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Hulu developing Four Weddings and a Funeral anthology series from Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling is developing a Four Weddings and a Funeral anthology series at Hulu.

We learned a couple of weeks ago that Kaling and much of her team from Mindy Project were developing a number of new series with NBC, but now news has broken about a new take on the film Four Weddings and a Funeral.

The 1994 film, starring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell, centred on a group of friends dealing with the various issues stemming from life and love while attending different social occasions. The film was incredibly popular and it is perhaps unsurprising in today’s market to see it given a new lease of life.

Kaling and her Mindy Project showrunner Matt Warburton are executive producing the series which would potentially follow a different storyline with each new season.

The movie’s screenwriter Richard Curtis is also on board in an executive producer role, along with Jonathan Prince,
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A ‘Four Weddings & A Funeral’ TV Series Is On The Way From Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling is executive producing and writing a Four Weddings & A Funeral TV series for Hulu. The anthology series will be inspired by the 1994 film, and each episode will run at an hour-long each.

The news of the plans for a series comes from Deadline, who report that Richard Curtis, who wrote the original movie is also on board as executive producer, as well as Jonathan Prince, and Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title.

The original movie starred Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell and grossed a huge $246 million around the world on a $3.7 million budget.

Lovable Englishman Charles (Hugh Grant) and his group of friends seem to be unlucky in love. When Charles meets a beautiful American named Carrie (Andie MacDowell) at a wedding, he thinks his luck may have changed. But, after one magical night, Carrie returns to the States, ending what might have been. As Charles
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'Four Weddings and a Funeral' Anthology Series From Mindy Kaling in Development at Hulu

Four Weddings and a Funeral is the latest movie getting the TV series treatment.

Mindy Kaling is developing an anthology series remake of the 1994 romantic comedy at Hulu, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Similar to the film, the series follows a group of friends as their lives intersect through the five events. Each season will center on a different story arc.

Kaling will write the new take with Mindy Project showrunner Matt Warburton. The two will executive produce with the original film's writer, Richard Curtis, Working Title's Jonathan Prince, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and 3 Arts’ Howard Klein...
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‘Four Weddings And a Funeral’ Anthology Series From Mindy Kaling In Works At Hulu

Exclusive: A romantic comedy classic, Four Weddings and a Funeral, is headed to television. Hulu is developing an hourlong anthology series inspired by the the 1994 British movie to be written and executive produced by The Mindy Project creator, executive producer and star Mindy Kaling and executive producer Matt Warburton. The duo executive produce with Richard Curtis, who wrote the movie; Jonathan Prince, who was instrumental in putting the project together; Tim Bevan
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Ruth Ware’s ‘The Woman in Cabin 10’ Adaptation in the Works at CBS Films

CBS Films is developing Ruth Ware’s mystery thriller “The Woman in Cabin 10” as a movie and has signed screenwriter Hillary Seitz to adapt the novel.

CBS Films acquired the movie rights and has set up the project with the Gotham Group to produce. Mark Ross is overseeing the project for CBS Films.

“The Woman in Cabin 10,” which appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers list for 19 consecutive weeks, was published by Scout Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

The story follows a journalist who is given the travel magazine assignment to spend a week on a boutique ultra-luxury cruise ship with only a handful of unimaginably wealthy travelers. The dreamlike experience could not be more perfect — until late one night when she witnesses an unspeakable act culminating with a woman being thrown overboard. On the following morning, all of the passengers remain accounted for and the ship sails
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Justin Baldoni to Direct, Produce Teen Romance Movie

Jane the Virgin” star Justin Baldoni has come on board to produce and direct an untitled teen romance movie for CBS Films, which bought Baldoni’s pitch for the project.

Baldoni will produce via his Wayfarer production company. No actors are yet attached.

Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis are writing the screenplay for the story, which centers on two teens with life-threatening illnesses who meet in a hospital and begin to fall in love — despite the fact that their fragile health makes them an imminent danger to each other. They ultimately realize that sometimes love is a risk worth taking.

Mark Ross is overseeing the project for CBS Films.

Baldoni also came on board last year to produce and direct the Warner Bros. project “Clouds,” based on Laura Sobiech’s inspirational book “Fly a Little Higher” about her late son Zach Sobiech. The son had a rare form of bone
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Jon Turteltaub, Jonathan Prince Board Cruise Ship Comedy for CBS Films (Exclusive)

CBS Films is developing an untitled cruise ship comedy based on pitch from Jacob Meszaros and Zach Taylor with Jon Turteltaub and Jonathan Prince producing, Variety has learned.

The story follows four longtime girlfriends who take a break from their grown-up lives, as they get to re-live their adolescent fantasies on a reunion cruise headlined by their favorite ’90s boy band. As they sail among 2,000 other crazed superfans, friendships will be tested, alliances will be formed, and bad decisions will be made. Courtney Saladino is executive producing.

The project is being developed in the vein of “Bad Moms,” “Bridesmaids,” and “Last Vegas,” which Turteltaub directed for CBS Films. Turteltaub’s directing credits include “Cool Runnings,” “While You Were Sleeping, “Phenomenon,” “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” and both “National Treasure” movies, which he also produced.

Prince created and executive produced the NBC series “American Dreams.” He recently partnered with Sundance Productions on
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NBC Developing Pub Quiz Comedy From Chris Moynihan

NBC Developing Pub Quiz Comedy From Chris Moynihan
NBC is jumping on the pub quiz bandwagon. The network has handed out a script commitment to an untitled comedy from Chris Moynihan set against a weekly pub quiz, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. American Dreams alum Jonathan Prince is on board to executive produce the multicamera comedy about a group of millennials who team up once a week to compete in their local pub quiz. Moynihan (Veep, Man Up) will pen the script and executive produce the Universal Television comedy. The sale comes as pub quiz nights are popping up at bars across the country where groups from two and up compete to answer pop

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How 'American Dreams' Was Supposed To End

How 'American Dreams' Was Supposed To End
When the "American Dreams" cast and producers reunited at the Atx Television Festival on Sunday in Austin, Texas, loyal fans were treated to the unaired but long-rumored "epilogue" to the series finale, which showed where Meg Pryor (Brittany Snow) and her beloved family should've ended up when the show was abruptly cancelled after Season 3.

"American Dreams" creator Jonathan Prince admitted that the brief scenes showed how the writers would've ended the series had they been given the money or time to film one more episode, but since they hadn't, they had to film it while they wrapped up the finale without going overbudget. "We showed it to ourselves ... it's raw. The editor's talking instead of an actor -- that's what makes it beautiful. It's just our little present to ourselves," Prince explained, telling fans that many members of the cast hadn't even seen it, and only Snow, Tom Verica and
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American Dreams @ Atx Festival: Scoop on the Emotional, Time-Jumping Ending You Never Saw

American Dreams @ Atx Festival: Scoop on the Emotional, Time-Jumping Ending You Never Saw
It was a TV lover’s “dream” come true on Sunday when, at the 2nd annual Atx Television Festival, the cast, writers and creator of NBC’s criminally underrated American Dreams reunited before fans’ eyes.

The jam-packed panel — moderated by yours truly and comprised of Brittany Snow (who played Meg), Sarah Ramos (Patty), Tom Verica (Jack) , Ethan Dampf (Will), Rachel Boston (Beth), Vanessa Lengies (Roxanne), Arlen Escarpeta (Sam) and Jamie Elman (Luke), as well as showrunner Jonathan Prince, writer/producers Liz Tigelaar, David Semel, Becky Hartman Edwards and Jason Wilborn — consisted of walks down memory lane, tales from the audition
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Boy Meets World, Fnl, Scandal, Hart of Dixie Casts Set to Headline the 2013 Atx Festival

Boy Meets World, Fnl, Scandal, Hart of Dixie Casts Set to Headline the 2013 Atx Festival
As Disney Channel readies its buzzy Girl Meets World spin-off, the beloved cast of Boy Meets World will come together for their first-ever reunion at the 2nd Annual Atx Television Festival.

Taking place in Austin, Texas from June 6-9, the weekend-long event celebrates outstanding television past, present and future. In typical festival fashion, screenings and Q&As will be all the rage. But what sets Atx apart is an intimate environment in which attendees can interact with the industry folks — both onscreen and off — they admire most.

Related | Girl Meets World Cast — William Daniels Returns as Mr. Feeny!

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An 'American Dreams' Reunion ... Kind Of

An 'American Dreams' Reunion ... Kind Of
No, sadly the gone-too-soon NBC series "American Dreams" isn't getting a full-fledged reunion show, but fans of the period drama will be able to see the show's cast, producers and writers reuniting at the Atx Festival in Austin next June.

According to TV Line, former stars Brittany Snow (protagonist Meg), Sarah Ramos (sister Patty), Ethan Dampf (younger brother Will), Rachel Boston (sister-in-law Beth) and Tom Verica (Pryor patriarch Jack) will all be in attendance, as well as the Pryor family's friends, Vanessa Lengies (Meg's best friend Roxanne), Arlen Escarpeta (almost-love interest Sam) and Jamie Elman (Meg's ex Luke). Additional cast members may be added closer to the festival.

Also on hand will be creator Jonathan Prince and writer-producers Liz Tigelaar, Rama Stagner, David Semel, Jason Wilborn and Becky Hartman Edwards.

Other events going on at the Atx Festival (running from June 6-9) include panels on "Archer," "Friday Night Lights," "Firefly,
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An 'American Dreams' Reunion ... Kind Of

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An 'American Dreams' Reunion ... Kind Of
No, sadly the gone-too-soon NBC series "American Dreams" isn't getting a full-fledged reunion show, but fans of the period drama will be able to see the show's cast, producers and writers reuniting at the Atx Festival in Austin next June.

According to TV Line, former stars Brittany Snow (protagonist Meg), Sarah Ramos (sister Patty), Ethan Dampf (younger brother Will), Rachel Boston (sister-in-law Beth) and Tom Verica (Pryor patriarch Jack) will all be in attendance, as well as the Pryor family's friends, Vanessa Lengies (Meg's best friend Roxanne), Arlen Escarpeta (almost-love interest Sam) and Jamie Elman (Meg's ex Luke). Additional cast members may be added closer to the festival.

Also on hand will be creator Jonathan Prince and writer-producers Liz Tigelaar, Rama Stagner, David Semel, Jason Wilborn and Becky Hartman Edwards.

Other events going on at the Atx Festival (running from June 6-9) include panels on "Archer," "Friday Night Lights," "Firefly,
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Exclusive: American Dreams Reunion at Atx Festival – Which of Your Faves Will Be There?

Exclusive: American Dreams Reunion at Atx Festival – Which of Your Faves Will Be There?
This summer’s 2nd Annual Atx Festival is setting the stage for many a TV reunion, including the late, great American Dreams — but will your favorite Pryors be there?

TVLine has learned exclusively which actors, writers and producers behind the acclaimed ’60s-set drama are headed to Austin in June — and rest assured, you will not be disappointed.

But before we reveal the Dream-y panelists (Spoiler Alert: Brittany Snow!), here’s a quick recap on what Atx is all about: Launched last summer by two entertainment biz vets — and TV-loving gals – Caitlin McFarland and Emily Gipson, the weekend-long event celebrates great television: past,
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Casts of 'Boy Meets World,' 'My So-Called Life,' 'Friday Night Lights' to reunite at Austin TV Fest

Casts of 'Boy Meets World,' 'My So-Called Life,' 'Friday Night Lights' to reunite at Austin TV Fest
Good news for anyone who loves the ’90s and lives within a reasonable distance of Austin, the Portland of the Southwest: The year-old Austin Television Festival has announced that in 2013, its second annual event will feature cast (and crew!) reunions of gone-but-not-forgotten favorites including Boy Meets World, Friday Night Lights, My S0-Called Life, Party of Five, and American Dreams, a.k.a. That Show About The ’60s That Wasn’t Mad Men. All individual participants in these reunions have not yet been revealed, but chances are good that Scott Wolf, at least — who attended the fest in its inaugural
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Wayne Wang Unleashes "Great Dragons"

Wayne Wang ("The Joy Luck Club," "Snow Flower And The Secret Fan") is set to direct an adaptation of Jim Yardley's novel "Brave Dragons" says Deadline.

The comedic true life story follows an NBA coach who moves with his wife to the Chinese industrial city of Taiyuan to coach the Shanxi Brave Dragons, one of the worst teams in the Chinese Basketball Association. The team's owner, an irascible steel tycoon, would berate and physically attack his misfit players.

Jonathan Prince is adapting the script while Jack Lechner, Ira Lechner and Jonathan Bing will produce.
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Brave Dragons Gets Director Wayne Wang

Brave Dragons Gets Director Wayne Wang
Director Wayne Wang has inked a deal to direct an adaptation of Jim Yardley's non-fiction book Brave Dragons.

The book follows veteran NBA head coach Bob Weiss, who moved to Taiyuan, China to train one of the worst teams in the Chinese Basketball Association. The team is owned by a peasant turned steel tycoon Boss Wang, who refuses to loosen his grip on his players. The story also deals with the culture clash between the United States and China.

Jonathan Prince is penning the screenplay with Jon Bing and Jack and Ira Lechner producing.

The director also helmed The Joy Luck Club and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.

No production details have been released for this project.
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Wayne Wang Takes On Basketball Tale ‘Brave Dragons’

Wayne Wang Takes On Basketball Tale ‘Brave Dragons’
Exclusive: Wayne Wang will direct Brave Dragons, a film based on Jim Yardley’s new book about an NBA coach who moves with his wife to the Chinese industrial city Taiyuan to coach the Shanxi Brave Dragons, one of the worst teams in the Chinese Basketball Association. Jonathan Prince is writing the script. The film is being produced by Jack Lechner, Ira Lechner and Jonathan Bing. Brave Dragons takes a comedic look at veteran NBA head coach Bob Weiss and his spectacularly loyal wife as they discover the exotic world of China over the course of a single season in the Cba. The Shanxi Brave Dragons are owned by Boss Wang, who did things that even Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wouldn’t conceive. An irascible steel tycoon, Boss Wang would sit on the bench and berates and even physically attacks his ragtag cast of international misfit players. That included
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SuperMoms Descend on Facebook

RedLever studios and Emmy Award-winning producer Jonathan Prince launched web series SuperMoms on Facebook and Joost today. The series stars Joey Lauren Adams (Chasing Amy, The Break-Up), Julie Warner (Nip/Tuck, Tommy Boy), Lourdes Benedicto (V, 24) and Brennen Hesser (So noTORIous)—four women who are not only super moms but actual superheroes, faced with the challenges of both dirty diapers and dirty tricks from their arch-enemy, Dr. Deconstructo. The show also features football and reality star, Hank Baskett, as the "man behind a SuperMom." The eight episode series features a retro-style (reminiscent of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) that blends live-action and animated superhero story lines, with new episodes debuting Tuesdays on Facebook. The series—not-so-subtly sponsored by Clorox—successfully targets its demographic, shrewdly identifying favorite topics of momdom: blind dates, girl talk, cats, mother-in-laws, makeovers, and, of course, firemen (...and "epic battles against chaos," too). But SuperMoms also reinforces some
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CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: ‘It Took Guts’ For Newt Gingrich To Attack Ron Paul Over Newsletter

There was a lot to unpack in Wolf Blitzer's interview with Gop presidential contender Newt Gingrich, but one thing that stood out was a panel discussion that Blitzer conducted following a clip of Gingrich's attack on Rep. Ron Paul over his newsletters, among other things. The ostensibly objective Blitzer said he thought "it took guts" for Gingrich to come out against Paul so strongly, David Frum accused Paul of racism, and panelist Jonathan Prince said Paul was "racist by design."
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