Michael De Luca Turns Down Paramount Pictures Offer

Producer and former Sony Pictures Entertainment production boss Michael De Luca has turned down an offer to take a top job at Paramount Pictures. (VAR)

Warner Bros. Eyeing Matthew Vaughn To Direct ‘Man of Steel 2’

Filmmaker Matthew Vaughn is Warner Bros.’ top choice to direct Man of Steel 2, and preliminary conversations have taken place. Sources say that if Vaughn for some reason doesn’t direct Man of Steel 2, Warner Bros. still wants him to helm another superhero movie in the DCEU. (COLL)

Susan Sarandon Signs On For Season Five Of ‘Ray Donovan’

Sarandon will be heading over to the fifth season of the Showtime series.  She will play a Hollywood studio exec named Samantha Winslow. (BC)

Benedict Cumberbatch To Star In ‘How To Stop Time’

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in How to Stop Time, StudioCanal’s adaptation of The Girl Who Saved Christmas author Matt Haig’s next adult novel. (CS)

‘The Good Doctor’: Richard Schiff Cast In ABC Medical Drama Pilot

The West Wing alum Richard Schiff is set for a key series-regular role opposite Freddie Highmore in The Good Doctor, ABC’s medical drama pilot from creator David Shore and Daniel Dae Kim. (DH)

David Giuntoli, Poppy Montgomery To Lead CBS’ ‘Mission Control’ Drama Pilot

Grimm vet David Giuntoli and Unforgettable star Poppy Montgomery will headline CBS’ drama pilot Mission Control, from sci-fi novelist Andy Weir. (TVL)

Action Bronson Matchmaking Series Coming To Snapchat In Broad Vice Media Deal

Action Bronson will try his hand at matchmaking in a new show Vice Media is producing exclusively for Snapchat. (THR)

The Dangers Of Counting Too Heavily On Foreign Dollars

Just when it looked like the Dalian Wanda Group was going to keep spending money to purchase larger and larger chunks of Hollywood by dropping a cool billion for Dick Clark Productions, the deal fell apart and the production shingle was left adrift. (TB)

 

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