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Ever After High Mattel Property Being Developed As Film

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EXCLUSIVE: Chernin Entertainment is working with Mattel to help develop an Ever After High feature film based on the popular toy line (and which has already morphed into an animated kids series). The brand is ripe for a feature film franchise. It's based on the make-believe teenage sons and daughters of famous fairy tale parents such as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, The Big Bad Wolf, Goldilocks, King Charming, Rapunzel, the Frog Prince, the Swan Princess, the… Read

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Anthony Hopkins Boards Pacific Northwest Thriller ‘Go With Me’

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EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins is re-teaming with his Kidnapping Freddy Heineken helmer Daniel Alfredson (The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest) on Go With Me, a joint production between Enderby Entertainment and The Gotham Group. Pic is adapted from the 2008 novel by Castle Freeman Jr. about a young woman who returns to her hometown in the Pacific Northwest only to be harassed by an ex-cop turned crimelord named Blackway. Forsaken… Read

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Sam Elliott & Garret Dillahunt Join FX’s ‘Justified’

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Sam Elliott (Draft Day) and Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope) have been cast in recurring roles for the sixth and final season of FX/Sony TV's drama series Justified. Elliott will play Markham, a legendary Kentucky gangster who returns from exile with a private army and bags of cash (earned growing legal weed in Colorado), hellbent on winning back his empire and the lost love of his life, Katherine Hale (Mary Steenburgen). Dillahunt will play Walker, a Special Ops veteran… Read

Universal Nabs Rights To ‘Let It Snow’ Short Stories Featuring Hot Author John Green

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Universal Pictures is also getting the John Green business. The studio has optioned film rights to Let It Snow, the 2008 intertwining short story collection written by Fault In Our Stars author Green along with Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. The three stories are all set during a Christmas Eve snowstorm and are geared for the YA set. Green's stuff became coveted after the success of The Fault In Our Stars, which is crossing $300M at the global box office any minute… Read

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Howard Gordon Inks New Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

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One of the longest and most successful relationships between a TV producer and a studio is being extended. Howard Gordon has inked a new overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV where he has been for more than 20 years. After a stint on 20th TV's The X-Files, Gordon established himself as the showrunner of another 20th TV signature series, 24, presiding over the season that won the show a best drama series Emmy. He went on to co-create and executive produce another best… Read

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Annabelle Wallis Joins Armie Hammer In Psychological Thriller ‘Mine’

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EXCLUSIVE: British actress Annabelle Wallis has boarded psychological thriller Mine from writer-directors Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro, the team behind award-winning short Afterville. Armie Hammer stars as Mike, a soldier who finds himself stranded in the desert after a failed assassination mission. There, he has to survive many dangers while also battling the psychological toll of his situation. Wallis will play Jenny, the girlfriend with whom Mike has a… Read

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Angelina Jolie To Direct Elephant Poaching Tale ‘Africa’ For Skydance

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Angelina Jolie has found her next movie to direct. The actress and now busy helmer has signed on to for Africa, an epic tale for David Ellison's Skydance Productions. Written by Oscar winner Eric Roth, the pic is based on paleo-archaeologist Richard Leakey's late-'80s battle with ivory poachers in Kenya that threatened the existence of the African elephant population and the soul of Africa. Ellison, Jolie, Dana Goldberg and Jon Peters will produce. The pic also reteams… Read

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Amber Heard To Co-Star In ‘Magic Mike 2′

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Warner Bros has tapped Amber Heard to co-star  in Magic Mike XXL, next year's sequel to the hit 2012 movie based on star Channing Tatum's early days in the male-stripper game. Deadline's Mike Fleming Jr reported yesterday that Jada Pinkett Smith was in talks to join the cast and now comes word that Heard will join her in a lead role. Heard will next be seen in London Fields opposite Billy Bob Thornton, The Adderall Diaries opposite James Franco and When I Live My Life Over… Read

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Jim Sheridan To Adapt His Movie ‘In America’ As HBO Drama Series With FtvS

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Two decades ago, Jim Sheridan took on his most personal project, teaming with his then-teenage daughters Naomi and Kirsten to write a movie based on their family's experience as struggling Irish immigrants living in a shabby Hell's Kitchen apartment building occupied by artists and junkies. That movie became the 2002 In America, directed by Jim Sheridan, which earned him and his daughters a writing Oscar nomination. Now the trio has signed on to develop a drama series for… Read

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New Line Nabs Crime Thriller Spec ‘North of Reno’ For ‘San Andreas’ Producer Beau Flynn

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EXCLUSIVE: New Line Cinema purchased the spec North Of Reno from the writing team of Banipal and Benhur Ablakhad for producer Beau Flynn. The original story is said to be a “twisty, crime thriller centered around the pursuit of a hidden fortune.” Flynn is just finishing up the big-budget disaster pic San Andreas starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, which is one of the more anticipated films of next summer. It'll bow on June 5 in 3-D. FlynnPictureCo. also produced Solace… Read

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CBS’ ‘Thursday Night Football’ Falls Hard With Blowout, ‘Biggest Loser’ Down – RATINGS RAT RACE

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If you're CBS or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, this morning must not be feeling so great – to put it mildly. In the second week of Thursday Night Football on CBS and the NFL Network, the Florida team last night was schooled by the Atlanta Falcons to a 56-14 loss. That hamming is the third largest margin of defeat in Tampa Bay's team history. In a game in Atlanta that was really over almost after it began, CBS and the NFL Network took a pounding as well. In metered market… Read

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Michael Che Gets ‘Daily Show’ Farewell En Route to ‘SNL’s Weekend Update: Video

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The Daily Show found a way to acknowledge Michael Che was heading to the anchor desk on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update at NBC — and to note he'd only been with the Comedy Central late-night show for three months — 58 business days. Che, who becomes Weekend Update's first black co-anchor, joins Colin Jost. Cecily Strong, who served as co-anchor for two seasons, first with Seth Meyers and then with Jost, will return to being a full-time cast member. Unlike other… Read

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