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Carl Sagan, Aretha Franklin Films Move Forward

18 August 2015 3:05 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Two legends of very different fields are getting biopics.

First up, Variety reports that Warner Bros. Pictures are developing an untitled drama about legendary late astrophysicist Carl Sagan who hosted the original "Cosmos" series.

Specifics of what parts of his life the film would cover are being kept under wraps. Zach Dean ("Deadfall") penned the script while Lynda Obst and Sagan's widow Ann Druyan are producing.

Meanwhile The Wrap reports that Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is in discussions to play Aretha Franklin in a biopic from producer Scott Bernstein ("Straight Outta Compton") for his Smb Films banner.

The film will deal with the famed singer's rise to fame in the 1960s and 1970s and delve into her relationship with her abusive ex-husband Ted White.

Hudson has not been officially cast as there is no deal in place as yet, but a rep has confirmed that conversations have taken place. »

- Garth Franklin

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Carl Sagan Movie in the Works at Warner Bros.

18 August 2015 2:31 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. is developing an untitled drama about the late astrophysicist Carl Sagan.

Lynda Obst and Ann Druyan producing the film, which will be written by “Deadfall” scripter Zach Dean. Plot details are currently under wraps.

Obst was one of the producers of last year’s Christopher Nolan space epic “Interstellar,” starring Matthew McConaughey, and 1997’s “Contact,” which starred Jodie Foster and McConaughey, and was adapted from Sagan’s novel. Warner Bros. teamed with Paramount to release “Interstellar,” which grossed $672 million worldwide.

Druyan, who was married to Sagan from 1981 to his death in 1996, produced and wrote 2014’s “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” for which she won an Emmy for non-fiction writing. She was also an executive producer on “Contact.”

Sagan hosted the TV series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” which he narrated and co-wrote during the 1980s, and spent much of his career investigating the possibility of life on other planets. He »

- Dave McNary

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Warner Bros. Developing Drama About ‘Cosmos’ Author Carl Sagan and Wife Ann Druyan

18 August 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Warner Bros. is developing an untitled drama that will examine the relationship between “Cosmos” author Carl Sagan and his wife and collaborator Ann Druyan, TheWrap has learned. Lynda Obst, who produced the space exploration movies “Interstellar” and “Contact,” will produce with Druyan. Sagan is the famed astrophysicist who wrote the novel that served as the basis of Robert Zemeckis’ “Contact,” which was executive produced by Druyan. Also Read: How Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones Took on Stephen Hawking's Love Story in 'The Theory of Everything' (Video) Zach Dean (“Deadfall”) will write the script, having previously written “Methuselah” for »

- Jeff Sneider

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Clive Standen Joins Patient Zero

24 February 2015 4:36 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Already shooting with Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer and Stanley Tucci at the top of the cast, Patient Zero has just found room for another player. Clive Standen has joined up to help face the rage-virus end of days.The film's story revolves around an unprecedented infection spread across the Earth, unleashed from a super strain of rabies. The disease creates a new super-violent species of human, but when one survivor turns out to be inexplicably immune he begins the hunt for Patient Zero, with the immediate agenda of curing his infected wife and, by extension, the rest of humanity.Smith is the survivor, with Dormer thought to be the wife and Tucci a psychopathic doctor. Standen, a face from Doctor Who, Robin Hood and Camelot who's found a big success in the History Channel's Vikings (and also played a Viking in Hammer Of The Gods) is playing Sergeant Knox: »

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Horror / Sci-Fi Round-Up: Patient Zero, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Jetsons

23 January 2015 6:01 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’re back with another news round-up. This time around we have a casting update on the Matt Smith-starring Patient Zero, special features details for Shout! Factory’s 4-disc Mystery Science Theater 3000 DVD box set, and news on The Jetsons in-development animated feature film.

Deadline reveals that Stanley Tucci is lined up to play the head villain in Patient Zero, the upcoming horror-thriller from Screen Gems. Tucci will play “a deliciously evil role: a professor who becomes infected, and highly violent. He becomes determined to crash the lab that’s working on a cure and thwart the search for Patient Zero.” Matt Smith (Doctor Who) and Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) star and Stefan Ruzowitzky (Deadfall) directs off a script by Mike Le (Dark Summer).

“In Patient Zero, an unprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of rabies has resulted in the evolution of a new species driven by violence. »

- Derek Anderson

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Queer As Folk cast - Then and Now: What the show's stars did next

17 January 2015 3:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

A Russell T Davies TV project is always something to be excited about. From gifting us Queer as Folk to saving Doctor Who, he has given us a lot to be grateful for over the years. Hence why his various comeback series on Channel 4, E4 and online later this month are being greeted with such a sense of anticipation.

Cucumber, Banana and Tofu come 16 years after Davies shook up TV with Queer as Folk and his new shows look likely to be just as exciting, exploring the passions and pitfalls of 21st century gay life with a candid sense of humour.

But will it create as many stars as Davies's previous Channel 4 series? Here's what happened to the Queer As Folk stars after it ended in 2000.

Aidan Gillen (Stuart)

After playing the sexually rampant Stuart, Gillen landed a role in what many critics claim to be the "greatest »

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Ranked: How superhero stars fared after giving up the cape

10 January 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Donning the cape and tights to play a big screen superhero was often seen as career suicide for actors. This idea is mined to brilliant effect in Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, with a former comic book star looking to relaunch his career with an ambitious Broadway play.

Adding extra spice to Birdman is the casting of Michael Keaton, himself a former Batman whose post-tights career has been somewhat hit and miss. This film, however, is a stunning reminder of just how good an actor Keaton is and proof that careers don't end when on-screen superpowers fade away.

Digital Spy takes a look at 20 ex-superhero stars to see how they fared after leaving an iconic comic book role behind.

20. Billy Zane

The suave American actor looked set for big things in the '90s thanks to impressive roles in Dead Calm and Tombstone, but his time in the purple Phantom »

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