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Catherine Hardwicke to Direct ‘Heathen’ Comic Adaptation for Constantin Film and Prime Universe

“Twilight” and “Miss Bala” director Catherine Hardwicke has signed a deal to direct the adaptation of Vault Comic’s best-selling and acclaimed epic feminist comic book series “Heathen,” for Constantin Film and Prime Universe Films, the companies announced on Wednesday.Kerry Williamson has signed on to write. Williamson previously penned the Tyler Perry-starring “Alex Cross” and most […]

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Film News Roundup: ‘Murphy Brown’ Star Nik Dodani Writing ‘Blue Boy’ Script

In today’s film news roundup, Nik Dodani makes a script deal, Sony shifts dates for “Miss Bala” and “Escape Room” and Jake Manley books two roles.Script DealNik Dodani, who stars on “Murphy Brown” and “Atypical,” will write the script for a movie version of “Blue Boy,” based on Rakesh Satyal’s coming of age story, Variety […]

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Universal Sets Film Comedy Vehicle For ‘Jane The Virgin’ Star Gina Rodriguez

Exclusive: In a competitive situation, Universal Pictures acquired an untitled original comedy pitch from Jessica St. Clair & Lennon Parham, which is will be a starring vehicle for Gina Rodriguez. Studio is keeping the plot specifics close to the vest.Rodriguez broke out starring as the title character in the series Jane The Virgin, and her […]

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Quentin Tarantino and Tom Hardy Excite at CinemaCon, But Sony’s 2018 Slate Feels Oddly Familiar

Sony would like you to know it’s committed to originality. That was the message reiterated by its executives at the studio’s CinemaCon presentation Monday night — and no one was more passionate than chairman Tom Rothman, who spoke of the studio’s “increasing dedication” and “commitment” to the concept.However, Rothman presided over a show-and-tell that included […]

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