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Paramount Pictures Taps Writer Barbara Curry For Dating App Killer Feature ‘Gasp’

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures has tapped screenwriter Barbara Curry to pen their upcoming feature Gasp, the dramatic investigative thriller is inspired by several true stories of women who were killed by men they met on dating apps. Kind of like a modern day Looking for Mr. Goodbar, it seems. And what better writer to script: Curry segued to screenwriting after a decade serving as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's office. Produced by Jennifer Gibgot and Adam Shankman's… Read

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Josh Hartnett & Margarita Levieva To Star In Crime Thriller ‘Inherit The Viper’

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EXCLUSIVE: Josh Hartnett and The Deuce‘s Margarita Levieva have been set to star in Inherit the Viper, a crime thriller revolving around the timely topic of the prescription drug epidemic ravaging the U.S. Swiss-born Anthony Jerjen is making his feature directorial debut on the pic, which is based on an original script by Andrew Crabtree. Elle and Toni Erdmann producer Michel Merkt is producing, with Benito Mueller also producing and Wolfgang Mueller executive producing… Read

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Costume Designer-Turned-Helmer Courtney Hoffman To Direct Feature From Her ‘The Good Time Girls’ Short

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EXCLUSIVE: Argent Pictures has acquired the feature rights to The Good Time Girls, Courtney Hoffman's widely acclaimed feminist western short film. The film production/financing company run by Jill Ahrens, Ryan Ahrens and Ben Renzo, will finance and produce the feature remake, and they've set a February start date in New Mexico. That means that Hoffman, who scripted the film adaptation of the short with Lucy Teitler, and who directed the while establishing herself as a… Read

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Mahershala Ali To Star In Anonymous Content’s A.J. Wolfe Crime Tale ‘Burn’

EXCLUSIVE: Anonymous Content has acquired Burn, the upcoming true-crime thriller by A.J. Wolfe. The producer is teamed on the feature film adaptation with Oscar winning Moonlight star Mahershala Ali. He will star in the film and be executive producer. Anonymous Content’s Nicole Clemens and Kevin Cotter will produce it. The book will be adapted by Fredrick Kotto, the former detective-turned-screenwriter. Kotto and Artillery Creative's Tom Carter will also be executive… Read

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Sony Pictures Confirms Quentin Tarantino Deal; Margot Robbie, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio Circling

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UPDATED with Sony confirmation: Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman just validated Deadline’s morning scoop that the studio won worldwide rights on Quentin Tarantino’s new film, the first of his long career to not be directed for either Miramax or The Weinstein Company. This email was just dispersed internally on the Culver City lot. Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to report that late last night, Sony did indeed succeed in securing the worldwide rights in all media to Quentin Ta… Read

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Val Kilmer Tells Great Stories From A Terrific Career: Q&A

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EXCLUSIVE: When Val Kilmer was presented with the Grand Honorary Award for outstanding contribution to cinema at the Sitges genre festival in Spain last month, he wanted to do one interview about his career. The catch was, it had to be done in an email back and forth, because he is recovering from cancer treatments to his throat and did not have his voice at the time. That festival also premiered The Super, a Stephan Rick-directed genre film Kilmer stars in with Chicago… Read

TV

‘Shoot The Messenger’: Trailer, Premiere Date Set For WGN America Crime Thriller

WGN America has set the premiere date and released a trailer for Shoot the Messenger, an eight-part thriller starring Orphan Black‘s Elyse Levesque. The series will premiere Monday February 26, 2018 at 10 pm ET/9 pm CT. Shoot the Messenger follows Daisy Channing (Elyse Levesque), a young reporter trying to balance a messy personal life with a burgeoning career. Things begin to go sideways for Daisy when she witnesses a murder she thinks is gang related, only to find… Read

Constantin Film Lands Rights To Comic Series ‘Danger Girl’

Constantin Film acquired rights to the comic book series Danger Girl, and will team with Jeremy Bolt's Bolt Pictures and Adrian Askarieh's Prime Universe Films to produce a film and develop a TV show from the property. Constantin's Robert Kulzer will produce along with Bolt and Askarieh. Constantin's Martin Moszkowicz will be exec producer along with the comic’s creators, J. Scott Campbell and Andy Hartnell. They will go out to writers and directors immediately. Launched… Read

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James Franco, Simon Kinberg, ‘Wonder Woman’ Scribe Allan Heinberg Team On Fox’s Marvel Mutant ‘Multiple Man’

EXCLUSIVE: Fox is developing a film vehicle for James Franco to play the Marvel Comics character Multiple Man, with Wonder Woman scribe Allan Heinberg writing the script, and Simon Kinberg and his Genre Films producing along with Franco and Ramona Films, the shingle that Franco runs with brother Dave Franco and Vincent Jolivette. The character is part of the X-Men universe, which Fox controls and continues to exploit with Kinberg at the center of all the movies. Multiple M… Read

International

‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 4 Scores Best UK Debut Since 2013 Launch On BBC Two

The return of Peaky Blinders to BBC Two on Wednesday night scored the best season opening ratings in the overnights since the series’ top-ranked start in September 2013. Season 4’s debut of the Steven Knight-created period gangster epic drew 2.3M viewers in the UK last night, swaggering in just a notch behind the Season 1 start of 2.4M four years ago. Reviews for the S4 opener coming out of the UK are stellar as the Shelby family is forced to reunite after S3's intense… Read

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Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo In Talks For Joe Carnahan-Directed ‘Boss Level’

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EXCLUSIVE: Mel Gibson and Frank Grillo are in talks to star in Boss Level, an action thriller that Joe Carnahan will direct next year. The premise: Every day, a retired special forces veteran (Grillo) is trapped in a never-ending loop resulting in his death. In order to stop his endless suffering, he must figure out who is responsible and stop them. Carnahan wrote the script. The film will be financed by Emmett/Furla/Oasis, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark… Read

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Gulfstream Pictures Acquires Gregory Freeman WWII Escape Tale ‘The Forgotten 500’

EXCLUSIVE:  Gulfstream Pictures has acquired feature film rights to the Gregory Freeman book The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II. Gulfstream partners Mike Karz and Bill Bindley will use it to tell a fact-based WWII escape tale. Based on declassified documents and exclusive interviews, the book tells a story kept secret more than 60 years, of the young American airmen shot down in the hills of… Read