Hailee Steinfeld In Talks To Lead ‘Transformers’ Spinoff ‘Bumblebee’

Star Hailee Steinfeld is eyeing the “Transformers Universe” film, which recently recruited Kubo and the Two Strings helmer and LAIKA president/CEO Travis Knight to direct. (COLL)

Michelle Williams Joins Amy Schumer Film ‘I Feel Pretty’

Michelle Williams has just joined Amy Schumer in the upcoming film I Feel Pretty. Williams will play “Avery LeClaire, the stunning cosmetics company boss to Schumer’s Renee Bennett.” (CS)

Fox Animation To Adapt Michelle Cuevas’ ‘Care And Feeding Of A Pet Black Hole’

Fox Animation is developing a movie based on the upcoming Michelle Cuevas book The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole. Matt Reeves is attached to produce through his 6th and Idaho production company. (VAR)

Carey Mulligan To Star As Vietnam War Correspondent In ‘On the Other Side’

The Oscar-nominated actress also will produce the Topic film based on the true story of Kate Webb, who was held in captivity by the with the Vietcong for 23 days. (THR)

Lanny Noveck & Liz Robinson Launch Boutique Literary Management Firm

Literary representation veterans Lanny Noveck and Liz Robinson have teamed to form Signature Ltd., a boutique literary management firm. This is a re-teaming of the duo who first worked together as agents at the William Morris Agency. (DH)

Animaniacs’’ Reboot Being Developed By Steven Spielberg, Amblin TV And Warner Bros.

Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation are kicking around a brand new version of the hit 1990s cartoon, IndieWire has learned. Steven Spielberg, who developed the original as a follow-up to the success of his “Tiny Toon Adventures,” is expected to be on board in crafting the updated version. (IW)

A New ‘Sin City’ Television Series Is On The Way

The Weinstein Company is moving forward with its television reboot, one that will apparently “hew closely to the graphic novels.” The series will be written by Glen Mazzara  and will have director Len Wiseman on board to direct the pilot.  (SC)

Trailer Buzz: ‘Murder On The Orient Express’

The trailer for the remake of Agatha Christie’s famed 1934 murder-mystery novel Murder on the Orient Express has arrived, and it’s stacked with stars: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Willem Dafoe are all here. Branagh’s remake arrives this November. (VUL)

Sony’s Film Division Isn’t What It Was — Well, Most Of It Isn’t (Studio Series)

Now we begin Part Two of our Studio Tale of Woe, with Sony, which has had a decidedly rough go of it lately. Any time your film division loses over $700 million in a year, and that essentially carves the parent company’s profits in half, it’s low tide. (TB)

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