‘Coming To America 2’: Eddie Murphy Writing A Sequel

A post on Murphy’s official Twitter account teased a potential sequel to his iconic 1988 romantic comedy. (IW)

Dean Koontz’s ‘The Silent Corner’ Being Adapted For TV

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have optioned the book in advance of its June publication. (THR)

‘Logan’ Director James Mangold To Helm Gritty Cop Drama ‘The Force’

The director has chosen to return to 20th Century Fox for his next film, an adaptation of Don Winslow‘s The Force.  Scott Free’s Ridley Scott, The Story Factory’s Shane Salerno, and Michael Schaefer are producing. (COLL)

Working Title Dives Into Heroic Story Of Olympic Syrian Refugee Yusra Mardini

Working Title Films has picked up rights to the life story of Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini. Co-chairman Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will develop and produce the film version. Stephen Daldry is attached to direct. (DH)

Henry Cavill Accepts A Role In ‘Mission: Impossible 6′

Henry Cavill is joining Tom Cruise for the sixth installment of Mission: Impossible. The casting news was revealed in the comments of director Christopher McQuarrie’s Instagram. (EW)

Rachel Griffiths To Star In NBC Medical Drama Pilot From ‘SVU’ EP

The Six Feet Under alum has signed on to star in an untitled NBC medical drama pilot from Law & Order: SVU‘s Warren Leight. (TVL)

Nick Blaemire Musical ‘A Little More Alive’ Is Heading To The Silver Screen

Nick Blaemire’s A Little More Alive, in which two estranged brothers reunite at their mother’s funeral, is heading to the silver screen. Ross Katz will direct the screen adaptation. (PB)

Emily VanCamp Set As Female Lead In Fox Medical Drama Pilot ‘The Resident’

The Resident hails from scribes Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore, and Roshan Sethi. Phillip Noyce is directing the pilot. Fuqua Films and 3 Arts Entertainment are producing with 20th Century Fox Television. (VAR)

Imagine Lands Marcus Sakey Novel ‘Afterlife’

Imagine Entertainment has won an auction for screen rights to Afterlife, the Marcus Sakey novel that went out to producers and studios last weekend. (DH)

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