‘Hanna’ TV Remake In The Works From ‘Night Manager’ Writer

A TV adaptation of the 2011 Saoirse Ronan film Hanna is in the works from The Night Manager writer David Farr. NBCUniversal International Studios is behind the adaptation of the assassin film. (THR)

MGM In Talks To Pay Over $1 Billion For Cable Channel Epix

MGM would be buying out the other two stakeholders in the company — Viacom Inc and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp — and a deal could be announced as soon as next week. (BL)

Lauren Levy Neustadter To Head Film, TV For Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Label

Lauren Levy Neustadter has been appointed Head of Film and Television for Hello Sunshine, the female-centric storytelling shingle launched by Reese Witherspoon and The Chernin Group and AT&T’s Otter Media. (DH)

HBO To Turn The 2016 Election Into A Miniseries From ‘Game Change’ Team

The network is enlisting the team behind the Emmy-winning 2012 TV movie Game Change to make a miniseries based on President Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton. (TVL)

Danny DeVito Eyes Tim Burton’s Live-Action ‘Dumbo’ Adaptation

Danny DeVito is in talks to play the ringmaster in Tim Burton’s live-action adaptation of Dumbo for Disney. (VAR)

Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion And Lea DeLaria Join ‘Cars 3′

Walt Disney Pcitures has revealed three additional members of the voice cast for their upcoming animated film Cars 3: Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion and Lea DeLaria.  (CS)

‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7 Premiere Date, Teaser Revealed

The cable network revealed that the Emmy-winning fantasy hit will return for season 7 on July 16. The network also released the first teaser video for the new season. (EW)

Rachel Bilson Is Joining ‘Nashville’

With Connie Britton giving up the reembodied ghost that is Nashville, the CMT drama is adding Rachel Bilson and Kaitlin Doubleday to its cast. (VUL)

Hot Weekend Read: Marcus Sakey Sci-Fi Novel ‘Afterlife’

Afterlife, a mind-bending science fiction novel by Marcus Sakey that tells a love story that crosses parallel worlds and so treads visually in terrain covered by such films as Ghost, Inception and The Matrix. The book will be sent to buyers tomorrow by CAA and the Story Factory. (DH)

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