Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Amy Adams In Talks For Dick Cheney Biopic

Christian Bale is in talks to portray former Vice President Dick Cheney in an untitled biopic from director Adam McKay. Also in talks for the Paramount project are Steve Carell and Amy Adams. (EW)

‘Will & Grace’ Revival Episode Order Increased

NBC is treating the Will & Grace revival as a main attraction for its next season line-up, showcasing it within the network’s marketing campaigns and even upping the episode order. (SR)

Fox Buys Untitled Spec For Melissa Stack Directing Debut

Fox closed a mid-six-figure deal for an untitled spec script that will mark the directing debut of Melissa Stack, who wrote the Cameron Diaz-Leslie Mann comedy The Other Woman. (DH)

‘Moonlight’ And ‘This Is Us’ Will Compete Against Each Other In MTV’s Revamped Movie And TV Awards

MTV Movie and TV Awards is going even further than the Golden Globes or People’s Choice Awards by having films and series, as well as actors from both mediums, compete against each other in the same categories. (VUL)

‘Goliath’ Season 2 Recruits Walter Hill To Direct Multiple Episodes

Amazon original series Goliath has brought on Emmy Award winner Walter Hill to direct two episodes of its upcoming second seasonHill will direct the season’s opening and closing episodes. (VAR)

Sam Raimi, Debbie Liebling Sign First-Look Deal At Skydance TV

Sam Raimi and his television producing partner Debbie Liebling have signed a multi-year first-look deal for television with Skydance TV. (SI)

Bond Scribes Adapt Jo Nesbo’s ‘I Am Victor’

Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, the writers on every James Bond film since 1999’s “The World is Not Enough,” have been hired to pen the film adaptation of acclaimed Norwegian author Jo Nesbo’s upcoming novel I Am Victor. (DAR)

‘Jackie’ Director Pablo Larrain To Helm ‘The True American’ With Tom Hardy

The Annapurna drama follows a Muslim immigrant and Bangladesh Air Force veteran who works to have his hate-crime attacker spared just days after 9/11. (THR)

You Want To Maximize Your TV Impact? Make A Miniseries

It’s much more about miniseries and anthologies like Big Little Lies and American Crime Story and Feud and The Night Manager and Fargo, shows that might exist from one season to the next, but with each new season comes a whole new storyline, with a whole new cast and, often, a whole new period of time in which the story is told. (TB)

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