Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen Comedy ‘Flarsky’ Lands At Lionsgate

Lionsgate has scooped up worldwide rights to the Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen comedy Flarsky, and will release it under its Summit Entertainment label. Jonathan Levine will direct the film from a Black List script by Dan Sterling. (THR)

Robert Downey Jr To Play Doctor Dolittle

The latest film about the physician who can talk to animals will be written and directed by Stephen Gaghan. (GUAR)

Hulu’s ‘Looming Tower’ Series Adds Peter Sarsgaard

Peter Sarsgaard is the latest name to join the cast of Hulu‘s upcoming The Looming Tower series. From Legendary Television, the drama adapts Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning 9/11 expose. (CS)

Bad Robot To Produce Period Dramedy Series Based On RuPaul’s Life

J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot has teamed with RuPaul and reality production company World of Wonder for a half-hour dramedy series project, a fictionalized version of RuPaul’s life. (DH)

‘The Big Bang Theory’s’ Two-Season, 48-Episode Renewal Official

After months of high-stakes negotiations, The Big Bang Theory has secured a two-season, 48-episode renewal at CBS. (TVL)

‘Bull’ Enlists Glenn Gordon Caron As Season 2 Showrunner

The move comes as part of a multi-year overall deal Caron has signed with CBS TV Studios. Caron will join the show immediately as a consultant on the remaining episodes of Season 1.  (VAR)

Chris Evans To Explore Operation Moses In ‘Red Sea Diving Resort’

Chris Evans is set to star in Red Sea Diving Resort.  The film is being directed by Gideon Raff, an Israeli director. (AC)

Rob Lowe Signed Up For A Ghost-Hunting Reality Show To Stay Close With His Sons

The network announced that it green-lit The Lowe Files, a nine-episode series that will take Rob, Matthew, and John Owen Lowe on a tour of the spookiest parts of the U.S. (VUL)

Netflix’s New Old Rating System And The End Of Movie Criticism

Netflix made a decision to change its rating system from a numerical, five star one to a simple thumbs up or thumbs down. There are a few things wrong with this move, the most obvious being that the company  is getting lazy about how it wants its viewers to respond to it. (TB)

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