Dakota Johnson Sworn In For RatPac’s Courtroom Drama ‘Unfit’

Dakota Johnson will topline in Unfit, a fact-based courtroom drama set in the 1920s. Amazon Studios won a multi-studio bidding battle for the pic. (DH)

Disney & Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ Eyes Eva Green To Star

Disney’s live- action Dumbo adaptation has several tidbits of casting news so far; Tom Hanks was offered a villain role for the film, while Will Smith passed on whichever part he was offered. Eva Green is now up for one of the three major adult roles. (SR)

Universal Sets Ryan Gosling’s Neil Armstrong Biopic For Fall 2018 Debut

The studio announced that its Neil Armstrong biopic will be titled First Man. The drama, which reteams La La Land director Damien Chazelle with Ryan Gosling, is set to land in theaters on Oct. 12, 2018. (THR)

Bob Bookman Leaving Paradigm To Launch New Management Company With Alan Gasmer

Veteran lit agent Bob Bookman is leaving Paradigm to form a new management/production company with former WMA agent-turned manager Alan Gasmer. (TB)

Jason Isaacs Joins ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Cast As Captain Lorca

The Awake and OA actor has joined the CBS All Access drama in the series-regular role of Captain Lorca, the captain of the Starship Discovery. (TVL)

‘Riverdale’ Renewed For Season 2

The CW just announced that they’ve renewed Riverdale for a second season. The Archie Comics-inspired series debuted in January to 1.4 million viewers and has been averaging 1.2 million viewers weekly. (EO)

‘Aquaman’s Jason Momoa To Star, Brad Peyton To Direct ‘Just Cause’ Film Based On Popular Video Game

A feature film based on the popular Square Enix video game Just Cause is getting closer to reality. Jason Momoa has signed on to star and Brad Peyton has stepped in to helm. (DH)

Mandy Moore Joins Amandla Stenberg In Dystopian Thriller ‘Darkest Minds’

Mandy Moore has joined Amandla Stenberg in Fox’s dystopian thriller Darkest Minds, directed by Kung Fu Panda 3 helmer Jennifer Yuh Nelson. (VAR)

Coby Bell To Join Fox Marvel Pilot With Amy Acker And Stephen Moyer

Burn Notice alum Coby Bell is set to co-star in the upcoming Marvel X-Men pilot for FOX. He’ll join the recently-cast True Blood star Stephen Moyer and Angel alum Amy Acker. (CS)

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