Jim Gianopulos Named Head Of Viacom’s Paramount Pictures

Former head of Twentieth Century Fox was widely considered likely pick to run troubled studio. (WSJ)

CinemaCon: Sony Pictures Presentation Recap

Sony Pictures kicked off a CinemaCon’s massive assembly of movie studios, theater owners, and press in Las Vegas with a presentation of their slate of films for the summer of 2017 and beyond. (CB)

Doctor Dolittle Release Set For 2019, Baby Driver Moved Up To June

Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures revealed two big release updates. Universal has set the Doctor Dolittle release date for Friday, May 24, 2019. Sony announced that Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver will arrive in theaters on June 28 instead of the previously-scheduled August 11. (CS)

‘True Detective’ Season 3 In The Works With David Milch

Series creator Nic Pizzolatto is working on a third season of the HBO anthology series with Deadwood creator David Milch. (THR)

George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ Gets Award Season Release

Paramount  has given an awards season release date of Nov. 3 to the comedy-drama Suburbicon,  starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Julianne Moore with Clooney directing. (VAR)

Barry Jenkins Adapting ‘The Undergound Railroad’ For Amazon

Amazon announced that it is developing an hourlong limited drama series based on Colson Whitehead’s National Book Award-winning novel The Underground Railroad, to be written and directed by Jenkins. (LAT)

Paul Greengrass To Direct ‘Torso’ Graphic Novel Adaptation ‘Ness’

The director is in talks to helm Ness. Brian Helgeland penned the screenplay based on Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko’s graphic novel Torso, which is about Ness’ hunt for America’s first serial killer. (COLL)

‘Spaced Out’: Matt Shively & Christine Woods To Topline NBC Comedy Pilot

Matt Shively has been set as the lead and Christine Woods as the female lead in NBC’s space-travel comedy pilot Spaced Out, from the Undateable duo of creator/executive producer Adam Sztykiel and executive producer Bill Lawrence. (DH)

Amber Heard To Star In Thriller ‘The Kind Worth Killing’

The actress is attached to star in a big-screen adaptation of Peter Swanson’s twisty thriller The Kind Worth Killing. Agnieszka Holland will direct from a script by Christopher Kyle. (EW)

 

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