Len Blavatnik’s Access Entertainment Acquires Stake In RatPac

Access Entertainment has acquired a stake in Brett Ratner’s production and film-financing company RatPac Entertainment. The deal saw Access buy out RatPac co-founder James Packer. (VAR)

‘O.J.: Made In America’, Ava DuVernay’s ’13th’ Among Peabody Award Documentary Winners

O.J.: Made In America is among the list of 12 documentaries being honored by the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors, as well as Ava DuVernay’s highly acclaimed Netflix release 13th. (EW)

James Gunn Will Direct ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3′

After directing both Guardians of the Galaxy and its upcoming sequel, James Gunn has confirmed he’s on board to helm the series’ third installment. (IGN)

‘Fast And Furious’ Producer Neal Moritz’s ‘Harbinger’ At Sony Picks Writing Duo

Sony has hired duo Justin Tipping and Joshua Beirne-Golden to do a rewrite of their superhero film Harbinger, the first of five films that Sony has from a deal with comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment superheroes and DMG. (DH)

David Oyelowo Joins Blumhouse’s ‘Only You’ From Jacob Estes

Blumhouse is gearing up for its newest film Only You from writer Jacob Estes, who will both write and direct the project. David Oyelowo has just been cast in the film.  (CS)

CBS’ ‘Brothered Up’: D.L. Hughley Tapped As Co-Lead In Recasting On Comedy Pilot

Comedy veteran D. L. Hughley has been set as the co-lead opposite Adhir Kalyan in the buddy cop sitcom from CBS TV Studios. He replaces Romany Malco who was originally cast in the role. The decision was made after the pilot’s table read last week. (DH)

Mireille Enos, Greg Kinnear And Steve Buscemi Join ‘Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams’

The trio join Bryan Cranston, Timothy Spall, Jack Reynor, Benedict Wong and Geraldine Chapline in Amazon’s anthology series. (THR)

‘Imposters’ Renewed For Season 2

Bravo has renewed Imposters for Season 2. Co-creator Paul Adelstein surprised the cast with the announcement during a For Your Consideration Emmy event on Monday night in Los Angeles. (TVL)

Netflix Keeps Buying Great Movies, So It’s A Shame They’re Getting Buried

Business is business and time marches on, but until Netflix decides that it genuinely cares about its content, audiences will never truly find their films. In the meantime, it will continue to be a little heartbreaking every time Netflix buys a movie and turns it into something else. (IW)

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