Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn Reteam For Thriller ‘Dragged Across Concrete’

S. Craig Zahler wrote the script and will direct the crime thriller, which will be introduced to buyers at Berlin’s European Film Market. (THR)

Dane DeHaan Joins Voice Cast Of ‘The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island’

Dane DeHaan has just joined Martin Sheen and J.K. Simmons in the voice cast for the upcoming animated feature The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island from Legacy Classics and Shout! Factory Kids. (DH)

‘HIMYM’ Creators’ Workplace Comedy Pilot Ordered At CBS

CBS is back in business with How I Met Your Mother creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays, having ordered a pilot for a workplace comedy they’re executive-producing. (TVL)

Open Road Buys Animated Comedy ‘Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad’

Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to the animated comedy Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad from Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Media Group. (VAR)

Cary Fukunaga Netflix Series ‘Maniac’ Gets Start Date

Fukunaga will direct the 10-episode dark comedy series Maniac for Netflix, with Emma Stone and Jonah Hill starring. Filming is now set to begin on August 15th in New York City.  (COLL)

EFM: Keanu Reeves To Star In Thriller ‘Siberia’

IM Global will kick off pre-sales in Berlin through its Octane division in what is anticipated to be one of the main draws of the market. (SD)

ABC Orders Spy Dramedy Starring Toni Collette, Heist Drama From ‘Zoo’ Producers

ABC has given pilot orders to Unit Zero, from Black-ish producers Kenya Barris and Lindsay Shockley with Toni Collette attached to star and Salamander, from the four executive producers behind the CBS summer drama Zoo. (WRAP)

Oxygen To Rebrand As Crime Network

Oxygen is rebranding itself as a crime network for women. The cable network recently expanded its “Crime Time” weekend block to Friday-Monday and will continue to increase its crime-oriented programming leading up to a summer rebrand. (BC)

Who Wants To Be A Studio Chief? Legendary Ouster Sparks Hollywood Exec Scramble

Wanda’s decision to part ways with CEO Thomas Tull could trigger a domino effect of top executive moves as several studios may be impacted and one person — ousted Fox film chief Jim Gianopulos — sits in the middle of the speculation. (THR)

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