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Roadside Attractions Acquires U.S. Rights To Tim Tebow’s ‘Run The Race’; CineTel Lands Int’l Distro Rights To ‘We Are Boats’

Roadside Attractions announced that they have acquired the U.S. rights to faith-based drama Run the Race from executive producers Tim Tebow and Robby Tebow. Run the Race follows two young brothers reeling from their mother's death and his father's abandonment. Zach (Tanner Stine), an All-State athlete, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship in the hopes of earning he and his brother, David (Evan Hoffer), a ticket out of town. But when a… Read

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‘Flash’ Film’s Finish Line: DC Hero On Pace For 2021 Solo Film Release

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The Flash may be the “fastest man alive” in the pages of DC Comics but it looks like the Scarlet Speedster is taking the slow route to reach the silver screen in his own film franchise. The Warner Bros. plan to launch the Justice League character in his own solo adventure is now looking more like a marathon than a mad dash. Filming is expected to start late next year which puts the superhero movie on pace for a release date sometime in 2021. The Flash solo film has yet to… Read

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Trump Lawyer Declares “Total Victory”; Stormy Daniels Files Appeal Over Lawsuit

DEVELOPING… Donald Trump's tweets can sometimes move markets, antagonize domestic rivals and international allies and put the spotlight on friends and foes but turns out today that the social media platform cannot keep the President in court with Stormy Daniels. That was the case in the porn star’s defamation case against the former Celebrity Apprentice host, which she has already filed an appeal against a federal judge’s ruling of earlier Monday. “In the Special Motion… Read

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Lionsgate In Talks For Jay Roach’s Roger Ailes Project In Wake Of Annapurna Pulling Plug & Focus Features Passing

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EXCLUSIVE: We hear that Lionsgate is in talks for Jay Roach’s Roger Ailes feature project. Some say they are pretty far down the road, but nothing is completely signed yet. Annapurna pulled the plug on the project after the production cost soared north of $35M. Amblin was said to be in the mix after the news last week, and then was out. Focus Features also recently passed. When it comes to political dramas on screen, Lionsgate was involved in Oliver Stone’s W. about… Read

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Imprisoned Bill Cosby Loses More Lawyers; Latest New Team On Board

Less than a month after Bill Cosby was sent to state prison for the 2004 rape of Andrea Constand, the man once called "America's Dad" was up to his old tricks of replacing lawyers. "Kindly withdraw my appearance on behalf of the Defendant, William Henry Cosby, Jr., in the above-docket mater," said Joseph P. Green late last week in a filing in Pennsylvania court (read it here). "In light of the entry of appearance of other counsel of choice for the defendant, William H… Read

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Eddie Griffin Signs With Abrams Artists Agency

Abrams Artists Agency has signed comic and actor Eddie Griffin in all areas. Griffin, who is onscreen as a pastor in the hit feature A Star Is Born, is a veteran stand-up comedian who probably is best known to moviegoers for starring 2002’s Undercover Brother, written by John Ridley and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. He also toplined the 1996-2000 UPN series Malcom & Eddie alongside Malcom-Jamal Warner. Griffin’s Las Vegas residency, The Eddie Griffin Experience, is in its… Read

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Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Dies At 65

UPDATED throughout Allen  Paul Allen, who launched Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975 and went on to produce documentaries, own professional sports teams and dedicate time to philanthropy, died this afternoon of complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Allen was 65 years old. “While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much-loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend. Paul’s family and friends were blessed to experience his… Read

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Samuel L. Jackson To Front Slavery Series ‘Enslaved’, Fremantle Boards Rights

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Fremantle has taken global rights (excluding US, Canada and Israel) to Enslaved, a six-part documentary series hosted by Samuel L. Jackson. The series will chart the horror of slavery through underwater archaeology. Created by doc outfit Associated, the series is being timed to coincide with the 400-year anniversary since the first African was brought to the New World as a slave. Journalist Simcha Jacobovici (The Naked Archaeologist) will helm the series which will… Read

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FX Developing ‘Her Body And Other Parties’ Anthology Based On Book From Gina Welch & Imagine TV

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In a competitive situation, FX has landed for development Her Body and Other Parties, an anthology series based on Carmen Maria Machado’s lauded short story collection. The project comes from writer Gina Welch, Imagine Television and FX Productions. Written by Welch, Her Body is an anthological series staging psychologically vivid tales of women’s fears and desires on landscapes of horror, fabulism, and wild-haired absurdity. It’s described as a feminist Black Mirror with… Read

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Fox Buys LA Sheriff’s Department Drama From David Ayer & Will Beall With Penalty

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Fox has given a script commitment with significant penalty to Deputy, an hourlong police procedural from Bright helmer David Ayer, Gangster Squad writer Will Beall and eOne, where Ayer and Chris Long’s Cedar Park Entertainment is under an overall deal. Written by Beall with Ayer set to direct, Deputy centers on Deputy Bill Hollister, a career lawman who’s very comfortable kicking down doors and utterly lost in a staff meeting. But when the LA County Sheriff drops dead… Read

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Jaunt VR Lays Off A “Significant” Number Of Employees As It Refocuses On Augmented Reality

Jaunt VR, an immersive media company whose investors include the Walt Disney Co. and the German publishing house Axel Springer, laid off a “significant portion” of its staff as it refocuses on augmented reality. In a Medium post titled “The Future of Jaunt is AR,” the company announced it would be “winding down” a number of it virtual reality projects in the coming weeks as it restructures. “We are restructuring the company, resulting in letting go of a significant… Read

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Mira Sorvino To Topline Indie Drama ‘Butter’ From Paul A. Kaufman

EXCLUSIVE: Mira Sorvino, an Oscar winner for her role in Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite, has signed on to star in Butter, an indie film written and being directed by Paul A. Kaufman (Run The Wild Fields). The drama, which will begin shooting in LA next month, follows a lonely, obese teenager everyone in his high school calls “Butter.” Tired of his ridiculed life and his inability to lose weight, he is going to eat himself to death – live on the Internet. When he makes the… Read