon, Bella Thorne, Chris Zylka and Emily Hampshire also star while Dolan, Lyse Lafontaine and Nancy Grant will produce.

The story follows a young actor who recalls his pen-pal relationship with his American TV idol (Harington) who died a decade earlier. The film will explore the hardships of fame and hurdles of the movie business.

Dolan's recently finished up "It's Only the End of the World" which is scheduled for release later this year.

Source: Variety »

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Starz Announces "White Queen" Sequel

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Starz has greenlit "The White Princess," a sequel to the award-winning 2013 event series "The White Queen" based on Philippa Gregory's best-selling novel.

The eight-episode limited series is currently in pre-production and will center on the War of the Roses as told from a female perspective. Set in 1485, it follows the rise of the House of Tudor and the rocky marriage between Princess Elizabeth of York and King Henry Tudor.

When rumors arise that Elizabeth's long-lost brother Prince Richard is alive and hoping to take back the throne, she must choose a side. The novel is the fifth in The Cousins' War book series. The second and third novels - "The Red Queen" and "The Lady of the Rivers" - were incorporated into the previous series while the fourth - "The Kingmaker's Daughter" - is a prequel to those events.

Emma Frost will return as showrunner and executive producer alongside Gregory, »

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Alexander Payne To Helm "My Saga"

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"Nebraska" director Alexander Payne is re-teaming with that film's producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa for the road trip film "My Saga" at Bona Fide Productions and Zentropa Sweden.

Based on Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard's 2015 New York Times Magazine articles, the story follows the writer's journey tracing the Vikings' possible journeys from Newfoundland to Minnesota.

Madeleine Ekman and Lizette Jonic will also produce. A Scandinavian screenwriter is now being sought to adapt the work.

Source: The Playlist »

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